Thunder Punch (move)

Move data

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

Technical/Hidden Machine

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
TM41
Let's Go Pikachu​/​Let's Go Eevee TM23

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.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Electrium Z and uses its Z-Power, Thunder Punch turns into Gigavolt Havoc and has base power 140.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Thunder Punch
Japanese かみなりパンチ (Kaminari Punch)
German Donnerschlag
French Poing-Éclair
Italian Tuonopugno
Spanish Puño Trueno

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
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The target is punched with an electrified fist. This may also leave the target with paralysis.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
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 Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Geodude
Alolan Geodude
#074 / Rock · Electric
Level 22
Graveler
Alolan Graveler
#075 / Rock · Electric
Level 22
Golem
Alolan Golem
#076 / Rock · Electric
Level 22
Hitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Level 36
Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Level 29
Dragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Level 1
Ampharos
#181 / Electric
Level 1
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
Buzzwole
#794 / Bug · Fighting
Level 1
Xurkitree
#796 / Electric
Level 23
Marshadow
#802 / Fighting · Ghost
Level 1
Zeraora
#807 / Electric
Level 29

Learnt by breeding

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

Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Fairy, Field

Learnt by move tutor

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

Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Geodude
Alolan Geodude
#074 / Rock · Electric
Graveler
Alolan Graveler
#075 / Rock · Electric
Golem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Golem
Alolan Golem
#076 / Rock · Electric
Grimer
Alolan Grimer
#088 / Poison · Dark
Muk
#089 / Poison
Muk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Magby
#240 / Fire
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Regice
#378 / Ice
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
#745 / Rock