Supersonic (move)

Supersonic
ちょうおんぱ Ultrasound
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  55%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Smart
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Scrambles the order of appeals on the next turn.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes audience expect little of other contestants.

Supersonic (Japanese: ちょうおんぱ Ultrasound) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Generations I to V

Supersonic causes the target to become confused. Supersonic will fail if the target has a substitute, is already confused or has the Ability Soundproof or Own Tempo.

Generation VI onwards

Supersonic will now hit opponents behind a substitute.

Supersonic will become a Water-type move when used by a Pokémon with the Ability Liquid Voice. If the user is affected by Throat Chop, it will be unable to use this move for two turns.

If the user is holding a Throat Spray, the item will be consumed and the user's Special Attack stat will raise by one stage.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Supersonic, the user's Speed rises one stage, and can be used regardless of whether the user is affected by Throat Chop or not.

Description

Games Description
Stad A special Normal-type technique. Supersonic sound waves are used to confuse the target.
Stad2 A special Normal-type move. Supersonic sound waves are used to confuse the target.
GSC Sound waves that cause confusion.
RSE Emits bizarre sound waves that may confuse the foe.
Colo.XD Emits bizarre sound waves that may cause confusion.
FRLG The user generates odd sound waves. It may confuse the foe.
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
The user generates odd sound waves from its body. It may confuse the target.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSP
The user generates odd sound waves from its body that confuse the target.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
012   Butterfree
 
 
Bug Bug 21RGB
18Y
18 18 18 18 18 23SMUSUM
19PE
4
031   Nidoqueen
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1PE
034   Nidoking
 
 
Monster Field 1PE
041   Zubat
 
 
Flying Flying 10 6 6RSE
11FRLG
5 5BW
4B2W2
4XY
5ORAS
5SMUSUM
1PE
1
042   Golbat
 
 
Flying Flying 10 1, 6 1, 6RSE
1, 11FRLG
1, 5 1, 5BW
1, 4B2W2
1, 4XY
1, 5ORAS
1, 5SMUSUM
1PE
1
048   Venonat
 
 
Bug Bug 11Y 9 9 5 5 5 5SMUSUM
8PE
5BDSP
049   Venomoth
 
 
Bug Bug 1Y 1, 9 1, 9 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5SMUSUM
1, 8PE
1, 5BDSP
072   Tentacool
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 7 6 6 5 5 5XY
4ORAS
4SMUSUM
9PE
12
073   Tentacruel
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 1, 7 1, 6 1, 6 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5XY
1, 4ORAS
1, 4SMUSUM
1, 9PE
12
081   Magnemite
 
 
Mineral Mineral 29 11 11 11 11BW
4B2W2
4XY
5ORAS
1 4
082   Magneton
 
 
Mineral Mineral 29 1, 11 1, 11 1, 11 1, 11BW
1, 4B2W2
1, 4XY
1, 5ORAS
1 1
085   Dodrio
 
 
Flying Flying 1PE
090   Shellder
  Water 3 Water 3 18 9 9RSE
15FRLG
8 8 8 8SMUSUM
18PE
20
091   Cloyster
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1SMUSUM 1
108   Lickitung
  Monster Monster 1 7 7 5 5 5 5SMUSUM 12
118   Goldeen
  Water 2 Water 2 19 10 10 7 7 7XY
5ORAS
5SMUSUM
4PE
5
119   Seaking
  Water 2 Water 2 1, 19 10 1, 10 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7XY
1, 5ORAS
1, 5SMUSUM
1, 4PE
1
139   Omastar
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 1PE
142   Aerodactyl
 
 
Flying Flying 33 22 22 1 1 1 1SMUSUM
14PE
5
165   Ledyba
 
 
Bug Bug 8 8 6 6 6 5 5BDSP
166   Ledian
 
 
Bug Bug 1, 8 1, 8 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6 1, 5 1, 5BDSP
169   Crobat
 
 
Flying Flying 1, 6 1, 6RSE
1, 11FRLG
1, 5 1, 5BW
1, 4B2W2
1, 4XY
1, 5ORAS
1, 5 1
170   Chinchou
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 5 5 1 1 1 1 1
171   Lanturn
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 1, 5 1, 5 1 1 1 1 1
193   Yanma
 
 
Bug Bug 31 31RSE
45FRLG
22 22 22 22 22BDSP
226   Mantine
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 10 8 1, 4 1, 4BW
1, 3B2W2
1, 3 1, 3 1
258   Mudkip
  Monster Water 1 15
259   Marshtomp
 
 
Monster Water 1 15
260   Swampert
 
 
Monster Water 1 15
278   Wingull
 
 
Water 1 Flying 7 6 6 6XY
5ORAS
5 10
279   Pelipper
 
 
Water 1 Flying 7 6 6 6XY
5ORAS
5 1
284   Masquerain
 
 
Water 1 Bug 32BDSP
293   Whismur
  Monster Field 21 21 21 21XY
18ORAS
18 30
294   Loudred
  Monster Field 23 23 23 23XY
18ORAS
18 36
295   Exploud
  Monster Field 23 23 23 23XY
18ORAS
18 36
329   Vibrava
 
