Thousand Waves (move)

Thousand Waves
サウザンウェーブ Thousand Wave
Thousand Waves VIII.png
Thousand Waves VIII 2.png
Type  Ground
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  90
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation VI
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Appeal  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Brings down the energy of any Pokémon that have already used a move this turn.

Thousand Waves (Japanese: サウザンウェーブ Thousand Wave) is a damage-dealing Ground-type move introduced in Generation VI. It was not legitimately available until Generation VII. It is one of the signature moves of Zygarde.

Effect

Thousand Waves inflicts damage and prevents the target from fleeing or switching out as long as the user remains in battle. Ghost-type Pokémon cannot be trapped by this move.

If a Pokémon with Sheer Force uses Thousand Waves (via Mimic, or switching Abilities), it will not gain a damage bonus or have its secondary effect removed.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Sword and Shield

In Versions 1.0 to 1.2.1 of Pokémon Sword and Shield, Thousand Waves could not be selected in a battle. Starting with Version 1.3.0, it is usable and functions the same as it did in the previous generation.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Thousand Waves cannot be selected in a battle.

Generation IX

Thousand Waves cannot be selected in a battle.

Description

Games Description
XYORAS
SMUSUM
The user attacks with a wave that crawls along the ground. Those hit can't flee from battle.
SwShLA
SV
The user attacks with a wave that crawls along the ground. Those it hits can't flee from battle.
BDSP This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX
0718    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1SwSh
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0718    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Zygarde Cube
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 Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Physical 4 148 160 100% All opponents Applies the Restrain effect to the target.* Sygna Suit Serena & Zygarde* (Direct link)

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 千波激盪 Chīnbō Gīkdohng
Mandarin 千波激盪 / 千波激荡 Qiānbō Jīdàng
  French Myria-Vagues
  German Tausend Wellen
  Italian Mille Onde
  Korean 사우전드웨이브 Saujeondeuweibeu
  Russian Тысячи Волн Tysyachi Voln
  Spanish Mil Temblores
  Vietnamese Ngàn Sóng Đất Cuộn


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