Type Electric.gif

The Electric-type (でんきタイプ Denki taipu) is one of the eighteen Pokémon elemental types.

The Electric-type is a type of Pokémon that have electricity-oriented powers. They possess electro kinetic abilities, being able to control, store, or even produce electricity.

Electric-type Pokémon have varied habitats, from forests, prairies, cities and power plants. Electric-type Pokémon are usually fast, and many of their attacks may paralyze the target. Some Electric-type Pokémon also resemble artificial objects used by humans that can relate to electricity (the Magnemite and Voltorb evolution lines and Rotom).

Some of the Electric-type Pokémon Trainers are Lt. Surge, the third Gym Leader of Kanto; Wattson, the third Gym Leader of Hoenn; Volkner, the last Sinnoh Gym Leader; Elesa the fourth Gym Leader of Unova; Clemont, the fifth Gym Leader of Kalos; and Sophocles, a Trial Captain of Ula'ula Island, Alola.

Electric-type moves

  • There are 31 Electric-type moves.
  • In battles: Special moves stand out.
    • 8 moves are of the Physical type.
    • 11 moves are of the Special type.
    • 8 moves are of the Other type.
  • In contests: Cool moves stand out.
    • 13 moves are of the Cool type.png type.
    • 6 moves are of the Clever type.png type.
    • 5 moves are of the Beautiful type.png type.
    • 1 move is of the Cute type.png type.
    • 1 move is of the Tough type.png type.

List of Electric-type moves

Name Category Contest Generation Power
Aura Wheel Physical type.gif - Generation VIII 110
Bolt Beak Physical type.gif - Generation VIII 85
Bolt Strike Physical type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation V 130
Buzzy Buzz Special type.gif Cool type.png Generation VII 90
Charge Other type.gif Clever type.png Generation III -
Charge Beam Special type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation IV 50
Discharge Special type.gif Beautiful type.png[1] Generation IV 80
Eerie Impulse Other type.gif Clever type.png Generation VI -
Electric Terrain Other type.gif Clever type.png Generation VI -
Electrify Other type.gif Clever type.png Generation VI -
Electro Ball Special type.gif Cool type.png Generation V 60-150
Electroweb Special type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation V 55
Fusion Bolt Physical type.gif Cool type.png Generation V 100
Ion Deluge Other type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation VI -
Magnetic Flux Other type.gif Clever type.png Generation VI -
Magnet Rise Other type.gif Clever type.png[2] Generation IV -
Nuzzle Physical type.gif Cute type.png Generation VI 20
Overdrive Special type.gif - Generation VIII 80
Parabolic Charge Special type.gif Clever type.png Generation VI 50
Pika Papow Special type.gif Cool type.png Generation VII Varies
Shock Wave Special type.gif Cool type.png Generation III 60
Spark Physical type.gif Cool type.png Generation III 65
Thunder Special type.gif Cool type.png Generation I 110[3]
Thunder Fang Physical type.gif Cool type.png[4] Generation IV 65
Thunder Punch Physical type.gif Cool type.png Generation I 75
Thunder Shock Special type.gif Cool type.png Generation I 40
Thunder Wave Other type.gif Cool type.png Generation I -
Thunderbolt Special type.gif Cool type.png Generation I 90[5]
Volt Switch Special type.gif Cool type.png Generation V 70
Volt Tackle Physical type.gif Cool type.png Generation III 120
Wild Charge Physical type.gif Tough type.png Generation V 90
Zap Cannon Special type.gif Cool type.png Generation II 120[6]
Zing Zap Physical type.gif - Generation VII 80
Zippy Zap Physical type.gif - Generation VII 90

Effectiveness of Electric-type moves

×2

Super effective against Pokémon of the types: Type Flying.gif and Type Water.gif.

½

Not very effective against Pokémon of the types: Type Dragon.gif, Type Electric.gif and Type Grass.gif.

×0

Ineffective against Pokémon of the types: Type Ground.gif.

Weaknesses and resistances of the Electric type

A type chart displaying the weaknesses and resistances of a Pokémon when damaged by a move. Empty fields are moves that do normal damage.

