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[[File:Type Electric.gif|link=Electric type]]  
Species Electrified Pokémon
Abilities Lightningrod
Motor Drive
Sap Sipper (Dream World)
None ← 522 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into [[Zebstrika]]
(シママ Shimama)
[[Generation V]]
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex color Egg group
<font color=Black>Black</font>
Shape Footprint

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.

Game info

Game locations

Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Black/White Route 3 Common
Black 2/White 2 Breed Zebstrika Breeding

Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries
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.
Black 2
Its mane shines when it discharges electricty. They use the frequency and rhythm of these flashes to communicate.
White 2
Its mane shines when it discharges electricty. They use the frequency and rhythm of these flashes to communicate.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire


Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


4 Tail Whip - 100% 30 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


8 Charge - -% 20 [[Electric type|Electric]] [[Move#Status Status


11 Shock Wave 60 -% 20 [[Electric type|Electric]] [[Move#Special Special


15 Thunder Wave - 100% 20 [[Electric type|Electric]] [[Move#Status Status


18 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 [[Fire type|Fire]] [[Move#Physical Physical


22 Pursuit 40 100% 20 [[Dark type|Dark]] [[Move#Physical Physical


25 Spark 65 100% 20 [[Electric type|Electric]] [[Move#Physical Physical


29 Stomp 65 100% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


32 Discharge 80 100% 15 [[Electric type|Electric]] [[Move#Special Special


36 Agility - -% 30 [[Psychic type|Psychic]] [[Move#Status Status


39 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 [[Electric type|Electric]] [[Move#Physical Physical


43 Thrash 120 100% 10 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back

Name origin

  • 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.


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