Thunder Shock (move)

Thunder Shock
でんきショック Electric Shock
Thunder Shock IX.png
Thunder Shock IX 2.png
Type  Electric
Category  Special
PP  30 (max. 48)
Power  40
Accuracy  100%
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  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam  0  
A highly appealing move.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Thunder Shock (Japanese: でんきショック Electric Shock), formatted as ThunderShock prior to Pokémon X and Y, is a damage-dealing Electric-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Generation I

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

Generation II to V

ThunderShock can now paralyze Electric-type Pokémon.

ThunderShock can be used as the second move of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining 4 bonus appeal points if Charge was used in the previous turn.

Generation VI onwards

Thunder Shock can no longer paralyze Electric-type Pokémon once again, due to them now being immune to paralysis.

Thunder Shock can be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, with the user gaining an extra three appeal points if Charge was used in the prior turn.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Category  Special
PP  25
Agile Strong
Power  40  30  50
Accuracy  100%  100%  100%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
Chance  30%  30%  50%
Turns  3  2  4
   ?  ?
Inflicts the target with paralysis

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 An Electric-type attack. Has a one-in-ten chance of paralyzing the target.
GSC An attack that may cause paralysis.
RSE An electrical attack that may paralyze the foe.
FRLG An electric shock attack that may also leave the foe paralyzed.
Colo.XD An electrical attack that may paralyze the target.
DPPtHGSSPBR A jolt of electricity is hurled at the foe to inflict damage. It may also leave the foe paralyzed.
BWB2W2 A jolt of electricity is hurled at the target to inflict damage. It may also leave the target with paralysis.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSP
A jolt of electricity crashes down on the target to inflict damage. This may also leave the target with paralysis.
LA
SV
The user attacks the target with a jolt of electricity. This may also leave the target with paralysis.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0025     Field Fairy 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0026     Field Fairy 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0026  
Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy 1 1 1 1
0074  
Geodude
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral - 3 -
0075  
Graveler
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral - 1, 3 -
0076  
Golem
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral - 1, 3 -
0081    
 
Mineral Mineral 25 6 6 6 6BW
7B2W2
7 5 1 1 1 1 1
0082    
 
Mineral Mineral 1, 25 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6BW
1, 7B2W2
1, 7 1, 5 1 1 1 1 1
0100     Mineral Mineral - - - - - - - 9 4 4
0100  
Voltorb
Hisuian Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1 4
0101     Mineral Mineral - - - - - - - 1, 9 4 1
0101  
Electrode
Hisuian Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1 4
0125     Human-Like Human-Like 34 - - 1, 7 1, 6BW
1, 5B2W2
1, 5 1, 5 1 1 1 1 1
0135     Field Field 1, 31RGB
1, 16Y
16 16 15 15BW
9B2W2
9 1, Evo. 1, Evo. 1, Evo. 1, Evo. Evo. Evo.
0137     Mineral Mineral - - - - - - - - 15 15 5 15
0145    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 5 5
0172     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0179     Monster Field 9 9 10 10BW
8B2W2
8 8 8 8
0180     Monster Field 1, 9 1, 9 1, 10 1, 10BW
1, 8B2W2
1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 6
0181     Monster Field 1, 9 1, 9 1, 10 1, 10BW
1, 8B2W2
1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1
0233     Mineral Mineral - - - - - - 15 15 5 15
0239     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - - 7 6BW
5B2W2
5 5 4 4 1 4
0243     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 11 11 8 8 8 8 1 1 1
0403     Field Field - - - - 4 4 5 4
0404     Field Field - - - - 1 1 5 1
0405     Field Field - - - - 1 1 5 1
0417     Field Fairy - - - - - 5 1
0462    
 
Mineral Mineral 1, 6 1, 6BW
1, 7B2W2
7XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 5 1 1 1 1
0466     Human-Like Human-Like 1, 7 1, 6BW
1, 5B2W2
1, 5 1, 5 1 1 1 1
0474     Mineral Mineral - - - - 15 15 5 15
0479  
Rotom
All available forms
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 5 5 1 5
0587    
 
