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Thunder Shock (move)

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Thunder Shock
でんきショック Electric Shock
Thunder Shock.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
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • 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  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

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.

Effect

Generation I

ThunderShock inflicts damage and has a 10% chance of paralyzing the target. ThunderShock cannot paralyze Electric-type Pokémon.

Generations II to V

ThunderShock can now paralyze Electric-type Pokémon.

ThunderShock can be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining extra four appeal points if Charge was used in the prior turn.

Generation VI

Thunder Shock can no longer paralyze Electric-type Pokémon.

Thunder Shock can be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, with the user gaining an extra three appeal points if Charge was used in the prior turn.

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.
DPPtHGSSPBR A jolt of electricity is hurled at the foe to inflict damage. It may also leave the foe paralyzed.
BWB2W2 A jolt of electricity is hurled at the target to inflict damage. It may also leave the target with paralysis.
XYORAS
SM
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 Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
025 Pikachu Pikachu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
026 Raichu Raichu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
026 Raichu Raichu
Alola Form
ElectricIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Fairy 1
081 Magnemite Magnemite
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 25 6 6 6 6BW
7B2W2
7 5
082 Magneton Magneton
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1, 25 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6BW
1, 7B2W2
1, 7 1, 5
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz
ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 34 1, 7 1, 6BW
1, 5B2W2
1, 5 1, 5
135 Jolteon Jolteon
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 1, 31RGB
1, 16Y
16 16 15 15BW
9B2W2
9 1, Evo.
145 Zapdos Zapdos
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
172 Pichu Pichu
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1 1
179 Mareep Mareep
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field 9 9 10 10BW
8B2W2
8 8
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field 1, 9 1, 9 1, 10 1, 10BW
1, 8B2W2
1, 8 1, 8
181 Ampharos Ampharos
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field 1, 9 1, 9 1, 10 1, 10BW
1, 8B2W2
1, 8 1, 8
239 Elekid Elekid
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 7 6BW
5B2W2
5 5
243 Raikou Raikou
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 11 8 8 8 8 8
462 Magnezone Magnezone
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1, 6 1, 6BW
1, 7B2W2
7XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 5
466 Electivire Electivire
ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 1, 7 1, 6BW
1, 5B2W2
1, 5 1, 5
479 Rotom Rotom
ElectricIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1
587 Emolga Emolga
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Field 1 1 1
599 Klink Klink
SteelIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 11 11 11
600 Klang Klang
SteelIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 1, 11 11 1, 11
601 Klinklang Klinklang
SteelIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 1, 11 11 1, 11
618 Stunfisk Stunfisk
GroundIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous 9 9 9
642 Thundurus Thundurus
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1
694 Helioptile Helioptile
ElectricIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Monster Dragon 6 6
702 Dedenne Dedenne
ElectricIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Fairy 7 7
777 Togedemaru Togedemaru
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Fairy 1
785 Tapu Koko Tapu Koko
ElectricIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
796 Xurkitree Xurkitree
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Form change

Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
479 Rotom Rotom
ElectricIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous Having no other movesPtHGSS
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
479 Rotom Rotom
ElectricIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous Having no other moves
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
025 Pikachu Pikachu
Cosplay Pikachu
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered Having no other movesORAS
479 Rotom Rotom
ElectricIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous Having no other moves
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
479 Rotom Rotom
ElectricIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous Having no other moves
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

 
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Table assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.
★★
Power = 24 | Accuracy = 100% | Effect = Has a 10% chance of paralyzing each target.
Used by : Pichu   Mareep

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Pikachu uses Thunder Shock as its custom neutral special 3, replacing Thunder Jolt. It doesn't travel as far and is less powerful than Thunder Jolt, but at the end of the attack there is a burst of electricity, which deals more damage.

Pokémon GO

Thunder Shock
Fast Attack
Type Electric
Power 5
Energy boost 8%
Duration 0.6 seconds
Eligible Pokémon:
PikachuRaichuMagnemiteMagnetonElectabuzzJolteon
PichuMareepElekidRaikou
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on July 30, 2016, Thunder Shock had an energy gain of 7%.
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on February 16, 2017, Thunder Shock had a power of 5, an energy gain of 8%, and a duration of 0.6 seconds.
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on February 21, 2017, Thunder Shock had a power of 6, an energy gain of 9%, and a duration of 1.1 seconds.

Raichu and Magneton may only know this move if they were obtained before February 16, 2017.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also cause paralysis and prevent any attacks or moves.
MDTDS 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.
Conq. Shock the target, with a potential to inflict paralysis.
MDGtI 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.

In the anime

In the main series

Mary Fluffy ThunderShock.png Ash Pikachu ThunderShock.png Clemont Magneton Thunder Shock.png Cilan Stunfisk ThunderShock.png
Mareep Pikachu Magneton 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
Ethan's Number 6 Get Along, Little Pokémon None
Electric Company's Magnemite Current Events None
Three wild Magnemite Stealing Peace of Mind! 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
Belmondo's Magneton Confronting the Darkness! 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: Entei 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
A wild Pichu Arceus and the Jewel of Life None
Ukulele Pichu Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs (Part One) None
Lena'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.
A wild Raikou 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 Pokémon Generations

None.png Red Pikachu Thunder Shock PG.png None.png None.png
Pikachu
The opponent is hit by bolts of lightning from the user.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
025 Pikachu Pikachu releases multiple bolts of yellow electricity from its cheeks at the opponent.
Red's Pikachu The Adventure Debut

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 Magical Pokémon Journey manga


In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga


In the Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~ manga


In the Pokémon Gold and Silver: The Golden Boys manga


In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga


In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In other generations

Core series games

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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI 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
ThunderShock V.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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI 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

Spin-off series games

ThunderShock Stad.png ThunderShock Stad2.png ThunderShock Colo.png ThunderShock XD.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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI 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
ThunderShock PBR.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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI 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
ThunderShock PMD RB.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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI 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

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 電擊 Dihngīk *
電力震擊 Dihnlihk Jangīk *
Mandarin 電擊 / 电击 Diànjí / Diànjī *
電擊波 Diànjí Bō *
Denmark Flag.png Danish Tordenkile
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Donderschok
Finland Flag.png Finnish Ukkosisku*
Salamaisku
France Flag.png French Éclair*
Eclair*
Germany Flag.png German Donnerschock
Greece Flag.png Greek Ηλεκτροπληξία
Israel Flag.png Hebrew הלם רעם Helem Ra'am
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 Piorunujący Wstrząs (original series)
Szok Elektryczny (DP onwards)
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Trovoada de Choques (games, XY series-present, TCG, PS030-present)
Choque Elétrico (early anime)
Choque do Trovão (PS004)
Choque Trovão (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Choque-Trovão (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Raio-Trovão
Russia Flag.png Russian Удар грома Udar groma
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Električni Šok
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Impactrueno
Spain Flag.png Spain Impactrueno
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Åskstöt
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Yıldırım Şoku
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Sốc Điện



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