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Wattson's Manectric

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Wattson's Manectric
テッセンのライボルト Tessen's Livolt
Poké Ball
Wattson Manectric.png
Wattson's Manectric
Debuts in Watt's with Wattson?
Caught at New Mauville
Evolves in Manectric Charge
Gender Male*
Ability Lightningrod*
Current location With Wattson
Electrike Manectric
This Pokémon spent 19 episodes as Electrike.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Electrike Katsuyuki Konishi Darren Dunstan
As Manectric Katsuyuki Konishi Darren Dunstan

Wattson's Manectric (Japanese: テッセンのライボルト Tessen's Livolt) is Wattson's main Pokémon in all media he has appeared in; that is, in the games, anime, and the manga.

In the anime

History

As an Electrike

Manectric first appeared as an Electrike in Watt's with Wattson?. Wattson become depressed after he lost to Ash when his Pikachu knocked out all three of his Pokémon. An Electrike goes up to him which cheered him up. With Electrike around, Wattson forgot about the loss completely and fed the Electric-type some Pokémon food.

Wattson continued to play with the Electrike and when Electrike was about to perform its Thunder Wave attack, Team Rocket interfere with their Vacuum car. Wattson runs up to them and asks them what they are doing with the mecha. They respond by sucking up the Pokémon in the Power Plant including Electrike and Ash's Pikachu. With Team Rocket distracted by the robot Raikou Wattson uses at his Gym, this gave Electrike the chance to break out of the cage with Pikachu's assistance. Electrike managed to do so with its Bite attack and reunites with Wattson. It battles with Jessie's Dustox and defeats it after it gave Pikachu problems. After Team Rocket get blasted off, Electrike decides that it wants to stay with Wattson and Wattson adds it to the team. Wattson than says his goodbyes to Ash and his friends, promising to battle him in the future.

Wattson and his Manectric

Electrike returns in Manectric Charge. When Ash and the others were at Mauville City again, Team Rocket tried to steal all of their Pokémon. However, Wattson and Watt arrived to stop Team Rocket in their tracks once again. Electrike tries to use Thunder Wave on their balloon but the attack had very little effect. When Watt's Ampharos freed the Pokémon with Iron Tail. Electrike finishes the trio off along with Pikachu's Thunderbolt. After the battle, Electrike starts to evolve into Manectric. Wattson was very happy to see his Electrike evolve.

Ash decided to challenge Wattson and his Manectric to a training match with his newly caught Torkoal which Wattson gladly accepted. Later in the Gym, Wattson sends it out to battle Torkoal. Torkoal started things off with Overheat which fazed Manectric a bit. When Torkoal used the move again, Manectric took very little damage this time due to Overheat's effect of getting weaker. Torkoal switched to Flamethrower which made contact with Manectric but it shook off the attack. Manectric then starts to use a combination of Charge and Thunder Wave while Torkoal countered with Overheat. Due to Overheat's effect, Thunder Wave gets through and hits Torkoal, which made Manectric emerge victorious.

Personality and characteristics

Before Manectric, as an Electrike, met Wattson in New Mauville, Wattson was feeling depressed after his loss. However, Electrike going up to Wattson caused him to be happy. They became fast friends despite their first encounter. Electrike was willing to do well in performing its Thunder Wave technique. It kept trying but Wattson did not let it give up. Since Electrike was interested in Wattson, he allowed it to stay. After Electrike evolved into Manectric, both of them gave each other a hug, showing affection for each other. During Ash's rematch, Manectric's Thunder Wave was very successful as it knocked out Torkoal.

Moves used

Wattson Manectric Charge.png
Using Charge
Move First Used In
Thunder Wave Watt's with Wattson?
Bite Watt's with Wattson?
Tackle Manectric Charge
Charge Manectric Charge
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the games

Manectric is Wattson's main Pokémon in Pokémon Emerald, though he does not appear at all in Ruby and Sapphire. Along with Manectric, Wattson commands an Electrike in the Gym battle against him, though it does not appear in rematches. Manectric later appears in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 in both tournaments in which Wattson is featured.

Pokémon Emerald

Gym battle

Spr 3e 309.png
Type:
Electric Unknown
Ability:
Static
Held item:
None
Electrike Lv.20
Quick Attack
Normal
Leer
Normal
Howl
Normal
Shock Wave
Electric
Spr 3e 310.png
Type:
Electric Unknown
Ability:
Static
Held item:
Bag Sitrus Berry Sprite.png Sitrus Berry
Manectric Lv.24
Quick Attack
Normal
Thunder Wave
Electric
Howl
Normal
Shock Wave
Electric

Rematches

Throughout all rematches, Manectric's moveset and held item remains the same. In the first rematch, he is level 40, with his level increasing by five until the fourth rematch, after which he remains level 55.

