TM25 Thunder can be bought for 30,000 Pokédollars on the fourth floor of the Lilycove Department Store. Both clerks on the department store’s fourth floor also sell other TMs.
Thunder is a damage-dealing Electric-type move with a moderate chance of paralyzing the target. However, its high base power is balanced by its low accuracy.
Its counterpart, Thunderbolt, is usually a better option thanks to its consistency.
But when Rain Dance is active, Thunder won’t miss, making it an excellent move to use in Rain Teams.
TM25 Thunder Location
The Lilycove Department Store is a multi-level PokéMart located on the north side of Lilycove City, a coastal city east of Route 121. If you haven’t been to Lilycove City yet, make sure you’ve:
- Obtained the sixth Gym Badge from Winona, the Gym Leader from Fortree City
- Explored Route 121
When you’re all set, head to Lilycove City’s entrance through Route 121’s east exit. Once you’re in Lilycove City, here’s where to buy TM25 Thunder in Lilycove Department Store:
Step 1: Head east until you pass through Lilycove City’s Pokémon Center.
Step 2: Before you climb up the staircase, be prepared to battle your Rival.
Step 3: After you win the battle, climb up the staircase and head north.
Step 4: Then head northwest and enter Lilycove Department Store.
Step 5: Using the elevator, go to the fourth floor of the Department Store.
Step 6: Finally, head east and the top clerk will sell TMs, including TM25 Thunder.
The top clerk sells various damage-dealing TMs, while the bottom clerk sells defensive status TMs. Here’s a complete list of what they sell:
|TM38 (Fire Blast)||30,000|
|TM52 (Focus Blast)||30,000|
|TM71 (Stone Edge)||30,000|
|TM15 (Hyper Beam)||50,000|
|TM68 (Giga Impact)||50,000|
|TM16 (Light Screen)||10,000|
Thunder Details + Uses
|Thunder Move Details|
|PP||5 (max. 8)|
Thunder is a Special Electric-type move with a 30% chance of paralyzing the target. Paralyzing an opponent cuts their speed in half, and they also have a 25% chance of being unable to attack each turn.
Roughly one in three uses of Thunder will paralyze your opponent. Offensive sweepers afflicted with Paralysis aren’t going to be a threat anytime soon.
It’s a good move, but it’s overshadowed by TM24 Thunderbolt, a slightly weaker but more consistent version of Thunder.
Thunderbolt may have a smaller chance of paralyzing the target, but its perfect accuracy is definitely more valuable, even if you are sacrificing 20 base power.
However, in the rain, Thunder becomes much more of a threat.
Rain fixes Thunder’s main issue, making it a 100% accurate move. With this powerful move, any Electric-type Pokémon becomes invaluable in rain teams.
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