Top 10 Best Electric Type Pokemon

The Top Ten
1 Jolteon Jolteon, known in Japan as Thunders, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Jolteon has an above-average, very high Special Attack and Speed. Its Volt Absorb keeps it from taking damage from its type that it would normally take damage from. Its unique pure typing, like Luxray, prevents it from having additional weaknesses, such as Zapdos that is also weak to Rock and Ice type moves due to it being a Flying type. This pure typing, and that typing having only one weakness, definitely gives Jolteon the upper hand in its tier. Although it is ineffective to use against a party that contains a Manectric due to Lightningrod, Jolteon is not my favorite of the Eeveelutions (although it gets awfully close), and most of Jolteon's Special Attack moves being Electric type, I would say Jolteon is an excellent choice if you are looking for an Electric sweeper. Just hook that baby up with Choice Specs and teach it Thunder, and you're good to go!

Jolteon ties for the highest Special Attack of Electric types, at 130. Its Volt Absorb keeps it alive, and its immense Speed lets it hit hard and faint Pokémon before they have a chance to attack. It's my third in my Ragnarok trio, the first two being Charizard and Dewgong. Its defense is high enough to take a few physical hits and keep going, but that's not the point. One Thunder takes down most Pokémon, or perhaps a Shadow Ball or Signal Beam. It's a solid Eeveelution and can take down just about anything in its way.

Protip: Teach it Shadow Ball and Toxic. That way, it can hit any type for massive damage.

2 Luxray Luxray, known in Japan as Rentorar, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Luxray has amazing stats. Its attack is powerful. The fact that he learns a move I've used to KO most Pokemon out there as a Shinx is amazing. The 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 Jolteon if going back and forth. Jolteon was first, but Luxray came along, and let's face it, Pikachu doesn't belong in 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 since Pikachu evolves into Raichu. In short terms, Luxray deserves #1.

In short terms, Luxray deserves #1. Luxray has amazing stats. Its attack is powerful. The fact that 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, like Giga Impact with his Attack Stat, talk about a powerhouse. Luxray's defense isn't bad either. It would definitely outlast Jolteon if going back and forth. Jolteon was first, but Luxray came along, and let's face it, Pikachu doesn't belong in 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.

3 Pikachu Pikachu (Japanese: ピカチュウ) are a species of Pokémon, fictional creatures that appear in an assortment of video games, animated television shows and movies, trading card games, and comic books licensed by The Pokémon Company, a Japanese corporation. A mascot of the Pokemon franchise, it's considered to be the most iconic character of all Pokemon species, as well as a major character in Japanese... read more

The best electric type Pokemon I like is Pikachu. Raichu should be removed forever from the game and the anime for sure. People who like Raichu and think Pikachu is disgusting or whatever, you are mistaken. Now, take Raichu down from the list! Pikachu can be like Ash's Pikachu if we train it with Super Training, just giving a lot of work on Defense and Special Defense. Or use the other electric type Pokemon to support Pikachu for speed and evasion by using Jolteon. I only use Jolteon for passing the speed stat to Pikachu, who is my main Pokemon on the team. Let's vote for Pikachu and put a dislike on the comments that wrote Raichu is the best.

Most people who want an electric type go for Pikachu. The only region it's not in is Unova. Pikachu is more powerful with a Light Ball or an Eviolite. It's a Pokemon that can beat its evolution, or what it's weak against, just because it can learn moves that are strong against it. It can learn both Surf and Fly if you're lucky. It can also learn Volt Tackle when it is hatched after you put in a Pikachu with a Light Ball. Also, like Popplio, it needs some love. When people get a Pikachu, or even an Eevee, they only get it for its evolution. It may look weak, but with the right care, it is a powerhouse.

4 Zapdos Zapdos, known in Japan as Thunder, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

I like Magnezone a lot, but Zapdos looks cooler and has only two weaknesses: rock and ice. The two common against flying, excluding electric. Zapdos can just come up behind a Pokemon and zap them until they are fried to eat. Zapdos sounds dangerous in real life, but training one could be awesome. When telling your friends that you have a pet Zapdos, they would run away in fright.

Best one by far. He is the first legendary Pokemon for a reason because he is the best. There is no way Jolteon is better at electric attacks than Zapdos or Zekrom. The strongest attack from Jolteon would barely make Zapdos notice Jolteon's existence.

