Tornadus < Thundurus > Reshiram

Species Type
Bolt Strike Pokémon Electric.pngFlying.png
Number Ability
#642 Prankster
DW: Defiant
Height Weight
4'11" (1.5m) 134.5 lbs (61kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 100% Female: 0%
Evolves From Evolves Into
None None
Egg Group Catch Rate
Undiscovered 3
Tier EV Yield
Incarnate: OU
Therian: BL
3 Attack Points

Thundurus (ボルトロス) is the 148th Pokemon in the Unova Pokédex. He is an Electric/Flying Type, and is known as the Bolt Strike Pokémon.

Thundurus uses the Prankster Ability in its Incarnate Forme. Using this Ability, the Speed Priority of its moves that are in the Status Category by one. In its Therian Forme, Thundurus uses the Volt Absorb Ability. This Ability restores up to 25% of its Maximum HP when it gets hit by an Electric-Type move.

Thundurus from the Dream World uses the Defiant Ability. When an opposing Pokémon uses a move that lowers its Statistics, its Attack increases by two stages when Thundurus is using this Ability.

Thundurus doesn't evolve and doesn't have a pre-evolved form.

Thundurus is in the Undiscovered Egg Group; like most Legendary Pokémon Thundurus cannot breed. It takes Thundurus 1,250,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.


[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

[edit] Incarnate Forme

Thundurus takes on the appearance of a blue genie riding on a cloud when he is in its Incarnate Forme.

[edit] Therian Forme

When he's in its Therian Forme, Thundurus takes on the appearance of a blue floating dragon. The thorn on Thundurus's head is larger in this forme compared to its Incarnate Forme, and the paws on the end of its arms are considerably larger as well.

[edit] Gender Differences

Thundurus is always male.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

Thundurus can be found Roaming Unova in Pokémon White. While Thundurus doesn't appear in Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2, it can be obtained in the Spin-Off game Pokémon Dream Radar after completing the Miracle Stage.

To change between Thundurus's Incarnate Forme and Therian Forme, use the Reflecting Mirror.

[edit] Spin-off Games

Thundurus appears at the Crag Area's Colosseum in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond after completing the game and befriending Tornadus. To befriend Thundurus you'll have to face it in a Tag Race.

[edit] Trading Card Game

Thundurus is listed in the Black/White Promo set, and is listed twice in the Emerging Powers set: once as a Rare Card and once as an Ultra Rare Card.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

A Wild Thundurus appears in the episodes Stopping the Rage of Legends! (Part 1) and Stopping the Rage of Legends! (Part 2).

[edit] Movies

Wild Thundurus appears in the White version of Pokémon Movie 14.

[edit] Manga

Thundurus's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

After spending the majority of Generation V in Ubers, Thundurus returns to the Overused (OU) tier of competitive battling in Generation VI as one of the biggest top tier threats in the metagame. It lies in a speed tier that allows it to outspeed many important threats that lie in the 110 Speed tier like Latios and Mega Metagross. Thanks to Prankster, Thundurus has priority Thunder Wave which can prove vital as it can provide an emergency check to fast threats and set-up sweepers. Its typing allows it to switch into threats like Choice Scarf Mega Scizor, Gliscor, and Mega Metagross. With Nasty Plot, Thundurus can be a frightening sweeper that can put heavy pressure on defensive teams. Thundurus has great mixed attacking stats if it chooses to go a mixed attacker route, making it very hard to counter with impunity considering its great coverage options. Its other ability Defiant can deter Defog and Intimidate users by gaining attack boosts, enhancing the viability of a mixed set. Another approach that Thundurus can take is less overall threatening but still effective in a stallbreaker set with Volt Switch and Taunt allowing for other Pokémon to take advantage of defensive Pokémon vulnerable to being set-up on. The only big flaws in Thundurus are its frailty and proneness to getting worn down by Stealth Rock. Despite that, it is a great Pokémon in both as a utility Pokémon and an offensive threat that can go a set-up route or mixed route.

