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The Electric type is one of the 18 Pokémon elemental types. It is one of the two types that have only 1 weakness — Electric-type Pokémon are only weak to Ground-type moves, while Electric-type attacks have no effect on Ground-type Pokémon. On the other hand, moves that belong to this type are super effective to Water-type and Flying-type Pokémon. From the core series games Pokémon X and Y onwards, Electric-type Pokémon possess an immunity to paralysis.

Normally the Electric type is excluded from the "main types in Pokémon", which only contains Fire, Water and Grass. However, with Pikachu being the mascot of Pokémon and available as the only Starter Pokémon in Pokémon Yellow, Electric is often considered as the fourth main type. Electric-type attacks also share the common trait of being resisted by Dragon-type Pokémon with the moves from the other 3 main types. Silvent Gym Leader Chad specializes in Electric-type Pokémon.

Battle Properties

Offensive

This table shows the effectiveness of Electric-type moves against other types of Pokémon.

Effectiveness Type
Super-effective against: (Damage x2) Water Flying
Not very effective against: (Damage x1/2) Dragon Grass Electric
No effect against: (Damage x0) Ground

Defensive

This table shows the effectiveness of other types of moves against Electric-type Pokémon.

Effectiveness Type
Weak to: (Damage x2) Ground
Resists: (Damage x1/2) Electric Flying Steel
Immune to: (Damage x0) None

Electric-type Pokémon

Here is a list of currently obtainable Pokémon that belong to this type.

Note: For Pokémon available in many places, only the first accessible location with said Pokémon available for encounter shall be shown. Evolved and Final Form Pokémon shall only have their locations listed if their corresponding Base Form Pokémon can only be obtained via breeding. If the Base Form Pokémon can be caught or received as gift, the Evolved and Final Forms shall only have their evolving methods shown.

Pure Electric-Type Pokémon

Pokédex no. Name Image Obtaining Method
172 Pichu
Pichu XY
Breed with a female Pikachu or Raichu at Lagoona Day Care
25 Pikachu
Pikachu-M XY

Male


Pikachu-F XY

Female

Catch in Gale Forest
Evolve Pichu with high happiness
Pikachu-heart

Red Heart

Catch as a Roaming Pokémon during 2017 Valentine's Event
(Event Ended)
26 Raichu
Kanto Form
Raichu-M-Kanto XY

Male


Raichu-F-Kanto XY

Female

Evolve Pikachu by using a Thunder Stone
100 Voltorb
Voltorb XY
Catch in Anthian Sewer
101 Electrode
Electrode XY
Evolve Voltorb at Lv. 30 or above
239 Elekid
Elekid XY
Catch in Anthian Sewer
125 Electabuzz
Electabuzz XY
Evolve Elekid at Lv. 30 or above
466 Electivire
Electivire XY
Evolve Electabuzz by trading while holding Electirizer
Pick up Electirizer near the power station in Anthian Park
135 Jolteon
Jolteon XY
Evolve Eevee by using a Thunder Stone
179 Mareep
Mareep XY
Catch on Route 3
180 Flaaffy
Flaaffy XY
Evolve Mareep at Lv. 15 or above
181 Ampharos
Ampharos XY
Evolve Flaaffy at Lv. 30 or above
243 Raikou
Raikou XY
Catch as a Roaming Pokémon after encountering in Cragonos Sanctuary
Warning: Extremely rare! Save after catching it.
309 Electrike
Electrike XY
Catch on Route 3
310 Manectric
Manectric XY
Evolve Electrike at Lv. 26 or above
Manectric-Mega XY

Mega Manectric

Purchase Manectite from the Stone Shop and equip it on Manectric
311 Plusle
Plusle XY
Catch on Route 2
Requires HM8 Rock Climb
312 Minun
Minun XY
403 Shinx
Shinx-M XY

