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Thunder Punch (move)

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Thunder Punch
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 adjacent to 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.

Thunder Punch (Japanese: かみなりパンチ Thunder Punch), formatted as ThunderPunch prior to Pokémon X and Y, is a damage-dealing Electric-type move introduced in Generation I. It was TM41 in Generation II.

Effect

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

Description

Games Description
Stad A special Electric-type attack. Has a one-in-ten chance of paralyzing the target.
Stad2 A special Electric-type attack. Has a one-in-ten shot at paralyzing the target.
GSC An electric punch. It may paralyze.
RSE An electrified punch that may paralyze the foe.
FRLG The foe is punched with an electrified fist. It may leave the foe paralyzed.
Colo.XD An electrified punch that may paralyze the target.
PMDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also cause paralysis and prevent any attacks or moves.
DPPtHGSS The foe is punched with an electrified fist. It may leave the target with paralysis.
BWB2W2 The target is punched with an electrified fist. It may also leave the target with paralysis.
XY The target is punched with an electrified fist. This may also leave the target with paralysis.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan Fighting Fighting 43 26 26 31 36 36
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz Electric Fighting 42 --, 9 --, 9 28 38 29 29
149 Dragonite Dragonite Dragon Flying       -- -- --
181 Ampharos Ampharos Electric Electric   30 30 30 30 30
239 Elekid Elekid Electric Electric   9 9 28 36 29 29
308 Medicham Medicham Fighting Psychic     -- -- -- --
356 Dusclops Dusclops Ghost Ghost       -- -- --
466 Electivire Electivire Electric Electric       28 38 29 29
467 Magmortar Magmortar Fire Fire       -- -- --
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir Ghost Ghost       -- -- --
486 Regigigas Regigigas Normal Normal       -- -- --
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Type Machine
I
--
II
TM41
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
025 Pikachu Pikachu Electric Electric
026 Raichu Raichu Electric Electric
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen Poison Ground
034 Nidoking Nidoking Poison Ground
035 Clefairy Clefairy Normal Normal
036 Clefable Clefable Normal Normal
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff Normal Normal
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff Normal Normal
056 Mankey Mankey Fighting Fighting
057 Primeape Primeape Fighting Fighting
063 Abra Abra Psychic Psychic
064 Kadabra Kadabra Psychic Psychic
065 Alakazam Alakazam Psychic Psychic
066 Machop Machop Fighting Fighting
067 Machoke Machoke Fighting Fighting
068 Machamp Machamp Fighting Fighting
088 Grimer Grimer Poison Poison
089 Muk Muk Poison Poison
094 Gengar Gengar Ghost Poison
096 Drowzee Drowzee Psychic Psychic
097 Hypno Hypno Psychic Psychic
104 Cubone Cubone Ground Ground
105 Marowak Marowak Ground Ground
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan Fighting Fighting
108 Lickitung Lickitung Normal Normal
112 Rhydon Rhydon Rock Ground
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan Normal Normal
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Psychic Psychic
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz Electric Electric
126 Magmar Magmar Fire Fire
143 Snorlax Snorlax Normal Normal
149 Dragonite Dragonite Dragon Flying
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo Psychic Psychic
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
157 Typhlosion Typhlosion Fire Fire
161 Sentret Sentret Normal Normal
162 Furret Furret Normal Normal
165 Ledyba Ledyba Bug Flying
166 Ledian Ledian Bug Flying
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy Electric Electric
181 Ampharos Ampharos Electric Electric
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo Rock Rock
190 Aipom Aipom Normal Normal
209 Snubbull Snubbull Normal Normal
210 Granbull Granbull Normal Normal
