The best Electric-type Pokemon for Pokemon GO Raids and Gym battles are bound to give any enemies a shock!

Pokemon’s type system means that certain types of Pokemon are more (or less) effective against other Pokemon types. Therefore, some battles will be best fought with an Electric-type Pokemon.

Luckily, there are plenty of powerful Electric-type Pokemon to choose from in Pokemon GO!

Pokemon GO Zapdos

Top 10 Strongest Electric-Type Attackers in Pokemon GO

The best Electric-type Pokemon for Pokemon GO Raids and Gym battles are:

  • Zekrom
  • Xurkitree
  • Therian Forme Thundurus
  • Raikou
  • Zapdos
  • Magnezone
  • Luxray
  • Electivire
  • Alolan Golem
  • Vikavolt

To get the highest damage output from all of these Pokemon, you will also need to teach them their strongest Electric-type attacks!

PokemonImageFast AttackCharged Attack
ZekromPokemon GO ZekromCharge BeamWild Charge
XurkitreeXurkitree Pokemon GOThunder ShockDischarge
Therian Forme ThundurusPokemon GO Therian Forme ThundurusVolt SwitchThunderbolt
RaikouPokemon GO RaikouThunder ShockWild Charge
ZapdosZapdos Pokemon GOThunder ShockThunderbolt
MagnezonePokemon GO MagnezoneSparkWild Charge
LuxrayLuxray Pokemon GOSparkWild Charge
ElectivireElectivire Pokemon GOThunder ShockWild Charge
Alolan GolemAlolan Golem Pokemon GOVolt SwitchWild Charge
VikavoltVikavolt Pokemon GOSparkDischarge

Here’s the fastest way to earn Candy in Pokemon GO so you can power all of these Pokemon up, so they are ready for battling!

Of course, you will need some TMs to teach Pokemon new attacks. And there are no better ones to get than Elite Fast and Charged TMs!

Pokemon GO Xurkitree Garden

Best Electric-Type Mega Pokemon

The best Electric-type Mega Pokemon in Pokemon GO are:

  • Mega Manectric
  • Mega Ampharos

These Megas both dish out a load of damage, plus they will give a significant attack bonus to all other Electric-types on your battle team when participating in Raids!

PokemonImageFast AttackCharged Attack
Mega ManectricMega Manectric Pokemon GOThunder FangWild Charge
Mega AmpharosMega Ampharos Pokemon GOVolt SwitchZap Cannon
Mega Ampharos Raid

What Is Electric Super Effective Against in Pokemon GO?

Electric-type attacks are super effective against two other types, but are not very effective against three:

Super EffectiveNot Very Effective

Pokemon GO Electric-Type Weaknesses & Resistances

Electric-type Pokemon resist three types of incoming damage and are weak to just one:


Electric is just one of 18 different types in Pokemon GO. Here are the best Pokemon for the other types in the game:

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