Thundurus-Therian resides in the Borderline (BL) tier of competitive battling, leaving it only usable in the Overused (OU) tier. While immensely overshadowed by Thundurus as an offensive threat because of its lower speed, Thundurus-T is not to be underestimated. With a very high 145 base Special Attack, Thundurus-T can take the role of a set-up sweeper with Agility to patch up its somewhat disappointing speed. It can run an Agility set with 3 attacks or go a Double Dance route with Agility and Nasty Plot, bolstering its immense Special Attack while making itself a threat to offensive and defensive teams alike. It resists priority moves like Gale Wings Brave Bird and Bullet Punch, leaving it less vulnerable to being easily picked off after setting up. Volt Absorb allows Thundurus-T to regain health from Electric-type moves from Pokémon like Magnezone and opposing Thundurus. Unforunately, Thundurus-T does suffer from being prone to being worn down from Stealth Rock and Life Orb recoil. It is also incredibly frail, struggling to take even resisted hits like Choice Specs Keldeo's Secret Sword, making it hard for it to easily switch in.

[edit] Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Black None Trade
White Only One Roaming Unova
Black2/White2 None Trade
Dream Radar Only One Complete the Miracle Stage
Omega Ruby None Trade, Transfer
Alpha Sapphire Only One Storm Clouds

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
V Black Countless charred remains mar the landscape of places through 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.
VI 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.

[edit] Statistics

[edit] Incarnate Forme

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
. 268 362 .
211 235 329 361
130 145 239 262
Sp. Atk
229 255 349 383
Sp. Def
148 165 259 284
204 227 321 353

[edit] Therian Forme

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
. 268 362 .
193 215 309 339
130 145 239 262
Sp. Atk
265 295 389 427
Sp. Def
148 165 259 284
186 207 301 331

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Uproar Normal.gif 90 100 Special.png
Start Astonish Ghost.gif 30 100 Physical.png
Start Thundershock Electric.gif 40 100 Special.png
7 Swagger Normal.gif N/A 90 Other.png
13 Bite Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png
19 Revenge Fighting.gif 60 100 Physical.png
25 Shock Wave Electric.gif 60 ~ Special.png
31 Heal Block Psychic.gif N/A 100 Other.png
37 Swords Dance Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
43 Discharge Electric.gif 80 100 Special.png
49 Crunch Dark.gif 80 100 Physical.png
55 Charge Electric.gif N/A N/A Other.png
61 Nasty Plot Dark.gif N/A N/A Other.png
67 Thunder Electric.gif 120 70 Special.png
73 Dark Pulse Dark.gif 80 100 Special.png
79 Hammer Arm Fighting.gif 100 80 Physical.png
85 Thrash Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM08 Bulk Up Fighting.gif -- -- Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM12 Taunt Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM23 Smack Down Rock.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM25 Thunder Electric.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM29 Psychic Psychic.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.gif 75 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM34 Sludge Wave Poison.gif 95 100 Special.png
TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM41 Torment Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM52 Focus Blast Fighting.gif 120 70 Special.png
TM56 Fling Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM57 Charge Beam Electric.gif 50 90 Special.png
TM58 Sky Drop Flying.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM59 Incinerate Fire.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM63 Embargo Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM66 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM72 Volt Switch Electric.gif 70 100 Special.png
TM73 Thunder Wave Electric.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM86 Grass Knot Grass.gif  ?? 100 Special.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM89 U-turn Bug.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM91 Flash Cannon Steel.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM93 Wild Charge Electric.gif 90 100 Physical.png
TM94 Secret Power Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
HM02 Fly Flying.gif 90 95 Physical.png
HM04 Strength Normal.gif 80 100 Physical.png

[edit] Via Breeding

Thundurus cannot breed.

[edit] Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Dark Pulse Dark.gif 80 100 Special.png
Foul Play Dark.gif 95 100 Physical.png
Iron Tail Steel.gif 100 75 Physical.png
Knock Off Dark.gif 20 100 Physical.png
Role Play Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Superpower Fighting.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Thunderpunch Electric.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Uproar Normal.gif 90 100 Special.png

[edit] Evolution Line


[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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