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Type Electric

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

The Electric type is a type of Pokémon that have electricity-oriented powers. They control electricity, store it, or even produce it.

Electric-type Pokémon have varied habitats, from forests, praries, 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 artifical objects used by humans that can relate to electricity.

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; and Clemont, the fifth Gym Leader of Kalos.

Electric-type moves

  • There are 27 Electric-type moves (4.05% of the total).
  • In battles: Special moves stand out.
    • 8 moves are of the Physical type type.
    • 11 moves are of the Special type type.
    • 8 moves are of the Other type type.
  • In contests: Cool moves stand out.
    • 10 moves are of the Type Cool type.
    • 2 moves are of the Type Smart type.
    • 1 move is of the Type Beauty type.
    • 1 move is of the Type Cute type.
    • There are no moves of the Type Tough type.
    • 13 moves don't have this categorization.

List of Electric-type moves

Name Category Contest Generation Power
Bolt Strike Physical type - Generation V 130
Charge Other type Type Smart Generation III -
Charge Beam Special type Type Beauty Generation IV 50
Discharge Special type Type Cool Generation IV 80
Eerie Impulse Other type - Generation VI -
Electric Terrain Other type - Generation VI -
Electrify Other type - Generation VI -
Electro Ball Special type - Generation V 60-150
Electroweb Special type - Generation V 55
Fusion Bolt Physical type - Generation V 100
Ion Deluge Other type - Generation VI -
Magnetic Flux Other type - Generation VI -
Magnet Rise Other type Type Cute Generation IV -
Nuzzle Physical type - Generation VI 20
Parabolic Charge Special type - Generation VI 50
Shock Wave Special type Type Cool Generation III 60
Spark Physical type Type Cool Generation III 65
Thunder Special type Type Cool Generation I 110 (120 until Gen. V)
Thunder Fang Physical type Type Smart Generation IV 65
Thunder Punch Physical type Type Cool Generation I 75
Thunder Shock Special type Type Cool Generation I 40
Thunder Wave Other type Type Cool Generation I -
Thunderbolt Special type Type Cool Generation I 90 (95 until Gen. V)
Volt Switch Special type - Generation V 70
Volt Tackle Physical type Type Cool Generation III 120
Wild Charge Physical type - Generation V 90
Zap Cannon Special type Type Cool Generation II 120 (100 until Gen. III)

Effectiveness of Electric-type moves

×2
Super effective against Pokémon of the types: Type Flying and Type Water.
½
Not very effective against Pokémon of the types: Type Dragon, Type Electric and Type Grass.
×0
Ineffective against Pokémon of the types: Type Ground.

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
No damage
Type of the move
Type Bug Type Dark Type Dragon Type Electric Type Fairy Type Fighting Type Fire Type Flying Type Ghost Type Grass Type Ground Type Ice Type Normal Type Poison Type Psychic Type Rock Type Steel Type Water
Type Electric
½
½
×2
½
Type ElectricType Bug
½
½
×2
½
×2
½
Type ElectricType Dragon
×2
¼
×2
½
½
½
×2
×2
½
½
Type ElectricType Fairy
½
½
×0
½
½
½
×2
×2
Type ElectricType Fire
½
½
½
½
½
½
×4
½
×2
¼
×2
Type ElectricType Flying
½
½
½
½
×0
×2
×2
½
Type ElectricType Ghost
½
×2
½
×0
½
×2
×2
×0
½
½
Type ElectricType Grass
×2
¼
×2
½
×2
×2
½
½
Type ElectricType Ground
×0
½
×2
×2
×2
½
½
½
×2
Type ElectricType Ice
½
×2
×2
½
×2
½
×2
Type ElectricType Normal
½
×2
½
×0
×2
½
Type ElectricType Steel
½
½
½
½
×2
×2
¼
½
×4
½
½
×0
½
½
¼
Type ElectricType Water
½
½
×2
×2
½
¼
½

