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Thunderbolt (move)

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Thunderbolt
10まんボルト 100,000 Volts
Thunderbolt.png
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Type  Electric
Category  Special
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  95
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make 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  

Thunderbolt (Japanese: 10まんボルト 100,000 Volts) is a damage-dealing Template:Type2 move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Thunderbolt does damage and has a 10% chance of paralyzing the target. Thunderbolt can't paralyze a target that has a Substitute or already has a major status ailment.

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, it affects all adjacent enemies.

Learnset

Generation I

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
025 025 Pikachu Electric 26Y
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 TM24

#   Pokémon Type
019 019 Rattata Normal
020 020 Raticate Normal
025 025 Pikachu Electric
026 026 Raichu Electric
029 029 Nidoran♀ Poison
030 030 Nidorina Poison
031 031 Nidoqueen Poison Ground
032 032 Nidoran♂ Poison
033 033 Nidorino Poison
034 034 Nidoking Poison Ground
035 035 Clefairy Normal
036 036 Clefable Normal
039 039 Jigglypuff Normal
040 040 Wigglytuff Normal
052 052 Meowth Normal
053 053 Persian Normal
056 056 Mankey Fighting
057 057 Primeape Fighting
081 081 Magnemite Electric
082 082 Magneton Electric
088 088 Grimer Poison
089 089 Muk Poison
092 092 Gastly Ghost Poison
093 093 Haunter Ghost Poison
094 094 Gengar Ghost Poison
100 100 Voltorb Electric
101 101 Electrode Electric
108 108 Lickitung Normal
109 109 Koffing Poison
110 110 Weezing Poison
111 111 Rhyhorn Ground Rock
112 112 Rhydon Ground Rock
113 113 Chansey Normal
115 115 Kangaskhan Normal
120 120 Staryu Water
121 121 Starmie Water Psychic
122 122 Mr. Mime Psychic
125 125 Electabuzz Electric
128 128 Tauros Normal
130 130 Gyarados Water Flying
131 131 Lapras Water
135 135 Jolteon Electric
137 137 Porygon Normal
143 143 Snorlax Normal
145 145 Zapdos Electric Flying
147 147 Dratini Dragon
148 148 Dragonair Dragon
149 149 Dragonite Dragon Flying
150 150 Mewtwo Psychic
151 151 Mew 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.

Generation II

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
025 025 Pikachu Electric 26
026 026 Raichu Electric --
125 125 Electabuzz Electric 47
239 239 Elekid Electric 41
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" | 179 | style="background: #FFF" | 179 | style="background: #FFF" | Mareep | colspan="2" style="background:#F8D030; text-align:center" | Electric | style="background: #FFF" | Pikachu, Raichu

|- | 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 Crystal
#   Pokémon Type
019 019 Rattata Normal
020 020 Raticate Normal
025 025 Pikachu Electric
026 026 Raichu Electric
029 029 Nidoran♀ Poison
030 030 Nidorina Poison
031 031 Nidoqueen Poison Ground
032 032 Nidoran♂ Poison
033 033 Nidorino Poison
034 034 Nidoking Poison Ground
035 035 Clefairy Normal
036 036 Clefable Normal
039 039 Jigglypuff Normal
040 040 Wigglytuff Normal
052 052 Meowth Normal
053 053 Persian Normal
056 056 Mankey Fighting
057 057 Primeape Fighting
081 081 Magnemite Electric Steel
082 082 Magneton Electric Steel
088 088 Grimer Poison
089 089 Muk Poison
092 092 Gastly Ghost Poison
093 093 Haunter Ghost Poison
094 094 Gengar Ghost Poison
100 100 Voltorb Electric
101 101 Electrode Electric
108 108 Lickitung Normal
109 109 Koffing Poison
110 110 Weezing Poison
111 111 Rhyhorn Ground Rock
112 112 Rhydon Ground Rock
113 113 Chansey Normal
115 115 Kangaskhan Normal
120 120 Staryu Water
121 121 Starmie Water Psychic
122 122 Mr. Mime Psychic
125 125 Electabuzz Electric
128 128 Tauros Normal
130 130 Gyarados Water Flying
131 131 Lapras Ice Water
135 135 Jolteon Electric
137 137 Porygon Normal
143 143 Snorlax Normal
145 145 Zapdos Electric Flying
147 147 Dratini Dragon
148 148 Dragonair Dragon
149 149 Dragonite Dragon Flying
150 150 Mewtwo Psychic
151 151 Mew Psychic
170 170 Chinchou Water Electric
171 171 Lanturn Water Electric
172 172 Pichu Electric
179 179 Mareep Electric
180 180 Flaaffy Electric
181 181 Ampharos Electric
190 190 Aipom Normal
200 200 Misdreavus Ghost
203 203 Girafarig Normal Psychic
206 206 Dunsparce Normal
209 209 Snubbull Normal
210 210 Granbull Normal
233 233 Porygon2 Normal
239 239 Elekid Electric
241 241 Miltank Normal
242 242 Blissey Normal
243 243 Raikou Electric
248 248 Tyranitar Rock Dark
249 249 Lugia Psychic Flying
250 250 Ho-Oh Fire Flying
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
025 025 Pikachu Electric 26
026 026 Raichu Electric --
125 125 Electabuzz Electric 47
239 239 Elekid Electric 41
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 TM24

