Thunder (move)

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 was TM25 from Generation I to Generation VII, and TM38 in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!. In Generation VIII, 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 part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining extra two appeal points if any of the moves Charge, Lock-On or Rain Dance was used in the prior 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.

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
SwSh
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
025   Pikachu
  Field Fairy 43RGB
41Y
41 41 45 50 50XY
58ORAS
58SMUSUM
30PE
44
026   Raichu
  Field Fairy 1
026   Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy 1
081   Magnemite
 
 
Mineral Mineral 44PE
082   Magneton
 
 
Mineral Mineral 56PE
125   Electabuzz
  Human-Like Human-Like 54 58 58 58 62BW
55B2W2
55 55SMUSUM
50PE
58
135   Jolteon
  Field Field 54RGB
52Y
52 52 71 71BW
45B2W2
45 45SMUSUM
31PE
50
145   Zapdos
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 51 73 85 78 78 78 78SMUSUM
64PE
55
179   Mareep
  Monster Field 37 37 46 55BW
46B2W2
46 46
180   Flaaffy
  Monster Field 45 45 53 65BW
56B2W2
56 56
181   Ampharos
  Monster Field 57 57 68 79BW
62B2W2
62 62
239   Elekid
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 49 49 46 56BW
43B2W2
43 43 48
243   Raikou
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 71 71 71DP
85PtHGSS
85 85 85 72
309   Electrike
  Field Field 36 49 52 52XY
49ORAS
49 44
310   Manectric
  Field Field 45 61 66 66XY
54ORAS
54 54
311   Plusle
  Fairy Fairy 37 38 42 42XY
43ORAS
43
312   Minun
  Fairy Fairy 37 38 42 42XY
43ORAS
43
466   Electivire
  Human-Like Human-Like 58 62BW
55B2W2
55 55 58
642   Thundurus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 67 67 61 65
644   Zekrom
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 78 78 78 64
694   Helioptile
 
 
Monster Dragon 44
695   Heliolisk
 
 
Monster Dragon 1 1 1
702   Dedenne
 
 
Field Fairy 45 45 60
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
019   Rattata
  Field Field
020   Raticate
  Field Field
025   Pikachu
  Field Fairy
026   Raichu
  Field Fairy
026   Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy
029   Nidoran♀
  Monster Field
030   Nidorina
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
031   Nidoqueen
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
032   Nidoran♂
  Monster Field
033   Nidorino
  Monster Field
034   Nidoking
 
 
Monster Field
035   Clefairy
  Fairy Fairy
036   Clefable
  Fairy Fairy
039   Jigglypuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
040   Wigglytuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
052   Meowth
  Field Field
052   Meowth
Alolan Form
  Field Field
052   Meowth
Galarian Form
  Field Field
053   Persian
  Field Field
053   Persian
Alolan Form
  Field Field
056   Mankey
  Field Field
057   Primeape
  Field Field
074   Geodude
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
075   Graveler
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
076   Golem
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
081   Magnemite
 
 
Mineral Mineral
082   Magneton
 
 
Mineral Mineral
088   Grimer
  Amorphous Amorphous
089   Muk
  Amorphous Amorphous
092   Gastly
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous PE
093   Haunter
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous PE
094   Gengar
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
100   Voltorb
  Mineral Mineral
101   Electrode
  Mineral Mineral
105   Marowak
Alolan Form
 
 
Monster Monster
108   Lickitung
  Monster Monster
109   Koffing
  Amorphous Amorphous
110   Weezing
  Amorphous Amorphous
110   Weezing
Galarian Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
111   Rhyhorn
 
 
Monster Field
112   Rhydon
 
 
Monster Field
113   Chansey
  Fairy Fairy
115   Kangaskhan
  Monster Monster
120   Staryu
  Water 3 Water 3
121   Starmie
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
122   Mr. Mime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
122   Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
125   Electabuzz
  Human-Like Human-Like
128   Tauros
  Field Field
130   Gyarados
 
