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Thunder (move)

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Thunder
かみなり Thunder
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Type  Electric
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  110
Accuracy  70%
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
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  2 ♥♥
Startles all Pokémon that have done their appeals.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.

Thunder (Japanese: かみなり Thunder) is a damage-dealing Electric-type move introduced in Generation I. It is TM25 in all generations so far.

Effect

Generation I

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

Generation II-III

Thunder has 100% accuracy when used during rain, and has 50% accuracy if used during intense sunlight. It also has a 30% chance of paralyzing the target.

Thunder can hit Pokémon during the semi-invulnerable turn of Fly and Bounce, and if it does it will deal double damage.

Generation IV

In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl it has a 30% chance to penetrate through Protect or Detect when used in heavy rain, but not in Pokémon Platinum onward.

Generation V

Thunder is guaranteed to hit the target in rain regardless of the user's accuracy drops or the target's evasion boosts.

Thunder can now a hit Pokémon during the semi-invulnerable turn of Sky Drop, and if it does it will deal double damage.

Generation VI

Thunder's power changed from 120 to 110.

Description

Games Description
Stad The strongest of all Electric-type attacks. Has a one-in-ten chance of paralyzing the target.
Stad2 Strongest of all Electric-type attacks. Has a one-in-ten chance shot at paralyzing the target.
GSC An attack that may cause paralysis.
RSE A lightning attack that may cause paralysis.*
Strikes the foe with thunderbolt. It may paralyze.*
FRLG A brutal lightning attack that may also leave the foe paralyzed.
Colo.XD A lightning attack that may cause paralysis.*
Strikes the target with a thunderbolt. It may paralyze.*
PMDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also cause paralysis. Its accuracy is affected by the weather. It even hits a Pokémon that is flying or bouncing.
DPPtHGSS A wicked thunderbolt is dropped on the foe to inflict damage. It may also leave the target paralyzed.
BWB2W2 A wicked thunderbolt is dropped on the target to inflict damage. It may also leave the target with paralysis.
Conq Strike the target with an enormous lightning bolt. It may also cause paralysis.
XY A wicked thunderbolt is dropped 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 43 41 41 41 45 50 50
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz Electric Electric 54 58 58 58 62 55 55
135 Jolteon Jolteon Electric Electric 54 52 52 52 71 71 45 45
145 Zapdos Zapdos Electric Flying 51 73 85 78 78 78
179 Mareep Mareep Electric Electric   37 37 46 55 46 46
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy Electric Electric   45 45 53 65 56 56
181 Ampharos Ampharos Electric Electric   57 57 68 79 62 62
239 Elekid Elekid Electric Electric   49 49 46 56 43 43
243 Raikou Raikou Electric Electric   71 71 71 85 85 85
309 Electrike Electrike Electric Electric     36 49 52 52
310 Manectric Manectric Electric Electric     45 61 66 66
311 Plusle Plusle Electric Electric     37 38 42 42
312 Minun Minun Electric Electric     37 38 42 42
466 Electivire Electivire Electric Electric       58 62 55 55
642 Thundurus Thundurus Electric Flying         67 67
644 Zekrom Zekrom Dragon Electric         78 78
695 Heliolisk Heliolisk Electric Normal           --
702 Dedenne Dedenne Electric Fairy           45
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
TM25
II
TM25
III
TM25
IV
TM25
V
TM25
VI
TM25
019 Rattata Rattata Normal Normal
020 Raticate Raticate Normal Normal
025 Pikachu Pikachu Electric Electric
026 Raichu Raichu Electric Electric
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀ Poison Poison
030 Nidorina Nidorina Poison Poison
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen Poison Ground
032 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂ Poison Poison
033 Nidorino Nidorino Poison Poison
034 Nidoking Nidoking Poison Ground
035 Clefairy Clefairy Fairy Fairy
036 Clefable Clefable Fairy Fairy
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff Normal Fairy
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff Normal Fairy
052 Meowth Meowth Normal Normal
053 Persian Persian Normal Normal
056 Mankey Mankey Fighting Fighting
057 Primeape Primeape Fighting Fighting
081 Magnemite Magnemite Electric Steel
082 Magneton Magneton Electric Steel
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
100 Voltorb Voltorb Electric Electric
101 Electrode Electrode Electric Electric
108 Lickitung Lickitung Normal Normal
109 Koffing Koffing Poison Poison
110 Weezing Weezing Poison Poison
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn Ground Rock
112 Rhydon Rhydon Ground Rock
113 Chansey Chansey Normal Normal
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan Normal Normal
120 Staryu Staryu Water Water
121 Starmie Starmie Water Psychic
