Thunder Cage (move)

Thunder Cage
サンダープリズン Thunder Prison
Thunder Cage IX.png
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Type  Electric
Category  Special
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  80
Accuracy  90%
Priority  0
Opponent Opponent Opponent
Self Ally Ally
Normal: May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VIII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Thunder Cage (Japanese: サンダープリズン Thunder Prison) is a damage-dealing Electric-type move introduced in Generation VIII. It is the signature move of Regieleki.


In addition to dealing damage, Thunder Cage inflicts 1/8 of the target's maximum HP as damage per turn for four to five turns upon use. It also traps the target, preventing switching and escape. If the user switches out, the target will be freed.

If the user of Thunder Cage is holding a Grip Claw, the duration will always be 7 turns. If a Binding Band is held by the user, the damage done at the end of each turn will increase from 1/8 of the target's maximum HP to 1/6.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Thunder Cage cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
SwShLA The user traps the target in a cage of sparking electricity for four to five turns.
BDSP This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.
SV The user traps the target inside a cage of sparking electricity that inflicts damage for four to five turns.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0894     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 36 36
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.

In the anime

Hurting the opponent
The user traps the target in a cage of sparking electricity.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Regieleki's body becomes surrounded in yellow energy. Its arms then glow yellow and it releases multiple bolts of yellow electricity from the bottom of its body at the opponent, trapping and hurting them.
Goh's Regieleki Chasing to the Finish! Debut

In other generations

Core series games


  • Thunder Cage most likely draws inspiration from 19th and 20th-century inventions on electromagnetism, such as the Tesla coil or the Faraday cage.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 雷電囚籠 Lèuihdihn Chàuhlùhng
Mandarin 雷電囚籠 / 雷电囚笼 Léidiàn Qiúlóng
  Czech Blesková klec
  French Voltageôle
  German Blitzgefängnis
  Italian Elettrogabbia
  Korean 썬더프리즌 Sseondeo Peurijeun
  Polish Klatka Piorunów
Portuguese   Brazil Prisão Elétrica
  Portugal Eletrojaula
  Russian Громовая Клетка Gromovaya Kletka
  Spanish Electrojaula

  This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.