Thunder Wave (move)

Thunder Wave
でんじは Electromagnetic Wave
Thunder Wave IX.png
Thunder Wave IX 2.png
Type  Electric
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Badly startles all Pokémon that made good appeals.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jamming  3 ♥♥♥
Badly startles all of the Pokémon to act before the user.

Thunder Wave (Japanese: でんじは Electromagnetic Wave) is a non-damaging Electric-type move introduced in Generation I.

It is:

Effect

Generation I

Thunder Wave has 100% accuracy and paralyzes the target.

Thunder Wave takes types into consideration, so it cannot usually affect Ground-type Pokémon. This will take type changes into account, such as if Thunder Wave is affected by Normalize (which would make Ghost-type Pokémon immune to it).

In the Generation I handheld games only, Thunder Wave can affect a target behind a substitute.

Generation II

In the Generation II core series games, when an in-game opponent outside of the Battle Tower uses Thunder Wave, the move has a 25% chance to fail.

Generations III to V

Thunder Wave can be used as the second move of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining 2 bonus appeal points if Charge was used in the previous turn. It can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, causing Hex and Smelling Salts to give extra three appeal points if used in the next turn.

Generation VI onwards

Thunder Wave can no longer paralyze Electric-type Pokémon, due to them being immune to paralysis.

Generation VII onwards

Thunder Wave's accuracy was lowered to 90%.

If powered up by an Electrium Z into Z-Thunder Wave, the user's Special Defense stat is raised by one stage.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Category  Status
PP  20
Agile Strong
Power  —  —  —
Accuracy  90%  90%  100%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
Turns  5  3  7
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
Inflicts the target with paralysis

Description

Games Description
Stad A special move that causes paralysis. When paralyzed, the victim has a one-in-four chance of immobility.
Stad2 A special move that causes paralysis. The victim has a one-in-four chance of immobility.
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.
ColoXD A weak jolt of electricity that paralyzes the target.
DPPtHGSSPBR 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
SwShBDSPLA
SV
The user launches a weak jolt of electricity that paralyzes the target.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0025     Field Fairy 9RGB
8Y
8 8 10 10 13XY
18ORAS
18 15 4 4 9 4
0026     Field Fairy 1 1 1 9 1
0026  
Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy 1 1
0081    
 
Mineral Mineral 35 21 21 17 17BW
15B2W2
15XY
13ORAS
11SM
7USUM
10 8 8 11 8
0082    
 
Mineral Mineral 38 21 21 17 17BW
15B2W2
15XY
13ORAS
11SM
1, 7USUM
1, 10 1 1 11 1
0100  
Voltorb
Hisuian Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral 9
0101  
Electrode
Hisuian Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral 9
0125     Human-Like Human-Like 19B2W2 19 19 11 20 20 18 20
0135     Field Field 40RGB
42Y
42 42 57 57BW
33B2W2
33 33 21 20 20 20
0137     Mineral Mineral 27 9
0145    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 13 13 8 8 8 8 8 1 1 1
0147     Water 1 Dragon 10 8 8 5 5 5 5 7 10 10 10
0148     Water 1 Dragon 1, 10 1, 8 1, 8 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 7 1 1 1
0149    
 
Water 1 Dragon 1, 10 1, 8 1, 8 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 7 1 1 1
0170    
 
Water 2 Water 2 1 1 6 6 6 6 8 8 8
0171    
 
Water 2 Water 2 1 1 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6 1 1 1
0172     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 8 8 10 10 13XY
18ORAS
18 9
0179     Monster Field 16 16 14 14BW
4B2W2
4 4 4 4
0180     Monster Field 18 18 14 14BW
1, 4B2W2
1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 9
0181     Monster Field 1, 18 1, 18 1, 14 1, 14BW
1, 4B2W2
1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1
0233     Mineral Mineral 9
0239     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 19B2W2 19 19 20 20 18 20
0299     Mineral Mineral 22 25 25BW
15B2W2
15XY
13ORAS
13 13 6 13
0309     Field Field 4 4 4 4XY
1ORAS
1 1 1
0310     Field Field 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4XY
1ORAS
1 1 1
0311     Fairy Fairy 4 3 3 3XY
1ORAS
1 1 1
0312     Fairy Fairy 4 3 3 3XY
1ORAS
1 1 1
0403     Field Field 32 32 21 32
0404     Field Field 42 42 21 42
0405     Field Field 48 48 21 48
0417     Field Fairy 33 33 33 33 37 33
0462    
 