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa Normal Normal
217 Ursaring Ursaring Normal Normal
239 Elekid Elekid Electric Electric
240 Magby Magby Fire Fire
241 Miltank Miltank Normal Normal
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Type Father
II III IV V VI
063 Abra Abra Psychic Psychic   HitmonchanElectabuzzMedicham HitmonchanElectabuzzElectivireMedichamMagmortar HitmonchanElectabuzzElectivireMedichamMagmortar HitmonchanElectabuzzElectivireMedichamMagmortar
066 Machop Machop Fighting Fighting     HitmonchanElectabuzzElectivireMedichamMagmortar HitmonchanElectabuzzElectivireMedichamMagmortar HitmonchanElectabuzzElectivireMedichamMagmortar
092 Gastly Gastly Ghost Poison     DusclopsDusknoir DusclopsDusknoir DusclopsDusknoir
096 Drowzee Drowzee Psychic Psychic   HitmonchanElectabuzzMedicham HitmonchanElectabuzzElectivireMedichamMagmortar HitmonchanElectabuzzElectivireMedichamMagmortar HitmonchanElectabuzzElectivireMedichamMagmortar
172 Pichu Pichu Electric Electric     Ampharos Ampharos Ampharos
240 Magby Magby Fire Fire   HitmonchanElectabuzzMedicham HitmonchanElectabuzzElectivireMedichamMagmortar HitmonchanElectabuzzElectivireMedichamMagmortar HitmonchanElectabuzzElectivireMedichamMagmortar
307 Meditite Meditite Fighting Psychic   HitmonchanElectabuzzMedicham HitmonchanElectabuzzElectivireMedichamMagmortar HitmonchanElectabuzzElectivireMedichamMagmortar HitmonchanElectabuzzElectivireMedichamMagmortar
390 Chimchar Chimchar Fire Fire     HitmonchanElectabuzzElectivireAmpharosMedichamMagmortar HitmonchanElectabuzzElectivireAmpharosMedichamMagmortar HitmonchanElectabuzzElectivireAmpharosMedichamMagmortar
427 Buneary Buneary Normal Normal     HitmonchanElectabuzzElectivireAmpharosMedichamMagmortar HitmonchanElectabuzzElectivireAmpharosMedichamMagmortar HitmonchanElectabuzzElectivireAmpharosMedichamMagmortar
559 Scraggy Scraggy Dark Fighting       DragoniteAmpharos DragoniteAmpharos
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Type Game
FRLG E XD DP Pt HGSS BW B2W2
004 Charmander Charmander Fire Fire
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon Fire Fire
006 Charizard Charizard Fire Flying
025 Pikachu Pikachu Electric Electric
026 Raichu Raichu Electric Electric
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen Poison Ground
034 Nidoking Nidoking Poison Ground
035 Clefairy Clefairy Normal Normal
036 Clefable Clefable Normal Normal
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff Normal Normal
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff Normal Normal
056 Mankey Mankey Fighting Fighting
057 Primeape Primeape Fighting Fighting
063 Abra Abra Psychic Psychic
064 Kadabra Kadabra Psychic Psychic
065 Alakazam Alakazam Psychic Psychic
066 Machop Machop Fighting Fighting
067 Machoke Machoke Fighting Fighting
068 Machamp Machamp Fighting Fighting
074 Geodude Geodude Rock Ground
075 Graveler Graveler Rock Ground
076 Golem Golem Rock Ground
088 Grimer Grimer Poison Poison
089 Muk Muk Poison Poison
092 Gastly Gastly Ghost Poison
093 Haunter Haunter Ghost Poison
094 Gengar Gengar Ghost Poison
096 Drowzee Drowzee Psychic Psychic
097 Hypno Hypno Psychic Psychic
104 Cubone Cubone Ground Ground
105 Marowak Marowak Ground Ground
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan Fighting Fighting
108 Lickitung Lickitung Normal Normal
112 Rhydon Rhydon Rock Ground
113 Chansey Chansey Normal Normal
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan Normal Normal
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Psychic Psychic
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz Electric Electric
126 Magmar Magmar Fire Fire
143 Snorlax Snorlax Normal Normal
149 Dragonite Dragonite Dragon Flying
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo Psychic Psychic
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
157 Typhlosion Typhlosion Fire Fire
161 Sentret Sentret Normal Normal
162 Furret Furret Normal Normal
165 Ledyba Ledyba Bug Flying
166 Ledian Ledian Bug Flying
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy Electric Electric
181 Ampharos Ampharos Electric Electric
