Thunder Punch (move)

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Move data

Type Electric
Category Physical Physical
Power 75
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 1

Technical/Hidden Machine

Gold/Silver
Crystal
TM41

Effects

Thunder Punch deals damage and has a 10% chance of paralyzing the target.

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

Changes

In Generations 1-5, this move's name was formatted as ThunderPunch.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
An electric punch. It may paralyze.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
An electrified punch that may paralyze the foe.
FireRed/LeafGreen The foe is punched with an electrified fist. It may leave the foe paralyzed.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The foe is punched with an electrified fist. It may leave the target with paralysis.
Black/White The target is punched with an electrified fist. It may also leave the target with paralysis.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Thunder Punch at the level specified. The level numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the Pokémon's dex page for details.

Hitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Level 36
Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Level 38
Dragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Level 1
Ampharos
#181 / Electric
Level 30
Elekid
#239 / Electric
Level 29
Medicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Level 1
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Level 1
Electivire
#466 / Electric
Level 38
Magmortar
#467 / Fire
Level 1
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Level 1
Regigigas
#486 / Normal
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Field, Fairy
Raichu
#026 / Electric
Field, Fairy
Abra
#063 / Psychic
Human-Like
Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Human-Like
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Human-Like
Machop
#066 / Fighting
Human-Like
Machoke
#067 / Fighting
Human-Like
Machamp
#068 / Fighting
Human-Like
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Amorphous
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Amorphous
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Amorphous
Drowzee
#096 / Psychic
Human-Like
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Human-Like
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Human-Like
Pichu
#172 / Electric
Undiscovered
Magby
#240 / Fire
Undiscovered
Meditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Human-Like
Medicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Human-Like
Chimchar
#390 / Fire
Field, Human-Like
Monferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Field, Human-Like
Infernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Field, Human-Like
Buneary
#427 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
Lopunny
#428 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
Magmortar
#467 / Fire
Human-Like
Scraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Field, Dragon
Scrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Field, Dragon

Learnt by move tutor

These Pokémon can learn Thunder Punch by the various move tutors in the games.

Charmander
#004 / Fire
Charmeleon
#005 / Fire
Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Raichu
#026 / Electric
Nidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Nidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Clefable
#036 / Fairy
Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Wigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Mankey
#056 / Fighting
Primeape
#057 / Fighting
Abra
#063 / Psychic
Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Machop
#066 / Fighting
Machoke
#067 / Fighting
Machamp
#068 / Fighting
Geodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
Graveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
Golem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Grimer
#088 / Poison
Muk
#089 / Poison
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Drowzee
#096 / Psychic
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Cubone
#104 / Ground
Marowak
#105 / Ground
Hitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Lickitung
#108 / Normal
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Chansey
#113 / Normal
Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Snorlax
#143 / Normal
Dragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Typhlosion
#157 / Fire
Sentret
#161 / Normal
Furret
#162 / Normal
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Flaaffy
#180 / Electric
Ampharos
#181 / Electric
Sudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Snubbull
#209 / Fairy
Granbull
#210 / Fairy
Teddiursa
#216 / Normal
Ursaring
#217 / Normal
Elekid
#239 / Electric
Magby
#240 / Fire
Miltank
#241 / Normal
Blissey
#242 / Normal
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Treecko
#252 / Grass
Grovyle
#253 / Grass
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Combusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Blaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Gardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Breloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
Slakoth
#287 / Normal
Vigoroth
#288 / Normal
Slaking
#289 / Normal
Whismur
#293 / Normal
Loudred
#294 / Normal
Exploud
#295 / Normal
Makuhita
#296 / Fighting
Hariyama
#297 / Fighting
Nosepass
#299 / Rock
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Meditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Medicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Plusle
#311 / Electric
Minun
#312 / Electric
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Gulpin
#316 / Poison
Swalot
#317 / Poison
Grumpig
#326 / Psychic
Spinda
#327 / Normal
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Cacnea
#331 / Grass
Cacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Metagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Regirock
#377 / Rock
Regice
#378 / Ice
Registeel
#379 / Steel
Groudon
#383 / Ground
Jirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Chimchar
#390 / Fire
Monferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Infernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Cranidos
#408 / Rock
Rampardos
#409 / Rock
Pachirisu
#417 / Electric
Ambipom
#424 / Normal
Buneary
#427 / Normal
Lopunny
#428 / Normal
Munchlax
#446 / Normal
Riolu
#447 / Fighting
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Lickilicky
#463 / Normal
Rhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Electivire
#466 / Electric
Magmortar
#467 / Fire
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Probopass
#476 / Rock · Steel
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Mesprit
#481 / Psychic
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Regigigas
#486 / Normal
Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Pignite
#499 / Fire · Fighting
Emboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
Watchog
#505 / Normal
Audino
#531 / Normal
Timburr
#532 / Fighting
Gurdurr
#533 / Fighting
Conkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
Throh
#538 / Fighting
Sawk
#539 / Fighting
Scraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Scrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Reuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Eelektross
#604 / Electric
Druddigon
#621 / Dragon
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Zekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic

Learnt by Move Tutor (Generation 4)

Charmander
#004 / Fire
Charmeleon
#005 / Fire
Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Raichu
#026 / Electric
Nidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Nidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Clefable
#036 / Fairy
Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Wigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Mankey
#056 / Fighting
Primeape
#057 / Fighting
Abra
#063 / Psychic
Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Machop
#066 / Fighting
Machoke
#067 / Fighting
Machamp
#068 / Fighting
Geodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
Graveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
Golem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Grimer
#088 / Poison
Muk
#089 / Poison
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Drowzee
#096 / Psychic
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Cubone
#104 / Ground
Marowak
#105 / Ground
Hitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Lickitung
#108 / Normal
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Chansey
#113 / Normal
Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Snorlax
#143 / Normal
Dragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Typhlosion
#157 / Fire
Sentret
#161 / Normal
Furret
#162 / Normal
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Flaaffy
#180 / Electric
Ampharos
#181 / Electric
Sudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Snubbull
#209 / Fairy
Granbull
#210 / Fairy
Teddiursa
#216 / Normal
Ursaring
#217 / Normal
Elekid
#239 / Electric
Magby
#240 / Fire
Miltank
#241 / Normal
Blissey
#242 / Normal
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Treecko
#252 / Grass
Grovyle
#253 / Grass
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Combusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Blaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Gardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Breloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
Slakoth
#287 / Normal
Vigoroth
#288 / Normal
Slaking
#289 / Normal
Whismur
#293 / Normal
Loudred
#294 / Normal
Exploud
#295 / Normal
Makuhita
#296 / Fighting
Hariyama
#297 / Fighting
Nosepass
#299 / Rock
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Meditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Medicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Plusle
#311 / Electric
Minun
#312 / Electric
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Gulpin
#316 / Poison
Swalot
#317 / Poison
Grumpig
#326 / Psychic
Spinda
#327 / Normal
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Cacnea
#331 / Grass
Cacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Metagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Regirock
#377 / Rock
Regice
#378 / Ice
Registeel
#379 / Steel
Groudon
#383 / Ground
Jirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Chimchar
#390 / Fire
Monferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Infernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Cranidos
#408 / Rock
Rampardos
#409 / Rock
Pachirisu
#417 / Electric
Ambipom
#424 / Normal
Lopunny
#428 / Normal
Munchlax
#446 / Normal
Riolu
#447 / Fighting
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Lickilicky
#463 / Normal
Rhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Electivire
#466 / Electric
Magmortar
#467 / Fire
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Probopass
#476 / Rock · Steel
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Mesprit
#481 / Psychic
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Regigigas
#486 / Normal