#   Pokémon Type
019 019 Rattata Normal
020 020 Raticate Normal
025 025 Pikachu Electric
026 026 Raichu Electric
029 029 Nidoran♀ Poison
030 030 Nidorina Poison
031 031 Nidoqueen Poison Ground
032 032 Nidoran♂ Poison
033 033 Nidorino Poison
034 034 Nidoking Poison Ground
035 035 Clefairy Normal
036 036 Clefable Normal
039 039 Jigglypuff Normal
040 040 Wigglytuff Normal
052 052 Meowth Normal
053 053 Persian Normal
056 056 Mankey Fighting
057 057 Primeape Fighting
081 081 Magnemite Electric Steel
082 082 Magneton Electric Steel
088 088 Grimer Poison
089 089 Muk Poison
092 092 Gastly Ghost Poison
093 093 Haunter Ghost Poison
094 094 Gengar Ghost Poison
100 100 Voltorb Electric
101 101 Electrode Electric
108 108 Lickitung Normal
109 109 Koffing Poison
110 110 Weezing Poison
111 111 Rhyhorn Ground Rock
112 112 Rhydon Ground Rock
113 113 Chansey Normal
115 115 Kangaskhan Normal
120 120 Staryu Water
121 121 Starmie Water Psychic
122 122 Mr. Mime Psychic
125 125 Electabuzz Electric
128 128 Tauros Normal
130 130 Gyarados Water Flying
131 131 Lapras Ice Water
135 135 Jolteon Electric
137 137 Porygon Normal
143 143 Snorlax Normal
145 145 Zapdos Electric Flying
147 147 Dratini Dragon
148 148 Dragonair Dragon
149 149 Dragonite Dragon Flying
150 150 Mewtwo Psychic
151 151 Mew Psychic
161 161 Sentret Normal
162 162 Furret Normal
170 170 Chinchou Water Electric
171 171 Lanturn Water Electric
172 172 Pichu Electric
179 179 Mareep Electric
180 180 Flaaffy Electric
181 181 Ampharos Electric
190 190 Aipom Normal
200 200 Misdreavus Ghost
203 203 Girafarig Normal Psychic
206 206 Dunsparce Normal
209 209 Snubbull Normal
210 210 Granbull Normal
233 233 Porygon2 Normal
234 234 Stantler Normal
239 239 Elekid Electric
241 241 Miltank Normal
242 242 Blissey Normal
243 243 Raikou Electric
248 248 Tyranitar Rock Dark
249 249 Lugia Psychic Flying
250 250 Ho-Oh Fire Flying
263 263 Zigzagoon Normal
264 264 Linoone Normal
280 280 Ralts Psychic
281 281 Kirlia Psychic
282 282 Gardevoir Psychic
287 287 Slakoth Normal
288 288 Vigoroth Normal
289 289 Slaking Normal
299 299 Nosepass Rock
300 300 Skitty Normal
301 301 Delcatty Normal
306 306 Aggron Steel Rock
309 309 Electrike Electric
310 310 Manectric Electric
311 311 Plusle Electric
312 312 Minun Electric
313 313 Volbeat Bug
314 314 Illumise Bug
335 335 Zangoose Normal
351 351 Castform
Normal
Normal
351 351S Castform
Sunny Form
Fire
351 351R Castform
Rainy Form
Water
351 351H Castform
Hail Form
Ice
352 352 Kecleon Normal
353 353 Shuppet Ghost
354 354 Banette Ghost
359 359 Absol Dark
377 377 Regirock Rock
378 378 Regice Ice
379 379 Registeel Steel
380 380 Latias Dragon Psychic
381 381 Latios Dragon Psychic
382 382 Kyogre Water
383 383 Groudon Ground
384 384 Rayquaza Dragon Flying
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
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
025 025 Pikachu Electric 26
026 026 Raichu Electric --
125 125 Electabuzz Electric 43
239 239 Elekid Electric 37
466 466 Electivire Electric 43
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 TM24

