Thunder Punch (move)

Move data

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

Machine/Record

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
TM41
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee TM23
Sword​/​Shield TM05

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
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
The target is punched with an electrified fist. This may also leave the target with paralysis.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Raichu
#026 / Electric
Level 1
Hitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Level 24
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Level 1
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Level 1
Marshadow
#802 / Fighting · Ghost
Level 1
Zeraora
#807 / Electric
Level 48
Melmetal
#809 / Steel
Level 1

Learnt by TM

Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Abra
#063 / Psychic
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Cubone
#104 / Ground
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Sawk
#539 / Fighting
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Goodra
#706 / Dragon
Incineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
#745 / Rock
Toxtricity
Low Key Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Toxtricity
Amped Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Morpeko
Full Belly Mode
#877 / Electric · Dark
Urshifu
Single Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Dark
Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Water