Pokémon GO Electivire is a pure Electric type Pokémon. Electivire has a MAX CP of 2904, paired with an ATK of 249, DEF of 173 and STA of 150, which puts it as the best attacking Electric type in the game (not including the Legendary Pokémon Raikou).

Electivire evolves from the previously introduced Gen 1 Pokémon Electabuzz and will likely take 100 Candy to evolve. However, Electabuzz could evolve only if it was traded while holding an Electirizer, which mean we may see either a new evolution item or some other method of evolution.

Electivire in the Meta

According to our simulations, Electivire will be the second best (*) non-legendary Electric type attacker in the game once Generation IV starts. With more Stamina than Jolteon and Magnezone, and an Attack stat that tops even Raikou, we expect Electivire to be a high DPS attacker, with slightly better TDO than Jolteon.

Let’s take a tabular view of Electivire’s viability and how it sizes up to some of the other popular Electric types in the game.

Electric Type Max CP Attack Defense Stamina
Zekrom 4654 302 242 200
Raikou 3349 241 210 180
Zapdos 3330 253 188 180
Magnezone 2996 238 217 140
Electivire 2904 249 173 150
Jolteon 2730 232 201 130
Ampharos 2695 211 172 180

(*) On paper, Magnezone takes the cake as the best non-legendary Gen IV Electric type due to it’s amazing dual typing, which grants him 9 resistances and two double resistances, two weaknesses and one double weakness: Ground. However, we believe that the final meta placement between Electivire and Magnezone will heavily depend on their moves more than anything else.

Electivire’s great attack stat and slight stamina increase when compared with Jolteon imply that Electivire will replace Jolteon in offensive teams that are not already a full Raikou team.

Electivire’s possible move sets

Although there is no certain way to know for sure what moves Electivire will have, we can look at its main series move pool, as well as the moves other high end Electric types already have access to, and we can compile a list of possible move sets for it:

Fast moves Charge moves
  • Charge Beam
  • Thunder Shock
  • Volt Switch
  • Discharge
  • Thunderbolt
  • Thunder Punch
  • Zap Cannon

Weather Influence on Electivire

The chart below will help you visualize what weather is beneficial or harmful for Electivire.

Weather Pros Cons
Sunny Boosts damaging Ground moves
Partly Cloudy
Rainy Boosts its potential Electric type moves

Shiny Electivire

It is unknown when shiny Electivire will be available, as shiny Elekid nor Electabuzz is not currently in available in Pokémon GO. Regardless, here’s how a shiny Electivire looks like:

Normal Shiny

Pokedex Entries and Facts

Electivire’s Pokedex entries from various games give insight as why it is called the “Thunderbolt” Pokémon.

  • Electivire’s Diamond Pokédex entry states that, “It pushes the tips of its two tails against the foe, then lets loose with over 20,000 volts of power.”
  • Meanwhile another Pokédex entry states that, “Heedless of enemy attacks, it closes in, shoves its tails onto the foe, then looses high voltage.”

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Electivire is a well rounded Electric typed Pokémon, with solid performance in multiple roles, especially with a strong Electric typed move set. Electivire performs better than Jolteon, but worse than Raikou, which in our book, is not bad at all.Electivire