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Electric Type Pokemon Weakness and Strengths Guide

Electric Type Pokemon Weakness and Strengths Guide

We’ve all witnessed the might of Electric types thanks to Pikachu in the anime.

But it’s not just Pikachu’s Thunder Shocks and Thunderbolts that have most of us quite shocked over the strength of this type.

With only one weakness and a high Special Attack stat, Electric types can be quite tough to deal with in battle.

In this guide, we share Electric type’s strengths and resistances, as well as how to counter them.

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Electric Pokemon Weakness Strengths
Infographic showing Electric Pokemon’s Strengths, Weaknesses, Resistances and Vulnerabilities

What Pokemon Are Good Against Electric?

Only Ground Pokemon are strong against Electric Pokemon.

This means Ground type attacks deal super effective hits on Electric Pokemon. As an added advantage over Electric types, Ground Pokemon are also immune to Electric moves.

Some excellent Ground type moves to use are Drill Run, Earth Power, and Earthquake.

Other Pokemon, like Grass and Dragon, can resist Electric moves, so they are also good to use.

Electric Pokemon only have one weakness, which means alongside Normal, it has the least number of weaknesses among all types.

What Are Electric Pokemon Strong Against?

Electric type moves are super effective against these Pokemon:

  • Flying
  • Water

This means that Electric moves like Volt Switch, Wild Charge, and Thunderbolt, to name a few, deal quite the damage to Water and Flying Pokemon!

And by using the move Electric Terrain, you can even boost the strength of Electric type moves by 30%!

Electric Terrain is a non-damaging move that electrifies the ground for five turns, which in turn boosts Electric moves and stops any Pokemon from sleeping on the battlefield.

What Are Electric Pokemon Resistant To?

Electric Pokemon resist the following types of moves:

  • Electric
  • Flying
  • Steel

That means Electric Pokemon resist their own moves.

This comes in handy when you use the moves Ion Deluge and Plasma Fists to turn any Normal attacks into Electric, essentially making Electric types resist Normal attacks too.

Pikachu and Electivire battling Yamper attack
Source: Bulbapedia

Best Counters For Electric Pokemon

Some of the best Pokemon to use against Electric Pokemon are Hippowdon (Ground), Mudsdale (Ground), Flygon (Ground/Dragon), Garchomp (Dragon/Ground), Torterra (Grass/Ground), and Swampert (Water/Ground).

As mentioned above, Electric Pokemon have a slightly lower Defense than the rest of its stats, so it’s good to target this weak point together with its type weakness.

The pure Ground types Hippowdon and Mudsdale both have high Attack stats.

Hippowdon also has great Defense and a Hidden Ability that can boost its Ground type attacks when in a sandstorm.

Mudsdale has the Stamina ability that can raise its Defense when attacked.

Flygon and Garchomp both have Dragon in its dual typing, which can resist Electric attacks. Flygon also has high Attack and Speed, while Garchomp has even better Attack, HP, Speed, and Defense.

Torterra’s additional Grass typing can resist Electric attacks, while its high Attack can dish out strong physical Ground moves and its decent Defense can protect it.

Lastly, Swampert’s unique dual typing lets it be immune to Electric, thanks to its secondary Ground typing.

Aside from having amazing Attack, HP, Defense, and Special Defense, it is also one of the few Pokemon to have only one weakness.