Originally Posted by Fat Magcargo 2
Whoops, didn't realize that. I was using that arguement to tell people that it isn't really worth the bother to capture emolga when there are things like electabuzz and ampharous, who are availible earlier than Emolga. Also, Emolga is way to rare and is only good early game. Then, it looses its usefulness around clay's gym. Mediocre stats across the board does't help the cause either.
Emolga's best attribute is being able to keep momentum going using Volt Switch. This really needs to be considered in its tiering, especially considering Game Freak kinda intended this (it learns Volt Switch by Level Up, after all). It'll also usually outspeed the foe thanks to its just barely high enough speed.