Where To Get TM25 Thunder in Pokémon Black & White

Using Thunder in battle in Pokémon Black

TM25 Thunder can be bought for 70,000 Pokédollars in the Icirrus City Pokémon Center at the desk where TMs are sold.

But before you’re able to reach Icirrus City, you’ll need to obtain the Jet Badge from Mistralton City and make your way through Twist Mountain.

In Pokémon Black and White, Poké Marts are no longer a separate building – instead the marts are included inside Pokémon Centers. The desk that sells items can be found to the right of the Center’s entrance.

TM25 Thunder Location (Step-by-Step)

Step 1: Starting at the entrance to Icirrus City, head north towards a set of stairs.

Head North from the Icirrus City entrance. / Pokémon Black and White
Head North from the Icirrus City entrance.

Step 2: Continue north up the staircase.

Continue north up the stairs. / Pokémon Black and White
Continue north up the stairs.

Step 3: Enter the Pokémon Center to the right of the stairs.

Enter the Pokémon Center. / Pokémon Black and White
Enter the Pokémon Center.

Step 4: Speak to the clerk closest to the entrance to buy TM25 Thunder.

Buy TM25 Thunder from the clerk nearest the entrance. / Pokémon Black and White
Buy TM25 Thunder from the clerk nearest the entrance.

Along with TM25 Thunder, the clerk also sells the following TMs:

TM Price
TM38 Fire Blast 70,000
TM14 Blizzard 70,000

TM25 Thunder Details + Uses

In-game details for TM25 Thunder. / Pokémon Black and White
In-game details for TM25 Thunder.
Thunder Move Details
Type Electric
Category Special
Power 120
Accuracy 70
PP 10

As a Special-type Electric move, Thunder is a dangerous attack with serious K.O. potential.

It has a higher PP level than most other moves at its power level, but faces the same accuracy drawbacks with a 70% chance to hit its target.

Thunder’s accuracy is boosted to 100% when used in rain conditions. Ideally, a trainer would pair both Rain Dance and Thunder together in a Pokémon’s moveset so that rainy conditions could be created easily.

However, there’s a short list of Pokémon that can learn both moves.

  • Legendaries Thundurus and Zekrom can learn/be taught both Rain Dance and Thunder, but are difficult to obtain.
  • Cinccino can be taught both moves also and can utilize the moveset effectively before catching any Legendaries.

Thunder also boasts a secondary effect, paralyzing its target 30% of the time.

While paralysis doesn’t happen often, this is a useful status condition to inflict on a Pokémon that is able to survive Thunder’s high damage.

This move works best when used by Pokémon with a high Special Attack stat. Thundurus and Zekrom are obvious choices for the move, with a base Special Attack of 125 and 120 respectively.

But two of the best Thunder users are Porygon-Z and Magnezone.

Porygon-Z has a 135 Special Attack stat, and the Electric-type Magnezone has a Special Attack of 130.

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