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Revision as of 03:20, 10 February 2013

Tornadus #641: Tornadus
Pokémon
#643: Reshiram Reshiram
Thundurus
ボルトロス Voltolos
#642
642Thundurus-Therian.png
Therian Forme art by Ken Sugimori from Black 2 and White 2
Type
Electric Flying
Category
Bolt Strike Pokémon
Abilities
Prankster
Incarnate Forme
Volt Absorb
Therian Forme
Defiant
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Unova
#148 #199
Regional Browser numbers
Height
4'11"/1.5 m
Incarnate Forme
9'10"/3.0 m
Therian Forme
Weight
143.3 lbs.
Imperial
65.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
3 (0.4%)
Body style
Body04.png
Footprint
 F642.png 
Gender ratio
100% male
Breeding
Undiscovered group 121 cycles
(30855 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
3
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 261 Battle Exp.: 2611*

Thundurus (Japanese: ボルトロス Voltolos) is a dual-type Electric/Flying legendary Pokémon.

While he is not known to evolve into or from any Pokémon, he has a second Forme activated by using the Reveal Glass. His original Forme, Incarnate Forme, will then become Therian Forme.

His Therian Forme was officially revealed May 12, 2012.

Along with Tornadus and Landorus, he is a part of the Kami trio.

Biology

Physiology

In Incarnate Forme, Thundurus is a blue, muscular humanoid Pokémon, which resembles a genie. On his head is a single, long, sharp, purple horn. Thundurus has white, zigzagging and jutting styled hair, a spiky white mustache and two pointed blue ears on either side of his head. His eyes are yellow with beady white irises and no visible pupils. The front of Thundurus' body is covered in various, irregularly shaped purple spots. His broad chest consists of two joined, purple, rounded-diamond shaped pecks and his shoulders, elbows and navel are adorned with raindrop like designs. He has two spotted muscular arms, with five fingers on each hand. His lower body consists of a trailing cloud, with a thick, long, curling, purple, cable-like tail. Spanning the length of his tail, Thundurus has several ball-like structures. They are a dark grey color, and each has a long, sharp spike on one side.

In Therian Forme, Thundurus is a large, blue, sleek, bipedal snake or dragon-like Pokémon. The horn on his head is now thicker and extends out more, while his ears become more pointy and pinned back. Thundurus' hair remains the same; the mustache now takes on a more raised snout and fanged-maw-like appearance, with two curving wisps flowing back and past his ears. His eyes remain yellow, but with larger irises which still lack visible pupils. His chest remains broad and unchanged, while his navel is bejeweled with a blue gem. Thundurus' arms have lost much of their muscular bulk, and are now slimmer. He has two paw-like hands, each covered in a trailing cloud-like fluff and with three claw-tipped fingers. Thundurus' purple lower half is much smaller then his upper body, and consist of two hind-legs and his tail. His feet are elongated, with three downward curved toes and claws. Thundurus' tail also remains largely unchanged, although it is thicker at the base and tapers off and becomes thinner toward the tip.

Gender differences

Thundurus is a male-only species with no female counterpart.

Special abilities

Thundurus can shoot thunderbolts from his tail.

Behavior

Habitat

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Therian Forme Thundurus in the anime

Major appearances

A Thundurus made his TV episode debut in Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 1 and Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 2. It appeared on Milos Island after Team Rocket destroyed its shrine, then began fighting with Tornadus. Later, when Landorus tried to stop them, they fought Landorus together, even after Jessie, James, Meowth and Dr. Zager tried to capture them.

Thundurus appeared in both of his Formes in Unova's Survival Crisis!, where he was summoned to the Abyssal Ruins by Giovanni and sent on a rampage alongside Tornadus and Landorus. Eventually, the three were freed by Meloetta and departed.

Minor appearances

Thundurus made his debut in a cameo appearance in the credits of Black—Victini and Reshiram.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

File:TP Thundurus Adventures.png
Team Plasma's Thundurus

Thundurus, along with Tornadus and Landorus, is captured by Giallo in the Pokémon Adventures manga. He was first seen at Nimbasa City, appearing to Black during his Gym challenge. He then appeared battling with Tornadus at the Battle Subway before his capture, and was later given to the Shadow Triad to be used to battle the Gym Leaders at Nacrene City.

