Thunder Punch (move)

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Move data

Type Electric
Category 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.

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

HitmonchanHitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Level 36
ElectabuzzElectabuzz
#125 / Electric
Level 29
DragoniteDragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Level 1
AmpharosAmpharos
#181 / Electric
Level 30
ElekidElekid
#239 / Electric
Level 29
MedichamMedicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Level 1
DusclopsDusclops
#356 / Ghost
Level 1
ElectivireElectivire
#466 / Electric
Level 29
MagmortarMagmortar
#467 / Fire
Level 1
DusknoirDusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Level 1
RegigigasRegigigas
#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.

PikachuPikachu
#025 / Electric
Fairy, Field
RaichuRaichu
#026 / Electric
Fairy, Field
AbraAbra
#063 / Psychic
Human-Like
KadabraKadabra
#064 / Psychic
Human-Like
AlakazamAlakazam
#065 / Psychic
Human-Like
MachopMachop
#066 / Fighting
Human-Like
MachokeMachoke
#067 / Fighting
Human-Like
MachampMachamp
#068 / Fighting
Human-Like
GastlyGastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Amorphous
HaunterHaunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Amorphous
GengarGengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Amorphous
DrowzeeDrowzee
#096 / Psychic
Human-Like
HypnoHypno
#097 / Psychic
Human-Like
MagmarMagmar
#126 / Fire
Human-Like
PichuPichu
#172 / Electric
Undiscovered
MagbyMagby
#240 / Fire
Undiscovered
MedititeMeditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Human-Like
MedichamMedicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Human-Like
ChimcharChimchar
#390 / Fire
Field, Human-Like
MonfernoMonferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Field, Human-Like
InfernapeInfernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Field, Human-Like
BunearyBuneary
#427 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
LopunnyLopunny
#428 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
MagmortarMagmortar
#467 / Fire
Human-Like
ScraggyScraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Dragon, Field
ScraftyScrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Dragon, Field

