All Electric-type Pokemon weaknesses & resistances
Electric-type Pokemon are fan favorites thanks to Pikachu and some other lovely creatures. They can be hard to defeat for unprepared trainers, so here’s everything there’s to know about Electric-type Pokemon weaknesses and resistances.
Electric-type Pokemon are a staple of the franchise since its beginnings. With Pikachu as their main ambassador, Electric types are always relevant and can be a tough challenge for some players, no matter what Pokemon game they play.
Here’s everything you need to know about Electric-type Pokemon weaknesses and resistances so you have the upper hand in any battle.
- What are Electric-type Pokemon
- All Electric-type Pokemon weaknesses
- All Electric-type Pokemon resistances
What are Electric-type Pokemon
Electric-type Pokemon can sometimes have a lot of yellow in their designs since it’s the color of lightning in Pokemon games and anime. They can also have electricity-related names like Wattrel, Eelektrik, or Bliztle, among many others.
Electric-type Pokemon are tied with Normal types for having the fewest weaknesses, making it tough to exploit type effectiveness in battles. There’s usually an Electric-type specialist in mainline Pokemon games, also featuring something yellow in their outfits or their hair.
Fun fact: all Electric-type moves introduced in Gen 1 contain the word “Thunder.”
All Electric-type Pokemon weaknesses
Electric-type Pokemon are only weak against Ground-type moves. Since it’s their only weakness, you should pick Ground-type Pokemon that know Ground-type attacks. Ground types are immune to Electric-type moves, so you are safe.
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Do note that any Electric-type Pokemon with the Levitate Ability, the Air Balloon held item, or affected by moves like Magnet Rise or Telekinesis will be immune to Ground-type attacks.
Electric-type attacks aren’t very effective against other Electric-type Pokemon as well as Grass and Dragon types. Relying on these categories with Ground-type attacks is a good strategy, but keep in mind that some Electric-type Pokemon are dual types with different weaknesses and resistances.
All Electric-type Pokemon resistances
Electric-type Pokemon can resist Flying and Steel-type attacks as well as other Electric-type moves. From Gen 6 onward, Electric-type Pokemon can’t get paralyzed.
While Ground-type Pokemon are the best pick to fight an Electric-type, keep in mind that there are many dual types. Electric has been paired with every other type in the franchise, so you might have to take different weaknesses and resistances into account.
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