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Vacuum Wave

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Fighting 40 100% 30 +1 Special Single non-user

Description

Deals damage and has a priority of +1.

Competitive Use

Unfortunately for Vacuum Wave, it's one of the least used priority moves because it's a special based Fighting-type attack instead of a physical based attack. This means that the majority of Pokemon that get STAB on the move normally have a much higher base Attack stat than a Special Attack stat, and would thusly prefer Mach Punch to Vacuum Wave. However, there are a couple of users of the move in OU that make good use it, namely Toxicroak and Lucario. However the special attacking variants of these Pokemon are still rarely seen, with both also having access to Swords Dance, and the latter also having Mach Punch. Swords Dance more complements their other attacks than Nasty Plot and Vacuum Wave do, relegating Vacuum Wave to relative obscurity.

Related Moves

Quick Attack is a physical Normal-type equivalent.

Ice Shard is a physical Ice-type equivalent.

Mach Punch is a physical Fighting-type equivalent.

Bullet Punch is a physical Steel-type equivalent.

Shadow Sneak is a physical Ghost-type equivalent.

Aqua Jet is a physical Water-type equivalent.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Croagunk Poison / Fighting LC Anticipation / Dry Skin / Poison Touch 48 61 40 61 40 50 300
Hitmonchan Fighting RU Keen Eye / Iron Fist / Inner Focus 50 105 79 35 110 76 455
Hitmonlee Fighting RU Limber / Reckless / Unburden 50 120 53 35 110 87 455
Hitmontop Fighting UU Intimidate / Technician / Steadfast 50 95 95 35 110 70 455
Lucario Fighting / Steel OU Steadfast / Inner Focus / Justified 70 110 70 115 70 90 525
Riolu Fighting LC Steadfast / Inner Focus / Prankster 40 70 40 35 40 60 285
Scizor Bug / Steel OU Swarm / Technician / Light Metal 70 130 100 55 80 65 500
Scyther Bug / Flying RU Swarm / Technician / Steadfast 70 110 80 55 80 105 500
Toxicroak Poison / Fighting OU Anticipation / Dry Skin / Poison Touch 83 106 65 86 65 85 490
Tyrogue Fighting LC Guts / Steadfast / Vital Spirit 35 35 35 35 35 35 210