Essentials

Vacuum Wave

Fighting special

Generation 4

Summary

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Damage Dealt

  • Bug ½
  • Dark 2
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 1
  • Fairy ½
  • Fighting 1
  • Fire 1
  • Flying ½
  • Ghost 0
  • Grass 1
  • Ground 1
  • Ice 2
  • Normal 2
  • Poison ½
  • Psychic ½
  • Rock 2
  • Steel 2
  • Water 1

Stats

Power
40; percentile 16.0
Accuracy
100%
PP
30, up to 48 with PP Up PP Up
Target
Selected Pokémon
Effect chance
n/a
Priority
1 (fast)

Machines

Generation 4
Not a TM
Generation 5
Not a TM
Generation 6
Not a TM

Effect

Inflicts regular damage.

Meta

This reflects how the games treat moves and may be somewhat idealistic.

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

The user whirls its fists to send a wave of pure vacuum at the foe. This move always goes first.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The user whirls its fists to send a wave of pure vacuum at the target. This move always goes first.

Foreign Names

Italian
Vuotonda
Czech
Vlna vzduchoprázdna
French
Onde Vide
Spanish
Onda Vacío
German
Vakuumwelle
Japanese
しんくうは (shinkuuha)

Contests

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Smart
Appeal
♡♡
Flavor text
Enables the user to perform first in the next turn.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

These moves all have the same effect as Vacuum Wave.

Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Quick Attack Normal physical 30 40 100% 1

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Mach Punch Fighting physical 30 40 100% 1

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Extreme Speed Normal physical 5 80 100% 2

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Bullet Punch Steel physical 30 40 100% 1

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Ice Shard Ice physical 30 40 100% 1

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Shadow Sneak Ghost physical 30 40 100% 1

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Aqua Jet Water physical 20 40 100% 1

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Pokémon

Fighting Pokémon get STAB, and have their types highlighted in green.

Pokémon with higher Special Attack are more suited to Vacuum Wave's special damage, and have the stat highlighted in green.

Diamond, Pearl Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver
Generation 5 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
26 26 26 26 Hitmonchan Fighting Keen Eye
Iron Fist
Inner Focus
always male Human-Like 50 105 79 35 110 76 455
Scyther Bug Flying Swarm
Technician
Steadfast
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 110 80 55 80 105 500
Diamond, Pearl Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver
Generation 5 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
• • • • Tyrogue Fighting Guts
Steadfast
Vital Spirit
always male Undiscovered 35 35 35 35 35 35 210
• • • • Riolu Fighting Steadfast
Inner Focus
Prankster
⅞ male, ⅛ female Undiscovered 40 70 40 35 40 60 285
• • • • Croagunk Poison Fighting Anticipation
Dry Skin
Poison Touch
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 48 61 40 61 40 50 300
Diamond, Pearl Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver
Generation 5 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Tutor: Can be taught at any time by an NPC.
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Mankey Fighting Vital Spirit
Anger Point
Defiant
½ male, ½ female Field 40 80 35 35 45 70 305
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Primeape Fighting Vital Spirit
Anger Point
Defiant
½ male, ½ female Field 65 105 60 60 70 95 455
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Poliwrath Water Fighting Water Absorb
Damp
Swift Swim
½ male, ½ female Water 1 90 95 95 70 90 70 510
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Machop Fighting Guts
No Guard
Steadfast
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 70 80 50 35 35 35 305
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Machoke Fighting Guts
No Guard
Steadfast
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 80 100 70 50 60 45 405
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Machamp Fighting Guts
No Guard
Steadfast
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 90 130 80 65 85 55 505
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Tyrogue Fighting Guts
Steadfast
Vital Spirit
always male Undiscovered 35 35 35 35 35 35 210
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Hitmonlee Fighting Limber
Reckless
Unburden
always male Human-Like 50 120 53 35 110 87 455
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Hitmonchan Fighting Keen Eye
Iron Fist
Inner Focus
always male Human-Like 50 105 79 35 110 76 455
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Hitmontop Fighting Intimidate
Technician
Steadfast
always male Human-Like 50 95 95 35 110 70 455
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Mew Psychic Synchronize genderless Undiscovered 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Heracross Bug Fighting Swarm
Guts
Moxie
½ male, ½ female Bug 80 125 75 40 95 85 500
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Combusken Fire Fighting Blaze
Speed Boost
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 60 85 60 85 60 55 405
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Blaziken Fire Fighting Blaze
Speed Boost
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 80 120 70 110 70 80 530
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Gallade Psychic Fighting Steadfast
Justified
always male Amorphous 68 125 65 65 115 80 518
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Breloom Grass Fighting Effect Spore
Poison Heal
Technician
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Grass
60 130 80 60 60 70 460
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Makuhita Fighting Thick Fat
Guts
Sheer Force
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 72 60 30 20 30 25 237
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Hariyama Fighting Thick Fat
Guts
Sheer Force
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 144 120 60 40 60 50 474
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Meditite Fighting Psychic Pure Power
Telepathy
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 30 40 55 40 55 60 280
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Medicham Fighting Psychic Pure Power
Telepathy
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 60 60 75 60 75 80 410
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Chimchar Fire Blaze
Iron Fist
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field
Human-Like
44 58 44 58 44 61 309
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Monferno Fire Fighting Blaze
Iron Fist
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field
Human-Like
64 78 52 78 52 81 405
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Infernape Fire Fighting Blaze
Iron Fist
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field
Human-Like
76 104 71 104 71 108 534
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Riolu Fighting Steadfast
Inner Focus
Prankster
⅞ male, ⅛ female Undiscovered 40 70 40 35 40 60 285
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Lucario Fighting Steel Steadfast
Inner Focus
Justified
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field
Human-Like
70 110 70 115 70 90 525
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Croagunk Poison Fighting Anticipation
Dry Skin
Poison Touch
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 48 61 40 61 40 50 300
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Toxicroak Poison Fighting Anticipation
Dry Skin
Poison Touch
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 83 106 65 86 65 85 490

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