×4
Doubly super effective
×2
Super effective
½
Resistant
¼
Very resistant
×0
Immune
Type of the move
Bug type vertical.gif Dark type vertical.gif Dragon type vertical.gif Electric type vertical.gif Fairy type vertical.gif Fighting type vertical.gif Fire type vertical.gif Flying type vertical.gif Ghost type vertical.gif Grass type vertical.gif Ground type vertical.gif Ice type vertical.gif Normal type vertical.gif Poison type vertical.gif Psychic type vertical.gif Rock type vertical.gif Steel type vertical.gif Water type vertical.gif
Type Electric.gif
½
½
×2
½
Type Electric.gifType Bug.gif
½
½
×2
½
×2
½
Type Electric.gifType Dragon.gif
×2
¼
×2
½
½
½
×2
×2
½
½
Type Electric.gifType Fairy.gif
½
½
×0
½
½
½
×2
×2
Type Electric.gifType Fire.gif
½
½
½
½
½
½
×4
½
×2
¼
×2
Type Electric.gifType Flying.gif
½
½
½
½
×0
×2
×2
½
Type Electric.gifType Ghost.gif
½
×2
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×0
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×2
×2
×0
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½
Type Electric.gifType Grass.gif
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¼
×2
½
×2
×2
½
½
Type Electric.gifType Ground.gif
×0
½
×2
×2
×2
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½
½
×2
Type Electric.gifType Ice.gif
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×2
×2
½
×2
½
×2
Type Electric.gifType Normal.gif
½
×2
½
×0
×2
½
Type Electric.gifType Psychic.gif
×2
×2
½
½
½
×2
×2
½
½
Type Electric.gifType Rock.gif
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×2
½
¼
×2
×4
½
½
×2
Type Electric.gifType Steel.gif
½
[7]
½
½
½
×2
×2
¼
[8]
½
×4
½
½
×0
½
½
¼
Type Electric.gifType Water.gif
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×2
×2
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½

Electric-type-Pokémon Trainers

Electric-type-Pokémon Gym Leaders

Leader Location Badge
Lt surge lets go.jpg
Lt. Surge
Vermilion City, Kanto Thunder Badge
Thunder Badge
VSWattson.png
Wattson
Mauville City, Hoenn Dynamo Badge
Dynamo Badge
VSVolkner.png
Volkner
Sunyshore City, Sinnoh Beacon Badge
Beacon Badge
VSElesaB2W2.png
Elesa
Nimbasa City, Unova Bolt Badge
Bolt Badge
VSClemont.png
Clemont
Lumiose City, Kalos Voltage Badge
Voltage Badge

Electric-type-Pokémon Trial Captains

Leader Location Z-Crystal
VS Sophocles SM.png
Sophocles
Hokulani Observatory, Alola Electrium Z
Electrium Z

Electric-type-Pokémon Elite Four members

There are no Elite Four members that specialize in the Electric type.

Electric type records

  • Xurkitree is the tallest Electric type.
  • Joltik is the smallest Electric type.
  • Zekrom is the heaviest Electric type.
  • Rotom and Tynamo are the lightest Electric types.
  • Mareep and Shinx evolve at the lowest level (15)
  • Tynamo evolves at the highest level (39)
  • Lanturn has the most HP of all Electric types (125)
  • Zekrom has the most Attack of all Electric types (150)
  • Alolan Golem has the most Defense of all Electric types (130)
  • Xurkitree has the most Sp. Atk of all Electric types (173)
  • Mega Ampharos has the most Sp. Def of all Electric types (110)
  • Regieleki has the most Speed of all Electric types (200)
  • Zekrom has the highest base stat total of all Electric-types (680)

