Thunderbolt (move)

Thunderbolt
10まんボルト 100,000 Volts
Thunderbolt IX.png
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Type  Electric
Category  Special
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  90
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  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Thunderbolt (Japanese: 10まんボルト 100,000 Volts) is a damage-dealing Electric-type move introduced in Generation I.

It is:

It can be upgraded to the special Z-Move Stoked Sparksurfer by Alolan Raichu holding Aloraichium Z, and to the special Z-Move 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt by Pikachu in a cap holding Pikashunium Z.

Effect

Generation I

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

Generation II to V

Thunderbolt can now paralyze Electric-type Pokémon.

Thunderbolt 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

Thunderbolt's power was decreased from 95 to 90. It can no longer paralyze Electric-type Pokémon once again, due to them now being immune to paralysis.

Thunderbolt 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  10
Agile Strong
Power  80  60  100
Accuracy  100%  100%  100%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
Chance  20%  20%  40%
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.
RSEColoXD A strong electrical attack that may paralyze the foe.RSE*
A strong electrical attack. It may paralyze the target.ColoXD*
A powerful electric attack that may cause paralysis.*
FRLG A strong electrical attack that may also leave the foe paralyzed.
DPPtHGSSPBR A strong electric blast is loosed at the foe. It may also leave the foe paralyzed.
BWB2W2 A strong electric blast is loosed at the target. It may also leave the target with paralysis.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSP
A strong electric blast crashes down on the target. This may also leave the target with paralysis.
LA
SV
The user attacks the target with a strong electric blast. This may also leave the target with paralysis.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0025     Field Fairy 26Y 26 26 26 29 29XY
42ORAS
42 21 36 36 29 36
0026     Field Fairy 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 29 5
0026  
Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy 1 1 5
0081    
 
Mineral Mineral 26 34
0082    
 
Mineral Mineral 26 34
0100     Mineral Mineral 31
0100  
Voltorb
Hisuian Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral 29
0101     Mineral Mineral 36
0101  
Electrode
Hisuian Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral 29
0125     Human-Like Human-Like 47 47 43 50BW
49B2W2
49 49 44 46 46 34 46
0135     Field Field 25
0137     Mineral Mineral 29
0145    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 32
0233     Mineral Mineral 29
0239     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 41 41 37 46BW
40B2W2
40 40 40 40 34 40
0466     Human-Like Human-Like 43 50BW
49B2W2
49 49 46 46 34 46
0474     Mineral Mineral 29
0479  
Rotom
All forms
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 34
0603     Amorphous Amorphous 44 44 44 44
0618    
 
Water 1 Amorphous 45 45 45
0644    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 22 22 22 40 40
0694    
 
Monster Dragon 49 49
0695    
 
Monster Dragon 1
0738    
 
Bug Bug 1, Evo. 1, Evo. Evo.
0796     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 37 55
0894     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 42 42
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.


By TM/TR/Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
TM24
0019     Field Field
0020     Field Field
0025     Field Fairy
0026     Field Fairy
0026  
Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy
0029     Monster Field
0030     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0031    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0032     Monster Field
0033     Monster Field
0034    
 
Monster Field
0035     Fairy Fairy
0036     Fairy Fairy
0039    
 
Fairy Fairy
0040    
 
Fairy Fairy
0052     Field Field
0052  
Meowth
Alolan Form
  Field Field
0052  
Meowth
Galarian Form
  Field Field
0053     Field Field
0053  
Persian
Alolan Form
  Field Field
0056     Field Field
0057     Field Field
0074  
Geodude
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
0075  
Graveler
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
0076  
Golem
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
0081    
 
Mineral Mineral
0082    
 
Mineral Mineral
0088     Amorphous Amorphous
0088  
Grimer
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0089     Amorphous Amorphous
0089  
Muk
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0092    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0093    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0094    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0100     Mineral Mineral
0100  
Voltorb
Hisuian Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
0101     Mineral Mineral
0101  
Electrode
Hisuian Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
0105  
Marowak
Alolan Form
 
 
Monster Monster
0108     Monster Monster
0109     Amorphous Amorphous
0110     Amorphous Amorphous
0110  
Weezing
Galarian Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0111    
 
Monster Field
0112    
 
Monster Field
0113     Fairy Fairy
0115     Monster Monster
0120     Water 3 Water 3
0121    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0122    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0122  
Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0125     Human-Like Human-Like
0128     Field Field
0130    
 
Water 2 Dragon
0131    
 
Monster Water 1
0135     Field Field
0137     Mineral Mineral
0143     Monster Monster
0145    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0147     Water 1 Dragon
0148     Water 1 Dragon
0149    
 
Water 1 Dragon
0150     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0161     Field Field
0162     Field Field
0170    
 
Water 2 Water 2
0171    
 
Water 2 Water 2
0172     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0179     Monster Field
0180     Monster Field
0181     Monster Field
0190     Field Field
0200     Amorphous Amorphous
0203    
 
