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
Black 2/White 2
The target is punched with an electrified fist. It may also leave the target with paralysis.
X/Y The target is punched with an electrified fist. This may also leave the target with paralysis.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Thunder Punch 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.

Hitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Level 36
Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Level 29
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 29
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
Fairy, Field
Raichu
#026 / Electric
Fairy, Field
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
Dragon, Field
Scrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Dragon, Field

Learnt in previous generations only

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

Charmander
#004 / Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Charmeleon
#005 / Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Nidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Nidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Clefable
#036 / Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Wigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Mankey
#056 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Primeape
#057 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Geodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Graveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Golem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Grimer
#088 / Poison
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Muk
#089 / Poison
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Cubone
#104 / Ground
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Marowak
#105 / Ground
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Lickitung
#108 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Chansey
#113 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Snorlax
#143 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Typhlosion
#157 / Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Sentret
#161 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Furret
#162 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Flaaffy
#180 / Electric
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Sudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Snubbull
#209 / Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Granbull
#210 / Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Teddiursa
#216 / Normal
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Ursaring
#217 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Miltank
#241 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Blissey
#242 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Treecko
#252 / Grass
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Grovyle
#253 / Grass
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Combusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Blaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Gardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Breloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Slakoth
#287 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Vigoroth
#288 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Slaking
#289 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Whismur
#293 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Loudred
#294 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Exploud
#295 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Makuhita
#296 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Hariyama
#297 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Nosepass
#299 / Rock
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Plusle
#311 / Electric
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Minun
#312 / Electric
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Gulpin
#316 / Poison
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Swalot
#317 / Poison
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Grumpig
#326 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Spinda
#327 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Cacnea
#331 / Grass
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Cacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Metagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Regirock
#377 / Rock
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Regice
#378 / Ice
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Registeel
#379 / Steel
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Groudon
#383 / Ground
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Jirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Cranidos
#408 / Rock
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Rampardos
#409 / Rock
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Pachirisu
#417 / Electric
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Ambipom
#424 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Munchlax
#446 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Riolu
#447 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Lickilicky
#463 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Rhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Probopass
#476 / Rock · Steel
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Mesprit
#481 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Pignite
#499 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Emboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Watchog
#505 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Audino
#531 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Timburr
#532 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Gurdurr
#533 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Conkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Throh
#538 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Sawk
#539 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Reuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Eelektross
#604 / Electric
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Druddigon
#621 / Dragon
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Zekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor