Thunder Shock (move)

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Move data

Type Electric
Category Special
Power 40
Accuracy 100
PP 30  (max. 48)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Thunder Shock 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 ThunderShock.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Electrium Z and uses its Z-Power, Thunder Shock turns into Gigavolt Havoc and has base power 100.

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
An electrical attack that may paralyze the foe.
FireRed/LeafGreen An electric shock attack that may also leave the foe paralyzed.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
A jolt of electricity is hurled at the foe to inflict damage. It may also leave the foe paralyzed.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
A jolt of electricity is hurled at the target to inflict damage. It may also leave the target with paralysis.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
A jolt of electricity crashes down on the target to inflict damage. This may also leave the target with paralysis.
Sun/Moon A jolt of electricity crashes down on the target to inflict damage. This may also leave the target with paralysis.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Thunder Shock 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 1
RaichuRaichu
#026 / Electric
Level 1
Alolan RaichuRaichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Level 1
MagnemiteMagnemite
#081 / Electric · Steel
Level 5
MagnetonMagneton
#082 / Electric · Steel
Level 1
MagnetonMagneton
#082 / Electric · Steel
Level 5
ElectabuzzElectabuzz
#125 / Electric
Level 1
ElectabuzzElectabuzz
#125 / Electric
Level 5
JolteonJolteon
#135 / Electric
Level 1
ZapdosZapdos
#145 / Electric · Flying
Level 1
PichuPichu
#172 / Electric
Level 1
MareepMareep
#179 / Electric
Level 8
FlaaffyFlaaffy
#180 / Electric
Level 1
FlaaffyFlaaffy
#180 / Electric
Level 8
AmpharosAmpharos
#181 / Electric
Level 1
AmpharosAmpharos
#181 / Electric
Level 8
ElekidElekid
#239 / Electric
Level 5
RaikouRaikou
#243 / Electric
Level 8
MagnezoneMagnezone
#462 / Electric · Steel
Level 1
MagnezoneMagnezone
#462 / Electric · Steel
Level 5
ElectivireElectivire
#466 / Electric
Level 1
ElectivireElectivire
#466 / Electric
Level 5
RotomRotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Level 1
Rotom (Heat Rotom)Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Level 1
Rotom (Wash Rotom)Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Level 1
Rotom (Frost Rotom)Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Level 1
Rotom (Fan Rotom)Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Level 1
Rotom (Mow Rotom)Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Level 1
EmolgaEmolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
Level 1
KlinkKlink
#599 / Steel
Level 11
KlangKlang
#600 / Steel
Level 1
KlangKlang
#600 / Steel
Level 11
KlinklangKlinklang
#601 / Steel
Level 1
KlinklangKlinklang
#601 / Steel
Level 11
StunfiskStunfisk
#618 / Ground · Electric
Level 9
Thundurus (Incarnate Forme)Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Level 1
HelioptileHelioptile
#694 / Electric · Normal
Level 6
DedenneDedenne
#702 / Electric · Fairy
Level 7
TogedemaruTogedemaru
#777 / Electric · Steel
Level 1
Tapu KokoTapu Koko
#785 / Electric · Fairy
Level 1
XurkitreeXurkitree
#796 / Electric
Level 1