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Thunder (element)

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Thunder (サンダー Sandā?), also called Lightning ( Kaminari?), is a recurring element that appears in the Kingdom Hearts series. The Thunder element is associated with the Lightning material and the Electrify status effect.

Kingdom Hearts[edit]

Attacks and abilities[edit]

Party members[edit]

Attack Type Description
Thunder Potion Combat Ability Use potions packed with Thunder power. [Special attack. Cost: 1 MP.]
Bolts of Sorrow Combat Ability Call lightning down to shock enemies. [Special attack. Cost: 1 MP.]
Thunder Magic Calls bolts of lightning to the target area.
Consumes 1 MP.
Thundara Magic Calls a powerful lightning storm to the target area.
Consumes 1 MP.
Thundaga Magic Calls a great maelstrom of lightning storm to the target area.
Consumes 1 MP.
Showtime: Thunder Summon Ability

Enemies

Enemy Attack Description
Yellow Opera Rush Attack (突進攻撃
Tosshin Kōgeki
?)
Thunder (サンダー
Sandā
?)
Aquatank Thundara (サンダラ
Sandara
?)
Wizard Random Thundara (ランダムサンダラ
Randamu Sandara
?)
Angel Star Thunderbolt (サンダーボルト
Sandāboruto
?)
Pot Centipede Shock Antenna (電撃触角
Dengeki Shokkaku
?)
Jafar Shock Wave (ショックウェイブ
Shokku Weibu
?)
Jafar thrusts his staff into the ground, sending a shock wave of light around it.
Jafar (Genie) Thundara (サンダラ
Sandara
?)
Fires a beam from his eyes.
Ursula (Second battle) Trident Thunder (トライデントサンダー
Toraidento Sandā
?)
Summons lightning directly above Sora.
Trident Thunder Breath (トライデントサンダーブレス
Toraidento Sandā Buresu
?)
Shoots lightning from mouth.
Trident Thunder Special (トライデントサンダースペシャル
Toraidento Sandā Supesharu
?)
Summons lightning around self.
Maleficent Thundaga (サンダガ
Sandaga
?)
Summons a purple thundercloud overhead that shoots lightning.
Face Single Thunder (単発サンダー
Tanpatsu Sandā
?)
Rapid-fire Thunder (連発サンダー
Renpatsu Sandā
?)
All Directions Spark (全方位スパーク
Zen Hōi Supāku
?)
Black Ballade[KH I FM] Thunder (サンダー
Sandā
?)
Kurt Zisa Thundara Ball (サンダラボール
Sandara Bōru
?)
Thundaga Ball (サンダガボール
Sandaga Bōru
?)
Unknown[KH I FM] Spark Wall (スパークウォール
Supāku Wōru
?)
Xemnas summons a wall in front of him that repels attacks.
Counter Attack (Right Blade) (カウンター攻撃(右手ブレード)
Kauntā Kōgeki (Migite Burēdo)
?)
Xemnas slashes while spinning to the right.
Counter Attack (Left Blade) (カウンター攻撃(左手ブレード)
Kauntā Kōgeki (Hidarite Burēdo)
?)
Xemnas slashes while spinning to the left.
Spark Bomb (スパークボム
Supāku Bomu
?)
Xemnas fires two blue and white orbs forward.
Spark Shot (Blue) (スパークショット(青)
Supāku Shotto (Ao)
?)
Xemnas fires a small blue orb at the opponent.
Spark Shot (Red) (スパークショット(赤)
Supāku Shotto (Aka)
?)
Xemnas fires a small red orb at the opponent.
Dual Blade (Blade) (二刀流攻撃(ブレード)
Nitōryū Kōgeki (Burēdo)
?, lit. "Dual-Wield Attack (Blade)")
Xemnas slashes with a sword in both hands while spinning.
Dual Blade (Finish) (二刀流攻撃(フィニッシュ)
Nitōryū Kōgeki (Finisshu)
?, lit. "Dual-Wield Attack (Finish)")
Xemnas gets on his knees and sweeps the opponent off his feet with a sword in both hands.
Laser Shower (レーザーシャワー
Rēzā Shawā
?)
Xemnas wraps himself in a blue and white orb, and fires lasers around him.

Weakness and Resistance[edit]

Party members[edit]

Several accessories provide Thunder Resistance when equipped.

Equipment Thunder Resistance Description
Thunder Ring +20% Reduces lightning damage by 20% and slightly raises Defense. Equip more to boost effect.
Thundara Ring +20% Reduces lightning damage by 20% and raises Defense. Equip more to boost effect.
Thundaga Ring +20% Reduces lightning damage by 20% and significantly raises Defense. Equip more to boost effect.
Element Ring +20% Reduces fire, ice, and lightning damage by 20% and raises Defense. Equip more to boost effect.
Three Stars +20% Reduces fire, ice, and lightning damage by 20% and significantly raises Defense. Equip more to boost effect.
Holy Circlet +20% Reduces fire, ice, and lightning damage by 20%. Also raises max AP.
Ribbon +20% Reduces all elemental damage by 20%. Equip more to boost effect.
Thundagun Band[KH I FM] +20% Reduces lightning damage by 20%, and raises Strength and Defense. Equip more to boost effect.
Royal Crown[KH I FM] +20% Reduces fire, ice, and lightning damage by 20%. Raises max MP, but reduces Strength.
Ramuh Belt[KH I FM] +40% Reduces lightning damage by 40%, and raises max AP.

Enemies

Most bosses have a x0.50 or higher resistance to Thunder in the original Japanese version. Certain enemies can absorb Thunder attacks.
Resistance
Enemy Resistance
Black Fungus Deals 1 damage
Rare Truffle Deals 2 damage
Darkside x0.50[1]
Leon x0.50[1]
Guard Armor x0.50[1]
Opposite Armor x0.50[1]
Trickmaster x0.50[1]
Cloud x0.50[1]
Cerberus x0.50[1]
Yuffie x0.50[1]
Hercules x0.01
Rock Titan x0.50[1]
Sabor x0.50[1]
Clayton x0.50[1]
Stealth Sneak x0.50[1]
Pot Centipede x0.50[1]
Cave of Wonders Guardian x0.50[1]
Jafar x0.50[1]
Parasite Cage x0.50[1]
The Shark x0.50[1]
Ursula (Second battle) x0.50[1]
Lock, Shock, and Barrel x0.50[1]
Oogie Boogie x0.25[2]
Shadow Sora x0.50[1]
AntiSora x0.50[1]
Maleficent x0.50[1][3]
Maleficent (Dragon) x0.50[1]
Chernabog x0.25[2]
Ansem, Seeker of Darkness x0.50[1]
World of Chaos x0.50[1]
Face x0.50[1]
Gigas Shadow[KH I FM] x0.50
Stealth Soldier[KH I FM] x0.1
Sniperwild[KH I FM] x0.50
Neoshadow[KH I FM] x0.50
Jet Balloon[KH I FM] x0.25
Ice Titan x0.50
Immunity
Enemy Resistance
Yellow Opera Absorbs
Green Requiem Absorbs
Wizard Absorbs
Angel Star Absorbs
Behemoth x0
Destroyed Behemoth[KH I FM] x0
Arch Behemoth[KH I FM] x0
Queen of Hearts x0[4]
Jafar (Genie) x0[2]
Ursula (First battle) x0[2]
Oogie's Manor x0
Captain Hook x0
Riku x0
Black Ballade[KH I FM] x0
Grand Ghost[KH I FM] x0
Missile Diver[KH I FM] x0
Pink Agaricus[KH I FM] x0[5]
Sephiroth x0
Unknown[KH I FM] x0

Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories[edit]

Attacks and abilities[edit]

Party members[edit]

Several Thunder-based abilities can be used in Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories. While under the effect of Thunder Boost, Thunder attacks deal 50% more damage.

