[Top 10] Pokemon Legends Arceus Best Electric Type (Ranked)

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What's The Best Electric Type Pokemon Legends Arceus?

Electric types are fun, full of energy, and very, very intimidating. We all saw how Pikachu completely roasted Ash Ketchum in the very first season of Pokemon Indigo League, right? And why did Team Rocket want Pikachu so badly? Electric type Pokemon are often slept on, but there are so many great advantages to having one on your team. Which ones should you be comparing? Here are the top ten Pokemon Legends Arceus (PLA) Best Electric Type Pokemon.


10) Rotom


I think Rotom is about to change its form!

  • HP: 50
  • Attack: 95
  • Special Attack: 95
  • Defense: 77
  • Special Defense: 71
  • Speed: 91

Type: Electric/Ghost

Rotom is a fan favorite. Being the only Electric and Ghost type pokemon ever released, Rotom is really one of a kind. In Pokemon Sun and Moon (and Ultra versions) Rotom is introduced as your Pokedex and guide during the duration of your Island Challenges. And since Rotom can have 5 different forms and types (6 is you're counting it's base form), it's a very useful Pokemon to have on your team.

  • Levitate: Immune to Ground moves
  • Immune to Fighting and Normal type moves
  • Can take 5 different forms depending on what items it's exposed to
  • Each item changes Rotom’s Typing; Grass, Water, Ice, Flying, and Fire (with Electric type) 

Rotom can be found in the Coronet Highlands around Sacred Plaza, Stonetooth Rows, and the Primal Grotto. It’s not hard to catch, but when it spawns, you’ll be hypnotized by Rotom’s erratic behavior. The items to get Rotom to change forms can be bought from the Ginkgo Guild in Jubilife Villiage. 


9) Magneton

Magneton has three eyes... 

  • HP: 50
  • Attack: 60
  • Special Attack: 120
  • Defense: 95
  • Special Defense: 70
  • Speed: 70

Type: Electric/Steel

Magneton was the final evolution for Magnemite back in Generation III. This MAG-nificent Pokemon will really PULL you in with its stats. Its Special Attack is enough to make any offensive player intrigued. On top of a well balanced Defense and Speed stat. Magneton does have a high weakness to Ground type moves, but makes up for that since the majority of Pokemon types aren't effective against it.

  • High Special Attack; making STAB Electric and Steel moves pack a real punch
  • Immune to Poison type attacks
  • Magnet Pull: Ability to keep Steel type opponents in battle/prevents fleeing
  • 11/18 move types aren’t very effective on Magneton

Unfortunately you won’t see Magneton floating around any of the locations in PLA, but in the Cobalt Coastlands, Magneton will spawn during Space-Time Distortions that happen throughout this map. 


8) Raichu

This Alpha Raichu better not attack, or its trainer is toast. 

  • HP: 60
  • Attack: 90
  • Special Attack: 90
  • Defense: 55
  • Special Defense: 80
  • Speed: 110

Type: Electric

When I finally caught Pikachu, I felt like I had just caught a legendary pokemon. Being a naive trainer, I never wanted to give it a Thunderstone. A foolish thought! Raichu has serious power! Not to mention top level Speed. Raichu, even at spot number eight, always holds a special place on my team. We even got to see Raichu as a Psychic type back on Pokemon Sun and Moon. This might not have been everyone's favorite addition to Raichu's original form, but nonetheless, it was a pretty neat type combo. 

  • High Speed Stat
  • Static: Ability that has a 30% chance to paralyze opponents upon touching the user. 
  • One weakness, Ground Type

Raichu will appear during Space-Time Distortions in the Alabaster Icelands. Also, you can find an Alpha Raichu at the northernmost part of the Golden Lowlands of the Crimson Mirelands.


7) Electabuzz

You've found a wild Electabuzz!

