Thunderbolt (move)

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Thunderbolt
10まんボルト 100,000 Volts
Thunderbolt.png
Thunderbolt 2.png
Type  Electric
Category  Special
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  90
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  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Thunderbolt (Japanese: 10まんボルト 100,000 Volts) is a damage-dealing Electric-type move introduced in Generation I. It was TM24 in Generation I before losing its status in Generation II. It returned to being TM24 from Generation III onwards.

It can be upgraded to the special Z-Move Stoked Sparksurfer by Alolan Raichu holding Aloraichium Z, and to the special Z-Move 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt by Pikachu in a cap holding Pikashunium Z.

Effect

Generation I

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

Generations II to V

Thunderbolt can now paralyze Electric-type Pokémon.

Thunderbolt 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 onward

Thunderbolt's power was decreased from 95 to 90. It can no longer paralyze Electric-type Pokémon once again, due to them now being immune to paralysis.

Thunderbolt 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 A strong electrical attack that may paralyze the foe.*
A powerful electric attack that may cause paralysis.*
FRLG A strong electrical attack that may also leave the foe paralyzed.
Colo.XD A strong electrical attack. It may paralyze the target.*
A powerful electric attack that may cause paralysis.*
DPPtHGSSPBR A strong electric blast is loosed at the foe. It may also leave the foe paralyzed.
BWB2W2 A strong electric blast is loosed at the target. It may also leave the target with paralysis.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
A strong electric blast crashes down on the target. 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 26Y 26 26 26 29 29XY
42ORAS
42
026 Raichu Raichu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy 1 1 1 1 1 1
026 Raichu Raichu
Alola Form
ElectricIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Fairy 1
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz
ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 47 47 43 50BW
49B2W2
49 49
239 Elekid Elekid
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 41 41 37 46BW
40B2W2
40 40
466 Electivire Electivire
ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 43 50BW
49B2W2
49 49
603 Eelektrik Eelektrik
ElectricIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 44 44 44
618 Stunfisk Stunfisk
GroundIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous 45 45 45
644 Zekrom Zekrom
DragonIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 22 22 22
694 Helioptile Helioptile
ElectricIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Monster Dragon 49 49
738 Vikavolt Vikavolt
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1, Evo.
796 Xurkitree Xurkitree
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 37
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
179 Mareep Mareep
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field
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

