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How To Get Thunder Punch (TM068) in Scarlet and Violet and Pokémon That Learn It

How To Get Thunder Punch (TM068) in Scarlet and Violet and Pokémon That Learn It
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Technical Machines, or TMs, are data discs that can bestow new moves upon your Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. TMs are a quick and easy way to hone your battle strategies, as you don’t need to grind out levels to learn certain moves. Today, we’ll show you how to get Thunder Punch (TM068) in Scarlet & Violet and the Pokémon that learn it.

Getting Thunder Punch (TM068) with List of Teachable Pokémon

TM068 teaches the move Thunder Punch, which is an Electric and physical type move. Thunder Punch has a base power of 75 with 100% accuracy, and it has a small chance to paralyze its target. The paralysis effect cannot occur when used against Electric-type Pokémon.

Before you can craft TM068 at the TM Machine, you’ll need to find it first. Unlike most of the TMs Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, you don’t find TM068 just lying around—instead, you’ll need to storm the Team Star Poison Crew base and defeat the leader. You’ll be rewarded with the ability to craft TM068 afterwards.

The Poison Crew Base is located in the East Province, nestled within the Tagtree Thicket, which is directly north of Zapapico. If you didn’t already guess, you’ll be facing many Poison Pokémon, so make sure to bring Ground or Psychic Pokémon.

You’ll need to take down Atticus to earn the Thunder Punch TM.

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TM068 is good for teaching one Pokémon Thunder Punch. If you want to teach more Pokémon, you’ll need to craft it at the TM Machines located at every Pokémon Center. To craft TM068, the following materials are required:

  • 5,000 LP
  • Meditite Sweat x 3
  • Toxel Sparks x 3

For team planning purposes, here are all the Pokémon that can learn Thunder Punch through TMs:

  • Charmander/Charmeleon/Charizard
  • Pichu/Pikachu/Raichu
  • Nidoqueen
  • Nidoking
  • Clefairy/Clefable
  • Jigglypuff/Wigglytuff
  • Mankey/Primeape
  • Abra/Kadabra/Alakazam
  • Machop/Machoke/Machamp
  • Geodude/Graveler/Golem
  • Grimer/Muk
  • Gastly/Haunter/Gengar
  • Drowzee
  • Hypno
  • Cubone/Marowak
  • Hitmonchan
  • Lickitung
  • Rhydon/Rhyperior
  • Chansey/Blissey
  • Kangaskhan
  • Mr. Mime
  • Elekid/Electabuzz/Electivire
  • Magby/Magmar/Magmortar
  • Snorlax
  • Dragonite
  • Mewtwo
  • Mew
  • Typhlosion
  • Sentret
  • Furret
  • Ledyba/Ledian
  • Flaaffy/Ampharos
  • Sudowoodo
  • Aipom
  • Snubbull/Granbull
  • Teddiursa/Ursaring
  • Miltank
  • Tyranitar
  • Treecko/Grovyle/Sceptile
  • Combusken/Blaziken
  • Lombre/Ludicolo
  • Ralts/Kirlia/Gardevoir
  • Whismur/Loudred/Exploud
  • Sableye
  • Mawile
  • Aggron
  • Flygon
  • Dusclops/Dusknoir
  • Metang/Metagross
  • Regirock
  • Regice
  • Registeel
  • Groudon
  • Jirachi
  • Buneary/Lopunny
  • Munchlax
  • Riolu/Lucario
  • Croagunk/Toxicroak
  • Lickilicky
  • Gallade
  • Uxie
  • Mesprit
  • Azelf
  • Regigigas
  • Victini
  • Audino
  • Timburr/Gurdurr/Conkeldurr
  • Throh
  • Sawk
  • Scraggy/Scrafty
  • Reuniclus
  • Druddigon
  • Golett
  • Golurk
  • Heatmor
  • Thundurus
  • Zekrom
  • Diggersby
  • Pancham/Pangoro
  • Heliolisk
  • Hawlucha
  • Dedenne
  • Goodra
  • Incineroar
  • Lycanroc (Midnight)
  • Stufful/Bewear
  • Kommo-o
  • Tapu Koko
  • Buzzwole
  • Xurkitree
  • Marshadow
  • Zeraora
  • Melmetal
  • Toxtricity
  • Grimmsnarl
  • Obstagoon
  • Morpeko
  • Dracozolt
  • Arctozolt
  • Kubfu/Urshifu

That concludes our guide on how to get Thunder Punch (TM068) in Scarlet & Violet and Pokémon that learn it. If you have any other questions about TMs in general, let us know in the comments below!

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