Electric-type Pokémon

53 Pokémon are Electric type. (6.48% of all Pokémon)

Pure Electric-type Pokémon

28 Pokémon are pure Electric type. (51.92% of the Electric-type Pokémon)

Pikachu Raichu Voltorb Electrode Electabuzz Jolteon
Pikachu
#025
----

Type Electric.gif

Raichu
#026
----

Type Electric.gif

Voltorb
#100
----

Type Electric.gif

Electrode
#101
----

Type Electric.gif

Electabuzz
#125
----

Type Electric.gif

Jolteon
#135
----

Type Electric.gif

Pichu Mareep Flaaffy Ampharos Elekid Raikou
Pichu
#172
----

Type Electric.gif

Mareep
#179
----

Type Electric.gif

Flaaffy
#180
----

Type Electric.gif

Ampharos
#181
----

Type Electric.gif

Elekid
#239
----

Type Electric.gif

Raikou
#243
----

Type Electric.gif

Electrike Manectric Plusle Minun Shinx Luxio
Electrike
#309
----

Type Electric.gif

Manectric
#310
----

Type Electric.gif

Plusle
#311
----

Type Electric.gif

Minun
#312
----

Type Electric.gif

Shinx
#403
----

Type Electric.gif

Luxio
#404
----

Type Electric.gif

Luxray Pachirisu Electivire Blitzle Zebstrika Tynamo
Luxray
#405
----

Type Electric.gif

Pachirisu
#417
----

Type Electric.gif

Electivire
#466
----

Type Electric.gif

Blitzle
#522
----

Type Electric.gif

Zebstrika
#523
----

Type Electric.gif

Tynamo
#602
----

Type Electric.gif

Eelektrik Eelektross Xurkitree Zeraora Yamper Boltund
Eelektrik
#603
----

Type Electric.gif

Eelektross
#604
----

Type Electric.gif

Xurkitree
#796
----

Type Electric.gif

Zeraora
#807
----

Type Electric.gif

Yamper
#835
----

Type Electric.gif

Boltund
#836
----

Type Electric.gif

Pincurchin Regieleki
Pincurchin
#871
----

Type Electric.gif

Regieleki
#894
----

Type Electric.gif

Primary Electric-type Pokémon

14 Pokémon are primary Electric type. (26.92% of Electric-type Pokémon)

Alolan Raichu Magnemite Magneton Zapdos Magnezone Rotom
Alolan Raichu
#026
----

Type Electric.gifType Psychic.gif

Magnemite
#081
----

Type Electric.gifType Steel.gif[9]

Magneton
#082
----

Type Electric.gifType Steel.gif[9]

Zapdos
#145
----

Type Electric.gifType Flying.gif

Magnezone
#462
----

Type Electric.gifType Steel.gif

Rotom
#479
----

Type Electric.gifType Ghost.gif

Emolga Thundurus Helioptile Heliolisk Dedenne Oricorio
Emolga
#587
----

Type Electric.gifType Flying.gif

Thundurus
#642
----

Type Electric.gifType Flying.gif

Helioptile
#694
----

Type Electric.gifType Normal.gif

Heliolisk
#695
----

Type Electric.gifType Normal.gif

Dedenne
#702
----

Type Electric.gifType Fairy.gif

Oricorio Pom-Pom Style
#741
----

Type Electric.gifType Flying.gif[10]

Togedemaru Tapu Koko Toxel Toxtricity Morpeko Dracozolt
Togedemaru
#777
----

Type Electric.gifType Steel.gif

Tapu Koko
#785
----

Type Electric.gifType Fairy.gif

Toxel
#848
----

Type Electric.gifType Poison.gif

Toxtricity
#849
----

Type Electric.gifType Poison.gif

Full Belly Mode Morpeko
#877
----

Type Electric.gifType Dark.gif

Dracozolt
#880
----

Type Electric.gifType Dragon.gif

Arctozolt
Arctozolt
#881
----

Type Electric.gifType Ice.gif

Secondary Electric-type Pokémon

11 Pokémon are secondary Electric type. (21.15% of the Electric-type Pokémon)

Alolan Geodude Alolan Graveler Alolan Golem Chinchou Lanturn Joltik
Alolan Geodude
#074
----

Type Rock.gifType Electric.gif

Alolan Graveler
#075
----

Type Rock.gifType Electric.gif

Alolan Golem
#076
----

Type Rock.gifType Electric.gif

Chinchou
#170
----

Type Water.gifType Electric.gif

Lanturn
#171
----

Type Water.gifType Electric.gif

Joltik
#595
----

Type Bug.gifType Electric.gif

Galvantula Stunfisk Zekrom Charjabug Vikavolt
Galvantula
#596
----

Type Bug.gifType Electric.gif

Stunfisk
#618
----

Type Ground.gifType Electric.gif

Zekrom
#644
----

Type Dragon.gifType Electric.gif

Charjabug
#737
----

Type Bug.gifType Electric.gif

Vikavolt
#738
----

Type Bug.gifType Electric.gif

Pokémon with Electric-type alternate formes

The following alternate formes of some Pokémon are also of the Electric type.