Male

Shinx-F XY

Female

Catch on Route 3
404 Luxio
Luxio-M XY

Male

Luxio-F XY

Female

Evolve Shinx at Lv. 15 or above
405 Luxray
Luxray-M XY

Male

Luxray-F XY

Female

Evolve Luxio at Lv. 30 or above
417 Pachirisu
Pachirisu-M XY

Male

Pachirisu-F XY

Female

Catch on Route 3
522 Blitzle
Blitzle XY
Catch on Route 5
523 Zebstrika
Zebstrika XY
Evolve Blitzle at Lv. 27 or above
602 Tynamo
Tynamo XY
Catch on Route 13
603 Eelektrik
Eelektrik XY
Evolve Tynamo at Lv. 39 or above
604 Eelektross
Eelektross XY
Evolve Eelektrik by using a Thunder Stone

Partly Electric-Type Pokémon

Pokédex no. Name Type Image Obtaining Method
26 Raichu
Alola Form
ElectricPsychic
Raichu-Alola SM
Evolve Pikachu by using a Thunder Stone on Lost Islands
74 Geodude
Alola Form
RockElectric
Geodude-Alola SM
Breed a Female Alolan Graveler or Alolan Golem
75 Graveler
Alola Form
RockElectric
Graveler-Alola SM
Catch in Voltridia Cavern
Evolve Alolan Geodude at Lv. 25 or above
76 Golem
Alola Form
RockElectric
Golem-Alola SM
Evolve Graveler by trading
81 Magnemite ElectricSteel
Magnemite XY
Catch in Anthian Sewer
82 Magneton ElectricSteel
Magneton XY
Evolve Magnemite at Lv. 30 or above
462 Magnezone ElectricSteel
Magnezone XY
Evolve Magneton by leveling up on Route 3
145 Zapdos ElectricFlying
Zapdos XY
Catch in Voltridia Cavern
Warning: One chance only! Save beforehand and turn off Auto Save.
170 Chinchou WaterElectric
Chinchou XY
Catch by fishing in Cragonos Mines
171 Lanturn WaterElectric
Lanturn XY
Evolve Chinchou at Lv. 27 or above
181 Ampharos ElectricDragon
Ampharos-Mega XY

Mega Ampharos

Purchase Ampharosite from the Stone Shop and equip it on Ampharos
479 Rotom ElectricGhost
Rotom XY

Normal Rotom

Catch in Fortulose Manor through special encounter
Warning: One chance only! Save beforehand and turn off Auto Save.
ElectricFire
Rotom-Heat XY

Heat Rotom

Bring Rotom to Anthian Park power station and interact with the oven
ElectricWater
Rotom-Wash XY

Wash Rotom

Bring Rotom to Anthian Park power station and interact with the washing machine
ElectricGrass
Rotom-Mow XY

Mow Rotom

Bring Rotom to Anthian Park power station and interact with the mower
ElectricIce
Rotom-Frost XY

Frost Rotom

Bring Rotom to Anthian Park power station and interact with the fridge
ElectricFlying
Rotom-Fan XY

Fan Rotom

Bring Rotom to Anthian Park power station and interact with the fan
587 Emolga ElectricFlying
Emolga XY
Catch on Route 16
595 Joltik BugElectric
Joltik XY
Catch on Route 13
596 Galvantula BugElectric
Galvantula XY
Evolve Joltik at Lv. 36 or above
618 Stunfisk GroundElectric
Stunfisk XY
Catch in Voltridia Cavern
642 Thundurus ElectricFlying
Thundurus-Incarnate XY

Incarnate Form

Catch as a Roaming Pokémon after encountering in Nature's Den
Warning: Extremely rare! Save after catching it.
694 Helioptile ElectricNormal
Helioptile XY
Catch on Route 10
695 Heliolisk ElectricNormal
Heliolisk XY
Evolve Helioptile by using a Sun Stone
702 Dedenne ElectricFairy
Dedenne XY
Catch on Route 16
737 Charjabug BugElectric
Charjabug SM
Evolve Grubbin at Lv. 20 or above
738 Vikavolt BugElectric
Vikavolt SM
Evolve Charjabug by leveling up on Route 3