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo Rock Rock
190 Aipom Aipom Normal Normal
209 Snubbull Snubbull Normal Normal
210 Granbull Granbull Normal Normal
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa Normal Normal
217 Ursaring Ursaring Normal Normal
239 Elekid Elekid Electric Electric
240 Magby Magby Fire Fire
241 Miltank Miltank Normal Normal
242 Blissey Blissey Normal Normal
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar Rock Dark
252 Treecko Treecko Grass Grass
253 Grovyle Grovyle Grass Grass
254 Sceptile Sceptile Grass Grass
256 Combusken Combusken Fire Fighting
257 Blaziken Blaziken Fire Fighting
271 Lombre Lombre Water Grass
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo Water Grass
280 Ralts Ralts Psychic Psychic
281 Kirlia Kirlia Psychic Psychic
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir Psychic Psychic
286 Breloom Breloom Grass Fighting
287 Slakoth Slakoth Normal Normal
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth Normal Normal
289 Slaking Slaking Normal Normal
293 Whismur Whismur Normal Normal
294 Loudred Loudred Normal Normal
295 Exploud Exploud Normal Normal
296 Makuhita Makuhita Fighting Fighting
297 Hariyama Hariyama Fighting Fighting
299 Nosepass Nosepass Rock Rock
302 Sableye Sableye Dark Ghost
303 Mawile Mawile Steel Steel
306 Aggron Aggron Steel Rock
307 Meditite Meditite Fighting Psychic
308 Medicham Medicham Fighting Psychic
311 Plusle Plusle Electric Electric
312 Minun Minun Electric Electric
313 Volbeat Volbeat Bug Bug
314 Illumise Illumise Bug Bug
316 Gulpin Gulpin Poison Poison
317 Swalot Swalot Poison Poison
326 Grumpig Grumpig Psychic Psychic
327 Spinda Spinda Normal Normal
330 Flygon Flygon Ground Dragon
331 Cacnea Cacnea Grass Grass
332 Cacturne Cacturne Grass Dark
335 Zangoose Zangoose Normal Normal
352 Kecleon Kecleon Normal Normal
356 Dusclops Dusclops Ghost Ghost
375 Metang Metang Steel Psychic
376 Metagross Metagross Steel Psychic
377 Regirock Regirock Rock Rock
378 Regice Regice Ice Ice
379 Registeel Registeel Steel Steel
383 Groudon Groudon Ground Ground
385 Jirachi Jirachi Steel Psychic
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Normal Forme
Psychic Psychic
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Speed Forme
Psychic Psychic
390 Chimchar Chimchar Fire Fire
391 Monferno Monferno Fire Fighting
392 Infernape Infernape Fire Fighting
408 Cranidos Cranidos Rock Rock
409 Rampardos Rampardos Rock Rock
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu Electric Electric
424 Ambipom Ambipom Normal Normal
427 Buneary Buneary Normal Normal
428 Lopunny Lopunny Normal Normal
446 Munchlax Munchlax Normal Normal
447 Riolu Riolu Fighting Fighting
448 Lucario Lucario Fighting Steel
453 Croagunk Croagunk Poison Fighting
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak Poison Fighting
463 Lickilicky Lickilicky Normal Normal
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior Ground Rock
466 Electivire Electivire Electric Electric
467 Magmortar Magmortar Fire Fire
475 Gallade Gallade Psychic Fighting
476 Probopass Probopass Rock Steel
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir Ghost Ghost
480 Uxie Uxie Psychic Psychic
481 Mesprit Mesprit Psychic Psychic
482 Azelf Azelf Psychic Psychic
486 Regigigas Regigigas Normal Normal
494 Victini Victini Psychic Fire
499 Pignite Pignite Fire Fighting
500 Emboar Emboar Fire Fighting
505 Watchog Watchog Normal Normal
531 Audino Audino Normal Normal
532 Timburr Timburr Fighting Fighting
533 Gurdurr Gurdurr Fighting Fighting
534 Conkeldurr Conkeldurr Fighting Fighting
538 Throh Throh Fighting Fighting
539 Sawk Sawk Fighting Fighting
559 Scraggy Scraggy Dark Fighting
560 Scrafty Scrafty Dark Fighting
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus Psychic Psychic
604 Eelektross Eelektross Electric Electric
621 Druddigon Druddigon Dragon Dragon
622 Golett Golett Ground Ghost
623 Golurk Golurk Ground Ghost
631 Heatmor Heatmor Fire Fire
642 Thundurus Thundurus Electric Flying
644 Zekrom Zekrom Dragon Electric
648 Meloetta Meloetta Normal Psychic
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

