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View Poll Results: Which are your favorite Electric types?
12 27.27%
3 6.82%
8 18.18%
16 36.36%
8 18.18%
5 11.36%
13 29.55%
8 18.18%
12 27.27%
10 22.73%
7 15.91%
10 22.73%
8 18.18%
5 11.36%
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Old July 23rd, 2013 (6:51 PM). Edited July 23rd, 2013 by Brendino.
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Electric-type Pokémon ~ July 24-30

Welcome to the Favorite Pokémon Tournament here in Pokémon Voting Polls, where we aim to determine who PokéCommunity’s favorite Pokémon is! This will be a grand undertaking that will span across a couple of months, where we will start with hundreds of Pokémon, in hopes to rank the most popular Pokémon in the eyes of you- the members of the PokéCommunity!

For those of you that aren’t quite sure how this process works, here’s a quick rundown/FAQ that should catch you up to speed:

  • Every week, there will be a new poll stickied at the top of PVP. Each thread will have a different elemental type, which will include a list of Pokémon to vote on.
  • You aren’t required to pick just one Pokémon- you can vote for as many as you like to ensure your favorites get through. The Pokémon with the most votes at the end of the week will face off against the other winning Pokémon in a final poll to crown the champion!
  • Not only will the winning Pokémon from each poll move on to the final vote, but they'll be featured in Pokémon Voting Polls' forum splash for a week
  • In order to preserve space, we’ve grouped all of the applicable evolutions in a Pokémon family together. If a family rather than an individual were to win the tournament, we would hold one extra run-off poll to decide the most popular member of the family.
  • Unfortunately, we don’t have enough space to include every single Pokémon. If your favorite seems to be missing or you prefer a Pokémon for their secondary type, make sure to vote Other Pokémon in the poll (represented by the ?), and leave a post voting for that Pokémon.
  • In the event of a tie at the end of the week, Brendino will have the tie-breaking vote
  • Legendary Pokémon are not included in this round of voting. Don’t worry, though- they’ll be voted upon near the end of the tournament to round out the final number of candidates.
  • Furthermore, members who vote and post during every week of the tournament will receive an emblem depicting the winning Pokémon!
  • If there are any questions that you need answered, feel free to leave a comment in this thread or send a VM to Brendino to get it sorted out.

Now that you know what the tournament is all about, what are you waiting for? Polls will remain open until July 30th, so get voting!

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Old July 23rd, 2013 (8:10 PM).
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I like the Pikachu evolution line. I might be a bit biased, but It's my favorite Pokemon. So The Pikachu evolution line wins this one for me
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Old July 23rd, 2013 (8:36 PM).
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Pichu is my favourite electric Pokémon and... well, okay, I can't say it probably always will be because I used to predict it would always be my favourite Pokemon of all time. But 13 years as my favourite Electric type is a pretty good run.

Old July 23rd, 2013 (8:57 PM).
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Before I looked at the options I said to myself, no more than 3. But...there are four standouts that I like equally, and I didn't want to leave one of them out, haha.

I went with: Luxray, Manetric, Emolga, and Pikachu lines.

I'd be lying if I said I didn't have a Pikachu blanket and pillow set, pokemon yellow: pikachu edition, interactive pikachu stuffed animal, and a pikachu gameboy color on my 8th birthday . Along with my custom pikachu ice cream cake from DQ! I was obsessed, but to be fair, Pikachu has an insane nostalgic appeal as well as being promoted in the pokemon games, merchandise, and anime. Therefore, I also went with 3 other pokemon as well.

Manetric - The faux-hawk totally had me sold. Actually, I think I have only done one run without a Manetric on my team. It completely exudes the "cool" aesthetic of the electric typing, and I would even say that it set the precedent.

Luxray - Luxray's design is amazing. The black spiky mane. blue fur, and glowing star-tail definitely is a different take on the vibrant yellow electric pokemon; though it was refreshing to see the Leo constellation as an inspiration with ts bright accents against a dark backdrop.

Emolga - I have always felt indifferent about the electric rodent pokemon following Pikachu. However, Emolga has a distinct identity with the flying typing. If Emolga took the place of Pikachu back in the day, I would have just as easily worshiped it.

