Top Ten Best Electric Pokemon

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1Jolteon

Jolteon-
Amazing speed and special attack, a boss at using thunderbolt, can easily sweep your foe's pokemon with choice specs and annoy them to **** and back while regaining HP by switching in on electric type moves with Volt Absorb and look at that spiky fur! It's amazing!
... And that's just a few of the reasons why jolteon is the best electric type ever. Way better then Pikachu and Raichu.

With the highest speed stat of all good electric Pokemon (sorry electrode) 130 base speed out-speeds almost all other Pokemon. Jolteon also packs a 110 base special attack. Its other stats such as HP, defense, and attack might be lower than average. However it does have a great base 95 special defense stat. It may also have a small move set compared to other Pokemon, but it does have all it needs to sweep teams. Overall great stats, great design, and a great Pokemon overall.

Jolteon is, I belive, the best electric type; Fast and powerful. Like all electric pokemon, he has no business with earth types. And you can swich him in on electric attacks thanks to Volt absorb (Those attacks are kinda common on powerful water pokemon like starmie, octillery, etc. ) and obliterate them, with electric attacks. Even a pikachu with light ball can't do what jolteon does, as jolteon is faster and hits just as hard.

Anything that evolves from Eevee is boss!

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2Luxray

One word awesome. Luxray is a very good pokemon if you raise good and teach it thunder. It's thunder is very powerful. It also has moves like thunder fang discharge and wild bolt. You can teach other good moves like giga impact or hyper beam. Luxrays special attack and attack are very good. It also looks cool too.

Luxray has amazing stats, it's attack is powerful. The fact he learns a move I've used to KO most pokemon out there as a Shinx is amazing. THis move I'm speaking of is Crunch. I understand Jolteon has Volt absorb, however, Luxray has non electric moves that are killer, Giga Impact with his Attack Stat, talk about a powerhouse. Luxray's defense isn't bad either, it would definitely outlast Joltean if going back and forth. Jolteon was first, but Luxray came along, and let's face it, Pikachu doesn't belong on the top 10, he's mainly popular for being the face of the anime but all he's good for is to get your future Raichu a nice move set, Raichu has better stats than Pikachu, but it makes sense, Pikachu evolves into Raichu. In short terms, Luxray deserves #1.

Luxray is probably my favorite Pokemon period, let alone electric type. His/her only downfall is speed, and even that is about average. He always heads my team, He took over as my starter when I first tried the nuzlocke challenge as well. I love this Pokemon.

Luxray has such a cool design - Violetkat4211

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3Electivire

Oh come on it is so obvious that electivire can win all the electric pokemon because it has the highest attack and it has it's ability that is motor drive that makes it really fast if you are using electric type moves to it and it makes it a big threat to your pokemon as brock said it and besides it can use ice punch that can take out a ground type and he is my favourite pokemon because of the reason that someone else said in this web site that you can see it if you click more comments about elctivire

Hi remember me? It is me who said Oh come on it is so obvious that electivire can win all the electric pokemon because it has the highest attack and it has it's ability that is motor drive that makes it really fast if you are using electric type moves to it and it makes it a big threat to your pokemon as brock said it in anime with PAUL'S ELECTIVIRE TOO and besides it can use ice punch that can take out a ground type and he is my favourite pokemon because of the reason that someone else said in this web site that you can see it if you click more comments about electivire I just came here to beg for people to vote more for electivire

Electivire is a potential threat for opposing trainers. If you raise it right and power it up with a life orb, it would be powerful even if it's not fast. I don't know why this powerhouse isn't a competitive Pokemon like jolteon. It has the defense and power and all it needs is a thunderbolt to activate it's motor drive for it to be trouble for the opposing trainer. A jolteon may have high speed and special attack but, once it gets hit, it's done. The real competition is between luxray and electivire but, in my opinion electivire is the most powerful electric type.