It is a legendary. Why is it at number 5? Pikachu is the face of the anime, so why would you think it has good stats? Think of the battles! People would wet their pants and run when you send Zapdos out! It is the second (dos means two) legendary bird!

5 Magnezone

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 Pokémon 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 Pokémon of all time. Eleven resistances and an immunity, that's twelve! Water isn't an issue since Magnezone can just super-effectively 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 Pokémon 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. A 130 base special attack is 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 Pokémon that's going to make use of them is Electivire, and he's not even going to do that great of a job at it. Combine that with respectable bulk and you have a monster of a Pokémon.

4. Moves

Magnezone has a quadruple weakness to Ground. However, unlike other Electric types with 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... more

6 Electivire

Electivire is a potential threat to 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 its Motor Drive, and then it becomes 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.

Electivire is amazing in competitive battle, especially against other Electric types. It's one of the few Pokemon that can learn Earthquake and all three elemental punch moves, not to mention Rock Slide and Brick Break/Cross Chop/Focus Punch. With its incredibly high attack and speed stats, along with Motor Drive, it can sweep most Pokemon in single battles and is even better in double battles. Paired with Eelektross or Rotom, this badass can Earthquake the enemy without having to worry about your support. Electivire's overall design is awesome and deserves a higher rank than Luxray (not trying to be a hater, just so you know), which has much lower stats and a less useful attack stat. However, I guess I can see how Jolteon could outclass just about any Electric type out there.

7 Ampharos Ampharos is an Electric-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II. It evolves from Flaaffy starting at level 30. It is the final form of Mareep. It can Mega Evolve into Mega Ampharos using the Ampharosite, in which it becomes an Electric/Dragon-type.

I'm playing Gold/Silver for the first time... bag Mareep... stick it in my box...

Then, of course, when I play it the second time, I realize that this is a monster... not the speediest, but it doesn't have to be...

ThunderPunch/Thunder Wave and two moves of your choice. Get it up to level 82 (a lot of water in the game), owns the Elite 4 (bar one gym, of course). Too easy, yeah?

Play Crystal. Unless you have trading facilities, you can't catch a Mareep in the wild, so you have to change your entire playing strategy. Brilliant. Nintendo made Gold/Silver in 2 megabytes of code. Astonishing programming.

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. Its 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.

8 Raichu Raichu, known in Japan as the same name, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Wow, I am extremely tired of what Pikachu's fanbase is doing. Believe me, I am COMPLETELY fine if you prefer Pikachu. The problem is when people say, "Pikachu is the best and if you prefer any Pokémon over it you deserve to ROT IN HELL." I do not want any more comments like this. It's becoming a problem, and it's JUST STUPID! Anyway, I respect your opinion, but this is going too far. Raichu has better stats than Pikachu. Pikachu evolves into it, so it's OBVIOUSLY stronger. Raichu has an amazing Alolan Form with a unique type (Electric/Psychic, take that Pikachu), and it has a killer moveset to top it off. Pikachu, on the other hand, has good speed.

*That was off-topic, everything after has to do with the vote.

Definitely! How is an ugly yellow rat (joke) better than its more powerful form? It's apparently cuter, and that randomly makes it better.

THAT'S BULL! (sorry, too mad, let me calm down) We FINALLY have a list where Raichu is higher than Pikachu! I always try to get a Thunderstone when my Pichu evolves. I respect your opinion if you prefer Pikachu, though.

9 Zekrom Zekrom, known in Japan as the same name, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

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 it 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 affect 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 beat Area 10 of the Black Tower. And if you give it an item, Zekrom becomes an indestructible beast that you can depend on.

10 Raikou Raikou, known in Japan as the same name, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

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. Raikou has a variety of awesome sets ranging from an 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-toothed tiger that shoots bolts of lightning?

Raikou is a legendary, making him strong already. He also has amazing speed and special attack, making him exceptional. Most little kids may not vote for him since he is a slightly older Pokemon, and you don't see him in the new seasons of the anime.

I'm partial to Raikou myself, and I've heard how amazing it is, especially considering he's a legendary dog. Also, my friends and I were deciding who would be which legendary dog, and I got Raikou.

The Contenders
11 Eelektross

Eelektross is my favorite Pokémon 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 Pokémon. The ability not only makes it not weak to anything, but takes out the entire ground typing. The moves he can learn are wonderful, like Drain Punch, Flamethrower, 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 its prey. That's pretty cool. Jolteon's the best? No, it's not. Just because it's speedy doesn't mean it's good. It's a weak Pokémon in defense. Eelektross can take at least one 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' Eelektross here proves that you don't need to be speedy to be the best. Slow and steady wins the Pokémon battle.

12 Manectric

How is Manectric number 11?

I will admit that without its Mega Evolution, it shouldn't be in the top 10. However, its Lightning Rod ability before you Mega Evolve can give you a Special Attack boost that basically turns you into an ass-kicking machine! Not only that, it has amazing coverage with Thunderbolt, Flamethrower, Hidden Power Ice, and Volt Switch. This makes it a solid special sweeper that can handle any team that lacks a specially defensive wall. It's my favorite Pokémon and an absolute beast. Plus, shiny Manectric looks evil, man.

Manectric is an excellent Electric Pokemon. I wouldn't say it's the best, but it 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 its stats are so great, which, in honesty, are pretty good. Its Mega Evolution just makes them even better. It also looks pretty cool and all that, but...

13 Galvantula

First, let's talk about its typing. Bug/Electric, how often have you seen that? Secondly, its Special Attack and Speed are off the charts! I personally choose him over other electric types like Electivire because he cannot be one-shot by Earthquake. He has an outstanding move pool and is just an overall badass!

Galvantulas are the best! Wow, look at the speed. The typing is also really good: Bug and Electric. The moves are really strong. It has Bug Buzz, Electroweb, and also Sucker Punch. Its ability is really good - Compound Eyes - which makes the Pokemon's accuracy boosted. I never failed to use a move.

Galvantula is unique when it comes to typing, which is Electric and Bug. He is fast and has a pretty good Special Attack. Not the best physical attacker, but he makes up for it with Special Attack.

14 Zebstrika

If there were ever going to be Unova remakes in the future (as long as they don't screw up), or a Unova-based Legends game, this is probably the Pokemon I'll be frequently using. As someone who likes horses, having a palette-swapped zebra as a design is pretty creative. The only flaw this Pokemon has is its awkward stats, which is a bit of a shame if you had one in your party. Even though Elesa's Zebstrika can easily charge through your team like a filly with a burr under its saddle if you don't have a ground-type (okay, no more horse-related similes). Nicknames? Well, as someone who liked country music when I first started playing Black and White, I called mine "Rhett Akins"... (yeah, I didn't have anything better to name him).

Aw yeah. This Pokemon is amazing. Just take a look at him or her! He looks like he should be saying, "Go ahead, or else I'll gallop towards you, ram you, and violently shock you!"

15 Rotom Rotom, known in Japan as the same name, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

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. Upvote Rotom!

Rotom should be higher on this list. First off, with its Wash form, it can be a beast with only one weakness. And there are a ton of other forms. Let's not forget that it can learn many moves outside of its type. If not Rotom, at least put Rotom Wash on this list, and get it into the top ten.

Rotom! Why are you so low? Are people just ignorant and have no clue what a good Pokemon is? Oh well, maybe the Ghost-Type list.

16 Thundurus Thundurus, known in Japan as Voltolos, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

The spikes on its tail discharge immense bolts of lightning. It flies around the Unova region firing off lightning bolts.

I would say this is the best electric-type Pokémon. It should be first!

I think Thundurus is the best electric legendary in the world of Pokémon, but it is a bit weak against its two brothers because I saw a video where Thundurus was easily defeated. But who can I say? He looks so awesome!

17 Pichu Pichu is an Electric type Baby Pokémon introduced in Gen. 2. It evolves into Pikachu. It is in the in undiscovered egg group, since it's a baby Pokémon. It is No. 172 in the Pokedex. It can be called a joke character in Super Smash Bros. Melee, because of its awful stats and weak moves. After its comeback in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, it is considered one of the best characters in the game.

Pikachu's my favorite, but I'm voting Pichu. What's not to love about Pichu? He's like a cuter, girlier version of Pikachu. Which makes me smile because I've always grown up liking girly/cutesy things as a whole. -Jirachu, who's also made several anon comments on other Pokémon too.

He's not exactly powerful, but come on, he's so darn adorable! How can you not like this cute little guy?

Pichu literally somehow made it to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Come on, he should be 1st, everyone. But there are better Smash characters, like Joker.

