Thunder Shock (move)

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 Pokémon.

Other languages

English Thunder Shock
Japanese でんきショック (Denki Shock)
German Donnerschock
French Éclair
Italian Tuonoshock
Spanish Impactrueno

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

Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Level 1
Raichu
#026 / Electric
Level 1
Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Level 1
Magnemite
#081 / Electric · Steel
Level 5
Magneton
#082 / Electric · Steel
Level 1
Magneton
#082 / Electric · Steel
Level 5
Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Level 1
Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Level 5
Jolteon
#135 / Electric
Level 1
Zapdos
#145 / Electric · Flying
Level 1
Pichu
#172 / Electric
Level 1
Mareep
#179 / Electric
Level 8
Flaaffy
#180 / Electric
Level 1
Flaaffy
#180 / Electric
Level 8
Ampharos
#181 / Electric
Level 1
Ampharos
#181 / Electric
Level 8
Elekid
#239 / Electric
Level 5
Raikou
#243 / Electric
Level 8
Magnezone
#462 / Electric · Steel
Level 1
Magnezone
#462 / Electric · Steel
Level 5
Electivire
#466 / Electric
Level 1
Electivire
#466 / Electric
Level 5
Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Level 1
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Level 1
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Level 1
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Level 1
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Level 1
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Level 1
Emolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
Level 1
Klink
#599 / Steel
Level 11
Klang
#600 / Steel
Level 1
Klang
#600 / Steel
Level 11
Klinklang
#601 / Steel
Level 1
Klinklang
#601 / Steel
Level 11
Stunfisk
#618 / Ground · Electric
Level 9
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Level 1
Helioptile
#694 / Electric · Normal
Level 6
Dedenne
#702 / Electric · Fairy
Level 7
Togedemaru
#777 / Electric · Steel
Level 1
Tapu Koko
#785 / Electric · Fairy
Level 1
Xurkitree
#796 / Electric
Level 1