Electrode

Type Tier
Electric UU
Level 100 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Stat
HP
60
323
Atk
50
198
Def
70
238
SpA
80
258
SpD
80
258
Spe
140
378
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Overview

Far better options out there, but none that can Explode. Electrode isn't meant for serious teams. It's also one of the fastest Pokémon. Sadly, it can't be put it to good use.

Name Item

Exploder

Leftovers
Moveset
~ Thunder Wave
~ Thunderbolt
~ Explosion
~ Hidden Power Grass / Hidden Power Water / Hidden Power Ice

Basically, hit what you can and blow up when you're almost dead. Most people would say Explosion sucks with 198 attack. True, but if you play correctly you can try to set up the Explosion on something with a weak Defense like Blissey, Jumpluff, or Raikou (maybe even a weakened Snorlax). It isn't like Electrode has much else to do.

Name Item

Support

Leftovers
Moveset
~ Thunderbolt
~ Light Screen / Reflect
~ Rest / Explosion
~ Thunder Wave / Toxic

Supporter-type Electrode. Usually switch it in against enemy Electric-types and set up. Use Rest so that you can come in late-game. Explosion is just Explosion.

Other Options

Mirror Coat isn't that great, even if you play your game right. Screech helps Explosion if they don't switch and can also force switches. Substitute just blocks crap.

Checks and Counters

Electrode is rather weak, so anything that can take a solid Thunderbolt counters it. Depending on whether Electrode has Hidden Power, Steelix, Quagsire, or some other Rock-, Steel-, or defensive Ground-type can counter it; they have the added benefit of not fearing Explosion much.