In Pokemon Sword and Shield‘s Crown Tundra expansion, the move Thunder Cage was added as the signature move of Regieleki. Here’s all the information you need about Thunder Cage and whether it’s worth keeping on your Pokemon.
Thunder Cage Overview
- Description: The user traps the target in a cage of sparking electricity for four to five turns.
- Type: Electric
- Category: Special
- Power: 80
- Accuracy: 90%
- PP: 15 (max 24)
Thunder Cage inflicts 1/8 of the target’s maximum HP as damage per turn for four to five turns when used. Thunder Cage traps the target, preventing it from switching and escaping. If the user switches out, the target will be freed.
If the user of Thunder Cage has a Grip Claw, the duration will always be 7 turns. If a Binding Band is held by the user, the damage done at the end of each turn will increase from 1/8 of the target’s maximum HP to 1/6.
Where to get the Thunder Cage TM
Thunder Cage is not available as a TM in Pokemon Sword & Shield. It can only be learned by Regieleki at level 36.
Pokemon that learn Thunder Cage by leveling up
The only Pokemon that learns Thunder Cage is Regieleki at level 36.
Pokemon that learn Thunder Cage from Egg Moves
There are no Pokemon that learn Thunder Cage from Egg Moves.
Pokemon that learn Thunder Cage from the Move Tutor
There are no Pokemon that learn Thunder Cage from the Move Tutor.
Is Thunder Cage good?
In our opinion, Thunder Cage is a fantastic move. We hate that it’s only limited to Regieleki as of Generation 8. Thunder Cage is a great ability to prevent your opponents from switching out while dealing lots of damage.
Most moves that trap your opponent deal little to no damage with the initial hit. So it’s great to have a trapping move that deals a big burst of initial damage and prevents opponents from switching out or escaping. Due to its Electric-typing, Thunder Cage can deal lots of damage to Pokemon that are weak to Electric-type moves.