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Thunder Punch (move)

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ThunderPunch
かみなりパンチ Thunder Punch
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Type  Electric
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  75
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone but the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cool
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam  0  
A highly appealing move.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

ThunderPunch (Japanese: かみなりパンチ Thunder Punch) is a damage-dealing Template:Type2 move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

ThunderPunch does damage and has a 10% chance of paralyzing the opponent.

ThunderPunch can't paralyze an opponent that has a Substitute or already has a major status ailment.

Learnset

Generation I

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
107 107 Hitmonchan Fighting 43
125 125 Electabuzz Electric 42
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Generation II

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
107 107 Hitmonchan Fighting 26
125 125 Electabuzz Electric --, 9
181 181 Ampharos Electric 30
239 239 Elekid Electric 9
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By TM41

#   Pokémon Type
025 025 Pikachu Electric
026 026 Raichu Electric
031 031 Nidoqueen Poison Ground
034 034 Nidoking Poison Ground
035 035 Clefairy Normal
036 036 Clefable Normal
039 039 Jigglypuff Normal
040 040 Wigglytuff Normal
056 056 Mankey Fighting
057 057 Primeape Fighting
063 063 Abra Psychic
064 064 Kadabra Psychic
065 065 Alakazam Psychic
066 066 Machop Fighting
067 067 Machoke Fighting
068 068 Machamp Fighting
088 088 Grimer Poison
089 089 Muk Poison
094 094 Gengar Ghost Poison
096 096 Drowzee Psychic
097 097 Hypno Psychic
104 104 Cubone Ground
105 105 Marowak Ground
107 107 Hitmonchan Fighting
108 108 Lickitung Normal
112 112 Rhydon Rock Ground
115 115 Kangaskhan Normal
122 122 Mr. Mime Psychic
125 125 Electabuzz Electric
126 126 Magmar Fire
143 143 Snorlax Normal
149 149 Dragonite Dragon Flying
150 150 Mewtwo Psychic
151 151 Mew Psychic
157 157 Typhlosion Fire
161 161 Sentret Normal
162 162 Furret Normal
165 165 Ledyba Bug Flying
166 166 Ledian Bug Flying
180 180 Flaaffy Electric
181 181 Ampharos Electric
185 185 Sudowoodo Rock
190 190 Aipom Normal
209 209 Snubbull Normal
210 210 Granbull Normal
216 216 Teddiursa Normal
217 217 Ursaring Normal
239 239 Elekid Electric
240 240 Magby Fire
241 241 Miltank Normal
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Generation III

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
107 107 Hitmonchan Fighting 26
125 125 Electabuzz Electric --
125 125 Electabuzz Electric 9
181 181 Ampharos Electric 30
239 239 Elekid Electric 9
308 308 Medicham Fighting Psychic --
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By breeding

Template:Breedlist

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 063 | style="background: #FFF" | 063 | style="background: #FFF" | Abra | colspan="2" style="background:#F85888; text-align:center" | Psychic | style="background: #FFF" | Medicham
Hitmonchan
Electabuzz

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 096 | style="background: #FFF" | 096 | style="background: #FFF" | Drowzee | colspan="2" style="background:#F85888; text-align:center" | Psychic | style="background: #FFF" | Medicham
Hitmonchan
Electabuzz

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 240 | style="background: #FFF" | 240 | style="background: #FFF" | Magby | colspan="2" style="background:#F08030; text-align:center" | Fire | style="background: #FFF" | Medicham
Hitmonchan
Electabuzz

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 307 | style="background: #FFF" | 307 | style="background: #FFF" | Meditite | colspan="1" style="background:#C03028; text-align:center" | Fighting || style="background:#F85888" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Psychic | style="background: #FFF" | Medicham
Hitmonchan
Electabuzz

|- | colspan="6" | Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution gets STAB from this move.
*Indicates Pokémon that can only learn the move through chain breeding.
|} |}