Learnt by move tutor

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

CharmanderCharmander
#004 / Fire
CharmeleonCharmeleon
#005 / Fire
CharizardCharizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
PikachuPikachu
#025 / Electric
RaichuRaichu
#026 / Electric
NidoqueenNidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
NidokingNidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
ClefairyClefairy
#035 / Fairy
ClefableClefable
#036 / Fairy
JigglypuffJigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
WigglytuffWigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
MankeyMankey
#056 / Fighting
PrimeapePrimeape
#057 / Fighting
AbraAbra
#063 / Psychic
KadabraKadabra
#064 / Psychic
AlakazamAlakazam
#065 / Psychic
MachopMachop
#066 / Fighting
MachokeMachoke
#067 / Fighting
MachampMachamp
#068 / Fighting
GeodudeGeodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
GravelerGraveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
GolemGolem
#076 / Rock · Ground
GrimerGrimer
#088 / Poison
MukMuk
#089 / Poison
GastlyGastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
HaunterHaunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
GengarGengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
DrowzeeDrowzee
#096 / Psychic
HypnoHypno
#097 / Psychic
CuboneCubone
#104 / Ground
MarowakMarowak
#105 / Ground
HitmonchanHitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
LickitungLickitung
#108 / Normal
RhydonRhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
ChanseyChansey
#113 / Normal
KangaskhanKangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Mr. MimeMr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
ElectabuzzElectabuzz
#125 / Electric
MagmarMagmar
#126 / Fire
SnorlaxSnorlax
#143 / Normal
DragoniteDragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
MewtwoMewtwo
#150 / Psychic
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
TyphlosionTyphlosion
#157 / Fire
SentretSentret
#161 / Normal
FurretFurret
#162 / Normal
LedybaLedyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
LedianLedian
#166 / Bug · Flying
PichuPichu
#172 / Electric
FlaaffyFlaaffy
#180 / Electric
AmpharosAmpharos
#181 / Electric
SudowoodoSudowoodo
#185 / Rock
AipomAipom
#190 / Normal
SnubbullSnubbull
#209 / Fairy
GranbullGranbull
#210 / Fairy
TeddiursaTeddiursa
#216 / Normal
UrsaringUrsaring
#217 / Normal
ElekidElekid
#239 / Electric
MagbyMagby
#240 / Fire
MiltankMiltank
#241 / Normal
BlisseyBlissey
#242 / Normal
TyranitarTyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
TreeckoTreecko
#252 / Grass
GrovyleGrovyle
#253 / Grass
SceptileSceptile
#254 / Grass
CombuskenCombusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
BlazikenBlaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
LombreLombre
#271 / Water · Grass
LudicoloLudicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
RaltsRalts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
KirliaKirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
GardevoirGardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
BreloomBreloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
SlakothSlakoth
#287 / Normal
VigorothVigoroth
#288 / Normal
SlakingSlaking
#289 / Normal
WhismurWhismur
#293 / Normal
LoudredLoudred
#294 / Normal
ExploudExploud
#295 / Normal
MakuhitaMakuhita
#296 / Fighting
HariyamaHariyama
#297 / Fighting
NosepassNosepass
#299 / Rock
SableyeSableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
MawileMawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
AggronAggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
MedititeMeditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
MedichamMedicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
PluslePlusle
#311 / Electric
MinunMinun
#312 / Electric
VolbeatVolbeat
#313 / Bug
IllumiseIllumise
#314 / Bug
GulpinGulpin
#316 / Poison
SwalotSwalot
#317 / Poison
GrumpigGrumpig
#326 / Psychic
SpindaSpinda
#327 / Normal
FlygonFlygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
CacneaCacnea
#331 / Grass
CacturneCacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
ZangooseZangoose
#335 / Normal
KecleonKecleon
#352 / Normal
DusclopsDusclops
#356 / Ghost
MetangMetang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
MetagrossMetagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
RegirockRegirock
#377 / Rock
RegiceRegice
#378 / Ice
RegisteelRegisteel
#379 / Steel
GroudonGroudon
#383 / Ground
JirachiJirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Deoxys (Normal Forme)Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys (Speed Forme)Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
ChimcharChimchar
#390 / Fire
MonfernoMonferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
InfernapeInfernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
CranidosCranidos
#408 / Rock
RampardosRampardos
#409 / Rock
PachirisuPachirisu
#417 / Electric
AmbipomAmbipom
#424 / Normal
BunearyBuneary
#427 / Normal
LopunnyLopunny
#428 / Normal
MunchlaxMunchlax
#446 / Normal
RioluRiolu
#447 / Fighting
LucarioLucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
CroagunkCroagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
ToxicroakToxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
LickilickyLickilicky
#463 / Normal
RhyperiorRhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
ElectivireElectivire
#466 / Electric
MagmortarMagmortar
#467 / Fire
GalladeGallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
ProbopassProbopass
#476 / Rock · Steel
DusknoirDusknoir
#477 / Ghost
UxieUxie
#480 / Psychic
MespritMesprit
#481 / Psychic
AzelfAzelf
#482 / Psychic
RegigigasRegigigas
#486 / Normal
VictiniVictini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
PignitePignite
#499 / Fire · Fighting
EmboarEmboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
WatchogWatchog
#505 / Normal
AudinoAudino
#531 / Normal
TimburrTimburr
#532 / Fighting
GurdurrGurdurr
#533 / Fighting
ConkeldurrConkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
ThrohThroh
#538 / Fighting
SawkSawk
#539 / Fighting
ScraggyScraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
ScraftyScrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
ReuniclusReuniclus
#579 / Psychic
EelektrossEelektross
#604 / Electric
DruddigonDruddigon
#621 / Dragon
GolettGolett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
GolurkGolurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
HeatmorHeatmor
#631 / Fire
Thundurus (Incarnate Forme)Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
ZekromZekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Meloetta (Aria Forme)Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
ChespinChespin
#650 / Grass
QuilladinQuilladin
#651 / Grass
ChesnaughtChesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
BraixenBraixen
#654 / Fire
DelphoxDelphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
DiggersbyDiggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
PanchamPancham
#674 / Fighting
PangoroPangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
HelioliskHeliolisk
#695 / Electric · Normal
HawluchaHawlucha
#701 / Fighting · Flying
DedenneDedenne
#702 / Electric · Fairy
GoodraGoodra
#706 / Dragon
Hoopa (Hoopa Confined)Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa (Hoopa Unbound)Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark