Best Electric-type Pokémon in Pokémon Go

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Pokemon Go is gaining popularity again and everyone is starting to research what kind of Pokemon to catch, train and use in raids/battles. In this guide, we take a look at Electric Pokemon! gives you some quick type and Pokemon stats to make sure you know what to look for and how to win.

Best Electric-type Pokémon in Pokémon Go

Before we begin, we want to cover a few important points while reading this list. Everything in the list below affects how we rank the best Pokemon, so you'll want to check it out at least once.



  • Pokémon Modifications: Certain Pokémon can be modified into different versions, which greatly strengthens them so as to place them at the top of a list, even if their standard version would not be there. For this reason, we've included a separate list for the strongest Modified Electric-type Pokémon.
  • Combination Types: Any Pokemon type can be mixed with any other type, which can cause confusion in choosing the best one. These secondary types can alter the recommended moveset, weaknesses, and other important stats such as Max CP. For this reason, we decided to include a list of the best Pokemon exclusive to Electric.
  • The Algorithm: We determine our lists by getting the stats of the ten Pokémon with the highest CP in their category. Then we take the averages of their max CP, attack, defense, and stamina. Ranks are determined by which Pokemon has the best overall placement of those stats. We did it this way because it means you don't just get the highest CP, but rather the strongest Pokemon ranked by balanced averages.
  • Lists of major Electric types: The list below provides you with all of the lists we provide in this guide for Electric Pokemon.
    • Electric Type General Top 10
    • Top five exclusive electric type
    • Top three modified electric type
  • Strengths/Weaknesses: This list will provide you with all the weaknesses and strengths of Fairy-type Pokémon.
    • Strong Weakness(es): None
    • Weakness(es): Ground
    • Resistance(s): Electric, Flywheel, Steel
    • Strong Resistance(s): None

Related: Best Dark Type Pokemon In Pokemon Go - Pro Game Guides



Electric Type General Top 10

  • # 1: Zekrom
    • CP max: 4565
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 275/211/205
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Dragon Breath
      • Charge Attack: Wild Charge
  • # 2: Zapdos
    • CP max: 3987
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 253/185/207
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Thunder Shock
      • Charge Attack: Thunderbolt
  • # 3: Raikou
    • CP max: 3902
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 241/195/207
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Thunder Shock
      • Charge Attack: Wild Charge
  • # 4: Thundurus
    • CP max: 3782
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 266/164/188
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Thunder Shock
      • Charge Attack: Thunder Clap
  • # 5: Magnezone
    • CP max: 3623
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 238/1205/172
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Spark
      • Charge Attack: Wild Charge
  • # 6: Electivire
    • CP max: 3481
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 249/163/181
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Low Kick
      • Charge Attack: Wild Charge
  • # 7: Ampharos
    • CP max: 3225
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 211/169/207
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Voltage Switch
      • Charge Attack: Zap Cannon
  • #8: Luxray (tied)
    • Max CP: 3265
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 232/156/190
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Snarl
      • Charge Attack: Charge Wild
  • #8: Jolteon (Tie)
    • Max CP: 3265
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 232/182/163
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Thunder Shock
      • Charge Attack: Thunderbolt
  • #10: Magneton
    • CP max: 2810
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 223/169/137
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Spark
      • Charge Attack: Discharge

Top five exclusive electric type

  • # 1: Raikou
    • CP max: 3902
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 241/195/207
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Thunder Shock
      • Charge Attack: Wild Charge
  • # 2: Electivire
    • CP max: 3481
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 249/163/181
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Low Kick
      • Charge Attack: Wild Charge
  • # 3: Ampharos
    • CP max: 3225
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 211/169/207
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Voltage Switch
      • Charge Attack: Zap Cannon
  • #4: Luxray (tied)
    • Max CP: 3265
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 232/156/190
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Snarl
      • Charge Attack: Charge Wild
  • #4: Jolteon (Tie)
    • Max CP: 3265
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 232/182/163
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Thunder Shock
      • Charge Attack: Thunderbolt

Top three modified electric type

  • # 1: Mega Ampharos
    • CP max: 4799
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 294/207/203
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Voltage Switch
      • Charge Attack: Dragon Pulse
  • #2: Incarnate Thundurus
    • CP max: 3782
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 266/164/188
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Thunder Shock
      • Charge Attack: Thunder Clap
  • Alola Golem
    • CP max: 3334
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 211/198/190
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Stone Throw
      • Charge Attack: Wild Charge

If you own any of the Electric Pokemon listed above, we suggest you research Raids and Battles! Remember: with Electric Pokemon, you want to avoid battling their pawns, primarily Steel Pokemon. Check back for updates each season!



Want to see the best of some other guy? Check out our guides to find the best Fairy-type Pokemon and the best Rock-type Pokemon!

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