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Electrode
101
マルマイン Marumain
101Electrode
Generation I
Evolutionary line
100101
Type(s)
Type Electric  
Species Ball Pokémon
Abilities Soundproof
Static
Aftermath (DW)
Pokédex
Voltorb ← 101 → Exeggcute
Kanto 101 Johto 121/122
Hoenn 085/088 Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Mountain Kalos 073
Alola N/A
Evolves from Voltorb
Evolves into None
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
146.8 lbs. 66.6 kg 3'11" 1.2 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Red Mineral
Shape Footprint
Shape01
F101
Cry

Electrode (Japanese: マルマイン Marumain) is an Electric-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

Biology

Physiology

Electrode is a spherical Pokémon that bears a resemblance to an upside-down Poké Ball. Its top half is white, and its bottom half is red. Electrode has two small beady black eyes, large prominent eyebrows, and a wide mischievously grinning mouth.

Behavior

Electrode is an unpredictable and volatile Pokémon that will explode with little or no stimuli or provocation. It stores much electricity inside its spherical body, and often drifts on winds, full to bursting with stored electricity. It is feared by many due to its explosive and unpredictable nature.

As shown in the fourth episode of Pokémon Generations, Electrode is capable of levitating.

Evolution

Electrode is the evolved form of Voltorb, as of level 30.

Game info

Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Red
Blue
It stores electric energy under very high pressure. It often explodes with little or no provocation.
Yellow
Stores electrical energy inside its body. Even the slightest shock could trigger a huge explosion.
Gold
It is dangerous. If it has too much electricity and has nothing to do, it amuses itself by exploding.
Silver
It stores an overflowing amount of electric energy inside its body. Even a small shock makes it explode.
Crystal
The more energy it charges up, the faster it gets. But this also makes it more likely to explode.
Ruby
Electrode eats electricity in the atmosphere. On days when lightning strikes, you can see this Pokémon exploding all over the place from eating too much electricity.
Sapphire
One of Electrode's characteristics is its attraction to electricity. It is a problematical Pokémon that congregates mostly at electrical power plants to feed on electricity that has just been generated.
Emerald
They appear in great numbers at electric power plants. Because they feed on electricity, they cause massive and chaotic blackouts in nearby cities.
FireRed
It explodes in response to even minor stimuli. It is feared, with the nickname of "The Bomb Ball."
LeafGreen
It stores electric energy under very high pressure. It often explodes with little or no provocation.
Diamond
It is known to drift on winds if it is bloated to bursting with stored electricity.
Pearl
It is known to drift on winds if it is bloated to bursting with stored electricity.
Platinum
It is known to drift on winds if it is bloated to bursting with stored electricity.
HeartGold
It is dangerous. If it has too much electricity and has nothing to do, it amuses itself by exploding.
SoulSilver
It stores an overflowing amount of electric energy inside its body. Even a small shock makes it explode.
Black
It is known to drift on winds if it is bloated to bursting with stored electricity.
White
It is known to drift on winds if it is bloated to bursting with stored electricity.
Black 2
It is known to drift on winds if it is bloated to bursting with stored electricity.
White 2
It is known to drift on winds if it is bloated to bursting with stored electricity.
X
It explodes in response to even minor stimuli. It is feared, with the nickname of "The Bomb Ball."
Y
It stores an overflowing amount of electric energy inside its body. Even a small shock makes it explode.
Omega Ruby
Electrode eats electricity in the atmosphere. On days when lightning strikes, you can see this Pokémon exploding all over the place from eating too much electricity.
Alpha Sapphire
One of Electrode's characteristics is its attraction to electricity. It is a problematical Pokémon that congregates mostly at electrical power plants to feed on electricity that has just been generated.
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon


Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red/Blue Power Plant, Cerulean Cave Uncommon
Yellow Power Plant Two
Gold/Silver Rocket Hideout Three
Crystal Rocket Hideout Three
Ruby/Sapphire New Mauville, Team Magma/Aqua Hideout Rare
Emerald New Mauville, Aqua Hideout Rare
FireRed/LeafGreen Cerulean Cave Rare
Diamond/Pearl Evolve Voltorb None
Platinum Evolve Voltorb None
HeartGold/SoulSilver Cerulean Cave, Rocket Hideout Rare
Black/White Poké Transfer, Dream World None
X/Y Lost Hotel Uncommon


