Pokémon GO Electrike evolves into Pokémon GO Manectric (Max CP of 2131). Manectric is a mid tier electric Pokémon that has limited use in raids and gyms, however, it’s potential to mega evolve in the future is what makes it truly interesting.
We suggest using Manectric as a water type counter and farming a perfect IV Manectric for a future mega evolution.
Manectric in the Pokémon GO meta
Manectric fills the same role as a Jolteon, but it’s not that — electric glass cannon that can be used only in a subset of scenarios where it is super effective. Our thoughts on Manectric are exactly those: use it whenever you would use a Jolteon, but it’s fainted or the fight is not that important.
Always go for Wild Charge as your charged move, as Manectric basically needs it to be a good performer.
Manectric’s saving grace is the potential of a future mega evolution, but it is yet to be seen how that’s going to work out.
Where to find Electrike and Manectric?
The Electrike Pokémon family is known to live in grassy areas. In Pokémon Go, we expect the same, and you can find Electrike and Manectric in Grassy areas, Forests, Gardens, or Parks. Trainers can also encounter these Pokémon in Urban Biomes.
Manectric best moves and movesets in Pokémon GO
Best moveset: Charge Beam / Wild Charge
Manectric’s movepool is quite interesting and varied, as it draws from Electric (STAB) and Fire moves, which is uncharacteristic for many Electric Pokémon. Wild Charge is the best charged move by a mile, benefiting from faster activation, more damage over time when compared to others and it benefits from STAB.
Snarl deals more damage but generates less energy, which makes it less appealing.
- Snarl dark (quick)
- Charge Beam electric (quick)
- Thunder electric (charge, 1 bar)
- Wild Charge electric (charge, 2 bar)
- Flame Burst fire (charge, 2 bar)
Shiny Electrike and Manectric in Pokemon GO
A normal Electrike is green all over its body. It yellow markings on the side of its face that resembles a lightning. It has a yellow stripe on its back, and has a yellow-tipped tail. A normal Manectric has blue color on most of its body. It has a yellow mane-like structure on its head, it has yellow tuft on its front feet and haunches. It also has a bent, blue tail.
A shiny Pokémon GO Electrike is blue all over its body. Like it’s normal counterpart, it has yellow markings on the side of its face that resembles a lightning, a yellow stripe on its back, and a yellow-tipped tail. A shiny Pokémon GO Manectric has dark gray color on most of its body. It also has a yellow mane-like structure on its head, yellow tuft on its front feet and haunches, and a bent dark purple tail.
In the anime
Electrike and Manectric made their television debut on the 314rd episode of the Pokémon series (Advanced Generation: Episode 40) titled, “Watt’s with Wattson?”.