|TM34 Shock Wave|
|1||Vermilion City Gym – Reward for beating Gym Leader Lt. Surge||No|
You will get TM34 Shock Wave as a gift after you beat Gym Leader Lt. Surge in Vermilion City. The city is just south of Route 6, and this is the third Gym you’ll come across in Kanto.
Before you’re able to access the Gym though, you’ll need to obtain HM01 Cut from the S.S. Anne, which is docked at the Vermilion City pier. After that, you can cut down the cuttable tree that’s blocking the entrance to the Gym.
TM34 Shock Wave Location
Step 1: Starting at the Vermilion City Pokémon Center, head south through the city.
Step 2: Continue south through the city, passing the Poké Mart.
Step 3: Just up ahead is the city’s Gym with a small tree blocking the entrance.
Use Cut on the tree to remove it.
Step 4: After removing the tree, you’ll be able to enter the gym and challenge Lt. Surge.
Step 5: Lt. Surge will give you TM34 Shock Wave after you beat him in battle.
TM34 Shock Wave Details + Uses
|Shock Wave Move Details|
As a Special Electric-type move, Shock Wave hits for 60 base damage and almost never misses.
So it’s quite a strong move to have in your arsenal.
This attack can only be avoided by a target in a semi-invulnerable state using the move Dig or Fly.
Shock Wave’s base Power is fairly weak, though. And it doesn’t offer a chance of paralysis like many other Electric moves do.
That said, it can’t be learned via level-up by any Pokémon.
So TM34 is best used on an early-obtained Electric type like Pikachu.
But as you work through the game you might consider replacing Shock Wave with something like Thunderbolt as soon as it becomes available.