Prior to BW051: Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader!
Elesa's Zebstrika was her signature Pokémon.
Zebstrika first appeared battling Bianca's Pokémon. It easily won against Shelmet and Minccino and, with more effort, it also defeated Pignite. Zebstrika was used again when Elisa battled Ash but Ash used his Palpitoad, which was part Ground type and therefore immune to Zebstrika's most powerful move Wild Charge. Zebstrika put up a good fight but in the end Palpitoad managed to defeat it.