Thunder (move)

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Thunder
かみなり Thunder
Thunder.png
Thunder 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 in all generations so far.

Effect

Generation I

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

Generations II to III

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

When used during rain, Thunder bypasses accuracy checks to always hit (unless the opponent is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Dig or Dive). When used during harsh sunlight, it has an accuracy of 50%.

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

Generation IV

In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, due to a glitch, when used in rain it has a 30% chance to hit a target that has used Protect or Detect; this was fixed in Pokémon Platinum onward.

Generation V

Thunder can now also hit a Pokémon during the semi-invulnerable turn of Sky Drop.

Generation VI

Thunder's power changed from 120 to 110. It can no longer paralyze Electric-type Pokémon.

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.*
DPPtHGSS 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
SM
A wicked thunderbolt is dropped on the target to inflict damage. This may also leave the target with paralysis.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
025 Pikachu Pikachu
Field Fairy 43RGB
41Y
41 41 45 50 50XY
58ORAS
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz
Human-Like Human-Like 54 58 58 58 62BW
55B2W2
55
135 Jolteon Jolteon
Field Field 54RGB
52Y
52 52 71 71BW
45B2W2
45
145 Zapdos Zapdos
Undiscovered Undiscovered 51 73 85 78 78 78
179 Mareep Mareep
Monster Field 37 37 46 55BW
46B2W2
46
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy
Monster Field 45 45 53 65BW
56B2W2
56
181 Ampharos Ampharos
Monster Field 57 57 68 79BW
62B2W2
62
239 Elekid Elekid
Undiscovered Undiscovered 49 49 46 56BW
43B2W2
43
243 Raikou Raikou
Undiscovered Undiscovered 71 71 71DP
85PtHGSS
85 85
309 Electrike Electrike
Field Field 36 49 52 52XY
49ORAS
310 Manectric Manectric
Field Field 45 61 66 66XY
54ORAS
311 Plusle Plusle
Fairy Fairy 37 38 42 42XY
43ORAS
312 Minun Minun
Fairy Fairy 37 38 42 42XY
43ORAS
466 Electivire Electivire
Human-Like Human-Like 58 62BW
55B2W2
55
642 Thundurus Thundurus
Undiscovered Undiscovered 67 67
644 Zekrom Zekrom
Undiscovered Undiscovered 78 78
695 Heliolisk Heliolisk
Monster Dragon 1
702 Dedenne Dedenne
Field Fairy 45
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 Egg Groups Machine
I
TM25
II
TM25
III
TM25
IV
TM25
V
TM25
VI
TM25
VII
TM25
019 Rattata Rattata
Field Field
020 Raticate Raticate
Field Field
025 Pikachu Pikachu
Field Fairy
026 Raichu Raichu
Field Fairy
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀
Monster Field
030 Nidorina Nidorina
Undiscovered Undiscovered
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen
Undiscovered Undiscovered
032 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂
Monster Field
033 Nidorino Nidorino
Monster Field
034 Nidoking Nidoking
Monster Field
035 Clefairy Clefairy
Fairy Fairy
036 Clefable Clefable
Fairy Fairy
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff
Fairy Fairy
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff
Fairy Fairy
052 Meowth Meowth
Field Field
053 Persian Persian
Field Field
056 Mankey Mankey
Field Field
057 Primeape Primeape
Field Field
081 Magnemite Magnemite
Mineral Mineral
082 Magneton Magneton
Mineral Mineral
088 Grimer Grimer
Amorphous Amorphous
089 Muk Muk
Amorphous Amorphous
092 Gastly Gastly
Amorphous Amorphous
093 Haunter Haunter
Amorphous Amorphous
094 Gengar Gengar
Amorphous Amorphous
100 Voltorb Voltorb
Mineral Mineral
101 Electrode Electrode
Mineral Mineral
108 Lickitung Lickitung
Monster Monster
109 Koffing Koffing
Amorphous Amorphous
110 Weezing Weezing
Amorphous Amorphous
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn
Monster Field
112 Rhydon Rhydon
Monster Field
113 Chansey Chansey
Fairy Fairy
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
Monster Monster
120 Staryu Staryu
Water 3 Water 3
121 Starmie Starmie
Water 3 Water 3
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
Human-Like Human-Like
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz
Human-Like Human-Like
128 Tauros Tauros
Field Field
130 Gyarados Gyarados
Water 2 Dragon
131 Lapras Lapras
Monster Water 1
135 Jolteon Jolteon
Field Field
137 Porygon Porygon
Mineral Mineral
143 Snorlax Snorlax
Monster Monster
145 Zapdos Zapdos
Undiscovered Undiscovered
147 Dratini Dratini
Water 1 Dragon
148 Dragonair Dragonair
Water 1 Dragon
149 Dragonite Dragonite
Water 1 Dragon
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
162 Furret Furret
Field Field
170 Chinchou Chinchou
Water 2 Water 2
171 Lanturn Lanturn
Water 2 Water 2
172 Pichu Pichu
Undiscovered Undiscovered
179 Mareep Mareep
Monster Field
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy
