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Thunderbolt
(10まんボルト 100,000 Volts)
Thunderbolt VII
Introduced: Generation I
Battle Data
Type: Type Electric
Category: Type Special
Power: 90[1]
Accuracy: 100%
PP: 15 (Max. 24)
Priority: 0
Contact: No
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
Bright Powder: Yes
Detect/Protect: Yes
Snatch: No
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 but Generation II.

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 A strong electric blast is loosed at the target. It may also leave the target with paralysis.
XYORAS A strong electric blast is loosed at the target. This may also leave the target with paralysis.
SM A strong electric blast is loosed at the target. In addition, it will leave the target with paralysis.

Effect

In battle

Thunderbolt does 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 Level
I II III IV V VI VII
025 Pikachu electric 26 (Y) 26 26 26 29 29 (XY)
42 (ORAS)
42
026 Raichu electric 1 1 1 1 1 1
026A Raichu electric/psychic 1
125 Electabuzz electric 47 47 43 50 (BW)
49 (B2W2)
49 49
239 Elekid electric 41 41 37 46 (BW)
40 (B2W2)
40 40
466 Electivire electric 43 50 (BW)
49 (B2W2)
49 49
603 Eelektrik electric 44 44 44
618 Stunfisk ground/electric 45 45 45
644 Zekrom dragon/electric 22 22 22
694 Helioptile electric/normal 49 49
738 Vikavolt bug/electric Evolve
796 Xurkitree electric 37
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 Father
II III IV V VI VII
179 Mareep electric 025026
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 TM

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Gallery

Main article: Thunderbolt/Gallery

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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