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 1.5 m (4′11″)
Weight 61.0 kg (134.5 lbs)
Abilities 1. Prankster
Defiant (hidden ability)
Local № 148 (Black/White)
199 (Black 2/White 2)
231 (Legends: Arceus)

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 (30,584–30,840 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 3.0 m (9′10″)
Weight 61.0 kg (134.5 lbs)
Abilities 1. Volt Absorb
Local № 148 (Black/White)
199 (Black 2/White 2)
231 (Legends: Arceus)

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 (30,584–30,840 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.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Thundurus.

Evolution chart

Pokédex entries

Incarnate Forme

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.
Legends: Arceus They say this wielder of electricity has waged war with its nemesis, Tornadus, since time immemorial. The lightning bolts it hurls pierce the very earth and enrich the soil.

Therian Forme

Legends: Arceus Quick as a flash, it materializes out of nowhere. It pulverizes foes into nothingness with showers of devastatingly powerful lightning bolts launched from the string of orbs on its tail.

Moves learned by Thundurus

Moves learnt by level up

Thundurus learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
1Thunder ShockElectricSpecial 40 100
5LeerNormalStatus 100
10SwaggerNormalStatus 85
15BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
20Shock WaveElectricSpecial 60
25AgilityPsychicStatus
30ChargeElectricStatus
35Volt SwitchElectricSpecial 70 100
40CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
45DischargeElectricSpecial 80 100
50UproarNormalSpecial 90 100
55Hammer ArmFightingPhysical 100 90
60Rain DanceWaterStatus
65ThunderElectricSpecial 110 70
70ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100

Egg moves

Thundurus does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield.

Move Tutor moves

Thundurus can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Lash OutDarkPhysical 75 100
Rising VoltageElectricSpecial 70 100

Moves learnt by TM

Thundurus is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Thundurus is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Thundurus learns the following moves in Pokémon Legends: Arceus at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
7BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
11TwisterDragonSpecial 40 100
14SparkElectricPhysical 65 100
22Nasty PlotDarkStatus
31ExtrasensoryPsychicSpecial 80 100
41CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
47ThunderElectricSpecial 110 70
52Wildbolt StormElectricSpecial 95 80

Move Tutor moves

Thundurus can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Legends: Arceus from move tutors:

Thundurus sprites

Type Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Thundurus  sprite from Black & White Thundurus  sprite from X & Y Thundurus  sprite from Legends: Arceus
Shiny Thundurus Shiny sprite from Black & White Thundurus Shiny sprite from X & Y Thundurus Shiny sprite from Legends: Arceus

Where to find Thundurus

Black Trade/migrate from another game
White Roaming Unova
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
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Trade/migrate from another game
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Not available in this game
Legends: Arceus Coastlands Camp

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian 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