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Paul's Electivire

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[[File:Paul Elekid.png|250px200px|As an {{p|Elekid}}|thumb|left]]
[[Paul]] had it as an {{p|Elekid}} during his first appearance in ''[[DP003|When Pokémon Worlds Collide!]]''. He used it in a battle against {{Ash}} and his {{AP|Pikachu}}. After a fierce battle, both Pokémon fainted and the battle ended up in a draw. In Paul's ''[[DP051|Glory Blaze!]]'' flashback, it was seen with Paul capturing his {{p|Ninjask}}, shortly before he caught {{AP|Chimchar}}.
Paul used it in his battle against [[Roark]] in ''[[DP015|Shapes of Things to Come!]]'', first using it against his {{p|Geodude}}. Paul had Elekid start with a super effective Brick Break, which ends up being powerful enough to defeat Geodude in one hit. Elekid next went up against his {{p|Onix}}. Onix proved to be a tougher fight for Elekid, dodging its attacks and breaking through Elekid's Protect. Paul decided to recall Elekid to conserve its strength, but not before its {{a|Static}} Ability activated, paralyzing Onix. Paul later sends Elekid out against Roark's last Pokémon {{TP|Roark|Cranidos}}, with Elekid being damaged by the Stealth Rock laid down by Onix before. Roark tells Cranidos to use Flamethrower, which Elekid dodges before smashing its fist right into Cranidos' knee and causing it to reel back in pain as Static activates. Cranidos shakes off the static however with its own Ability {{a|Mold Breaker}}. However, just as Cranidos is about to attack, the knee injury that Elekid just gave it kicks in, making it an easy target for Elekid's Thunder Punch attack which smashes right into Cranidos' head. Cranidos uses Zen Headbutt and Elekid uses Brick Break, causing an explosion to happen. After the smoke clears Elekid is the one standing, winning the battle for Paul.
[[File:Paul Elekid Static 1.png|thumb|200px|left|{{a|Static}} activated as an Elekid]]
In ''[[DP052|Smells Like Team Spirit!]]'', Elekid evolved into Electabuzz during a Tag Battle where it was fighting alongside [[Ash's Chimchar]] against Dawn's {{AP|Buizel}} and [[Conway]]'s {{p|Heracross}}.
[[File:Paul Electabuzz.png|thumb|250px200px|As an {{p|Electabuzz}}]]
It was revealed in ''[[DP066|Lost Leader Strategy!]]'' that [[Paul]] had left Electabuzz with his brother, [[Reggie]], for {{pkmn|training}}. It was here, [[DP069|three episodes later]] that both Electabuzz and [[Ash's Pikachu]] settled their differences and became friendlier towards one another.
It appeared again in ''[[DP128|A Pyramiding Rage!]]'', where it took part in Paul's battle against [[Pyramid King Brandon]]. It was defeated by [[Brandon's legendary titans#Regirock|Brandon's Regirock]].
[[File:Paul Electivire Motor Drive.png|thumb|250px200px|left|{{a|Motor Drive}} activated]]
It re-appeared during the [[Full Battle]] that Paul had with Ash in ''[[DP131|Pedal to the Mettle!]]'' and ''[[DP132|Evolving Strategies!]]''. It mainly used {{m|Light Screen}} in the battle which provided Special Defense increase for his other Pokémon; mainly [[Paul's Honchkrow]] and {{TP|Paul|Torterra}} against [[Ash's Grotle]] and {{p|Chimchar}}, respectively. It usually was recalled after doing so. Its only true opponent was [[Ash's Monferno]]. It was a close battle, but after a final clash of {{m|Mach Punch}} and {{m|Thunder Punch}}, Monferno fell and Electabuzz won the match for Paul.
== Personality and characteristics ==
[[File:Paul and Electivire.png|thumb|250px200px|Paul and Electivire]]
Natural of its species, Electivire was aggressive, brutish and nasty from its debut as an Elekid, reflecting Paul’s own attitude. In ''[[DP050|Tag! We're It...!]]''; when {{AP|Pikachu}} approached and greeted it, Elekid, falsely appeared to greet him back, only to hit Pikachu once he turned away, an example of Elekid being nasty for the sake of being nasty. Like Paul, it hates to appear weak and if ever helped, it’d clean the slate but still be annoyed that it was helped, a stubborn trait. Despite the harsh training it undergoes with Paul, Electivire always seems to be happy battling and unlike some of his comrades; {{TP|Paul|Torterra}} who’d help others out of kindness and {{TP|Paul|Honchkrow}} who takes Paul’s harsh words to heart, never shows any resentment to Paul.
[[File:Ash Infernape Paul Electivire.png|thumb|250px200px|left|Electivire facing Ash's Infernape]]
From the point they met, Electivire had a rivalry with Pikachu and was always keen to wind him up. Similarly, when {{p|Chimchar}} joined Ash’s team, it developed the same kind of rivalry, happily belittling his new found confidence. As an Electabuzz, as shown in ''[[DP132|Evolving Stratagies!]]'' it was amused to see Chimchar had evolved into {{p|Monferno}} and glad to be battling him, it also smirked whenever it activated {{m|Light Screen}}. Towards the end of its time on the show, Electivire gained respect for Infernape as a rival, just as Paul did for Ash, enjoying their battle at the Sinnoh League because Electivire believed {{p|Infernape}} to be a worthy opponent, rather than someone it could just push around.

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