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What is a good moveset for Electivire?

5 votes

I couldn't find it so I decided to ask it my self. I thought for a physical moveset:

Cross chop
Ice punch
Thunder punch

Electivire Learnset

asked Sep 4, 2010 by ohioscyther
edited Sep 29, 2011 by Pokemaster
Ohio, did your set come straight from Serebii? or Smogon?
I think I originally got it from serebii.
Electabuzz (M) @ Evolution Stone
Trait: Vital Spirit
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Discharge
- Psychic
- Focus Blast
- Hidden Power [Ice]
Elekid (M) @ Choice Specs
Trait: Static
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Thunderbolt
- Psychic
- Signal Beam
- Hidden Power [Fighting]
mine has got:

Ice punch - to deal with its ground weakness
Thunderbolt - better accuracy than thunder
Discharge - good in double battles, it hits both opponents
Brick break - breaks moves such as mirror coat
Don't go with thunderbolt and discharge in the same set. It's just a waste. Replace discharge with earthquake and replace thunderbolt with thunder if you have a rain team.

24 Answers

8 votes

Strange, it might not have shown up if it was mispelled. Here's my recommended set:

Earthquake-His huge attack makes this perfect.

Thunder punch/Wild Charge-Punch to go with his higher attack stat, or charge for more power. (his SpA isn't bad at all.) He also got Wild Charge in Gen V, so that's an option now.

Ice punch-Covers ground weakness.

Brick break/Cross chop-Gives a bit more type coverage.

answered Sep 4, 2010 by DarkTyphlosion
edited Sep 10, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Is it spelled the way that I just put it?
wild charge is a physical move...
lol but it does recoil though so just ignore the part about It is a special move and Just think it says it does recoil damage
ice punch
fire punch / flamethrower
thunder punch
is good moves???
why do you never set up your move sets with natures, evs, and items?
Because this was posted four years ago before we had definitive ideas on what to do. Back then, we didn't even really organize it to be the thing it is now.
5 votes

Electivire @ Life Orb

Trait: Motor Drive

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd

Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

  • Wild Charge
  • Brick Break
  • Earthquake
  • Ice Punch
answered Sep 10, 2011 by Hex
Finally one with the full coverage... I was getting worried.
switch wild charge for thunderpunch?
Is that electivire shiny? If so why?
yeah it's shiny cuz it looks cool
3 votes

Odd, nobody tried a SubPunch set...

Electivire (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Vital Spirit
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- ThunderPunch
- Ice Punch
- Substitute
- Focus Punch

Leftovers provides recovery. Vital Spirit prevents Electivire from sleeping on the job. ThunderPunch and Ice Punch have good coverage together. Evs give it some Speed and Attack. Substitute makes the set work. Focus Punch kills everything in it's path.

answered Sep 17, 2011 by Fate Itself
first moveset that isn't the same as the ones above!
i never thought of this and he's my second favorite pokemon!
i would vote but I've not enough points :( also wouldn't the substitute instantly break? because of his defences?
2 votes

Here is an awesome moveset for Electivire:

Electivire @ Choice Specs (252Sp.Atk/252Spd/4Hp)EVs
Trait: Motor Drive

Flamethrower/Fire Blast
Focus Blast

answered Dec 4, 2012 by [Dark Star] Greninja
edited Dec 4, 2012 by [Dark Star] Greninja
Nice! I love it! :D
1 vote

Sweeping Electivire
Item: Expert Belt/Cell Battery/Life Orb
Ability: Motor Drive
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA) or Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk, 252 Spe, 4 Def
- Wild Charge
- Ice Punch
- Earthquake
- Cross Chop

answered Sep 9, 2011 by mblinginballer
0 votes

Gen V Set for Electabuzz

Electabuzz (M) @ Eviolite

Trait: Vital Spirit

EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd

Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

  • Discharge
  • Focus Blast
  • Psychic
  • Hidden Power [Ice]
answered Jun 27, 2011 by trachy
0 votes

Gen V

Electivire (M) @ Expert Belt/Cell Battery

Trait: Motor Drive

EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Ice Punch
  • ThunderPunch
  • Fire Punch
  • Cross Chop
answered Jun 30, 2011 by trachy
edited Jun 30, 2011 by trachy
0 votes

Double/Triple Electivire
Item: Air-balloon/Focus-sash
Ability: Motor-drive
Nature: Adamant
EVs: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, 6 Hp


I use this set paired with my Double/Triple Rotom F to get amazing coverage. Thunder-punch is STAB. Ice-punch is coverage. Earthquake hits everything and is coverage. Rock-slide hits all foes, and is coverage.

answered Jan 19, 2012 by Speed freak
edited Apr 24, 2012 by Speed freak
Is Rotom F Rotom Fan or Rotom Fire (Microwave)
0 votes

Item Attached: Expert Belt / Life Orb
Ability: Motor Drive
EVs and Nature:
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Earthquake
  • Cross Chop
  • Ice Punch
  • Thunderpunch / Fire Punch
answered Feb 15, 2012 by ReviewDis
Go with thunderpunch for the STAB.
0 votes

Electivire @ Life Orb
Trait: Motor Drive
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -Sp.Atk)
Brick Break
Ice Punch

answered Apr 21, 2012 by Danny
edited Apr 22, 2012 by Danny
You do know that Electro ball is a special attack right?
0 votes

I have a completely flawless, shiny electivire.

Nature: Adamant
Moveset: Meditate, Ice Punch, ThunderPunch, and Cross Chop

I haven't been able to figure out what item to make it hold yet.

answered Jun 19, 2012 by Inhale
0 votes

Electrivire the best Electric Pokemon ever. Nature:Adamant

EVs: Attack and Defense. Motor Drive image

  • ThunderPunch: STAB It suits Electrivire.

  • Cross Chop: Again , It suits Electrivire.

  • Screech/Ice Punch 0: Good move to pwn Ground types.

  • Earthquake: PWNing Device or Best move ever?

That one is HG/SS , Plat and P/D.

This one is Black/White and Black/White 2.

  • ThunderPunch image

  • Cross Chop

  • Wild Charge/Ice Punch. 0 AND

  • Earthquake

I like BLK/WHT and BLK2/WHT2 better. I hope this moveset halps. :D

I just currently forgot. The 0's is the edits. ) 0 Advice: Use Ice Punch to destroy/cover Ground types.

answered Nov 25, 2012 by inferapemaster
0 votes

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Electivire @ Wide Lens

Ability: Motor Drive

Naure: Impish (+Defense, -Sp. Atk.)

-Rain Dance (To make Thunder accuraccy's 100%)

-Thunder (STAB, very good power)

-Ice Punch (Deals with Ground Pokemon)

-Magnet Rise (To be immune for Ground attacks for 5 turns)

*You can also replace Ice Punch or Magnet Rise for Cross Chop, due to the fact that many Ground type Pokemon are with a Fighting weakness.

answered Mar 9, 2013 by VladyAndSamurott
This is an "ok" set but there are some flaws with it. Why would you give Electivire (a physical pokemon) Thunder and
Rain Dance?. It doesn't have good special attack in the first place let alone the Impish nature that hurts it even more
0 votes

Electivire The ElectMonkey:
Ice Punch: Egg move...Bye Bye Ground
Wild Charge: Of Course!
Eathquake: POWERFULL!
Cross Chop: Crits!
Jolly Nature
Likes to Trash about Characteristic
Motor Drive: SPEEDY
Item: Scope Lens

answered Apr 9, 2013 by Alexjogos1999
0 votes

mine has
Quick tempered (atk IV)
relaxed (+def - speed)
item : leftovers

  1. thunder STAB masive power, teamed up with a rain maker never misses
  2. flamethrower coverage decent move
  3. dig coverage chance to avoid damage while leftovers heals
  4. rock slide powerful coverage

tamed up with

highly curious (sp.atk IV)
relaxed +def -speed

  1. hydro pump rain makes hit hard
  2. thunder rain makes never miss
  3. weather ball
  4. rain dance
answered May 16, 2013 by dragonite
0 votes

Electrivire: life orb/expert belt
Ability: motor drive
Nature: hasty/naive
Evs: 152 atk 106 sp atk 252 spd
Thunderbolt/wild charge
Ice punch
Flamethrower/earthquake/hidden power (grass)
Cross chop/focus blast/psychic

People often forget that electivire can go mixed, as he has a very usable special attack stat and a tremendous movepool to back it. The psuedo BoltBeam combo is an automatic entry. The final two moveslots are for two of his many coverage moves. The fighting type moves just provide good coverage in general. Flamethrower is good for steel types, while earthquake does that while also hitting opposing electric types. Hp grass is for the ground types neutral to ice punch. Psychic is for the commonly used fighting types. There are many more viable move options in addition to these. Have fun

answered May 16, 2013 by Dudeicolo
edited May 17, 2013 by Dudeicolo
I'll try this out.
0 votes

So many people over think this.. :P
Item: Life orb/Leftovers
Ice punch: Takes out its only weakness
Thunder punch: STAB Duh.. XD
Earthquake: Compliments his attack
BrickBreak: Helps with steel types that maybe hard to get out

answered Jun 9, 2013 by Elsword44
reshown Jun 9, 2013 by Blobyolo
0 votes

I think a scarf set would work okay. But man, it's pretty hard to think of another effective set.

Electivire @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Motor Drive
EVs: 4 HP/ 252 Atk/ 252 Spd
Adamant Nature
- Thunder Punch/ Wild Charge
- Ice Punch
- Cross Chop/ Brick Break
- Fire Punch/ Earthquake
Thunder Punch or Wild Charge is STAB. Ice Punch covers Ground, Grass, and Dragon. Everything else is just for coverage.

answered Jun 9, 2013 by JarJar~
0 votes

Gen 6

Role: Physical Sweeper

Electivire @ Muscle Band / Leftovers

Trait: Motor Drive

EVs: 6 HP / 252 Attack / 252 Speed

Jolly Nature (+Speed, -Sp.Attack)

  • ThunderPunch / Wild Charge
  • Ice Punch
  • Power-Up Punch / Cross Chop / Brick Break
  • Earthquake
answered Jan 28, 2014 by LordTOTO77
0 votes

Electivire @ Expert Belt

Nature- Adamant

Trait- Motor Drive

EVs- Attack 252
Speed 252
HP 4


Earthquake-Powerful coverage, hits multiple foes

Thunder Punch- Powerful, STAB, no recoil damage unlike Wild Charge

Brick Break- Another good solid coverage move, breaks down any walls set up by foes (risks)

Fire Punch/Ice Punch- Either one for another good coverage, Expert Belt helps boost Super Effective hits

This set makes use of the extremely high base Attack of 123, decent Speed and HP, and an Expert Belt helps ensure the Super Effective moves get an added boost. Probably not a sweeper, yet has the ability to reduce the need to predict that first sent out Pokemon.

answered Apr 15, 2014 by PokeIdeals