Even as an Elekid, Paul's Electivire was very strong, being capable of defeating Ground types using its powerful Brick Break. Elekid helped Paul defeat Roark, by knocking out his Geodude with a single blow and weakening Onix before being recalled. Despite being affected by Onix's Stealth Rock, Elekid still managed to defeat Roark's Cranidos. Roark was impressed by Elekid's battling skills, noting that it was a resilient pokemon. Electivire is also the meanest Pokémon Paul ever owned, and is also the only one who likes Paul's harsh training regimen, making the two a perfect match.
Elekid evolved into Electabuzz during the Tag Battle Tournament and was notably the only one of Paul's Pokémon that evolved on screen. Paul then gave it to his brother to train for a while. During its time with Reggie, Electabuzz befriended Ash's Pikachu after Pikachu helped it in a battle with Team Galactic.
Electabuzz later returned to Paul's team and was seen when Paul attempted to capture a Drapion. It was also used to battle Brandon's Regirock but was easily beaten. Electabuzz was used during Paul's six-on-six battle with Ash on the shores of Lake Acuity, where it used Light Screen to defend the other members of Paul's team and then fought against Ash's newly evolved Monferno and won. It also showed up to save Ash's Pikachu, Dawn's Piplup, and Barry's Empoleon from Team Rocket although it was captured itself and was rescued by Ash's newly evolved Infernape. After Infernape's evolution and it saving them, Electabuzz was happy for Infernape.
Having evolved into Electivire in preparation for the Sinnoh League, Electivire became one of Paul's most powerful pokemon. It was able to defeat Barry's Empoleon, despite Empoleon activating its Torrent ability and during Paul's battle with Ash it overwhelmed his Gliscor and Pikachu before being defeated by Ash's Infernape when Infernape activated Blaze.
Electivire is happy to have Ash's Infernape as its rival. Despite their differences, Electivire was proud to have a worthy opponent, rather than having someone it could push around.
|Thunder +||Two Degrees of Separation|
|Brick Break +||Two Degrees of Separation|
|Protect +||Two Degrees of Separation|
|ThunderPunch +||Two Degrees of Separation|
|Light Screen||Peddle to the Mettle|
|Giga Impact||Casting a Paul on Barry|
|+ indicates this Pokémon used this move recently.*|
- indicates this Pokémon normally can't use this move.
- Although Electivire is not Paul's starter Pokemon, it could be considered his signature Pokemon as it has appeared more often than any of Paul's other Pokemon.
- Electivire is the only one of Paul's Pokemon to have evolved on screen, evolving from Elekid into Electabuzz in Smells Like Team Spirit.
- Electivire appears to be Paul's second strongest Pokemon, after Torterra.