[Overview] <p>Eelektross is a very special Pokemon because it was the third Pokemon Game Freak decided to give no weaknesses thanks to its ability, Levitate. On top of it, Eelektross has an excellent movepool consisting of moves such as Thunderbolt, Giga Drain, and Flamethrower, giving Eelektross almost flawless coverage. Aside from its Speed, Eelektross has very good stats across the board, making it a very versatile Pokemon that can go both physically and specially offensive. Eelektross even has access to Coil, which allows it to become an effective bulky sweeper. Eelektross even has access to Coil making it a powerful bulky sweeper. Unfortunately, Eelektross has competition from other faster and powerful Electric-types such as Rotom-C, Galvantula, and Manetric who all have superb coverage. Eelektross may seem really good with these facts going for it, but it's just not as good in practice as on paper.</p> [SET] name: Offensive Pivot move 1: Volt Switch move 2: Flamethrower move 3: Giga Drain move 4: Thunderbolt item: Leftovers / Choice Specs nature: Modest evs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 Spe [SET COMMENTS] <p>This set focuses on making good use of Eelektross's decent Special Attack, great bulk, and assortment of special attacks which makes it an excellent offensive pivot. Volt Switch grants Eelektross ability to scout while still hitting relatively hard. Flamethrower on the other hand, roasts any Grass-types such as Ferroseed, Rotom-C, and Lilligant that may try to come in and resist its STAB moves. Giga Drain takes care of any Pokemon that are immune to Eelektross STAB such as Lanturn, Sandslash, and Rhydon. Thunderbolt is an alternative STAB that nails bulky Water- and Flying-types harder such as Slowking, Mandibuzz, and Poliwrath.</p> [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS] <p>The given EVs allow Eelektross to hit hard as possible, tank hits, and outspeed univested Tangrowths(fluffy writing?). Leftovers are the preferred choice because it allows Eelektross to switch up moves while regaining crucial HP; though, Choice Specs provides more power and give you a chance of 2HKOing walls such as Uxie, Spiritomb, and Cryogonal. Life Orb could be used for an in-between Choice Specs and Leftovers, but the recoil hampers Eelektross's main draw over other Electric-types: no weaknesses. Speaking of items, Expert Belt can be used since Eelektross hits most of the tier for super effective damage, also there is no recoil damage and can bluff Choice Specs. More Speed can be used to outspeed neutral base 70s and 80s, but keep in mind the bulk loss is very noticeable(Add in specific evs for outspeeding base 70s and 80s?). Eelektross fourth move slot is very adaptable and can be changed for your team benefit. Superpower can replace Thunderbolt since it can 2HKO Normal-type such as Bouffalant, Clefable, and Lickilicky. Acid Spray acts as a pseudo Nasty Plot and can prove very useful since Eelektross's other moves already provide neutral coverage.</p> <p>Since Eelektross forces many switches, hazard support from teammates such as Smeargle and Crustle are recommended to put pressure on the opponent from switching out. Paralysis support from Pokemon such as Uxie, Slowking, and Tangrowth are recommended to migate Eelektross horrendous Speed. Frail Pokemon such as Zangoose and Durant appreciate the slow Volt Switch, because it acts as a free switch-in and activates the former's Toxic Orb. The only Pokemon that resists Eelektross entire move set is Druddigon, so powerful attackers such as Aggron and Escavalier can tank hits from Druddigon while striking back with their respective STABs. Ice-types such as Rotom-F and Galceon can OHKO Druddigon with Blizzard.</p> [SET] name: Coil move 1: Coil move 2: ThunderPunch move 3: Drain Punch move 4: Substitute item: Leftovers nature: Careful evs: 252 HP / 252 SpD / 4 Spe [SET COMMENTS] <p>This set takes a different approach from the offensive pivot. Here, Eelektross utilizes its bulk and takes advantage of Coil to become an offensive and defensive threat. Despite ThunderPunch's low Base Power, it is a great STAB move and doen't give recoil unlike Wild Charge does. Drain Punch works well with conjunction of ThunderPunch because it gives Eelektross extra coverage and allows Eelektross to recover HP off Pokemon such as Lanturn and Ferroseed, who the former is immune and the latter resists its STAB. Substitute is a great option because with its great bulk, Eelektross's Substitute can survive a hit from defensive Pokemon such as Slowking, Lanturn, and Tangrowth. In addition, Substitute lets Eelektross avoid status and set up with Coil with more ease.