Special move

Generation III

#   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

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
239 239 ElekidLv.11 Electric Pokéwalker - Suburban Area
239 239 ElekidLv.5 Electric Pokéwalker - Amity Meadow
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

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
056 056 Mankey Fighting Dream World - Rugged Mountain
165 165 Ledyba Bug Flying Dream World - Windswept Sky
240 240 Magby Fire Dream World - Rugged Mountain
331 331 Cacnea Grass Dream World - Rugged Mountain
539 539 Sawk Fighting Dream World - Dream Park
622 622 Golett Ground Ghost Dream World - Spooky Manor
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 event

Generation IV

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
390 390 Chimchar Fire Birthday Events
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

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
257 257 Blaziken Fire Fighting JR Kyushu Event
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

Ellie Ampharos ThunderPunch.png Gary Electivire ThunderPunch.png Conway Dusknoir ThunderPunch.png Drake Electabuzz ThunderPunch.png
Ampharos Electivire Dusknoir Electabuzz
The opponent is hit by a lightning punch from 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.
Kaz'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
Ellie's Ampharos The Light of Floccesy Ranch! None
466 Electivire One or both of Electivire's fists is surrounded by yellow electricity, which may be accompanied by yellow sparks. 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 glows yellow with static electricity as it makes a fist. It then pulls its fist back and punches the opponent.
Clayton's Mr. Mime Short and To the Punch! None
392 Infernape Infernape's fist is surrounded by yellow sparks, which grow into a ball of electrical energy. Infernape then punches the opponent.
Flint's Infernape Flint Sparks the Fire! None
477 Dusknoir Electricity surrounds one of Dusknoir's fists before fading. Then, its fist glows yellow, surrounded by sparks of electricity. Dusknoir then punches the opponent.
Conway's Dusknoir Working on a Right Move! None
Farrell's Dusknoir Breaking Titles at the Chateau! None
149 Dragonite Dragonite's fist is surrounded by yellow sparks, which grow into a ball of electrical energy. Dragonite then punches the opponent.
Iris's Dragonite Iris and the Rogue Dragonite! None
295 Exploud Exploud's fist is surrounded by yellow sparks, which grow into a ball of electrical energy. Exploud then punches the opponent.
A wild Exploud Team Rocket's Shocking Recruit! None

In the manga

In the Aim to Be a Card Master!! manga


In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In the Pokémon Gold and Silver: The Golden Boys manga


In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga


In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blazing Exploration Team manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In other generations

ThunderPunch I.png ThunderPunch II.png ThunderPunch III.png ThunderPunch IV.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 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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

  • Gastly is able to learn this move despite lacking arms or hands.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 雷光掌 Léi​guāng​ Zhǎng
Denmark Flag.png Danish Tordenslag
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Donderslag
Finland Flag.png Finnish Ukkoställi (EP042)
Ukkoslyönti (EP071)
Ukkosnyrkki (EP267/AG)
France Flag.png French Poing Éclair
Germany Flag.png German Donnerschlag
Greece Flag.png Greek Κεραυνογροθιά
India Flag.png Hindi बिजली का मुक्का Bijli Ka Mukka
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Pukulan Halilintar
Italy Flag.png Italian Tuonopugno
South Korea Flag.png Korean 번개펀치 Beongae Punch
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Soco do Trovão
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Soco Trovão
Romania Flag.png Romanian Pumnul Electric
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Gromovita Pesnica
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Golpe de Trueno (EP042)
Golpe Trueno (EP103, EP222-present)
Puño Trueno (EP112)
Impactrueno* (DP028)
Spain Flag.png Spain Puño Trueno (Gen III-present)
Puño-Trueno (Gen I-II)
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Yıldırım Yumruğu


Variations of the move Fire Punch
Physical Fire PunchIce PunchThunder Punch


Generation II TMs
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Generation II HMs
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