#   Pokémon Type
019 019 Rattata Normal
020 020 Raticate Normal
025 025 Pikachu Electric
026 026 Raichu Electric
029 029 Nidoran♀ Poison
030 030 Nidorina Poison
031 031 Nidoqueen Poison Ground
032 032 Nidoran♂ Poison
033 033 Nidorino Poison
034 034 Nidoking Poison Ground
035 035 Clefairy Normal
036 036 Clefable Normal
039 039 Jigglypuff Normal
040 040 Wigglytuff Normal
052 052 Meowth Normal
053 053 Persian Normal
056 056 Mankey Fighting
057 057 Primeape Fighting
081 081 Magnemite Electric Steel
082 082 Magneton Electric Steel
088 088 Grimer Poison
089 089 Muk Poison
092 092 Gastly Ghost Poison
093 093 Haunter Ghost Poison
094 094 Gengar Ghost Poison
100 100 Voltorb Electric
101 101 Electrode Electric
108 108 Lickitung Normal
109 109 Koffing Poison
110 110 Weezing Poison
111 111 Rhyhorn Ground Rock
112 112 Rhydon Ground Rock
113 113 Chansey Normal
115 115 Kangaskhan Normal
120 120 Staryu Water
121 121 Starmie Water Psychic
122 122 Mr. Mime Psychic
125 125 Electabuzz Electric
128 128 Tauros Normal
130 130 Gyarados Water Flying
131 131 Lapras Ice Water
135 135 Jolteon Electric
137 137 Porygon Normal
143 143 Snorlax Normal
145 145 Zapdos Electric Flying
147 147 Dratini Dragon
148 148 Dragonair Dragon
149 149 Dragonite Dragon Flying
150 150 Mewtwo Psychic
151 151 Mew Psychic
161 161 Sentret Normal
162 162 Furret Normal
170 170 Chinchou Water Electric
171 171 Lanturn Water Electric
172 172 Pichu Electric
179 179 Mareep Electric
180 180 Flaaffy Electric
181 181 Ampharos Electric
190 190 Aipom Normal
200 200 Misdreavus Ghost
203 203 Girafarig Normal Psychic
206 206 Dunsparce Normal
209 209 Snubbull Normal
210 210 Granbull Normal
233 233 Porygon2 Normal
234 234 Stantler Normal
239 239 Elekid Electric
241 241 Miltank Normal
242 242 Blissey Normal
243 243 Raikou Electric
248 248 Tyranitar Rock Dark
249 249 Lugia Psychic Flying
250 250 Ho-Oh Fire Flying
263 263 Zigzagoon Normal
264 264 Linoone Normal
280 280 Ralts Psychic
281 281 Kirlia Psychic
282 282 Gardevoir Psychic
287 287 Slakoth Normal
288 288 Vigoroth Normal
289 289 Slaking Normal
299 299 Nosepass Rock
300 300 Skitty Normal
301 301 Delcatty Normal
306 306 Aggron Steel Rock
309 309 Electrike Electric
310 310 Manectric Electric
311 311 Plusle Electric
312 312 Minun Electric
313 313 Volbeat Bug
314 314 Illumise Bug
335 335 Zangoose Normal
351 351 Castform
Normal
Normal
351 351S Castform
Sunny Form
Fire
351 351R Castform
Rainy Form
Water
351 351H Castform
Hail Form
Ice
352 352 Kecleon Normal
353 353 Shuppet Ghost
354 354 Banette Ghost
359 359 Absol Dark
377 377 Regirock Rock
378 378 Regice Ice
379 379 Registeel Steel
380 380 Latias Dragon Psychic
381 381 Latios Dragon Psychic
382 382 Kyogre Water
383 383 Groudon Ground
384 384 Rayquaza Dragon Flying
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
399 399 Bidoof Normal
400 400 Bibarel Normal Water
403 403 Shinx Electric
404 404 Luxio Electric
405 405 Luxray Electric
408 408 Cranidos Rock
409 409 Rampardos Rock
410 410 Shieldon Rock Steel
411 411 Bastiodon Rock Steel
417 417 Pachirisu Electric
424 424 Ambipom Normal
425 425 Drifloon Ghost Flying
426 426 Drifblim Ghost Flying
427 427 Buneary Normal
428 428 Lopunny Normal
429 429 Mismagius Ghost
431 431 Glameow Normal
432 432 Purugly Normal
439 439 Mime Jr. Psychic
446 446 Munchlax Normal
462 462 Magnezone Electric Steel
463 463 Lickilicky Normal
464 464 Rhyperior Ground Rock
466 466 Electivire Electric
467 467 Magmortar Fire
474 474 Porygon-Z Normal
475 475 Gallade Psychic Fighting
476 476 Probopass Rock Steel
478 478 Froslass Ice Ghost
479 479 Rotom
Normal Rotom
Electric Ghost
479 479O Rotom
Heat Rotom
Electric Ghost
479 479W Rotom
Wash Rotom
Electric Ghost
479 479R Rotom
Frost Rotom
Electric Ghost
479 479F Rotom
Fan Rotom
Electric Ghost
479 479L Rotom
Mow Rotom
Electric Ghost
480 480 Uxie Psychic
481 481 Mesprit Psychic
482 482 Azelf Psychic
483 483 Dialga Steel Dragon
484 484 Palkia Water Dragon
486 486 Regigigas Normal
487 487 Giratina
Altered Forme
Ghost Dragon
487 487O Giratina
Origin Forme
Ghost Dragon
491 491 Darkrai Dark
493 493 Arceus Water
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
025 025 Pikachu Electric 29
026 026 Raichu Electric --
125 125 Electabuzz Electric 50
239 239 Elekid Electric 46
466 466 Electivire Electric 50
603 603 Eelektrik Electric 44
618 618 Stunfisk Electric Ground 45
644 644 Zekrom Dragon Electric 22
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 TM24