Stats

Base Stats
HP
60
Attack
50
Defense
70
Sp. Atk
80
Sp. Def
80
Speed
140
Total
480

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VII
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Magnetic Flux —% 20 Electric Status
Charge —% 20 Electric Status
Tackle 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
Sonic Boom 90% 20 Normal Special
Eerie Impulse 100% 15 Electric Status
4 Sonic Boom 90% 20 Normal Special
6 Eerie Impulse 100% 15 Electric Status
9 Spark 65 100% 20 Electric Physical
11 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical
13 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status
16 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
20 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Special
22 Electro Ball 100% 10 Electric Special
26 Self-Destruct 200 100% 5 Normal Physical
29 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
36 Magnet Rise —% 10 Electric Status
41 Discharge 80 100% 15 Electric Special
47 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical
54 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical
58 Mirror Coat 100% 20 Psychic Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Charge —% 20 Electric Status
Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical
SonicBoom 90% 20 Normal Special
Spark 65 100% 20 Electric Physical
5 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical
8 SonicBoom 90% 20 Normal Special
12 Spark 65 100% 20 Electric Physical
15 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical
19 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status
22 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
26 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
29 Electro Ball 100% 10 Electric Special
35 Selfdestruct 200 100% 5 Normal Physical
40 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Special
46 Magnet Rise —% 10 Electric Status
51 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical
57 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical
62 Mirror Coat 100% 20 Psychic Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation IV
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
Charge —% 20 Electric Status Type Smart 0
Tackle 30 95% 35 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
SonicBoom 90% 20 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥♥
Spark 65 100% 20 Electric Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
5 Tackle 30 95% 35 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
8 SonicBoom 90% 20 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥♥
12 Spark 65 100% 20 Electric Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
15 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical Type Tough ♥♥
19 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status Type Smart ♥♥
22 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Type Beauty ♥♥
26 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Type Beauty ♥♥
29 Selfdestruct 200 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Beauty 0
35 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥
40 Magnet Rise —% 10 Electric Status Type Cute ♥♥
46 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical Type Beauty ♥♥
51 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Beauty 0
57 Mirror Coat 100% 20 Psychic Special Type Beauty ♥♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation III
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Charge —% 20 Electric Type Smart ♥♥ 0
Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
Screech 85% 40 Normal Type Smart ♥♥♥
SonicBoom 90% 20 Normal Type Cool ♥♥ 0
8 Screech 85% 40 Normal Type Smart ♥♥♥
15 SonicBoom 90% 20 Normal Type Cool ♥♥ 0
21 Spark 65 100% 20 Electric Type Cool ♥♥♥♥
27 Selfdestruct 200 100% 5 Normal Type Beauty ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0
34 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
41 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Type Beauty 0
48 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Type Cool ♥♥ 0
54 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Type Beauty ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0
59 Mirror Coat 100% 20 Psychic Type Beauty ♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation II
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type
Tackle 30 95% 35 Normal
Screech 85% 40 Normal
SonicBoom 90% 20 Normal
Selfdestruct 200 100% 5 Normal
9 Screech 85% 40 Normal
17 SonicBoom 90% 20 Normal
23 Selfdestruct 200 100% 5 Normal
29 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock
34 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic
40 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
44 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal
48 Mirror Coat 100% 20 Psychic
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation I
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type
Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal
Screech 85% 40 Normal
SonicBoom 90% 20 Normal
17 SonicBoom 90% 20 Normal
22 Selfdestruct 130 100% 5 Normal
29 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic
40 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
50 Explosion 170 100% 5 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM64 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM72 Volt Switch 70 100% 20 Electric Special
TM73 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Status
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

