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Electric Pokémon weakness, resistance, and strength

Electric Pokémon weakness is knowledge you'll need when bringing the lightning, as you need to take care of your Pikachu and know how to defeat a Dedenne.

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Learning electric Pokémon weakness is super important to keeping your ‘mon charged and happy while successfully taking out other electrified critters with ease. Pokémon may have been around for years and years and it’s yet it’s still just as hard to figure out (and remember) which types can counter each other, or what Magnemite’s strengths are after all this time. Therefore, our guide explains these frazzled ‘mons strengths and resistances, so you can plan your teams effectively and hit the enemy where it really hurts.

If you need a refresher on other types from the Pokédex, here’s all you need to know about dark Pokémon weakness, fairy Pokémon weakness, fighting Pokémon weakness, or bug Pokémon weakness.

So, let’s get into our electric Pokémon weakness guide.

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What are electric Pokémon weaknesses?

Electric-type Pokémon have one real weakness, and one real weakness only:

Due to this weakness, electric pokémon have basically no effect against ground-type enemies. If you let your Pikachu go up against the likes of a Mudbray, chances are, it isn’t last long.

If you want to know how to beat ground Pokémon, it’s a good idea to check out our ground Pokémon weakness guide for some handy tips.

What are electric Pokémon resistances?

Electric Pokémon are resistant to a few types and only take half-damage from them. These are:

To better learn how to beat the steel and flying-types, you can check out our flying Pokémon weakness and steel Pokémon weakness articles.

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What are electric Pokémon strengths?

These sparky types can be assets to your team as they can deal some real damage – and there are plenty of small, cute, electrical ‘mons to pick from if you prefer that to big lizard-shaped monsters. Electric types are strong against water and flying types, and deal super effective damage, whereas they deal half damage to grass, dragon, and other electric types.

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