Attack Type Description
Spellbinder Attack Card A special attack card with lightning-based attacks.
Photon Debugger[KH Re:CoM] Attack Card A special attack card with lightning-based attacks.
Thunder Magic Card Magic that deals lightning damage. Stock two cards for Thundara and three cards for Thundaga.
Thundara Magic Sleight Shock the opposition with powerful lightning magic.
Thundaga Magic Sleight Fry the opposition with supreme lightning magic.
Thunder Raid Magic Sleight Hurl the Keyblade and inflict lightning damage.
Genie Summon Card Genie casts Thundara, Gravira or Stopra. Stock more than one and Genie will cast multiple spells.
Showtime Lv2 Summon Sleight Genie randomly casts two spells chosen from Gravira, Thundara, and Stopra.
Showtime Lv3 Summon Sleight Genie randomly casts three spells chosen from Gravira, Thundara, and Stopra.
Magic Lv1 (Thunder only) Friend Card Donald randomly casts Fire, Blizzard, Thunder, or Cure. Stock more than one to power up Donald's magic.[KH CoM]
Donald randomly casts two spells from Fire, Blizzard, Thunder, or Cure. Stock more than one to power up Donald's magic.[KH Re:CoM]
Magic Lv2 (Thundara only) Friend Sleight Donald double-casts Fira, Blizzara, Thundara, or Cura.
Magic Lv3 (Thundaga only) Friend Sleight Donald double-casts Firaga, Blizzaga, Thundaga, or Curaga.
Surprise! Lv1 (Thunder only) Friend Card Jack casts Fire, Blizzard, Thunder, or Gravity. Stock more than one to power up Jack's magic.[KH CoM]
Jack casts Fire, Blizzard, Thunder, or Gravity. Stock more than one and Jack will cast multiple, more powerful spells.[KH Re:CoM]
Surprise! Lv2 (Thundara only) Friend Sleight Jack double-casts Fira, Blizzara, Thundara, or Gravira
Surprise! Lv3 (Thundaga only) Friend Sleight Jack triple-casts Firaga, Blizzaga, Thundaga, or Graviga.

Enemies

Enemy Attack Description
Yellow Opera Rush Attack (突進攻撃
Tosshin Kōgeki
?)
The Yellow Opera rises while covered in electricity, then swoops forward with a body slam.
Thunder (サンダー
Sandā
?)
The Yellow Opera calls down a thunderbolt on the opponent's location.
Jafar (Genie) Beam (ビーム
Bīmu
?)
Fires a beam from his eyes. If the footholds are the same height, the beam will move forward along the footholds.[KH CoM]
Only used when the opponent is far. Fires a ray of light from his eyes that follows the opponent for about 4 seconds. The ray can be avoided by hiding behind a step.[KH Re:CoM]
Anger Beam (怒りビーム
Ikari Bīmu
?)
[KH Re:CoM]
Used immediately after lowering all footholds. Fires a ray of light from his eyes that follows the opponent for about 8 seconds.
Ursula Trident Thunder (トライデントサンダー
Toraidento Sandā
?)
Summons a blue-white light above the opponent's head, and after about 0.5 seconds, drops a lightning bolt from the light.[KH CoM]
Summons 3 lightning strikes in a row directly above the opponent's head. When Ursula's HP falls below 40%, the number of lightning strikes increases to 5. The lightning strikes are difficult to avoid, unless pressing Square the moment the lightning strikes.[KH Re:CoM]
Trident Thunder Breath (トライデントサンダーブレス
Toraidento Sandā Buresu
?)
Only used when HP is low. Moves while shooting lightning from mouth. Hits multiple times.[KH CoM]
Only used when Ursula's HP falls below 70%. Takes a deep breath, then exhales a beam of electricity for 4 seconds as it follows the opponent.[KH Re:CoM]
Larxene Angry Rush (アングリーラッシュ
Angurī Rassu
?)
[6]
Used when Larxene's HP is low. Larxene strikes four times before summoning a thunderbolt. The attack stops if Larxene misses or the attack is negated.[KH CoM]
Replaces Continuous Attack when Larxene's HP is less than 50%. Larxene strikes four times before jumping in the air and summoning thunderbolts. As the attacks are delivered fast, it is impossible to escape during the attack.[KH Re:CoM]
Thundara (サンダラ
Sandara
?)
Used when Larxene has a lot of HP. Larxene summons multiple lightning strikes at Sora's location.[KH CoM]
Larxene summons multiple lightning strikes at Sora's location. Difficult to dodge.[KH Re:CoM]
Lightning Bolt (ライトニングボルト
Raitoningu Boruto
?)
[KH CoM]
Larxene discharges electricity from her hands. When it hits, it lifts Sora from the ground, stunning him and dealing continuous damage.
Knife Throw (ナイフスロー
Naifu Surō
?)
[KH Re:CoM]
Larxene throws 4 knives forwards twice. Occassionally, she rolls back before throwing the first set of knives. The knives spread out, but can't hit Sora when jumping.
Mega Volt (メガヴォルト
Mega Voruto
?)
[KH Re:CoM]
Larxene throws 8 knives into the ground, and summons lightning over a wide area. The lightning can hit 2-3 times.
Blade Storm (ブレイドストーム
Bureido Sutōmu
?)
[KH Re:CoM]
Only used during the second battle. 8 electric shocks are spread along the arena. If one hits Sora, he gets lifted in the air and receives damage 4 times at 1-second intervals. If the attack is not broken, Sora will be stunned at the end.

Weakness and Resistance[edit]

Party members[edit]

Certain Enemy Card effects provide a temporary resistance to Lightning attacks, while others cause you to be stunned when hit by a Lightning attack.

Resistance
Ability Enemy Card Description
Second Chance Captain Hook Retain 1 HP after a critical hit, provided you have 2 or more HP left.
Resistant to lightning
Stunned by fire[KH CoM]

Retains 1 HP after a critical hit, provided you have 2 or more HP left.
Resistant to lightning, but stunned by fire.[KH Re:CoM]
Sleight Lock Riku Replica Keeps cards used in sleights available for reloading.
Resistant to fire, ice, and lightning.
Sleightblind Ansem Conceal your stocked cards from opponents.
-Resistant to fire, ice, and lightning[KH CoM]

Grants Sora resistance to certain elements.
Resistant to fire, ice, and lightning.[KH Re:CoM]
Quick Barrier[KH Re:CoM] Xemnas When receiving consecutive attacks, guards beyond the second strike.
Resistant to fire, ice, lightning, and special attacks.
Shot Charge[KH Re:CoM] Xigbar Powers up missile attacks such as Strike Raid and Fire.
Resistant to fire, ice, lightning, and special attacks.
Aero Guard[KH Re:CoM] Xaldin Activates Aero for a set time, inflicting damage to enemies who touch it.
Resistant to fire, ice, lightning, and special attacks.
Warp Break Lexaeus Obliterate enemies with the finishing blow of a combo with a high success rate.
Immune to ice, and resistant to physical attacks, but weak against special attacks.
Confu-Strike[KH Re:CoM] Zexion Causes attacks to confuse enemy at a certain rate.
Resistant to fire, ice, lightning, and special attacks.
Combo Boost[KH Re:CoM] Saïx Boosts power with every strike with an attack card. Returns to normal when a card is broken.
Resistant to fire, ice, lightning, and special attacks.
Water Charge[KH Re:CoM] Demyx Dramatically boosts power of ice-based attacks, such as Aqua Splash and Blizzard.
Immune to ice, and resistant to lightning, and special attacks[7]
Resistant to fire, ice, lightning, and special attacks.[8]
Omni Break[KH Re:CoM] Luxord Breaks enemy's card no matter what the value.
Resistant to fire, ice, lightning, and special attacks.
Double Sleight Marluxia Use stocked cards and sleights twice in a row.
Resistant to fire, ice, lightning, and special attacks, but weak against physical attacks.
Dash Larxene Increase running speed.
Immune to lightning
Weak against special attacks[KH CoM]

