Catastropika (move)

ひっさつのピカチュート Certain-kill Pikachoot
Catastropika VII.png
Catastropika VII 2.png
Type  Electric
Category  Physical
PP  — (max. —)
Power  210
Accuracy  —%
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  • Makes contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Catastropika (Japanese: ひっさつのピカチュート Certain-kill Pikachoot) is a damage-dealing Electric-type Z-Move introduced in Generation VII. It is the exclusive Z-Move of Pikachu and an upgraded version of its signature move, Volt Tackle.


Generation VII

Catastropika does damage and has no secondary effect.

Generation VIII onwards

Catastropika cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
SMUSUM The user, Pikachu, surrounds itself with the maximum amount of electricity using its Z-Power and pounces on its target with full force.
This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


Pikachu, or a Pokémon transformed into Pikachu, can use Catastropika if it knows Volt Tackle, holds a Pikanium Z, and if its Trainer wears a Z-RingSM or Z-Power RingUSUM.

Only regular Pikachu can use Catastropika. Pikachu in a cap cannot use Catastropika, even if it meets the requirements.

In the anime

The user surrounds itself with the maximum amount of electricity it can produce using its gathered Z-Power and pounces on its target with full force.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Pikachu strikes a series of synchronized poses with its Trainer to build Z-Power. Pikachu then jumps into its Trainer's arms and is thrown into the air, where it starts spinning around rapidly and becomes surrounded by yellow electricity. It then slams into the opponent with great force.
Pikala's Boss A Plethora of Pikachu! Debut




  • Along with 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt, Catastropika is the only species-exclusive Z-Move to have a unique pose not shared with other Z-Moves of the same type. Coincidentally, both are exclusive to Pikachu.
  • Catastropika has the highest base power of all Electric-type moves.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 皮卡皮卡必殺擊 Pika Pika Bītsaatgīk
Mandarin 皮卡皮卡必殺擊 / 皮卡皮卡必杀击 Píkǎ Píkǎ Bìshājí / Píkǎ Píkǎ Bìshājī
  French Pikachute Foudroyante
  German Perfektes Pika-Projektil
  Italian Super Pikaboom
  Korean 필살피카슛 Pilsalpikasyut
  Polish Katastropika
Portuguese   Brazil Catástrofe Pikachu
  Portugal Catastropika
  Russian Катастропика Katastropika
  Spanish Pikavoltio Letal

Type-based Z-Moves
Breakneck BlitzAll-Out PummelingSupersonic SkystrikeAcid DownpourTectonic Rage
Continental CrushSavage Spin-OutNever-Ending NightmareCorkscrew Crash
Inferno OverdriveHydro VortexBloom DoomGigavolt HavocShattered Psyche
Subzero SlammerDevastating DrakeBlack Hole EclipseTwinkle Tackle
Species-based Z-Moves
Catastropika10,000,000 Volt ThunderboltStoked SparksurferExtreme Evoboost
Pulverizing PancakeGenesis SupernovaSinister Arrow RaidMalicious Moonsault
Oceanic OperettaSplintered StormshardsLet's Snuggle ForeverClangorous Soulblaze
Guardian of AlolaSearing Sunraze SmashMenacing Moonraze Maelstrom
Light That Burns the SkySoul-Stealing 7-Star Strike

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