 
Water 2 Dragon
131   Lapras
 
 
Monster Water 1
135   Jolteon
  Field Field
137   Porygon
  Mineral Mineral
143   Snorlax
  Monster Monster
145   Zapdos
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
147   Dratini
  Water 1 Dragon
148   Dragonair
  Water 1 Dragon
149   Dragonite
 
 
Water 1 Dragon
150   Mewtwo
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
162   Furret
  Field Field
170   Chinchou
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
171   Lanturn
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
172   Pichu
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
179   Mareep
  Monster Field
180   Flaaffy
  Monster Field
181   Ampharos
  Monster Field
190   Aipom
  Field Field
200   Misdreavus
  Amorphous Amorphous
203   Girafarig
 
 
Field Field
206   Dunsparce
  Field Field
209   Snubbull
  Field Fairy
210   Granbull
  Field Fairy
233   Porygon2
  Mineral Mineral
234   Stantler
  Field Field
239   Elekid
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
241   Miltank
  Field Field
242   Blissey
  Fairy Fairy
243   Raikou
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
248   Tyranitar
 
 
Monster Monster
249   Lugia
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
250   Ho-Oh
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
263   Zigzagoon
  Field Field
263   Zigzagoon
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field
264   Linoone
  Field Field
264   Linoone
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field
287   Slakoth
  Field Field
288   Vigoroth
  Field Field
289   Slaking
  Field Field
299   Nosepass
  Mineral Mineral
300   Skitty
  Field Fairy
301   Delcatty
  Field Fairy
306   Aggron
 
 
Monster Monster
309   Electrike
  Field Field
310   Manectric
  Field Field
311   Plusle
  Fairy Fairy
312   Minun
  Fairy Fairy
313   Volbeat
  Bug Human-Like
314   Illumise
  Bug Human-Like
335   Zangoose
  Field Field
351   Castform
  Fairy Amorphous
352   Kecleon
  Field Field
353   Shuppet
  Amorphous Amorphous
354   Banette
  Amorphous Amorphous
359   Absol
  Field Field
377   Regirock
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
378   Regice
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
379   Registeel
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
380   Latias
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
381   Latios
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
382   Kyogre
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
383   Groudon
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
384   Rayquaza
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
385   Jirachi
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386   Deoxys
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
399   Bidoof
  Water 1 Field
400   Bibarel
 
 
Water 1 Field
403   Shinx
  Field Field
404   Luxio
  Field Field
405   Luxray
  Field Field
408   Cranidos
  Monster Monster
409   Rampardos
  Monster Monster
410   Shieldon
 
 
Monster Monster
411   Bastiodon
 
 
Monster Monster
417   Pachirisu
  Field Fairy
424   Ambipom
  Field Field
425   Drifloon
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
426   Drifblim
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
428   Lopunny
  Field Human-Like
429   Mismagius
  Amorphous Amorphous
431   Glameow
  Field Field
432   Purugly
  Field Field
439   Mime Jr.
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
446   Munchlax
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
462   Magnezone
 
 
Mineral Mineral
463   Lickilicky
  Monster Monster
464   Rhyperior
 
 
Monster Field
466   Electivire
  Human-Like Human-Like
474   Porygon-Z
  Mineral Mineral
476   Probopass
 
 
Mineral Mineral
478   Froslass
 
 
Fairy Mineral
479   Rotom
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
480   Uxie
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
481   Mesprit
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
482   Azelf
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
483   Dialga
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
484   Palkia
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
486   Regigigas
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
487   Giratina
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
491   Darkrai
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
493   Arceus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
494   Victini
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
505   Watchog
  Field Field
508   Stoutland
  Field Field
522   Blitzle
  Field Field
523   Zebstrika
  Field Field
531   Audino
  Fairy Fairy
573   Cinccino
  Field Field
577   Solosis
  Amorphous Amorphous
578   Duosion
  Amorphous Amorphous
579   Reuniclus
  Amorphous Amorphous
587   Emolga
 