</p> [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS] <p>Max HP and Special Defense with a Careful nature is crucial because without maximum investment Eelektross's Substitute can not survive a hit from the Pokemon mentioned above. Zap Cannon can be an alternative to ThunderPunch since it hits almost as hard while appreciating the accuracy boost and guarantees the opponent being paralysed, but you can easily can get PP stalled and lose to Calm Mind sweepers such as Uxie and Spiritomb. Dragon Tail is an acceptable option over Subsititute because it forces out threats; if you choose that option be sure to pair Eelektross up with hazard spreaders such as Ferroseed and Crustle. Aqua Tail may be used as another attacking option since you can hit Fire- and Ground-types harder. Eelektross is walled against defensive Pokemon such as Rotom, Amoongus, and Quagsire. Pokemon that carry appropriate coverage to check those kind of Pokemon make great teammates which include Entei, Manetric, and Moltres. Finally, Eelektross appreciates Heal Bell and Wish support from Pokemon such as Clefable since there are many Pokemon that can status Eelektross before it sets up a Substitute.</p> [Other Options] <p>When looking at Eelektross you may have noticed it has a higher Attack than Special Attack. You may opt to Choice Band on Eelektross since it has many physical moves such as Wild Charge, Superpower, U-turn and Aqua Tail. The problem is, it faces a lot of competition from the offensive pivot who carries better coverage and Wild Charge gives recoil, hampering its bulk. Eelektross has quite a few of other moves it can use but it's better to use the ones that are already listed. Dragon Claw stands out the most as it hits Druddigon and Altaria super effectively, giving Eelektross a shot of doing heavy damage to them. Charge Beam is Eelektross only way of raising its Special Attack, but it's better off attacking off the bat with Thunderbolt or Volt Switch. Eelektross has access to other moves such as Flash Cannon, Rock Slide, Signal Beam, and Crunch, but they don't add much to Eelektross's coverage. Finally, a defensive variant of Eelektross may be used since it has good bulk and moves such Toxic, Thunder Wave, and Light Screen to benefit teammates.</p> [Checks and Counters] <p>Specially defensive Druddigon and Altaria easily counters both sets since they take little damage due to their sheer bulk and the two can phase out Eelektross. Clefable, Lickilicky, and specially defensive Gallade can take any hits from the offensive pivot while wearing down Eelektross with their respective move and keep themselves healthy with Wish. The Coil set is more easier to deal with because it is quite weak prior to any boosts. Taunt users such as Whimiscott and Misdreavus can prevent Eelektross to accumulate any boosts and the former can even Encore Eelektross into Coil or Substitute. Quagsire stops Coil Eelektross in a heart beat because it can ignore the stat boosts thanks to its ability, Unaware. Choice Band users such as Emboar, Entei, and Aggron all can outspeed Eelektross and OHKO it with their STABs, despite maximum HP investment, but they can't handle Eelektross after a few boosts.</p> Skeleton (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Skeleton (open) Skeleton (close) [Overview] Very good movepool consisting of Thunderbolt, Gigadrain, Superpower, and etc almost has flawless coverage. No weakness thanks to Levitate (Can run triple Levitate with Magnet Rise and Air Ballon lol) Can perform many roles such as physical attacker, special attacker and set up with Coil. Average bulk of 85 / 85 / 85 Held back by its base 50 Speed. Competition from other powerful and faster Electric-types such as Rotom-C, Galvantula, and Manetric who all have superb coverage. One of those Pokemon that seems really good on paper but doesn't do as well in practise. [SET] name: Offensive Pivot move 1: Thunderbolt move 2: Flamethrower move 3: Giga Drain move 4: Volt Switch item: Leftovers / Choice