18 Emolga Emolga, known in Japan as Emonga, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

This Pokemon's Flying type makes up for the fact that Electric-type moves can't affect Ground types. Like Swampert, it is a dual-type Pokemon whose one type makes up for the weakness of the other type. Emolga is underrated.

This Pokemon was the root cause for the Electric gyms in Gen 5 being the hardest challenge in every run-through I have had. Its Flying type gets rid of the obnoxious Ground counter, and, being an Electric type, it normalizes the Electric weakness. Due to it being resistant to most Electric counters, it is one of my go-to Electric types.

The only reason I don't use it on most run-throughs is that it can't use Fly, making it an inconvenient Flying type.

Are you kidding? I don't know why Jolteon is at the top of the list. I used Emolga in B2, and it was awesome! Speedy and has a great Attack and Special Attack. Emolga deserves to be in the top 10. Not even Ground types can stop this mon.

19 Pachirisu Pachirisu, known in Japan as the same name, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Pachirisu is like a much cuter version of Pikachu! Pikachu is adorable too, though! It's a little blue squirrel with a fluffy tail and little cheeks just like Pikachu, except yellow! Blue and yellow are so pretty together, in my opinion! I think this Pokemon should be in the top ten for cuteness and just being an electric type... Please vote!

If the 2014 World Championship showed us anything, it is that Pachirisu doesn't care. Takes Draco Meteor to the face and still lives.

My personal setup for this little squirrel is (DOU):

Leftovers
Volt Absorb
Attract/Nuzzle/Super Fang/Follow Me

With a Lanturn with leftovers, Aqua Ring, Discharge, Heal Bell, and Ice Beam, it is a very formidable and unexpected challenge.

Pachirisu has got a very, very strong thunderbolt attack, but its other moves are quite weak, but it is very fast!

20 Heliolisk Heliolisk is a dual-type Electric/Normal Pokémon introduced in the Pokémon franchise's sixth generation. It evolves from Helioptile and is known for its ability to generate solar energy. Heliolisk's frilled neck can absorb sunlight, which it converts into powerful Electric-type attacks. Its unique typing and sun-related abilities add a dynamic aspect to battles.

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!

Heliolisk and Ampharos are both my go-to Electric-types, and, in Ultra Sun, I managed to get a shiny Ampharos and Heliolisk on my team! Helio (Heliolisk) and Amphy (Ampharos) both wreaked havoc on everything that came their way.

It has a high special attack and speed + Bulldoze, which can defeat other electric types + Razor Wind, making it strong against grass types.

21 Minun Minun, known in Japan as the same name, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Plusle and Minun are THE CUTEST! I think that they are math Pokémon too: Plusle is addition, and Minun is subtraction!

I think he's just as cute as a cutie!

Like the best Pokemon ever. I love him, and when I was little, I made my email password his name. And also, it's not Minum. It's 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.

22 Electabuzz

The original king of thunder types, with a badass design. When I first saw him, I had to have one. I thought he couldn't get any more epic, 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 Electivire is at 1.

Kills Pokemon with Thunder Punch, and it can also learn Psychic? Beast combination, easily number 1 electric Pokemon ever made.

Electabuzz is the reason Thunder Punch exists. It's one of the originals. Not only is it iconic, but it's also epic. Enough said.

23 Tapu Koko

Excuse me, but Tapu Koko is way more powerful than Pikachu. They should switch places!

It should be top. I beat all the electric ones on this list with it, so it should be top.

Guardian of Melemele Island. Funny and mysterious. Oh, he's super fast too.

24 Plusle Plusle, known in Japan as Prasle, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

This may not float your boat, but Plusle is actually decent and can troll people if you use it right. You can lock your opponent into a move with Encore, then set up Nasty Plots and maybe a Substitute, and BOOM, proceed to sweep. Plus (hehe, get it? Plus, because it's Plusle), it's so cute, it outdoes every Electric type for ultimate cuteness, in my opinion. Plusle, you'll always be cool in my world.

Plusle may not be the strongest Pokémon out there, but I used one on my ORAS team, and it dominated. I'd take it over any Electric type any day.

I used one in ORAS, and it kicked major butt. She's cute with a little bite, happy but dangerous. She's everything you could want, and she is amazing at doing it.

25 Shinx Shinx, known in Japan as Kolink, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

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.

Shinx is a very cute Pokemon. I just love him.

You are so cute, Shinx! Please vote for him!

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