By move tutor

In Pokémon Emerald
#   Pokémon Type
025 025 Pikachu Electric
026 026 Raichu Electric
031 031 Nidoqueen Poison Ground
034 034 Nidoking Poison Ground
035 035 Clefairy Normal
036 036 Clefable Normal
039 039 Jigglypuff Normal
040 040 Wigglytuff Normal
056 056 Mankey Fighting
057 057 Primeape Fighting
063 063 Abra Psychic
064 064 Kadabra Psychic
065 065 Alakazam Psychic
066 066 Machop Fighting
067 067 Machoke Fighting
068 068 Machamp Fighting
088 088 Grimer Poison
089 089 Muk Poison
094 094 Gengar Ghost Poison
096 096 Drowzee Psychic
097 097 Hypno Psychic
104 104 Cubone Ground
105 105 Marowak Ground
107 107 Hitmonchan Fighting
108 108 Lickitung Normal
112 112 Rhydon Rock Ground
115 115 Kangaskhan Normal
122 122 Mr. Mime Psychic
125 125 Electabuzz Electric
126 126 Magmar Fire
143 143 Snorlax Normal
149 149 Dragonite Dragon Flying
150 150 Mewtwo Psychic
151 151 Mew Psychic
157 157 Typhlosion Fire
161 161 Sentret Normal
162 162 Furret Normal
165 165 Ledyba Bug Flying
166 166 Ledian Bug Flying
180 180 Flaaffy Electric
181 181 Ampharos Electric
185 185 Sudowoodo Rock
190 190 Aipom Normal
209 209 Snubbull Normal
210 210 Granbull Normal
216 216 Teddiursa Normal
217 217 Ursaring Normal
239 239 Elekid Electric
240 240 Magby Fire
241 241 Miltank Normal
252 252 Treecko Grass
253 253 Grovyle Grass
254 254 Sceptile Grass
256 256 Combusken Fire Fighting
257 257 Blaziken Fire Fighting
271 271 Lombre Water Grass
272 272 Ludicolo Water Grass
280 280 Ralts Psychic
281 281 Kirlia Psychic
282 282 Gardevoir Psychic
286 286 Breloom Grass Fighting
287 287 Slakoth Normal
288 288 Vigoroth Normal
289 289 Slaking Normal
293 293 Whismur Normal
294 294 Loudred Normal
295 295 Exploud Normal
296 296 Makuhita Fighting
297 297 Hariyama Fighting
299 299 Nosepass Rock
302 302 Sableye Dark Ghost
303 303 Mawile Steel
306 306 Aggron Steel Rock
307 307 Meditite Fighting Psychic
308 308 Medicham Fighting Psychic
311 311 Plusle Electric
312 312 Minun Electric
313 313 Volbeat Bug
314 314 Illumise Bug
316 316 Gulpin Poison
317 317 Swalot Poison
326 326 Grumpig Psychic
327 327 Spinda Normal
331 331 Cacnea Grass
332 332 Cacturne Grass Dark
335 335 Zangoose Normal
352 352 Kecleon Normal
356 356 Dusclops Ghost
375 375 Metang Steel Psychic
376 376 Metagross Steel Psychic
377 377 Regirock Rock
378 378 Regice Ice
379 379 Registeel Steel
383 383 Groudon Ground
385 385 Jirachi Steel Psychic
386 386S Deoxys
Speed Forme
Psychic
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Special move

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
239 239 Elekid Electric Pokémon XD (Trade for purified Togepi)
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Generation IV

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
107 107 Hitmonchan Fighting 31
125 125 Electabuzz Electric 28
149 149 Dragonite Dragon Flying --
181 181 Ampharos Electric 30
239 239 Elekid Electric 28
308 308 Medicham Fighting Psychic --
356 356 Dusclops Ghost --
466 466 Electivire Electric 28
467 467 Magmortar Fire --
477 477 Dusknoir Ghost --
486 486 Regigigas Normal --
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By breeding

Template:Breedlist

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 063 | style="background: #FFF" | 063 | style="background: #FFF" | Abra | colspan="2" style="background:#F85888; text-align:center" | Psychic | style="background: #FFF" | Medicham
Hitmonchan
Electabuzz, Electivire
Magmortar

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 066 | style="background: #FFF" | 066 | style="background: #FFF" | Machop | colspan="2" style="background:#C03028; text-align:center" | Fighting | style="background: #FFF" | Medicham
Hitmonchan
Electabuzz, Electivire
Magmortar

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 092 | style="background: #FFF" | 092 | style="background: #FFF" | Gastly | colspan="1" style="background:#705898; text-align:center" | Ghost || style="background:#A040A0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Poison | style="background: #FFF" | Dusclops, Dusknoir

