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Thundurus (Japanese: ボルトロス Borutorosu) is an Electric/Flying-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation V. It and its counterparts Tornadus and Landorus form the Forces of Nature.

Biology

Physiology

Thundurus is based on a Genie with a spiked tail, while its Therian form is based on a bipedal dragon.

Behavior

Evolution

Thundurus does not evolve.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Black/White Roaming Unova (White only) One
Black 2/White 2 Trade or receive from Pokémon Dream Radar None
X/Y Transfer None
OR/AS Soaring in the Sky (Near Fortree City, Requires Castform in the party, Alpha Sapphire only) One
Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Ultra Space Wilds (Cliff World; Ultra Moon only) One


Pokédex entries

  • Black

    Countless charred remains mar the landscape of places which Thundurus has passed.

  • White

    The spikes on its tail discharge immense bolts of lightning. It flies around the Unova region firing off lightning bolts.

  • Black 2

    As it flies around, it shoots lightning all over the place and causes forest fires. It is therefore disliked.

  • White 2

    As it flies around, it shoots lightning all over the place and causes forest fires. It is therefore disliked.

  • X

    The spikes on its tail discharge immense bolts of lightning. It flies around the Unova region firing off lightning bolts.

  • Y

    As it flies around, it shoots lightning all over the place and causes forest fires. It is therefore disliked.

  • Omega Ruby

    The spikes on its tail discharge immense bolts of lightning. It flies around the Unova region firing off lightning bolts.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    As it flies around, it shoots lightning all over the place and causes forest fires. It is therefore disliked.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
79
Attack
115
Defense
70
Sp. Atk
125
Sp. Def
80
Speed
111
Total
580

Base Stats
HP
79
Attack
105
Defense
70
Sp. Atk
145
Sp. Def
80
Speed
101
Total
580

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Thrash 120 100% 10 Normal Physical
1 Hammer Arm 100 90% 10 Fighting Physical
1 Nasty Plot —% 20 Dark Status
1 Uproar 90 100% 10 Normal Special
1 Astonish 30 100% 15 Ghost Physical
1 Thunder Shock 40 100% 30 Electric Special
1 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
7 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
13 Revenge 60 100% 10 Fighting Physical
19 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Special
25 Heal Block 100% 15 Psychic Status
31 Agility —% 30 Psychic Status
37 Discharge 80 100% 15 Electric Special
43 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
49 Charge —% 20 Electric Status
55 Nasty Plot —% 20 Dark Status
61 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special
67 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special
73 Hammer Arm 100 90% 10 Fighting Physical
79 Thrash 120 100% 10 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Thrash 120 100% 10 Normal Physical Type Tough 6 0 ♥
1 Hammer Arm 100 90% 10 Fighting Physical Type Tough 6 0 ♥
1 Nasty Plot —% 20 Dark Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥
1 Charge —% 20 Electric Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥
1 Uproar 90 100% 10 Normal Special Type Cute 2 1 ♥
1 Astonish 30 100% 15 Ghost Physical Type Cute 2 3 ♥
1 Thunder Shock 40 100% 30 Electric Special Type Cool 4 0 ♥
7 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
13 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough 2 3 ♥
19 Revenge 60 100% 10 Fighting Physical Type Tough 2 0 ♥
25 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Special Type Cool 2 0 ♥
31 Heal Block 100% 15 Psychic Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
37 Agility —% 30 Psychic Status Type Cool 3 0 ♥
43 Discharge 80 100% 15 Electric Special Type Beautiful 2 2 ♥
49 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical Type Tough 1 4 ♥
55 Charge —% 20 Electric Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥
61 Nasty Plot —% 20 Dark Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥
67 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special Type Cool 1 0 ♥
73 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Type Cool 4 0 ♥
79 Hammer Arm 100 90% 10 Fighting Physical Type Tough 6 0 ♥
85 Thrash 120 100% 10 Normal Physical Type Tough 6 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Uproar 90 100% 10 Normal Special
1 Astonish 30 100% 15 Ghost Physical
1 ThunderShock 40 100% 30 Electric Special
7 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
13 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
19 Revenge 60 100% 10 Fighting Physical
25 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Special
31 Heal Block 100% 15 Psychic Status
37 Agility —% 30 Psychic Status
43 Discharge 80 100% 15 Electric Special
49 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
55 Charge —% 20 Electric Status
61 Nasty Plot —% 20 Dark Status
67 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special
73 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special
79 Hammer Arm 100 90% 10 Fighting Physical
85 Thrash 120 100% 10 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

