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