Top Ten Best Electric Pokemon


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Jolteon is definitely THE BEST electric pokemon ever! Not just its stupendous stats, it can beat any electric pokemon because of its volt absorb ability...
And lets face it... Pikachu is just popular because its d face of the anime... -_-"

And eelektross from the latest generation is quite nice too.. No damage from ground attacks => no weakness..
I guess you'll say zapdos doesn't take damage from ground attacks, but zapdos is still weak against all the weaknesses of flying types...
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.
[Newest]Not only is he the best, but he has the BEST moves EVER! Man, he sure is #1
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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.
[Newest]It has eyes which can see through anything. It spots and captures prey hiding behind objects.
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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
He is my favourite Pokemon because I just love his power, appearance, his best moves that they are brick break thunder protect and thunderpunch. he can even own someone with one hit only!
[Newest]Pushes the tips of its two tails against the foe, then lets loose with over 20,000 volts of power.
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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.
[Newest]I love pikachu he's very cute!
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Zapdos is cool you should really vote for him belive me I am a Pokemon Expert.
Its really cool and has an amazing stat total yo should vote 4 him
Its a bird that can turn any pokemon to a crisp
[Newest]A legendary Pokémon that is said to live inside thunder clouds. It can freely control thunder.

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 Pull, they have nowhere to run, and all it takes is a glorious move from Magnezone's vast arsenal to take 'em out. No other Pokemon can do this, not like Magnezone can.

3) Dem stats

Magnezone lacks the speed that many electric types are known for, like Jolteon and Electrode. But Magnezone makes up for it with its sheer power. 130 base special attack, the highest of all Electric types. And while Magnezone has pitiful attack, since when is Electric a physical type? Sure, you have Spark and Wild Charge, but the only Pokemon that's gonna make use of them is Electivire, and he's not even gonna do that great of a job at that. Combine that with respectable bulk and you have a monster of a Pokemon.

4) Moves

Magnezone has a quadruple weakness to Ground. However, unlike the other Electric types that have Ground type weaknesses, Magnezone can take care of them with its own tricks. While Magneton is better at this sort of ploy, Magnezone does it well too. Many Ground types are also Rock types, and at the same time they are SLOW. Magnezone has a move called Magnet Rise, which gives it immunity to ground. Since Magnezone is faster than these guys, all it takes is a Magnet Rise and a supereffective Flash Cannon to the face and that poor Pokemon is sent to the Pokemon Center. Golem? Fainted. Rhyperior? Fainted.

Hopefully this has convinced you of Magnezone's greatness. No Electric type can rival this guy's sheer power and durability.
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.





An amazing moveset including thunder bolt and discharge and electro ball and its stats are amazzingly high and its just super cool!
[Newest]It evolved from exposure to a special magnetic field. Three units generate magnetism.

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
Ampharos is a reliable Pokemon with a great moveset given you play your cards right. A good Sp. Attack stat. And come on, guys, face it. Ampharos is WAY cuter than Pikachu~!
[Newest]It gives off so much light that it can be seen even from space. People in the old days used its light to send signals back and forth with others far away.
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A legendary electric dragon Pokemon that is completely black with red eyes that glows when its body generates lightning? ENOUGH SAID!
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.
Zekrom should be rated number one because he can ko any of these pokemon easily
[Newest]This is currently the best electric type Pokemon that I know. This Pokemon appears in legends and myths. It generates electricity in its tail.

As much as I always thought Pikachu is one of the most powerful Pokemon I love Raichu too because he or she is a real powerhouse.
Raichu is just as cute as he or she is powerful just like Pikachu.
In my team I could have Pikachu as the speedhouse and Raichu as the powerhouse whenever there's an electric showdown.
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.
Because raichu has more definitely. Stat, speed, attack stat then pikachu plus he's
Really cool looking too. And if he was created he has too be better then pikachu. Face it people he really awesome. :D
[Newest]Its electrical attacks may reach 10,000 volts. It discharges electricity from its tail, so it is not harmed by its own power.


WHAT RAIKOU IS AWESOME HE CRUSHES WHY IS HE NUMBER 11 WHO'S WITH ME HE SHOULD BE NUMBER ONE obviously he is awesome he has a cloud on his back that is awesome in the movie Zoroak: master of illusion he was shiny that is SO COOL but he did try to stop Zoroak from getting to her young they thought she was trying to purposly destroying the town. But she ended up getting to Zorua.
Yeah raikou is great I mean he is a legendary
[Newest]It is said to have fallen with lightning. It can fire thunderbolts from the rain clouds on its back.

The Contenders

11Arceus 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.


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!
[Newest]I vote because I know that arceus is most powerful Pokemon in the world I wish I will get arceus

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...


Manectric is constantly discharging electricity from its mane. The sparks sometimes ignite forest fires. When it enters a battle, this Pokémon creates thunderclouds.
He is way better than Luxray. How is he so low? I love Manectric. His attack and speed are awesome and can beat Ampharos any day.

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*).
An electric Zebra. Enough said.
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.

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
Wash form in competitive play
Obviously the best the best of all time smahing all pokemons

Oh man this guy is amazing! Easily the best electric type yet! Why he is electric/normal rather than just electric I don't know but who cares, he's immune to ghost attacks and is overall a fantastic Pokemon all around!


