Thunderbolt
10まんボルト 100,000 Volts
Thunderbolt VIII.png
Introduced: Generation I
Battle Data
Type: Type Electric.gif
Category: Type Special.gif
Power: 90[1]
Accuracy: 100%
PP: 15 (Max. 24)
Priority: 0
Contact: No
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
Magic Bounce: No
Bright Powder: Yes
Detect/Protect: Yes
Snatch: No
Mirror Move: Yes
King's Rock: No
Contest Data
Contests (RSE)
Condition: Cool
Appeal: 4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam: 0
A highly appealing move.
Super Contests (DPPt)
Condition: Cool
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Condition: Cool
Appeal: 4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam: 0
Quite an appealing move.

Thunderbolt is an Electric-type move introduced in Generation I. It is TM24 in all generations except Generation II. In Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, it is available as TM36.

Description

Games Description
GSC An attack that may cause paralysis.
RSE A strong electrical attack that may paralyze the foe.
FRLG A strong electrical attack that may also leave the foe paralyzed.
DPPtHGSS A strong electric blast is loosed at the foe. It may also leave the foe paralyzed.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
A strong electric blast is loosed at the target. It may also leave the target with paralysis.
SMUSUMPE
SWSH
A strong electric blast crashes down on the target. This may also leave the target with paralysis.

Effect

In battle

Thunderbolt deals damage and has a 10% chance of paralyzing the target. In Generations I and VI, Thunderbolt can't paralyze electric-type Pokémon.

In a Double Battle, Thunderbolt can target any Pokémon around the user. In a Triple Battle, Thunderbolt can only target a Pokémon that's adjacent to the user.

Learnset

By leveling up

Pokémon Type Egg groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
025.png Pikachu electric 26 Y 26 26 26 29 29 XY
42 ORAS
42 SMUSUM
21 PE
{{{13}}}
026A.png Raichu electric/psychic 1 SMUSUM {{{13}}}
026.png Raichu electric 1 1 1 1 1 1 SMUSUM {{{13}}}
081.png Magnemite electric/steel 26 PE {{{13}}}
082.png Magneton electric/steel 26 PE {{{13}}}
100.png Voltorb electric 31 PE {{{13}}}
101.png Electrode electric 36 PE {{{13}}}
125.png Electabuzz electric 47 47 43 50 BW
49 B2W2
49 49 SMUSUM
44 PE
{{{13}}}
145.png Zapdos electric 32 PE {{{13}}}
239.png Elekid electric 41 41 37 46 BW
40 B2W2
40 40 {{{13}}}
466.png Electivire electric 43 50 BW
49 B2W2
49 49 {{{13}}}
603.png Eelektrik electric 44 44 44 {{{13}}}
618.png Stunfisk ground/electric 45 45 45 {{{13}}}
644.png Zekrom dragon/electric 22 22 22 {{{13}}}
694.png Helioptile electric/normal 49 49 {{{13}}}
738.png Vikavolt bug/electric Evolve {{{13}}}
796.png Xurkitree electric 37 {{{13}}}
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 breeding

Pokémon Type Egg Groups Father
VI VII VIII
179.png Mareep electric 025.png026.png
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates a Pokémon that can only learn this move through chain breeding.

By TM

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Trivia

  • Thunderbolt is one of the three moves that had its move-animation in Red & Blue slowed down due to rapidly flashing colors. The others are Hyper Beam and Body Slam.

Gallery

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Side games

Main series
Spin-offs & shorts

Pokémon Adventures

References

  1. ^ As of Generation VI, Thunderbolt has a base power of 90, which prior to that had a base power of 95


Variations of Flamethrower
Flamethrower Ice Beam Thunderbolt
Former Variations of Flamethrower
Sludge Wave
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