Increases running speed.
Immune to lightning, but weak against special attacks.[KH Re:CoM]

Enemies

Certain bosses can get stunned by Blizzard attacks when using Enemy Cards.
Resistance
Enemy Resistance
Red Nocturne x0.50
Blue Rhapsody x0.50
Black Fungus x0.50[KH CoM]
Guard Armor x0.50
Jafar (Genie) x0.50
Cloud x0.50
Trickmaster x0.50
Parasite Cage x0.50
Oogie Boogie x0.50
Ursula x0.50
Maleficent (Dragon) x0.50
Darkside x0.50
Axel x0.50
Riku Replica x0.50
Vexen x0.50
Marluxia x0.50
Marluxia (Second Form) x0.50
Marluxia (Third Form)[KH Re:CoM] x0.50
Lexaeus x0.50
Zexion[KH Re:CoM] x0.50
Zexion's Lexicons[KH Re:CoM] x0.50
Ansem, Seeker of Darkness x0.50
Weakness
Enemy Weakness
Sea Neon Stunned
Immunity
Enemy Resistance
Yellow Opera Absorbs
Green Requiem Absorbs
Aquatank Absorbs
Screwdiver Absorbs
Wizard Absorbs
Hades x0
Captain Hook x0
Larxene Absorbs

Kingdom Hearts II[edit]

Attacks and abilities[edit]

The Thunder Boost ability increases damage from Thunder attacks by 20% for each ability installed.

Party members[edit]

Attack Type Description
Donald Thunder Action Ability Call down a bombardment of lightning bolts on your target! MP Cost: 10
Bolts of Sorrow Action Ability Conjures a barrage of thunderbolts to continually strike opponents. MP Cost: 10
Pulsing Thunder Action Ability Releases electricity to attack nearby enemies. MP Cost: 10
Thunder Magic MP Cost: 15[KH II]/18[KH II FM]
Thundara Magic MP Cost: 15[KH II]/18[KH II FM]
Thundaga Magic MP Cost: 15[KH II]/18[KH II FM]

Enemies

Enemy Attack Description
Bookmaster Thunder (サンダー
Sandā
?)
Eight thunderbolts appear over the opponent and rain down on them sequentially.
Bolt Tower Catch Laser (キャッチレーザー
Kyatchi Rēzā
?)
Captures and holds opponent with laser for three seconds, then deals damage ten times in succession.
Flash (フラッシュ
Furasshu
?)
Emits a flash of light from the antenna at its top.
Strafer Laser (レーザー
Rēzā
?)
Fires a short-range laser.
Homing Beam (ホーミングビーム
Hōmingu Bīmu
?)
Fires a ring-shaped beam that follows an opponent.
Devastator Rapid-Fire Shot (ショット連射
Shotto Rensha
?)
Hovers in mid-air and shoots six orbs in succession.
Proto Cannon (プロットキャノン
Purotto Kyanon
?)
Shoots three homing orbs simultaneously.
Electron Ball (エレクトロンボール
Erekutoron Bōru
?)
Hovers forward and shoots homing orbs.
Transform (変形
Henkei
?)
Transforms while discharging electricity.
Oogie Boogie Thunder Gimmick (サンダーギミック
Sandā Gimikku
?)
Lightning rains down from under forward-moving lifts.
Scar Thunder Change (モードチェンジ(雷)
Mōdo Chenji (Kaminari)
?, lit. "Mode Change (Thunder)")
Body is enveloped in electricity.
Thunder Attack (雷攻撃
Kaminari Kōgeki
?)
Unleashes electricity around himself several times in succession.
Hostile Program Cluster (クラスター
Kurasutā
?)
Fires projectiles from both hands that chase Sora.
Vulcan (バルカン
Barukan
?)
Fires a Vulcan cannon randomly, followed up with a concentrated attack when an opponent is hit.
Master Control Program Electromagnet Field (電磁波
Denjiha
?)
Surrounds the spinning protective walls with electromagnetic waves.
Sark Thunder (サンダー
Sandā
?)
Rains down lightning on Sora's location.
Storm Rider Thunder Bomb (雷撃弾
Raigekidan
?)
Targets Sora and unleashes lightning from its wings.
Thunder (サンダー
Sandā
?)
Discharges electricity from its horns that rain down as lightning.
Thunder Beam (サンダービーム
Sandā Bīmu
?)
Charges electricity in its horns and fires a beam of lightning.
Lightning Wall (雷の壁
Kaminari no Kabe
?)
Raises two walls of lightning that discharge electricity.
Groundshaker Shockwave (衝撃波
Shōgekiha
?)
Stomps on the ground, generating shock waves.
Thunder (サンダー
Sandā
?)
Fires lightning from a ball of light, or its mask.
Thunder Punch (サンダーパンチ
Sandā Panchi
?)
Unleashes two lightning-infused punches, then swings fists downward.
Punch Rush (パンチラッシュ
Panchi Rasshu
?)
Turns self invisible and approaches opponents, then punches them repeatedly.
Jafar (Genie) Thundaga (サンダガ
Sandaga
?)
Rains down lightning directly above Sora.
Xemnas (First Battle) Spark Wall (スパークウォール
Supāku Wōru
?)
Raises a wall that deflects frontal attacks.
Deals Thunder damage in Final Mix only.
Xemnas (Armored) Spark Wall (スパークウォール
Supāku Wōru
?)
Raises a wall that deflects frontal attacks.
Runemaster[KH II FM] Thunder (サンダー
Sandā
?)
Ten thunderbolts appear over the opponent and rain down on them sequentially.
Reckless[KH II FM] Electric Discharge (放電
Hōden
?)
Discharges electricity.
Larxene[KH II FM] Two-Body Rush Slash (2体突進斬り
2-tai Tosshin Kiri
?)
Larxene releases electricity, vanishes, and performs a rush together with a clone.
Only the Discharge deals Thunder damage.
Rumbling Thunder (鳴雷
Meirai
?)
Larxene either summons three thunderbolts directly above Sora, or she summons thunderbolts one after another towards Sora.
Furious Thunder (怒雷
Dorai
?)
Larxene summons thunder around herself. Used as a counterattack.
Thundercrack (雷轟
Raigou
?)
While dimming the light, Larxene moves to the center of the arena and releases electricity, before summoning lightning from her hands and slowly spinning around. Then she disappears, and 5 clones rush in from various directions.
Only the Discharge and the lightning deals Thunder damage.
Knife Attack (ナイフ攻撃
Naifu Kōgeki
?)
One clone disappears, and two attack in close succession. They either strike 1-3 times, jump and strike down while summoning lightning, or rush in and strike in an X-shape.
Only the lightning deals Thunder damage.
Raging Winds (疾風迅雷
Shippūjinrai
?, lit. "Lightning Speed")
While dimming the light, Larxene and her clone vanish. Then a group of five slashes at Sora in succession, then surround him before rushing in, and Larxene finishes with a dive from above followed by lighting.
Only the lightning deals Thunder damage.
Xemnas's Replica Data[KH II FM] Shot (ショット,
Shotto)
Arranges red lasers in the air and fires them.
Spark Bomb (スパークボム
Supāku Bomu
?)
Fires two light spheres that explode.
Spark Wall (スパークウォール
Supāku Wōru
?)
Raises a wall that deflects frontal attacks.
Multi Shot (全方位ショット
Zenhōi Shotto
?, lit. "Omnidirectional Shot")
Arranges countless red lasers around opponents and fires them.

