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Thunder Shock (move)

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Thunder Shock
でんきショック Electric Shock
ThunderShock V.png
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Type  Electric
Category  Special
PP  30 (max. 48)
Power  40
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 adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Category  Cool
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam  0  
A highly appealing move.
Category  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.

Thunder Shock (Japanese: でんきショック Electric Shock), formatted as ThunderShock prior to Pokémon X and Y, is a damage-dealing Electric-type move introduced in Generation I.

It can be seen as a weaker version of Thunderbolt.

Effect

Thunder Shock inflicts damage and has a 10% chance of paralyzing the target.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 An Electric-type attack. Has a one-in-ten chance of paralyzing the target.
GSC An attack that may cause paralysis.
RSE An electrical attack that may paralyze the foe.
FRLG An electric shock attack that may also leave the foe paralyzed.
Colo.XD An electrical attack that may paralyze the target.
PMDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also cause paralysis and prevent any attacks or moves.
DPPtHGSS A jolt of electricity is hurled at the foe to inflict damage. It may also leave the foe paralyzed.
PMDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It may also afflict the targeted enemy with a Paralysis status condition. A Pokémon with the Paralysis status has slowed movement and is incapable of action.
BWB2W2 A jolt of electricity is hurled at the target to inflict damage. It may also leave the target with paralysis.
Conq Shock the target, with a potential to inflict paralysis.
PMDGTI It damages an enemy. It could also cause the Paralysis status condition. With the Paralysis status, the enemy's Travel Speed goes down and it can't attack or use moves.
XY A jolt of electricity crashes down on the target to inflict damage. This may also leave the target with paralysis.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
025 Pikachu Pikachu Electric Electric -- -- -- -- -- --
026 Raichu Raichu Electric Electric -- -- -- -- -- --
081 Magnemite Magnemite Electric Steel 25 6 6 6 6 7 7
082 Magneton Magneton Electric Steel --, 25 --, 6 --, 6 --, 6 --, 6 --, 7 --, 7
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz Electric Electric 34     --, 7 --, 6 --, 5 --, 5
135 Jolteon Jolteon Electric Electric 31 16 16 16 15 15 9 9
145 Zapdos Zapdos Electric Flying -- -- -- -- -- --
172 Pichu Pichu Electric Electric   -- -- -- -- --
179 Mareep Mareep Electric Electric   9 9 10 10 8 8
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy Electric Electric   --, 9 --, 9 --, 10 --, 10 --, 8 --, 8
181 Ampharos Ampharos Electric Electric   --, 9 --, 9 --, 10 --, 10 --, 8 --, 8
239 Elekid Elekid Electric Electric       7 6 5 5
243 Raikou Raikou Electric Electric   11 8 6 8 '
462 Magnezone Magnezone Electric Steel       --, 6 --, 6 --, 7 7
466 Electivire Electivire Electric Electric       --, 7 --, 6 --, 5 --, 5
479 Rotom Rotom Electric Ghost       -- -- --
587 Emolga Emolga Electric Flying         -- --
599 Klink Klink Steel Steel         11 11
600 Klang Klang Steel Steel         --, 11 11
601 Klinklang Klinklang Steel Steel         --, 11 11
618 Stunfisk Stunfisk Ground Electric         9 9
642 Thundurus Thundurus Electric Flying         -- '
694 Helioptile Helioptile Electric Normal           6
702 Dedenne Dedenne Electric Fairy           7
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 IV

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
479 479 Rotom
Normal Rotom
Electric Ghost Having no other moves when changing into this form
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
479 479 Rotom
Normal Rotom
Electric Ghost Having no other moves when changing into this form
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 VI

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
479 479 Rotom
Normal Rotom
Electric Ghost Having no other moves when changing into this form
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 other games

Pokémon Conquest

ThunderShock is the only move of Pichu and Mareep.

