Bolt Strike (move)

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Move data

Type Electric
Category Physical Physical
Power 130
Accuracy 85
PP 5  (max. 8)
Introduced Generation 5

Effects

Bolt Strike deals damage and has a 20% chance of paralyzing the target.

Electric type Pokémon, those with the ability Limber or those behind a Substitute cannot be paralyzed.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user charges its target, surrounding itself with a great amount of electricity. It may leave the target with paralysis.
X/Y The user surrounds itself with a great amount of electricity and charges its target. This may also leave the target with paralysis.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Bolt Strike at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Zekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Level 100

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Bolt Strike in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Gen 5 — Special