Weakness and Resistance[edit]

Party members[edit]

Several pieces of armor provide Thunder Resistance when equipped.

Equipment Thunder Resistance Description
Thunder Trinket +20% Increases thunder resistance and slightly increases defense.
Thundara Trinket +20% Increases thunder resistance and increases defense.
Thundaga Trinket +20% Increases thunder resistance and greatly increases defense.
Thundagun Trinket +25% Highly increases thunder resistance and greatly increases defense.
Champion Belt +20% Increases fire, blizzard, and thunder resistance.
Abas Chain +20% Increases fire, blizzard, and thunder resistance and slightly increases defense.
Aegis Chain +20% Increases fire, blizzard, and thunder resistance and increases defense.
Acrisius +20% Increases fire, blizzard, and thunder resistance and greatly increases defense.
Acrisius+ +25% Highly increases fire, blizzard, and thunder resistance and greatly increases defense.
Cosmic Chain +30% Greatly increases fire, blizzard, and thunder resistance and greatly increases defense.
Petite Ribbon +10% Slightly increases all resistances and extremely increases defense.
Ribbon +20%[KH II]
+15%[KH II FM]
Increases all resistances and extremely increases defense.
Grand Ribbon[KH II FM] +25% Highly increases all resistances and extremely increases defense.
Shock Charm[KH II FM] +40% Extremely increases thunder resistance and defense.
Shock Charm +[KH II FM] +40% Extremely increases thunder resistance and defense, and also increases damage done by thunder-based attacks by 20%.

Enemies

In Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, the Organization XIII Replica Data has the same resistance as the regular battle or Absent Silhouette unless specified.
Resistance
Enemy Resistance
Emerald Blues x0.50
Crimson Jazz x0.50
Fiery Globe x0.50
Icy Cube x0.50
Shaman x0.50
Twilight Thorn x0.50
Shan-Yu x0.50
Thresholder & Possessor x0.50
Shadow Stalker x0.50
Dark Thorn x0.50
Cerberus x0.50
Hydra x0.50
Pete? x0.50
Pete x0.50
Captain Barbossa x0.75
Illuminator x0.50
Prison Keeper x0.50
Blizzard Lord and Volcanic Lord x0.50
Oogie Boogie x0.25
Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed x0.50
Scar x0.50
Hostile Program x0.50
Demyx x0.50
Mysterious Man x0.50
Xaldin x0.50
Grim Reaper x0.75
Hades x0.50
Jafar (Genie) x0.50
Lock, Shock, and Barrel x0.50
The Experiment x0.50
Groundshaker x0.50
Sark x0.50
MCP x0.50
Leon x0.50
Tifa x0.50
Hercules x0.50
Xigbar x0.25
Luxord x0.50
Saïx x0.50
Xemnas (First battle) x0.50
Energy Core x0.50
Spring Metal[KH II FM] x0.50
Necromancer[KH II FM] x0.50
Zexion[KH II FM] x0.50
Zexion's Book[KH II FM] x0.50
Vexen[KH II FM] x0.50
Lexaeus[KH II FM] x0.50
Marluxia[KH II FM] x0.50
Roxas[KH II FM] x0.25
Luxord's Replica Data[KH II FM] x0.15
Lingering Will[KH II FM] x0.50
Weakness
Enemy Weakness
Undead Pirate A x2.50
Undead Pirate B x2.50
Undead Pirate C x2.50
Clone Sora[KH II FM] x1.50
Immunity
Enemy Resistance
Silver Rock x0
Bookmaster x0
Lance Soldier x0
Bolt Tower x0
Gargoyle Knight x0
Gargoyle Warrior x0
Sorcerer x0
Storm Rider x0
Cloud x0
Yuffie x0
Sephiroth x0
Runemaster[KH II FM] x0
Lance Warrior[KH II FM] x0
Camo Cannon[KH II FM] x0
Reckless[KH II FM] x0
Larxene[KH II FM] x0
Xemnas's Replica Data[KH II FM] x0
Vexen's Shield[KH II FM] x0

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days[edit]

In Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, the Lightning element has two sides. Party members can use Lightning-type attacks to inflict Lightning-type damage, which enemies can resist. Enemies can use Lightning-type attacks to inflict the Jolt status effect, which party members can resist.

Attacks and abilities[edit]

Party members[edit]

Attack Type Description
Thunder Magic Magic that rains down a row of lightning bolts. Jolt enemies to set them up for additional damage.
Thundara Magic Magic that hits a broad area with many lightning bolts. Jolt enemies to set them up for additional damage.
Thundaga Magic Magic that strikes a foe directly with lightning. Jolt enemies to set them up for additional damage.

Enemies

Enemy Attack Jolt Chance Description
Yellow Opera Headbutt (頭突き
Zudzuki
?)
10% Charges at the enemy while emitting electricity from its head.
Thunder (サンダー
Sandā
?)
70% Summons a bolt of lightning that appears directly above the target after a delay.
Blitz Spear Stored Slash (タメ斬り
Tame Kiri
?)
100% Charges up energy, then stabs forward. Will be knocked over if the stab is blocked. Deals contact damage while charging.
Jump Attack (ジャンプ攻撃
Janpu Kōgeki
?)
100% Jumps up high in the air and then lands on top of the target, creating a shockwave and raining down lightning upon impact.
Invisible Angry Lightning Strike (怒りの落雷
Ikari no Rakurai
?)
100% Causes lightning to strike around itself after being stunned.
Orcus Angry Lightning Strike (怒りの落雷
Ikari no Rakurai
?)
100% Causes lightning to strike around itself after being stunned.
Infernal Engine Bow Attack (弓攻撃
Yumi Kōgeki
?)
20% The Infernal Engine's Archer shoots an arrow, creating a homing marker over the target where the arrow then lands shortly after.

Weakness and Resistance[edit]

Party members[edit]

Unlike in other games, Lightning Resistance does not reduce the damage from Lightning-type attacks, but lowers the chance of being Jolted. Larxene has an innate resistance to Lightning, while some Ring Panels provide Lightning Resistance when equipped.

Character Lightning Resistance
LV 1-9 LV 10-19 LV 20-29 LV 30-39 LV 40-49 LV 50-59 LV 60-69 LV 70-79 LV 80-89 LV 90+
Larxene 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%
Equipment Lightning Resistance Description
Thunder Charm +30%
Full Circle +20%
Might Crown +10%
Master's Circle +100%
Stolen Thunder +100%

