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かみなり Thunder
Generation: I
Battle Data
Type: Type Electric.gif
Category Special
Power: 110
Accuracy: 70%
PP: 10
Affects: All Enemies
Secondary Effect: May Cause Paralysis
Priority: 0
Contact: No
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
Magic Bounce: No
Bright Powder: Yes
Protect/Detect: Yes
Snatch: No
Mirror Move: Yes
King's Rock: No
Contest Data
Contests (RSE)
Type: Cool
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Jam: 2 ♥♥
Super Contests (DPPt)
Type: Cool
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Type: Cool

Thunder is a damage-dealing Electric-type move introduced in Generation I. In Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, it is available as TM38.


Games Description
GSC An attack that may cause paralysis.
RSE A lightning attack that may cause paralysis.
FRLG A brutal lightning attack that may also leave the foe paralyzed.
DPPtHGSS A wicked thunderbolt is dropped on the foe to inflict damage. It may also leave the target paralyzed.
BWB2W2 A wicked thunderbolt is dropped on the target to inflict damage. It may also leave the target with paralysis.
XYORAS A wicked thunderbolt is dropped on the target to inflict damage. This may also leave the target with paralysis.
SMUSUMPE A massive bolt of electricity is dropped down on the target. In addition, it may leave the target paralysis.


In battle

Thunder deals damage and has a 10% chance to paralysed non-Electric types. Thunder never misses in rain, but has 50% accuracy in intense sunlight. It may also paralyze the target. It also hits Pokémon that are in the semi invulnerable turn of Fly, Bounce or Sky Drop.

In Generation II, The paralyze chance is buffed to 30%.

In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, due to a glitch Thunder has a 30% chance to bypass Protect and Detect in rain, but starting in Pokémon Platinum, Thunder can no longer bypass them.

Its base power was nerfed from 120 to 110 In Generation VI.


Startles all Pokémon that have already appealed.

If Charge, Lock-On or Rain Dance was used before Thunder, it gives 2 extra appeal Points in Gen III.

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, if Rain Dance and Charge are used before thunder, the appeals bonus is now 3.

Super Contests

Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.


By leveling up

Pokémon Type Egg groups Level
025.png Pikachu electric Field/Fairy 43 RG
41 Y
41 41 45 50 50 XY
30 PE
026.png Raichu electric Field/Fairy 1
026A.png Raichu electric/fairy Field/Fairy 1
081.png Magnemite electric/steel Mineral 44 PE
082.png Magneton electric/steel Mineral 56 PE
125.png Electabuzz electric Human-like 54 58 58 58 62 BW
55 B2W2
55 55 SMUSUM
50 PE
135.png Jolteon electric Field 54 RB
52 Y
52 52 71 71 BW
45 B2W2
45 45 SMUSUM
31 PE
145.png Zapdos electric/flying None 51 73 85 78 78 78 78 SMUSUM
64 PE
179.png Mareep electric Monster/Field 37 37 46 55 BW
46 B2W2
46 46
180.png Flaaffy electric Monster/Field 45 45 43 65 BW
56 B2W2
56 56
181.png Ampharos electric Monster/Field 57 57 68 79 BW
62 B2W2
62 62
239.png Elekid electric None 49 49 46 56 BW
43 B2W2
43 43
243.png Raikou electric None 71 71 71 DP
85 Pt
85 85 85
309.png Electrike electric Field 36 49 52 52 XY
49 44
310.png Manectric electric Field 45 61 66 66 XY
54 54
311.png Plusle electric Fairy 37 38 42 42 XY
312.png Minun electric Fairy 37 38 42 42 XY
466.png Electivire electric Human-like 58 62 BW
55 B2W2
55 55
642.png Thundurus electric/flying None 67 67 61
644.png Zekrom dragon/electric None 78 78 78 64
694.png Helioptile electric/normal Monster/Dragon 44
695.png Heliolisk electric/normal Monster/Dragon 1 1
702.png Dedenne electric/fairy Field/Fairy 45 45 60
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By TM25

By TM25
Pokémon type
Rattata Normal
Raticate Normal
Pikachu Electric
Raichu Electric
Nidoran♀ Poison
Nidorina Poison
Nidoqueen Poison/Ground
Nidoran♂ Poison
Nidorino Poison
Nidoking Poison/Ground
Clefairy Normal
Clefable Normal
Jigglypuff Normal
Wigglytuff Normal
Meowth Normal
Persian Normal
Mankey Fighting
Primeape Fighting
Magnemite Electric/Steel
Magneton Electric/Steel
Grimer Poison
Muk Poison
Gengar Ghost/Poison
Voltorb Electric
Electrode Electric
Lickitung Normal
Koffing Poison
Weezing Poison
Rhyhorn Ground/Rock
Rhydon Ground/Rock
Chansey Normal
Kangaskhan Normal
Staryu Water
Starmie Water
Mr. Mime Psychic
Electabuzz Electric
Tauros Normal
Gyarados Water
Lapras Water/Ice
Jolteon Electric
Porygon Normal
Snorlax Normal
Zapdos Electric/Flying
Dratini Dragon
Dragonair Dragon
Dragonite Dragon/Flying
Mewtwo Psychic
Mew Psychic
Furret Normal
Chinchou Water/Electric
Lanturn Water/Electric
Pichu Electric
Mareep Electric
Flaaffy Electric
Ampharos Electric
Aipom Normal
Misdreavus Ghost
Girafarig Normal/Psychic
Dunsparce Normal
Snubbull Normal
Granbull Normal
Porygon2 Normal
Stantler Normal
Elekid Electric
Miltank Normal
Blissey Normal
Raikou Electric
Tyranitar Rock/Dark
Lugia Psychic/Flying
Ho-Oh Fire/Flying
Zigzagoon Normal
Linoone Normal
Slakoth Normal
Vigoroth Normal
Slaking Normal
Nosepass Rock
Skitty Normal
Delcatty Normal
Aggron Steel/Rock
Electrike Electric
Manectric Electric
Plusle Electric
Minun Electric
Volbeat Bug
Illumise Bug
Zangoose Normal
Castform Normal
Kecleon Normal
Shuppet Ghost
Banette Ghost
Absol Dark
Regirock Rock
Regice Ice
Registeel Steel
Latias Dragon/Psychic
Latios Dragon/Psychic
Kyogre Water
Groudon Ground
Rayquaza Dragon/Flying
Jirachi Steel/Psychic
Deoxys Psychic
Bidoof Normal
Bibarel Normal/Water
Shinx Electric
Luxio Electric
Luxray Electric
Cranidos Rock
Rampardos Rock
Shieldon Rock/Steel
Bastiodon Rock/Steel
Pachirisu Electric
Ambipom Normal
Drifloon Ghost/Flying
Drifblim Ghost/Flying
Lopunny Normal
Mismagius Ghost
Glameow Normal
Purugly Normal
Mime Jr. Psychic
Munchlax Normal
Magnezone Electric/Steel
Lickilicky normal
Rhyperior Ground/Rock
Electivire Electric
Porygon-Z Normal
Probopass Rock/Steel
Froslass Ice/Ghost
Rotom Electric/Ghost
Uxie Psychic
Mesprit Psychic
Azelf Psychic
Dialga Steel/Dragon
Palkia Water/Dragon
Regigigas Normal
Giratina Ghost/Dragon
Darkrai Dark
Arceus Normal
  • Bold indicates a Pokémon which receives STAB from this move.
    *Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate forme receives STAB from this move.



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