Thunderbolt (move)

Move data

Type Electric
Category   Special
Power 90
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 1

Machine/Record

Red​/​Blue
Yellow
TM24
Ruby​/​Sapphire
FireRed​/​LeafGreen
Emerald
TM24
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
TM24
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
TM24
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM24
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
TM24
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee TM36
Sword​/​Shield TR08

Effects

Thunderbolt 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, Thunderbolt has base power 95.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Electrium Z and uses its Z-Power, Thunderbolt turns into Gigavolt Havoc and has base power 175.

When Alolan Raichu is holding Aloraichium Z and uses its Z-Power, Thunderbolt turns into Stoked Sparksurfer and has base power 175.

When Pikachu in a cap is holding Pikashunium Z and uses its Z-Power, Thunderbolt turns into 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt and has base power 195.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Thunderbolt
Japanese 10まんボルト (Jūman Volt)
German Donnerblitz
French Tonnerre
Italian Fulmine
Spanish Rayo

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
An attack that may cause paralysis.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
A strong electrical attack that may paralyze the foe.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen A strong electrical attack that may also leave the foe paralyzed.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
A strong electric blast is loosed at the foe. It may also leave the foe paralyzed.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
A strong electric blast is loosed at the target. It may also leave the target with paralysis.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
A strong electric blast crashes down on the target. This may also leave the target with paralysis.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
A strong electric blast crashes down on the target. This may also leave the target with paralysis.
Sword​/​Shield A strong electric blast crashes down on the target. This may also leave the target with paralysis.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Thunderbolt 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.

Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Level 36
Raichu
#026 / Electric
Level 1
Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Level 1
Zekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Level 40
Helioptile
#694 / Electric · Normal
Level 36
Heliolisk
#695 / Electric · Normal
Level 1
Vikavolt
#738 / Bug · Electric
Level 1

Learnt by TR

Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Meowth
Galarian Meowth
#052 / Steel
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Weezing
Galarian Weezing
#110 / Poison · Fairy
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Mr. Mime
Galarian Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Ice
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Zigzagoon
Galarian Zigzagoon
#263 / Dark · Normal
Linoone
Galarian Linoone
#264 / Dark · Normal
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Joltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Klink
#599 / Steel
Klang
#600 / Steel
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Swirlix
#684 / Fairy
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Goomy
#704 / Dragon
Goodra
#706 / Dragon
Grubbin
#736 / Bug
Mimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Drampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
Lunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
Meltan
#808 / Steel
Toxtricity
Low Key Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Toxtricity
Amped Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Mr. Rime
#866 / Psychic · Ice
Morpeko
Full Belly Mode
#877 / Electric · Dark

Usable via Nature Power

These Pokémon can use Thunderbolt through Nature Power on certain terrain. See the Nature Power movedex for more details.

Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Oddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Corsola
Galarian Corsola
#222 / Ghost
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Seedot
#273 / Grass
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Cherubi
#420 / Grass
Cherrim
#421 / Grass
Cottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Grookey
#810 / Grass
Cursola
#864 / Ghost