Types
Normal Fire
Fighting Water
Flying Grass
Poison Electric
Ground Psychic
Rock Ice
Bug Dragon
Ghost Dark
Steel Fairy


The Electric type is one of the eighteen types. Prior to changes in Generation IV, all damaging Electric-type moves were special, but they may now also be physical depending on the attack.


Type effectiveness

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Power Types   Power Types
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Characteristics

Defense

Electric is tied with the Normal type for having the fewest weaknesses. Because of their single weakness to Ground, it is possible for pure Electric-type Pokémon to have no weaknesses by becoming airborne through having the Ability Levitate (for example, Eelektross), the held item Air Balloon, or being under the effect of Magnet Rise or Telekinesis. As of Generation VI, Electric-type Pokémon are immune to paralysis.

Offense

The Electric type pairs well with other common attacking types, especially Ice because it is super-effective against Ground (which Electric has no effect on), as well as the Electric-resistant Grass and Dragon.

When Electric Terrain is in effect, the power of Electric-type moves is increased by 30% (50% prior to Generation VIII) if the user is on the ground. When Mud Sport is in effect, the power of Electric-type moves used on Pokémon affected by Mud Sport is decreased by 50%. All Normal moves become Electric moves when affected by Ion Deluge or Plasma Fists, and all of a Pokémon's moves become Electric moves when that Pokémon is affected by Electrify.

Pokemon

Disclamer: Rarity of an individual Pokemon can and does vary depending on the spawn location. In the table below the lowest rarity is presented. Please check individual routes for more information on the rarity of your desired Pokemon.

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Pure Electric-type Pokemon

# Pokémon Rarity Found in
025 Pokemon Pikachu.png Pikachu 4 - Very Rare
026 Pokemon Raichu.png Raichu 8 - Evolution Only Evolve Pikachu
100 Pokemon Voltorb.png Voltorb 1 - Common
101 Pokemon Electrode.png Electrode 1 - Common
125 Pokemon Electabuzz.png Electabuzz 5 - Extremely Rare
135 Pokemon Jolteon.png Jolteon 8 - Evolution Only Evolve Eevee
172 Pokemon Pichu.png Pichu 4 - Very Rare
179 Pokemon Mareep.png Mareep 4 - Very Rare
180 Pokemon Flaaffy.png Flaaffy 4 - Very Rare
181 Pokemon Ampharos.png Ampharos 4 - Very Rare
239 Pokemon Elekid.png Elekid 5 - Extremely Rare
243 Pokemon Raikou.png Raikou 6 - Legendary
309 Pokemon Electrike.png Electrike 4 - Very Rare
310 Pokemon Manectric.png Manectric 4 - Very Rare
311 Pokemon Plusle.png Plusle 3 - Rare
312 Pokemon Minun.png Minun 3 - Rare
403 Pokemon Shinx.png Shinx 4 - Very Rare
404 Pokemon Luxio.png Luxio 4 - Very Rare
405 Pokemon Luxray.png Luxray 7 - Special Altering Cave (VR)
417 Pokemon Pachirisu.png Pachirisu 3 - Rare
466 Pokemon Electivire.png Electivire 8 - Evolution Only Evolve Electabuzz
522 Pokemon Blitzle.png Blitzle 7 - Special Swarm (R)
523 Pokemon Zebstrika.png Zebstrika 8 - Evolution Only Evolve Blitzle
602 Pokemon Tynamo.png Tynamo 3 - Rare
603 Pokemon Eelektrik.png Eelektrik 8 - Evolution Only Evolve Tynamo
604 Pokemon Eelektross.png Eelektross 8 - Evolution Only Evolve Eelektrik

Part Electric-type Pokemon

# Pokémon Type Rarity Found in
081 Pokemon Magnemite.png Magnemite
Electric
Steel
3 - Rare
082 Pokemon Magneton.png Magneton
Electric
Steel
3 - Rare
145 Pokemon Zapdos.png Zapdos
Electric
Flying
6 - Legendary
462 Pokemon Magnezone.png Magnezone
Electric
Steel
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Magneton
479 Pokemon Rotom.png Rotom
Electric
Ghost
4 - Very Rare
587 Pokemon Emolga.png Emolga
Electric
Flying
2 - Uncommon
642 Pokemon Thundurus.png Thundurus
Electric
Flying
9 - Not Available -
694 Pokemon Helioptile.png Helioptile
Electric
Normal
5 - Extremely Rare
695 Pokemon Heliolisk.png Heliolisk
Electric
Normal
5 - Extremely Rare
702 Pokemon Dedenne.png Dedenne
Electric
Fairy
9 - Not Available -
170 Pokemon Chinchou.png Chinchou
Water
Electric
4 - Very Rare
171 Pokemon Lanturn.png Lanturn
Water
Electric
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Chinchou
595 Pokemon Joltik.png Joltik
Bug
Electric
7 - Special Halloween event (R)
596 Pokemon Galvantula.png Galvantula
Bug
Electric
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Joltik
618 Pokemon Stunfisk.png Stunfisk
Ground
Electric
2 - Uncommon
644 Pokemon Zekrom.png Zekrom
Dragon
Electric
9 - Not Available -
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