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
TM24
II
--
III
TM24
IV
TM24
V
TM24
VI
TM24
VII
TM24
019 Rattata Rattata
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
020 Raticate Raticate
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
025 Pikachu Pikachu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
026 Raichu Raichu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
026 Raichu Raichu
Alola Form
ElectricIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Fairy
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀
PoisonIC Big.png Monster Field
030 Nidorina Nidorina
PoisonIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen
PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
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
Alola Form
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
053 Persian Persian
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
053 Persian Persian
Alola Form
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
056 Mankey Mankey
FightingIC Big.png Field Field
057 Primeape Primeape
FightingIC Big.png Field Field
074 Geodude Geodude
Alola Form
RockIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
075 Graveler Graveler
Alola Form
RockIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
076 Golem Golem
Alola 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
089 Muk Muk
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
092 Gastly Gastly
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
093 Haunter Haunter
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
094 Gengar Gengar
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
100 Voltorb Voltorb
ElectricIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
101 Electrode Electrode
ElectricIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
105 Marowak Marowak
Alola 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
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
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
Undiscovered Undiscovered
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 Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
161 Sentret Sentret
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
162 Furret Furret
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
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 Undiscovered Undiscovered
179 Mareep Mareep
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field
181 Ampharos Ampharos
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field
190 Aipom Aipom
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
203 Girafarig Girafarig
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
209 Snubbull Snubbull
FairyIC Big.png Field Fairy
210 Granbull Granbull
FairyIC Big.png Field Fairy
233 Porygon2 Porygon2
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
234 Stantler Stantler
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
239 Elekid Elekid
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
241 Miltank Miltank
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
242 Blissey Blissey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
243 Raikou Raikou
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar
RockIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Monster Monster
249 Lugia Lugia
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
264 Linoone Linoone
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
280 Ralts Ralts
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
281 Kirlia Kirlia
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
287 Slakoth Slakoth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
289 Slaking Slaking
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
299 Nosepass Nosepass
RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
300 Skitty Skitty
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy
301 Delcatty Delcatty
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy
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
312 Minun Minun
ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
313 Volbeat Volbeat
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like
314 Illumise Illumise
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like
335 Zangoose Zangoose
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
351 Castform Castform
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Amorphous
352 Kecleon Kecleon
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
353 Shuppet Shuppet
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
354 Banette Banette
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
359 Absol Absol
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
377 Regirock Regirock
RockIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
378 Regice Regice
IceIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
379 Registeel Registeel
SteelIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
380 Latias Latias
DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
381 Latios Latios
DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
382 Kyogre Kyogre
WaterIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
383 Groudon Groudon
GroundIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza
DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
385 Jirachi Jirachi
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386 Deoxys Deoxys
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
399 Bidoof Bidoof
NormalIC Big.png Water 1 Field
400 Bibarel Bibarel
NormalIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
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
409 Rampardos Rampardos
RockIC Big.png Monster Monster
410 Shieldon Shieldon
RockIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Monster Monster
411 Bastiodon Bastiodon
RockIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Monster Monster
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
424 Ambipom Ambipom
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
425 Drifloon Drifloon
GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
426 Drifblim Drifblim
GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
427 Buneary Buneary
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like
428 Lopunny Lopunny
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like
429 Mismagius Mismagius
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
431 Glameow Glameow
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
432 Purugly Purugly
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr.
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
446 Munchlax Munchlax
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
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
467 Magmortar Magmortar
FireIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
474 Porygon-Z Porygon-Z
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
475 Gallade Gallade
PsychicIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
476 Probopass Probopass
RockIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
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 Undiscovered Undiscovered
481 Mesprit Mesprit
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
482 Azelf Azelf
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
483 Dialga Dialga
SteelIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
484 Palkia Palkia
WaterIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
486 Regigigas Regigigas
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
487 Giratina Giratina
GhostIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
491 Darkrai Darkrai
DarkIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
493 Arceus Arceus
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
494 Victini Victini
PsychicIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
504 Patrat Patrat
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
505 Watchog Watchog
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
506 Lillipup Lillipup
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
507 Herdier Herdier
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
569 Garbodor Garbodor
PoisonIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
572 Minccino Minccino
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
573 Cinccino Cinccino
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
574 Gothita Gothita
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
575 Gothorita Gothorita
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
587 Emolga Emolga
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Field
595 Joltik Joltik
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug
596 Galvantula Galvantula
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug
597 Ferroseed Ferroseed
GrassIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Grass Mineral
598 Ferrothorn Ferrothorn
GrassIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Grass Mineral
599 Klink Klink
SteelIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
600 Klang Klang
SteelIC Big.png Mineral 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
605 Elgyem Elgyem
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
606 Beheeyem Beheeyem
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
618 Stunfisk Stunfisk
GroundIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous
623 Golurk Golurk
GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
642 Thundurus Thundurus
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
644 Zekrom Zekrom
DragonIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
648 Meloetta Meloetta
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
649 Genesect Genesect
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
677 Espurr Espurr
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Male
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Female
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
682 Spritzee Spritzee
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
683 Aromatisse Aromatisse
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
684 Swirlix Swirlix
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
685 Slurpuff Slurpuff
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
686 Inkay Inkay
DarkIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2
687 Malamar Malamar
DarkIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2
690 Skrelp Skrelp
PoisonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
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
698 Amaura Amaura
RockIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Monster
699 Aurorus Aurorus
RockIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Monster
702 Dedenne Dedenne
ElectricIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Fairy
704 Goomy Goomy
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon
705 Sliggoo Sliggoo
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon
706 Goodra Goodra
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon
716 Xerneas Xerneas
FairyIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Confined
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Unbound
PsychicIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
736 Grubbin Grubbin
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
737 Charjabug Charjabug
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug
738 Vikavolt Vikavolt
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug
765 Oranguru Oranguru
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field
773 Silvally Silvally
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
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
Undiscovered Undiscovered
786 Tapu Lele Tapu Lele
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
791 Solgaleo Solgaleo
PsychicIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
792 Lunala Lunala
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
793 Nihilego Nihilego
RockIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
796 Xurkitree Xurkitree
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
801 Magearna Magearna
SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
804 Naganadel Naganadel
PoisonIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered USUM
807 Zeraora Zeraora
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered USUM
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Game
C
020 Raticate Raticate
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
025 Pikachu Pikachu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
026 Raichu Raichu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀
PoisonIC Big.png Monster Field
030 Nidorina Nidorina
PoisonIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen
PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
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
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
036 Clefable Clefable
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
052 Meowth Meowth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
053 Persian Persian
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
056 Mankey Mankey
FightingIC Big.png Field Field
057 Primeape Primeape
FightingIC Big.png Field Field
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
089 Muk Muk
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
092 Gastly Gastly
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
093 Haunter Haunter
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
094 Gengar Gengar
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
100 Voltorb Voltorb
ElectricIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
101 Electrode Electrode
ElectricIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
108 Lickitung Lickitung
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
109 Koffing Koffing
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
110 Weezing Weezing
PoisonIC 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 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
Undiscovered Undiscovered
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 Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
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 Undiscovered Undiscovered
179 Mareep Mareep
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field
181 Ampharos Ampharos
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field
190 Aipom Aipom
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
203 Girafarig Girafarig
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
209 Snubbull Snubbull
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy
210 Granbull Granbull
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy
233 Porygon2 Porygon2
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
239 Elekid Elekid
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
241 Miltank Miltank
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
242 Blissey Blissey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
243 Raikou Raikou
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar
RockIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Monster Monster
249 Lugia Lugia
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
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

Thunderbolt hits any enemy on an adjacent tile.