In the TCG

Main article: Thundurus (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
Diamond {{{diamonddex}}}
Pearl {{{pearldex}}}
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
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 As it flies around, it shoots lightning all over the place and causes forest fires. It is therefore disliked.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Trade
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
One Roaming Unova (White only)
Black 2 White 2
None Transfer from Dream Radar
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Gates to Infinity
Hell's Mouth (Golden Chamber)
Pokémon Rumble Blast Autumnwood: Firebreathing Mountain (Random Legendary Encounter)*

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
B Milos Island Thundurus Japanese Japan
Wi-Fi
70 December 16, 2011 to January 10, 2012
B Samroseuseom Thundurus Korean Wi-Fi 70 May 14 to July 5, 2012

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* Revival Herb Revival Herb (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 79
139 - 186 268 - 362
Attack: 115
108 - 183 211 - 361
Defense: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Sp.Atk: 125
117 - 194 229 - 383
Sp.Def: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Speed: 111
104 - 179 204 - 353
Total: 580   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Therian Forme
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 79
139 - 186 268 - 362
Attack: 105
99 - 172 193 - 339
Defense: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Sp.Atk: 145
135 - 216 265 - 427
Sp.Def: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Speed: 101
95 - 168 186 - 331
Total: 580   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Uproar Normal Special 09090 100100% 10
00Start Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
00Start ThunderShock Electric Special 04040 100100% 30
077 Swagger Normal Status 0000 09090% 15
1313 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
1919 Revenge Fighting Physical 06060 100100% 10
2525 Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 —% 20
3131 Heal Block Psychic Status 0000 100100% 15
3737 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
4343 Discharge Electric Special 08080 100100% 15
4949 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
5555 Charge Electric Status 0000 —% 20
6161 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 —% 20
6767 Thunder Electric Special 120120 07070% 10
7373 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100100% 15
7979 Hammer Arm Fighting Physical 100100 09090% 10
8585 Thrash Normal Physical 120120 100100% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Thundurus obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Thundurus
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Thundurus
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM08 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM23 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 120120 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM34 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM58 Sky Drop Flying Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 03030 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM63 Embargo Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM72 Volt Switch Electric Special 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM91 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM93 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Flying Sprite.png HM02 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Thundurus
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Thundurus

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Thundurus in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Thundurus in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Thundurus
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Thundurus

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Dark Pulse Dark Special 80 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Foul Play Dark Physical 95 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
B W B2 W2 Knock Off Dark Physical 20 100% 20
B W B2 W2 Role Play Psychic Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Superpower Fighting Physical 120 100% 5
B W B2 W2 ThunderPunch Electric Physical 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Uproar Normal Special 90 100% 10
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Thundurus can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Thundurus cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Thundurus
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Thundurus

By events

Generation V
Other generations:
None
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Milos Island ThundurusLv.70
Samroseuseom ThundurusLv.70
Hammer Arm Fighting Physical 100 90% 10
  • A superscript level indicates that Thundurus can learn this move normally in Generation V at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Thundurus
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Thundurus

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Sky
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2642.png Strong: Weak:
PokéPark Pad entry:
He is Tornadus's fighting buddy. In the past, they got into a lot of trouble together, and Landorus yelled at them. He lives a quiet life now.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

From BW/B2W2
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
Thundurus
 Electric  Flying 

Reveal Glass
Reveal Glass


From Dream Radar
Thundurus
Therian Forme
Thundurus
 Electric  Flying 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation III.
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation IV.
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 642.png Spr 5b 642.png Spr b 5b 642.png
Spr 5b2 642T.png Spr b 5b2 642T.png
Spr 5b 642 s.png Spr 5b 642 s.png Spr b 5b 642 s.png
Spr 5b2 642T s.png Spr b 5b2 642T s.png
ThundurusThundurus For other sprites and images, please see Thundurus images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Thundurus and Tornadus have identical base stat distribution in their Incarnate Formes.
  • Therian Forme Thundurus has the highest Special Attack of all Electric-type Pokémon.
  • Thundurus' species, the Bolt Strike Pokémon, shares its name with the move Bolt Strike in both Japanese and English; however, it cannot learn the move, which is Zekrom's signature move.

Origin

In Incarnate Forme, Thundurus is based on Raijin, the kami of thunder and lightning. It may also have drawn inspiration from genies.

In Therian Forme, Thundurus seems to be based on a reptile, most likely a snake or dragon. It may also draw inspiration from the Azure Dragon and/or Black Tortoise of the Chinese Four Symbols constellation, or from Quetzalcoatl, a god from the Aztec mythology that resembles a feathered serpent.

Name origin

Thundurus is a corruption of thunderous.

Voltolos is derived from volt.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ボルトロス Voltolos From the English volt
France Flag.png French Fulguris From the Latin Fulgur, meaning lightning
Spain Flag.png Spanish Thundurus Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Voltolos Same as Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Thundurus Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 볼트로스 Bolteuroseu Transliteration of Japanese name


Notes


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