Welcome back to Generation Preparation, Trainers. In this article, we'll be analyzing Electivire and its potential in Pokémon GO. Let's begin!
CATEGORY: Thunderbolt Pokémon
HEIGHT: 5' 11"
WEIGHT: 305.6 lbs.
max cp: 2904
Electivire is the evolved form of Electabuzz. Upon evolving, Electivire will gain a much-needed buff in its stats and is expected become usable as an Electric attacker. We estimate it to take either 50 or 100 Candy to evolve an Electabuzz. In the main series games, the evolution also requires an Electirizer (an Evolution Item we don't have yet in Pokémon GO), which we expect to also be required.
PLACE IN THE META: Assuming it gets access to the moves it needs, Electivire will become relevant in the current Pokémon GO metagame. While it will be a bit of a glass cannon, it does have slightly more Attack than Raikou. This means it won't be a good defender, but it will be a good Gym attacker / Raider (granted none of the Generation 4 Legends are weak to Electric-type attacks).
We mentioned above that Electivire is a lacking on the defensive side. It's glassiness is not as bad as Gengar, though. It does have better Defense and Stamina than the popular Ghost-type, and a better typing. As a pure Electric-type, Electivire is only weak to Ground-type attacks. It resists Steel-, Electric-, and Flying-type attacks.
LIKELY MOVEPOOL: Out of the Fast Moves we currently have in Pokémon GO, the following are the ones that seem most likely to be given to Electivire:
Out of the Charged Moves we currently have in Pokémon GO, the following are the ones that seem most likely to be given to Electivire:
Should Niantic add any new moves, the following are good candidates for Electivire's movepool:
LOOKING AHEAD: Looking beyond Generation 4, Electivire gains no evolution, Mega Evolution, or exclusive Z-Move.
Electivire is one of the many new evolutions that will be introduced in Generation 4. To find out the others, we recommend checking out this article from earlier in the series. Thanks for reading, Trainers!
SOURCE: Pokémon Deluxe Essential Handbook, The Official National Pokédex: Pokémon Ultra Sun & Pokémon Ultra Moon Edition, Stats Calculated by GO Hub | IMAGE CREDIT: The Pokémon Company
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