Incarnate Forme

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM23 Smack Down 50 100% 15 Rock Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM34 Sludge Wave 95 100% 10 Poison Special
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM58 Sky Drop 60 100% 10 Flying Physical
TM59 Brutal Swing 60 100% 20 Dark Physical
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM67 Smart Strike 70 —% 10 Steel Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM72 Volt Switch 70 100% 20 Electric Special
TM73 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Status
TM76 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Therian Forme

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM23 Smack Down 50 100% 15 Rock Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM34 Sludge Wave 95 100% 10 Poison Special
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM58 Sky Drop 60 100% 10 Flying Physical
TM59 Brutal Swing 60 100% 20 Dark Physical
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM72 Volt Switch 70 100% 20 Electric Special
TM73 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Status
TM76 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

Thundurus learns no moves via breeding.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Thundurus BW Thundurus BW Thundurus Back BW
Thundurus-Therian-Forme BW Thundurus Therian Back BW2
Shiny Thundurus BW Shiny Thundurus BW Thundurus Back Shiny BW
Thundurus Therian Shiny BW2 Thundurus Therian Back Shiny BW2
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Thundurus XY Thundurus XY Thundurus Back XY
Thundurus Therian Forme XY Thundurus Therian Forme XY Thundurus Therian Back XY
Thundurus Shiny XY Thundurus Shiny XY Thundurus Back Shiny XY
Thundurus Therian Shiny XY Thundurus Therian Shiny XY Thundurus Therian Back Shiny XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee! Back
Sword Shield Back

Appearances

Anime

BW062

The Kami Trio in the anime

Thundurus and its brothers appeared in Stopping the Rage of Legends! (Part 1) and Stopping the Rage of Legends! (Part 2). It appeared in its Therian form in Unrest at the Nursery!.

Trivia

  • Thundurus is the third Electric/Flying-type Pokémon, the others being Zapdos and Emolga.
  • Coincidentally, Zapdos and Thundurus are both part of legendary Trios and have the same types.
  • Thundurus resembles Raijin, god of lightning, thunder and storms in the Shinto religion and in Japanese mythology.
  • Thundurus's species happens to be one of Zekrom's signature moves, Bolt Strike.
  • It is said to be the only thing to make an entire lap around the Unova region in a day, but the player also can do this.
  • Thundurus, Zapdos, Zekrom and Raikou all have something in common.
    • All of them are part of a legendary trio.
    • All of them are Electric-type Pokémon.
    • All of them are legendary.
  • Thundurus's name is a misspelling of the word "thunderous". The choosing of this name is possibly due to the end of its name having to match Landorus and Tornadus' and when it uses lightning, thunder accompanies it due to hot air particles brushing against cold.
  • Despite Thundurus being the Bolt Strike Pokémon, he cannot learn the move Bolt Strike.
  • Thundurus is the only one of the Djinn trio to not have his Therian forme resemble a creature in reality (Landorus looks like a cat, Tornadus looks like a bird).
  • While Thundurus has a gender, it still cannot breed because it is a legendary Pokémon.

Origin

  • Thundurus's appearance resembles a Djinn. It may possibly also be based off the Greek thunder god Zeus. Its Therian form resembles a dragon.

Etymology

  • Thundurus is a mix of thunder and us (a common cloud suffix).

Gallery

See also

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