Mineral Mineral 17 17BW
15B2W2
15XY
13ORAS
11SM
1, 7USUM
1 1 11 1
0466     Human-Like Human-Like 19B2W2 19 19 20 20 18 20
0474     Mineral Mineral 9
0476    
 
Mineral Mineral 25 25BW
15B2W2
15XY
13ORAS
13 13 6 13
0479  
Rotom
All available forms
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 25 25 18 25
0522     Field Field 15 15 15 15
0523     Field Field 1, 15 1, 15 1, 15 1
0595    
 
Bug Bug 4 4 4 16 16
0596    
 
Bug Bug 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 16 16
0602     Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1
0603     Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1
0694    
 
Monster Dragon 31 31 32
0695    
 
Monster Dragon 1
0698    
 
Monster Monster 5 5 28
0699    
 
Monster Monster 5 1, 5 28
0702    
 
Field Fairy 23 23
0796     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 7 10
0808     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 18 24
0809     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1, 18 24
0894     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 24 24
0921     Field Field 27
0922    
 
Field Field 27
0923    
 
Field Field 29
0989    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By TM/Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
TM73
0019     Field Field
0020     Field Field
0025     Field Fairy
0026     Field Fairy
0026  
Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy
0035     Fairy Fairy
0036     Fairy Fairy
0039    
 
Fairy Fairy
0040    
 
Fairy Fairy
0052     Field Field
0052  
Meowth
Alolan Form
  Field Field
0053     Field Field
0053  
Persian
Alolan Form
  Field Field
0063     Human-Like Human-Like
0064     Human-Like Human-Like
0065     Human-Like Human-Like
0074  
Geodude
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
0075  
Graveler
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
0076  
Golem
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
0079    
 
Monster Water 1
0079  
Slowpoke
Galarian Form
  Monster Water 1
0080    
 
Monster Water 1
0080  
Slowbro
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1
0081    
 
Mineral Mineral
0082    
 
Mineral Mineral
0094    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0096     Human-Like Human-Like
0097     Human-Like Human-Like
0100     Mineral Mineral
0100  
Voltorb
Hisuian Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
0101     Mineral Mineral
0101  
Electrode
Hisuian Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
0113     Fairy Fairy
0120     Water 3 Water 3
0121    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0122    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0122  
Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0125     Human-Like Human-Like
0130    
 
Water 2 Dragon
0135     Field Field
0137     Mineral Mineral
0145    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0147     Water 1 Dragon
0148     Water 1 Dragon
0149    
 
Water 1 Dragon
0150     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0170    
 
Water 2 Water 2
0171    
 
Water 2 Water 2
0172     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0173     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0174    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0175     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0176    
 
Flying Fairy
0177    
 
Flying Flying
0178    
 
Flying Flying
0179     Monster Field
0180     Monster Field
0181     Monster Field
0190     Field Field
0196     Field Field
0197     Field Field
0198    
 
Flying Flying
0199    
 
Monster Water 1
0199  
Slowking
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1
0200     Amorphous Amorphous
0203    
 
Field Field
0205    
 
Bug Bug
0206     Field Field
0209     Field Fairy
0210     Field Fairy
0211    
 
Water 2 Water 2
0223     Water 1 Water 2
0224     Water 1 Water 2
0233     Mineral Mineral
0234     Field Field
0239     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0241     Field Field
0242     Fairy Fairy
0243     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0248    
 
Monster Monster
0249    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0250    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0251    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0263     Field Field
0263  
Zigzagoon
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field
0264     Field Field
0264  
Linoone
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field
0280    
 
Human-Like Amorphous
0281    
 
Human-Like Amorphous
0282    
 
Human-Like Amorphous
0288     Field Field
0289     Field Field
0299     Mineral Mineral
0300     Field Fairy
0301     Field Fairy
0302    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0306    
 