Go electivire

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4Zapdos

Its really cool and has an amazing stat total yo should vote 4 him

Zapdos is cool you should really vote for him belive me I am a Pokemon Expert.

Its a bird that can turn any pokemon to a crisp

He is by a lot my favorite bird

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5Magnezone

Magnezone is just a beast. Easily one of the best Electric types in existence and belonging to my favorite Electric type family (You just can't beat the Mags). Let's go through every reason why he is a beast.

1) That Typing

Electric/Steel is a typing combination that belongs to no Pokemon other than the trio of Magnemite, Magneton, and Magnezone. This is an absolutely amazing type combination, making Magnezone and its little siblings the most resistant Pokemon of all time. Eleven resistances and an immunity, that's twelve! Water isn't an issue since Magnezone can just supereffective zap that out of the sky.

2) Magnet Pull

Magnet Pull is an absolutely great ability that only the Magnemite family and Nosepass family possess. And while Probopass may have a ridiculous but somehow majestic mustache, it is absolutely useless, and as such cannot use Magnet Pull to any use. That leaves us with the Magnemite family. Magnezone is the bane of steel types. With Magnet ...more

LISTEN UP GUYS I'm GONNA SETTLE THIS ARGUMENT RIGHT NOW. The whole thing with electric types is that they're pretty much all about special. And magnezone has amazing special attack. In fact, IT IS THE HIGHEST SPECIAL ATTACK OF ALL THE ELECTRIC POKEMON. AND ALL THE STEEL TYPE POKEMON. If you still think some little yellow rat is better than magnezone at this point there's obviously no helping you. And if having record breaking stats isn't enough, IT ALSO HOLDS THE RECORD FOR MOST RESISTACES/IMMUNITYS. 12 FLIPPIN RESISTANCIES. ADD AN IMMUNITY AND THAT'S THIRTEEN. AND HE'S A FLIPPIN UFO. Electrivire has highest attack? Good for him. But attack doesn't help when you're an ELECTRIC type. Only special attack matters, and magnezone wins there for both his types.

-HIGHEST SPECAL ATTACK OF NOT ONLY ALL ELECTRIC POKEMON, BUT ALL STEEL POKEMON TOO

-HOLDS THE RECORD FOR MOST RESISTANCES. THIRTEEN, PEOPLE.

-HE'S A UFO.

-JOLTEON HAS HIGH SPECIAL ATTACK? MEET MAGNEZONE. ...more

I'm sorry, Magnezone just looks incredibly stupid. I much prefer Magneton because it looks better and has a nice ring to its name. However, I will admit that no electric type has higher base Special Attack than Magnezone. In addition, this guy can learn a wide variety of moves. Thunderbolt, Flash Cannon, and Signal Beam give coverage against Psychic, Dark, Water, Grass, Flying, Rock, Ice, Fairy, and a couple of ones I'm probably forgetting, plus with Metal Sound that's amazing.

Lock On + Thunder = better than a Zap Cannon.

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6Pikachu

This cute yellow mouse definitely beats the other electric Pokemon, he has the sweetest moves and the cutest face! I would love to have Pikachu to be actually real.

Great move set. I love how it learns thunderbolt at level 26 most other Pokemon don't even learn it. not to mention is so cute

The electric sacks in its cheeks are high voltage. It is also very kind and after evolving it becomes the ultimate electric type - Raichu.

Shouldn't pikachu be at least in the top 3?

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7Ampharos

AMPHAROS IS PWNAGE! My ampharos was practically invincible and helped me OWN the elite four! Plus you can catch a Mareep nice and early in the Johto games so by the time you're at the pokemon league your Ampharos will dominate! Mine did, and it never let me down

Ampharosis hands down the best non-legendary electric. With the right nature, its speed isn't such a problem, and it hits HARD with special electric attacks. Also in B2&W2 it learns cotton guard which "DRASTICALLY increases defense" makes up for its other weakness BIG time :D

Mega Ampharos is Dragon/Electric. How cool is that? I had it learn Thunderbolt, Discharge etc. In HeartGold and it was up there with some of the best Pokemon I've ever used. It's Mega Evolution looks like a God of some sort as well. Also, Pikachu is the most overrated Pokemon of all time because it is the face of the franchise, so that should drop and Jolteon is quick, but has nothing except speed. Ampharos and Electivire are both amazing.

