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!

View Poll Results: Which Electric Pokemon Did You Use?
Luxray 62 65.26%
Raichu 4 4.21%
Electivire 12 12.63%
Other (Please list) 17 17.89%
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Old September 7th, 2012 (12:07 PM).
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If I use an electric type in Diamond it's usually the Shinx line or occasionally something I trade over.

I don't usually use electric types in SS tbh.
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Old September 7th, 2012 (1:02 PM).
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    I used Luxary, I named him Bolt. If i could find a Jolteon i would pick him! he learns Shadow Ball and that is awesome, right?

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    Old September 7th, 2012 (4:35 PM).
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      I used a Shinx! It was my second pokemon and I used it until I beat the game...
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      Old September 8th, 2012 (12:37 AM).
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        I would prever Luxray than the others but overall I like Rotom
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        Old September 8th, 2012 (11:58 AM).
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          Old September 8th, 2012 (12:12 PM).
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            I'd use Jolteon because it is fast, strong and cool at the same time. Also it has an awesome move-set. I'd have to say there can't be a better Electric-Type than Jolteon. But yeah, that's just my opinion.
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            Old September 8th, 2012 (12:55 PM).
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              For my D/P run I used Luxray as my choice of Electric Pokemon.

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              Old September 9th, 2012 (9:33 AM).
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                Right now in Pearl I'm using Pikachu. It's a shame that you can find it so late in game.
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                Old September 11th, 2012 (1:33 PM).
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                  I don't usually use electric types because my first Pokemon was Piplup. I don't end up liking things when they beat up Pips. However, There was a problem and I had to restart my platinum game and I ended up using a Luxray on my team. I've also used an Ampharos and a Raichu in HeartGold. I also taught my linoone thundershock. Linoonachu!
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                  Old September 17th, 2012 (6:15 PM). Edited September 19th, 2012 by Pokemon_Geek.
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                    Pachirisu. It's too cute and its stats/moves are decent enough to be used in battle. To me, atleast; I found Charm+Super Fang+Grass Knot+Thunder(while holding Wide Lens) to be very effective.

                    Edit: I forgot to mention my Ampharos in SoulSilver. It's also cute and decent for battle. Cotton Spore+Light Screen+Signal Beam+Discharge has gotten me through the game so far(and even helped me with Red so mine's staying).

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                    Old September 18th, 2012 (3:52 AM).
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                      I used Luxray as it was available very early in the game, and it proved to be a powerhouse. That's pretty much it. In SS however, I used my Ampharos. I called it Doctor because I saw an anime episode where they made medicine from Ampharos' electricity. I can't remember which series it was in...

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                      Old September 19th, 2012 (12:57 AM).
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                        In DPPt, I always went with Shinx. The Shinx line is nice to have throughout the game and the design is overall cool, too. Plus, Shinx is available early on and that's always been a plus for me.

                        As for HGSS, I didn't go with any electric type. You have to jump through extra hoops or wait until Safari Zone to get a decent one. Ampharos was okay, but just not my style. I just went without Electric types.

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                        Old September 19th, 2012 (1:15 AM). Edited September 19th, 2012 by Rambagos.
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                          I used Shinx>>>Luxray in both Diamond and Platinum when I started my journey.IMO, this Pokèmon good at speed, physical and SP attack. But I realize Electric type doesn't seems good for E4 and Cynthia. So, I left him at Stores....
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                          Old September 20th, 2012 (9:15 AM).
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                          Luxray all the way. I used it during my first run through Sinnoh ever. It's a good Pokemon and its Intimidate helps in battle. I don't believe I used Raichu/Ampharos in the 4th generation, but I have used them in the past.
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                            I used the same Luxray for Diamond and Soulsilver, after I beat diamond, I traded over Tira, my Luxray. She's still often used on my Soulsilver game.
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                            Pachirisu! It's Sweet Kiss & Super Fang combination along with Discharge to support it makes it a very formidable Pokémon to the extent that it can even take down Cynthia's Garchomp if you lower it's Attack with Attract :3 Grass Knot is also very useful for it but it's hard to choose a move to replace haha. But yeah, Pachirisu is the best <3
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                            Old September 20th, 2012 (8:56 PM).
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                              I always use Ampharos, it's one of my favorites! I just like the way its little tail bobbles up and down when it walks with me.

                              D/P I don't think I used an electric type, they really aren't my favorites haha
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                              Old September 21st, 2012 (3:10 AM).
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                                Luxray in D/P/Pt because Shinx is SO CUTE and Luxray is so awesome, one of the coolest Pokemon around. In HG/SS I used an Ampharos, I really like this Pokemon too! Mareep is very cute, and so is Flaffy. All in all, Electric Types are pretty cool!
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                                In one playthrough, I actually used a Pachirisu. It was pretty good, and once it got to the 50s it was definitely able to hold its own, but it felt like a bit of a waste of time since it had no evolved form. Normally when I train a Pikachu I always EVENTUALLY evolve it. This was pretty much the same, except I didn't have the option to evolve, so after the league it was like "..okay, buh-bye".

                                In my most recent playthrough of Platinum, I trained an Electabuzz/Electivire (had to trade with myself over Wifi with one DS to do so). I LOVE Electivire, it learns great moves (by level up and/or TM) and generally does great in battle.

                                In HeartGold (well, in Johto games) I generally use Ampharos, though most recently I used a Raichu/Pikachu that I traded in so I could play through the Johto Gyms with it. I also traded in a Thunderstone, though I didn't use it until around Claire, I believe. Raichu did pretty well. With Iron Tail and Thunderbolt he generally packs a decent punch.

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                                I never got to play much D/P/Pt at all, so the only Electric type I got to use was Luxray. Can't say that was a bad thing though, as I've always liked Luxray. The way that its design goes from cute to badass while still having a great design is something I've always liked about the Shinx line, and Luxray isn't too shabby in battle. I'd really like to try out an Electivire some time though, as I've heard it's a pretty good Pokemon, which I'm inclined to believe, as Electabuzz has certainly been a great Pokemon to use :D
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                                  I used Luxray in Pearl and Platinum. Luxray is good for attacker and with Intimidate his Defense is safe. One that I don't like, the speed is average :<
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                                    I used Luxray now and he's a beast. It's really useful against Honchkrow
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                                      In Platinum, I used a Shinx until I found out about Rotom (and how to get it), which I then switched to as my Electric-type of choice.
                                      In Heartgold, I used Mareep the whole way through, since Ampharos is one of my fave Pokémon.
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                                        Lux was cool as hell, I've always felt bad about boxing it and replacing it for a legendary.
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                                        Luxray is, for the most part, the go-to Electric-type in Gen IV for good reason! It's definitely not shabby and I think it's actually fairly useful right up until the Elite Four somewhat. I don't think I've used one past that point cause I think it doesn't do as well against the Elite Four members.

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