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Thunder Wave
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でんじは
Electromagnetic Wave
Generation: I
Battle Data
Type: Type Electric.gif
Category Status
Power: N/A
Accuracy: 100%
PP: 20, max: ?
Affects: Anyone but user
Secondary Effect:
Priority:
Contact: No
Affected by
Magic Coat: Yes
Magic Bounce: Yes
Bright Powder: Yes
Protect/Detect: Yes
Snatch: No
Mirror Move: Yes
King's Rock: No
Contest Data
Contests (RSE)
Type: Cool
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Jam: 1
Super Contests (DPPt)
Type: Cool
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Type: Cool
Appeal:
Jam:
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Thunder Wave is an Electric-type move introduced in Generation I that many Electric-type Pokémon can learn. It paralyzes the opponent with a jolt of electricity. Its type for Pokémon contest is Cool.

Description

Games Description
GSC A move that may cause paralysis.
RSE A weak jolt of electricity that paralyzes the foe.
FRLG A weak electric shock that is sure to cause paralysis if it hits.
DPPtHGSS A weak electric charge is launched at the foe. It causes paralysis if it hits.
BWB2W2 A weak electric charge is launched at the target. It causes paralysis if it hits.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SWSH
The user launches a weak jolt of electricity that paralyzes the target.

Effect

Thunder Wave paralyzes the target if it gets hit.

Learnset

By leveling up

Pokémon Type Egg groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By TM

Pokémon Type Egg groups Machine
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

By TM

Pokémon Type Egg groups Games
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


Trivia

  • Thunder Wave is the only status move that takes type immunities into account, as all other status moves ignore type immunities.
    • This also makes it the only status move that is incapable of hitting a certain type of Pokémon (not taking into account Abilities or other factors other than typing).

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