Enemies

Resistance
Enemy Resistance
Shadow x0.60
Scarlet Tango x0.90
Sapphire Elegy x0.86
Pink Concerto x0.40
Emerald Serenade x0.28
Poison Plant x0.33
Storm Bomb x0.80
Detonator x0.70
Bulky Vendor x0.60
Rare Vendor x0.60
Guardian x0.60
Destroyer x0.68
Deserter x0.60
Sergeant x0.56
Commander x0.25
Large Armor x0.52
Clay Armor x0.90
Solid Armor x0.58
Land Armor x0.20
Morning Star x0.43
Spiked Crawler x0.32
Icy Cube x0.65
Switch Launcher x0.90
Jumbo Cannon x0.86
Carrier Ghost x0.25
Living Pod x0.45
Dual Blade x0.52
Snapper Dog x0.83
Bully Dog x0.68
Cymbal Monkey x0.72
Tricky Monkey x0.75
Shadow Glob x0.90
Neoshadow x0.60
Novashadow x0.53
Tailbunker x0.45
Wavecrest x0.68
Phantomtail x0.43
Windstorm x0.51
Dustflier x0.03
Lurk Lizard x0.40
Guard Armor x0.33
Powered Armor x0.28
Aerial Master x0.51
Artful Flyer x0.60
Sky Grappler x0.45
Dusk x0.60
Samurai x0.41
Darkside x0.25
Dark Follower x0.28
Pete x0.31
Lock, Shock, and Barrel x0.30
Antlion x0.23
Infernal Engine x0.16
Crimson Prankster x0.20
Veil Lizard x0.50
Xigbar x0.59
Saïx x0.24
Xion (First form) x0.15
Xion (Second form) x0.15
Xion (Third form) x0.13
Xion (Final form) x0.05
Riku x0.14
Weakness
Enemy Weakness
Gigas Shadow x1.20
Striped Aria x3.00
Turquoise March x1.80
Dire Plant x1.20
Possessor x1.20
Massive Possessor x1.80
Watcher x1.80
Minute Bomb x1.10
Skater Bomb x1.50
Soldier x1.80
Loudmouth x1.70
Flare Note x1.40
Bubble Beat x2.40
Barrier Master x2.28
Bad Dog x1.50
Air Battler x1.80
Li'l Cannon x4.20
Ice Cannon x1.05
Hover Ghost x1.80
Tentaclaw x1.10
Immunity
Enemy Resistance
Yellow Opera Absorbs
Ice Plant x0
Snowy Crystal x0
Scorching Sphere x0
Zip Slasher x0
Heat Saber x0
Chill Ripper x0
Blitz Spear Absorbs
Stalwart Blade Absorbs
Invisible Absorbs
Orcus Absorbs
Avalanche x0
Leechgrave x0
Ruler of the Sky x0

Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep[edit]

Attacks and abilities[edit]

Party members[edit]

The Thunder Boost ability raises the damage dealt with Thunder attacks by 10% for each Thunder Boost installed, up to a maximum of 3.

Attack Type Description
Ramuh's Judgment Finish Command Four hit combo that deals Thunder-type damage. Can add up to two hits by tapping buttons when prompted.
Thunder Surge Attack Command Cloak yourself in electricity and rush the enemy, stunning foes on contact.
Thunder Magic Command Strike surrounding enemies from above with lightning that shocks other nearby foes if it connects.
Thundara Magic Command Strike surrounding enemies from above with stronger lightning that shocks other nearby foes if it connects.
Thundaga Magic Command Strike surrounding enemies from above with even stronger lightning that shocks other nearby foes if it connects.
Thundaga Shot Magic Command Blast enemies head-on with a bolt of lightning that shocks other nearby foes if it connects.
Voltage Stack Friendship Command Team up with friends and jolt enemies with electricity. Line up your markers with the analog stick to trigger an explosion.
Thunder Roll Movement Command Cloak yourself in electricity and quickly roll out of harm's way. Enemies take damage on contact.
Thunderstorm Shotlock Launch a single salvo of electric blasts. Even one blast by itself packs a significant punch.
Thunderbolt: Surge
Thunderbolt: Thunderbolt
Command Style A swift Command Style that unleashes powerful lightning upon attacks.

Enemies

Enemy Attack Description
Triple Wrecker Thundaga (サンダガ
Sandaga
?)
The yellow head casts Thundaga.
Yellow Mustard Thunder (サンダー
Sandā
?)
Casts Thunder on the player.
Lightning Speed (電光石火
Denkōsekka
?)
Rams players with its electrified body.
Bolt Charge (ボルトチャージ
Boruto Chāji
?)
Maleficent Thunder (サンダー
Sandā
?)
Shoots lightning from her staff.
Thundaga (サンダガ
Sandaga
?)
Summons multiple lightingbolts.
Experiment 221 Lightning Speed (電光石火
Denkōsekka
?)
Discharge (放電
Hōden
?)
Metamorphosis Thundaga Shower (サンダガシャワー
Sandaga Shawā
?)
Flies around shooting lightning from its arms.
Master Xehanort Thundaga (サンダガ
Sandaga
?)
Summons powerful lightning around the opponent.

Weakness and Resistance[edit]

Party members[edit]

The Thunder Screen ability lowers the damage taken from Thunder attacks by 20% for each Thunder Screen installed, up to a maximum of 2.

Enemies

Resistance
Enemy Resistance
Blue Sea Salt x0.75
Red Hot Chili x0.75
Vile Phial x0.75
Triple Wrecker (Yellow) x0.75
Wild Bruiser x0.75
Yellow Mustard x0.50
Mandrake x0.75
Glidewinder (Yellow) x0.75
Blobmob x0.75
Symphony Master's Drum x0.50
Hades x0.75
Ice Colossus x0.75
Vanitas Remnant x0.25
Weakness
Enemy Weakness
Sonic Blaster x1.25
Glidewinder (Blue) x1.50
Mad Treant x1.50

Kingdom Hearts Re:coded[edit]

Attacks and abilities[edit]

Party members[edit]

The amount of damage dealt with Thunder-type attacks can be increased by installing Thunder chips.

Attack Type Description
Thunder Edge Attack Command Wrap your Keyblade in lightning, then bash foes with a powerful jumping attack.
Spark Dash Attack Command Wrap yourself in lightning, then hit faraway enemies with a sliding attack.
Thunder Blast Attack Command Wrap yourself in lightning, then punish surrounding foes with a spinning attack.
Thunder Buster Attack Command Wrap your Keyblade in lightning, then lay into enemies with a powerful charging attack.
Thunder Slam Attack Command Wrap your Keyblade in lightning, then smack foes over the head.
Spark Dive Attack Command Wrap yourself in lightning, then dive at enemies with the Keyblade.
Thunder Raid Attack Command Wrap your Keyblade in lightning, then hurl it toward enemies.
Spark Sweep Attack Command Wrap yourself in lightning, then crack down on surrounding foes with a jumping spin attack.
Spark Storm Attack Command Wrap yourself in lightning, then deal multiple hits with a somersault attack.
Thunder Magic Command Hit the surrounding area with multiple lightning bolts.
Thundara Magic Command Hit the surrounding area with multiple lightning bolts.
Thundaga Magic Command Hit the surrounding area with multiple lightning bolts.
Thunder Tracer Magic Command Unleash a wave of lightning bolts that swiftly home in on enemies and deal continual damage.
Pulse Tracer Magic Command Unleash a wave of lightning bolts that slowly home in on enemies and deal continual damage.
Exo Spark Magic Command Discharge a torrent of electricity that deals continual damage to surrounding foes.
D-Thundara Finish Command Use the D-Pad to take aim, then press A to drop lightning on foes. Hold A to intensify the lightning.
D-Thundaga Finish Command Use the D-Pad to quickly take aim, then press A to drop lightning on foes. Hold A to intensify the lightning.
Thunder Rain Overlay Command
Thunder Spear Overlay Command
Zeus's Spear Compiled Command

Enemies

Enemy Attack Description
Yellow Opera Thunder (サンダー
Sandā
?)
Wizard Random Thundara (ランダムサンダラ
Randamu Sandara
?)
Jafar Thunder (サンダー
Sandā
?)
Only used during the second fight. Jafar gathers electricity at the top of his staff, then after 1 second, summons 2-4 lightning bolts at the opponent's location.
Pete D-Thundaga (Dサンダガ
D Sandaga
?)

Weakness and Resistance[edit]

Party members[edit]

Thunder-type damage can be reduced by installing Thunder Resistance chips.

