Thunderbolt (move)

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Move data

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

Technical/Hidden Machine

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
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire
TM24
Sun/Moon TM24

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 Pokemon.

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

PikachuPikachu
#025 / Electric
Level 42
RaichuRaichu
#026 / Electric
Level 1
Alolan RaichuRaichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Level 1
ElectabuzzElectabuzz
#125 / Electric
Level 49
ElekidElekid
#239 / Electric
Level 40
ElectivireElectivire
#466 / Electric
Level 49
EelektrikEelektrik
#603 / Electric
Level 44
StunfiskStunfisk
#618 / Ground · Electric
Level 45
ZekromZekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Level 22
HelioptileHelioptile
#694 / Electric · Normal
Level 49
VikavoltVikavolt
#738 / Bug · Electric
Level 1
XurkitreeXurkitree
#796 / Electric
Level 37

Learnt by TM

RattataRattata
#019 / Normal
RaticateRaticate
#020 / Normal
PikachuPikachu
#025 / Electric
RaichuRaichu
#026 / Electric
Alolan RaichuRaichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Nidoran♀Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
NidorinaNidorina
#030 / Poison
NidoqueenNidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Nidoran♂Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
NidorinoNidorino
#033 / Poison
NidokingNidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
ClefairyClefairy
#035 / Fairy
ClefableClefable
#036 / Fairy
JigglypuffJigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
WigglytuffWigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
MeowthMeowth
#052 / Normal
Alolan MeowthMeowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
PersianPersian
#053 / Normal
Alolan PersianPersian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
MankeyMankey
#056 / Fighting
PrimeapePrimeape
#057 / Fighting
Alolan GeodudeGeodude
Alolan Geodude
#074 / Rock · Electric
Alolan GravelerGraveler
Alolan Graveler
#075 / Rock · Electric
Alolan GolemGolem
Alolan Golem
#076 / Rock · Electric
MagnemiteMagnemite
#081 / Electric · Steel
MagnetonMagneton
#082 / Electric · Steel
GrimerGrimer
#088 / Poison
MukMuk
#089 / Poison
GastlyGastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
HaunterHaunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
GengarGengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
VoltorbVoltorb
#100 / Electric
ElectrodeElectrode
#101 / Electric
Alolan MarowakMarowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
LickitungLickitung
#108 / Normal
KoffingKoffing
#109 / Poison
WeezingWeezing
#110 / Poison
RhyhornRhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
RhydonRhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
ChanseyChansey
#113 / Normal
KangaskhanKangaskhan
#115 / Normal
StaryuStaryu
#120 / Water
StarmieStarmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
Mr. MimeMr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
ElectabuzzElectabuzz
#125 / Electric
TaurosTauros
#128 / Normal
GyaradosGyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
LaprasLapras
#131 / Water · Ice
JolteonJolteon
#135 / Electric
PorygonPorygon
#137 / Normal
SnorlaxSnorlax
#143 / Normal
ZapdosZapdos
#145 / Electric · Flying
DratiniDratini
#147 / Dragon
DragonairDragonair
#148 / Dragon
DragoniteDragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
MewtwoMewtwo
#150 / Psychic
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
SentretSentret
#161 / Normal
FurretFurret
#162 / Normal
ChinchouChinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
LanturnLanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
PichuPichu
#172 / Electric
MareepMareep
#179 / Electric
FlaaffyFlaaffy
#180 / Electric
AmpharosAmpharos
#181 / Electric
AipomAipom
#190 / Normal
MisdreavusMisdreavus
#200 / Ghost
GirafarigGirafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
DunsparceDunsparce
#206 / Normal
SnubbullSnubbull
#209 / Fairy
GranbullGranbull
#210 / Fairy
Porygon2Porygon2
#233 / Normal
StantlerStantler
#234 / Normal
ElekidElekid
#239 / Electric
MiltankMiltank
#241 / Normal
BlisseyBlissey
#242 / Normal
RaikouRaikou
#243 / Electric
TyranitarTyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
LugiaLugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Ho-ohHo-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
ZigzagoonZigzagoon
#263 / Normal
LinooneLinoone
#264 / Normal
RaltsRalts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
KirliaKirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
GardevoirGardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
SlakothSlakoth
#287 / Normal
VigorothVigoroth
#288 / Normal
SlakingSlaking
#289 / Normal
NosepassNosepass
#299 / Rock
SkittySkitty
#300 / Normal
DelcattyDelcatty
#301 / Normal
AggronAggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
ElectrikeElectrike
#309 / Electric
ManectricManectric
#310 / Electric
PluslePlusle
#311 / Electric
MinunMinun
#312 / Electric
VolbeatVolbeat
#313 / Bug
IllumiseIllumise
#314 / Bug
ZangooseZangoose
#335 / Normal
CastformCastform
#351 / Normal
KecleonKecleon
#352 / Normal
ShuppetShuppet
#353 / Ghost
BanetteBanette
#354 / Ghost
AbsolAbsol
#359 / Dark
RegirockRegirock
#377 / Rock
RegiceRegice
#378 / Ice
RegisteelRegisteel
#379 / Steel
LatiasLatias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
LatiosLatios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
KyogreKyogre
#382 / Water
GroudonGroudon
#383 / Ground
RayquazaRayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
JirachiJirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Deoxys (Normal Forme)Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys (Attack Forme)Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys (Defense Forme)Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys (Speed Forme)Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
BidoofBidoof
#399 / Normal
BibarelBibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
ShinxShinx
#403 / Electric
LuxioLuxio
#404 / Electric
LuxrayLuxray
#405 / Electric
CranidosCranidos
#408 / Rock
RampardosRampardos
#409 / Rock
ShieldonShieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
BastiodonBastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
PachirisuPachirisu
#417 / Electric
AmbipomAmbipom
#424 / Normal
DrifloonDrifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
DrifblimDrifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
BunearyBuneary
#427 / Normal
LopunnyLopunny
#428 / Normal
MismagiusMismagius
#429 / Ghost
GlameowGlameow
#431 / Normal
PuruglyPurugly
#432 / Normal
Mime Jr.Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
MunchlaxMunchlax
#446 / Normal
MagnezoneMagnezone
#462 / Electric · Steel
LickilickyLickilicky
#463 / Normal
RhyperiorRhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
ElectivireElectivire
#466 / Electric
MagmortarMagmortar
#467 / Fire
Porygon-ZPorygon-Z
#474 / Normal
GalladeGallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
ProbopassProbopass
#476 / Rock · Steel
FroslassFroslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
RotomRotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Rotom (Heat Rotom)Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Rotom (Wash Rotom)Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Rotom (Frost Rotom)Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Rotom (Fan Rotom)Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Rotom (Mow Rotom)Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
UxieUxie
#480 / Psychic
MespritMesprit
#481 / Psychic
AzelfAzelf
#482 / Psychic
DialgaDialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
PalkiaPalkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
RegigigasRegigigas
#486 / Normal
Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
DarkraiDarkrai
#491 / Dark
ArceusArceus
#493 / Normal
VictiniVictini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
PatratPatrat
#504 / Normal
WatchogWatchog
#505 / Normal
LillipupLillipup
#506 / Normal
HerdierHerdier
#507 / Normal
StoutlandStoutland
#508 / Normal
BlitzleBlitzle
#522 / Electric
ZebstrikaZebstrika
#523 / Electric
AudinoAudino
#531 / Normal
GarbodorGarbodor
#569 / Poison
MinccinoMinccino
#572 / Normal
CinccinoCinccino
#573 / Normal
GothitaGothita
#574 / Psychic
GothoritaGothorita
#575 / Psychic
GothitelleGothitelle
#576 / Psychic
EmolgaEmolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
JoltikJoltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
GalvantulaGalvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
FerroseedFerroseed
#597 / Grass · Steel
FerrothornFerrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
KlinkKlink
#599 / Steel
KlangKlang
#600 / Steel
KlinklangKlinklang
#601 / Steel
EelektrikEelektrik
#603 / Electric
EelektrossEelektross
#604 / Electric
ElgyemElgyem
#605 / Psychic
BeheeyemBeheeyem
#606 / Psychic
StunfiskStunfisk
#618 / Ground · Electric
GolurkGolurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Thundurus (Incarnate Forme)Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
ZekromZekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Meloetta (Aria Forme)Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
GenesectGenesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
EspurrEspurr
#677 / Psychic
Meowstic (Male)Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic (Female)Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
SpritzeeSpritzee
#682 / Fairy
AromatisseAromatisse
#683 / Fairy
SwirlixSwirlix
#684 / Fairy
SlurpuffSlurpuff
#685 / Fairy
InkayInkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
MalamarMalamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
SkrelpSkrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
DragalgeDragalge
#691 / Poison · Dragon
HelioptileHelioptile
#694 / Electric · Normal
HelioliskHeliolisk
#695 / Electric · Normal
AmauraAmaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
AurorusAurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
DedenneDedenne
#702 / Electric · Fairy
GoomyGoomy
#704 / Dragon
SliggooSliggoo
#705 / Dragon
GoodraGoodra
#706 / Dragon
XerneasXerneas
#716 / Fairy
Hoopa (Hoopa Confined)Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa (Hoopa Unbound)Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
GrubbinGrubbin
#736 / Bug
CharjabugCharjabug
#737 / Bug · Electric
VikavoltVikavolt
#738 / Bug · Electric
OranguruOranguru
#765 / Normal · Psychic
SilvallySilvally
#773 / Normal
TogedemaruTogedemaru
#777 / Electric · Steel
MimikyuMimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
DrampaDrampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
Tapu KokoTapu Koko
#785 / Electric · Fairy
Tapu LeleTapu Lele
#786 / Psychic · Fairy
SolgaleoSolgaleo
#791 / Psychic · Steel
LunalaLunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
NihilegoNihilego
#793 / Rock · Poison
XurkitreeXurkitree
#796 / Electric
MagearnaMagearna
#801 / Steel · Fairy