This guy has mega he is boss

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8Zekrom

A legendary electric dragon Pokemon that is completely black with red eyes that glows when its body generates lightning? ENOUGH SAID!

I completely agree with everyone voting for Zekrom: it's cool, powerful, and just awesome. It can KO any Pokemon easily, even if its opponent has Volt Absorb. Zekrom can learn Draco Meteor, which, although reduces the Sp. Attack harshly, it'll be worth it because the opponents will be knocked out a million times already. Plus, it is a legendary, which are just awesome. Also, its ability Teravolt is very useful. For example, Earthquake will effect a Pokemon with Levitate. So why is Zekrom only the eighth?
Another thing:Pokemon like Pikachu are completely overrated just because they are all heroic and stuff in the anime and Zekrom and the powerful Pokemon are all evil and stuff. But this really isn't true. And if Pikachu were to be in my party when I was battling the Pokemon League, it would have been smashed to bits, unlike with Zekrom. I used Zekrom to battle the Pokemon League and not only did I win twice, Zekrom didn't even faint.
Last thing:I used Zekrom to single-handedly ...more

Zapdos is my favorite electric Pokemon but Zekrom is undeniably the best electric Pokemon out there. His fitting base stats for legendary of 680 and terrifying offensive prowess lets him stomp a large number Pokemon in the uber tier with ease which no other electric Pokemon I can think of is capable of.

Let's face it guys, a trickier question would be: who is the best electric Pokemon BESIDES Zekrom.

They made a game with him he is the best

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9Raichu

Way better than Pikachu. He has pretty good special attack and attack, so he can be physical, special, or mixed. Plus, he's super cute.

Do people actually think pikachu is better than it's cooler and more powerful evolve form? Pikachu is only at #4 because the T.V. show has makes people LOVE pikachu. WOW! Pikachu can defeat rock, ground, and it's better form! This is totally showing that pikachu is the best in the game! The T.V. show was the only reason pikachu became the mascot. If the T.V. show was never made, the mascot would have to be charizard or Mewtwo.

As much as I love Pikachu, Raichu is my favorite electric mouse! It is adorable and a little chubby powerhouse of electric energy! I think Raichu is way underestimated because its stuck in Pikachu's shadow.

Light Ball Pikachu is better... My love for the anime makes it so I can't evolve my Pikachu, which is why I'd just rather use another electric line altogether like Magneton or Luxray if I can't find Pikachu with Light Ball.

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10Raikou

Raikou's exceptional speed and special attack have made him a great competitive Pokemon since he was introduced in Gold and Silver. He has never dropped below the UU mark in any generation, currently residing in BL for ORAS. Rainout has a variety of awesome sets ranging from assault vest, to a deadly specs set, and even a very dangerous calm mind set. If that wasn't enough, he looks badass. I mean, how could you go wrong with a saber tooth that shoots bolts of lighting

Yeah raikou is great I mean he is a legendary

Raikou has awesome stats, move sets to match it, and is plain awesome, number one in histories books!