Field Field 1 1 1 15
0599     Mineral Mineral 11 11 11 1
0600     Mineral Mineral 1, 11 1, 11 1, 11 1
0601     Mineral Mineral 1, 11 1, 11 1, 11 1
0618    
 
Water 1 Amorphous 9 9 9 1
0642  
Thundurus
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 1 - 1
0694    
 
Monster Dragon 6 6 8
0695    
 
Monster Dragon - - 1
0702    
 
Field Fairy 7 7 15 15
0777    
 
Field Fairy 1 15
0785    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1
0796     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1
0808     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 27 1
0809     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 27 1
0849  
Toxtricity
All forms
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1 1
0871     Water 1 Amorphous 1 1
0877    
 
Field Fairy 1 1
0880    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1
0881    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1
0894     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1
0921     Field Field 3
0922    
 
Field Field 3
0923    
 
Field Field 3
0938     Water 1 Water 1 7
0939     Water 1 Water 1 7
0940    
 
Water 1 Flying 4
0941    
 
Water 1 Flying 4
0989    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1
1008    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Form change

Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0479    
 
Amorphous Amorphous Having no other movesPtHGSS
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0479    
 
Amorphous Amorphous Having no other moves
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0025  
Pikachu
Cosplay Pikachu
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Having no other movesORAS
0479    
 
Amorphous Amorphous Having no other moves
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0479    
 
Amorphous Amorphous Having no other moves
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VIII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0479    
 
Amorphous Amorphous Having no other moves
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation IX

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0479    
 
Amorphous Amorphous No condition
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

Thunder Shock inflicts damage and may leave the target paralyzed. The move's base critical hit rate is lower than normal (2% in the Rescue Team, Explorers and Adventure Squad series).

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB 1 - 17 - 88% - Front Enemy No
MDTDS 1 - 17 - 88% - Front Enemy No
BSL 1 - 17 - 88% - Front Enemy No
MDGtI 4 99 20 99 95% 98% Front Enemy No
SMD 4 99 20 99 95% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★★
Power: 24
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: Has a 10% chance of paralyzing each 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.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Pikachu uses Thunder Shock as its custom neutral special 3, replacing Thunder Jolt. It doesn't travel as far and is less powerful than Thunder Jolt, but at the end of the attack there is a burst of electricity, which deals more damage.

Pokémon GO

  Thunder Shock
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 5
Energy boost 8
Duration 0.6 seconds
Damage window 0.3 - 0.6 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 3
Energy boost 9
Turns 2
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
                                 
By Elite Fast TM
 
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Energy boost: 7 → 8
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 5 → 6
    • Energy boost: 8 → 9
    • Duration: 0.6 → 1.1 seconds
  • February 21, 2017
    • Power: 6 → 5
    • Energy boost: 9 → 8
    • Duration: 1.1 → 0.6 seconds

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Thunder Shock
Attack power 21.03603
Charge time 0.5 seconds
Range type Arc (melee)
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect May paralyze the foe.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Special 1 17 20 100% An opponent Has a chance (10%) of leaving the target paralyzed. Hau & Alolan Raichu
Sygna Suit Elesa & Rotom (Direct link)
Elesa (Classic) & Emolga
Marnie & Morpeko
Sygna Suit Red (Thunderbolt) & Pikachu
Kris & Jolteon (Direct link)
Jasmine (Holiday 2022) & Ampharos
Scottie/Bettie & Pikachu
Scottie/Bettie & Voltorb/Electrode Egg
  • Description prior to Version 2.10.0*: Has a very small chance of leaving the target paralyzed.