Gigantamax Pikachu Mega Ampharos Mega Manectric Heat Rotom Wash Rotom Frost Rotom Fan Fan RotomRotom
Pikachu
#025
----

Type Electric.gif

Mega Ampharos
#181
----

Type Electric.gifType Dragon.gif

Mega Manectric
#310
----

Type Electric.gif

Heat Rotom
#479
----

Type Electric.gifType Fire.gif[11]

Wash Rotom
#479
----

Type Electric.gifType Water.gif[11]

Frost Rotom
#479
----

Type Electric.gifType Ice.gif[11]

Fan Rotom
#479
----

Type Electric.gifType Flying.gif[11]

Mow Rotom Arceus Thundurus Silvally Low Key Toxtricity Gigantamax Toxtricity Hangry Mode Morpeko
Mow Rotom
#479
----

Type Electric.gifType Grass.gif[11]

Arceus
#493
----

Type Electric.gif[12]

Thundurus
#642
----

Type Electric.gifType Flying.gif[13]

Silvally
#773
----

Type Electric.gif[14]

849BToxtricity.png

#849
----

Type Electric.gifType Poison.gif

849GToxtricity.png
#849
----

Type Electric.gifType Poison.gif

Hangry Mode Morpeko
#877
----

Type Electric.gifType Dark.gif

Relations with other types

  • They have no effect against the Ground-type because in real life, the ground is a natural sink of electrons hence the term "grounded". Also, electrical appliances don't work when dirt gets into them.
  • They're strong against the Flying-type because while in the air, they don't make contact with the ground, so they can't divert the electricity, so they're susceptible to strong electrical currents and it's easy for thunder to hit something that's flying.
  • They're strong against the Water-type because water is a natural electricity conductor, and if one is in the water, it gets electrocuted as well.
  • The Dragon-type resists them because, in old legends, dragons were immune to the natural forces, electricity included.
  • The Grass-type resists them because plants and trees are made of materials that don't conduct electricity, like wood and rubber. Also, trees divert the electricity to the ground with their roots.
  • They resist the Steel-type because all kinds of metal alloys are great electrical conductors, positive magnetism attracts metal to the point of trapping it, and negative magnetism can repel metal. Something interesting about this is the Steel-type isn't weak to them.
  • They resist themselves because adding electricity to another source of electricity increases the source.
  • There are electrical fly swatters in real life that are used to kill bugs. However, the Electric type isn't super effective against Bug types.

Trivia

  • The Electric-type ties with the Ice-type for the least Mega Evolutions (2 each).
  • The Electric-type ties with the Normal-type for the least weaknesses (1 each).
  • In Generation I, every Electric-type move had the word thunder in it.
  • With Ash's Pikachu, Electric-type is the first type of Pokémon he owns.
  • As of Generation VIII, there have been no Elite Four members or Champions that specialize in the Electric type.

Notes

  1. ^ Before Generation VI, this was a Cool type.png-type move.
  2. ^ Before Generation VI, this was a Cute type.png-type move.
  3. ^ 120 until Generation V.
  4. ^ Before Generation VI, this was a Clever type.png-type move.
  5. ^ 95 until Generation V.
  6. ^ 100 until Generation III.
  7. ^ Before Generation VI, Electric/Steel-type Pokémon were resistant to Dark-type moves.
  8. ^ Before Generation VI, Electric/Steel-type Pokémon were resistant to Ghost-type moves.
  9. ^ a b In Generation I, Magnemite and Magneton were pure Type Electric.gif-type Pokémon.
  10. ^ Only in its Pom-Pom style.
  11. ^ a b c d e In Generation IV, all of Rotom's forms were Type Electric.gif and Type Ghost.gif type.
  12. ^ Thanks to the ability Multitype, equipped with the Zap Plate.
  13. ^ In its Therian Forme.
  14. ^ Thanks to the ability RKS System, equipped with the Electric Memory.
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