Raikou is a legendary how come he is down here

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The Contenders

11Manectric

WHAT?! THAT Pokemon IS THIS LOW?! MANECTRIC IS SO MUCH POWERFUL! For me, it totally beat the entire elite four and champion in emerald, excepted Drake because it has a god damn Flygon! (Note: Flygon is the best dragon ever). Seriously?! Just check his stats and even the generation after emerald, he was able to learn FLAMETHROWER! And now, Manectric has a mega-evolution! Does that mean anything for you?! MANECTRIC KICKS PIKACHU'S BUTT IN NO TIME! WHY PIKACHU IS SO HIGH?! I could understand Raichu, but WHY PIKACHU?!?!? And if you think I am mad, it's that you did not see my opinion of Charizard... - Croquedead

Manectric is an excellent electric Pokemon. I wouldn't say the best, but should at least be in the top 10. Most of the Pokemon in the top 10 don't have Mega Evolutions. Guess who does? The Discharge Pokemon itself. I could talk about how it's stats are so great, which, in honesty, are pretty good, and that it's Mega just makes them even better, and that it looks pretty cool and all that, but...

He is so cool, he is very strong. ( Other than the legendary electric ones ) He is very reliable, especially in the 8th gym in the Hoenn region ( only in Ruby and Sapphire ) And he is useful for the champion ( Emerald only ) And he is just great for other gyms.

Manectric! Manectric is the best I don't know why Manectric is at no.11 but for me he is no. 1!

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12Rotom

Now this makes me sad. Rotom is my favorite Pokemon overall, and I thought he'd make it at least to the low part of the top 10. He can change forms, which adds a very high level of strategy to it, although his normal form allows him to use its ghost-type moves to their best potential. You can just use Rain Dance, then Thunder (Thunder can't miss when it's raining), and when they're paralyzed because of Thunder, use Hex. An amazing set-up that only Rotom can fully take advantage of, which I use a lot when I battle tough opponents. UP-VOTE ROTOM!

Rotom is awesome plus rotom spelled backwards is motor I think rotom's best form is wash form or mow or lawn form which is water and grass types tell me what you think is rotom's best form tell me

Why is Rotom so low? This thing looks cool, and it is great all around with barely any weakness since it can change forms.

Wash form+hydro pump+thunderbolt+shadow ball+signal beam=success

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13Galvantula

I don't like spiders but this Pokemon is too awesome to be a spider he is dang awesome. epic speed and sp attack and I personally like its movepool. I use serebii's agilliball it works well but I use a different nature +speed (helps electro ball and attacks faster) -attack (useless I never use attack with him). Well that's my mark so hope he will be number 1 I know so

Galvantula is plain and simple a complete badass. His speed will never let you down and he moves first 99 percent of the time. His move sets are incredible and his abilities knock other Pokemon off the chart. Just the fact that he has SIX EYES AND IS A GIGANTIC MOTHIM EATING SPIDER is enough for me to love him. Not so great with attack but special attack makes up for that. And besides if you know how to use him it wont matter because electric types are super effective against so many things anyway.

Galvantula are the best! Wow looked the speed. The type is also really good bug and electric. The move is really strong, it has bug buzz, electroweb, and also sucker punch. It's ability is really good compound eyes which made the pokemon accuracy boosted. I never failed used move.

I hate spiders, but Galvantula's certainly an exception. I always send mine out straight away, she uses Sticky Web, and then has the option of Thunder, with accuracy boosted! So underrated! - Violetkat4211

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14Zebstrika

Zebstrika is just badass. It gives off the impression of "I will DESTROY you if you hurt me or any of my friends!. " Its cry is badass and it sounds like it could scare off any pokémon that dares threaten it. Also, its not another Pikachu clone (*cough*Emolga*cough*).

I used to laugh at this, thinking it was a unique idea but that it had horrible stats. Elesa proved me wrong. It has great attack and speed, and an OP moveset to go along with it.

I used to think that zebstrika was the worst...

An electric Zebra. Enough said.

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15Emolga

I just used it in a Pokemon y play through and I thought it would be dumb (me and some of my friends did a one type challenge) once I got acrobatics I practically one hit everything no joke except for Pokemon that it was weak against and not to mention if things are bad volt switch also a combination I used was I would nuzzle (paralyzes) and then electro ball (based off how much faster you are) this nuzzle electro ball has let me kill a haxorus no probs

Come on now it's the best Pokemon that doesn't evolve with great moves and types and speed it can wipe out almost all Pokemon

It helped me OWN the X game like BOSS.

