Thunder Shock (move)

Thunder Shock
でんきショック Electric Shock
Thunder Shock VIII.png
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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.

Generations II to V

ThunderShock can now paralyze Electric-type Pokémon.

ThunderShock can be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining extra four appeal points if Charge was used in the prior turn.

Generation VI onward

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.

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
SwSh
A jolt of electricity crashes down 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 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
026   Raichu
  Field Fairy 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
026   Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy 1 1
074   Geodude
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral 3PE
075   Graveler
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1, 3PE
076   Golem
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1, 3PE
081   Magnemite
 
 
Mineral Mineral 25 6 6 6 6BW
7B2W2
7 5 1
082   Magneton
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1, 25 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6BW
1, 7B2W2
1, 7 1, 5 1
100   Voltorb
  Mineral Mineral 9PE
101   Electrode
  Mineral Mineral 1, 9PE
125   Electabuzz
  Human-Like Human-Like 34 1, 7 1, 6BW
1, 5B2W2
1, 5 1, 5SMUSUM
1PE
1
135   Jolteon
  Field Field 1, 31RGB
1, 16Y
16 16 15 15BW
9B2W2
9 1, Evo. 1, Evo.
137   Porygon
  Mineral Mineral 15
145   Zapdos
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 5
172   Pichu
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
179   Mareep
  Monster Field 9 9 10 10BW
8B2W2
8 8
180   Flaaffy
  Monster Field 1, 9 1, 9 1, 10 1, 10BW
1, 8B2W2
1, 8 1, 8
181   Ampharos
  Monster Field 1, 9 1, 9 1, 10 1, 10BW
1, 8B2W2
1, 8 1, 8
233   Porygon2
  Mineral Mineral 15
239   Elekid
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 7 6BW
5B2W2
5 5 4
243   Raikou
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 11 11 8 8 8 8 1
403   Shinx
  Field Field 4
404   Luxio
  Field Field 1
405   Luxray
  Field Field 1
462   Magnezone
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1, 6 1, 6BW
1, 7B2W2
7XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 5 1
466   Electivire
  Human-Like Human-Like 1, 7 1, 6BW
1, 5B2W2
1, 5 1, 5 1
474   Porygon-Z
  Mineral Mineral 15
479   Rotom
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 5
587   Emolga
 
 
Field Field 1 1 1 15
599   Klink
  Mineral Mineral 11 11 11 1
600   Klang
  Mineral Mineral 1, 11 1, 11 1, 11 1
601   Klinklang
  Mineral Mineral 1, 11 1, 11 1, 11 1
618   Stunfisk
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous 9 9 9 1
642   Thundurus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1
694   Helioptile
 
 
Monster Dragon 6 6 8
695   Heliolisk
 
 
Monster Dragon 1
702   Dedenne
 
 
Field Fairy 7 7 15
777   Togedemaru
 
 
Field Fairy 1 15
785   Tapu Koko
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1
796   Xurkitree
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1
808   Meltan
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 27PE 1
809   Melmetal
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 27PE 1
849   Toxtricity
Amped Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1
849   Toxtricity
Low Key Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1
871   Pincurchin
  Water 1 Amorphous 1
877   Morpeko
 
 
Field Fairy 1
880   Dracozolt
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
881   Arctozolt
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
894   Regieleki
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 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
479   Rotom
 
 
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
479   Rotom
 
 
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
025   Pikachu
Cosplay Pikachu
  Undiscovered Undiscovered Having no other movesORAS
479   Rotom
 
 
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
479   Rotom
 
 
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
479   Rotom
 
 
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.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team, Blue Rescue Team, Explorers of Time and Darkness and Sky, ThunderShock is a move with 1 base power, 88% accuracy, and 17 PP. The user damages enemy in front, and might inflict paralysis on them. This move's base critical hit rate is lower than normal, at 2%.

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.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Special 1 17 20 100% An opponent Has a chance (10%) of leaving the target paralyzed.

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Has a very small chance of leaving the target paralyzed.

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

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 opponent is hit by a bolt of lightning from the user.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Pikachu 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 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 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 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
  Elekid 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
  Electabuzz Electabuzz fires yellow electricity from the ends of its antennae at the opponent.
Drake's Electabuzz Enter the Dragonite None
  Mareep 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
  Flaaffy 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
  Sudowoodo 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 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 Jolteon releases a powerful cyclone of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
Satsuki's Jolteon Trouble's Brewing None
A wild Jolteon Eevee & Friends None
  Raikou Raikou releases a small yellow electric blast from its forehead at the opponent.
Raikou (The Legend of Thunder!) The Legend of Thunder! None
  Ampharos 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 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 Dedenne releases a beam of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
Clemont's Dedenne A Battle of Aerial Mobility! None


Pokémon Origins

       
Zapdos
The opponent is hit by bolts of lightning from the user.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Zapdos Zapdos releases multiple bolts of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
Red's Zapdos File 4: Charizard Debut


Pokémon Generations

       
Pikachu
The opponent is hit by bolts of lightning from the user.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Pikachu 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 Éclair*
Eclair*
  German Donnerschock
  Greek Ηλεκτροπληξία Ilektroplixía
  Hebrew הלם רעם Helem Raham
  Hindi बिजली का झटका Bijli Ka Jhatka
  Icelandic Þrumuárás
  Italian Tuonoshock
  Korean 전기쇼크 Jeongisyokeu
  Norwegian Tordensjokk
Lynnedslagsangrep*
  Polish Szok Elektryczny*
Elektryczny Strzał*
Elektroatak*
Wstrząs Piorunem*
Elektrowstrząs*
Piorunujący Atak*
Atak Gromu*
Uderzenie Pioruna*
Piorun*
Elektroszok*
Atak Piorunem*
Elektrocios*
Piorunujący Wstrząs*
Piorunujący Cios*
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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