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This sound effect can be found on The General Series 6000 Sound Effects Library, which was made by Sound Ideas. It's the same sound as ELECTRICITY, SPARK - HIGH VOLTAGE SPARK from The Mix I Broadcast Music Library.


  • First recorded: July 5, 1988
  • Creator: Mike McDonough
  • Owner: Universal Studios (July 5, 1988-April 1992), Sound Ideas (April 1992-present)
  • Origin: California
  • Year debut: November 22, 1989
  • First heard: Back to the Future Part II (1989)
  • Area used: Worldwide

It was originally a Universal sound effect; this is one of the most common electricity sounds used in media. It debuted in the 1989 Oscar-nominated film Back to the Future Part 2, and many TV shows, films, and video games from the 1990s onward use the sound. There's a 99% chance that you've heard this sound heard before.

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Similar Variations[]

  • Electricity-Sparks-Heavy PREM11-1219 (included, modified)
  • Sci-Fi Space FX, FX & Robots Waverly - Robot Flying Dying Sparks 5 (included, low-pitched)

Used In[]

TV Shows[]

  • 12 oz. Mouse
  • 24
  • 1000 Ways to Die
  • Adventures in Booga Booga Land
  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (Heard once in a high pitch in "Substitute Creature" and in a normal pitch in "Out Darn Spotlight".)
  • Alienators: Evolution Continues
  • The Amazing World of Gumball
  • American Genius
  • The Angry Beavers
  • Animaniacs (2020)
  • Arthur
  • Auto-B-Good
  • The Avengers: United They Stand
  • Balamory (Heard thrice in "The Power Cut".)
  • Beakman's World
  • Beast Wars: Transformers
  • Beavis and Butt-Head
  • The Big Knights
  • Blazing Dragons (Heard thrice in "Newt for a Day".)
  • Ben 10
  • Between the Lions
  • Big City Greens (Heard once in "Green Mirror".)
  • Bigfoot Presents: Meteor and the Mighty Monster Trucks (Heard in "King Krush" and "April Fools Day".)
  • Bill Nye, the Science Guy
  • Braceface
  • Bratz (Heard once in "Crush in a Rush".)
  • The Brothers Grunt (Heard once in "Scrub Me Sammy", "Paging Dr. Grunt", and "Close Encounters of the Grunt Kind", and "Not My Potato".)
  • Bunsen Is A Beast!
  • ChalkZone
  • Class of 3000
  • Code Lyoko
  • Cooler Facts
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
  • Cubix: Robots for Everyone
  • Cyberchase
  • The Dating Guy
  • The Day Henry Met
  • Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomologist
  • Dexter's Laboratory (Heard once in "Maternal Combat".)
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • Drake & Josh (2nd half heard once in "Peruvian Puff Pepper" and once regularly in "Alien Invasion".)
  • Ed, Edd n' Eddy
  • Everybody Hates Chris (Heard once in "Everybody Hates Chain Snatching" and "Everybody Hates the New Kid".)
  • Exosquad
  • Erky Perky
  • Extreme Dinosaurs
  • Eyal Al-Freej (2006)
  • The Fairly OddParents
  • Fairy Tale Police Department
  • Fifth Gear
  • Fireman Sam (Heard once in "Disaster For Dinner".)
  • Freej
  • Futurama
  • Gadget Boy & Heather
  • Gasp!
  • George Shrinks
  • Gerald McBoing Boing (2005) (Heard once in "Lunchboxes, Car Wash and Robot Jacob".)
  • Grim & Evil
  • The Grim Adventures Of Billy And Mandy
  • Grizzy and the Lemmings
  • Growing Up Creepie
  • H2O: Mermaid Adventures
  • Hey Arnold!
  • iCarly (Heard once in "iQuit iCarly".)
  • I Got a Rocket!
  • Invader Zim
  • Invizimals
  • Jack's Big Music Show (Heard once in "Laurie's Big Song".)
  • Jacob Two-Two
  • John Callahan's Quads
  • Johnny Test
  • Kappa Mikey
  • Kid Cosmic
  • Kim Possible
  • L.A Heat
  • Lab Rats (Heard once in the intro.)
  • Lavender Castle
  • The Legend of Korra
  • Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu
  • Lego Star Wars: All-Stars
  • Lizzie McGuire
  • Lola & Virginia
  • The Loud House
  • Lucky Fred
  • Magi-Nation
  • The Magic School Bus
  • The Magic School Bus Rides Again
  • Martin Morning
  • Me and My Robot
  • The Minimighty Kids
  • Mischief City (Heard once in "Fear and Dusting".)
  • Monster Buster Club
  • Movie Mayhem (Heard in the intro.)
  • Moville Mysteries
  • My Life as a Teenage Robot
  • My Life Me
  • My Little Pony: Pony Life
  • Neopets Advent Calendar
  • The Neverending Story (Heard once in "Spook City".)
  • New Looney Tunes
  • OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes
  • Old Master Q – Fantasy Zone
  • Olliver's Adventures
  • Ozzy & Drix
  • Pecola
  • Phineas and Ferb
  • Pinky and the Brain
  • Potatoes and Dragons
  • The Powerpuff Girls
  • The Powerpuff Girls (2016 TV Series) (Heard once in "Secret Swapper of Doom" and "Save the Date".)
  • Pumpkin Reports
  • ReBoot (Heard once in "Medusa Bug".)
  • Robotboy
  • Robot Chicken
  • Rocko's Modern Life
  • Rolie Polie Olie
  • Rugrats
  • Samurai Jack (Heard repeatedly in "Jack vs. Mad Jack"; once in EPISODE XXXIX and EPISODE CI.)
  • Sanjay and Craig
  • Shaun the Sheep
  • The Simpsons
  • Smallville
  • South Park
  • Spliced
  • SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Star vs. the Forces of Evil
  • Suckers
  • SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron
  • Theodore Tugboat
  • Total DramaRama (Heard once in "Venthalla".)
  • Totally Spies!
  • Tutenstein
  • Ultimate Spider-Man
  • The Upside Down Show (Heard once in "Pet Shop".)
  • VeggieTales (Heard once in "The Star of Christmas".)
  • Victor and Valentino (Heard once in "Ener-G-Shoes", "Lonely Haunts Club 3: La Llorona" and "My Thirsty Little Monster", followed by 12.)
  • Vroomiz
  • Walker, Texas Ranger
  • We Bare Bears
  • What About Mimi? (Heard once in "The Play's the Thing".)
  • Wicked Science (higher pitched)
  • Willa's Wild Life
  • Winx Club
  • Zeroman
  • Zombie Hotel

