We’ve put together a guide to everything trainers need to know about Electric-type Pokemon.
From the moment they become fans of the franchise, Pokemon trainers can immediately point to the most popular electric type of all time: Pikachu, the electric mouse, partner of series protagonist Ash Ketchum, and franchise mascot.
What is an Electric-type Pokemon?
Electric-types are Pokemon that harness he power of lightening and electricity to attack and defend themselves. Unsurprisingly — since the franchise mascot is an electric-type, itself — electric-types are among the original types that debuted with the first generation in the Kanto region.
Aside from Pikachu, examples of electric-type Pokemon include Yamper, Electivire, Blitzle, Manectric, Pachirisu, Lanturn, Joltik, and Pawmi.
Electric-type legendaries include Rotom, Zapdos, Raikou, Zekrom, and Zeraora.
Traditionally, Electric-types tend to be known for their speed — not so much that it effectively makes them glass cannons, but simply that they often get first priority in a battle round. This can be used to one’s advantage to set up a successful attack or read an opponent’s potential move and head them off.
Electric-types take super-effective damage from:
- Ground-type moves
Meanwhile, they do half damage to:
Ground-types are immune to electric-type damage.
Electric-type Strengths and Resistances
As of Generation IV, electric-types can no longer be paralyzed.
Electric-type moves deal super effective damage to:
Electric-type Pokemon take half damage from:
Best Counters for Electric-types
The best counter for electric-types are ground-types. Not only do ground-types do super-effective damage, they are also immune to electric moves.
Ground-types that work as effective counters include Hippowdon, Mudsdale, Rhyperior, Groudon, and Mamoswine.
Those interested in learning more about Pokemon types should check out our type guides: