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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 became depressed after he lost to Ash when his Pikachu knocked out all three of his Pokémon. An Electrike went 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 interfered with their Vacuum car. Wattson ran up to them and asked them what they were doing with the mecha. They responded by sucking up the Pokémon in the Power Plant including Electrike and Ash's Pikachu. When Team Rocket became distracted by the robot Raikou Wattson uses at his Gym, it gave Electrike the chance to break out of the cage with Pikachu's assistance. Electrike managed to do so with its Bite attack and reunited with Wattson. It battled with Jessie's Dustox and defeated it after it gave Pikachu problems. After Team Rocket got blasted off, Electrike decided that it wanted to stay with Wattson and Wattson added it to its team. Wattson then said his goodbyes to Ash and his friends, promising to battle him again in the future.

Wattson and his Manectric

Electrike returned 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 tried 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 finished the trio off along with Pikachu's Thunderbolt. After the battle, Electrike started 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 sent 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 started to use a combination of Charge and Thunder Wave while Torkoal countered with Overheat. Due to Overheat's effect, Thunder Wave got through and hit 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 Tackle.png
Using Tackle
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 all the tournaments in which Wattson is featured as his lead Pokémon.

Pokémon Emerald
Gym battle Rematches
Spr 3e 309.gif
Type:
Electric Unknown
Ability:
Static
Held item:
None
Electrike Lv.20
Quick Attack
Normal
Leer
Normal
Howl
Normal
Shock Wave
Electric
Spr 3e 310.gif
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
Spr 3e 310.gif
Type:
Electric Unknown
Ability:
Static
Held item:
Bag Sitrus Berry Sprite.png Sitrus Berry
Manectric Lv.40/45/
50/55
Bite
Dark
Thunder Wave
Electric
Thunder
Electric
Protect
Normal
Pokémon Black 2 and White 2
Pokémon World Tournament
Hoenn Leaders Tournament Type Expert/World 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
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

Wattson and his Manectric in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

As an Electrike

Wattson's Manectric first appears as an Electrike in Plugging Past Electrike I, where it was used to battle the children that challenged Wattson to a Gym battle. Together, with Wattson's two Magnemite, it easily defeated the children. After arriving in New Mauville, Wattson becomes captured by the generator powering the area. Electrike, along with Magnemite, manages to escape and gets Sapphire and the Robot King to help. During the battle with the generator, Electrike used its Lightningrod to draw in the generator's electricity, allowing Sapphire to attack and defeat it.

Activating Lightningrod as an Electrike

In Short Shift for Shiftry, Electrike was revealed to have evolved into a Manectric. There, Wattson used Manectric as transport to take him to Fortree City.

During the battle with Kyogre, Manectric was used to battle Sea Basin Pokémon, although it proved to be too strong for Manectric to damage it heavily. Later, Manectric was used to battle Amber when the Team Aqua Admin came to prevent Wattson from stopping Kyogre's rampage. First, Manectric faced Amber's Pelipper, and easily won thanks to its type advantage.

Having no Pokémon left to fight, Amber borrowed a Nincada from Shelly to battle with Wattson. Despite this, Manectric manages to easily defeat Nincada, until it begins evolving. Nincada evolves into Ninjask, and with its speed, Ninjask gained a powerful advantage over its opponent. To counter Ninjask's speed, Wattson had his Manectric pin its opponent to the ground and attacked itself with a suicidal Thunder, knocking both Pokémon out at the same time.

Despite this victory, Amber reveals that his Nincada also created a Shedinja from the evolution. The Shedinja knocks Wattson out and sends him into the water, with Manectric also knocked down soon after. Later, Wattson and Manectric are rescued by Sapphire's Lorry, who sent them back up to the surface with Dive and Water Spout.

Moves used

Wattson Manectric Roar Adventures.png
Using Roar
Move First Used In
Charge The Beginning of the End with Kyogre & Groudon V
Thunder Wave The Beginning of the End with Kyogre & Groudon V
Roar Can I Ninjask You a Question?
Double Team Can I Ninjask You a Question?
Thunder Can I Ninjask You a Question?
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga

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Wattson's Electrike in Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire
Wattson and Electrike

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

In that chapter, Electrike was hiding in some bushes waiting for the right moment to strike. It leaped out of there and took the cake that Red bought from a bakery. Electrike was shown to have leaped in the air per step. Red and his Pokémon follow Electrike, via the footprints it left behind. The footprints led them to Wattson, its owner, and they were eating the cake that Electrike stole earlier. Wattson explained to the group that he had his Electrike take the cake from them in order to hand out a special card. Electrike then hid in a trash can with Wattson and they leap out, with Wattson giving the guy the same card given to Red. Clefairy didn't like Wattson's tricks so Electrike growled at Clefairy for disagreeing. Electrike goes inside a Christmas tree store and when Wattson opened the door to his office, it turned out to be completely empty and in ruins. Clefairy dressed up as Santa Claus and had Electrike become his reindeer to deliver presents. Electrike takes off with Clefairy and the presents on the sleigh. As Wattson joined along, Electrike stayed behind to guard the presents while Wattson and Clefairy delivered them. After delivering the presents, they returned to the department store and found out that all of them were from the store itself, with Electrike feeling upset.

Related articles

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

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