Field Field
0206     Field Field
0209     Field Fairy
0210     Field Fairy
0233     Mineral Mineral
0234     Field Field
0239     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0241     Field Field
0242     Fairy Fairy
0243     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0248    
 
Monster Monster
0249    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0250    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0263     Field Field
0263  
Zigzagoon
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field
0264     Field Field
0264  
Linoone
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field
0280    
 
Human-Like Amorphous
0281    
 
Human-Like Amorphous
0282    
 
Human-Like Amorphous
0287     Field Field
0288     Field Field
0289     Field Field
0299     Mineral Mineral
0300     Field Fairy
0301     Field Fairy
0306    
 
Monster Monster
0309     Field Field
0310     Field Field
0311     Fairy Fairy
0312     Fairy Fairy
0313     Bug Human-Like
0314     Bug Human-Like
0335     Field Field
0351     Fairy Amorphous
0352     Field Field
0353     Amorphous Amorphous
0354     Amorphous Amorphous
0359     Field Field
0377     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0378     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0379     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0380    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0381    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0382     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0383     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0384    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0385    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0386  
Deoxys
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0399     Water 1 Field
0400    
 
Water 1 Field
0403     Field Field
0404     Field Field
0405     Field Field
0408     Monster Monster
0409     Monster Monster
0410    
 
Monster Monster
0411    
 
Monster Monster
0417     Field Fairy
0424     Field Field
0425    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0426    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0427     Field Human-Like
0428     Field Human-Like
0429     Amorphous Amorphous
0431     Field Field
0432     Field Field
0439    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0446     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0462    
 
Mineral Mineral
0463     Monster Monster
0464    
 
Monster Field
0466     Human-Like Human-Like
0467     Human-Like Human-Like
0474     Mineral Mineral
0475    
 
Human-Like Amorphous
0476    
 
Mineral Mineral
0478    
 
Fairy Mineral
0479  
Rotom
All forms
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0480     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0481     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0482     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0483  
Dialga
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0484  
Palkia
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0486     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0487  
Giratina
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0488     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0491     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0493  
Arceus
All available forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0494    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0504     Field Field
0505     Field Field
0506     Field Field
0507     Field Field
0508     Field Field
0522     Field Field
0523     Field Field
0531     Fairy Fairy
0569     Mineral Mineral
0572     Field Field
0573     Field Field
0574     Human-Like Human-Like
0575     Human-Like Human-Like
0576     Human-Like Human-Like
0587    
 
Field Field
0595    
 
Bug Bug
0596    
 
Bug Bug
0597    
 
Grass Mineral
0598    
 
Grass Mineral
0599     Mineral Mineral
0600     Mineral Mineral
0601     Mineral Mineral
0603     Amorphous Amorphous
0604     Amorphous Amorphous
0605     Human-Like Human-Like
0606     Human-Like Human-Like
0618    
 
Water 1 Amorphous
0623    
 
Mineral Mineral
0642  
Thundurus
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0644    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0648    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0649  
Genesect
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0677     Field Field
0678  
Meowstic
All forms
  Field Field
0682     Fairy Fairy
0683     Fairy Fairy
0684     Fairy Fairy
0685     Fairy Fairy
0686    
 
Water 1 Water 2
0687    
 
Water 1 Water 2
0690    
 
Water 1 Dragon
0691    
 
Water 1 Dragon
0694    
 
Monster Dragon
0695    
 
Monster Dragon
0698    
 
Monster Monster
0699    
 
Monster Monster
0702    
 
Field Fairy
0704     Dragon Dragon
0705     Dragon Dragon
0705  
Sliggoo
Hisuian Form
 
 
Dragon Dragon
0706     Dragon Dragon
0706  
Goodra
Hisuian Form
 
 
Dragon Dragon
0716     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0720  
Hoopa
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0736     Bug Bug
0737    
 
Bug Bug
0738    
 
Bug Bug
0765    
 
Field Field
0773  
Silvally
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0777    
 
Field Fairy
0778    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0780    
 
Monster Dragon
0785    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0786    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0791    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0792    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0793    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0796     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0801  
Magearna
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0804    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered USUM
0807     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered USUM
0808     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0809     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0835     Field Field
0836     Field Field
0849  
Toxtricity
All forms
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0862    
 
Field Field
0863     Field Field
0866    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0871     Water 1 Amorphous
0877    
 
Field Fairy
0880    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0881    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0884    
 
Mineral Dragon
0886    
 
Amorphous Dragon
0887    
 
Amorphous Dragon
0894     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0899    
 
Field Field
0921     Field Field
0922    
 
Field Field
0923    
 
Field Field
0938     Water 1 Water 1
0939     Water 1 Water 1
0940    
 
Water 1 Flying
0941    
 
Water 1 Flying
0967    
 
Field Field
0979    
 
Field Field
0981    
 
Field Field
0982  
Dudunsparce
All forms
  Field Field
0985    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0987    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0989    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0992    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0995    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1000    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1006    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1008    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1018    
 
Mineral Dragon
1021    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1024     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
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.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0179     Monster Field
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.


