Thunderclap (move)

If you were looking for the Thunderclap Pokémon, see Zeraora.

じんらい Thunderclap
SV Thunderclap IX.png
SV Thunderclap IX 2.png
Type  Electric
Category  Special
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  70
Accuracy  100%
Priority  +1
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation IX
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Thunderclap (Japanese: じんらい Thunderclap) is a damage-dealing Electric-type move introduced in Generation IX. It is one of the signature moves of Raging Bolt.


Thunderclap has a priority of +1. If Thunderclap's target has selected a physical or special attack and has not yet had a chance to execute its move, Thunderclap will damage the target; otherwise, Thunderclap will fail. Thunderclap only depends on the move the target has selected, and is not affected by any consideration of whether the attack can actually be executed, such as status conditions like sleep or freeze or Abilities like Truant.


Games Description
SV This move enables the user to attack first with a jolt of electricity. This move fails if the target is not readying an attack.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 49
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 languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 迅雷 Seunlèuih
Mandarin 迅雷 Xùnléi
  French Vif Éclair
  German Sturmblitz
  Italian Saetta
  Korean 질풍신뢰 Jilpung Silloe
  Spanish Relámpago Súbito

Variations of the move Sucker Punch
  Sucker Punch

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