Thundurus (Pokémon)

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



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
Incarnate Forme Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Therian Forme
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
100% male
Catch rate
3 (1.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
30840 - 31096 steps
Egg not obtainable
Height
4'11" 1.5 m
Incarnate Forme
9'10" 3.0 m
Therian Forme
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
134.5 lbs. 61.0 kg
Incarnate Forme
134.5 lbs. 61.0 kg
Therian Forme
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
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
Shape
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 introduced in Generation V.

While it is not known to evolve into or from any Pokémon, Thundurus 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's 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 gray 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's 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's 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's purple lower half is much smaller than its upper body, and consist of two hind-legs and its tail. Its feet are elongated, with three downward curved toes and claws. Thundurus's 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
Therian Forme Thundurus in the anime

Major appearances

Thundurus (anime)

Thundurus made his main series debut in Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 1 and 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 debuted in a cameo appearance during the ending credits of Black—Victini and Reshiram, where he created a thunderstorm that Ash and his friends encountered.

In the manga

Incarnate Forme Thundurus in Pokémon Adventures
Therian Forme Thundurus in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pocket Monsters BW manga

A Thundurus appeared in Pocket Monsters BW.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Forces of Nature (Adventures)

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. Later they were used by the Shadow Triad against the Gym Leaders. These Pokémon were than given to Hood Man (Colress) to experiment how to change them to their alternate forms. He first appeared in Battle on a Roller Coaster.

In the TCG

Main article: Thundurus (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
BW: #148
Unova
B2W2: #199
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 Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
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.
Omega Ruby The spikes on its tail discharge immense bolts of lightning. It flies around the Unova region firing off lightning bolts.
Alpha Sapphire As it flies around, it shoots lightning all over the place and causes forest fires. It is therefore disliked.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black
Trade, Event
White
Roaming Unova (Only one)
Black 2 White 2
Transfer from Dream Radar
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby
Trade
Alpha Sapphire
Soaring in the sky (requires having Castform in party, Only one)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun
Trade
Ultra Moon
Ultra Space Wilds (Cliff World) (Only one)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Autumnwood: Firebreathing Mountain (Random Legendary Encounter*)
PokéPark 2
Crag Area
MD GTI
Rusty Mountain (Gilded Hall), Jaws of the Abyss (Gilded Hall), Smoking Mountain (Gilded Hall)
Rumble U
Entranceway: Battle Royale - Cage Match (Reward),
Challenge Battle: Open Entry Battle Royale (Unova Boss),
Challenge Battle: The Final Battle Royale
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Sacred Plains: Stage 5
Shuffle
Event: A Great Chance a Day! (Incarnate Forme)
Event: Thundurus Appears (Therian Forme)
Event: Great Daily Pokémon (Third release; Therian Forme)
Rumble World
White Ruins: Rumbling Hall (Special Boss)
Picross
Area 29: Stage 10 (Therian Forme only)

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
S Legendary Pokémon Celebration Thundurus American region Online 60 July 1 to October 29, 2018
US Legendary Pokémon Celebration Thundurus American region Online 100 July 1 to October 29, 2018
S Legendary Pokémon Celebration Thundurus PAL region Nintendo Network 60 July 6 to 22, 2018
US Legendary Pokémon Celebration Thundurus PAL region Nintendo Network 100 July 6 to 22, 2018
S Legendary Pokémon Celebration Thundurus Taiwanese region Nintendo Network 60 July 6 to 22, 2018
US Legendary Pokémon Celebration Thundurus Taiwanese region Nintendo Network 100 July 6 to 22, 2018
US Korean League Season 2 Thundurus all South Korea 100 February 16 to 17, 2019

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* Revival Herb Revival Herb (100%) Gold Bottle Cap Gold Bottle Cap (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Incarnate Forme
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
79
139 - 186 268 - 362
115
108 - 183 211 - 361
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
125
117 - 194 229 - 383
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
111
104 - 179 204 - 353
Total:
580
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Therian Forme
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
79
139 - 186 268 - 362
105
99 - 172 193 - 339
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
145
135 - 216 265 - 427
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
101
95 - 168 186 - 331
Total:
580
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, 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

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Thundurus's learnsets from other generations.