#   Pokémon Type
019 019 Rattata Normal
020 020 Raticate Normal
025 025 Pikachu Electric
026 026 Raichu Electric
029 029 Nidoran♀ Poison
030 030 Nidorina Poison
031 031 Nidoqueen Poison Ground
032 032 Nidoran♂ Poison
033 033 Nidorino Poison
034 034 Nidoking Poison Ground
035 035 Clefairy Normal
036 036 Clefable Normal
039 039 Jigglypuff Normal
040 040 Wigglytuff Normal
052 052 Meowth Normal
053 053 Persian Normal
056 056 Mankey Fighting
057 057 Primeape Fighting
081 081 Magnemite Electric Steel
082 082 Magneton Electric Steel
088 088 Grimer Poison
089 089 Muk Poison
092 092 Gastly Ghost Poison
093 093 Haunter Ghost Poison
094 094 Gengar Ghost Poison
100 100 Voltorb Electric
101 101 Electrode Electric
108 108 Lickitung Normal
109 109 Koffing Poison
110 110 Weezing Poison
111 111 Rhyhorn Ground Rock
112 112 Rhydon Ground Rock
113 113 Chansey Normal
115 115 Kangaskhan Normal
120 120 Staryu Water
121 121 Starmie Water Psychic
122 122 Mr. Mime Psychic
125 125 Electabuzz Electric
128 128 Tauros Normal
130 130 Gyarados Water Flying
131 131 Lapras Ice Water
135 135 Jolteon Electric
137 137 Porygon Normal
143 143 Snorlax Normal
145 145 Zapdos Electric Flying
147 147 Dratini Dragon
148 148 Dragonair Dragon
149 149 Dragonite Dragon Flying
150 150 Mewtwo Psychic
151 151 Mew Psychic
161 161 Sentret Normal
162 162 Furret Normal
170 170 Chinchou Water Electric
171 171 Lanturn Water Electric
172 172 Pichu Electric
179 179 Mareep Electric
180 180 Flaaffy Electric
181 181 Ampharos Electric
190 190 Aipom Normal
200 200 Misdreavus Ghost
203 203 Girafarig Normal Psychic
206 206 Dunsparce Normal
209 209 Snubbull Normal
210 210 Granbull Normal
233 233 Porygon2 Normal
234 234 Stantler Normal
239 239 Elekid Electric
241 241 Miltank Normal
242 242 Blissey Normal
243 243 Raikou Electric
248 248 Tyranitar Rock Dark
249 249 Lugia Psychic Flying
250 250 Ho-Oh Fire Flying
263 263 Zigzagoon Normal
264 264 Linoone Normal
280 280 Ralts Psychic
281 281 Kirlia Psychic
282 282 Gardevoir Psychic
287 287 Slakoth Normal
288 288 Vigoroth Normal
289 289 Slaking Normal
299 299 Nosepass Rock
300 300 Skitty Normal
301 301 Delcatty Normal
306 306 Aggron Steel Rock
309 309 Electrike Electric
310 310 Manectric Electric
311 311 Plusle Electric
312 312 Minun Electric
313 313 Volbeat Bug
314 314 Illumise Bug
335 335 Zangoose Normal
351 351 Castform
Normal
Normal
351 351S Castform
Sunny Form
Fire
351 351R Castform
Rainy Form
Water
351 351H Castform
Hail Form
Ice
352 352 Kecleon Normal
353 353 Shuppet Ghost
354 354 Banette Ghost
359 359 Absol Dark
377 377 Regirock Rock