Jolteon, Zebstrika, and Ampharos barely missed the cut.

Generally, I like most electric types with the exception of Voltorb/Electrode, Stunfisk, and Electrivire (though it's former line is fine.)
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I like the Tynamo trio simply because it's the closest Pokemon has gotten to a Water/Electric type mon, other than Lanturn, and Water/Electric are my 2 favorite types!

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My favorite Electric type is definitely Ampharos but Pikachu and Luxray are close seconds and thirds. In my opinion it's very much worth training evolving one from a Mareep cause it's actually a pretty good battler. It can learn almost all the Elemental punches and has good moves such as Discharge and Electro Ball too. Plus it has pretty good stats, especially Sp.Atk. Sure it's not the best, but it's impressive enough to me. It has a design I find interesting too.
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I really like electric-types! They're one of my favourites personally so its hard choosing from the lot. My mind changes a lot over time so I'm always really indecisive on these sort of things. I'm a big fan of Mareep, it's just so adorable in my eyes, with a useful ability, good moves and cool evolutions! Plus who doesn't love an electrifying, fluffy Pokemon? I know I certainly like it! I've also taken a liking to Rotom recently, I've never paid much attention to it in the past but it really stands out to me now. My favourite forme would actually probably just be its ordinary one, I find it the most appealing, the cutest and it has a unique typing as well. All in all though my vote would probably have to go to Rotom, that thing is wonderful. :)
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Electric has so many of my fave Pokemon in it so it was hard choosing my fave Electric Pokemon, but mainly it's a lot of the cute ones like Pikachu, Shinx, Emolga, Pachirisu and Mareep that win me over, Electrike also got a shoutout since it was the first Electric-type I used in a main game playthrough and its evo is pretty cool, and also Blitzle line because who doesn't love an awesome electric zebra?

But my absolute fave Electric-types would be Emolga because I love how adorable it acts in the anime, and Pikachu because it was my pre-5th Gen mascot Pokemon.
Old July 24th, 2013 (2:54 AM).
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I vote for Jolteon and Elekid/Electabuzz/Electavire.

Jolteon is the electric pokémon I most often find myself using in Kanto. It's simply great when you stuff it with some TMs, it's speedy and has good enough sp.atk and not to mention it's good looking! In my current playthrough of Fire Red, it has a place on my main team of course.

Elekid is a pokémon I've always liked for some reason. I think it's cute and cool at the same time and it's my favorite out of the elemental baby trio (elekid, magby and smoochum). Electabuzz looks cool too, not to mention its stats are great at least for in-game imo. I'm not a hardcore player so I just base this on what I've thought and felt when I've played haha. Electavire, I've never played with but it was really cool in the anime and even though I'm not the biggest fan of the superevolutions Electavire and Magmortar, it is still cool enough to get my vote.

I do love Pikachu and Raichu too though... Couldn't care less about Pichu, haha. But I didn't vote for them because I want some other pokémon to get some spotlight!

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Old July 25th, 2013 (1:42 AM).
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Well I am very stucked in choosing between either Ampharos family (Man I use it every time it is available in any game plus it is easy to evolve) , Electivire (Well it's family is the toughest in electric types as well as Paul's Electivire was a Hard hitter) and Luxray ( Well it's case is same as Ampharos) but I voted for Electivire after thinking for some time.
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Mareep line, Electrike line, and Other for Magnemite line.

Mareep is cute as a button. Electrike reminds me of a feisty cat or dog that likes to play. And Magnemite is my favorite 'mon hands down for being weird and having a googly eye.
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It was hard for me to choose between the elekid and mareep evolutions because I have good memories with both Pokemon. Overall though I chose the elekid evolution because Electrike is a boss and he dominated in the 4th. Gen metagame.
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Since I see a couple of people saying that they're trying to make decisions of just one line of Pokemon, I figured I'd give everyone a friendly reminder that the polls are multiple choice. So, if you have more than one favorite Electric type (or, any of the future types we'll be voting on), feel free to vote for as many as you want!
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Raichu is my favourite electric type pokemon so I voted for the Pichu/Pikachu/Raichu line. But I also voted for;

Jolteon - Love all the eeveelutions.
Mareep/Flaffy/Ampharos - Had Ampharos in many teams, always been a reliable pokemon.
Emolga - I like its design.
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Ampharos is by far my favorite electric-type Pokémon. I've used one almost every time I've played G/S/C/HG/SS. I'm even using one in XD currently...

