10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt (move)

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10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt
1000まんボルト 10,000,000 Volts
10000000 Volt Thunderbolt VII.png
10000000 Volt Thunderbolt VII 2.png
Type  Electric
Category  Special
PP  — (max. —)
Power  195
Accuracy  —%
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  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt (Japanese: 1000まんボルト 10,000,000 Volts) is a damage-dealing Electric-type Z-Move introduced in Generation VII. It is the exclusive Z-Move of any Pikachu in a cap and an upgraded version of its Thunderbolt.


Generation VII

10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt deals damage and has a sharply increased critical hit ratio of +2 stages.

Generation VIII

10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
SMUSUM The user, Pikachu wearing a cap, powers up a jolt of electricity using its Z-Power and unleashes it. Critical hits land more easily.
SwShBDSPLA This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


Any Pikachu in a cap can use 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt if it knows Thunderbolt, holds Pikashunium Z, and if its Trainer wears a Z-RingSM or Z-Power RingUSUM.

In other games

Pokémon Masters EX

Action Class Name Category Base Power Max Power Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Sync Move Best Buds 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt Special 250 300 Default: An opponent Except in certain circumstances, successful hits with this attack become critical hits. Ash & Pikachu
6★ EX: All opponents

In the anime

Ash 10000000 Volt Thunderbolt pose.png Ash Pikachu 10000000 Volt Thunderbolt.png Ash 10000000 Volt Thunderbolt pose JN.png Ash Pikachu World Cap 10000000 Volt Thunderbolt.png
Ash Alola Cap Pikachu Ash World Cap Pikachu
Wearing its Trainer's cap, the user gathers Z-Power and attacks the target with powerful rainbow-colored lightning.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Pikachu Pikachu Wearing its Trainer's Alola Cap, Pikachu strikes a series of synchronized poses with its Trainer to build Z-Power. It then leaps into the air and absorbs electricity from dark storm-clouds that have formed above it. Pikachu then fires seven bolts of electricity, each a different color of a rainbow, at the opponent.
Ash's Pikachu 10,000,000 Reasons to Fight! Debut
Pikachu Pikachu Wearing its Trainer's World Cap, Pikachu strikes a series of synchronized poses with its Trainer to build Z-Power. It then leaps into the air and absorbs electricity from dark storm-clouds that have formed above it. Pikachu then fires seven bolts of electricity, each a different color of a rainbow, at the opponent. The lightning bolts can be controlled individually by Pikachu, thus changing trajectory and target.
Ash's Pikachu Ultra Exciting from the Shocking Start! Pikachu cannot legally use 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt in Generation VIII

In the manga

Movie adaptations



In other generations

Spin-off series games


  • This is the only move whose English name starts with a non-alphabetic character.
  • The name of this move is partly based on the Japanese name for Thunderbolt, 100,000 Volts. The 10,000,000 figure references that it is an upgrade of Thunderbolt.
  • Along with Catastropika, 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt is the only species-exclusive Z-Move to have a unique pose not shared with other Z-Moves of the same type. Coincidentally, both are exclusive to Pikachu, although 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt can only be used by Pikachu in a cap.
  • In Pokémon Masters EX, no other sync move has Best Buds 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt's effect.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 千萬伏特 Chīnmaahn Fuhkdahk
Mandarin 千萬伏特 / 千万伏特 Qiānwàn Fútè
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech 10.000.000 Voltový Bleskový Útok
Denmark Flag.png Danish 10.000.000 Volt Thunderbolt
Finland Flag.png Finnish 10.000.000 Volt Thunderbolt
France Flag.png French Giga-Tonnerre
Germany Flag.png German Tausendfacher Donnerblitz
Italy Flag.png Italian Iperfulmine
South Korea Flag.png Korean 1000만볼트 Cheonman Bolteu
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Ten Million Volt Thunderbolt
Poland Flag.png Polish Piorun 10.000.000 Woltów
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Choque do Trovão Fulminante
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Relâmpago 10.000.000 de Volts
Russia Flag.png Russian Удар Молнии в 10.000.000 Вольт Ydar Molnii v 10.000.000 Volt
Spain Flag.png Spanish Gigarrayo Fulminante
Sweden Flag.png Swedish 10.000.000 Volt Thunderbolt
Thailand Flag.png Thai ไฟฟ้าสิบล้านโวลต์ electric 10,000,000 Volts
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Điện 10 Triệu Vôn

Type-based Z-Moves
Breakneck BlitzAll-Out PummelingSupersonic SkystrikeAcid DownpourTectonic Rage
Continental CrushSavage Spin-OutNever-Ending NightmareCorkscrew Crash
Inferno OverdriveHydro VortexBloom DoomGigavolt HavocShattered Psyche
Subzero SlammerDevastating DrakeBlack Hole EclipseTwinkle Tackle
Species-based Z-Moves
Catastropika10,000,000 Volt ThunderboltStoked SparksurferExtreme Evoboost
Pulverizing PancakeGenesis SupernovaSinister Arrow RaidMalicious Moonsault
Oceanic OperettaSplintered StormshardsLet's Snuggle ForeverClangorous Soulblaze
Guardian of AlolaSearing Sunraze SmashMenacing Moonraze Maelstrom
Light That Burns the SkySoul-Stealing 7-Star Strike

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