Enemies

Resistance
Enemy Resistance
Wizard x0.60
Angel Star x0.80
Eliminator x0.50
Cloud x0.50
Cerberus x0.50
Rock Titan x0.50
Ice Titan x0.50
Jafar (Genie) x0.20
Pete x0.60[9]
Data-Riku x0.60[10]
Sora's Heartless (Neo Darkside) x0.60
Sora's Heartless x0.50[11]
Data-Roxas x0.60[12]
x0.20[13]
Weakness
Enemy Weakness
Green Requiem x1.40
Wyvern x1.20
Invisible x1.20
Pete x1.20[14]
Immunity
Enemy Resistance
Yellow Opera x0.00
Hades x0.00
Behemoth x0.00

Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance[edit]

Attacks and abilities[edit]

Party members[edit]

The Thunder Boost ability raises the damage dealt with Thunder attacks by 10% for each Thunder Boost installed, up to a maximum of 3.

Attack Type Description
Thunder Dash Attack Command Shroud yourself in electricity and punish faraway enemies with a charging attack.
Thunder Magic Command Strike nearby enemies with lightning. The lightning will jump to other nearby foes if it connects.
Thundara Magic Command Strike a larger radius of enemies with lightning. The lightning will jump to other nearby foes if it connects.
Thundaga Magic Command Strike enemies in a wide radius with lightning. The lightning will jump to other nearby foes if it connects.
Triple Plasma Magic Command Launch three bolts of electricity toward enemies.
Whirling Bronco (Cyber Yog, rapid spin only) Link Attack Crash into enemies astride your Spirit. Use Circle Pad to steer and A to add a spin attack.
Decussation (Lord Kyroo, shock wave only) Link Attack Sync up with your Spirit to unleash a series of fast and powerful strikes. Press A to perform each strike.
Equestrian Raid (Electricorn, rush only) Link Attack Hitch a ride on your Spirit and charge your enemies. Use Circle Pad to steer and A to add a glide attack.
Thunderstorm Link Style Imbue your Keyblade with lightning and punish foes with a flurry of attacks.

Dream Eaters

Both Spirit and Nightmare Dream Eaters can use these attacks. For Spirits, it may depend on their current disposition.
Dream Eater Attack Type Description
Thunderaffe Refract Beam (リフレク光線
Rifureku Kōsen
?, lit. "Reflect Ray")
Magic Command Shoots a beam of light.
Thunder (サンダー
Sandā
?)
Magic Command
Thundara (サンダラ
Sandara
?)
Thundaga (サンダガ
Sandaga
?)
Thundaga (サンダガ
Sandaga
?)
Evolved Command Summons a thunderbolt.
Electricorn Lightning Charge (雷チャージ
Kaminari Chāji
?)
Attack Command
Horn Rush (ツノ突き突進
Tsuno Tsuki Tosshin
?, lit. "Horn Thrust Rush")
Attack Command
Ikazuchi Prime (イカズチ
Ikazuchi
?, lit. "Lightning")
Magic Command
Thunder (サンダー
Sandā
?)
Magic Command
Thundara (サンダラ
Sandara
?)
Thundaga (サンダガ
Sandaga
?)
Thundaga (サンダガ
Sandaga
?)
Evolved Command Summons a thunderbolt.
Jestabocky Thundaga (サンダガ
Sandaga
?)
Evolved Command Summons a thunderbolt.
Lord Kyroo Ribbit Combo (ケロコンボ
Kero Konbo
?)
Attack Command Slashes downward, sideward, then thrusts multiple times.
Ribbit Blade (ケロブレイド
Kero Bureido
?)
Attack Command Slashes downward.
Ribbit Strike (ケロアタック
Kero Atakku
?, lit. "Ribbit Attack")
Attack Command Slashes sideward.
Ribbit Spike (ケロニードル
Kero Nīdoru
?, lit. "Ribbit Needle")
Attack Command Thrusts multiple times.
Ribbit Tornado (ケロトルネド
Kero Torunedo
?)
Attack Command Rushes at the enemy while spinning.
Ribbit Assault (ケロアサルト
Kero Asaruto
?)
Attack Command Jumps up and slowly descends before diving down on the enemy.
Electrosphere (エレキボール
Ereki Bōru
?, lit. "Electric Ball")
Magic Command Fires three orbs of lightning.
Thunder (サンダー
Sandā
?)
Magic Command
Thundara (サンダラ
Sandara
?)
Thundaga (サンダガ
Sandaga
?)
Thundaga (サンダガ
Sandaga
?)
Evolved Command Summons a thunderbolt.
Peepsta Hoo Thunder (サンダー
Sandā
?)
Magic Command
Thundara (サンダラ
Sandara
?)
Thundaga (サンダガ
Sandaga
?)
Kab Kannon Magic Shot (魔法ショット
Mahō Shotto
?)
(Thunder Shot only)
Magic Command Randomly uses Fire Shot, Blizzard Shot, or Thunder Shot.
Thunder Shot (雷のショット
Kaminari no Shotto
?)
Magic Command
KO Kabuto Magic Shot (魔法ショット
Mahō Shotto
?)
(Thunder Shot only)
Magic Command Randomly uses Fire Shot, Blizzard Shot, or Thunder Shot.
Thunder Shot (雷のショット
Kaminari no Shotto
?)
Magic Command
Necho Cat Musical Bolt (音サンダー
Oto Sandā
?, lit. "Sound Thunder")
Magic Command Either shoots one orb that chases the enemy, shoot four spinning orbs, or shoot eight orbs that fly straight ahead.
Thundaga (サンダガ
Sandaga
?)
Evolved Command Summons a thunderbolt.
Staggerceps Magic Shot (魔法ショット
Mahō Shotto
?)
(Thunder Shot only)
Magic Command Randomly uses Fire Shot, Blizzard Shot, or Thunder Shot.
Thunder Shot (雷のショット
Kaminari no Shotto
?)
Magic Command
Frootz Cat Musical Bolt (音サンダー
Oto Sandā
?, lit. "Sound Thunder")
Magic Command Either shoots one orb that chases the enemy, shoot four spinning orbs, or shoot eight orbs that fly straight ahead.
Majik Lapin Thunder (サンダー
Sandā
?)
Magic Command
Thundara (サンダラ
Sandara
?)
Thundaga (サンダガ
Sandaga
?)
Cyber Yog Yoggy Flurry (ヤギラッシュ
Yagi Rasshu
?, lit. "Yoggy Rush")
Attack Command
Yoggy Hook (ヤギフック
Yagi Fukku
?)
Attack Command
Yoggy Slice (ヤギスライス
Yagi Suraisu
?)
Attack Command
Hindquarter Kick (俊足アッパー
Shunsoku Appā
?, lit. "Swift Upper")
Attack Command Jumps over enemy and kicks with its back legs.
Laser Blast (レーザー攻撃
Rēzā Kōgeki
?, lit. "Laser Attack")
Magic Command Randomly uses Yoggy Laser, Yoggy Eraser, or Yoggy Beam.
Yoggy Laser (ヤギレーザー
Yagi Rēzā
?)
Magic Command
Yoggy Eraser (ヤギゲイザー
Yagi Geizā
?, lit. "Yoggy Gazer")
Magic Command
Yoggy Beam (ヤギビーム
Yagi Bīmu
?)
Magic Command
Yoggy Strike (ヤギアタック
Yagi Atakku
?, lit. "Yoggy Attack")
Magic Command
Thundaga (サンダガ
Sandaga
?)
Evolved Command Summons a thunderbolt.