378 378 Regice Ice
379 379 Registeel Steel
380 380 Latias Dragon Psychic
381 381 Latios Dragon Psychic
382 382 Kyogre Water
383 383 Groudon Ground
384 384 Rayquaza Dragon Flying
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
399 399 Bidoof Normal
400 400 Bibarel Normal Water
403 403 Shinx Electric
404 404 Luxio Electric
405 405 Luxray Electric
408 408 Cranidos Rock
409 409 Rampardos Rock
410 410 Shieldon Rock Steel
411 411 Bastiodon Rock Steel
417 417 Pachirisu Electric
424 424 Ambipom Normal
425 425 Drifloon Ghost Flying
426 426 Drifblim Ghost Flying
427 427 Buneary Normal
428 428 Lopunny Normal
429 429 Mismagius Ghost
431 431 Glameow Normal
432 432 Purugly Normal
439 439 Mime Jr. Psychic
446 446 Munchlax Normal
462 462 Magnezone Electric Steel
463 463 Lickilicky Normal
464 464 Rhyperior Ground Rock
466 466 Electivire Electric
467 467 Magmortar Fire
474 474 Porygon-Z Normal
475 475 Gallade Psychic Fighting
476 476 Probopass Rock Steel
478 478 Froslass Ice Ghost
479 479 Rotom
Normal Rotom
Electric Ghost
479 479O Rotom
Heat Rotom
Electric Fire
479 479W Rotom
Wash Rotom
Electric Water
479 479R Rotom
Frost Rotom
Electric Ice
479 479F Rotom
Fan Rotom
Electric Flying
479 479L Rotom
Mow Rotom
Electric Grass
480 480 Uxie Psychic
481 481 Mesprit Psychic
482 482 Azelf Psychic
483 483 Dialga Steel Dragon
484 484 Palkia Water Dragon
486 486 Regigigas Normal
487 487 Giratina
Altered Forme
Ghost Dragon
487 487O Giratina
Origin Forme
Ghost Dragon
491 491 Darkrai Dark
493 493 Arceus Water
494 494 Victini Psychic Fire
504 504 Patrat Normal
505 505 Watchog Normal
506 506 Lillipup Normal
507 507 Herdier Normal
508 508 Stoutland Normal
522 522 Blitzle Electric
523 523 Zebstrika Electric
531 531 Audino Normal
569 569 Garbodor Poison
572 572 Minccino Normal
573 573 Cinccino Normal
574 574 Gothita Psychic
575 575 Gothorita Psychic
576 576 Gothitelle Psychic
587 587 Emolga Electric Flying
595 595 Joltik Bug Electric
596 596 Galvantula Bug Electric
597 597 Ferroseed Grass Steel
598 598 Ferrothorn Grass Steel
599 599 Klink Steel
600 600 Klang Steel
601 601 Klinklang Steel
603 603 Eelektrik Electric
604 604 Eelektross Electric
605 605 Elgyem Psychic
606 606 Beheeyem Psychic
618 618 Stunfisk Electric Ground
623 623 Golurk Ground Ghost
642 642 Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
Electric Flying
644 644 Zekrom Dragon Electric
648 648 Meloetta
Aria Forme
Normal Psychic
648 648 Meloetta
Aria Forme
Normal Fighting
649 649 Genesect Bug Steel
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In the anime