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 096 | style="background: #FFF" | 096 | style="background: #FFF" | Drowzee | colspan="2" style="background:#F85888; text-align:center" | Psychic | style="background: #FFF" | Medicham
Hitmonchan
Electabuzz, Electivire
Magmortar

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 172 | style="background: #FFF" | 172 | style="background: #FFF" | Pichu | colspan="2" style="background:#F8D030; text-align:center" | Electric | style="background: #FFF" | Ampharos

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 240 | style="background: #FFF" | 240 | style="background: #FFF" | Magby | colspan="2" style="background:#F08030; text-align:center" | Fire | style="background: #FFF" | Medicham
Hitmonchan
Electabuzz, Electivire
Magmortar

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 307 | style="background: #FFF" | 307 | style="background: #FFF" | Meditite | colspan="1" style="background:#C03028; text-align:center" | Fighting || style="background:#F85888" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Psychic | style="background: #FFF" | Medicham
Hitmonchan
Electabuzz, Electivire
Magmortar

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 390 | style="background: #FFF" | 390 | style="background: #FFF" | Chimchar | colspan="2" style="background:#F08030; text-align:center" | Fire | style="background: #FFF" | Medicham
Hitmonchan
Electabuzz, Electivire
Magmortar

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 427 | style="background: #FFF" | 427 | style="background: #FFF" | Buneary | colspan="2" style="background:#A8A878; text-align:center" | Normal | style="background: #FFF" | Medicham
Hitmonchan
Electabuzz, Electivire
Magmortar

|- | colspan="6" | Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution gets STAB from this move.
*Indicates Pokémon that can only learn the move through chain breeding.
|} |}

By move tutor

In Pokémon Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver
#   Pokémon Type
004 004 Charmander Fire
005 005 Charmeleon Fire
006 006 Charizard Fire Flying
025 025 Pikachu Electric
026 026 Raichu Electric
031 031 Nidoqueen Poison Ground
034 034 Nidoking Poison Ground
035 035 Clefairy Normal
036 036 Clefable Normal
039 039 Jigglypuff Normal
040 040 Wigglytuff Normal
056 056 Mankey Fighting
057 057 Primeape Fighting
063 063 Abra Psychic
064 064 Kadabra Psychic
065 065 Alakazam Psychic
066 066 Machop Fighting
067 067 Machoke Fighting
068 068 Machamp Fighting
074 074 Geodude Rock Ground
075 075 Graveler Rock Ground
076 076 Golem Rock Ground
088 088 Grimer Poison
089 089 Muk Poison
092 092 Gastly Ghost Poison
093 093 Haunter Ghost Poison
094 094 Gengar Ghost Poison
096 096 Drowzee Psychic
097 097 Hypno Psychic
104 104 Cubone Ground
105 105 Marowak Ground
107 107 Hitmonchan Fighting
108 108 Lickitung Normal
112 112 Rhydon Ground Rock
113 113 Chansey Normal
115 115 Kangaskhan Normal
122 122 Mr. Mime Psychic
125 125 Electabuzz Electric
126 126 Magmar Fire
143 143 Snorlax Normal
149 149 Dragonite Dragon Flying
150 150 Mewtwo Psychic
151 151 Mew Psychic
157 157 Typhlosion Fire
161 161 Sentret Normal
162 162 Furret Normal
165 165 Ledyba Bug Flying
166 166 Ledian Bug Flying
180 180 Flaaffy Electric
181 181 Ampharos Electric
185 185 Sudowoodo Rock
190 190 Aipom Normal
209 209 Snubbull Normal
210 210 Granbull Normal
216 216 Teddiursa Normal
217 217 Ursaring Normal
239 239 Elekid Electric
240 240 Magby Fire
241 241 Miltank Normal
242 242 Blissey Normal
248 248 Tyranitar Rock Dark
252 252 Treecko Grass
253 253 Grovyle Grass
254 254 Sceptile Grass
256 256 Combusken Fire Fighting
257 257 Blaziken Fire Fighting
271 271 Lombre Water Grass
272 272 Ludicolo Water Grass
280 280 Ralts Psychic
281 281 Kirlia Psychic
282 282 Gardevoir Psychic
286 286 Breloom Grass Fighting
287 287 Slakoth Normal
288 288 Vigoroth Normal
289 289 Slaking Normal
293 293 Whismur Normal
294 294 Loudred Normal
295 295 Exploud Normal
296 296 Makuhita Fighting
297 297 Hariyama Fighting
299 299 Nosepass Rock
302 302 Sableye Dark Ghost
303 303 Mawile Steel
306 306 Aggron Steel Rock
307 307 Meditite Fighting Psychic
308 308 Medicham Fighting Psychic
311 311 Plusle Electric
312 312 Minun Electric
313 313 Volbeat Bug
314 314 Illumise Bug
316 316 Gulpin Poison
317 317 Swalot Poison
326 326 Grumpig Psychic
327 327 Spinda Normal
330 330 Flygon Ground Dragon
331 331 Cacnea Grass
332 332 Cacturne Grass Dark
335 335 Zangoose Normal
352 352 Kecleon Normal
356 356 Dusclops Ghost
375 375 Metang Steel Psychic
376 376 Metagross Steel Psychic
377 377 Regirock Rock
378 378 Regice Ice
379 379 Registeel Steel
383 383 Groudon Ground
385 385 Jirachi Steel Psychic
386 386 Deoxys
Normal Forme
Psychic
386 386A Deoxys
Attack Forme
Psychic
386 386D Deoxys
Defense Forme
Psychic
386 386S Deoxys
Speed Forme
Psychic
390 390 Chimchar Fire
391 391 Monferno Fire Fighting
392 392 Infernape Fire Fighting
408 408 Cranidos Rock
409 409 Rampardos Rock
417 417 Pachirisu Electric
424 424 Ambipom Normal
428 428 Lopunny Normal
446 446 Munchlax Normal
447 447 Riolu Fighting
448 448 Lucario Fighting Steel
453 453 Croagunk Poison Fighting
454 454 Toxicroak Poison Fighting
463 463 Lickilicky Normal
464 464 Rhyperior Ground Rock
466 466 Electivire Electric
467 467 Magmortar Fire
475 475 Gallade Psychic Fighting
476 476 Probopass Rock Steel
477 477 Dusknoir Ghost
480 480 Uxie Psychic
481 481 Mesprit Psychic
482 482 Azelf Psychic
486 486 Regigigas Normal
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Special move