Monster Monster
0309     Field Field
0310     Field Field
0311     Fairy Fairy
0312     Fairy Fairy
0313     Bug Human-Like
0314     Bug Human-Like
0316     Amorphous Amorphous
0317     Amorphous Amorphous
0325     Field Field
0326     Field Field
0335     Field Field
0351     Fairy Amorphous
0352     Field Field
0353     Amorphous Amorphous
0354     Amorphous Amorphous
0358     Amorphous Amorphous
0359     Field Field
0377     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0378     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0379     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0380    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0381    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0382     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0383     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0384    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0385    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0386  
Deoxys
Normal Forme
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered XD
0386  
Deoxys
Attack Forme
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered FR
0386  
Deoxys
Defense Forme
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered LG
0386  
Deoxys
Speed Forme
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered E
0399     Water 1 Field
0400    
 
Water 1 Field
0403     Field Field
0404     Field Field
0405     Field Field
0417     Field Fairy
0424     Field Field
0425    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0426    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0427     Field Human-Like
0428     Field Human-Like
0429     Amorphous Amorphous
0430    
 
Flying Flying
0433     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0439    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0440     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0462    
 
Mineral Mineral
0466     Human-Like Human-Like
0468    
 
Flying Fairy
0474     Mineral Mineral
0475    
 
Human-Like Amorphous
0476    
 
Mineral Mineral
0478    
 
Fairy Mineral
0479  
Rotom
All forms
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0480     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0481     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0482     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0483  
Dialga
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0484  
Palkia
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0486     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0487  
Giratina
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0488     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0491     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0493  
Arceus
All available forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0494    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0505     Field Field
0506     Field Field
0507     Field Field
0508     Field Field
0509     Field Field
0510     Field Field
0517     Field Field
0518     Field Field
0522     Field Field
0523     Field Field
0527    
 
Field Flying
0528    
 
Field Flying
0531     Fairy Fairy
0561    
 
Flying Flying
0572     Field Field
0573     Field Field
0574     Human-Like Human-Like
0575     Human-Like Human-Like
0576     Human-Like Human-Like
0577     Amorphous Amorphous
0578     Amorphous Amorphous
0579     Amorphous Amorphous
0585  
Deerling
All forms
 
 
Field Field
0586  
Sawsbuck
All forms
 
 
Field Field
0587    
 
Field Field
0595    
 
Bug Bug
0596    
 
Bug Bug
0597    
 
Grass Mineral
0598    
 
Grass Mineral
0599     Mineral Mineral
0600     Mineral Mineral
0601     Mineral Mineral
0602     Amorphous Amorphous
0603     Amorphous Amorphous
0604     Amorphous Amorphous
0605     Human-Like Human-Like
0606     Human-Like Human-Like
0618    
 
Water 1 Amorphous
0618  
Stunfisk
Galarian Form
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous
0624    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0625    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0632    
 
Bug Bug
0633    
 
Dragon Dragon
0634    
 
Dragon Dragon
0635    
 
Dragon Dragon
0638    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0642  
Thundurus
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0644    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0648    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0649  
Genesect
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0676  
Furfrou
All forms
  Field Field
0677     Field Field
0678  
Meowstic
All forms
  Field Field
0694    
 
Monster Dragon
0695    
 
Monster Dragon
0698    
 
Monster Monster
0699    
 
Monster Monster
0702    
 
Field Fairy
0707    
 
Mineral Mineral
0716     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0720  
Hoopa
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0736     Bug Bug
0737    
 
Bug Bug
0738    
 
Bug Bug
0755    
 
Grass Grass
0756    
 
Grass Grass
0757    
 
Monster Dragon
0758    
 
Monster Dragon
0772     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0773  
Silvally
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0777    
 
Field Fairy
0778    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0780    
 
Monster Dragon
0785    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0791    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0792    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0793    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0796     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0800  
Necrozma
All available forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0801  
Magearna
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0807     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered USUM
0808     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0809     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0831     Field Field
0832     Field Field
0835     Field Field
0836     Field Field
0849  
Toxtricity
All forms
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0856     Fairy Fairy
0857     Fairy Fairy
0858    
 
Fairy Fairy
0859    
 
Fairy Human-Like
0860    
 
Fairy Human-Like
0861    
 
Fairy Human-Like
0862    
 
Field Field
0866    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0871     Water 1 Amorphous
0877    
 
