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

Alolan GeodudeGeodude
Alolan Geodude
#074 / Rock · Electric
Level 22
Alolan GravelerGraveler
Alolan Graveler
#075 / Rock · Electric
Level 22
Alolan GolemGolem
Alolan Golem
#076 / Rock · Electric
Level 22
HitmonchanHitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Level 36
ElectabuzzElectabuzz
#125 / Electric
Level 29
DragoniteDragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Level 1
AmpharosAmpharos
#181 / Electric
Level 1
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
BuzzwoleBuzzwole
#794 / Bug · Fighting
Level 1
XurkitreeXurkitree
#796 / Electric
Level 23
MarshadowMarshadow
#802 / Fighting · Ghost
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
Alolan RaichuRaichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
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
StuffulStufful
#759 / Normal · Fighting
Field
BewearBewear
#760 / Normal · Fighting
Field