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
239 239 Elekid Electric Pokéwalker -
Suburban Area
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Generation V

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
107 107 Hitmonchan Fighting 36
125 125 Electabuzz Electric 38
149 149 Dragonite Dragon Flying --
181 181 Ampharos Electric 30
239 239 Elekid Electric 36
308 308 Medicham Fighting Psychic --
356 356 Dusclops Ghost --
466 466 Electivire Electric 38
467 467 Magmortar Fire --
477 477 Dusknoir Ghost --
486 486 Regigigas Normal --
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By breeding

Template:Breedlist

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 063 | style="background: #FFF" | 063 | style="background: #FFF" | Abra | colspan="2" style="background:#F85888; text-align:center" | Psychic | style="background: #FFF" | Medicham
Hitmonchan
Electabuzz, Electivire
Magmortar

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 066 | style="background: #FFF" | 066 | style="background: #FFF" | Machop | colspan="2" style="background:#C03028; text-align:center" | Fighting | style="background: #FFF" | Medicham
Hitmonchan
Electabuzz, Electivire
Magmortar

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 092 | style="background: #FFF" | 092 | style="background: #FFF" | Gastly | colspan="1" style="background:#705898; text-align:center" | Ghost || style="background:#A040A0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Poison | style="background: #FFF" | Dusclops, Dusknoir

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 096 | style="background: #FFF" | 096 | style="background: #FFF" | Drowzee | colspan="2" style="background:#F85888; text-align:center" | Psychic | style="background: #FFF" | Medicham
Hitmonchan
Electabuzz, Electivire
Magmortar

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 172 | style="background: #FFF" | 172 | style="background: #FFF" | Pichu | colspan="2" style="background:#F8D030; text-align:center" | Electric | style="background: #FFF" | Ampharos

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 240 | style="background: #FFF" | 240 | style="background: #FFF" | Magby | colspan="2" style="background:#F08030; text-align:center" | Fire | style="background: #FFF" | Medicham
Hitmonchan
Electabuzz, Electivire
Magmortar

