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{{Infobox Special Move
'''Thunder Jolt''' is [[Pikachu]] and [[Pichu]]'s [[Neutral B]] move.
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{{nihongo|'''Thunder Jolt'''|でんげき|Dengeki|lit. "Electric Attack"}} is [[Pikachu]] and [[Pichu]]'s [[Neutral Special Move]]. Thunder Jolt is fairly unique for a projectile attack in that it hugs the ground it travels on, bouncing up and down as it moves forward (often over obstacles). When used in the air, a ball of electricity is launched that falls diagonally until it hits a solid object, where it assumes the normal arc form. Like its other specials, Thunder Jolt damages Pichu upon use, inflicting 1% damage each time.
   
Unlike most other attacks Pokémon use in [[Super Smash Bros. (universe|''Super Smash Bros.'' games]], Thunder Jolt is not the name of an attack also used in the Pokémon RPGs. It has been speculated that "Thunder Jolt" is a misnomer and that the attack's actual name is supposed to be "Thundershock", the basic Electric attack that Pikachu and [[Pichu]] can use in the RPGs, but "Thunder Jolt" is the official name given to Pikachu and Pichu's Forward Smash attack in the Nintendo Power Player's Guide for Melee. The original set of Pokemon trading cards had a Pikachu card that had Thunder Jolt as its basic attack. The most likely explanation is that is was taken from there for [[SSB]] and it stuck throughout the series.
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This move is also good for spamming heavy characters and fast falling ones like [[Ike]] and [[Fox]].
   
Use this ground hugging projectile attack while standing and jumping. It also damages Pichu to use it, however.
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==Gallery==
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<gallery>
If used on a ledge or in the air, the shock will become a ball and travel diagonally until it reaches something solid (Item, Enemy, Platform, etc). While ball-shaped, this attack does slightly more damage.
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Pikachu-character-super-smash-bros-melee.jpg|Thunder Jolt in Melee
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Pikachu Thunder Jolt.png|Thunder Jolt in Brawl.
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File:Pikachu Thunder Jolt air.png|Thunder Jolt's midair appearance.
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Mario_SSB4 (8).jpg|Pikachu using Thunder Jolt in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
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</gallery>
   
 
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==Custom Variations==
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In ''[[Super Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U]]'', Thunder Jolt can be customized into '''Thunder Wave''' or '''Thunder Shock'''.
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===Thunder Wave===
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'''Thunder Wave''' will paralyze opponents that it hits, but does less damage. This move can potentially set up an infinite combo.
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''Strengths''
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* Paralyzes opponents
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''Weaknesses''
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* Deals barely any damage
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===Thunder Shock===
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'''Thunder Shock''' will travel strictly horizontally, but will trigger a small blast as it disappears.
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''Strengths''
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* Does more damage
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* Does more knockback
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''Weaknesses''
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* High endlag
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* Travels less distance
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{{Pikachu Custom Special Moves}}
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==Origin==
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[[File:ThunderShock .png|thumb|220x220px|Thunder Shock Most Likely Inspired Thunder Jolt]]
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Unlike most other attacks Pokémon use in the ''[[Super Smash Bros. series|Super Smash Bros.]]''[[Super Smash Bros. series| games]], there has never been an attack named Thunder Jolt in any Pokémon video game. Thunder Jolt was, however, present on the original Pikachu card as one of the many moves invented for the Pokémon Trading Card Game. The name of the move in the Smash Bros. games likely arose either from the popularity of the trading cards at the time of ''[[Super Smash Bros.]]'' or from a mistranslation of "Thunderbolt," the name of a standard Pikachu move in the RPGs.
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The name itself does specifically come from the TCG.
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==Trivia==
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*This attack does more damage when [[Pikachu]] or [[Pichu (SSBM)|Pichu]] curls up.
 
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Latest revision as of 15:31, January 16, 2019

Thunder Jolt (でんげき Dengeki?, lit. "Electric Attack") is Pikachu and Pichu's Neutral Special Move. Thunder Jolt is fairly unique for a projectile attack in that it hugs the ground it travels on, bouncing up and down as it moves forward (often over obstacles). When used in the air, a ball of electricity is launched that falls diagonally until it hits a solid object, where it assumes the normal arc form. Like its other specials, Thunder Jolt damages Pichu upon use, inflicting 1% damage each time.

This move is also good for spamming heavy characters and fast falling ones like Ike and Fox.

GalleryEdit

Pikachu's Special Moves
SSB Melee Brawl SSBWU/3DS Ultimate
Standard Special Thunder Jolt
Side Special Skull Bash
Up Special Quick Attack
Down Special Thunder
Final Smash Volt Tackle

Pichu's Special Moves
Melee Ultimate
Standard Special Thunder Jolt
Side Special Skull Bash
Up Special Agility
Down Special Thunder
Final Smash Volt Tackle

Custom VariationsEdit

In Super Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U, Thunder Jolt can be customized into Thunder Wave or Thunder Shock.

Thunder WaveEdit

Thunder Wave will paralyze opponents that it hits, but does less damage. This move can potentially set up an infinite combo.

Strengths

  • Paralyzes opponents

Weaknesses

  • Deals barely any damage

Thunder ShockEdit

Thunder Shock will travel strictly horizontally, but will trigger a small blast as it disappears.

Strengths

  • Does more damage
  • Does more knockback

Weaknesses

  • High endlag
  • Travels less distance

Pikachu's Custom Special Moves
Custom 1 Custom 2
Standard Special Thunder Wave Thunder Shock
Side Special Shocking Skull Bash Heavy Skull Bash
Up Special Meteor Quick Attack Quick Feet
Down Special Thunder Burst Distant Thunder

OriginEdit

ThunderShock

Thunder Shock Most Likely Inspired Thunder Jolt

Unlike most other attacks Pokémon use in the Super Smash Bros. games, there has never been an attack named Thunder Jolt in any Pokémon video game. Thunder Jolt was, however, present on the original Pikachu card as one of the many moves invented for the Pokémon Trading Card Game. The name of the move in the Smash Bros. games likely arose either from the popularity of the trading cards at the time of Super Smash Bros. or from a mistranslation of "Thunderbolt," the name of a standard Pikachu move in the RPGs.

The name itself does specifically come from the TCG.

TriviaEdit

  • This attack does more damage when Pikachu or Pichu curls up.
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