Monster Field
181 Ampharos Ampharos
Monster Field
190 Aipom Aipom
Field Field
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus
Amorphous Amorphous
203 Girafarig Girafarig
Field Field
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce
Field Field
209 Snubbull Snubbull
Field Fairy
210 Granbull Granbull
Field Fairy
233 Porygon2 Porygon2
Mineral Mineral
234 Stantler Stantler
Field Field
239 Elekid Elekid
Undiscovered Undiscovered
241 Miltank Miltank
Field Field
242 Blissey Blissey
Fairy Fairy
243 Raikou Raikou
Undiscovered Undiscovered
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar
Monster Monster
249 Lugia Lugia
Undiscovered Undiscovered
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh
Undiscovered Undiscovered
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon
Field Field
264 Linoone Linoone
Field Field
287 Slakoth Slakoth
Field Field
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth
Field Field
289 Slaking Slaking
Field Field
299 Nosepass Nosepass
Mineral Mineral
300 Skitty Skitty
Field Fairy
301 Delcatty Delcatty
Field Fairy
306 Aggron Aggron
Monster Monster
309 Electrike Electrike
Field Field
310 Manectric Manectric
Field Field
311 Plusle Plusle
Fairy Fairy
312 Minun Minun
Fairy Fairy
313 Volbeat Volbeat
Human-Like Bug
314 Illumise Illumise
Human-Like Bug
335 Zangoose Zangoose
Field Field
351 Castform Castform
Fairy Amorphous
352 Kecleon Kecleon
Field Field
353 Shuppet Shuppet
Amorphous Amorphous
354 Banette Banette
Amorphous Amorphous
359 Absol Absol
Field Field
377 Regirock Regirock
Undiscovered Undiscovered
378 Regice Regice
Undiscovered Undiscovered
379 Registeel Registeel
Undiscovered Undiscovered
380 Latias Latias
Undiscovered Undiscovered
381 Latios Latios
Undiscovered Undiscovered
382 Kyogre Kyogre
Undiscovered Undiscovered
383 Groudon Groudon
Undiscovered Undiscovered
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza
Undiscovered Undiscovered
385 Jirachi Jirachi
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Undiscovered Undiscovered
399 Bidoof Bidoof
Water 1 Field
400 Bibarel Bibarel
Water 1 Field
403 Shinx Shinx
Field Field
404 Luxio Luxio
Field Field
405 Luxray Luxray
Field Field
408 Cranidos Cranidos
Monster Monster
409 Rampardos Rampardos
Monster Monster
410 Shieldon Shieldon
Monster Monster
411 Bastiodon Bastiodon
Monster Monster
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu
Field Fairy
424 Ambipom Ambipom
Field Field
425 Drifloon Drifloon
Amorphous Amorphous
426 Drifblim Drifblim
Amorphous Amorphous
428 Lopunny Lopunny
Field Human-Like
429 Mismagius Mismagius
Amorphous Amorphous
431 Glameow Glameow
Field Field
432 Purugly Purugly
Field Field
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr.
Undiscovered Undiscovered
446 Munchlax Munchlax
Undiscovered Undiscovered
462 Magnezone Magnezone
Mineral Mineral
463 Lickilicky Lickilicky
Monster Monster
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior
Monster Field
466 Electivire Electivire
Human-Like Human-Like
474 Porygon-Z Porygon-Z
Mineral Mineral
476 Probopass Probopass
Mineral Mineral
478 Froslass Froslass
Fairy Mineral
479 Rotom Rotom
Amorphous Amorphous
480 Uxie Uxie
Undiscovered Undiscovered
481 Mesprit Mesprit
Undiscovered Undiscovered
482 Azelf Azelf
Undiscovered Undiscovered
483 Dialga Dialga
Undiscovered Undiscovered
484 Palkia Palkia
Undiscovered Undiscovered
486 Regigigas Regigigas
Undiscovered Undiscovered
487 Giratina Giratina
Undiscovered Undiscovered
491 Darkrai Darkrai
Undiscovered Undiscovered
493 Arceus Arceus
Undiscovered Undiscovered
494 Victini Victini
Undiscovered Undiscovered
505 Watchog Watchog
Field Field
508 Stoutland Stoutland
Field Field
522 Blitzle Blitzle
Field Field
523 Zebstrika Zebstrika
Field Field
531 Audino Audino
Fairy Fairy
573 Cinccino Cinccino
Field Field
577 Solosis Solosis
Amorphous Amorphous
578 Duosion Duosion
Amorphous Amorphous
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus
Amorphous Amorphous
587 Emolga Emolga
Field Field
596 Galvantula Galvantula
Bug Bug
598 Ferrothorn Ferrothorn
Grass Mineral
601 Klinklang Klinklang
Mineral Mineral
603 Eelektrik Eelektrik
Amorphous Amorphous
604 Eelektross Eelektross
Amorphous Amorphous
618 Stunfisk Stunfisk
Water 1 Amorphous
642 Thundurus Thundurus
Undiscovered Undiscovered
644 Zekrom Zekrom
Undiscovered Undiscovered
648 Meloetta Meloetta
Undiscovered Undiscovered
649 Genesect Genesect
Undiscovered Undiscovered
683 Aromatisse Aromatisse
Fairy Fairy
691 Dragalge Dragalge
Water 1 Dragon
694 Helioptile Helioptile
Monster Dragon
695 Heliolisk Heliolisk
Monster Dragon
699 Aurorus Aurorus
Monster Monster
702 Dedenne Dedenne
Field Fairy
706 Goodra Goodra
Dragon Dragon
716 Xerneas Xerneas
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 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 = 51 | Accuracy = 70% | Effect = Has a 30% chance of paralyzing the target.
Used by : Ampharos   Luxray

