Usually weak against Ground and particularly strong against Water or Flying Pokémon , Electric types are a valuable addition to any player’s team on your way through Paldea.
We bring you our top 5 list of Electric-type Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet that you should consider hunting down as soon as possible.
Miraidon is one of the new Legendary Pokémon. Violet players will be familiar with it right away since Miraidon serves as the default mount that carries them across Paldea via ground, water, or air while Scarlet players can obtain it through trading.
Besides being your main transportation method, Miraidon is also a valuable sidekick in battles, but you only get to use it for fighting after you finish the main game. There’s a good explanation for this in the narrative, but it is a minor disadvantage that led to Miraidon being our 5th pick despite its Special Attack of 135 and total Base Stats of 670.
4/5 Sandy Shocks
As opposed to Miraidon, Sandy Shocks is a Scarlet exclusive. It’s an Electric/Ground Pokémon introduced in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, and it can give you a considerable advantage in battles against Flying Pokémon , with a Special Attack of 121 stat points.
It can also use the Protosynthesis ability to increase its most powerful stat by 50% if activated with Sunny Day.
Eelektross has been around since Generation V, but that doesn’t make it any less powerful than the new additions to this category. This Electric-type Pokémon comes with Attack and Special Attack stats of 115 and 105 points respectively and is particularly useful against Ground-type Pokémon because of its Levitate ability, which makes it immune to ground attacks.
Magnezone comes with strong Special Attack stats of 130 points, but his Defense and Special Defense stats of 110 and 90 respectively are not to be complained about. This advanced version of Magneton is immune to Poison-types and comes with a few special abilities—Magnet Pull, Sturdy, and Analytic, which is a hidden ability.
1/5 Iron Thorns
Our number one Electric Pokémon is the mighty robotic dinosaur-like Electric/Rock-type with Attack of 134 points and overall stats of 570. It doesn’t hurt that it looks like a cool, futuristic Godzilla. Iron Thorns’ already high stats are complimented by the special ability called Quark Drive which boosts the highest stat by 50% when Electric Terrain is activated.
Let us know if you have any favorites that didn’t make our list. While you’re at it, check out our other Pokémon Scarlet and Violet guides, especially our article on how to make an Electric-type Shiny boost sandwich.