Spr 3e 310.png
Type:
Electric Unknown
Ability:
Static
Held item:
Bag Sitrus Berry Sprite.png Sitrus Berry
Manectric Lv.55*
Bite
Dark
Thunder Wave
Electric
Thunder
Electric
Protect
Normal

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Hoenn Leaders tournament

Spr 5b 310.png
Type:
  Electric  
Ability:
Static or Lightningrod
Held item:
Bag Petaya Berry Sprite.png Petaya Berry
Manectric/ Lv.50
Thunderbolt
Electric Special
Charge
Electric Status
Flamethrower
Fire Special
Signal Beam
Bug Special

Type Expert/World Leaders tournament

Spr 5b 310.png
Type:
  Electric  
Ability:
Static or Lightningrod
Held item:
Bag Life Orb Sprite.png Life Orb
Manectric/ Lv.50
Double Team
Normal Status
Thunder Wave
Electric Status
Thunderbolt
Electric Special
Flamethrower
Fire Special

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Wattson's Manectric in Pokémon Adventures

Wattson's Manectric first appears as an Electrike in VS. Electrike I. Since many challengers wanted to challenge him, he sent out Electrike along with two Magnemite. Electrike easily defeated them with the help of both Magnemite.

As an Electrike

Later, Electrike falls down a hole which lead to New Mauville along with his Trainer, Sapphire and the Trick Master after getting chased by a Donphan. As Wattson was trapped in the power generator, Electrike was his only hope as Magnemite and his other Electric-type were weakened since the power generator had the ability to absorb electricity and Electrike was immune to it. He ran to Sapphire and the Trick Master when both of them were looking for Wattson. Sapphire has Electrike lead the way to Wattson and shows him trapped on the power generator.

Planning to get Wattson out of there, she has Electrike stand guard while she grabs Wattson and Donphan attacks. The power generator zaps them but it goes directly to Electrike. Since New Mauville was full of electrical traps, the electricity was stopped from hitting Sapphire and the others thanks to his Lightningrod Ability.

Electrike reappears in his evolved form, Manectric, in VS. Shiftry. After Flannery called down the Gym Leaders in their region, Wattson rides on his Manectric as a mode for mobile transportation to get there as it was big enough for Wattson to ride on. Wattson then stood next to it as all of the Gym Leaders called down, minus Tate, Liza and Wallace, showed up and some of them were with their Pokémon too.

Activating Lightningrod as an Electrike

Beginning in VS. Kyogre & Groudon III, Wattson rides on his Manectric after he got a call from the director of the Pokémon Association who told Wattson about the events relating with Team Magma and Team Aqua. He chooses to stop Team Aqua from destroying the Hoenn region. Wattson and Manectric go with Flannery to Mauville City to get everyone to evacuate to New Mauville. Later, Manectric worked with Flannery's Magcargo to take on Kyogre. He used Thunderbolt while Magcargo used Flamethrower. Their attacks were rendered useless despite the former having the type-advantage. Wattson thought of a new plan which had Manectric use a combination of Charge by gathering up some air and releasing it in the form of Thunder Wave. The combo scored a direct hit on Kyogre but Kyogre wasn't hurt due to it using Calm Mind to minimize damage.

In VS Vibrava, Wattson's Manectric continues his battle against Kyogre but fighting the legendary beast alone was not enough. Amber explains after rising from the ocean that Archie's possession of the Blue Orb is causing Kyogre to get stronger. Amber then has his Pelipper take on Wattson’s Manectric. Pelipper delivered damage by using Stockpile and Swallow to recover itself and Stockpile again but this time, it used Spit Up. The combo managed to deliver damage to Manectric but Manectric fought back and defeated Pelipper. Just when Amber lost hope, Shelly gives him a Nincada. This Nincada was an easy opponent at first but quickly evolved into a Ninjask. Manectric had trouble dealing with Ninjask due to its quickness. However, Manectric was finally able to defeat Ninjask with Thunder, also knocking himself out in the process. Wattson is knocked in the ocean along with Manectric from a Shedinja that was formed from the Nincada when it evolved earlier into Ninjask. In VS Kyogre & Groudon X, Manectric and Wattson were saved by Walo when Walo shot water in the air with Water Gun and then resurface them with Dive.

Moves used

Wattson Manectric Double Team Adventures.png
Using Double Team
Move First Used In
Thunderbolt VS. Electrike I
Charge VS. Kyogre & Groudon V
Thunder Wave VS. Kyogre & Groudon V
Roar VS. Ninjask
Double Team VS. Ninjask
Thunder VS. Ninjask
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.
Wattson's Electrike in Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire

In the Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga

Wattson's Manectric appears as an Electrike only in Christmas Night Is Battle Night.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Electrike and Manectric.

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