TV Specials[]

  • The Magic Flute (1994)



  • DC Super Hero Girls
  • Invader ZIM (1999) (Pilot)
  • SheeZaam (2005)
  • Zimmer Twins



  • Dell Computers (1996)
  • Starburst Squirts (2002)

New Zealand:

  • Ribena (1999)


  • Ford Focus - Lighthouse (2001)


  • Circuit City Commercial (Unbeatable Low Price Guarantee) (1994)
  • Disney Xtreme Coolers - Kickflip Mouse (2002)
  • Hot Wheels - Robo Wheels Battle Arena (2002)
  • Pennzoil 400: Joey Logano is Ready for Vegas (2018)
  • - Big Game First Spot with Jason Statham & Gal Gadot (2017)

Video Games[]


  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D (last portion)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (The last portion of the sound is used whenever Ganondorf charges up his electricity ball attack.)
  • Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
  • Metroid: Samus Returns
  • Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon (Used as a sample in the theme music for the Ultra Recon Squad theme.)
  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Heard often in Pikachu's Final Smash.)


  • Beatmania IIDX 26 Rootage
  • Killer Instinct (Used when Fulgore is hit by a fatality move.)
  • Mortal Kombat 4 (Heard once in Quan Chi's ending.)


  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius: Attack of the Twonkies
  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius: Jet Fusion
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (last portion)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (The last portion of the sound is used whenever Ganondorf charges up his electricity ball attack.)
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
  • Lego Star Wars: The Video Game
  • Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
  • Lizzie McGuire (2001) (Video Game)
  • Lizzie McGuire: Lizzie's Misadventures in HillRidge (2002) (Video Game)
  • The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003) (Video Game)
  • Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
  • Monster House (2006) (Video Game)
  • Super Mario Strikers
  • Super Mario Sunshine (Used as part of an electricity sfx cluster, along with 02 and VERY LARGE, when stepping in electric goop. Used in various pitches on its own for the manta ray boss.)
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee (Used when you swing a Beam Sword.)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003) (Video Games)


  • VR Troopers


  • Mortal Kombat Gold (Heard once in Quan Chi's ending.)


  • Final Fantasy IV
  • Mario Kart DS


  • Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow
  • Genshin Impact

Nintendo 64:

Nintendo Switch:

  • Genshin Impact
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Mega Man 11
  • Paper Mario: The Origami King
  • Pokémon Let's Go! Pikachu and Eevee (Used in a high pitch when using Thundershock.)
  • Pokémon Sword and Shield
  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole
  • Splatoon 2
  • Super Mario Odyssey (Used for Mechawiggler.)
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Used in Dedenne's Pokéball.)