But I also really like other electric-types:
The Electivire line is really cool. I'm glad Electabuzz was given an evolution in Gen. 4.
The Magnezone line is also just as cool. Magnezone has a cool cry and I'm currently using one in my Black 2 Version.
Last but not least, Galvantula and Joltik. Well, not so much Joltik. Galvantula is a giant spider that can create an electrically charged web to trap its prey. I don't any other bugs that can do that...

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Old July 27th, 2013 (1:22 PM).
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I went with Jolteon just because it is one of my favorite Pokemon of all time! I love eeveelutions and it is both strong and fast. Not to mention adorable :3

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What could it be other than my darling cheeky cutie squirrel Pachirisu? He needs some more love though so get voting guys! <3
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I voted for four families:

Electrike/Manectric: The first electric-types I truly, truly liked and felt a connection towards. Not sure why, exactly. >_<

Shinx/Luxio/Luxray: I think this family represents a great transition from adorable to cool.

Rotom: I love that grin! Especially in its lawnmower form, haha!

Emolga: It's especially cute. And I really enjoyed the personality of the one in Gates to Infinity. ^-^
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I have a huge soft spot for Ampharos and it's evolutionary line. It's one of my favorite electric types to use. (And Mareep pretty much gets my vote for the most adorable Pokemon to ever exist ever )

I've also become quite a fan of Magnemite's evolutionary line over the last few years. I don't know what it is but I find Magnemite to be absolutely adorable. But it's also hard to go wrong with Steel type since they're resistant to so many things. That's a bonus.

I also love Pikachu and Raichu and they tend to find ways to sneak into my team from time to time.
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Whooa, it seems like the Mareep-line is going to win! Who would have thought? Maybe BubbleBeams here above, but I honestly thought Pikachu would win, haha. That's nice that we can be surprised by actual polls.

I'm glad the Elekid-family is the runner-up though~

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No love for Magnezone, what is this V___V
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I cannot actively vote on this poll because THERE IS NO JOLTIK OR GALVANTULA ON HERE!

Aside from that, the Magney family is one of my absolute favorites. Sleek and simple design, authentic and actually useful typing, and let's face it, Magnezone kicks ass. I also really like the Shinx line because I hacked one in on a ROM hack that I was having trouble with and it took me through the entire game with no problems and it gave me a newly-found appreciation for it.
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Old July 28th, 2013 (10:12 PM). Edited July 28th, 2013 by Brendino.
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Originally Posted by Drakow
No love for Magnezone, what is this V___V
We've only got so much room for different Pokemon families, and since there aren't quite as many Steel-types, you may have to keep your eyes peeled for Magnezone when that poll comes out :S

Originally Posted by PJBottomz
I cannot actively vote on this poll because THERE IS NO JOLTIK OR GALVANTULA ON HERE!
That's what the other Pokemon option is for. Like I said, it's a tough balance with the number of Pokemon there are compared to voting spaces, so certain Pokemon might have to be left out of certain polls. Take the Water Pokemon poll that's down the road for example- there are over 100 Water types, but we just can't include them all.


And just a reminder for anyone that hasn't, that you've got until Tuesday to vote on your favorite Electric type(s), so make your votes count!
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Tynamo, Mareep and Elekid lines.

Tynamo's whole line because I loved the design when it was released in B/W. Mareep is just fluffy and would be my first or second catch in G/S/C/HG/SS games. Elekid and Elektabuzz are nice, but I remember using Electivire when I use to competitive battle with his learnset.

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I went for Mareep, Electrike (always had one every time I played Sapphire) and Blitzle - which I'm surprised doesn't have more!
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