In Pokemon Sword and Shield‘s Crown Tundra expansion, the move Thunderous Kick was added as the signature move of Galarian Zapdos. Here’s all the information you need about Thunderous Kick and whether it’s worth keeping on your Pokemon.
Thunderous Kick Overview
- Description: The user overwhelms the target with lightning-like movement before delivering a kick. This also lowers the target’s Defense stat.
- Type: Fighting
- Category: Physical
- Power: 90
- Accuracy: 100%
- PP: 10 (max 16)
Thunderous Kick deals physical damage to opponents and is guaranteed to lower the opponent’s Defense stat.
Where to get the Thunderous Kick TM
Thunderous Kick is not available as a TM in Pokemon Sword & Shield. It can only be learned by Galarian Zapdos at level 45.
Pokemon that learn Thunderous Kick by leveling up
The only Pokemon that learns Thunderous Kick is Galarian Zapdos at level 45.
Pokemon that learn Thunderous Kick from Egg Moves
There are no Pokemon that learn Thunderous Kick from Egg Moves.
Pokemon that learn Thunderous Kick from the Move Tutor
There are no Pokemon that learn Thunderous Kick from the Move Tutor.
Is Thunderous Kick good?
In our opinion, Thunderous Kick is one of the best signature moves available for any Pokemon. We hate that it’s only limited to Galarian Zapdos as of Generation 8. The base 90 power combined with the STAB damage boost of being a Fighting-type, means Galarian Zapdos is going to do a lot of damage.
Due to Galarian Zapdos’ high Attack and Speed stats, it’s going to deal lots of damage to opponents that are weak to Fighting-type moves. And lowering an opponent’s Defense makes it so much better. We recommend keeping Thunderous Kick on your Galarian Zapdos.