Thunder (move)

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Move data

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

Technical/Hidden Machine

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
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire
TM25
Sun/Moon TM25

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, its accuracy rises to 100%. Conversely, if used during intense sunlight, its accuracy drops to 50%.

Thunder can hit Pokemon using Fly and Bounce, the latter dealing double damage.

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 Pokemon.

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 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 Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

PikachuPikachu
#025 / Electric
Level 58
ElectabuzzElectabuzz
#125 / Electric
Level 55
JolteonJolteon
#135 / Electric
Level 45
ZapdosZapdos
#145 / Electric · Flying
Level 78
MareepMareep
#179 / Electric
Level 46
FlaaffyFlaaffy
#180 / Electric
Level 56
AmpharosAmpharos
#181 / Electric
Level 62
ElekidElekid
#239 / Electric
Level 43
RaikouRaikou
#243 / Electric
Level 85
ElectrikeElectrike
#309 / Electric
Level 49
ManectricManectric
#310 / Electric
Level 54
PluslePlusle
#311 / Electric
Level 43
MinunMinun
#312 / Electric
Level 43
ElectivireElectivire
#466 / Electric
Level 55
Thundurus (Incarnate Forme)Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Level 61
ZekromZekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Level 78
HelioliskHeliolisk
#695 / Electric · Normal
Level 1
DedenneDedenne
#702 / Electric · Fairy
Level 45