Field Fairy
0880    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0881    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0884    
 
Mineral Dragon
0885    
 
Amorphous Dragon
0886    
 
Amorphous Dragon
0887    
 
Amorphous Dragon
0894     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0899    
 
Field Field
0921     Field Field
0922    
 
Field Field
0923    
 
Field Field
0924     Field Fairy
0925  
Maushold
All forms
  Field Fairy
0938     Water 1 Water 1
0939     Water 1 Water 1
0940    
 
Water 1 Flying
0941    
 
Water 1 Flying
0957    
 
Fairy Fairy
0958    
 
Fairy Fairy
0959    
 
Fairy Fairy
0981    
 
Field Field
0983    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0985    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0987    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0989    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0995    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1000    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1006    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1008    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1018    
 
Mineral Dragon
1021    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0223     Water 1 Water 2
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Special move

Generation IX

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0403  
ShinxLv. 14
  Field Field Wild Tera Pokémon - South Province (Area Five)SV
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Thunder Wave paralyzes the enemy in front. This move is affected by Magic Coat.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB - - 17 - 50% - Front Enemy No
MDTDS - - 17 - 65% - Front Enemy No
BSL - - 17 - 65% - Front Enemy No
MDGtI - - 17 50 95% 98% Front Enemy No
SMD - - 17 40 85% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Rumble Rush

In Pokémon Rumble Rush, all status moves including Thunder Wave could only be used by opposing Pokémon and could not be obtained on any caught Pokémon. Thunder Wave could be seen as a move used by Boss Minun.

  Thunder Wave
Charge time 1 seconds
Range type Arc (wide)
Target Enemy
Additional effect Paralyzes the foe

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Status 2 90% An opponent Leaves the target paralyzed. Calem & Espurr/Meowstic*
Lt. Surge & Raichu (Direct link)
Scottie/Bettie & Tech Elekid/Electabuzz Egg

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Pikachu uses Thunder Wave as its custom neutral special 2, replacing Thunder Jolt. Thunder Wave does less damage than Thunder Jolt, but it leaves the opponent stunned for a short period of time.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Causes paralysis in the target. A Pokémon affected by paralysis is incapable of attacking or using moves.
MDTDS Afflicts the target with a Paralysis status. A Pokémon with the Paralysis status condition has slowed movement and is incapable of action.
BSL てきポケモンを まひじょうたいにかえる まひじょうたいの ポケモンは わざが だせない
MDGtI It causes the Paralysis status condition to an enemy. With the Paralysis status, the enemy's Travel Speed goes down and it can't attack or use moves.
SMD It inflicts paralysis on an enemy.