  • HP: 65
  • Attack: 83
  • Special Attack: 95
  • Defense: 57
  • Special Defense: 85
  • Speed: 105

Type: Electric

Electabuzz meets us at spot number seven. Electabuzz is a solid Electric Pokemon. It has well balanced stats, and with Ground type being its only true weakness, Electabuzz can take on most Pokemon. Also, Electabuzz is yet another example of a classic Pokemon who was given another evolutionary form. But we'll get to that later. 

  • High Speed stat
  • Great STAB potential for Electric type moves
  • Large move pool
  • Static: Ability that has a 30% chance to paralyze opponents upon touching the user. 

Head to the Alabaster Icelands. This map will be flooded with Electabuzz. IF you head to Icebound falls, you’ll be sure to head into an Alpha Electabuzz. Otherwise, there are plenty to catch by roaming the entire map. In the Coronet Highlands, Electabuzz will be hanging out with an Alpha Electivire outside the entrance to Mt. Coronet. 


6) Hisuian Electrode

I wish Electrode would just smile for once.

  • HP: 60
  • Attack: 50
  • Special Attack: 80
  • Defense: 70
  • Special Defense: 80
  • Speed: 150

Type: Electric/Grass

Other than Rotom and its “Mow" form, Hisuian Electrode is the only released Grass/Electric type to date. This unique combination opens the door for new weaknesses. But now, having Electric and Grass types, Ground moves won't be as effective. This interesting new type combo definitely gives you a way to cover all your bases in terms of how you choose your partner Pokemon.

  • Large Movepool
  • Crazy fast Speed stat of 150
  • Static is a great ability but Hisuian Electrode also can have the ability Soundproof, preventing damage from all sound based attacks

You can find Hisuian Voltorb scattered around the Sacred Plaza in the Coronet Highlands and evolve to Electrode using, of all things, a Leaf Stone.


5) Luxray

Luxray is trying to intimidate you. Is it working?

  • HP: 80
  • Attack: 120
  • Special Attack: 95
  • Defense: 79
  • Special Defense: 79
  • Speed: 70

Type: Electric

Luxray, at spot number five shouldn't be all that surprising. Luxray has amazing stats, and can be an incredibly tough Pokemon to face if you don't have a Pokemon that knows any Ground type moves to defeat it. Right from the start of the game you can catch Shinx, Luxray's first form. And something about this electrical lion looking feline says strong, yet graceful and above the rest.

  • Intimidate: lower opponents Attack at the start of battle
  • Many Electrical moves have chance of causing paralysis to opponent
  • High Attack stat; STAB on Electric moves will cause higher damage

An Alpha Luxray can be caught in the Coronet Highlands near Sacred Plaza. You can also head to the Coronet Highlands and right at the beginning of the first base camp, there'll be many at Heavenward Lookout, a few along Sonorus Path, and Cloudcap Pass. There are even some around the Obsidian Fields. Especially at Lake Verity. And when I say some, I mean you'd have to be playing blind to not find one lurking around.


4) Jolteon

Jolteon is focusing all its power into a strategic, Agile Style move.

  • HP: 65
  • Attack: 65
  • Special Attack: 110
  • Defense: 60
  • Special Defense: 95
  • Speed: 130

Type: Electric

Jolteon's frightening Speed and Special Attack lands it at spot number four. Jolteon, evolved from Eevee using a Thunderstone, is a crowd favorite for many Pokefans. Don't let its cute disposition and size fool you. Jolteon doesn't go down easily if you don't have a good matchup in battle. Jolteon has a great Special Defense stat. And with Ground type moves being its main weakness, it only makes sense since a lot of ground moves are Special Attacks. 

  • High Speed stat will almost ensure Jolteon goes first on battle
  • STAB attacks will have great power, and should be used to hit hard and possibly paralyze tough opponents
  • Volt Absorb: ability will absorb Electric type moves and heal users HP by ¼… including electric moves that don't deal damage like Thunder Wave

Catch yourself an Eevee right in the beginning of the game at the Obsidian Fields in Horseshoe Plains and evolve with a Thunderstone to get Jolteon. Jolteon also will appear in Space-Time Distortions if you don't want to raise an Eevee. But who doesn't want a cute little Eevee on their team? 