 
Bug Dragon 33 33BW
29B2W2
29XY
19ORAS
19 1
330   Flygon
 
 
Bug Dragon 33 33BW
29B2W2
29XY
19ORAS
19 1
458   Mantyke
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 4 4BW
3B2W2
3 3 4
462   Magnezone
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1, 11 1, 11BW
1, 4B2W2
1, 4XY
1, 5ORAS
1 1
463   Lickilicky
  Monster Monster 5 5 5 5 1
469   Yanmega
 
 
Bug Bug 22 22 22 22 22BDSP
489   Phione
  Water 1 Fairy 16 16 16 16 16BDSP
490   Manaphy
  Water 1 Fairy 16 16 16 16 16BDSP
535   Tympole
  Water 1 Water 1 5 5 5 8SwSh
536   Palpitoad
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1SwSh
537   Seismitoad
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1SwSh
666   Vivillon
 
 
Bug Bug 21 21
714   Noibat
 
 
Flying Dragon 1 1 8SwSh
715   Noivern
 
 
Flying Dragon 1 1 1SwSh
731   Pikipek
 
 
Flying Flying 13
732   Trumbeak
 
 
Flying Flying 13
733   Toucannon
 
 
Flying Flying 13
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
029   Nidoran♀
  Monster Field
032   Nidoran♂
  Monster Field
084   Doduo
 
 
Flying Flying BDSP
120   Staryu
  Water 3 Water 3 GS
138   Omanyte
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
147   Dratini
  Water 1 Dragon
163   Hoothoot
 
 
Flying Flying
170   Chinchou
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
183   Marill
 
 
Water 1 Fairy
211   Qwilfish
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
223   Remoraid
  Water 1 Water 2
276   Taillow
 
 
Flying Flying BDSP
298   Azurill
 
 
Water 1 Fairy
366   Clamperl
  Water 1 Water 1 BDSP
370   Luvdisc
  Water 2 Water 2 BDSP
393   Piplup
  Water 1 Field BDSP
441   Chatot
 
 
Flying Flying BDSP
527   Woobat
 
 
Field Flying SwSh
824   Blipbug
  Bug Bug SwSh
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team, Blue Rescue Team, Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Supersonic is a move with 10PP and 100% accuracy. The user target enemy in the front, cutting corners, confusing them. This move is affected by Magic Coat, Taunt and Muzzled status condition. Being a sound-based move, it is blocked by Soundproof.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts the Confused status on the target, making its attacks and movements erratic.
MDTDS Afflicts the targeted enemy with a Confused status condition. A Pokémon with the Confused status has its movements and attacks go astray.
BSL てきポケモンを こんらんじょうたいにかえる こんらんじょうたいになると こうげきや わざを へんなほうこうに くりだしてしまう
MDGtI It causes the Confused status condition to an enemy. The Confused status impairs its sense of direction.
SMD It makes an enemy confused.