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TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Type Clever ♥♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special Type Cool 0
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 0
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough 0
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Type Beautiful 0
TM64 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
TM72 Volt Switch 70 100% 20 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Type Cool ♥♥♥
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical Type Cool 0
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
♥♥♥
0
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 0
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM64 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
TM72 Volt Switch 70 100% 20 Electric Special
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric 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.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Type Smart ♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Type Smart 0
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Type Tough 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Smart ♥♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough 0
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM64 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Beauty 0
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Beauty ♥♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical Type Beauty ♥♥
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Type Smart ♥♥ 0
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Type Beauty 0
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Type Tough 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Type Cool ♥♥ ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Type Smart 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Type Tough 0
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal Type Beauty ♥♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type
TM02 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM04 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM07 Zap Cannon 100 50% 5 Electric
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation I
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM09 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM20 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric
TM30 Teleport —% 20 Psychic
TM31 Mimic —% 10 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic
TM34 Bide —% 10 Normal
TM36 Selfdestruct 130 100% 5 Normal
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM40 Skull Bash 100 100% 15 Normal
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric
TM47 Explosion 170 100% 5 Normal
TM50 Substitute —% 10 Normal
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
RB 101 front Y 101 front GR 101 front ElectrodeRBYGBackSprite
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 101 front S 101 front C 101 front ElectrodeGSCBackSprite
ElectrodeGoldSpriteShiny ElectrodeSilverSpriteShiny ElectrodeCrystalSpriteShiny ElectrodeGSCBackSpriteShiny
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 101 front E 101 front FRLG 101 front ElectrodeRSEFRLGBackSprite
ElectrodeRubySpriteShiny ElectrodeEmeraldSpriteShiny ElectrodeFRLGSpriteShiny ElectrodeRSEFRLGBackSpriteShiny
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 101 front DP 101 front HGSS 101 front ElectrodeDPPlBackSprite
ElectrodePlatinumSpriteShiny ElectrodePlatinumSpriteShiny ElectrodeHeartGoldSoulSilverSpriteShiny ElectrodeDPPlBackSpriteShiny
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Electrode BW Electrode BW ElectrodeBlackWhiteSpriteBack
ElectrodeBlackWhiteSpriteShiny ElectrodeBlackWhiteSpriteShiny ElectrodeBlackWhiteSpriteBackShiny
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire GO Back
Electrode XY Electrode XY ElectrodeSpriteBack XY
ElectrodeSpriteShiny XY ElectrodeSpriteShiny XY ElectrodeSpriteBackShiny XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back

Anime

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros./Melee/Brawl/3DS and Wii U

In the original Smash Bros. Electrode would appear from the doorway atop the Silph Co. building on the Saffron City stage and use Explosion, damaging any players near it. In the sequels, it would be released randomly from a Poké Ball. When released, Electrode will pause for a few seconds before using Explosion. It can be picked up and thrown, though this is risky as Electrode will hurt everyone near it, including the player who threw the Poké Ball. Electrode functions in Brawl in much the same way as in Melee, however, sometimes, it will fail to explode. Other times, Electrode will merely pretend to fail to explode, then explode suddenly after a few seconds. Electrode appears in fourth installment, functioning the same as in Brawl.

Melee trophy description

Electrode, an electric Ball Pokémon, is the evolved form of Voltorb. It has the tendency to explode with even the slightest provocation, which has earned it the nickname "Wrecking Ball." Electrode is the quickest Pokémon found to date, and its distinctive white-over-red coloring is the opposite of Voltorb's.

Brawl trophy description

"A Ball Pokémon. The more electricity stored in its body, the quicker it moves. One danger of storing that much electricity is the slightest stimulus may cause it to explode. Moves it specializes in are Selfdestruct and Explosion. Its love of electricity cause it to gather near power plants."

3DS/Wii U trophy description

NAAn Electric-type Pokémon that stores energy inside its body. Nicknamed "the Bomb Ball" by some, the slightest shock risks setting this Pokémon off. If you're feeling brave, you can throw Electrode at your foes before it detonates. Handle with care, or it'll go off in your hands instead!

PALThis Electric-type Pokémon stores huge amounts of electricity in its body. It is also known as the Bomb Ball due to the fact that even the lightest touch can make it blow up. Sometimes it takes a little while for Electrode to use its Explosion attack, so you might have enough time to throw it in someone else's direction! Feeling brave?

Trivia

  • In HeartGold and SoulSilver, if the player character has Electrode traveling alongside them, if they talk to it inside the Rocket Hideout one may receive a message say "Electrode is trembling", indicating it is either scared or agitated being there due to Team Rocket's using Electrode to power their machine.
  • In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Electrode is an assistant Pokémon, blowing up and causing massive damage; however it does damage to both you and your opponent.
  • It highly resembles its pre-evolution, Voltorb, but it is much larger, at 23.5 inches in diameter and about 54362 cubic inches in volume.
    • Voltorb is only 10 inches in diameter and 4189 cubic inches in volume.
    • Therefore, Electrode is 2.33 times longer in terms of height and 13 times larger in terms of volume.

Origin

Although Electrode resembles an upside-down Poké Ball, it is based on a bomb or landmine. It might also draw inspiration from the phenomenon of ball lightning, as the latter is known to drift through the atmosphere and explode when it is full of electricity.

Etymology

Electrode's name appears to come from the actual word "electrode", which is a conductor through which electricity enters or leaves. It is also be a combination of "electric" and "explode".

Gallery

See also