3) Magnezone

Psssst, look at this Magnezone and its trainer. I think they're having a pep talk.

  • HP: 70
  • Attack: 70
  • Special Attack: 130
  • Defense: 115
  • Special Defense: 90
  • Speed: 60

Type: Electric/Steel

Though slower than most Electric types we've read about already, having an Electric and Steel type Pokemon can give you a leg up against several different Pokemon. However, being a Steel type also adds some more weaknesses to the table as well. Magnezone was introduced to Pokemon in the original Diamond and Pearl games for Gen IV. So it's only fitting in the savage days of the Hisui Region, that you can find and raise Magnezone. 

  • Immune to Poison type attacks
  • Study: ability will leave user with 1HP against 1 Hit KO attacks
  • Teaching it Steel and Electric moves will make Magnezone and heavier hitter thanks to the STAB advantage 
  • 11/18 move types aren’t very effective on Magneton

Magnezone evolves by using a Thunderstone, (only in PLA,) or by leveling up Magneton in the Coronet Highlands. While at the Coronet Highlands, you will also see Magnezone flying around between Celestic Trail, Clamberclaw Cliffs, and Fabled Spring. Craft a Feather ball, Jet, or Wing ball to have a chance in catching it while he's flying. Don't forget, if you're in a Space-Time Distortion in the Cobalt Coastlands, Magnezone might appear. 


2) Electivire

Way to dodge that attack from Electivire! I'm shocked!

  • HP: 75
  • Attack: 123
  • Special Attack: 95
  • Defense: 67
  • Special Defense: 85
  • Speed: 95

Type: Electric

Electivire is special since he seems to be a very physically built pokemon. Electivive falls into the same category as our other Gen IV Pokemon in the sense it was an added evolution to Electabuzz. But they hit it with a stacked, well balanced stat line up.  Yeah, his Defense is its lowest stat. But in my opinion, if you hit first, everything should run smoothly. 

  • Motor Drive: books speed after being hit by an Electric type move, and takes no damage.
  • Move pool is very versatile and can learn Ice Punch to help combat its weakness to Ground type Pokemon.
  • Since Electivire is a physically driven pokemon, teach contact electric movements to deal heavy damage. 

Catch the Alpha Electivire at My. Coronet in the Coronet Highlands. In the Alabaster Highlands, you can also encounter Electivire in a Space-Time Distortion. But if you have an Electabuzz, you can evolve it into Electivire by giving it an Electirizer and have him hold it while you level him up. 


1) Thundurus (Therian*)

Actually Thundurus, I think you are being a little be sassy right now. 

  • HP: 79
  • Attack: 115 (105*)
  • Special Attack: 125 (145*)
  • Defense: 70
  • Special Defense: 80
  • Speed: 111 (101*)

Type: Electric/Flying

Thundurus Therian form included, take the number one spot. This sucker is quick. Slightly predictable, but if you don’t have a plan when you're trying to catch it, it’ll be tough. You have to finish the main story and then unlock the quest "Incarnate Forces of Hisui." This was one of the first tasks I actually hated doing. But it's so rewarding when you've completed it. (Spoiler: catching Thundurus does not complete the quest alone.)

  • Depending on which form you're battling in, either way, Thundurus has stacked stats. 
  • In his Therian form, Special Attack power is a wapping 145! Ensure the move set also compliments its Electric and Flying types. 
  • Using the Reveal Glass, Thundurus will transform into its Therian form. 

Thundurus is but one Pokemon you have to capture while completing the quest, "Incarnate Forces of Hisui". Swim out past Sand's Reach between Lunker's Lair in the Cobalt Coastlands. Keep in mind, you can't find him as soon as you're given the quest. Thundurus can only appear during a thunderstorm. (Check your map, the weather icon should be a rain cloud with a thunderbolt). It will be a brutal batter so be sure to save your game before battling Thundurus.


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