Specs nature: Modest evs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 Spe [SET COMMENTS] Thunderbolt very good for nailing those bulky Water- and Flying-types such as Poliwrath, Slowking, and Mandibuzz Flamethrower roasts any Grass-types such as Ferroseed, Rotom-C, and Lilligant. Giga Drain hits Lanturn and Quagsire while giving pseudo recovery. Volt Switch gives you momentum while still hitting hard. [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS] EVs allow the eel to hit as hard as possible, tank hits, and outspeed minimum speed investment Tangrowth. More speed can be used to outspeed neutral base 60, 70, and 80 but the bulk loss is very noticeable. Life Orb so you can switch moves but still hit hard but it's inferior to Leftovers and Choice Specs cause it hampers Eelektross bulk from the recoil. Ebelt can be used since Eelektross hits most of the tier for super effective damage while there's no recoil damage and can bluff Choice Specs. Superpower or Drain Punch 2HKOs Clefable which can easily Life Orb stall Eelektross and hits other Pokemon like Bouffalant, Absol, Aggron for super effective damage. If you opt to these options use Mild nature. Acid Spray acts as pseudo Nasty Plot Hazard support from Pokemon such as Smeargle and Crustle Enjoys paralysis support from Pokemon such as Uxie, Slowking, and Tangrowth Frail Pokemon such as Zangoose and Durant appreciate slow Volt Switch, as it essentially giving free switch in and activates the former's Toxic Orb. Only Pokemon(?) that walls Eelektross is Druddigon, especially the specially defensive variant. So, powerful attackers such as Aggron and Escavalier can tank hits while hitting back with their own STABs. Ice-types such as Rotom-F and Glaceon can OHKO Druddigon with Blizzard. [SET] name: Coil move 1: Coil move 2: ThunderPunch move 3: Drain Punch move 4: Substitute item: Leftovers nature: Careful evs: 252 HP / 252 SpD / 4 Spe [SET COMMENTS] Easily sets up on defensive Pokemon. Eelektross makes good use of Coil since it has no weakness, bulky and almost never OHKOed. ThunderPunch has low BP but it doesn't give recoil like Wild Charge Drain Punch is excellent for recovery and helping out with coverage, especially against Pokemon such as Lanturn, Clefable, and Ferroseed. Substitute is a great option because its sub allow you to live defensive Pokemon hits such as Slowking's Scald, Lanturn's Scald, and Tangrowth's Giga Drain. [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS] Max HP and Special Defense with Careful nature make Eelektross as bulky as possible and let its sub survive hits. Zap Cannon hits almost as hard as ThunderPunch but using Zap Cannon makes you lose to PP stall and CM sweepers such as Spiritomb and Sigilyph Dragon Tail can force out Pokemon so it's decent to use when paired up with hazard spreaders such as Ferroseed and Crustle Aqua Tail may be used to hit Fire- and Ground-types harder Walled hard against defensive Pokemon such as Rotom, Amoongus, and Quagsire. Pokemon that carry the appropriate coverage such as Entei, Manetric and Moltres make decent checks to those walls. Rather slow, so paralysis support is nice Appreciates Heal Bell and Wish support Clefable pairs up nicely because of it's slow speed it can get status easily. [Other Options] CB Dragon Claw if you really want to hit Druddigon hard Other moves such as Acrobatics, Charge Beam, Flash Cannon, and Rock Slide Defensive variant with max HP and Special Defence with moves such as RestTalk, Toxic, Thunderwave and Light Screen Not much else [Checks and Counters] Specially defensive Druddigon and Altaria counters both sets taking little damage while the latter can Haze away any boosts that the Eel has accumulated. Clefable, Lickilicky, and Gallade can take any hits of the special attacker set, wear down Eelektross with their respective move while healing themselves with Wish, but the former two must be wary of Superpower. Coil is much more easier to deal with any phaser forces it out. Support Pokemon such as Whimsicott and Misdreavus can Taunt Eelektross while the former can Encore Eelektross into Coil or Substitute. Quagsire stops it cold as it can Toxic Eelektross and ignore the stat boosts. CB users such as Medicham, Entei, and Aggron all can outspeed Eelektross and take it out with their STABs despite maximum HP investment.