Electrike

Static
Enemies' contact moves can paralyze them.
Lightningrod
All Electric-type attacks hit this Pokémon.
Type Tier
Electric LC
Level 5 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Min- Min Max Max+
HP
40
- 20 23 -
Atk
45
9 11 14 15
Def
40
9 10 13 14
SpA
65
11 13 16 17
SpD
40
9 10 13 14
Spe
65
11 13 16 17
  • Little Cup

Overview

Electrike has an interesting and unique niche in Little Cup, being the only specially-based pure Electric-type. While on paper, Electrike may seem outclassed by Chinchou, with its excellent defensive and offensive typing, Electrike does have its perks in the form of a higher Special Attack stat, Flamethrower, and Switcheroo.

Name Item Ability Nature

Choice

Choice Scarf / Choice Specs Static Modest
Moveset EVs
~ Thunderbolt
~ Flamethrower
~ Switcheroo
~ Hidden Power Ice / Hidden Power Ground
36 HP / 236 SpA / 236 Spe

Electrike can be a potent Choice attacker with its good Special Attack and decent Speed. Thunderbolt is Electrike's best STAB move, and is the main attacking option on this set. Being locked into an Electric-type attack can be trouble, however, particularly if your opponent has a Pokemon that is immune to Ground, such as Gligar. Flamethrower is a good option on this set mainly because it can hit Bronzor, one of the best defensive Pokemon in the game, for super effective damage. It also provides decent neutral coverage on the Pokemon that Thunderbolt can't hit. When choosing between Hidden Power Ice and Hidden Power Ground, you need to consider which Pokemon are a greater threat to your team. Hidden Power Ice OHKOes Gligar and hits other Ground-types who would otherwise be able to beat Electrike, such as Hippopotas and Phanpy, hard. Hidden Power Ground hits Electric-types, such as Chinchou and other Electrike, who could otherwise switch in on a resisted Thunderbolt. Note that if you choose to use Hidden Power Ground, Electrike needs 240 to maximize its Special Attack, so you have to sacrifice the extra point in HP.

Team Options & Additional Comments >>>

Other Options

Thunder is a viable option over Thunderbolt to help against Rain Dance teams. Rain Dance teams are one of the toughest types of teams to face in Little Cup, and Thunder can help against them because Thunder will never miss in the rain. Hidden Power Grass is also an option because it hits both Ground-types and Chinchou for super effective damage. Howl is another option on Electrike because it has decent Attack and above-average Speed, along with access to a physical priority move in Quick Attack and good coverage with the elemental fangs.

Checks and Counters

Chinchou is probably the best counter to Electrike because it can easily switch in on Electrike's two main moves, and Hidden Power Ground can be easily predicted and taken advantage of. Dragon-types, such as Dratini and Bagon, are also especially threatening to Electrike, as they also resist its two main attacks and can set up on Electrike by using Dragon Dance.