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Thunder Shock is Pikachu's first starting move. The user releases electricity to a designated area, damaging enemies in the radius. Also slows down enemies by paralyzing them for a short time. At level 4, it is replaced by either Electro Ball or Thunder.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also cause paralysis and prevent any attacks or moves.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It may also afflict the targeted enemy with a Paralysis status condition. A Pokémon with the Paralysis status has slowed movement and is incapable of action.
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 まひじょうたいのポケモンは わざが だせない
Conq. Shock the target, with a potential to inflict paralysis.
MDGtI It damages an enemy. 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.
SMD It damages an enemy. It could also cause paralysis.


In the anime

Main series

 
Mareep
 
Pikachu
 
Magneton
 
Stunfisk
The user attacks the target with a jolt of electricity.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Pikachu's body glows yellow, then it releases a yellow lightning bolt from its body at the opponent, or Pikachu's cheeks glow yellow, then it releases multiple lightning bolts from its body at the opponent, or Pikachu releases a ball of electricity from its body at the opponent.
Ash's Pikachu Pokémon - I Choose You! Debut
Nurse Joy's multiple Pikachu Pokémon Emergency! None
Duplica's Ditto in the form of Pikachu Ditto's Mysterious Mansion Used via Transform
Ritchie's Sparky Friends To the End None
Drake's Ditto in the form of Pikachu Hello, Pummelo! Used via Transform
  Raichu's body glows yellow and it releases a yellow lightning bolt from its body at the opponent.
Lt. Surge's Raichu Electric Shock Showdown None
Kay's Raichu Stage Fight! None
  Magnemite's body becomes surrounded by bright yellow electricity and it releases multiple yellow bolts of lightning from its body at the opponent; or, Magnemite charges bright yellow electricity at the ends of its magnets which it fires as two bolts that converge in front of it, from which a singular large bolt of bright yellow electricity is shot at the opponent.
A wild Magnemite Sparks Fly for Magnemite None
Ethan's Magnemite Get Along, Little Pokémon None
Ethan's Number 6 Get Along, Little Pokémon None
The electric company's Magnemite Current Events None
Three wild Magnemite Stealing Peace of Mind! None
Benjamin's Magnemite Gone with the Windworks! None
Clemont's Magnemite Clemont's Got a Secret! None
  Magneton's body becomes surrounded in bright yellow electricity and it releases multiple small yellow bolts of lightning from its body at the opponent.
Multiple wild Magneton Sparks Fly for Magnemite None
Clemont's Magneton Clemont's Got a Secret! None
Belmondo's Magneton Confronting the Darkness! None
  Yellow sparks appear around Elekid's horns. Then, it releases a yellow electrical blast from them at the opponent. Sometimes, it spins its arms to gather electricity.
A wild Elekid Pikachu's Rescue Adventure None
Casey's Elekid Here's Lookin' at You, Elekid None
A wild Elekid Three Sides to Every Story! None
Billy's Elekid Out of Their Elements! None
  Electabuzz fires yellow electricity from the ends of its antennae at the opponent.
Drake's Electabuzz Enter the Dragonite None
  Yellow sparks appear around Mareep's ears and it fires a blast of light blue or yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
Mary's Fluffy Mild 'n Wooly None
Ellen's Mareep Mild 'n Wooly None
Ellie's Mareep The Light of Floccesy Ranch! None
  Yellow sparks appear around Flaaffy's ears and it fires a blast of light blue electricity from its body at the opponent.
Molly's Flaaffy Spell of the Unown: Entei None
Sullivan's Hannah Whiscash and Ash None
  Yellow sparks appear around Sudowoodo's head branch and it fires a yellow electric blast from it at the opponent.
A wild Sudowoodo Type Casting Used via Mimic
  Pichu's body sparks and it sends a bolt of yellow electricity at the opponent. The electricity sometimes shocks Pichu as well.
The Pichu Brothers Pikachu and Pichu None
Multiple wild Pichu The Apple Corp! None
A Coordinator's Pichu May, We Harley Drew'd Ya! None
Spiky-eared Pichu Arceus and the Jewel of Life None
Ukulele Pichu Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs (Part 1) None
Lena's Pichu A Jolting Switcheroo! None
Pichu (anime) Enter Pikachu! None
  Jolteon releases a powerful cyclone of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent; or, Jolteon releases a small burst of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
Satsuki's Jolteon Trouble's Brewing None
A wild Jolteon Eevee & Friends None
Harmony's Bernice Out of Their Elements! None
  Raikou releases a small yellow electric blast from its forehead at the opponent.
Raikou (The Legend of Thunder!) The Legend of Thunder! None
  Yellow sparks appear around Ampharos's ears, then it releases one or multiple bolts of yellow lightning at the opponent from its body or ears.
Watt's Ampharos Manectric Charge None
Ellie's Ampharos The Light of Floccesy Ranch! None
  Stunfisk's body glows white and its body becomes surrounded in small yellow sparks. Its body then glows yellow when it's finished charging and it fires multiple beams of electricity from its body at the opponent; or, Stunfisk raises its tailfin into the air, and its body becomes surrounded in yellow electricity. It then fires a beam of yellow electricity from its tailfin at the opponent.
Cilan's Stunfisk Facing Fear with Eyes Wide Open! None
  Dedenne releases a beam of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
Clemont's Dedenne A Battle of Aerial Mobility! None
  Shinx releases a small burst of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
Billy's Shinx Out of Their Elements! None
  Helioptile releases a small burst of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
Billy's Helioptile Out of Their Elements! None
  Eevee releases a small burst of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
Chloe's Eevee Out of Their Elements! Used via Copycat
  The blue frills on Low Key Form Toxtricity's back start to glow, and it releases a burst of light blue electricity from its body at the opponent.
Pokémon hunter's Toxtricity HZ035 None