Nintendo Virtual Console:



PlayStation 2:

PlayStation Portable:

PlayStation 3:

PlayStation 4:

  • Genshin Impact
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven
  • Mega Man 11


  • Killer Instinct


  • The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night (sped up and bits of it were cut off.)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  • Monster Jam (Video Game) (Heard once in the Torus Games Logo.)
  • Super Mario Galaxy
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Heard once in "Fox Confronts Rayquaza" and "False Zelda/Peach Battles Mario/Link".)

Wii U:

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Splatoon
  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Wii U (Heard often in Pikachu's Final Smash.)


Xbox 360:

  • The Lego Movie (2014) (Video Game)
  • Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
  • Midnight Club: Los Angeles
  • Monster Jam (Video Game) (Heard once in the Torus Games Logo.)
  • Tony Hawk's Project 8

Xbox One:

  • Mega Man 11
  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole


  • Animation Magic (1994-1995) (Logos)
  • Fox Lab (1994-2003)
  • Rough Draft Studios (2002) (Logos)
  • Shaheen Film (2011) (Logos)
  • Toei Home Video (2006-Present) (Logos)
  • Torus Games Logo (Monster Jam) (2007-2008) (Variants)
  • Warner Bros. Digital Distribution

Home Videos[]


  • Deceived (Cloud Ten Pictures)
  • The Grinch (2018) (Trailers)
  • Isle of Dogs (2018) (Trailers)
  • Rise of the Guardians (2012) (Trailers)
  • Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling (2019) (Trailers)
  • Sitting Ducks on VHS & DVD (2004) (Trailers)
  • Sleeping Beauty (1959) (Trailers) (Heard once in the 1995 re-release trailer and the 2008 Blu-ray trailer.)
  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U First Trailer
  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U - Shulk Reveal Trailer

YouTube Videos[]

  • Arby 'n' the Chief (Heard in "Party" and "King".)
  • Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse
  • Beanie Babies Families Galore (2021)
  • Bernie & Ert (Videos)
  • Best Pals Hand Toons (Heard once in "The Very Lizzie Days".)
  • DieselD199
  • Happy Tree Friends
  • Hazbin Hotel
  • Kate Ashby Videos
  • Klay World
  • Pauls Vids
  • Pyrocynical
  • SMG4 Videos
  • SM64: Cooking With Mario And Bowser 3! (2015)
  • Trick or Webkinz: The All New Webkinz Halloween Special (2015)
  • Technological Threat
  • Tonia LaJaunie Videos (Heard in "Dr. Seuss' Crash Bandicoot™ The Movie: The Thievius Raccoonus", Heard in the magic sword.)
  • Victor Tanzig
  • WhitneyGoLucky
  • Wileyk209zback's 3DMM Videos
  • YouTube Rewind: Now Watch Me 2015 | #YouTubeRewind


  • (2017-present)


  • Wizards of Waverly Place (Promos)


  • Al Football GGO
  • Alien Nine
  • Aria the Scarlet Ammo AA
  • Date a Live
  • DiC Sailor Moon
  • Digimon Adventure 01 (Heard once in "The Earthquake of MetalGreymon"; Saban dub only.)
  • Don't Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro
  • Doraemon
  • Doraemon: Nobita and the New Steel Troops ~Winged Angels~ (2011)
  • Dragon Ball Z (Heard in the Ocean version.)
  • DragonBall Z Abridged (TeamFourStar)
  • Fairy Tail
  • The Future Diary
  • Gakuen Alice
  • The Helpful Fox Senko-san
  • Hyperdimension Neptunia: The Animation
  • K-On! Movie (2011)
  • Kiddy Grade
  • Kill la Kill
  • Kiratto Pri☆Chan
  • Lucky Star
  • Lucky Star OVA
  • MegaMan NT Warrior (Heard once in the Japanese version in "Jack In! MegaMan!" and in several episodes in the English version.)
  • Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid
  • Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Something
  • The Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok
  • Naruto: Shippuden
  • Nichijou
  • Non Non Biyori
  • Pikachu's Vacation
  • Pokémon
  • RWBY Volume 6: Adam Character Short (2018)
  • Sailor Moon Crystal
  • Sonic X
  • Space Patrol Luluco
  • Squid Girl
  • Toradora!
  • Toradora SOS!
  • Touhou: The Memories of Phantasm (low pitched)
  • The World of Narue

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