Known Electric-type Pokémon Trainers

Lt. SurgeB2W2 WattsonB2W2sprite VolknerB2W2 ElesaBWspriteElesaB2W2sprite Clemont Ginchiyo Hanbe
Kanto Gym Leader Lt. Surge Hoenn Gym Leader Wattson Sinnoh Gym Leader Volkner Unova Gym Leader Elesa Kalos Gym Leader Clemont Violight Warlord Ginchiyo Warlord Servant Hanbei

Electric-type Pokémon

42 Pokémon are Electric type. (5.85% of all Pokémon)

Pure Electric-type Pokémon

26 Pokémon are pure Electric type. (61.90% of the Electric-type Pokémon)

Pikachu Raichu Voltorb Electrode Electabuzz Jolteon

025Pikachu
#025


Electric

026Raichu
#026


Electric

100Voltorb
#100


Electric

101Electrode
#101


Electric

125Electabuzz
#125


Electric

135Jolteon
#135


Electric

Pichu Mareep Flaaffy Ampharos Elekid Raikou

172Pichu
#172


Electric

179Mareep
#179


Electric

180Flaaffy
#180


Electric

181Ampharos
#181


Electric

239Elekid
#239


Electric

243Raikou
#243


Electric

Electrike Manectric Plusle Minun Shinx Luxio

309Electrike
#309


Electric

310Manectric
#310


Electric

311Plusle
#311


Electric

312Minun
#312


Electric

403Shinx
#403


Electric

404Luxio
#404


Electric

Luxray Pachirisu Electivire Blitzle Zebstrika Tynamo

405Luxray
#405


Electric

417Pachirisu
#417


Electric

466Electivire
#466


Electric

522Blitzle
#522


Electric

523Zebstrika
#523


Electric

602Tynamo
#602


Electric

Eelektrik Eelektross

603Eelektrik
#603


Electric

604Eelektross
#604


Electric

Primary Electric-type Pokémon

10 Pokémon are primary Electric type. (23.81% of Electric-type Pokémon)

Magnemite Magneton Zapdos Magnezone Rotom

081Magnemite
#081


ElectricSteel[1]

082Magneton
#082


ElectricSteel[1]

145Zapdos
#145


ElectricFlying

462Magnezone
#462


ElectricSteel

479Rotom
#479


ElectricGhost

479BRotom
#479


ElectricFire[2]

Rotom Emolga Thundurus

479CRotom
#479


ElectricWater[2]

479DRotom
#479


ElectricIce[2]

479ERotom
#479


ElectricFlying[2]

479FRotom
#479


ElectricGrass[2]

587Emolga
#587


ElectricFlying

642AThundurus
#642


ElectricFlying

Helioptile Heliolisk Dedenne

694Helioptile
#694


ElectricNormal

695Heliolisk
#695


ElectricNormal

702Dedenne
#702


ElectricFairy

Secondary Electric-type Pokémon

6 Pokémon are secondary Electric type. (14.29% of the Electric-type Pokémon)

Chinchou Lanturn Joltik Galvantula Stunfisk Zekrom

170Chinchou
#170


WaterElectric

171Lanturn
#171


WaterElectric

595Joltik
#595


BugElectric

596Galvantula
#596


BugElectric

618Stunfisk
#618


GroundElectric

644Zekrom
#644


DragonElectric

Mega Evolved Electric-type Pokémon

Mega Ampharos Mega Manectric

181MAmpharos
#181


ElectricDragon

310MManectric
#310


Electric

Relations with other types

  • They're weak against the Ground type because in real life, the ground is a natural sink of electrons.
  • 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 a 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 nature 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 metals are electricity conductors.

Notes

  1. ^ a b In Generation I, Magnemite and Magneton were pure Electric-type Pokémon.
  2. ^ a b c d e In Generation IV, all of Rotom's forms were Electric and Ghost type.

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