Thunder Fang (move)

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Move data

Type Electric
Category Physical Physical
Power 65
Accuracy 95
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 4

Effects

Thunder Fang deals damage, has a 10% chance of paralyzing the target, and has a 10% chance of causing the target to flinch (if the target has not yet moved).

Electric type Pokémon, those with the ability Limber or those behind a Substitute cannot be paralyzed. Pokémon with the ability Inner Focus or those behind a Substitute cannot be made to flinch.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user bites with electrified fangs. It may also make the foe flinch or become paralyzed.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user bites with electrified fangs. It may also make the target flinch or leave it with paralysis.
X/Y The user bites with electrified fangs. This may also make the target flinch or leave it with paralysis.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Thunder Fang 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.

Arbok
#024 / Poison
Level 1
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Level 1
Jolteon
#135 / Electric
Level 20
Aerodactyl
#142 / Rock · Flying
Level 1
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Level 1
Snubbull
#209 / Fairy
Level 1
Granbull
#210 / Fairy
Level 1
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Level 1
Donphan
#232 / Ground
Level 1
Raikou
#243 / Electric
Level 50
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Level 1
Exploud
#295 / Normal
Level 1
Electrike
#309 / Electric
Level 33
Manectric
#310 / Electric
Level 37
Salamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
Level 1
Shinx
#403 / Electric
Level 29
Luxio
#404 / Electric
Level 33
Luxray
#405 / Electric
Level 35
Hippowdon
#450 / Ground
Level 1
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Level 1
Gliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Level 1
Stoutland
#508 / Normal
Level 1
Zekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Thunder Fang as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Field, Monster
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Field, Monster
Snubbull
#209 / Fairy
Fairy, Field
Granbull
#210 / Fairy
Fairy, Field
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Field
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Field
Poochyena
#261 / Dark
Field
Mightyena
#262 / Dark
Field
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Fairy, Field
Electrike
#309 / Electric
Field
Manectric
#310 / Electric
Field
Shinx
#403 / Electric
Field
Luxio
#404 / Electric
Field
Luxray
#405 / Electric
Field
Rhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Field, Monster
Lillipup
#506 / Normal
Field
Herdier
#507 / Normal
Field
Stoutland
#508 / Normal
Field
Sandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Field
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Field
Krookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Field
Druddigon
#621 / Dragon
Dragon, Monster
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Bug
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Dragon
Zweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Dragon
Hydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Dragon
Tyrunt
#696 / Rock · Dragon
Dragon, Monster
Tyrantrum
#697 / Rock · Dragon
Dragon, Monster