Fourth Generation Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum kicked off the fourth generation of Pokémon. Two years later, fans of the Johto region were treated to a remastered adventure in HeartGold & SoulSilver. Discuss the games, explore the features, share your experiences, and help other players out!

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View Poll Results: Which Electric Pokemon Did You Use?
Luxray 65 65.00%
Raichu 5 5.00%
Electivire 12 12.00%
Other (Please list) 18 18.00%
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Old August 8th, 2012 (7:04 PM).
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    I noticed that is D/P/Pt, there are a few more good options for electric Pokemon than in other games. So what did you use?
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    Old August 8th, 2012 (7:19 PM).
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    I used Luxray in my first run of D/P, but sent it to the PC late game. In HG/SS, I used Mareep/Flaaffy, but I sent it to the PC because I felt it was a bit slow.
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    Old August 8th, 2012 (7:21 PM).
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      I used luxray in my D/P/Pt , since I picked chimchar as my starter

      Great attack , and decent speed/defense ( only for in-game )

      Yep , bye bye water types ^^

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      Old August 8th, 2012 (7:22 PM).
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        I used Luxray in my first run of D/P, but sent it to the PC late game. In HG/SS, I used Mareep/Flaaffy, but I sent it to the PC because I felt it was a bit slow.
        Yeah, HG/SS is one of those games without many options for electric Pokemon. It's either Ampharos or Jolteon, and I personally don't like Jolteon's design. Ampharos's bas speed is only 50, if I remember right. But it's got good special attack.
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        Old August 8th, 2012 (7:43 PM).
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          I used Shinx in D/P/P and Used Mareep in HG/SS because i love mareep. Its like a cuddly little sheep :D
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            Luxray, mostly because I wanted to use something from that generation. I would've used Electivire, but I'm forever alone and couldn't trade with anyone...
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            Old August 8th, 2012 (10:50 PM).
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            I use Luxray in Platinum.
            However, in HeartGold, I didn't use any Electric-type Pokémon.
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            Old August 9th, 2012 (12:15 AM).
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              I used Luxray in both Diamond and Platinum, I find it suits my playstyle fairly well. I also used Ampharos in HeartGold and while he was slower than most electric pokemon but I still liked him and suited my team well.
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                I usually use Pokemon found on early routes, so Shinx in DPPt and Pikachu in RBY/FRLG was a must. I don't think I've used any electric types in any other game.
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                On my very first run through of DP, I caught and rasied a shinx ito a Luxray and it proved to be extremely useful -- especially against Cynthia's Milotic. Although this thread being DPPt specific, I didn't opt top train an electric type in HGSS; instead, I had my Dragonite learn Thunder Punch to give my team that little spark. I didn't like much of the options of electric types in Johto - Ampharos is too common, and personally I don't like it's appearance, so it really wasn't my cup of tea. But Dragonite worked well anyway, so no problems overall.
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                  I didn't use a Electric-type for Platinum, I instead used Weavile for Flying Types and the raw power of Porygon-Z with Thunderbolt for Water types. In the past however, I have used Luxray and Magnezone to great effect.

                  HG/SS is pretty much Ampharos, the only useful Electric type early on, although I did use Lanturn and enjoyed what it brought to the table.
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                    Defiently Ampharos Everyone Favorite On HGSS
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                    Yeah, HG/SS is one of those games without many options for electric Pokemon. It's either Ampharos or Jolteon, and I personally don't like Jolteon's design. Ampharos's bas speed is only 50, if I remember right. But it's got good special attack.
                    I personally disagree, even if you only look at the Pokemon available in the game itself. (There is also a voltorb trade and those Electrode, and the Magnemite like from the Safari Zone). The Pokewalker however allows you to get the likes of Pikachu, Elekid and Magnemite as soon as you unlock those courses too so that isn't too bad in the end.

                    As for DPPt I went with Shinx because that line is one of my favourites, heh. As for HGSS Ampharos for nostalgia's sake.
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                      i had 3 electric pokemon in platinum (luxray magnezone and electriver) but i voted luxray cuz he was the first one i caught ( by the way i had 3 because my team was about 14 pokemon but not all of them where IN the team all the time )
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                      Old August 9th, 2012 (8:42 AM).
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                        For Diamond I used a Luxray, because I adore lions and wouldn't choose any other Electric Type <3 For HG/SS, I didn't use Electrics most of the time but when I did I chose Ampharos.
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                          For Diamond I used Luxray and it was quite good - I wanted to use as many native Sinnoh pokémon as possible.
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                            i used electivire he was beast
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                              I used Jolteon in Platinum and HG/SS as my primary electric type due to its incredible as hell speed. had to resort to Luxray in Diamond though.
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                              Yeah, HG/SS is one of those games without many options for electric Pokemon. It's either Ampharos or Jolteon, and I personally don't like Jolteon's design. Ampharos's bas speed is only 50, if I remember right. But it's got good special attack.
                              I definitely think that was more DP. Take a look at Volkner's team for example, he really only had 2 electric types -- and I suppose the lack of types also carried through with fire types; if we take Flint for example, who only had 2 out of 5 members of his team types.
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                              Luxray in P/Pt, Amphy in HG/SS.
                              For me there was no alternative in Sinnoh and there were not enough Eevees for me to have Jolteon xD
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                                Since I found a need for an Electric-type on my team quite early on in the game, I caught a Shinx more or less straight away, that ended up being my Luxray.
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                                  I would always always pick Ampharos for nostalgia in HGSS, though I did that too much and I'm forcing myself not to, lol. I love Ampharos. :]

                                  I used Luxray once and it was realllyyy slow, Electivire was alright for one time use, after that I didn't really use any other electrics ingame.
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                                    If I do choose to use an electric type in a Sinnoh run, it'll always be the Shinx line. I can get them early and train them well and they are fairly useful.

                                    In Johto it'll always be Ampharos because it is adorable and pretty good as well. :3
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                                      I for some reason don't go with Electric types all that often. I did use an Magnezone once though in Platinum, and it was pretty good.
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                                        I used a Ampharos that I traded over.
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