Bolt Strike (move)

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If you were looking for the Bolt Strike Pokémon, see Thundurus.

Bolt Strike
らいげき Lightning Strike
Bolt Strike.png
Bolt Strike 2.png
Type  Electric
Category  Physical
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  130
Accuracy  85%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
An appealing move that can be used repeatedly without boring the audience.

Bolt Strike (Japanese: らいげき Lightning Strike) is a damage-dealing Electric-type move introduced in Generation V. It is one of the signature moves of Zekrom.


Bolt Strike inflicts damage and has a 20% chance of paralyzing the target. It will double the power of Fusion Flare if Bolt Strike is used immediately before the Pokémon using Fusion Flare, during that use.


Games Description
BWB2W2 The user charges at its target, surrounding itself with a great amount of electricity. It may leave the target with paralysis.
XYORAS The user surrounds itself with a great amount of electricity and charges its target. This may also leave the target with paralysis.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
644 Zekrom Zekrom Dragon Electric 100 100
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By event

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
494 494 Victini Psychic Fire Pokémon Center Tohoku Victini
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In other games

Pokémon Conquest

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 = 57 | Accuracy = 85% | Effect = Has a 20% chance to paralyze the target.
Used by : Zekrom


Games Description
Conq. The user charges at its target, surrounding itself with a great amount of electricity. It may leave the target with paralysis.

In the anime

None.png Zekrom M14 Bolt Strike.png None.png None.png
The user gives off masses of yellow electricity and at the same time tackles down onto the foe.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
644 Zekrom The electric generator inside Zekrom's tail starts to spin and glow light blue with electricity. Zekrom then clenches its fists and its body becomes surrounded in yellow electricity with large yellow lightning bolts coming off it as well. Zekrom then flies down at the opponent and slams its body into it.
Zekrom (M14) White—Victini and Zekrom
Black—Victini and Reshiram

In other generations

Bolt Strike BW.png Bolt Strike B2W2.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS BW BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
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


In other languages

Language Title
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Bliksemslag
France Flag.png French Charge Foudre*
Germany Flag.png German Blitzschlag
Italy Flag.png Italian Lucesiluro
South Korea Flag.png Korean 뇌격 Nyaegyuk
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Queda de Raios
Ataque de Raios (TCG)
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ataque Fulgor*
At. Fulgor*

Variations of the move Blue Flare
Physical Bolt Strike
Special Blue Flare

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