Pokémon Origins

 
Zapdos


The user attacks the target with a jolt of electricity.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Zapdos releases multiple bolts of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
Red's Zapdos File 4: Charizard Debut


Pokémon Generations

 
Pikachu


The user attacks the target with a jolt of electricity.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Pikachu releases multiple bolts of yellow electricity from its cheeks at the opponent.
Red's Pikachu The Adventure Debut


In the manga

Aim to Be a Card Master!!


The Electric Tale of Pikachu


Pokémon Adventures


Magical Pokémon Journey


Phantom Thief Pokémon 7


Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~


Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys


Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All


Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!!


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 電擊 Dihngīk *
電力震擊 Dihnlihk Jangīk *
Mandarin 電擊 / 电击 Diànjí / Diànjī *
電擊波 Diànjí Bō *
  Czech Bleskový šok
  Danish Tordenkile
  Dutch Donderschok
  Finnish Ukkosisku*
Salamaisku
  French ÉclairV+
EclairIIV
  German Donnerschock
  Greek Ηλεκτροπληξία Ilektroplixía
  Hebrew הלם רעם Helem Raham
  Hindi बिजली का झटका Bijli Ka Jhatka
  Icelandic Þrumuárás
  Italian Tuonoshock
  Korean 전기쇼크 Jeon-gisyokeu
  Norwegian Tordensjokk
Lynnedslagsangrep*
  Polish Szok Elektryczny*
Porażenie Prądem*
Portuguese   Brazil Trovoada de Choques (games, Pokémon the Series: XY-present, TCG, PS030-PS036, PS043-PS063, PS075-present)
Trovoada de Choque (PS074)
Choque Elétrico (early anime, PS042)
Choque do Trovão (early anime, PS004, Pokémon Club)
Choque Trovão (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Choque-Trovão (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
  Portugal Raio-Trovão
  Russian Удар Грома/Грозовой Шок Udar Groma/Grozovoy Shok
  Serbian Električni Šok
Spanish   Latin America Impactrueno
  Spain Impactrueno
  Swedish Åskstöt
Åskchock*
Chockattack*
Blixtattack*
  Thai ช็อคไฟฟ้า
  Turkish Yıldırım Şoku
  Vietnamese Sốc Điện



Variations of the move Acid
  AcidBubbleEmberThunder ShockPowder Snow


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