 
Field Field
596   Galvantula
 
 
Bug Bug
598   Ferrothorn
 
 
Grass Mineral
601   Klinklang
  Mineral Mineral
603   Eelektrik
  Amorphous Amorphous
604   Eelektross
  Amorphous Amorphous
618   Stunfisk
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous
642   Thundurus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
644   Zekrom
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
648   Meloetta
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
649   Genesect
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
683   Aromatisse
  Fairy Fairy
685   Slurpuff
  Fairy Fairy
691   Dragalge
 
 
Water 1 Dragon
694   Helioptile
 
 
Monster Dragon
695   Heliolisk
 
 
Monster Dragon
699   Aurorus
 
 
Monster Monster
702   Dedenne
 
 
Field Fairy
706   Goodra
  Dragon Dragon
716   Xerneas
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
738   Vikavolt
 
 
Bug Bug
765   Oranguru
 
 
Field Field
777   Togedemaru
 
 
Field Fairy
778   Mimikyu
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
780   Drampa
 
 
Monster Dragon
785   Tapu Koko
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
786   Tapu Lele
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
791   Solgaleo
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
792   Lunala
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
793   Nihilego
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
796   Xurkitree
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
807   Zeraora
  Undiscovered Undiscovered USUM
809   Melmetal
  Undiscovered Undiscovered PE
835   Yamper
  Field Field
836   Boltund
  Field Field
849   Toxtricity
Amped Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
849   Toxtricity
Low Key Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
862   Obstagoon
 
 
Field Field
863   Perrserker
  Field Field
866   Mr. Rime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
871   Pincurchin
  Water 1 Amorphous
877   Morpeko
 
 
Field Fairy
880   Dracozolt
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
881   Arctozolt
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
884   Duraludon
 
 
Mineral Dragon
886   Drakloak
 
 
Amorphous Dragon
887   Dragapult
 
 
Amorphous Dragon
894   Regieleki
  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

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

 
>
 
Stars: ★★★★★
Power: 51
Accuracy: 70%
Effect: Has a 30% chance of paralyzing the target.
Users:      
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
Special 3 124 148 70% An opponent Never misses when the weather is rainy. Has a chance (30%) of leaving the target paralyzed.

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): 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

  Thunder
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 100
Energy cost 100  
Duration 2.4 seconds
Damage window 1.2 - 2.2 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 100
Energy cost 60  
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
                                    
By Elite Charged TM
  
By GO Snapshot
 
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

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 *
  Croatian Udar Groma
  Czech Hromový útok
Blesk (Diamond and Pearl Series)
  Danish Torden
  Dutch Donder
  Finnish Ukkonen*
Salama*
  French Fatal-Foudre
  German Donner
  Greek Κεραυνός
  Hungarian Villám / Villámcsapás
  Indonesian Halilintar
  Italian Tuono
  Korean 번개 Beongae
  Norwegian Torden
  Polish Grzmot*
Piorun*
Piorunujący Atak*
Elektrowstrząs*
Grom*
Elektrogrom*
Elektroszok*
Elektroatak*
Cios Gromem*
Mocny Piorun*
Portuguese   Brazil Trovão (games, anime, Secret Wonders, Noble Victories-present, Adventures, The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Para-raios (XY126)
Trovoada de Choques* (HeartGold & SoulSilver-Call of Legends)
Choque do Trovão* (Base set, EToP)
  Portugal Trovão
  Romanian Trăznetul
  Serbian Grom
Spanish   Latin America Atactrueno*
Trueno
  Spain Trueno
  Swedish Åsksmäll
Åska
  Thai ฟ้าผ่า
  Turkish Gök Gürültüsü
  Vietnamese Sấm Sét



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


Generation I TMs
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Generation I HMs
0102030405
Generation II TMs
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Generation II HMs
01020304050607
Generation III TMs
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Generation III HMs
0102030405060708RSE
Generation IV TMs
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2425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
4748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869
7071727374757677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
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7374757677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
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Generation VI TMs
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5354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778
798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899