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 307 | style="background: #FFF" | 307 | style="background: #FFF" | Meditite | colspan="1" style="background:#C03028; text-align:center" | Fighting || style="background:#F85888" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Psychic | style="background: #FFF" | Medicham
Hitmonchan
Electabuzz, Electivire
Magmortar

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 390 | style="background: #FFF" | 390 | style="background: #FFF" | Chimchar | colspan="2" style="background:#F08030; text-align:center" | Fire | style="background: #FFF" | Medicham
Hitmonchan
Electabuzz, Electivire
Magmortar

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 427 | style="background: #FFF" | 427 | style="background: #FFF" | Buneary | colspan="2" style="background:#A8A878; text-align:center" | Normal | style="background: #FFF" | Medicham
Hitmonchan
Electabuzz, Electivire
Magmortar

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 559 | style="background: #FFF" | 559 | style="background: #FFF" | Zuruggu | colspan="1" style="background:#705848; text-align:center" | Dark || style="background:#C03028" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Fighting | style="background: #FFF" | Dragonite
Ampharos

|- | colspan="6" | Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution gets STAB from this move.
*Indicates Pokémon that can only learn the move through chain breeding.
|} |}

In the anime

Flint Infernape ThunderPunch.png 150px 150px 150px
Infernape Electivire Mr. Mime Dusknoir
The opponent is hit by a lightning punch from the the user.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz's fist glows yellow or white and sparks of electricity surround its arm or antennae. It then punches the opponent.
Kas Gym Leader's Electabuzz Showdown at Dark City Debut
Rudy's Electabuzz Misty Meets her Match None
Drake's Electabuzz Enter the Dragonite None
Electric Company's Electabuzz Current Events None
Dr. Namba's Electabuzz A Promise is a Promise None
Macy's Electabuzz Love, Pokémon Style None
Jump's Electabuzz Saved by the Beldum None
Paul's Electabuzz Riding the Winds of Change! None
239 Elekid Elekid's fist glows yellow and sparks of electricity surround it. It then punches the opponent.
Casey's Elekid Here's Lookin' at you, Elekid None
A wild Elekid Reversing the Charges None
Paul's Elekid When Pokémon Worlds Collide! None
181 Ampharos Ampharos's paw becomes surrounded with yellow electricity and it punches the opponent.
Corey's Father's Ampharos Those Darn Electabuzz! None
Karsten's Ampharos Drifloon on the Wind! None
Ampharos Train crew's Ampharos Frozen in Their Tracks! None
466 Electivire One of Electivire's fist becomes surrounded in yellow electricity and it punches the opponent, or one or both of Electivire's fists glow yellow with electricity and yellow sparks surround it. It then punches the opponent.
Gary's Electivire Home Is Where The Start Is! None
Paul's Electivire Casting a Paul on Barry! None
122 Mr. Mime One of Mr. Mime's hands becomes surrounded in yellow static. Then, it puts its hand in a fist and it glows yellow with electricity. Mr. Mime then pulls its fist back and punches the opponent.
Clayton's Mr. Mime Short and To the Punch! None
392 Infernape Infernape's fist becomes surrounded by yellow sparks of electricity. Then, its fist becomes surrounded by yellow electricity and it punches the opponent.
Flint's Infernape Flint Sparks the Fire! None
link={{{pkmn}}} (Pokémon) ??? One of Dusknoir's fists becomes surrounded by yellow electricity. Then, the electricity fades, and its fist glows yellow with electricity, with yellow sparks surrounding it. Dusknoir then punches the opponent with it.
Conway's Dusknoir Working on a Right Move! None

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other languages

  • Chinese: 雷光掌 Léi​guāng​ Zhǎng​
  • Dutch: Donderslag
  • Finnish: Ukkosnyrkki
  • French: Poing Éclair
  • German: Donnerschlag
  • Greek: Κεραυνογροθιά
  • Hindi: Bijli Ka Mukka
  • Italian: Tuonopugno
  • Korean: 번개펀치 Beongae Punch
  • Spanish: Puño Trueno (Gen III-present), Puño-Trueno (Gen I-II)
  • Serbian: Gromovita Pesnica
  • Portuguese(Brazilian): Soco do Trovão


Variations of the move Fire Punch
Physical Fire PunchIce PunchThunder Punch
Special Signal BeamRelic Song


Generation II TMs
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Generation II HMs
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