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I'm very curious why Regieleki has a base speed stat of 200, which is faster than Deoxys-Speed's 180.


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This question is really only answerable by Game Freak. However, we can theorize.

Regieleki is essentially the embodiment of electricity. Other Electric types that harness electricity (Raichu, Manectric, Electrode, Jolteon, Zebstrika, etc.) often have very good base Speed stats. Electricity flows quickly, faster than many other things. It can travel close to the speed of light (about 186,000 miles a second), which explains why many Electric types are so fast. Bulbapedia claims Regieleki is based off a light bulb, an electric charge, and an electric generator (source). Anything that can produce its own electricity essentially gives it never-ending power, meaning it can travel at almost the speed of light if it so desires, which explains why it's so tremendously fast.

Hope I helped!

There is also that Regieleki is the ‘Electron Pokémon’ and electrons move at around 1,375mph (which is only about 1/100 of the speed of light, but still very fast) which is more than thirty times the speed of a meteor crashing down on Earth.