Thunder (move)

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Thunder
かみなり Thunder
Thunder VIII.png
Thunder VIII 2.png
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
  • 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  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.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Works better the more the crowd is excited.

Thunder (Japanese: かみなり Thunder) is a damage-dealing Electric-type move introduced in Generation I. It is TM25 from Generation I to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon and in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, and TM38 in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!. In Pokémon Sword and Shield, it is TR09.

Effect

Generation I

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

Generations II to V

Thunder now has a 30% chance to paralyze the target. Thunder can now paralyze Electric-type Pokémon.

When used during rain, Thunder bypasses accuracy checks to always hit, unless the target is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Dig or Dive. When used during harsh sunlight, its accuracy is reduced to 50%.

Thunder can hit Pokémon during the semi-invulnerable turn of Fly, Bounce, and Sky Drop.

Thunder can be used as the second move of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining 2 bonus appeal points if Charge, Lock-On, or Rain Dance was used in the previous turn.

In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl only, due to a glitch, when used in rain it has a 30% chance to hit a target that has used Protect or Detect.

Generation VI onward

Thunder's power was reduced from 120 to 110. It can no longer paralyze Electric-type Pokémon once again, due to them now being immune to paralysis.

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

Generation VIII

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Category  Special
PP  5
Agile Strong
Power  100  80  120
Accuracy  75%  75%  90%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
Chance  30%  30%  50%
Turns  3  2  4
   ?  ?
Inflicts the target with paralysis

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.*
DPPtHGSSPBR 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.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSPLA
A wicked thunderbolt is dropped 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 VIII IX
025 Pikachu Pikachu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy 43RGB
41Y
41 41 45 50 50XY
58ORAS
58SMUSUM
30PE
44SwShBDSP
47LA
44
026 Raichu Raichu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy 1SwShBDSP
47LA
1
026 Raichu Raichu
Alolan Form
ElectricIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Fairy 1SwSh 1
081 Magnemite Magnemite
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 44PE 43LA
082 Magneton Magneton
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 56PE 43LA
100 Voltorb Voltorb
Hisuian Form
ElectricIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 37LA
101 Electrode Electrode
Hisuian Form
ElectricIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 37LA
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz
ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 54 58 58 58 62BW
55B2W2
55 55SMUSUM
50PE
58SwShBDSP
43LA
135 Jolteon Jolteon
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 54RGB
52Y
52 52 71 71BW
45B2W2
45 45SMUSUM
31PE
50SwShBDSP 50
145 Zapdos Zapdos
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 51 73 85 78 78 78 78SMUSUM
64PE
55SwShBDSP 55
172 Pichu Pichu
ElectricIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 47LA
179 Mareep Mareep
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field 37 37 46 55BW
46B2W2
46 46 46BDSP 46
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field 45 45 53 65BW
56B2W2
56 56 56BDSP 56
181 Ampharos Ampharos
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field 57 57 68 79BW
62B2W2
62 62 62BDSP 62
239 Elekid Elekid
ElectricIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 49 49 46 56BW
43B2W2
43 43 48SwShBDSP
43LA
243 Raikou Raikou
ElectricIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 71 71 71DP
85PtHGSS
85 85 85 72SwShBDSP
309 Electrike Electrike
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 36 49 52 52XY
49ORAS
49 44SwShBDSP
310 Manectric Manectric
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 45 61 66 66XY
54ORAS
54 54SwShBDSP
311 Plusle Plusle
ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 37 38 42 42XY
43ORAS
43 43BDSP
312 Minun Minun
ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 37 38 42 42XY
43ORAS
43 43BDSP
403 Shinx Shinx
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 47LA
404 Luxio Luxio
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 47LA
405 Luxray Luxray
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 47LA
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy 49BDSP
47LA
49
462 Magnezone Magnezone
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 43LA
466 Electivire Electivire
ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 58 62BW
55B2W2
55 55 58SwShBDSP
43LA
479 Rotom Rotom
ElectricIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 43LA
642 Thundurus Thundurus
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 67 67 61 65SwSh
47LA
65
644 Zekrom Zekrom
DragonIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 78 78 78 64SwSh
694 Helioptile Helioptile
ElectricIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Monster Dragon 44SwSh
695 Heliolisk Heliolisk
ElectricIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Monster Dragon 1 1 1SwSh
702 Dedenne Dedenne
ElectricIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Fairy 45 45 60SwSh 60
Miraidon Miraidon
ElectricIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 84
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/TR

