Strong against Fire and Water types, Electric type Pokémon are a necessity in the recent Let’s Go games. Throughout your adventure, you’ll encounter many a strong Pokémon that would be easily destroyed by an Electric type. Even more so when you reach the Elite Four, you should definitely obtain an Electric type Pokémon if you can. Struggling to find one? Try out the Power Plant!
With so many options available, it can be difficult to find the right one. If you’re playing casually and/or just a story playthrough, literally any Pokémon on this list will be fine. Otherwise, I’ll detail the strengths/weaknesses of each.
So to help you decide on that perfect Pokémon for your party, here’s the top 10 best Electric types in Pokémon Let’s Go!
Weak to only the Ground type, Voltorb has an insanely high Speed stat which allows it to pretty much always strike first. In addition to a variety of Electric type moves, Voltorb can learn Self-Destruct, a last-gasp attempt to KO the opposing Pokémon.
Of course, you’ll want to level it up to 30 in order to evolve it.
Easily the most recognisable Pokémon in existence, Pikachu has been attracting new players for many years. A reduction in Speed over Voltorb is off-set by stronger offensive stats.
If your game version is Let’s Go Pikachu, you already have the strongest Pokémon in the game. The Pikachu you start with has max stats across the board.
If you need to catch Pikachu, go to Viridian Forest. You’ll eventually want to evolve Pikachu with a Thunder Stone.
Magnemite’s Steel secondary typing give it further weaknesses to Fighting and Fire but it also allows it to learn Steel type moves after it has evolved. Rock, Ice and Fairy type Pokémon are all weak to Steel moves.
This Electric type Pokémon has a huge amount of stats distributed into Sp. Attack, giving it the potential for massive damage.
In order to evolve Magnemite, it must first reach level 30.
Considered by many of the Pokémon community to be under-rated, Electrode is the fastest creatures you can encounter in the entire game. With its only weakness being to Ground, few Pokémon have the strength to best a well-trained Electrode.
Offensively, Electrode has decent stats but the ability to learn Explosion allows it to KO any troublesome enemy you can encounter.
6. Alolan Golem
Alolan Golem is a Rock/Electric type Pokémon with basically zero Speed and Special stats. What it does have however, is considerably high Attack and Defense stats. Huge weaknesses to Ground, Water and Grass mean it should be used properly though.
As well as the awesome moves like Earthquake, Rock Slide and Explosion, Alolan Golem can add Thunder Punch to its arsenal. Able to cover a wide array of different types, Alolan Golem is an excellent choice.
However, this Pokémon isn’t available unless you have trading capabilities as you’ll need to evolve an Alolan Graveler.
The next evolution from Pikachu, Raichu has exceptional Speed with strong Attack/Sp. Attack stats. In terms of distribution, Raichu’s stats could be a bit more streamlined overall but it’s still a great choice. Regardless of whether you spec into Physical or Special attacks, this Electric type Pokémon will hit hard and fast!
My personal favorite on this list, you just can’t go wrong with the crazy amount of moves available to Magneton. Being an Electric/Steel type with a high Sp. Attack stat, it has a number of benefits over other Electric type Pokémon.
Defensively, Magneton can take a lot of physical damage, although a tiny HP pool makes it vulnerable to its weaknesses. Just look at its move pool though, you can end up with a move-set of Thunderbolt, Flash Cannon, Tri-Attack and Thunder Wave!
Electabuzz is the last pure Electric type on this list and honestly one of the best. Sporting the second highest base stat total of any Pokémon on this list, Electabuzz enjoys Special attacks as much as Physical ones as both stats are decently high.
This gives you plenty of options when it comes to dealing with Pokémon like Lapras, which has a lot of HP and Sp. Defense. Such versatility is surprisingly good to have. I do recommend a Physical build though, as you can outfit your Electabuzz with Thunder Punch, Ice Punch, Fire Punch and Iron Tail to cover almost any type in existence.
2. Alolan Raichu
Combine Electric and Psychic to get Alolan Raichu, a Pokémon vulnerable to Bug, Ghost and Dark as well as Ground. However, a Sp. Attack build can be strong, with the ability to learn Psychic being crucial towards some bonus type match-ups.
Alolan Raichu retains the Speed stat of its Electric-only counter-part, making it a great offensive Pokémon overall, not just for being Electric!
It had to be Zapdos didn’t it, no other Electric type Pokémon comes close in a variety of ways. Possibly the first Legendary you encounter, Zapdos must be fought before getting to the catching mechanic. Be careful as it has both Flying and Electric type moves, making it difficult to beat.
After catching it and levelling it up, you’ll find it can learn moves like Roost and Sky Attack. Combine this with fairly nice tankiness and great offensive stats for an incredible legendary Pokémon, one that deserves to be in your team!
Find it in the Power Plant.