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

Thunder
Special Attack
Type Electric
Power 100
Energy bar 1
Duration 4.3 seconds
Critical rate 5%
Drain  ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
PikachuRaichuElectabuzzJolteonZapdosMew

Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on July 30, Thunder had a power of 65.

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.
Conq. Strike the target with an enormous lightning bolt. It may also cause paralysis.

In the anime

In the main series


In Pokémon Origins


In the manga

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga


In the Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga


In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In the Pokémon Zensho manga


In other generations

Thunder I.png Thunder II.png Thunder III.png Thunder IV.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
Thunder 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
Thunder 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
Thunder Stad.png Thunder Stad2.png Thunder Colo.png Thunder 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

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 打雷 Dǎléi
Croatia Flag.png Croatian Udar Groma
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
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Halilintar
Italy Flag.png Italian Tuono
South Korea Flag.png Korean 번개 Pŏn-gae
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Torden
Poland Flag.png Polish Grzmot
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Trovão (anime, Secret Wonders, Noble Victories-present)
Trovoada de Choques (HeartGold & SoulSilver-Call of Legends)*
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Trovão
Romania Flag.png Romanian Trăznetul
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Grom
Spain Flag.png Spanish Trueno
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Gök Gürültüsü
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Sấm Sét


Variations of the move Blizzard
Special BlizzardThunderHurricane
Formerly a variation
Physical Gunk Shot
Special Focus Blast


Generation I TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation I HMs
0102030405
Generation II TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation II HMs
01020304050607
Generation III TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation III HMs
0102030405060708RSE
Generation IV TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 959697
9899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100


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