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Thunderbolt

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority
Electric 95 100% 15 0

Description

Has a 10% chance to paralyze the target.

Competitive Use

Thunderbolt is the most powerful special Electric-type attack with 100% accuracy, which makes it a staple STAB move on many different Electric-type Pokemon, who typically have high Special. Most notably, it pairs well with Ice Beam to form the BoltBeam combination, a two-move combination that covers every Pokemon in the game for at least neutral damage. The fact that Thunderbolt has relatively high power for almost no negative side-effects whatsoever only serves to improve its case. Thunderbolt is a move of which to make good use. Zapdos is the main user of this move, obliterating opposing Lapras and Starmie.

Related Moves

Thunder is a much more powerful but less accurate alternative.

Pokémon Type Tier HP Atk Def Spc Spe BST
Chansey Normal OU 250 5 5 105 50 415
Clefable Normal UU 95 70 73 85 60 383
Dragonite Dragon / Flying OU 91 134 95 100 80 500
Electabuzz Electric UU 65 83 57 85 105 395
Electrode Electric UU 60 50 70 80 140 400
Gengar Ghost / Poison OU 60 65 60 130 110 425
Gyarados Water / Flying UU 95 125 79 100 81 480
Jolteon Electric UU 65 65 60 110 130 430
Kangaskhan Normal UU 105 95 80 40 90 410
Lapras Water / Ice OU 130 85 80 95 60 450
Lickitung Normal UU 90 55 75 60 30 310
Magneton Electric UU 50 60 95 120 70 395
Mew Psychic Uber 100 100 100 100 100 500
Mewtwo Psychic Uber 106 110 90 154 130 590
Mr. Mime Psychic UU 40 45 65 100 90 340
Muk Poison UU 105 105 75 65 50 400
Nidoking Poison / Ground UU 81 92 77 75 85 410
Nidoqueen Poison / Ground UU 90 82 87 75 76 410
Persian Normal OU 65 70 60 65 115 375
Porygon Normal UU 65 60 70 75 40 310
Primeape Fighting UU 65 105 60 60 95 385
Raichu Electric UU 60 90 55 90 100 395
Raticate Normal UU 55 81 60 50 97 343
Rhydon Ground / Rock OU 105 130 120 45 40 440
Snorlax Normal OU 160 110 65 65 30 430
Starmie Water / Psychic OU 60 75 85 100 115 435
Tauros Normal OU 75 100 95 70 110 450
Weezing Poison UU 65 90 120 85 60 420
Wigglytuff Normal UU 140 70 45 50 45 350
Zapdos Electric / Flying OU 90 90 85 125 100 490