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Psychic Fairy
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz Electric Electric
128 Tauros Tauros Normal Normal
130 Gyarados Gyarados Water Flying
131 Lapras Lapras Water Ice
135 Jolteon Jolteon Electric Electric
137 Porygon Porygon Normal Normal
143 Snorlax Snorlax Normal Normal
145 Zapdos Zapdos Electric Flying
147 Dratini Dratini Dragon Dragon
148 Dragonair Dragonair Dragon Dragon
149 Dragonite Dragonite Dragon Flying
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo Psychic Psychic
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
162 Furret Furret Normal Normal
170 Chinchou Chinchou Water Electric
171 Lanturn Lanturn Water Electric
172 Pichu Pichu Electric Electric
179 Mareep Mareep Electric Electric
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy Electric Electric
181 Ampharos Ampharos Electric Electric
190 Aipom Aipom Normal Normal
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus Ghost Ghost
203 Girafarig Girafarig Normal Psychic
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce Normal Normal
209 Snubbull Snubbull Fairy Fairy
210 Granbull Granbull Fairy Fairy
233 Porygon2 Porygon2 Normal Normal
234 Stantler Stantler Normal Normal
239 Elekid Elekid Electric Electric
241 Miltank Miltank Normal Normal
242 Blissey Blissey Normal Normal
243 Raikou Raikou Electric Electric
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar Rock Dark
249 Lugia Lugia Psychic Flying
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh Fire Flying
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon Normal Normal
264 Linoone Linoone Normal Normal
287 Slakoth Slakoth Normal Normal
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth Normal Normal
289 Slaking Slaking Normal Normal
299 Nosepass Nosepass Rock Rock
300 Skitty Skitty Normal Normal
301 Delcatty Delcatty Normal Normal
306 Aggron Aggron Steel Rock
309 Electrike Electrike Electric Electric
310 Manectric Manectric Electric Electric
311 Plusle Plusle Electric Electric
312 Minun Minun Electric Electric
313 Volbeat Volbeat Bug Bug
314 Illumise Illumise Bug Bug
335 Zangoose Zangoose Normal Normal
351 Castform Castform Normal Normal
352 Kecleon Kecleon Normal Normal
353 Shuppet Shuppet Ghost Ghost
354 Banette Banette Ghost Ghost
359 Absol Absol Dark Dark
377 Regirock Regirock Rock Rock
378 Regice Regice Ice Ice
379 Registeel Registeel Steel Steel
380 Latias Latias Dragon Psychic
381 Latios Latios Dragon Psychic
382 Kyogre Kyogre Water Water
383 Groudon Groudon Ground Ground
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza Dragon Flying
385 Jirachi Jirachi Steel Psychic
386 Deoxys Deoxys Psychic Psychic
399 Bidoof Bidoof Normal Normal
400 Bibarel Bibarel Normal Water
403 Shinx Shinx Electric Electric
404 Luxio Luxio Electric Electric
405 Luxray Luxray Electric Electric
408 Cranidos Cranidos Rock Rock
409 Rampardos Rampardos Rock Rock
410 Shieldon Shieldon Rock Steel
411 Bastiodon Bastiodon Rock Steel
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu Electric Electric
424 Ambipom Ambipom Normal Normal
425 Drifloon Drifloon Ghost Flying
426 Drifblim Drifblim Ghost Flying
428 Lopunny Lopunny Normal Normal
429 Mismagius Mismagius Ghost Ghost
431 Glameow Glameow Normal Normal
432 Purugly Purugly Normal Normal
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr. Psychic Fairy
446 Munchlax Munchlax Normal Normal
462 Magnezone Magnezone Electric Steel
463 Lickilicky Lickilicky Normal Normal
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior Ground Rock
466 Electivire Electivire Electric Electric
474 Porygon-Z Porygon-Z Normal Normal
476 Probopass Probopass Rock Steel
478 Froslass Froslass Ice Ghost
479 Rotom Rotom Electric Ghost
480 Uxie Uxie Psychic Psychic
481 Mesprit Mesprit Psychic Psychic
482 Azelf Azelf Psychic Psychic
483 Dialga Dialga Steel Dragon
484 Palkia Palkia Water Dragon
486 Regigigas Regigigas Normal Normal
487 Giratina Giratina Ghost Dragon
491 Darkrai Darkrai Dark Dark
493 Arceus Arceus Normal Normal
494 Victini Victini Psychic Fire
505 Watchog Watchog Normal Normal
508 Stoutland Stoutland Normal Normal
522 Blitzle Blitzle Electric Electric
523 Zebstrika Zebstrika Electric Electric
531 Audino Audino Normal Normal
573 Cinccino Cinccino Normal Normal
577 Solosis Solosis Psychic Psychic
578 Duosion Duosion Psychic Psychic
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus Psychic Psychic
587 Emolga Emolga Electric Flying
596 Galvantula Galvantula Bug Electric
598 Ferrothorn Ferrothorn Grass Steel
601 Klinklang Klinklang Steel Steel
603 Eelektrik Eelektrik Electric Electric
604 Eelektross Eelektross Electric Electric
618 Stunfisk Stunfisk Ground Electric
642 Thundurus Thundurus Electric Flying
644 Zekrom Zekrom Dragon Electric
648 Meloetta Meloetta Normal Psychic
649 Genesect Genesect Bug Steel
683 Aromatisse Aromatisse Fairy Fairy
691 Dragalge Dragalge Poison Dragon
694 Helioptile Helioptile Electric Normal
695 Heliolisk Heliolisk Electric Normal
699 Aurorus Aurorus Rock Ice
702 Dedenne Dedenne Electric Fairy
706 Goodra Goodra Dragon Dragon
716 Xerneas Xerneas Fairy Fairy
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Conquest

