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Thunderbolt (move)

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'''Thunderbolt''' (Japanese: '''10まんボルト''' ''100,000 Volts'') is a damage-dealing {{type|Electric}} [[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, except in [[Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!]], where it is [[TM36]].
It can be upgraded to the special [[Z-Move]] {{m|Stoked Sparksurfer}} by {{alorf|Alolan}} {{p|Raichu}} holding [[Aloraichium Z]], and to the special Z-Move {{m|10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt}} by {{p|Pikachu}} in a cap holding [[Pikashunium Z]].
* In {{game|Red and Green|s}}, the battle effect for Thunderbolt contains several more, shorter flashes compared to the animation in the international {{game|Red and Blue|s}}. The move animation was likely toned down to prevent {{wp|epileptic seizure}}s.
* In ''[[XY025|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: {{alorf|Alolan}} {{p|Raichu}}'s {{m|Stoked Sparksurfer}} and {{p|Pikachu}}'s {{m|10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt}}.
* Thunderbolt is among the three attacks enhanced into "new" moves in the [[Pokémon Adventures]] manga, the others being {{m|Razor Leaf}} and {{m|Thunder}}.