Electabuzz

Type Tier
Electric UU
Level 100 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Stat
HP
65
333
Atk
83
264
Def
57
212
Spc
85
268
Spe
105
308
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Overview

He's a pretty good UU lead, and one of the few Electric-types that can do some damage to Ground-type Pokemon (thanks to Psychic). His movepool is on the small side and he's not going to take hits well, but nonetheless a good option for your UU team. In OU however, there are better special attackers around.

Name Moveset

Special Attacker

~ Thunderbolt
~ Thunder Wave
~ Psychic
~ Seismic Toss

Use Thunderbolt for STAB, and Thunder Wave because paralysis is always a plus. Psychic is good for those half Poison-types that hover around in UU, and Seismic Toss is nice for a consistent 100 damage. Electabuzz can't do that much, so be grateful.

Other Options

Body Slam is good against Ground-types for paralysis, and Submission is super effective against Normal-types. Electabuzz also gets Reflect and Light Screen, which might prove useful.

Checks and Counters

Exeggutor, Chansey, Golem, Rhydon, Sandslash, and Alakazam are all OU counters. Exeggutor and Chansey will shake off anything that Electabuzz throws at them. Golem, Rhydon, and Sandslash are all immune to its Electric-type attacks, but don't want to switch into a Special fall Psychic. Alakazam doesn't want to be paralyzed, but if it has the chance to kill Electabuzz (~40%), it should take that opportunity. In UU, Dugtrio and Marowak destroy it if you can't score a Psychic on the switch-in. Electabuzz is generally useless when paralyzed, and doesn't take physical hits well at all.