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
TM25
II
TM25
III
TM25
IV
TM25
V
TM25
VI
TM25
VII
TM25
TM38
VIII
TR09
IX
TM166
019 Rattata Rattata
NormalIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
020 Raticate Raticate
NormalIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
025 Pikachu Pikachu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
026 Raichu Raichu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
026 Raichu Raichu
Alolan Form
ElectricIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Fairy
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀
PoisonIC Big.png Monster Field
030 Nidorina Nidorina
PoisonIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen
PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
032 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂
PoisonIC Big.png Monster Field
033 Nidorino Nidorino
PoisonIC Big.png Monster Field
034 Nidoking Nidoking
PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Field
035 Clefairy Clefairy
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
036 Clefable Clefable
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
052 Meowth Meowth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
052 Meowth Meowth
Alolan Form
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
052 Meowth Meowth
Galarian Form
SteelIC Big.png Field Field
053 Persian Persian
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
053 Persian Persian
Alolan Form
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
056 Mankey Mankey
FightingIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
057 Primeape Primeape
FightingIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
074 Geodude Geodude
Alolan Form
RockIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
075 Graveler Graveler
Alolan Form
RockIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
076 Golem Golem
Alolan Form
RockIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
081 Magnemite Magnemite
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
082 Magneton Magneton
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
088 Grimer Grimer
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
088 Grimer Grimer
Alolan Form
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
089 Muk Muk
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
089 Muk Muk
Alolan Form
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
092 Gastly Gastly
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous PE
093 Haunter Haunter
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous PE
094 Gengar Gengar
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
100 Voltorb Voltorb
ElectricIC Big.png Mineral Mineral BDSP
100 Voltorb Voltorb
Hisuian Form
ElectricIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
101 Electrode Electrode
ElectricIC Big.png Mineral Mineral BDSP
101 Electrode Electrode
Hisuian Form
ElectricIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
105 Marowak Marowak
Alolan Form
FireIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Monster Monster
108 Lickitung Lickitung
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
109 Koffing Koffing
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
110 Weezing Weezing
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
110 Weezing Weezing
Galarian Form
PoisonIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
112 Rhydon Rhydon
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
113 Chansey Chansey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
120 Staryu Staryu
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
121 Starmie Starmie
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz
ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
128 Tauros Tauros
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
130 Gyarados Gyarados
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 2 Dragon
131 Lapras Lapras
WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
135 Jolteon Jolteon
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
137 Porygon Porygon
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
143 Snorlax Snorlax
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
145 Zapdos Zapdos
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
147 Dratini Dratini
DragonIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
148 Dragonair Dragonair
DragonIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
149 Dragonite Dragonite
DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
162 Furret Furret
NormalIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
170 Chinchou Chinchou
WaterIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
171 Lanturn Lanturn
WaterIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
172 Pichu Pichu
ElectricIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
179 Mareep Mareep
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field BDSP
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field BDSP
181 Ampharos Ampharos
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field BDSP
190 Aipom Aipom
NormalIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
203 Girafarig Girafarig
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field BDSP
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
209 Snubbull Snubbull
FairyIC Big.png Field Fairy BDSP
210 Granbull Granbull
FairyIC Big.png Field Fairy BDSP
233 Porygon2 Porygon2
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
234 Stantler Stantler
NormalIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
239 Elekid Elekid
ElectricIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
241 Miltank Miltank
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
242 Blissey Blissey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
243 Raikou Raikou
ElectricIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar
RockIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Monster Monster
249 Lugia Lugia
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon
Galarian Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
264 Linoone Linoone
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
264 Linoone Linoone
Galarian Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
287 Slakoth Slakoth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
289 Slaking Slaking
NormalIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
299 Nosepass Nosepass
RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral BDSP
300 Skitty Skitty
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy BDSP
301 Delcatty Delcatty
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy BDSP
306 Aggron Aggron
SteelIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Monster
309 Electrike Electrike
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
310 Manectric Manectric
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
311 Plusle Plusle
ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy BDSP
312 Minun Minun
ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy BDSP
313 Volbeat Volbeat
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like BDSP
314 Illumise Illumise
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like BDSP
335 Zangoose Zangoose
NormalIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
351 Castform Castform
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Amorphous BDSP
352 Kecleon Kecleon
NormalIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
353 Shuppet Shuppet
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
354 Banette Banette
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
359 Absol Absol
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
377 Regirock Regirock
RockIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
378 Regice Regice
IceIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
379 Registeel Registeel
SteelIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
380 Latias Latias
DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
381 Latios Latios
DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
382 Kyogre Kyogre
WaterIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
383 Groudon Groudon
GroundIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza
DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
385 Jirachi Jirachi
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
386 Deoxys Deoxys
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
399 Bidoof Bidoof
NormalIC Big.png Water 1 Field BDSP
400 Bibarel Bibarel
NormalIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field BDSP
403 Shinx Shinx
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
404 Luxio Luxio
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
405 Luxray Luxray
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
408 Cranidos Cranidos
RockIC Big.png Monster Monster BDSP
409 Rampardos Rampardos
RockIC Big.png Monster Monster BDSP
410 Shieldon Shieldon
RockIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Monster Monster BDSP
411 Bastiodon Bastiodon
RockIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Monster Monster BDSP
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy BDSP
424 Ambipom Ambipom
NormalIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
425 Drifloon Drifloon
GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
426 Drifblim Drifblim
GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
428 Lopunny Lopunny
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like
429 Mismagius Mismagius
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
431 Glameow Glameow
NormalIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
432 Purugly Purugly
NormalIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr.
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
446 Munchlax Munchlax
NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
462 Magnezone Magnezone
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
463 Lickilicky Lickilicky
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
466 Electivire Electivire
ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
474 Porygon-Z Porygon-Z
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
476 Probopass Probopass
RockIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral BDSP
478 Froslass Froslass
IceIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Fairy Mineral
479 Rotom Rotom
ElectricIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
480 Uxie Uxie
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
481 Mesprit Mesprit
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
482 Azelf Azelf
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
483 Dialga Dialga
SteelIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
484 Palkia Palkia
WaterIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
486 Regigigas Regigigas
NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
487 Giratina Giratina
GhostIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
491 Darkrai Darkrai
DarkIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
493 Arceus Arceus
NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
494 Victini Victini
PsychicIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
505 Watchog Watchog
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
508 Stoutland Stoutland
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
522 Blitzle Blitzle
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
523 Zebstrika Zebstrika
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
531 Audino Audino
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
573 Cinccino Cinccino
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
577 Solosis Solosis
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
578 Duosion Duosion
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
587 Emolga Emolga
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Field
596 Galvantula Galvantula
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug
598 Ferrothorn Ferrothorn
GrassIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Grass Mineral
601 Klinklang Klinklang
SteelIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
603 Eelektrik Eelektrik
ElectricIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
604 Eelektross Eelektross
ElectricIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
618 Stunfisk Stunfisk
GroundIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous
642 Thundurus Thundurus
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
644 Zekrom Zekrom
DragonIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
648 Meloetta Meloetta
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
649 Genesect Genesect
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
683 Aromatisse Aromatisse
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
685 Slurpuff Slurpuff
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
691 Dragalge Dragalge
PoisonIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
694 Helioptile Helioptile
ElectricIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
695 Heliolisk Heliolisk
ElectricIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
699 Aurorus Aurorus
RockIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Monster
702 Dedenne Dedenne
ElectricIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Fairy
705 Sliggoo Sliggoo
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon
705 Sliggoo Sliggoo
Hisuian Form
SteelIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon
706 Goodra Goodra
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon
706 Goodra Goodra
Hisuian Form
SteelIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon
716 Xerneas Xerneas
FairyIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
738 Vikavolt Vikavolt
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug
765 Oranguru Oranguru
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field
777 Togedemaru Togedemaru
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Fairy
778 Mimikyu Mimikyu
GhostIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
780 Drampa Drampa
NormalIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
785 Tapu Koko Tapu Koko
ElectricIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
786 Tapu Lele Tapu Lele
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
791 Solgaleo Solgaleo
PsychicIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
792 Lunala Lunala
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
793 Nihilego Nihilego
RockIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
796 Xurkitree Xurkitree
ElectricIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
807 Zeraora Zeraora
ElectricIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered USUM
809 Melmetal Melmetal
SteelIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered PE
835 Yamper Yamper
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
836 Boltund Boltund
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
849 Toxtricity Toxtricity
Amped Form
ElectricIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
849 Toxtricity Toxtricity
Low Key Form
ElectricIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
862 Obstagoon Obstagoon
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
863 Perrserker Perrserker
SteelIC Big.png Field Field
866 Mr. Rime Mr. Rime
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
871 Pincurchin Pincurchin
ElectricIC Big.png Water 1 Amorphous
877 Morpeko Morpeko
ElectricIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Fairy
880 Dracozolt Dracozolt
ElectricIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
881 Arctozolt Arctozolt
ElectricIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
884 Duraludon Duraludon
SteelIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Mineral Dragon
886 Drakloak Drakloak
DragonIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Dragon
887 Dragapult Dragapult
DragonIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Dragon
894 Regieleki Regieleki
ElectricIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
899 Wyrdeer Wyrdeer
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field
Dudunsparce Dudunsparce
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
Farigiraf Farigiraf
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field
Tadbulb Tadbulb
ElectricIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
Bellibolt Bellibolt
ElectricIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
Pawmi Pawmi
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
Pawmo Pawmo
ElectricIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field
Pawmot Pawmot
ElectricIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field
Wattrel Wattrel
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying
Kilowattrel Kilowattrel
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying
Gholdengo Gholdengo
SteelIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
Sandy Shocks Sandy Shocks
ElectricIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
Scream Tail Scream Tail
FairyIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
Flutter Mane Flutter Mane
GhostIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
Iron Treads Iron Treads
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
Iron Hands Iron Hands
FightingIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
Iron Thorns Iron Thorns
RockIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
Miraidon Miraidon
ElectricIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
Annihilape Annihilape
FightingIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Field Field
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 Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Thunder is a move with 24 base power, 73% accuracy, and 9 PP. It damages an enemy in front of the user, and might inflict paralysis on it. Like in main series, this move can hit a Pokémon in middle of Fly or Bounce, and its accuracy is affected by weather.