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Thunderbolt II.png File:Thunderbolt III.png.png File:Thunderbolt IV.png.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

  • In some copies of Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, using Thunderbolt or Thunder may cause the game to freeze during the moves' animation sequences. This can be remedied by turning off the battle animations in the options menu. Also, in Pokémon FireRed, LeafGreen, and Emerald, the sound of Thunderbolt or Thunder may get stuck until the game resets.
  • In the console games, Thunderbolt is shown going straight forward to the foes' Pokémon, while in the handheld games it is shown going straight down. This was most likely done to prevent confusion with Thunder.
  • Because of Pikachu's early mastery of this move in the anime, it is by far one of the most used moves throughout the entire series, being used since even the earliest episodes. However, such episodes would also use moves simply called "Electric attack" or even "lightning" attack.
  • Both ThunderShock and Thunderbolt were translated to Portuguese as "Choque do Trovão".
  • Thunderbolt's Japanese name corresponds with Raichu's Pokédex entries which state that its Electric attacks can reach up to 100,000 volts of electricity.
  • In Pokémon Red and Green, the battle animation for Thunderbolt contains several more, shorter flashes compared to the animation in the international Pokémon Red and Blue. The attack animation was likely toned down to prevent epileptic seizures.
By sonikku1011
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In other languages

  • Chinese: 十萬伏特 Shíwàn Fútè
  • Dutch: Bliksemstraal
  • Finnish: Ukkosisku
  • French: Tonnerre
  • German: Donnerblitz
  • Greek: Αστροπελέκι
  • Italian: Fulmine, Superfulmine (anime)
  • Korean: 10만볼트 Sipman Volt
  • Norwegian: Tordenkile
  • Polish: Elektro Wstrząs
  • Portuguese (Brazilian): Choque do Trovão, Relâmpago
  • Portuguese (European): Choque do Trovão, Raio
  • Spanish (European): Rayo
  • Spanish (Latin American): Impactrueno, Rayo (in Get your Rotom Running!)
  • Serbian: Munja
  • Herbrew: מכת ברק Macat barack (Lightning bolt)


Variations of the move Flamethrower
Special FlamethrowerIce BeamThunderbolt


Generation I TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation I HMs
0102030405
Generation III TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation III HMs
0102030405060708RSE
Generation IV TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
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