Thunder is the only move of Ampharos and Luxray.

Super Smash Bros. series

Pikachu uses Thunder as its Down Special attack. It summons a thunderbolt from the sky to attack opponents on the ground. In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U, Thunder now summons a cloud that fires the thunderbolt, making the attack's range shorter. Additionally, the thunderbolt now acts a Meteor Smash.

In the anime

In the main series


In Pokémon Origins


In the manga

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In the Pokémon Zensho manga


In other generations

Thunder I.png Thunder II.png Thunder III.png Thunder 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
Thunder Stad2.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

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 打雷 Dǎléi
Croatia Flag.png Croatian Udar Groma
Denmark Flag.png Danish Torden
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Donder
Bliksemstraal
Finland Flag.png Finnish Ukkonen*
Salama*
France Flag.png French Fatal-Foudre
Germany Flag.png German Donner
Greece Flag.png Greek Κεραυνός
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Halilintar
Italy Flag.png Italian Tuono
South Korea Flag.png Korean 번개 Pŏn-gae
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Torden
Poland Flag.png Polish Grzmot
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Trovão
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Trovão
Romania Flag.png Romanian Trăznetul
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Grom
Spain Flag.png Spanish Trueno


Variations of the move Blizzard
Special BlizzardThunderHurricane
Formerly a variation
Physical Gunk Shot
Special Focus Blast


Generation I TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation I HMs
0102030405
Generation II TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation II HMs
01020304050607
Generation III TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation III HMs
0102030405060708
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
Generation VI TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VI HMs
0102030405


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