Macy used her Electabuzz in her battle against Ash Ketchum. She recalled her Slugma for her Electabuzz. Ash however recalled his Totodile and sent out his Phanpy instead. Electabuzz used Thunderbolt on Phanpy but it didn't effect Phanpy as it is a Ground-type. Because of this, Macy recalled her Electabuzz and sent out her Slugma again.
Macy later recalled her Quilava and sent out her Electabuzz again when Ash sent out his Totodile. Electabuzz countered Totodile's Water Gun with Light Screen and then knocked out Totodile with Thunder Punch when Totodile used Headbutt on Electabuzz, which was prevented. Ash sent out his Squirtle and used Water Gun on Electabuzz, successfully hitting it before Thunderbolt was launched. Electabuzz then used Thunder Punch but Squirtle dodged the attack. Squirtle used Water Gun but was cancelled by Electabuzz's Iron Tail. Electabuzz used another Iron Tail to hit Squirtle, but got hit back by Squirtle's Water Gun while in mid air. Electabuzz uses Thunderbolt at full power but Squirtle avoids it and uses Skull Bash, knocking Electabuzz out.