Electric (type)

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Template:ElementalTypes Template:TypeNotice Some notable trainers that specialize in the Electric-type include Lt. Surge of Vermilion City, Wattson of Mauville City and Volkner of Sunyshore City.

Statistical averages

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 61
121 - 168 232 - 326
Attack: 58
56 - 121 108 - 236
Defense: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Sp.Atk: 84
80 - 149 155 - 293
Sp.Def: 68
65 - 132 126 - 258
Speed: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total: 411   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.

Battle properties

Electric-type moves:

Electric-type Pokémon:


Defensively, the Electric-type is fairly well off. Its resistances aren't especially notable aside from Flying, but it has only one weakness, to Ground. Having only one weaknesses means Electric-type Pokémon can take a few hits while dishing out heavy damage or using stat-boosting moves. However, Earthquake is a very popular and powerful Ground move for Pokémon that focus on physical moves.

Offensively, the Electric type is also pretty well off. Flying and Water are fairly common types, while all its resistances are rare. Ground-type Pokémon can be covered by a Hidden Power of the right type.

Also, Pokémon like Pikachu can learn the move Grass Knot which applies more damage to heavier foes and, as Ground-types are typically heavy, this should be extremely effective.

A scientific error is made when determining the effectivness of electric attacks. In theory, electric attacks should be super evective againt ground types and not at all effective against flying types. This is because if an electric current cannot be grounded, it will not have any affect on the conductor.


Pure Electric-type Pokémon

# Name
025 File:025MS.gif Pikachu
026 File:026MS.gif Raichu
100 File:100MS.gif Voltorb
101 File:101MS.gif Electrode
125 File:125MS.gif Electabuzz
135 File:135MS.gif Jolteon
172 File:172MS.gif Pichu
179 File:179MS.gif Mareep
180 File:180MS.gif Flaaffy
181 File:181MS.gif Ampharos
239 File:239MS.gif Elekid
243 File:243MS.gif Raikou
309 File:309MS.gif Electrike
310 File:310MS.gif Manectric
311 File:311MS.gif Plusle
312 File:312MS.gif Minun
403 403MS.png Shinx
404 404MS.png Luxio
405 405MS.png Luxray
417 417MS.png Pachirisu
466 466MS.png Electivire

Half Electric-type Pokémon

Primary Electric-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
081 File:081MS.gif Magnemite ElectricIC.gif SteelIC.gif
082 File:082MS.gif Magneton ElectricIC.gif SteelIC.gif
145 File:145MS.gif Zapdos ElectricIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
462 462MS.png Magnezone ElectricIC.gif SteelIC.gif
479 479MS.png Rotom ElectricIC.gif GhostIC.gif

Secondary Electric-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
170 File:170MS.gif Chinchou WaterIC.gif ElectricIC.gif
171 File:171MS.gif Lanturn WaterIC.gif ElectricIC.gif


Damage-dealing moves

Non-damaging moves

In other languages

  • French: Electrik
  • German: Elektro
  • Italian: Elettro
  • Spanish: Eléctrico
  • Korean: 전기 jeon'gi