Eelektross

Levitate
The wielder is immune to Ground-type moves.
Type Tier
Electric NU
Level 50 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Min- Min Max Max+
HP
85
- 160 192 -
Atk
115
121 135 167 183
Def
80
90 100 132 145
SpA
105
112 125 157 172
SpD
80
90 100 132 145
Spe
50
63 70 102 112

Overview

Say hello to the most unique Pokemon in Unova. Eelektross has absolutely no weaknesses and passable defenses. The strangest thing about this eel is its seemingly never-ending movepool, which makes Eelektross very unpredictable, as every set has the potency to decide the outcome of a game.

Name Item Ability Nature

Physical Attacker

Flying Gem Levitate Adamant
Moveset EVs
~ Wild Charge
~ Acrobatics
~ Rock Slide
~ Crunch / Protect
252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD

Few Pokemon can attain the amount of KOs that Eelektross boasts. Flying Gem-boosted Acrobatics OHKOes Scrafty, Conkeldurr, and specially defensive Amoonguss. Wild Charge OHKOes most Jellicent and Tornadus, and does massive damage to everything else. Rock Slide is a coverage move for Fire-types and Landorus, if conserving the Flying Gem is important. The last moveslot is a toss-up between Protect and Crunch. Crunch gives more coverage against Ghost- and Psychic-type Pokemon such as Musharna and Golurk. The main downfall to Eelektross is its low base Speed. However, it has enough bulk to function in and out of Trick Room.

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Name Item Ability Nature

Special Attacker

Sitrus Berry Levitate Modest
Moveset EVs
~ Discharge / Thunderbolt
~ Flamethrower
~ Hidden Power Ice
~ Protect / Grass Knot
252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD

While Eelektross's physically-based set is excellent, there are several good reasons to use a Special Attack-based set. Eelektross still achieves flawless coverage, and has access to STAB Discharge. Flamethrower and Hidden Power Ice round out coverage. Grass Knot is only necessary if Seismitoad becomes an issue. The Electric-type STAB move of choice is usually more powerful than Grass Knot, even against Jellicent.

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Other Options

If your team is centered around Trick Room, a Brave or Quiet nature with 0 Speed IVs (or 4 in the case of Hidden Power) is recommended. Running 4 Speed IVs with a Quiet nature outspeeds neutral Amoonguss outside of Trick Room, allowing Eelektross to attack the same turn Trick Room is set up. Unfortunately, 2 Speed IVs are the maximum number for Hidden Power to attain 70 Base Power, which means that Eelektross reaches the same Speed stat as Amoonguss. If Amoonguss is a serious problem, a Lum Berry may be used.

Checks and Counters

Haxorus can hit Eelektross with Earthquake thanks to its ability, Mold Breaker. Coba Berry Amoonguss can still give Eelektross some trouble. Golurk has to be wary of Grass Knot or Crunch, but other than that, its powerful Shadow Punch will do serious damage to Eelektross.