Side game data

Incarnate Forme

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2642.png
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.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Electric
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT642.png

Flinch Attack
Briefly stops wild Pokémon from taking action.
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 130 Raise Max Level.png 15

#338
Shuffle642.png

Power of 5+
Deals even more damage when you make a match of five.
Skill Swapper: Relentless
Pokémon GO
GO642.png Base Stamina: 188 Base Attack: 266 Base Defense: 164
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Astonish, Thunder Shock
Charged Attacks: Crunch, Thunder, Brick Break, Thunder Punch

Therian Forme

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 125 Raise Max Level.png 10

#338
Shuffle642T.png

Risk-Taker
Increases damage randomly.


Pokémon GO
GO642T.png Base Stamina: 188 Base Attack: 295 Base Defense: 161
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Astonish, Thunder Shock
Charged Attacks: Crunch, Thunder, Brick Break, Thunder Punch

Evolution

642Thundurus.png
Unevolved
Thundurus
 Electric  Flying 

Forms

From the Pokémon world
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
Thundurus
 Electric  Flying 

Reveal Glass
Reveal Glass


From the Interdream Zone
Thundurus
Therian Forme
Thundurus
 Electric  Flying 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 642.png Spr b 5b 642.png Spr 5b 642.png Spr b 5b 642.png
Front Back Spr 5b2 642T.png Spr b 5b2 642T.png
Spr 5b 642 s.png Spr b 5b 642 s.png Spr 5b 642 s.png Spr b 5b 642 s.png
Front Back Spr 5b2 642T s.png Spr b 5b2 642T s.png
Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 642.png Spr b 6x 642.png Spr 6x 642.png Spr b 6x 642.png
Spr 6x 642T.png Spr b 6x 642T.png Spr 6x 642T.png Spr b 6x 642T.png
Spr 6x 642 s.png Spr b 6x 642 s.png Spr 6x 642 s.png Spr b 6x 642 s.png
Spr 6x 642T s.png Spr b 6x 642T s.png Spr 6x 642T s.png Spr b 6x 642T s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 642.png Spr b 7s 642.png Spr 7s 642.png Spr b 7s 642.png
Spr 7s 642T.png Spr b 7s 642T.png Spr 7s 642T.png Spr b 7s 642T.png
Spr 7s 642 s.png Spr b 7s 642 s.png Spr 7s 642 s.png Spr b 7s 642 s.png
Spr 7s 642T s.png Spr b 7s 642T s.png Spr 7s 642T s.png Spr b 7s 642T s.png
Front Back Front Back
642MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Thundurus images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

In Incarnate Forme, Thundurus is based on Raijin, the kami of thunder and lightning.[1] It may also have drawn some 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. It also may be based on the Qiling, a mythical creature from east Asia described to have a horn on its forehead and occasionally associated with lightning.

Name origin

Thundurus may be be a combination of thunderous and possibly Aeolus (ruler of the winds in Greek mythology).

Voltolos may be a combination of 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 Voltolos Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 雷電雲 / 雷电云 Léidiànyún Means "Lightning cloud"


Incarnate Forme

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese けしんフォルム Incarnation Forme
Chinese Cantonese 化身形態 Fasān Yìhngtaai
Mandarin 化身形態 / 化身形态 Huàshēn Xíngtài
France Flag.png French Forme Avatar
Germany Flag.png German Inkarnationsform
Italy Flag.png Italian Forma Incarnazione
South Korea Flag.png Korean 화신폼 Incarnation Forme
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Forma Materializada
Spain Flag.png Spanish Forma Avatar
Thailand Flag.png Thai ฟอร์มอวตาร
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Dạng hiện thân

Therian Forme

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese れいじゅうフォルム Sacred Beast Forme
Chinese Cantonese 靈獸形態 Lìhngsau Yìhngtaai
Mandarin 靈獸形態 / 灵兽形态 Língshòu Xíngtài
France Flag.png French Forme Totémique
Germany Flag.png German Tiergeistform
Italy Flag.png Italian Forma Totem
South Korea Flag.png Korean 영물폼 Sacred Beast Forme
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Forma Therian
Spain Flag.png Spanish Forma Tótem
Thailand Flag.png Thai ฟอร์มสัตว์ศักดิ์สิทธิ์
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Dạng linh thiêng


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