It can kill anyone who tries to steal it's apples and jolteon be aware of it!

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16Thundurus

I have thundurus he's kinda cool I replaced his attacks with sky attack and thunderbolt

I voted on just my opinion, I think he is awesome

This guy has balls of thunder showering on you.

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17Eelektross

Eelektross is my favorite pokemon of all time for it being the best of the non weak trio.Eelektross fails in slow speed but that's fine as it's bulky so make it bulky.It's got great attack so you can balance that attack and defense to make it a great balanced pokemon.The ability not only makes it not only not weak to anything but takes out the entire ground typing.The moves he can learn are wonderful like drain punch, flawthrower, crunch, protect, coil, thunder punch, wild charge, discharge, brick break, and much more.It's wonderful ABSOL-Okay not going there also I love the design it's a leech monster eel fish thing that sucks the life force out of it's prey.That's pretty cool.Jolteons the best? No it's not just because it's speedy doesn't mean it's good.It's a weak pokemon in defense elecktross can take at least 1 hit before dying and you'll know it.My perfect Eelektross would be thunder punch, drain punch, coil, and protect with leftovers.Electric types might be needed to be ...more

From what I've seen from the list above this list is more of popularity than of actual usability. Pikachu and his evolution are terrible, why are they so high up? And everyone keeps making the argument that "they can beat any other electric type with their ability". That means nothing, as some of the Pokemon listed above are useless against anything else. Eelektross has no weakness, great bulk and attack, and probably the best move pool of any electric type. And Jolteon isn't the best. Sure it's fast and has high SpA, but it can easily be OHKO'd by any competitve physical attacker. Not saying it's bad, but some of the ones listed below it are obviously better. Other than legendarys, I have to through my vote with Eelektross. On equal level terms it's all but impossible to OHKO, and with its move pool plus an expert belt or life orb, Eelektross can OHKO almost any competitive type (grass, rock, ground, water, flying, or fire, to name a few). So yep. Eelektross is the best non legendary ...more

OK this is stupid. If you do any real calculations you would understand that eelektross is the best electric type. To prove

Ability
Levitate, cancels out any ground attacks that means it has no weakness.

Stats
Great special att and att. Good defense and special defends. Bad speed.

Moves
This is where eelektross shines. He has coil which raises at, definitely, acc and can use drain punch and brick break to defeat electivire. Flamethrower to defeat magnezone. Thunderbolt to defeat any one else.

It's the only Pokemon in existence to not be weak to anything, even after gen 6.

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18Arceus Electric Form

Oh, come on. Arceus should not be on this list. He's only an electric type if he's holding a specific item. Give the real electric type Pokemon a chance to shine. - TheStupidHobo

How can you people forget this bloody awesome pokemon!

I agree very much with this wonderful person! Arceus pretty much the best pokemon to set foot on this earth! No one can beat him due to his awesome ability! He should be number one!

The only type this should be on is normal it is a normal type without a Plate can't you people just take it off the list it isn't fair to Pokemon like Electabuzz, Dedenne and Pachirisu who are amazing but below this thing

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19Pichu

First of all whoever said Jynx is a bad Pokemon is an idiot and also Pichu shouldn't be higher than Electabuzz if it was better with stats it would actually get used but it also takes a lot to use just to sweep which is why it's in NU and belongs there

Pichu is my favorite Pokemon ever! It's so cute, and it is way better than Pikachu in every way! I want one in real life so bad! :3 :3 :3

Its easily the weakest electric type

Yeah he is better the all guys pichu

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20Electabuzz

Put it in top 10... it is a wonderful Pokemon

Kills Pokemon with thunderpunch and it can also learn physic? Beast combination easily number 1 electric Pokemon ever made.

Why is Electabuzz not in the top 5 AT LEAST?!

This guy is not that great

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