Enemies

Enemy Attack Description
Ursula Thunder (サンダー
Sandā
?)
Summons lightning strikes in 3 places, one of which is Sora's location.
Commantis Disc Slicer (ディスクスライサー
Disuku Suraisā
?)
Used when legs are vertical. Releases discs from both sickles that fly in a curve.
Disc Splash (ディスクスプラッシュ
Disuku Supurasshu
?)
Used when legs are vertical. Releases 4 discs from the back of its legs that fly in a curve.
Wheel Attack (ホイールアタック
Hoīru Atakku
?)
Used when legs are vertical. Moves to the outer perimeter, and circles around at high speed, attacking with the ribbon it generates.
Disc Shot (ディスクショット
Disuku Shotto
?)
Used when legs are horizontal. Releases many discs that fly along the ground.
Puppet Broom Thunder (サンダー
Sandā
?)
Julius Electrification Enhancement (帯電強化
Taiden Kyōka
?)

Weakness and Resistance[edit]

Party members[edit]

The Thunder Screen ability lowers the damage taken from Thunder attacks by 10% for each Thunder Screen installed, up to a maximum of 5.

Dream Eaters

Both Spirit and Nightmare Dream Eaters have an innate resistance or weakness to Thunder. For Spirits, their Thunder Resistance can be increased by adding the following Commands when creating a Spirit:
Command Bonus
Thunder Dash Strength +2, Thunder Resistance +20
Thunder Magic +1, Thunder Resistance +10
Thundara Magic +2, Thunder Resistance +15
Thundaga Magic +3, Thunder Resistance +20
Triple Plasma Magic +4, Thunder Resistance +30
Resistance
Enemy Resistance
Komory Bat x0.90
Hebby Repp x0.90
Toximander x0.90
Necho Cat x0.85
Wheeflower x0.80
Lord Kyroo x0.50
Woeflower x0.30
Peepsta Hoo x0.95
Cyber Yog x0.60
Jestabocky x0.45
Thunderaffe x0.55
Tatsu Blaze x0.95
Me Me Bunny x0.90
Ducky Goose x0.95
Ghostabocky x0.90
Electricorn x0.55
Majik Lapin x0.90
Drak Quack x0.90
Frootz Cat x0.85
Kab Kannon x0.90
R & R Seal x0.90
Ursa Circus x0.95
Catanuki[KH DDD HD] x0.60
Weakness
Enemy Weakness
Meow Wow x1.05
Tama Sheep x1.20
Yoggy Ram x1.15
Kooma Panda x1.05
Zolephant x1.60
Drill Sye x1.10
Escarglow x1.10
KO Kabuto x1.10
Sir Kyroo x1.45
Fin Fatale x1.50
Tatsu Steed x1.40
Iceguin Ace x1.10
Juggle Pup x1.10
Staggerceps x1.10
Chef Kyroo x1.10
Cera Terror x1.05
Tyranto Rex x1.10
Aura Lion x1.15
Pegaslick x1.10
Ryu Dragon x1.10
Keeba Tiger x1.15
Meowjesty x1.05
Sudo Neku x1.10
Beatalike[KH DDD HD] x1.10
Tubguin Ace[KH DDD HD] x1.50

Enemies

Resistance
Enemy Resistance
Commantis x0.40
Char Clawbster x0.80
Spellican x0.80
Ansem, Seeker of Darkness (Second Form) x0.80
Young Xehanort x0.80
Julius x0.30
Weakness
Enemy Weakness
Ursula's Tentacles x1.50
Chill Clawbster x1.30

Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage-[edit]

Attacks and abilities[edit]

Party members[edit]

Attack Type Description
Thundaga Magic
Thundaja Grand Magic

Kingdom Hearts III[edit]

Attacks and abilities[edit]

Party members[edit]

The Thunder Boost ability raises the damage dealt with Thunder attacks by 20% for each Thunder Boost installed.

Attack Type Description
Lea: Attack (Combo) Attack
Unison Thunder Action Ability Team up with Donald and strike the enemy with lightning. (Combo finisher: near Donald)
Lightning Circle Action Ability Raise your shield and strike the area with lightning. (Combo finisher)
Wrathful Fist Action Ability After charging your shield with Shield Charge, select Attack to hammer your foes with a giant fist and send them flying.
Wrathful Flurry Action Ability After fully charging your shield with Shield Charge, select Attack to hammer foes repeatedly with a giant fist and send them flying.
Donald Thunder Action Ability Strike the enemy with lightning. MP Cost: 15
Thunder Magic Strike targets with lightning, electrifying foes and making them harmful to other enemies.
Costs 14 MP.
Thundara Magic Strike a narrow radius with lightning, electrifying foes and making them harmful to other enemies.
Costs 20 MP.
Thundaga Magic Strike a wide radius with lightning, electrifying foes and making them harmful to other enemies.
Costs 28 MP.
Sea-Thunder Magic
Thundaza Grand Magic
Counter Shield: Keyblade Transformation Attack
Counter Shield: Shield Horizontal Rush
Counter Shield: Shield Forward Throw
Counter Shield: Finish
Formchange
Heroic Swing: Finish (Electric Shock only) Team Attack
Plasma Encounter: Plasma Link
Plasma Encounter: Finish
Link Summon

Enemies

Enemy Attack Description
Gold Beat Thunder Shot (サンダーショット
Sandā Shotto
?)
Scatters many lightning orbs forward; if one hits the ground or a wall, it discharges electricity and vanishes. The orbs attack has a 100% chance to inflict the Electrify status effect for 10 seconds.
Thunder Whip (サンダーウィップ
Sandā Wippu
?)
Transforms its sigil into two whips and swings them.
Sea Sprite Shocking Rush (ビリビリ突進
Biribiri Tosshin
?)
Illuminates its whole body and rams opponents. Has a 100% chance to Electrify the target for 10 seconds. Only used while yellow.
Ninja Combo Kunai (連撃クナイ
Rengeki Kunai
?)
[15]
Throws seven kunai in succession.
Reverse Thunder (リバースサンダー
Ribāsu Sandā
?)
Floats in the air and discharges electricity around itself.
Supreme Smasher Plasma (プラズマ
Purazuma
?)
Unleashes five lightning bolts above its head as it chases its opponents forward.
King of Toys Electromagnetic Gun (電磁砲
Denji-hō
?)
Gathers energy for just under 3 seconds, then fires an electric projectile that generates a forward-moving shockwave when it hits the ground. Used when under 90% HP.
Shock Barrier (ショックバリア
Shokku Baria
?)
Electrifies its head antenna, then discharges electricity around itself immediately afterward. Used when under 90% HP.
Electromagnetic Tornado (電磁竜巻
Denji Tatsumaki
?)
Moves around at high speed while within an electrified tornado (charging into opponents up to four times in the process), then moves like a whirlpool toward the centre of the room. Used when under 50% HP.
Lightning Angler Thundaga (サンダガ
Sandaga
?)
Light gathers at an opponent's position and electricity strikes it; repeated 2–4 times.
Catastrochorus Thunderbolt (落雷
Rakurai
?)
Repeatedly rains down lightning directly overhead on an opponent. Has a 100% chance of inflicting the Electrify status effect for 10 seconds.
Tail Slamming (シッポたたきつけ
Shippo Tatakitsuke
?)
Strikes the ground with its tail, discharging electricity around the impact point.
Lich Thunder Disc (サンダーディスク
Sandā Disuku
?)
Shoots six discs of lightning that fly around and spin sideways. Has a 100% chance to inflict the Electrify status effect for 10 seconds. Can be blocked from behind. Used in Toy Box and San Fransokyo.
Larxene Thunder (天雷
Tenrai
?)
[16]
Larxene jumps forward and slams her arm down, summoning lightning around her.
Thunderclap (迅雷
Jinrai
?)
[17]
Larxene moves forward while swinging her knives 4 times, then jumps back. If the fourth attack hits or is blocked, she'll jump in the air and throw 8 knives to the ground, which discharge electricity.
Thunder Lion (雷獅子
Raishishi
?)
[16]
Larxene charges herself with electricity before turning into a lightning ball and zigzag, then turning back to normal and strike twice. After attacking 4-5 times, she'll zigzag once more and summon lightning around her.
Xemnas Shot (ショット
Shotto
?)
[18]
Flies around and arranges light projectiles in a circle; once Xemnas finishes this and warps away, each projectile fires one-by-one. Can be blocked from behind.
Replica Xehanort Surging Lightning Strike (波状雷撃
Hajō Raigeki
?)
The sky darkens and lightning begins falling over the area, upon which the Replica Xehanorts coat themselves in lightning and launch a series of rush attacks at the target before surrounding the target and attacking all at once. Can be blocked from behind.
Master Xehanort Call Calamity (コール・カラミティ
Kōru Karamiti
?)
[19]
Releases cold air from the thrown χ-blade, then smashes three fireballs together, and finally looses three lightning strikes on them. The cold air attack has a 100% chance to freeze the target for 3 seconds.