Electric-type Moves

Move Category Power Accuracy PP (Max PP) Description
Bolt Strike
Physical Category
130 85% 5 (8) The user charges at its target, surrounding itself with a great amount of electricity. It may leave the target with paralysis.
Charge
Status Category
--- ---% 20 (32) The user boosts the power of the Electric move it uses on the next turn. It also raises the user's Sp. Def stat.
Charge Beam
Special Category
50 90% 10 (16) The user attacks with an electric charge. The user may use any remaining electricity to raise its Sp. Atk stat.
Discharge
Special Category
80 100% 15 (24) A flare of electricity is loosed to strike the area around the user. It may also cause paralysis.
Eerie Impulse
Status Category
--- 100% 15 (24) The user's body generates an eerie impulse. Exposing the target to it harshly lowers the target's Sp. Atk stat.
Electric Terrain
Status Category
--- ---% 10 (16) The user electrifies the ground under everyone's feet for five turns. Pokémon on the ground no longer fall asleep and Electric-type moves become more powerful.
Electrify
Status Category
--- 100% 20 (32) If the target is electrified before it uses a move during that turn, the target's move becomes Electric type.
Electro Ball
Special Category
Varies 100% 10 (16) The user hurls an electric orb at the target. The faster the user is than the target, the greater the damage.
Electroweb
Special Category
55 95% 15 (24) The user captures and attacks opposing Pokémon by using an electric net. It reduces the targets' Speed stat.
Fusion Bolt
Physical Category
100 100% 5 (8) The user throws down a giant thunderbolt. This attack does greater damage when influenced by an enormous flame.
Ion Deluge
Status Category
--- ---% 25 (40) The user disperses electrically charged particles, which changes Normal-type moves to Electric-type moves.
Magnet Rise
Status Category
--- ---% 10 (16) The user levitates using electrically generated magnetism for five turns.
Magnetic Flux
Status Category
--- ---% 20 (32) The user manipulates magnetic fields which raises the Defense and Sp. Def stats of ally Pokémon with the Plus or Minus Ability.
Nuzzle
Physical Category
20 100% 20 (32) The user attacks by nuzzling its electrified cheeks against the target. This also leaves the target with paralysis.
Parabolic Charge
Special Category
50 100% 20 (32) The user attacks everything around it. The user's HP is restored by half the damage taken by those hit.
Shock Wave
Special Category
60 ---% 20 (32) The user strikes the target with a quick jolt of electricity. This attack cannot be evaded.
Spark
Physical Category
65 100% 20 (32) The user throws an electrically charged tackle at the target. It may also leave the target with paralysis.
Thunder
Special Category
110 70% 10 (16) A wicked thunderbolt is dropped on the target to inflict damage. It may also leave the target with paralysis. This move cannot be evaded when raining.
Thunder Fang
Physical Category
65 95% 15 (24) The user bites with electrified fangs. It may also make the target flinch or leave it with paralysis.
Thunder Wave
Status Category
--- 100% 20 (32) A weak electric charge is launched at the target. It causes paralysis if it hits.
Thunderbolt
Special Category
90 100% 15 (24) A strong electric blast is loosed at the target. It may also leave the target with paralysis.
Thunder Punch
Physical Category
75 100% 15 (24) The target is punched with an electrified fist. It may also leave the target with paralysis.
Thunder Shock
Special Category
40 100% 30 (48) A jolt of electricity is hurled at the target to inflict damage. It may also leave the target with paralysis.
Volt Switch
Special Category
70 100% 20 (32) After making its attack, the user rushes back to switch places with a party Pokémon in waiting.
Volt Tackle
Physical Category
120 100% 15 (24) The user electrifies itself, then charges. It causes considerable damage to the user and may leave the target with paralysis.
Wild Charge
Physical Category
90 100% 15 (24) The user shrouds itself in electricity and smashes into its target. It also damages the user a little.
Zap Cannon
Special Category
100 50% 5 (8) The user fires an electric blast like a cannon to inflict damage and cause paralysis.
Zing Zap
Physical Category
80 100 10 (16) A strong electric blast crashes down on the target, giving it an electric shock. This may also make the target flinch.

Trivia

  • In the core series Pokémon games, all Generation 1 Electric-type moves start with the word "Thunder".