Thunder (move)

Move data

Type Electric
Category   Special
Power 110
Accuracy 70
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 1

Machine/Record

Red​/​Blue
Yellow
TM25
Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
TM25
Ruby​/​Sapphire
FireRed​/​LeafGreen
Emerald
TM25
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
TM25
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
TM25
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM25
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
TM25
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee TM38
Sword​/​Shield TR09

Effects

Thunder deals damage and has a 30% chance of paralyzing the target.

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

If used during rain, Thunder ignores accuracy. Conversely, if used during intense sunlight, its accuracy drops to 50%.

Thunder can hit Pokémon during the first stage of Bounce, Fly or Sky Drop.

Changes

In Generations 1-5, Thunder has base power 120.

In Diamond/Pearl only, Thunder has a 30% chance of breaking through Protect or Detect during rain.

In Generation 1, the chance of paralysis is 10%.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Electrium Z and uses its Z-Power, Thunder turns into Gigavolt Havoc and has base power 185.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Thunder
Japanese かみなり (Kaminari)
German Donner
French Fatal-Foudre
Italian Tuono
Spanish Trueno

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
An attack that may cause paralysis.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
A lightning attack that may cause paralysis.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen A brutal lightning attack that may also leave the foe paralyzed.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
A wicked thunderbolt is dropped on the foe to inflict damage. It may also leave the target paralyzed.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
A wicked thunderbolt is dropped on the target to inflict damage. It may also leave the target with paralysis.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
A wicked thunderbolt is dropped on the target to inflict damage. This may also leave the target with paralysis.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
A wicked thunderbolt is dropped on the target to inflict damage. This may also leave the target with paralysis.
Sword​/​Shield A wicked thunderbolt is dropped on the target to inflict damage. This may also leave the target with paralysis.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Thunder at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Level 44
Raichu
#026 / Electric
Level 1
Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Level 1
Jolteon
#135 / Electric
Level 50
Electrike
#309 / Electric
Level 44
Manectric
#310 / Electric
Level 54
Zekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Level 64
Helioptile
#694 / Electric · Normal
Level 44
Heliolisk
#695 / Electric · Normal
Level 1

Learnt by TR

Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Meowth
Galarian Meowth
#052 / Steel
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Weezing
Galarian Weezing
#110 / Poison · Fairy
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Mr. Mime
Galarian Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Ice
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Zigzagoon
Galarian Zigzagoon
#263 / Dark · Normal
Linoone
Galarian Linoone
#264 / Dark · Normal
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Goodra
#706 / Dragon
Mimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Drampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
Lunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
Toxtricity
Low Key Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Toxtricity
Amped Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Mr. Rime
#866 / Psychic · Ice
Morpeko
Full Belly Mode
#877 / Electric · Dark