Weakness and Resistance[edit]

Party members[edit]

Several pieces of armor provide Thunder Resistance when equipped. Equipping the Thunder Syphon ability allows the user to recover MP when taking Thunder-type damage.

Equipment Thunder Resistance Description
Buster Band+ +10% Grants a huge boost in Defense and a slight boost in all resistances except Dark Resistance.
Cosmic Belt+ +10% Grants an incredible boost in Defense and a slight boost in all resistances.
Thunder Trinket +20% Grants a small boost in Defense and Thunder Resistance.
Thundara Trinket +25% Grants a moderate boost in Defense and Thunder Resistance.
Thundaga Trinket +30% Grants a large boost in Defense and Thunder Resistance.
Thundaza Trinket +35% Grants a huge boost in Defense and Thunder Resistance.
Thunder Chain +50% Grants a slight boost in Defense and an incredible boost in Thunder Resistance.
Abas Chain +15% Grants a slight boost in Defense and a small boost in all resistances except Dark Resistance.
Aegis Chain +15% Grants a small boost in Defense and all resistances except Dark Resistance.
Acrisius +20% Grants a moderate boost in Defense and a small boost in all resistances except Dark Resistance.
Acrisius+ +20% Grants a large boost in Defense and a small boost in all resistances except Dark Resistance.
Cosmic Chain +20% Grants a huge boost in Defense and a small boost in all resistances except Dark Resistance.
Petite Ribbon +20% Grants a small boost in Defense and all resistances.
Ribbon +30% Grants a moderate boost in Defense and a large boost in all resistances.
Royal Ribbon +40% Grants a large boost in Defense and a huge boost in all resistances.
Insulator Rosette +20% Grants a small boost in Defense and Thunder Resistance, and a slight boost in Dark Resistance.
Hero's Belt +20% Grants a moderate boost in Defense and a small boost in Thunder, Water, and Aero Resistances.

Enemies

Resistance
Enemy Resistance
Neoshadow x0.70
Water Core x0.50
Malachite Bolero x0.70
Pogo Shovel x0.70
Chaos Carriage x0.80
Sea Sprite (Red) x0.70
Ninja x0.50
Berserker x0.70
Gigas: Power Class x0.75
Gigas: Speed Class x0.75
Gigas: Gunner Class x0.75
Ice Titan x0.70
Lava Titan x0.70
Demon Tower (Red eyes) x0.20
Angelic Amber x0.70
King of Toys x0.50
Grim Guardianess x0.70
Lump of Horror (Normal form) x0.20
Marshmallow x0.70
Sköll x0.70
Lightning Angler x0.50
Davy Jones x0.70
Darkubes x0.70
Lich (Toy Box/San Fransokyo) x0.50
Xigbar x0.70
Luxord (Normal) x0.05
Marluxia x0.50
Xion x0.70
Saïx x0.70
Ansem, Seeker of Darkness x0.50
Young Xehanort x0.80
Replica Xehanort x0.20
Master Xehanort x0.70
Dark Inferno x0.70
Weakness
Enemy Weakness
Marine Rumba x1.50
Pole Cannon x1.50
Sea Sprite (Blue) x2.00
Spear Lizard x1.50
Tireblade x1.50
Gambler x1.50
Luxord (Staggered) x1.50
Immunity
Enemy Resistance
Gold Beat x0
Sea Sprite (Yellow) x0
Sorcerer x0
Catastrochorus's tail x0
Larxene x0
Xemnas x0

Kingdom Hearts Dark Road[edit]

Attacks and abilities[edit]

Party members[edit]

Three accessories raise the damage dealt with Lightning-based attacks.

Equipment Physical Aid Magical Aid Description
Thunder Belt +5 +5 Slightly increases Strength and Magic when unleashing a lightning-element attack.
Thundara Belt +8 +8 Slightly increases Strength and Magic when unleashing a lightning-element attack.
Thundaga Belt +10 +10 Slightly increases Strength and Magic when unleashing a lightning-element attack.
Attack Type Card Description
Thunder Magic Yellow Opera
Donald #2
A lightning-elemental magic attack.
Glacial Arrows Thunder Physical Terra A powerful lightning-element physical attack.
Thundaga Magic Xion
Key Art #5
A powerful fire-element magic attack.
Savage Knives Physical Larxene A powerful lightning-element physical attack.

Weakness and Resistance[edit]

Party members[edit]

Despite a Lightning Resistance stat being visible on the Accessories screen, there is no way to raise Lightning Resistance.

Enemies

Resistance
Enemy
Yellow Opera
Wizard
High Wizard
Sparkler
Blitz Spear
Darkball
Gigas Shadow
Icy Beast
Ogre
Margoyle
Pumpkin Soldier
Swaying Spook
Furious Reaper
Shiva
Driller Mole
Search Ghost
Earth Gargoyle
Weakness
Enemy
Fat Bandit
Large Body
Air Soldier
Armored Knight
Large Armor
Armored Archer
Red Bandit
Chomper Egg
Morning Star
Eggcognito
Lance Soldier
Aeroplane
Paralysis Archer
Chill Ripper
Defender
Polliwog
Tornado Step
Eliminator
Jack O' Lantern
Nosy Mole
Bad Dog
Immunity
Enemy
Apricot Opera

Origin[edit]

Lightning, also known as Thunder and Electric, is a recurring element in the Final Fantasy series. It is one of the earliest elements introduced, and forms a trifecta with the elements of Fire and Ice. Mechanical and aquatic enemies are typically weak to this element. It is usually the opposing element of Water, but occasionally it can be the opposing element of Poison and Ice.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z Original Japanese version only.
  2. ^ a b c d x0.50 in the original Japanese version.
  3. ^ x1.00 for the platform.
  4. ^ The Queen of Hearts falls down but takes no damage.
  5. ^ Deals 2 damage while under the effect of Stop.
  6. ^ Only the thunder deals Lightning damage.
  7. ^ Japanese and HD versions.
  8. ^ English PS2 version.
  9. ^ During the first battle at Hollow Bastion.
  10. ^ When fought in the Avatar Sector.
  11. ^ Second and third fight only.
  12. ^ When fought in Castle Oblivion
  13. ^ When fought in the Hollow Bastion System Sector.
  14. ^ x0.60 during the first fight at Hollow Bastion.
  15. ^ Only the thrown kunai deal Thunder damage.
  16. ^ a b Only the lightning deals Thunder damage.
  17. ^ Only the discharge deals Thunder damage.
  18. ^ Except during Annihilation.
  19. ^ Only the thunderbolt deals Thunder damage.