Thunderous Kick (move)

Thunderous Kick
らいめいげり Thunder Kick
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Type  Fighting
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  90
Accuracy  100%
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Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VIII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Thunderous Kick (Japanese: らいめいげり Thunder Kick) is a damage-dealing Fighting-type move introduced in Generation VIII. It is the signature move of Galarian Zapdos.


Thunderous Kick inflicts damage and lowers the target's Defense stat.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Thunderous Kick cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
The user overwhelms the target with lightning-like movement before delivering a kick. This also lowers the target's Defense stat.
BDSP This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
Galarian Form
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 45 45
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 Masters EX

Name Category Slots of move gauge MP
Base power Max power Accuracy Target Effect tag(s) Description Playable sync pair
Thunderous Kick Physical 4 140 168 100% An opponent Lowers the target’s Defense by one stat rank. Hop (Champion) & Zapdos (Galarian Form)
Buddy move
B Thunderous Kick Physical 200 240 An opponent Quick Move; Sure Hit Activation Condition: When your team’s sync move countdown is reduced by six while this move is deactivated.

Deactivation Condition: When this move is used.

Never misses. Ignores passive skills that would reduce the damage of this attack. Ignores passive skills that would protect the target against a critical hit. Ignores the target’s Enduring effect. Lowers the target’s Defense and Speed by three stat ranks.

Hop (Champion) & Zapdos (Galarian Form)
Sync move
Strongest Professor Thunderous Kick Physical Default
6★ EX
An opponent The more the target’s Defense is lowered, the greater the power of this attack. Hop (Champion) & Zapdos (Galarian Form)

In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 雷鳴蹴擊 Lèuihmìhng Jūkgīk
Mandarin 雷鳴蹴擊 / 雷鸣蹴击 Léimíng Cùjí / Léimíng Cùjī
  French Coup Fulgurant
  German Donnernder Tritt
  Italian Calcio Tonante
  Korean 천둥차기 Cheondung Chagi
  Brazilian Portuguese Chute Trovejante
  Russian Молниеносный Пинок Molniyenosnyy Pinok
  Spanish Patada Relámpago

B Thunderous Kick

Language Title
  Japanese らいめいげり・轟 Raimeigeri - Gō
Mandarin Chinese 雷鳴蹴擊・轟 Léimíng Cùjí - Hōng
  French Coup Fulgurant S
  German Donnernder Tritt S
  Italian Calcio Tonante S
  Korean 천둥차기:굉 Cheondungchagi: Goeng
  Spanish Patada Relámpago S

Strongest Professor Thunderous Kick

Language Title
  Japanese 最強博士への道を駆ける らいめいげり Saikyō Hakase e no Michi o Kakeru Raimei-geri
Mandarin Chinese 奔馳於成為最強博士之路之 雷鳴蹴擊 Bēnchí yú Chéngwéi Zuìqiáng Bóshì zhī Lù zhī Léimíng Cùjí
  French Le plus balèze des Profs ! Coup Fulgurant !
  German Donnernder Tritt des Wissensdursts
  Italian Calcio Tonante del futuro Professore
  Korean 최강 박사를 향해 달리는 천둥차기 Choegang Baksa-reul Hyanghae Dallineun Cheondungchagi
  Spanish Patada Relámpago del Profesor en Proceso

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