Thundurus

Thundurus is an Electric/Flying type Pokémon introduced in Generation 5. It is known as the Bolt Strike Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 642
Type Electric Flying
Species Bolt Strike Pokémon
Height 4′11″ (1.5 m)
Weight 134.5 lbs (61.0 kg)
Abilities 1. Prankster
Defiant (hidden ability)
Local № 148 (Black/White)
199 (Black 2/White 2)

Training

EV yield 3 Attack
Catch rate 3 (0.4% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 90 (higher than normal)
Base Exp. 261
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Undiscovered
Gender 100% male, 0% female
Egg cycles 120 (base 30,720 steps)

Base stats

HP 79
268 362
Attack 115
211 361
Defense 70
130 262
Sp. Atk 125
229 383
Sp. Def 80
148 284
Speed 111
204 353
Total 580 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Thundurus.

Pokédex data

National № 642
Type Electric Flying
Species Bolt Strike Pokémon
Height 9′10″ (3.0 m)
Weight 134.5 lbs (61.0 kg)
Abilities 1. Volt Absorb
Defiant (hidden ability)
Local № 148 (Black/White)
199 (Black 2/White 2)

Training

EV yield 3 Special Attack
Catch rate 3 (0.4% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 90 (higher than normal)
Base Exp. 261
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Undiscovered
Gender 100% male, 0% female
Egg cycles 120 (base 30,720 steps)

Base stats

HP 79
268 362
Attack 105
193 339
Defense 70
130 262
Sp. Atk 145
265 427
Sp. Def 80
148 284
Speed 101
186 331
Total 580 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Evolution chart

Pokédex entries

Black Countless charred remains mar the landscape of places through which Thundurus has passed.
White The spikes on its tail discharge immense bolts of lightning. It flies around the Unova region firing off lightning bolts.
Black 2
White 2
As it flies around, it shoots lightning all over the place and causes forest fires. It is therefore disliked.
X
Omega Ruby
The spikes on its tail discharge immense bolts of lightning. It flies around the Unova region firing off lightning bolts.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
As it flies around, it shoots lightning all over the place and causes forest fires. It is therefore disliked.

Moves learned by Thundurus

Moves learnt by level up

Thundurus learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AstonishGhost 30 100
1Hammer ArmFighting 100 90
1Nasty PlotDark
1SwaggerNormal 85
1ThrashNormal 120 100
1Thunder ShockElectric 40 100
1UproarNormal 90 100
7BiteDark 60 100
13RevengeFighting 60 100
19Shock WaveElectric 60
25Heal BlockPsychic
31AgilityPsychic
37DischargeElectric 80 100
43CrunchDark 80 100
49ChargeElectric
55Nasty PlotDark
61ThunderElectric 110 70
67Dark PulseDark 80 100
73Hammer ArmFighting 100 90
79ThrashNormal 120 100

Egg moves

Thundurus does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move Tutor moves

Thundurus can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
DefogFlying
ElectrowebElectric 55 95
Foul PlayDark 95 100
Iron TailSteel 100 75
Knock OffDark 65 100
Role PlayPsychic
Shock WaveElectric 60
SnoreNormal 50 100
SuperpowerFighting 120 100
Thunder PunchElectric 75 100
UproarNormal 90 100

Moves learnt by TM

Thundurus is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
8Bulk UpFighting
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
12TauntDark 100
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
23Smack DownRock 50 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
34Sludge WavePoison 95 100
36Sludge BombPoison 90 100
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
56FlingDark 100
57Charge BeamElectric 50 90
58Sky DropFlying 60 100
59Brutal SwingDark 60 100
63EmbargoDark 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
67Smart StrikeSteel 70
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
72Volt SwitchElectric 70 100
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
76FlyFlying 90 95
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
89U-turnBug 70 100
90SubstituteNormal
91Flash CannonSteel 80 100
93Wild ChargeElectric 90 100
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Thundurus can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Thundurus learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AstonishGhost 30 100
1Hammer ArmFighting 100 90
1Nasty PlotDark
1SwaggerNormal 85
1ThrashNormal 120 100
1Thunder ShockElectric 40 100
1UproarNormal 90 100
7BiteDark 60 100
13RevengeFighting 60 100
19Shock WaveElectric 60
25Heal BlockPsychic
31AgilityPsychic
37DischargeElectric 80 100
43CrunchDark 80 100
49ChargeElectric
55Nasty PlotDark
61ThunderElectric 110 70
67Dark PulseDark 80 100
73Hammer ArmFighting 100 90
79ThrashNormal 120 100

Egg moves

Thundurus does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon.

Moves learnt by TM

Thundurus is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
8Bulk UpFighting
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
12TauntDark 100
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
23Smack DownRock 50 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
34Sludge WavePoison 95 100
36Sludge BombPoison 90 100
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
56FlingDark 100
57Charge BeamElectric 50 90
58Sky DropFlying 60 100
59Brutal SwingDark 60 100
63EmbargoDark 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
67Smart StrikeSteel 70
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
72Volt SwitchElectric 70 100
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
76FlyFlying 90 95
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
89U-turnBug 70 100
90SubstituteNormal
91Flash CannonSteel 80 100
93Wild ChargeElectric 90 100
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Thundurus can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Thundurus sprites

Type Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Thundurus  sprite from Black & White Thundurus  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Thundurus Shiny sprite from Black & White Thundurus Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Thundurus

Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Moon Ultra Space Wilds

Other languages

English Thundurus
Japanese ボルトロス (Voltolos)
German Voltolos
French Fulguris

Name origin

thunder
loud noise produced by a lightning strike
-us
common cloud suffix; possession of a given quality