Usable via Nature Power

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

BulbasaurBulbasaur
#001 / Grass · Poison
IvysaurIvysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
VenusaurVenusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
OddishOddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
GloomGloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
VileplumeVileplume
#045 / Grass · Poison
ParasParas
#046 / Bug · Grass
ParasectParasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
BellsproutBellsprout
#069 / Grass · Poison
WeepinbellWeepinbell
#070 / Grass · Poison
VictreebelVictreebel
#071 / Grass · Poison
GeodudeGeodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
Alolan GeodudeGeodude
Alolan Geodude
#074 / Rock · Electric
GravelerGraveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
Alolan GravelerGraveler
Alolan Graveler
#075 / Rock · Electric
GolemGolem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Alolan GolemGolem
Alolan Golem
#076 / Rock · Electric
OnixOnix
#095 / Rock · Ground
ExeggcuteExeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
ExeggutorExeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
Alolan ExeggutorExeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
TangelaTangela
#114 / Grass
KabutopsKabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
ChikoritaChikorita
#152 / Grass
BayleefBayleef
#153 / Grass
MeganiumMeganium
#154 / Grass
CyndaquilCyndaquil
#155 / Fire
QuilavaQuilava
#156 / Fire
TyphlosionTyphlosion
#157 / Fire
BellossomBellossom
#182 / Grass
SudowoodoSudowoodo
#185 / Rock
SunkernSunkern
#191 / Grass
SunfloraSunflora
#192 / Grass
SteelixSteelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
SlugmaSlugma
#218 / Fire
MagcargoMagcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
CorsolaCorsola
#222 / Water · Rock
CelebiCelebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
TreeckoTreecko
#252 / Grass
GrovyleGrovyle
#253 / Grass
SceptileSceptile
#254 / Grass
LotadLotad
#270 / Water · Grass
LombreLombre
#271 / Water · Grass
LudicoloLudicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
SeedotSeedot
#273 / Grass
NuzleafNuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
ShiftryShiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
RoseliaRoselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
NumelNumel
#322 / Fire · Ground
CameruptCamerupt
#323 / Fire · Ground
TorkoalTorkoal
#324 / Fire
CacneaCacnea
#331 / Grass
CacturneCacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
CrawdauntCrawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
TropiusTropius
#357 / Grass · Flying
TurtwigTurtwig
#387 / Grass
GrotleGrotle
#388 / Grass
TorterraTorterra
#389 / Grass · Ground
BudewBudew
#406 / Grass · Poison
RoseradeRoserade
#407 / Grass · Poison
CherubiCherubi
#420 / Grass
CherrimCherrim
#421 / Grass
BonslyBonsly
#438 / Rock
CarnivineCarnivine
#455 / Grass
FinneonFinneon
#456 / Water
TangrowthTangrowth
#465 / Grass
LeafeonLeafeon
#470 / Grass
HeatranHeatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
RegigigasRegigigas
#486 / Normal
Shaymin (Land Forme)Shaymin
Land Forme
#492 / Grass
Shaymin (Sky Forme)Shaymin
Sky Forme
#492 / Grass · Flying
SnivySnivy
#495 / Grass
ServineServine
#496 / Grass
SerperiorSerperior
#497 / Grass
PansagePansage
#511 / Grass
SimisageSimisage
#512 / Grass
RoggenrolaRoggenrola
#524 / Rock
BoldoreBoldore
#525 / Rock
GigalithGigalith
#526 / Rock
SewaddleSewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
SwadloonSwadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
LeavannyLeavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
CottoneeCottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
WhimsicottWhimsicott
#547 / Grass · Fairy
PetililPetilil
#548 / Grass
LilligantLilligant
#549 / Grass
MaractusMaractus
#556 / Grass
DwebbleDwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
CrustleCrustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
DeerlingDeerling
#585 / Normal · Grass
SawsbuckSawsbuck
#586 / Normal · Grass
FoongusFoongus
#590 / Grass · Poison
AmoongussAmoonguss
#591 / Grass · Poison
FerroseedFerroseed
#597 / Grass · Steel
FerrothornFerrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
VirizionVirizion
#640 / Grass · Fighting
ChespinChespin
#650 / Grass
QuilladinQuilladin
#651 / Grass
ChesnaughtChesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
BunnelbyBunnelby
#659 / Normal
DiggersbyDiggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
FlabébéFlabébé
#669 / Fairy
FloetteFloette
#670 / Fairy
FlorgesFlorges
#671 / Fairy
SkiddoSkiddo
#672 / Grass
GogoatGogoat
#673 / Grass
BinacleBinacle
#688 / Rock · Water
BarbaracleBarbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
AmauraAmaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
AurorusAurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
CarbinkCarbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
PhantumpPhantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
TrevenantTrevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Pumpkaboo (Average Size)Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist (Average Size)Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
XerneasXerneas
#716 / Fairy
DiancieDiancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
RowletRowlet
#722 / Grass · Flying
DartrixDartrix
#723 / Grass · Flying
DecidueyeDecidueye
#724 / Grass · Ghost
RibombeeRibombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy
FomantisFomantis
#753 / Grass
LurantisLurantis
#754 / Grass
MorelullMorelull
#755 / Grass · Fairy
ShiinoticShiinotic
#756 / Grass · Fairy
BounsweetBounsweet
#761 / Grass
SteeneeSteenee
#762 / Grass
TsareenaTsareena
#763 / Grass
ComfeyComfey
#764 / Fairy
OranguruOranguru
#765 / Normal · Psychic
DrampaDrampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
Tapu KokoTapu Koko
#785 / Electric · Fairy
Tapu LeleTapu Lele
#786 / Psychic · Fairy
Tapu BuluTapu Bulu
#787 / Grass · Fairy
Tapu FiniTapu Fini
#788 / Water · Fairy
XurkitreeXurkitree
#796 / Electric