Learnt by TM

RattataRattata
#019 / Normal
RaticateRaticate
#020 / Normal
PikachuPikachu
#025 / Electric
RaichuRaichu
#026 / Electric
Alolan RaichuRaichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Nidoran♀Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
NidorinaNidorina
#030 / Poison
NidoqueenNidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Nidoran♂Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
NidorinoNidorino
#033 / Poison
NidokingNidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
ClefairyClefairy
#035 / Fairy
ClefableClefable
#036 / Fairy
JigglypuffJigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
WigglytuffWigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
MeowthMeowth
#052 / Normal
Alolan MeowthMeowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
PersianPersian
#053 / Normal
Alolan PersianPersian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
MankeyMankey
#056 / Fighting
PrimeapePrimeape
#057 / Fighting
Alolan GeodudeGeodude
Alolan Geodude
#074 / Rock · Electric
Alolan GravelerGraveler
Alolan Graveler
#075 / Rock · Electric
Alolan GolemGolem
Alolan Golem
#076 / Rock · Electric
MagnemiteMagnemite
#081 / Electric · Steel
MagnetonMagneton
#082 / Electric · Steel
GrimerGrimer
#088 / Poison
MukMuk
#089 / Poison
GengarGengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
VoltorbVoltorb
#100 / Electric
ElectrodeElectrode
#101 / Electric
Alolan MarowakMarowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
LickitungLickitung
#108 / Normal
KoffingKoffing
#109 / Poison
WeezingWeezing
#110 / Poison
RhyhornRhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
RhydonRhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
ChanseyChansey
#113 / Normal
KangaskhanKangaskhan
#115 / Normal
StaryuStaryu
#120 / Water
StarmieStarmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
Mr. MimeMr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
ElectabuzzElectabuzz
#125 / Electric
TaurosTauros
#128 / Normal
GyaradosGyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
LaprasLapras
#131 / Water · Ice
JolteonJolteon
#135 / Electric
PorygonPorygon
#137 / Normal
SnorlaxSnorlax
#143 / Normal
ZapdosZapdos
#145 / Electric · Flying
DratiniDratini
#147 / Dragon
DragonairDragonair
#148 / Dragon
DragoniteDragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
MewtwoMewtwo
#150 / Psychic
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
FurretFurret
#162 / Normal
ChinchouChinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
LanturnLanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
PichuPichu
#172 / Electric
MareepMareep
#179 / Electric
FlaaffyFlaaffy
#180 / Electric
AmpharosAmpharos
#181 / Electric
AipomAipom
#190 / Normal
MisdreavusMisdreavus
#200 / Ghost
GirafarigGirafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
DunsparceDunsparce
#206 / Normal
SnubbullSnubbull
#209 / Fairy
GranbullGranbull
#210 / Fairy
Porygon2Porygon2
#233 / Normal
StantlerStantler
#234 / Normal
ElekidElekid
#239 / Electric
MiltankMiltank
#241 / Normal
BlisseyBlissey
#242 / Normal
RaikouRaikou
#243 / Electric
TyranitarTyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
LugiaLugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Ho-ohHo-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
ZigzagoonZigzagoon
#263 / Normal
LinooneLinoone
#264 / Normal
SlakothSlakoth
#287 / Normal
VigorothVigoroth
#288 / Normal
SlakingSlaking
#289 / Normal
NosepassNosepass
#299 / Rock
SkittySkitty
#300 / Normal
DelcattyDelcatty
#301 / Normal
AggronAggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
ElectrikeElectrike
#309 / Electric
ManectricManectric
#310 / Electric
PluslePlusle
#311 / Electric
MinunMinun
#312 / Electric
VolbeatVolbeat
#313 / Bug
IllumiseIllumise
#314 / Bug
ZangooseZangoose
#335 / Normal
CastformCastform
#351 / Normal
KecleonKecleon
#352 / Normal
ShuppetShuppet
#353 / Ghost
BanetteBanette
#354 / Ghost
AbsolAbsol
#359 / Dark
RegirockRegirock
#377 / Rock
RegiceRegice
#378 / Ice
RegisteelRegisteel
#379 / Steel
LatiasLatias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
LatiosLatios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
KyogreKyogre
#382 / Water
GroudonGroudon
#383 / Ground
RayquazaRayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
JirachiJirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Deoxys (Normal Forme)Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys (Attack Forme)Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys (Defense Forme)Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys (Speed Forme)Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
BidoofBidoof
#399 / Normal
BibarelBibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
ShinxShinx
#403 / Electric
LuxioLuxio
#404 / Electric
LuxrayLuxray
#405 / Electric
CranidosCranidos
#408 / Rock
RampardosRampardos
#409 / Rock
ShieldonShieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
BastiodonBastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
PachirisuPachirisu
#417 / Electric
AmbipomAmbipom
#424 / Normal
DrifloonDrifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
DrifblimDrifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
LopunnyLopunny
#428 / Normal
MismagiusMismagius
#429 / Ghost
GlameowGlameow
#431 / Normal
PuruglyPurugly
#432 / Normal
Mime Jr.Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
MunchlaxMunchlax
#446 / Normal
MagnezoneMagnezone
#462 / Electric · Steel
LickilickyLickilicky
#463 / Normal
RhyperiorRhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
ElectivireElectivire
#466 / Electric
Porygon-ZPorygon-Z
#474 / Normal
ProbopassProbopass
#476 / Rock · Steel
FroslassFroslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
RotomRotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Rotom (Heat Rotom)Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Rotom (Wash Rotom)Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Rotom (Frost Rotom)Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Rotom (Fan Rotom)Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Rotom (Mow Rotom)Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
UxieUxie
#480 / Psychic
MespritMesprit
#481 / Psychic
AzelfAzelf
#482 / Psychic
DialgaDialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
PalkiaPalkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
RegigigasRegigigas
#486 / Normal
Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
DarkraiDarkrai
#491 / Dark
ArceusArceus
#493 / Normal
VictiniVictini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
WatchogWatchog
#505 / Normal
StoutlandStoutland
#508 / Normal
BlitzleBlitzle
#522 / Electric
ZebstrikaZebstrika
#523 / Electric
AudinoAudino
#531 / Normal
CinccinoCinccino
#573 / Normal
SolosisSolosis
#577 / Psychic
DuosionDuosion
#578 / Psychic
ReuniclusReuniclus
#579 / Psychic
EmolgaEmolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
GalvantulaGalvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
FerrothornFerrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
KlinklangKlinklang
#601 / Steel
EelektrikEelektrik
#603 / Electric
EelektrossEelektross
#604 / Electric
StunfiskStunfisk
#618 / Ground · Electric
Thundurus (Incarnate Forme)Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
ZekromZekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Meloetta (Aria Forme)Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
GenesectGenesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
AromatisseAromatisse
#683 / Fairy
DragalgeDragalge
#691 / Poison · Dragon
HelioptileHelioptile
#694 / Electric · Normal
HelioliskHeliolisk
#695 / Electric · Normal
AurorusAurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
DedenneDedenne
#702 / Electric · Fairy
GoodraGoodra
#706 / Dragon
XerneasXerneas
#716 / Fairy
VikavoltVikavolt
#738 / Bug · Electric
OranguruOranguru
#765 / Normal · Psychic
TogedemaruTogedemaru
#777 / Electric · Steel
MimikyuMimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
DrampaDrampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
Tapu KokoTapu Koko
#785 / Electric · Fairy
Tapu LeleTapu Lele
#786 / Psychic · Fairy
SolgaleoSolgaleo
#791 / Psychic · Steel
LunalaLunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
NihilegoNihilego
#793 / Rock · Poison
XurkitreeXurkitree
#796 / Electric