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How To Find Thunderbolt (TM 126) In Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

How to Find The Thunderbolt TM in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet
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There is no shortage of Electric-type moves in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. From Thunder Shock to Thunder Wave to even lesser-used variations like Thunder Punch, it can get confusing. However, arguably the most reliable of these, due to both its power and accuracy, is Thunderbolt.

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This guide will tell you all you need to know about the move “Thunderbolt” and where to find its TM in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

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What Does Thunderbolt Do

In Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, the Special Attack move Thunderbolt has a Power of 90 and a perfect Accuracy of 100. Not only does this move deal a considerable amount of damage, but it also has a chance of paralyzing the opponent, making them significantly easier to take down or capture. It even has an impressive 15PP, which is uncommon for moves boasting this level of offensive power.


All of this makes Thunderbolt one of the most versatile and reliable Electric moves you can teach to a Pokémon in Scarlet and Violet. Luckily, it can be learned by many Pokémon besides just Electric types, so you might want to get your hands on its TM as soon as possible.

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Thunderbolt TM’s Location In Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Fortunately for players, getting your hands on the Thunderbolt TM is simply a matter of locating it from a cliffside east of Porto Marinada. 

Follow these exact steps to reach the TM:

  • Head to the mountain range east of Porto Marinada, located to the west of Cascarrafa and the Asado Desert
  • Stay slightly to the northeast of the city and look for a cliffside that overlooks the city
  • Jump from here to the smaller cliffs where you will find the golden Poké ball containing the TM for Thunderbolt

Easy enough! After this, you can use this Thunderbolt TM on the Pokémon of your choice.

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How To Craft Thunderbolt TM In Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

After acquiring the Thunderbolt TM, you can use a TM Machine at a Pokémon Center to create copies of the item. This method will allow you to teach this move to multiple Pokémon.

Crafting Thunderbolt TMs will require rare materials due to how useful the move is. It will also require a lot more League Points than some other moves. Here is everything you will need to craft each copy:

  • 10,000 League Points (LP)
  • 3 Pichu Fur
  • 5 Pachirisu Fur
  • 3 Tadbulb Mucus

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There is no limit on how many of these you can craft, so don’t shy away from equipping Thunderbolt on more than one of your Pokémon!

Final Thoughts

Thunderbolt is one of the most optimal Electric-type moves in the entirety of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. You can locate the TM for this move heading east from Porto Marinada. After acquiring the TM and collecting the necessary materials, you can craft as many copies as you want!

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

on Nintendo Switch
Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Release Date:

18 November 2022