Best moveset for Electivire in Pokémon Go

An electric combination.

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Electivire is an interesting choice for those to use in Pokémon Go. It has some use in raids, and for trainers looking to use it against other players in PvP, it can prove useful in specific matchups, but not all of them. You also need to build your team around it to gain the most use, but Electivire can get the job done.

Electivire is purely an Electric-type Pokémon. It has a maximum CP of 3,079, an attack of 249, a defense of 163, and a stamina of 181. It’s only weakness is Ground-type moves, and it is resistant to Electric, Flying, and Steel-type attacks.

These are all of the moves Electivire can learn.

Fast moves

  • Low kick (Fighting-type) – 4 damage and 2.5 energy per turn (2 damage per turn)
  • Thunder shock (Electric-type) – 3 damage and 4.5 energy per turn (1.5 damage per turn)

Charge moves

  • Flamethrower (Fire-type) – 90 damage and 55 energy
  • Ice punch (Ice-type) – 55 damage and 40 energy
  • Thunder (Electric-type) – 100 damage and 60 energy
  • Thunder punch (Electric-type) – 55 damage and 40 energy
  • Wild charge (Electric-type) – 100 damage and 45 energy (100% chance to lower the user’s defenses by two ranks)

You won’t have too many choices regarding Electivire’s fast moves. Of the two choices, you likely want to lean towards primarily using thunder shock. It may not do as much damage as low kick, but the amount of energy it generates makes up for that, allowing Electivire to use its charge moves far more often.

The real decisions come down to Electivire’s charge moves. Normally, ice punch and wild charge were Electivire’s go-to choices for the battle league. Some trainers may have swapped wild charge for thunder punch, but not often. You always want to avoid thunder, so don’t think about using it. But now that Electivire can learn flamethrower, only if you capture it during its Community Day event on November 13, things have changed up. Flamethrower can prove to be a useful attack.

It’s a viable choice, but you don’t want to stray too far from its original moveset. Flamethrower is a decent addition, and you can swap it out for ice punch, but again, it’ll depend on what roster you create for your team. You mostly want to stick to the original choices.