In the anime

       
Tympole Magnezone Golbat Noivern
The user generates odd sound waves from its body that confuse the target or hurt the target's ears.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Zubat Zubat releases small blue, yellow, or gray sound waves from its mouth at the opponent, confusing it.
Brock's Zubat Clefairy and the Moon Stone Debut
Dr. Anna's Mimi Hassle in the Castle None
A wild Zubat A Six Pack Attack! None
Rapp's Zubat A Team-on-Team Tussle! None
  Tentacruel Tentacruel raises its tentacles into the air and gets a flaming blue aura. The opponent is then hit with invisible sound waves and a loud sound fills their ears; or, the middle red gem on Tentacruel's forehead glows red and releases multiple red sound waves that expand outward with a piercing ringing sound.
Captain Crook's Tentacruel Viva Las Lapras None
A wild Tentacruel The Joy of Water Pokémon None
  Lickitung Thin blue sound waves are emitted from Lickitung's mouth at the opponent. The sound waves move and expand outward with a piercing ringing sound.
Jessie's Lickitung The Whistle Stop None
  Golbat One big, blue sound wave is released from Golbat's mouth. The sound wave then grows in size and flies towards the opponent, confusing it; or, Golbat releases multiple light-blue or red sound waves from its mouth that reflect an opponent's attack back at it, or Golbat releases multiple transparent sound waves from its mouth at the opponent, confusing it.
Brock's Golbat Hassle in the Castle None
Agatha's Golbat The Scheme Team None
J's henchmen's Golbat Mutiny in the Bounty! None
Team Galactic Grunts' multiple Golbat The Needs of the Three! None
  Venonat Venonat jumps up and points the top of its head towards the opponent. Thin, blue sound waves are then released from the top of its head at the opponent, confusing it; or Venonat releases one large transparent sound wave from its body at the opponent.
Aya's Venonat Ariados, Amigos None
A Venonat Conway used briefly Camping it Up! None
  Crobat Crobat releases multiple thin light-blue or transparent sound waves from its mouth at the opponent, causing it to hold its ears in pain.
Brock's Crobat Plant It Now... Diglett Later None
  Lanturn The orb on Lanturn's head glows yellow or white and it releases light-blue sound waves at the opponent, confusing it.
Dorian's Lanturn Just Add Water None
Naomi's Lanturn Lapras of Luxury None
  Goldeen Goldeen's horn glows light-blue and it releases thin, blue sound waves from it at the opponent, confusing it.
Misty's Goldeen Just Add Water None
  Mantine A blue orb appears in between Mantine's ears and the orb releases thin, blue sound waves from it at the opponent, confusing it.
Dorian's Mantine Just Add Water None
  Whismur Whismur releases multiple blue sound waves from its mouth at the opponent.
Alanna's Whismur A Poké-BLOCK Party None
  Loudred The insides of Loudred's ears glow blue. It then releases multiple blue sound waves from its ears at the opponent in pairs.
Guy's Loudred Exploud and Clear None
  Vibrava Vibrava flaps its wings fast, generating a large, blue sound wave that it fires at the opponent.
Multiple wild Vibrava Beg, Burrow, and Steal None
  Venomoth Venomoth's eyes glow blue and it releases blue sound waves from its body at the opponent, confusing it.
Katie's Venomoth A Judgment Brawl None
A Team Rocket Grunt's Venomoth The Ole' Berate and Switch! None
  Butterfree Butterfree releases light-blue circles from its mouth at the opponent, confusing it.
Zander's Butterfree Caterpie's Big Dilemma None
  Mothim Mothim releases multiple large transparent sound waves from his mouth at the opponent, confusing it.
Cheryl's Mothim An Angry Combeenation! Mothim cannot legally learn Supersonic
  Phione Phione releases multiple transparent sound waves from its mouth at the opponent, confusing it.
A wild Phione Hold the Phione! None
  Magnezone Magnezone releases multiple sound waves from its eye at the opponent. Sometimes, its middle eye glows red; or, the red and blue colors of Magnezone's magnets glow and it releases multiple sound waves from them at the opponent.
A wild Magnezone Regaining the Home Advantage! None
Barret's Magnezone Meowth, Colress and Team Rivalry! None
Team Rocket's Magnezone Sobbing Sobble! None
  Tympole Tympole releases several sound waves at the opponent. When it hits the opponent, it explodes on impact, making the opponent confused.
Multiple wild Tympole Facing Fear with Eyes Wide Open! None
  Palpitoad Palpitoad releases several sound waves from its mouth, hurting its opponent's ears or confusing it.
Ash's Palpitoad Facing Fear with Eyes Wide Open! None
  Noibat Noibat lets out sound waves from its ears, hurting the ears of everyone around it.
Ash's Noibat A Not-So-Flying Start! None
  Noivern Noivern lets out sound waves from its ears, hurting the ears of everyone around it.
Ash's Noivern An Electrifying Rage! None
  Cosmog Cosmog lets out a loud cry, radiating sound waves from its mouth, which hurt the ears of everyone around it.
Nebby A Masked Warning! Cosmog cannot legally learn Supersonic.
  Chinchou Chinchou releases sound waves from its antennae at the opponent.
Goh's Chinchou JN088 None
  Magnemite Magnemite releases several soundwaves from its body at the opponent, confusing it.
Ren's Francois JN093 None


In the manga

Ash & Pikachu


How I Became a Pokémon Card


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All


Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blazing Exploration Team


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 超音波 Chīuyāmbō *
超聲波 Chīusīngbō *
Mandarin 超音波 Chāoyīnbō
  Czech Nadzvukový útok
  Danish Overlydsangreb
Supersonisk
Overlyd*
  Dutch Supersonisch
  Finnish Yliääni
  French Ultrason
  German Superschall
  Greek Υπέρηχος Ypérichos
  Icelandic Hlóðhraðaárás
  Indonesian Supersonik
  Italian Supersuono
  Korean 초음파 Choeumpa
  Norwegian Supersonisk angrep
  Polish Superdźwięk*
Supersoniczny*
Supersonar*
Ultradźwięk*
Supersoniczne Fale*
Portuguese   Brazil Supersônico (early anime, XY102-present, Mysterious Treasures-present, manga, The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Ataque Supersônico (XY094, Fossil)
Som Supersônico (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
  Portugal Supersônico
  Romanian Supersonic
  Serbian Supersonični Napad
  Spanish Supersónico
  Swedish Överljud
Supersonisk*
Superljudsattack*
Supersonisk attack*
  Turkish Ses Ötesi
  Vietnamese Sóng Siêu Âm



Variations of the move Sing
  Grass WhistleSingSupersonic


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