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Focus On: Electric-Type

Hey loyal Pokejunglers!

So, with the last ‘Focus On’ I asked you guys to decide on how I should write these, and the results are in! So drum roll please! Looks like it wassss….a toss up. Great. So looks like i’ll just do it like I did in the last one but put a bit more personality in it? That ok with you guys? “….” I’ll take that as a yes! So with out further or do, here are the Electric-Types in Gen V!

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To start off the show, we have the Charged Pokemon, #522 Shimama and the Thunder & Lightning Pokemon, #523 Zeburaika! I’ll refrain from screaming like a rabid fan boy on these, but I gotta say, these two are probably one of the best electric-type evolution lines ever created! Shimama is just plain cute, but also strong, whereas Zeburaika is just plain bad ass and extremely strong. I had already decided to put Shimama on my team but once I saw Zeburaika it just sealed the deal for me. Not to mention their animation of their ‘horns’, or whatever they’re called, running down there back is so cool! They light up and flash bright yellow! I wish I could have one of these in real life.. Anyways, on to its stats. These guy’s highlights are it’s Speed and Attack clocking in at 60 and 76 for Shimama, and 116 and 100 for Zeburaika. Which, by the way, if you want to evolve your cute electric zebra to an ass-kicking thunder zebra, you’ll have to train to lvl. 27. Which is a pretty decent level to evolve at if you ask me, much better than the other Pokemon in this Generation that evolve at, like, lvl. 50-something. There’s a few problems I have with these two. First if all, I really don’t like it how you can only find these guys on one route each. You can find Shimama on Route 3 and Zeburaika on Route 7, but if you look anywhere else, you’re out of luck. I just find it a bit weird; I would think this would be a Pokemon in a lot of the beginning areas. Second problem I have with this evolution line is that their move set kinda sucks. I’m not talking like ‘Shinx’ sucks, because Shimama does learn an electric attack early on, but once you get pass the level 20’s they don’t really learn anything all that good until Wild Bolt. Although it does learn Nitro Charge pretty early on, which, I must say, definitely helped me out a lot until I got my Darumakka. Despite all of that, these guys will definitely make a great addition to your team. I know for sure that they made a great addition to mine. (Quick in-joke that no one will get unless you go on MMC, *ahem* THUNDER ZEBRAS FTW!!)

Next in line is the Pikaclone of this generation, Pokemon #587 Emonga, the Flying Squirrel Pokemon! Out of all the Pikaclones this one, by far, is definitely my favourite! It’s not the strongest thing, but it is very cute, and it’s typing make me so happy that I could about well….get really excited. (Catch my drift?) Let’s start out with its stats. Like all Pikaclones, it’s really not all that strong. It’s highpoints are its Attack and Special Attack, which both clock in at 75, and it’s Speed which clocks in at 103. I’ll give that it has really good Speed, but considering it doesn’t evolve, it won’t make up for the fairly low HP and Defense. But I guess its dual typing of Electric and Flying makes up for it. To be completely honest, the last time I faced one of these, it kept lowering my Pokemon’s accuracy so I couldn’t hit it, then kept attacking me. It eventually took down my entire team, first and only trainer that I lost to in the Isshu Region. Straying away from my pathetic story, let’s move on to its design. Like I said, it’s absolutely adorable! Like I could just fan boy about this thing for ages. And it’s animation? CUTE. I love how it just floats and then slowly fly’s down. I wanted it so bad! It got to the point where I spent an entire day trying to find and catch a Gontoru so I could trade it with a guy for an Emonga. But what I didn’t know, is that you can get it in almost every route in Isshu! Not to mention some huge landmarks including the Dragon Sprout Tower, the Giant Hall, the Fertility Shrine, and Illusion Forest. But weirdly, I never ran into one, so it must be very rare! Probably one of the Pokemon you can only get when you see shaking grass. (Similar to Tabunne) As for its flaws, I feel like I’ve dished out everything that Game Freak could’ve improved on. Overall, cute Pokemon, but fairly weak. But if you like ’em cute and can somewhat stand it’s relatively low stats, it’ll make an awesome addition to your team.

Leading the uglier electric-types category in this Gen we have Pokemon #602 Shibishirasu, #603 Shibibiiru and #604 Shibirudon! Actually, calling the entire line ugly is a bit of an exatgeration, I only find Shibibiiru somewhat unattractive. Shibishirasu on the other hand, is just plain adorable and Shibirudon looks so awesome! Let’s start out with where you can find these guys. To find Shibishirasu, you’ll have to surf around in the Electric Rock Cave and on Route 14. You can’t find Shibibiiru and Shibirudon in the wild though, to get them you’ll have to train Shibishirasu to lvl. 39 to get Shibibiiru, and then give Shibibiiru a Thunder Stone to get to it’s final evolution Shibirudon. These are one of those Pokemon in the game that will almost slip underneath the radar, I believe I’ve seen one or two Shibishirasu in the wild, and only like two or three trainers with a Pokemon from this evolution line. Those trainers are making a pretty big mistake, because these guys have very good stats. Especially in the Attack department. Starting with Shibishirasu, he has the pretty average Attack of 40 and Special Attack of 45. But once it evolves it gets a double boost leaving it’s attack stats at 85 and 70. And if that’s not enough for you, once it fully evolves into Shibirudon, it’s Attack clocks in at a whooping 115 and it’s Special Attack rises to a 105. Only downfall to these guys stats wise is that they’re pretty slow. (Its speed goes from 60, down to 40 then back up to 50) Only flaw I see in these Pokemon is that I don’t know why Game Freak didn’t takerhis opportunity to make another Electric/Water. Maybe it’s just me, but seems a bit wierd that they get the classification of the Electric Fish Pokemon but yet they’re pure electric-type.

Finally, we have our Electric/Flying-type, the Lighning Attack Pokemon, #642 Borutorosu! This guy is a Pokemon White exclusive, so if you have Pokemon Black and were hoping to get your hands on him, you’re out of luck. You’ll have to trade it from Pokemon White. Like it’s brother genie in Pokemon Black, there are a few things you’ll have to do in order to catch this roaming Pokemon. But I’m not going to tell you for two reasons. One: I’m extremly lazy. Two: I technically already have. So, to find out what you have to do before hand, go to the previous article and read the begining of Torunerosu’s section. Now that that’s out of the way, on to it’s stats! Borutorosu’s are most definitely it’s Attack and Special Attack, clocking it at 115 and 125 respectively. Not to mention it’s Speed of 111. It doesn’t really have any down sides to it’s stats, the rest of them are pretty solid and are in the 80’s and high 70’s. As for it’s design, the colour scheme is friggin’ awesome! It has all of my favourite colours all in one Pokemon! Not to mention it has the best hairstyle and ring surrounding it. Or atleast in my opinion. Only flaw I see in this legendary is it’s moveset. It doesn’t really learn any incredible moves nor does it have it’s own signature move. Although the moves are pretty good from an offensive view point, such as Thunder and Thrash, I personally just find it a bit boring and very usual.

Pokemon with secondary Electric-type:

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おわりだぜ。(Translation: The End.) That’s all of the Electric–Types for this generation! I can’t stress this enough because a few people still don’t seem to get this: We categroize by primary typing. So, rabid Denchura fans, relax. He’ll get his turn in the upcoming Bug-Type ‘Focus On’. Now that you’ve read this, I wanna know what you think! Do agree with my opinions? Maybe Disagree? Do you think I didn’t show a Pokemon’s full potential, or do you think I wasn’t harsh enough on a certain Pokemon? Voice your opinion and comment down below!

peace and love– ozymandis

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