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Thundurus (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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Thundurus
Bolt Strike Pokémon
ボルトロス
Voltolos
#642
Incarnate Forme Thundurus
Incarnate Forme Thundurus
Therian Forme Thundurus
Therian Forme Thundurus

Thundurus

Thundurus

Thundurus
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Electric Flying
Unknown Unknown
Therian Forme
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Prankster
Incarnate Forme
Volt Absorb
Therian Forme
Cacophony
Defiant
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Thundurus Therian Forme

Mega Thundurus Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
100% male
Catch rate
3 (0.4%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
30855 - 31109 steps
Height
4'11" 1.5 m
Incarnate Forme
9'10" 3.0 m
Therian Forme
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme4}}}
Weight
143.3 lbs. 65.0 kg
Incarnate Forme
143.3 lbs. 65.0 kg
Therian Forme
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme4}}}
Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#642
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#148/#199
Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
261
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Incarnate Forme
0
HP
3
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Therian Forme
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
3
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body04.png
Incarnate Forme
Body06.png
Therian Forme
Footprint
F642.png None.png
Therian Forme
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
90
External Links

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

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

Its Therian Forme was officially revealed May 12, 2012.

Along with Tornadus and Landorus, it is a part of the Forces of Nature.

Biology

In Incarnate Forme, Thundurus is a blue, muscular humanoid Pokémon, which resembles a genie. It is a male-only species with no female counterpart. On its 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 its head. Its eyes are yellow with beady white irises and no visible pupils. The front of Thundurus' body is covered in various, irregularly shaped purple spots. Its broad chest consists of two joined, purple, rounded-diamond shaped pectorals and its shoulders, elbows and navel are adorned with raindrop like designs. It has two spotted muscular arms, with five fingers on each hand. Its lower body consists of a trailing cloud, with a thick, long, curling, purple, cable-like tail. Spanning the length of its 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 its head is now thicker and extends out more, while its 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 its ears. Its eyes remain yellow, but with larger irises which still lack visible pupils. its chest remains broad and unchanged, while its navel is bejeweled with a blue gem. Thundurus' arms have lost much of their muscular bulk, and are now slimmer. It 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 its upper body, and consist of two hind-legs and its tail. Its 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.

Thundurus can shoot thunderbolts from its tail.

In the anime

Incarnate Forme Thundurus in the anime

Major appearances

Thundurus (anime)

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

Thundurus in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Thundurus made his first appearance in Nimbasa City, where he shocked Black after the Nimbasa Gym's roller coaster was sabotaged and forced him to the Gym's roof. Later, Thundurus got in a battle with Tornadus near the Battle Subway. After being stopped by Landorus, the three were captured by Giallo for Team Plasma to use.

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 The spikes on its tail discharge immense bolts of lightning. It flies around the Unova region firing off lightning bolts.
Y As it flies around, it shoots lightning all over the place and causes forest fires. It is therefore disliked.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black
Trade, Event
White
Roaming Unova*
Black 2 White 2
Transfer from Dream Radar
Generation VI
X Y
Poké Transporter

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Gates to Infinity
Jaws of the Abyss (Golden Chamber), Eastern Savanna (Mapless Street),
Rusty Mountain (Golden Chamber), Smoking Mountain (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 Milos Island 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

Incarnate Forme
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.


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 VI, 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
Fairy
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
Fairy
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
Fairy
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
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Thrash Normal Physical 120120 100100% 10
00Start Hammer Arm Fighting Physical 100100 09090% 10
00Start Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 —% 20
00Start Charge Electric Status 0000 —% 20
00Start Uproar Normal Special 09090 100100% 10
00Start Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
00Start Thunder Shock 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 110110 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 VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
V
 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 06060 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 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 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 06060 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 06060 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 Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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 TM Dark Sprite.png TM97 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Parent   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 VI
  • 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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white 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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

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
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.
  • 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.
  • Thundurus is the only one of the Forces of Nature that has a type advantage over one of them.
  • Prior to Generation VI, Thundurus's Therian Forme had the same body style as its Incarnate Forme.

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 from thunderous and possibly Aeolus, ruler of the winds in Greek mythology.

Voltolos is derived from volt and Αἴολος Aiolos (Greek name for Aeolus).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ボルトロス Voltolos From volt and Αἴολος Aiolos
France Flag.png French Fulguris From fulgur
Spain Flag.png Spanish Thundurus Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Voltolos From its Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Thundurus Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 볼트로스 Bolteuroseu Transliteration of Japanese name


Notes


External links

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