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What is a good electric type Pokemon. One that is fast and has decent attack?

asked Sep 11, 2013 by Haxoruschild

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Jolteon.

Arguably the most effective of Eevee's myriad evolutionary paths, Jolteon possesses a blistering Speed stat of 130, giving it a distinct advantage in the OU metagame by allowing it to run circles around every unboosted Pokemon. Jolteon's 110 base Special Attack and access to STAB Thunder make it a powerhouse in the rain, Thunderbolt has plenty of power and classic reliability, and Volt Switch makes it easy to keep up the momentum that Jolteon's speed creates by coming into key threats, such as Keldeo, Thundurus-T, and Starmie. On top of all that, Jolteon's ability, Volt Absorb, allows it to absorb Thunders and Volt Switches from the opposing team.

That said, Jolteon isn't without its flaws. While Jolteon's Thunderbolt and Thunder gives it plenty of offensive presence, its coverage moves are weak and few in number, making it tough for Jolteon to take on the increasingly common Electric resistances that Thunder's power is forcing into the forefront. Furthermore, Jolteon has defenses resembling a wet paper bag, and
while it can absorb a Thunder or Volt Switch, one wrong prediction could lead to a whole lot of pain and a useless Jolteon. Jolteon also struggles against common threats, such as Ferrothorn and Hippowdon, which stop it from spamming its powerful STABs. Additionally, Jolteon sees heavy competition in the form of Thundurus-T, which can offset its poor speed with Choice Scarf and Agility, while packing unparalleled power. Finally, Choice Scarf makes it easy to find a Pokemon capable of outspeeding Jolteon, making sweeps unlikely. Still, Jolteon has a combination of speed and power that lets it take on some of OU's more prominent threats, and while it's not a Pokemon for every team, it brings plenty to the table.

Moveset

Jolteon @ Choice Specs
Trait: Volt Absorb
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 HP
Modest Nature
- Thunderbolt
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Signal Beam
- Volt Switch

and if you wanna go scarfed and outspeed almost everything. Specs is better in my opinion.

Go scarfed with the same moveset.

Jolteon @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Volt Absorb
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 HP
Modest Nature
- Thunderbolt
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Signal Beam
- Volt Switch

answered Sep 11, 2013 by Viking Jofly
selected Sep 12, 2013 by Haxoruschild
@ The Great Deku Tree, this answer if obviously of your own work and definitely not copied from smogon university -.-
Yes does that mean that it doesn't help? Ok go with a freaking NU pokemon instead of an OU Jolteon. That is one of the best electric pokemon. I write some Movesets.
*Scarfed not Scrafed
LOL, that typo. Thanks for telling me SOTA.
Np TGDT [<~~ that's a horrible abbreviation]
He did ask for a Pokemon with decent Attack though. Jolteon doesn't fit that does it?
it can be physical or special attack, what would be a good NU pokemon?
Eelektross. 'Nuff said.
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What about Zebstrika? Electivire doesn't have bad speed either. But all the other electric types in bw2 are pretty slow (Ampharos, Magnezone, etc.).

answered Sep 11, 2013 by MeloettaMelody
What do you think about Thundurs Therian form. i would go with electivire or Zebstrika but there to frail to use competively
sorry i though this was in game, so i wasn't thinking of legendary. It is a very good pokemon with massive Special Attack as well as high Speed. Volt Absorb is a useful ability as well. So it could definitely work, altough it sorta depends on what else you are using. Also, note that while its Sp. Attack and Speed are pretty high, its defences are pretty frail, so it won't take too many hits.
I reckon with the right Evs i could get both his defense stats to around 115 which arent too bad but still not great. Thanks for your advice :3
This answer is fine But Jofly's is better tbh =/