Best Electric Type Pokémon In Pokémon Sword And Shield
Last Updated: November 19, 2021
The Electric types have some of the fastest Pokemon in the entire franchise. Electric Pokemon are also pretty rare with only 62 Electric types across 8 generations of Pokemon games. Let’s take a look at the best Electric Pokemon you need to have on your team.
Despite the literal face of the franchise being an Electric type, Electric Pokemon are often overshadowed by other types. While yes Pikachu looks powerful in the anime, the same can’t exactly be said for its in-game counterpart. But if you actually take the time to get to know these Electric Pokemon, you’ll find that they are really good in a lot of competitive lineups. Most Electric types have high Speed and Attack stats making them good as a Sweeper or even a Support in some cases. So without further ado, here are the best Electric type Pokemon that you can choose from.
Locations: Lake of Outrage (Wanderer), Giant’s Mirror (Max Raid Battle)
Weakness: Ground 2x
We’re starting off with one of the original eeveelutions introduced back in Generation I. With its high Special Attack stat, Jolteon is the classic example of a Special Sweeper. It has a very high Speed stat as well basically guaranteeing it to strike first in most cases. It does have subpar defensive stats making it a sort of Glass Cannon so you still have to be careful when planning around Jolteon as your primary Sweeper Pokemon. Thanks to its high Speed, Jolteon can also be a great utility Pokemon that can inflict status ailments while still dealing a lot of damage. Overall, Jolteon is a Pokemon that hits fast and hits hard.
Locations: East Lake Axewell, Giant’s Cap, Giant’s Mirror, Hammerlocke Hills, Lake of Outrage, Motostoke Riverbank, North Lake Miloch (Max Raid Battle)
Weakness: Ground 4x, Psychic 2x
Magnezone was first introduced in Generation IV and has since been a very reliable Pokemon in competitive play. It has excellent Special Attack and decent Defense. It can learn a whole lot of powerful special moves like Discharge and Flash Cannon. It also has access to great utility moves like Volt Switch and Electric Terrain. If that wasn’t enough, Magnezone can possess the ability Magnet Pull, which prevents Steel type Pokemon from switching out in battle. Combine that ability with a Fighting type move like Body Press and you can take out Steel Pokemon that can potentially threaten Fairy types on your team. Magnezone has a lot of untapped potential that just needs the right team and strategy around it to succeed.
Locations: (Sword/Shield) Trade;(Expansion Pass)Loop Lagoon, Insular Sea, Fields of Honor, Forest of Focus, Challenge Beach, Brawlers’ Cave, Courageous Cavern, Stepping-Stone Sea, Honeycalm Sea (Max Raid Battle)
Weakness: Fighting 2x, Ground 4x, Fire 2x
Toxtricity has been a fan favorite ever since it debuted in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Apart from its really cool appearance, which was made to resemble rockstars, this Pokemon packs a punch with high Attack and Special Attack stats making it the ideal wallbreaker. While all of its other stats are average at best, Toxtricity can still dominate with the right build and move set. Toxtricity actually has two forms, Low Key and Amped, which are dictated depending on its nature before it evolves. The difference between these two forms, apart from their appearance, is the final move it learns. Low Key Toxtricity learns Magnetic Flux at level 52 while Amped Toxtricity learns Shift Gear at level 52. Shift Gear is the better move since it increases both your Attack and Speed stat when used. Overall, Toxtricity is a great Pokemon that can fit most lineups and is really good in the current meta. It’s unique typing also gives it access to a variety of moves that make it really versatile in combat.
Locations: Revive from Fossilized Bird and Fossilized Dino by Cara Liss on Route 6
Weakness: Fighting 2x, Ground 2x, Rock 2x, Fire 2x
Arctozolt is one of the new Fossil Pokemon combinations introduced in Sword and Shield. It has a base stat total of 505 indicating that its stats are pretty balanced and equally spread out with its Attack stat particularly standing out. Being a dual type, it has access to a lot of powerful physical STAB (same type attack bonus) moves like Icicle Crash (Ice) and Bolt Beak (Electric). Thanks to these factors, Arctozolt is a particularly strong Physical Wallbreaker. The only thing holding it back is its abysmal Speed which makes it a sort of niche pick in competitive Pokemon battles. However, Arctozolt can have the hidden ability, Slush Rush which boosts the Pokemon’s Speed stat in a hailstorm making it an ideal partner for Pokemon that can set up Hail.
Locations: (Sword/Shield) Trade; (Expansion Pass) Split-Decision Ruins (Only one, choice between it and Regidrago)
Weakness: Ground 2x
The latest addition to the legendary Regi Pokemon is special for two reasons. One, it’s a pure Electric type and two, it’s the Pokemon with the highest base Speed stat EVER. Regieleki has a base Speed of 200 that can be maxed out at 548. That is absurdly high. Under normal circumstances, it’s pretty much guaranteed that Regieleki will always have the first turn. It also has a lot of great moves at its disposal making it the perfect addition to any team looking to include an Electric type in the lineup. Apart from its high Speed, Regieleki also has great Attack and Special Attack but has incredibly low Defense and Special Defense making it a typical glass cannon Sweeper.
So there you have it! These are the best Electric type Pokémon in Pokémon Sword and Shield. There are lots of Electric Pokémon that could’ve made this list but we find that these five Pokémon are stronger than the rest and can easily be successful in most scenarios.
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