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How to Get and Use Eerie Impulse in Pokemon

Eerie Impulse is a unique move in the Pokemon series, notable for its strategic utility in battles. Here’s an in-depth look at what Eerie Impulse does, how it works, and which Pokemon can learn it.

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What is Eerie Impulse?

Eerie Impulse is an Electric-type status move introduced in Pokemon Generation VI. When used, it reduces the target’s Special Attack stat by two stages. This drastic reduction can severely hamper opponents that rely on special moves, making Eerie Impulse an excellent choice for defensive and supportive strategies.

It’s a variation of the move Charm, which has the same effect for the Attack stat. The move has 100% accuracy, ensuring that it hits the target reliably unless the opponent has increased evasion or the user’s accuracy is decreased. While it does no damage, the tactical benefits make it a very powerful part of your party’s toolkit.

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Which Pokemon can learn Eerie Impulse?

While there are only a few Pokemon who can learn Eerie Impulse naturally, there are a number who can learn it from TMs in Generation VII and IX. Eerie Impulse is found in TM93 in Pokemon Sword and Shield, and TM096 in Generation IX.

Through leveling:

  • Electrode, Lv.6 (Lv. 8 in X&Y)
  • Heliolisk, Lv. 1
  • Lanturn, Lv, 1
  • Toxtricity, Lv. 1
  • Voltorb, Lv.6 (Lv. 10 in X&Y)
  • Xurkitree, Lv. 35 (Lv. 29 in Gen VII)
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Through TM:

  • Ampharos
  • Chinchou
  • Electabuzz
  • Electrike
  • Electrode
  • Elekid
  • Baltoy
  • Flaaffy
  • Jolteon
  • Lanturn
  • Magnemite
  • Magneton
  • Manectric
  • Mareep
  • Mew
  • Pikachu
  • Plusle
  • Porygon
  • Porygon2
  • Quagsire
  • Raichu
  • Raikou
  • Voltorb
  • Wooper
  • Zapdos
  • Claydol
  • Shinx
  • Luxio
  • Luxray
  • Pachirisu
  • Magnezone
  • Electivire
  • Porygon-Z
  • Rotom
  • Blitzle
  • Zebstrika
  • Emolga
  • Eelektrik
  • Eelektross
  • Stunfisk
  • Thundurus
  • Heliolisk
  • Dedenne
  • Charjabug
  • Vikavolt
  • Togedemaru
  • Tapu Koko
  • Xurkitree
  • Magearna
  • Boltund
  • Toxtricity
  • Morpeko
  • Regieleki
  • Pawmi
  • Pawmo
  • Pawmot
  • Tadbulb
  • Bellibolt
  • Wattrel
  • Kilowattrel
  • Sandy Shocks
  • Iron Thorns
  • Miraidon
  • Raging Bolt

Eerie Impulse is a powerful tool, capable of turning the tide of battle by weakening special attackers. Its wide availability among Electric-type Pokémon and its effectiveness in reducing damage from special moves make it a valuable move to consider for competitive play.

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet are currently available on Nintendo Switch.

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Cory Dinkel is a freelance writer for Siliconera since 2023. An award-winning digital journalist, he has worked for local and national news outlets for nearly a decade. His favorite genre is the JRPG and he will not be taking questions during his "There is Not a Love Triangle in Final Fantasy VII" speech.