Special move

Generation IX

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0135     Field Field Wild Tera Pokémon - West Province (Area One)SV
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 other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Thunderbolt inflicts damage and may leave the target paralyzed.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB 18 - 10 - 84% - 1 tile around user Enemy Yes
MDTDS 18 - 10 - 73.92% - 1 tile around user Enemy Yes
BSL 18 - 10 - 73.92% - 1 tile around user Enemy Yes
MDGtI 25 99 15 50 80% 98% 1 tile around user Enemy Yes
SMD 25 50 15 30 80% 98% 1 tile around user Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★★★★
Power: 45
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 GO

  Thunderbolt
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 80
Energy cost 50
Duration 2.5 seconds
Damage window 1.8 - 2.3 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 90
Energy cost 55
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: 50 → 55
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 55 → 80
    • Duration: 2.7 → 2.5 seconds
    • Damage window: 1.9 - 2.7 → 1.8 - 2.3 seconds

Pokémon Masters EX

Name Action Class Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Thunderbolt Regular Move Special 2 47 56 100% An opponent Has a chance (10%) of leaving the target paralyzed. Lt. Surge & Voltorb/Electrode
Scottie/Bettie & Pikachu
Scottie/Bettie & Support Voltorb/Electrode Egg
Scottie/Bettie & Support Tauros Egg
Scottie/Bettie & Pichu/Pikachu/Raichu Egg
Scottie/Bettie & Tyranitar (in Victory Road)
Best Buddies Thunderbolt* Buddy Move Special 1 400 480 —% An opponent Sure Hit; Quick Move Activation Condition: When the user uses any moves three times.

Deactivation Condition: Cannot be deactivated.

Never misses. Uses a maximum of six slots of the user’s move gauge. The more amount used, the greater the power of this attack.

Ash & Pikachu
  • Description prior to Version 2.10.0*: Has a very small chance of leaving the target paralyzed.

In-depth description of Best Buddies Thunderbolt

For used every slot of the user's move gauge, this attack move's power increases by 25%. This happens before power increases from skills apply.[1]

Here are the details in a table:

Number of Slots Used from the User's Move Gauge Power Boost Before Other Skills Apply Best Buddies Thunderbolt's Power (T) Before Other Skills Apply Example without Other Skills if Best Buddies Thunderbolt's Power is 400 Example with Minimum Boost from Kanto Spirit (×1.2) if Best Buddies Thunderbolt's Power is 400
1 25% T × 1.25 500 600
2 50% T × 1.50 600 720
3 75% T × 1.75 700 840
4 100% T × 2 800 960
5 125% T × 2.25 900 1080
6 150% T × 2.5 1000 1200

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Thunderbolt
★★★★
Attack power 27.27639
Charge time 1.1 seconds
Range type Circular (ranged)
Number of hits 3
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect May paralyze the foe

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Thunderbolt is Pikachu's second move obtained at level 6 by upgrading Electroweb into it instead of Volt Tackle. The user attacks with a strong electric blast at a designated area; damaging and stunning enemies in the area for 1.1s. At level 13, its damage is increased.

Monopoly: Pokémon Exclusive Kanto Edition

In the exclusive edition of Monopoly: Pokémon Kanto Edition, Thunderbolt is the Power Card belonging to Pikachu. Once per game, the player using Pikachu may move every other player's token to Zapdos, then roll the dice, receiving quadruple the number rolled in Pokémon Dollars from each player, regardless of whether or not they own Zapdos. If Zapdos is not owned by any player, the player using Pikachu is additionally given the opportunity to purchase it from the bank.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Damages all foes around the user. It may also cause paralysis and prevent any attacks or moves.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on all enemies within a 1-tile range. It may also afflict the enemies within a 1-tile range with a Paralysis status condition. A Pokémon with the Paralysis status has slowed movement and is incapable of action.
BSL まわりの 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. A strong electric blast is loosed at the target. It may also leave the target with paralysis.
MDGtI It damages nearby enemies. 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.
SMD It damages nearby enemies. It could also cause paralysis.
Monopoly: Pokémon Exclusive Kanto Edition Move all opponents to Zapdos, roll the dice, and no matter who owns it, they all pay you 4 times the amount rolled. Also, if Zapdos is unowned, you may buy it from the bank.


In the anime

Main series


Pokémon Origins


Pokémon Generations


Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer


Pokémon Evolutions


In the manga

Ash & Pikachu


The Electric Tale of Pikachu


Movie adaptations


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master!


Pokémon Colosseum Snatchers


Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl


Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys


Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


Pokémon Zensho


In other generations

Core series games