In Explorers of Time and Darkness, the move's PP is decreased to 7.

In Explorers of Sky, the move's power is raised to 45.

In Gates to Infinity, Thunder hits enemies further away when used by a Gigantic Pokémon.

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★★★★★
Power: 51
Accuracy: 70%
Effect: Has a 30% chance of paralyzing the target.
Users: Ampharos   Luxray
Grid 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.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Special 3 124 148 70% An opponent Never misses when the weather is rainy. Has a chance (30%) of leaving the target paralyzed. Professor Oak & Mew (Post-sync move)
Sygna Suit Elesa & Rotom (Direct link)
Burgh (Spring 2021) & Togepi (using Metronome)
Archie & Kyogre
Volkner (New Year's 2022) & Electivire
Ash & Pikachu
Scottie/Bettie & Strike Pichu/Pikachu/Raichu Egg

Past description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0*: Never misses when the weather is rainy. Has a moderate chance of leaving the target paralyzed.

Super Smash Bros. series

Pikachu uses Thunder as its down special move. 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 Super Smash Bros. Melee, Pichu also uses Thunder as its down special move. It functions similarly to Pikachu's Thunder, although it strikes multiple times. If the thunderbolt hits Pichu, it will take damage.

Pokémon GO

GO Electric.png Thunder
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 100
Energy cost 100 100
Duration 2.4 seconds
Damage window 1.2 - 2.2 seconds
Thunder GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 100
Energy cost 60 60
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
StarmieElectabuzzJolteonZapdosMewLanturnAmpharosRaikouLinooneAggronManectricCastformKecleonBanetteAbsolLatiasKyogrePachirisuPuruglyElectivireRotomRotom (Heat Rotom)Rotom (Wash Rotom)Rotom (Frost Rotom)Rotom (Fan Rotom)Rotom (Mow Rotom)UxieDialgaRegigigasSolosisDuosionReuniclusFerrothornThundurus (Incarnate Forme)Thundurus (Therian Forme)XerneasTapu KokoXurkitree
By Elite Charged TM
PikachuRaichuRegice
By GO Snapshot
Smeargle
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Power: 65 → 100
  • February 16, 2017
    • Duration: 4.3 → 2.4 seconds
    • Damage window: 2.55 - 4.1 → 1.2 - 2.2 seconds

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Thunder is Pikachu's first move obtained at level 4 by upgrading Thunder Shock into it instead of Electro Ball. The user drops wicked thunderbolts at a designated area, damaging enemies in the radius. At level 11 or higher, the move strikes 7 times.

Description

Games Description
MDRB 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.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It may also afflict the targeted enemy with a Paralysis status condition. The move's accuracy is affected by the weather. It can hit a Pokémon that is Flying or Bouncing.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる しかも いっていのかくりつで まひじょうたいにかえる てんきによって めいちゅうりつが へんかする そらをとぶじょうたいと とびはねじょうたいの てきにも あたる
Conq. Strike the target with an enormous lightning bolt. It may also cause paralysis.
MDGtI It damages an enemy. It can hit an enemy in the air using a move such as Fly. 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.
It damages enemies. It can hit enemies in the air using a move such as Fly. It could also cause the Paralysis status condition. With the Paralysis status, their Travel Speed goes down and they can't attack or use moves.*
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U Call down lightning to strike opponents.*
SMD It can hit an enemy in the air using a move such as Fly. It could also cause paralysis. During rain or heavy rain, it never misses. But in sunny weather, or in harsh sunlight, it's hard to land this move!


In the anime

Main series


Pokémon Origins


Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer


Pokémon: Twilight Wings


In the manga

The Electric Tale of Pikachu


Pokémon Adventures


Phantom Thief Pokémon 7


Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master!


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys


Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!!


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


Pokémon Zensho


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 打雷 Dálèuih *
Lèuih *
電力 Dihnlihk *
神鳴 Sàhnmìhng *
Mandarin 打雷 Dǎléi *
落雷 Luòléi *
Croatia Flag.png Croatian Udar Groma
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Hromový útok
Blesk (Diamond and Pearl Series)
Denmark Flag.png Danish Torden
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Donder
Finland Flag.png Finnish Ukkonen*
Salama*
France Flag.png French Fatal-Foudre
Germany Flag.png German Donner
Greece Flag.png Greek Κεραυνός
Hungary Flag.png Hungarian Villám / Villámcsapás
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Halilintar
Italy Flag.png Italian Tuono
South Korea Flag.png Korean 번개 Beon-gae
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Torden
Poland Flag.png Polish Grzmot*
Piorun*
Piorunujący Atak*
Elektrowstrząs*
Grom*
Elektrogrom*
Elektroszok*
Elektroatak*
Cios Gromem*
Mocny Piorun*
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Trovão (games, anime, Secret Wonders, Noble Victories-present, Adventures, The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Trovoada de Choques* (HeartGold & SoulSilver-Call of Legends)
Choque do Trovão* (Base set, EToP)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Trovão
Romania Flag.png Romanian Trăznetul
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Grom
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Atactrueno*
Trueno
Spain Flag.png Spain Trueno
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Åsksmäll
Åska
Thailand Flag.png Thai ฟ้าผ่า
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Gök Gürültüsü
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Sấm Sét



Variations of the move Blizzard
SpecialIC.png BlizzardThunderHurricane
Formerly a variation
PhysicalIC.png Gunk Shot
SpecialIC.png Focus Blast


Generation I TMs
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Generation I HMs
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Generation II TMs
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Generation II HMs
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Generation III TMs
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Generation III HMs
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Generation IV TMs
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Generation IV HMs
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Generation V TMs
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