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 = 45 | Accuracy = 100% | Effect = Has a 10% chance of paralyzing each target.
Used by : Pikachu   Jolteon

Pokémon GO

Thunderbolt
Special Attack
Type Electric
Power 80
Energy bar 2
Duration 2.5 seconds
Critical rate 5%
Drain  ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
PikachuMagnemiteVoltorbElectrodeElectabuzzJolteon
ZapdosChinchouLanturnPichuMareepFlaaffy
GirafarigRaikou
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on July 30, 2016, Thunderbolt had a power of 50.
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on February 16, 2017, Thunderbolt had a power of 55 and a duration of 2.7 seconds.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Damages all foes around the user. It may also cause paralysis and prevent any attacks or moves.
Conq. A strong electric blast is loosed at the target. It may also leave the target with paralysis.
Monopoly: Pokémon Exclusive Kanto Edition Move all opponents to Zapdos, roll the dice, and no matter who owns it, they all pay you 4 times the amount rolled. Also, if Zapdos is unowned, you may buy it from the bank.

In the anime

In the main series


In Pokémon Origins


In Pokémon Generations


In the manga

In the Ash & Pikachu manga


In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga


In the movie adaptations


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master manga


In the Pokémon Colosseum Snatchers manga


In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga


In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga


In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In the Pokémon Zensho manga


In other generations

Core series games

Thunderbolt I.png Thunderbolt II.png Thunderbolt III.png Thunderbolt IV.png
RGB 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
Thunderbolt 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

Core series games

Thunderbolt Stadium.png Thunderbolt Stad2.png Thunderbolt Colo.png Thunderbolt 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
Thunderbolt 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
Thunderbolt 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
Thunderbolt Battrio.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

Trivia

  • In some copies of Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, using Thunderbolt or Thunder may cause the game to freeze during the moves' animation sequences. This can be remedied by turning off the Battle effects in the options menu.
  • In the console games, Thunderbolt is shown going straight forward to the opposing Pokémon, while in the handheld games, it is shown going straight down.
  • Because of Ash's Pikachu using this move since some of the earliest episodes of the anime, it is one of the most featured moves throughout the entire series.
  • Thunderbolt's Japanese name (10まんボルト) corresponds with Raichu's Pokédex entries which state that its Electric attacks can reach up to 100,000 volts of electricity.
  • In Pokémon Red and Green, the battle effect for Thunderbolt contains several more, shorter flashes compared to the animation in the international Pokémon Red and Blue. The move animation was likely toned down to prevent epileptic seizures.
  • In Climbing the Walls!, Ash revealed that Thunderbolt is his favorite move.
  • Thunderbolt is the only move that can be upgraded into multiple exclusive Z-Moves: Alolan Raichu's Stoked Sparksurfer and Pikachu's 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 十萬伏特 Sahpmaahn Fuhkdahk *
十萬伏特電擊 Sahpmaahn Fuhkdahk Dihngīk *
10萬伏特 Sahpmaahn Fuhkdahk *
十萬Watt電力 Sahpmaahn Watt Dihnlihk *
Mandarin 十萬伏特 / 十万伏特 Shíwàn Fútè *
10萬伏特 Shíwàn Fútè *
Denmark Flag.png Danish Tordenkile
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Bliksemstraal
Finland Flag.png Finnish Ukkosisku*
Salamaisku (original series)
Salamapallo (M05-M07)
France Flag.png French Tonnerre
Germany Flag.png German Donnerblitz
Greece Flag.png Greek 100,000 Βόλτ Bólt
Israel Flag.png Hebrew מכת ברק Makat Barak
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Seratus Ribu Volt
Italy Flag.png Italian Fulmine
Superfulmine (anime, season 1-10)
South Korea Flag.png Korean 백만볼트 Baekman-bolt(Pokémon anime)
10만볼트 Shipman-bolt(Pokémon Origins, In game, Comics)
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Tordenkile
Poland Flag.png Polish Atak Piorunem (original series)
Piorun (DP onward)
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Relâmpago (games, TCG, PS038)
Choque do Trovão (anime, PS011-PS028, PS042-present, PS490)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Relâmpago
Romania Flag.png Romanian Trăznet
Russia Flag.png Russian Удар молний Udar molniy
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Munja
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Mega Descarga (EP014)
Trueno* (EP024)
Atactrueno
Rayo (DP105)
Spain Flag.png Spain Rayo
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Åskattack*
Åskstöt*
Åskboll*
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese 100 Ngàn Vôn
Điện 100 Ngàn Vôn


Variations of the move Flamethrower
Special FlamethrowerIce BeamThunderbolt


Generation I TMs
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Generation I HMs
0102030405
Generation III TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation III HMs
0102030405060708RSE
Generation IV TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 959697
9899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100


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