In the anime

In the main series

Mary Fluffy ThunderShock.png Ash Pikachu ThunderShock.png Pichu Bros ThunderShock.png Cilan Stunfisk ThunderShock.png
Mareep Pikachu Pichu Stunfisk
The opponent is hit by a bolt of lightning from the user.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
025 Pikachu Pikachu's body glows yellow, then it releases a yellow lightning bolt from its body at the opponent, or Pikachu's cheeks glow yellow, then it releases multiple lightning bolts from its body at the opponent, or Pikachu releases a ball of electricity from its body at the opponent.
Ash's Pikachu Pokémon - I Choose You! Debut
Nurse Joy's multiple Pikachu Pokémon Emergency! None
Duplica's Ditto in the form of Pikachu Ditto's Mysterious Mansion Used via Transform
Ritchie's Sparky Friends To the End None
Drake's Ditto in the form of Pikachu Hello, Pummelo! Used via Transform
026 Raichu Raichu's body glows yellow and it releases a yellow lightning bolt from its body at the opponent.
Lt. Surge's Raichu Electric Shock Showdown None
Kay's Raichu Stage Fight! None
081 Magnemite Magnemite's body becomes surrounded by bright yellow electricity and it releases multiple yellow bolts of lightning from its body at the opponent, or Magnemite charges bright yellow electricity at the ends of its magnets which it fires as two bolts that converge in front of it, from which a singular large bolt of bright yellow electricity is shot at the opponent.
A wild Magnemite Sparks Fly for Magnemite None
Ethan's Magnemite Get Along, Little Pokémon None
Electric Company's Magnemite Current Events None
Benjamin's Magnemite Gone with the Windworks! None
Clemont's Magnemite Clemont's Got a Secret! None
082 Magneton Magneton's body becomes surrounded in bright yellow electricity and it releases multiple small yellow bolts of lightning from its body at the opponent.
Multiple wild Magneton Sparks Fly for Magnemite None
Clemont's Magneton Clemont's Got a Secret! None
239 Elekid Yellow sparks appear around Elekid's horns. Then, it releases a yellow electrical blast from them at the opponent. Sometimes, it spins its arms to gather electricity.
A wild Elekid Pikachu's Rescue Adventure None
Casey's Elekid Here's Lookin' at You, Elekid None
A wild Elekid Three Sides to Every Story! None
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz fires yellow electricity from the ends of its antennae at the opponent.
Drake's Electabuzz Enter the Dragonite None
Electric Company's Electabuzz Current Events None
179 Mareep Yellow sparks appear around Mareep's ears and it fires a blast of light blue or yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
Mary's Fluffy Mild 'n Wooly None
Ellen's Mareep Mild 'n Wooly None
Ellie's Mareep The Light of Floccesy Ranch! None
180 Flaaffy Yellow sparks appear around Flaaffy's ears and it fires a blast of light blue electricity from its body at the opponent.
Molly's Flaaffy Spell of the Unown None
Sullivan's Hannah Whiscash and Ash None
185 Sudowoodo Yellow sparks appear around Sudowoodo's head branch and it fires a yellow electric blast from it at the opponent.
A wild Sudowoodo Type Casting Used via Mimic
172 Pichu Pichu's body sparks and it sends a bolt of yellow electricity at the opponent. The electricity sometimes shocks Pichu as well.
The Pichu Brothers Pikachu and Pichu None
Multiple wild Pichu The Apple Corp! None
A Coordinator's Pichu May, We Harley Drew'd Ya! None
Spiky-eared Pichu Arceus and the Jewel of Life None
Ukulele Pichu Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs (Part One) None
Rena's Pichu A Jolting Switcheroo! None
135 Jolteon Jolteon releases a powerful cyclone of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
Satsuki's Jolteon Trouble's Brewing None
A wild Jolteon Eevee & Friends None
243 Raikou Raikou releases a small yellow electric blast from its forehead at the opponent.
Raikou (The Legend of Thunder!) The Legend of Thunder! None
181 Ampharos Yellow sparks appear around Ampharos's ears, then it releases one or multiple bolts of yellow lightning at the opponent from its body or ears.
Watt's Ampharos Manectric Charge None
Ellie's Ampharos The Light of Floccesy Ranch! None
618 Stunfisk Stunfisk's body glows white and its body becomes surrounded in small yellow sparks. Its body then glows yellow when it's finished charging and it fires multiple beams of electricity from its body at the opponent, or Stunfisk raises its tailfin into the air and its body becomes surrounded in yellow electricity. It then fires a beam of yellow electricity from its tailfin at the opponent.
Cilan's Stunfisk Facing Fear with Eyes Wide Open! None
702 Dedenne Dedenne releases a beam of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
Clemont's Dedenne A Battle of Aerial Mobility! None

In Pokémon Origins

None.png Red Tauros PO.png None.png None.png
Zapdos
The opponent is hit by bolts of lightning from the user.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
145 Zapdos Zapdos releases multiple bolts of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
Red's Zapdos File 4 - Charizard Debut

In the manga

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga


In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga


In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga


In other generations

ThunderShock I.png ThunderShock II.png ThunderShock III.png ThunderShock 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 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

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 電擊 Diànjí
Denmark Flag.png Danish Tordenkile
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Donderschok
Finland Flag.png Finnish Ukkosisku*
France Flag.png French Éclair
Germany Flag.png German Donnerschock
Greece Flag.png Greek Ηλεκτροπληξία
India Flag.png Hindi बिजली का झटका Bijli Ka Jhatka
Italy Flag.png Italian Tuonoshock
South Korea Flag.png Korean 전기쇼크 Jeongi Shock
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Tordensjokk
Poland Flag.png Polish Elektrowstrząs
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Choque Elétrico
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Raio-Trovão
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Električni Šok
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Impactrueno
Spain Flag.png Spain Impactrueno



Variations of the move Acid
Special AcidBubbleEmberPowder SnowThunder Shock


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