With the ability to heal it when hit with a water move. So in double battles use surf if your team mate is Heliolisk
Every one who posted good for heliolisk is right and every one else sucks

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 speedy.but ol' Elektross here proves that you don't need to be speedy to be the best.Slow and steady wins the pokemon battle.
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 electric type, in my opinion.
OK this is stupid. If you do any real calculations you would understand that eelektross is the best electric type. To prove

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

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

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.
[Newest]Did anyone mention no weakness?!

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.

This one is the cooliest and the best electric pokemn... aside from it's adorable appearance,,, it also have cool attack swhich fits in battling and pokemon contest


Pachirisu has got a very very strong thunderbolt attack but its other moves are quit weak but it is very fast. !
pachirisu is so cute! however, its attacks are not so powerful, it can still win with his awesome speed!

ps: give him attract!
[Newest]He/she is so cute!

With lanturn's water absorb ability it can easily smash almost all water types in a single move. It's stat grown isn't phenomenal, but its hp stat allows for a little cushion to work with. Not to mention it can straight up murder ground type Pokemon with water type moves. Lanturn is a Pokemon that is extremely useful when played the right way.
Awesome. Covers ground type weakness of most electric types with it's water half
Water Electric fish? Monster unstoppable plus look adorable
[Newest]Best type combination ever!

The highest speed of all electric types, very good stats, and awesome move set. With one explosion it can defeat opponents even 10 levels higher!
Come on the fastest electric type
Constantly underrated. It's not the best but shouldn't be #28...

Like the best Pokemon ever. I love him, and when I was little I made my e-mail password his name And also, its not Minum. Its Minun. N, not M. Just wanted to say because it bugs me when people say it Minum, and a lot of people do. I also like Plusle, But Minun more
Jusr like plusle... Minum is also cute and powerful


It's so cuute! It's my favorite Pokemon

Kills Pokemon with thunderpunch and it can also learn physic? Beast combination easily number 1 electric Pokemon ever made.
All of his forms are the best
Why is Electabuzz not in the top 5 AT LEAST?!
The original King of thunder types badass design when I first saw him I had to have one. I thought he couldn't get any epicer then I saw his first form. He looks legendary. Then he's third in sinnoh don't get me started. Elekid is at 10 Electabuzz is at 5 and Electivre is at 1

Cute and powerful electric pokemon... very helping in battles


I see Plusle and Minun use Helping Hand every time I battle them (Pokemon Diamond Version) it does absolutely nothing


It's little and cute. And work together with minum

OMG! He is so cute, but his evolution is even cuter!


A very energetic pokemon... this have cool attacks


The spikes on its tail discharge immense bolts of lightning. It flies around the Unova region firing off lightning bolts.
I think landerous is the best electric legendary in the world of Pokemon but it is a bit weack against its 2 brothers because I saw a video and easily landerous was defeated but who can I say? He looks so awesome!

Pichu is my number 1 FAN!

Chinchou is really an awesome pokemon because it can have the ability of volt absorb or water absorb chinchou also can learn good moves like discharge and hydro pump and it could learn ice types move like hail blizzard and ice beam which is very cool also they could learn surf waterfall and dive so it could also a great HM slave too
When Chinchou evolves, it is truly unstoppable.
It's not just electric its water too!... isn't it cool


[Newest]Best electric type pokemon because of its dual type. Water and electric


Yay! Shinx, the cute electric cat Pokemon! Don't forget, IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S WEARING PANTS.
Shinx is a very cute Pokemon. I just love him
He'll shinx should be on top every time for a cute contesst no mader what it's so dang adorable I have it in my team every time I find one

Magneton are strong and powerful with high special attack in the handbook he was a five in the top ten electric pokemon.



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.
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 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.
[Newest]Compound eyes and thunder!

Silent but inside hids it's powerful electrifyinh attacks



Yup starts cute and strong evolves stronger and then becomes a straight up monster all his forms rule
I love elekid and its family. Its cute but also looks kind of tough at the same time.


I love Elekid and its family

Mareep is the best Pokemon ever, she is a lighthouse
Mareep and Sheep Man both look alike (+ there also electrical sheep)


A furry, yellow spider. What's not to love


Well, this isn't much of a defense for shinx, but you really should spell shinx's name right. Thumbs up to this if you agree that you should spell a Pokemon's name right.
You just did a typo
FU there's already a shinx on this list and also higher up!

Not only is flaaffy strong it's cutetoo

I can he is so weak
Can't believe he isn't at the top 10!

Dedenne is much stronger that you think he is! Come on, please stop bullying this innocent Pokemon just because it has the same eyes and cheeks as the stupid Pokemon Pikachu. Dedenne has an excellent type combination (Electric/Fairy) and can take down any pesky Pikachu any day. It can learn cool moves like thunderbolt and thunder and grass knot and more!
Dedenne is cute, but I don't just like it for its appearance. Its fairy typing helps a lot. It may not cover as many of its weaknesses, but it certainly makes it super effective on many types. Combine that with its speed, and it's a very handy little helper! :3
Dedenne is the best! Believe me! I beat the Elite Four using only Dedenne (it was level 100) and only having to use 1 max revive and a super potion. It totally rocks!
[Newest]I do say Dedenne because he can sense electricity from far away

Gogoat is definitely not a electric type!


So great. Not electric?!?!
Yay, but why so low

I like how it lives on the floors of bodies of water, but it isn't water type.
That's what makes it awesome.
Very low on the list
Very better at using ground attacks! Because pikchu doesn't learn earth attacks and means stunfisk<3 can toake down
AL other electric Pokemon with its ground attacks because electric is weak to earth

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