Tidal Wave is the largest and strongest transformers (not taking into account Unicron) in the Armada Series. Hence, a valuable asset to the Decepticons to defeat the Autobots in their quest to retrieve the Minicons
Packaging by Takara. He is known as Shockwave in Japan. From the packaging, one should have some idea about his ability to combine with Megatron/Galvatron (to form Burning Megatron/Galvatron).
Tidal Waves can be separated into 3 smaller fleets (known as Dark Fleet). The package also comes with Minicon Ramjet and 2 missiles.
One of the fleet can transformed to a transport fleet with seats for the Minicons
The small aircraft carrier had a special storage compartment for Ramjet
Tidal Wave can hold a maximum of 11 Minicons, both in robot and alternate mode
Tidal Wave is actually much larger than Jet Prime in the cartoon series. However, there is a distinctive difference in the toy line.
Possessing great stregth and size, he is well known for his pea sized brain