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Blitzle (Japanese: シママ Shimama) is an - Electric type Pokémon introduced in Generation V.
Blitzle is a small white on black zebra like Pokémon. It has a very spiky mane with a single lightning bolt-shaped cluster of hair sticking out between its small ears. Its tail is very short for a hooved mammal. It has yellow and blue eyes, and a very large black spot on its snout, probably a nose. Its small ears have blue insides.
Blitzle evolves into Zebstrika at level 27.
Its mane shines when it discharges electricity. They use their flashing manes to communicate with each other.
When thunderclouds cover the sky, it will appear. It can catch lighting with its mane and store the electricity.
It is possible that the English name for Blitzle was named such because Blitz, in German, means lightning.
Its name could be a combination of Blitz and Dazzle.
It shares similarities with Pikachu as it is the first Electric Pokémon in their Regional Pokédexes and are a part of a 2 stage evolution line in their respective generations.
Shimama is a corruption of the Japanese word シマウマ shimauma, meaning "zebra."
This Pokémon was revealed along with six other Pokémon in July's issue of CoroCoro on June 11, 2010.
Blitzle is the first Zebra Pokémon.
Blitzle is the third horse-like Pokémon, the first being Ponyta, the second being Rapidash and the fourth being Zebstrika.