In the anime

 
Murkrow
 
Electabuzz
 
Magnemite
 
Nosepass
The user releases a charge of electricity at the opponent which causes paralysis if it hits.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Yellow or blue sparks surround Jolteon's body.
Ethan's Jolteon Get Along, Little Pokémon Debut
  Mareep releases thin streams of electricity from its body.
Dr. Anna's Mareep Hassle in the Castle None
  Chinchou releases a thin stream of electricity from its antennae orbs at the opponent, or Chinchou's antennae light up and its body becomes surrounded in yellow sparks; or, Chinchou creates a yellow ring of electricity with orange sparkles inside and around it in-between its antennae. It then fires multiple yellow rings of electricity from the single electric ring at the opponent, before the sparkles disappear, paralyzing it.
Dayton's Bright Takin' it on the Chinchou None
Multiple wild Chinchou Takin' it on the Chinchou None
A wild Chinchou Love at First Twirl! None
  Magnemite releases light blue electricity from its body at the opponent, or Magnemite releases blue static electricity from the tips of its magnets at the opponent. The electricity can hold the opponent in the air.
Jasmine's Magnemite Nerves of Steelix! None
Multiple wild Magnemite All Torkoal, No Play None
A wild Magnemite Pikachu's Summer Festival None
  Dragonite releases a stream of blue electricity from each of the ends of its antennae at the opponent, paralyzing it.
Lance's Dragonite Rage of Innocence None
  Dragonair releases a blue stream of electricity from its horn that wraps around the opponent like a rope.
Clair's Dragonair Great Bowls of Fire! None
  Magneton releases blue bolts of electricity from the ends of the magnets on its body. The electricity curves around and ties around the opponent, paralyzing it.
Jackson's Magneton Tie One On! None
  Blue sparks surround Electrike's body, or Electrike releases multiple blue bolts of lightning at the opponent. The attack can paralyze the opponent.
Wattson's Electrike Watt's with Wattson? None
  The top of Manectric's head sparks with blue electricity, then it releases multiple blue bolts of lightning at the opponent. When Manectric is charged up, yellow electricity rises from the yellow fur on its body and forms together in the air to form a blue ball of electricity that fires as a beam at the opponent.
Wattson's Manectric Manectric Charge None
  Aggron's claw becomes surrounded in sparks of yellow electricity.
A mirage Aggron The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon None
  Plusle releases bolts of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
Solana's Plusle The Green Guardian None
  Nosepass's body becomes surrounded by blue electricity and it fires static shock waves at the opponent, paralyzing it.
Hank's Nosepass Aipom and Circumstance! None
  Heliolisk releases rings of yellow electricity from the tip of its tail at the opponent, paralyzing it.
Clemont's Heliolisk The Moment of Lumiose Truth! None
  Meowstic releases rings of yellow electricity from its hands at the opponent, paralyzing it.
Olympia's Meowstic All Eyes on the Future! None
  Bisharp releases rings of yellow electricity from one of its hands at the opponent, paralyzing it.
Alain's Bisharp Finals Not for the Faint-Hearted! None
  Murkrow releases rings of yellow electricity from its beak at the opponent.
Two wild Murkrow Mimikyu Unmasked! None
  Electabuzz creates a ball of yellow electricity in front of its hands and releases rings of yellow electricity from it at the opponent, paralyzing it.
Tony's Electabuzz Betrayed, Bothered, and Beleaguered! None
  Fan Rotom's fan blades glow yellow, and it releases rings of yellow electricity from them at the opponent, paralyzing it.
Volkner's Rotom Ultra Exciting from the Shocking Start! None
  Clefairy releases rings of yellow electricity at the opponent, paralyzing it.
A wild Clefairy Infinite Possibilities! Used via Metronome
  Wooloo's body becomes covered in yellow electricity, and it releases rings of yellow electricity from it at the opponent.
Hop's Wooloo This Could be the Start of Something Big! None


In the manga

Mobilize!! Pokémon Ranger


Phantom Thief Pokémon 7


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!!


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Thunder Wave is the only status move that takes the type chart into account.
    • Consequently, it is the only status move that cannot hit Ground-type Pokémon (even when other status moves are affected by Electrify).
    • In Generations II and III, Glare also took the type chart into account.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 電磁波 Dihnchìh Bō
Mandarin 電磁波 / 电磁波 Diàncí Bō *
电击波 Diànjí Bō *
  Czech Blesková vlna
  Danish Tordenbølge
  Dutch Dondergolf
  Finnish Ukkosaalto
  French Cage ÉclairVIII+
Cage-ÉclairVVII
Cage-EclairIIV
  German Donnerwelle
  Greek Κύμα Ηλεκτρομαγνητισμού
  Indonesian Gelombang Elektromagnet
  Italian Tuononda
  Korean 전기자석파 Jeon-gijaseokpa
  Norwegian Tordenbølge
  Polish Fala Grzmotu*
Fala Elektromagnetyczna*
Portuguese   Brazil Onda de Trovão (Pokémon the Series: XY–present, TCG, manga)
Onda Trovão (early anime, The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Onda-Trovão (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
  Portugal Onda Trovão
  Serbian Električni talas
  Spanish Onda Trueno
  Swedish Åskvåg
  Turkish Yıldırım Dalgası
  Vietnamese Sóng Điện Từ


Generation I TMs
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Generation I HMs
0102030405
Generation IV TMs
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4748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869
7071727374757677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
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39404142434445464748495051525354555657
58596061626364656667686970717273747576
77787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
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2728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152
5354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778
798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
SMUSUM
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4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
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81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
PE
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2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
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4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
BDSP
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4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
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81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
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6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
Generation IX TMs
SV
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