ElekidAuthor: Bryan Lance
Elekid is an electric-type Pokemon with a round body, that is yellow in color, with black stripes on its body and on its arms. It has a black lightning bolt in the middle of its chest. Elekid has really bulky arms and three claws on each of its hands. Elekid has black legs and round feet. This Pokemon has two horns on top of its head that resembles an electric plug. The plug-like horns on top of its head are yellow in color but they will turn a blueish-white color when the Pokemon is fully charged. They average about 2ft in height and they weigh around 52lbs. They are normally found in the grasslands. 75% of Elekids are males, which leaves 25% of them being females. Elekids love to play outside during thunderstorms. They are able to generate electricity by rotating their arms in a circular motion very fast.
One of the main abilities that Elekid has is an ability called Static. When a Pokemon has the ability Static and it is hit by a move from its opponent, there is a 30% chance that the Pokemon attacking will become paralyzed. Static can even affect ground-type Pokemon. Another ability used by Elekid is an ability called Vital Spirit. When the ability Vital Spirit is used, it prevents the Pokemon from being affected by the moves Yawn and Sleep. The Pokemon is also unable to Rest.
Elekid made its main appearance in the episode Pikachu’s Rescue Adventure. The episode first aired in Japan on July 17, 1999, and in the United States on July 21, 2000. In the episode, an Elekid quickly became good friends with Pikachu. This new little electric-type Pokemon decided to help Pickachu and Pikachu’s friends find a missing Togepi. Elekid liked Pikachu so much, that he even stood by Pikachu’s side when he was trying to stop lightning from striking the Giant Tree. An Elekid also appeared in the episode Here’s Looking At You Elekid. The episode was first released in Japan on August 15, 2002, and in the United States on August 30, 2003. In the episode, A troublesome Elekid was harassing the Pokemon Larvitar. As this was taking place, Team Rocket shows up and captures both the Pokemon. As Ash and Pikachu give chase, they run into their old friend, a Pokemon Trainer named Casey. Casey is looking for her lost Elekid that she just recently caught. The Electric Pokemon helped her in cheering on her favorite baseball team, The Electabuzz. Casey and Ash end up finding the missing Pokemon a bit later. In the episode When Pokemon Worlds Collide, which was released in Japan on September 28, 2006. It aired in the United States on April 20, 2007, it first aired as part of a special preview two days before the release of Diamond and Pearl. It was later fully broadcasted in the United States on June 6, 2007. In the episode, a Pokemon Trainer named Paul used Elekid to battle Ash and his Pikachu. Elekid’s and Pikachu’s battle was so equally matched that there wasn’t a winner. The Pokemon battle ended in a draw. In the episode Smells Like Teen Spirit, which was first released in Japan on October 25, 2007, and in the United States on February 1, 2008, Elekid evolved into Electabuzz. The Pokemon later evolved into Electivire off-screen.
Pokemon Playing Cards
Since the release of Pokemon playing cards, Elekid has been featured on 7 different cards. Most of these cards classify the Pokemon as an electric-type Pokemon. In the Neo Genesis expansion, Elekid has 30 HP and the special move on this card is If Elekid is your active Pokemon and your opponent tries to attack you your opponent has to flip a coin, if the coin lands on tails, your opponent ends their turn without attacking. The ability on this card is called Playful Punch. When you use Playful Punch, before your turn you may flip a coin, if the coin lands on heads, you deal 20 damage to your opponent's active Pokemon. In the Aquapolis expansion, Elekid has 30 HP and the move Energy Kick. When you use Energy Kick, you flip a coin, if the coin lands on heads, you choose an Energy card attached to your opponent's active Pokemon and they move it to a benched Pokemon. In the Ex Sandstorm expansion, Elekid has 40 HP and the abilities Baby Evolution and Gather Energy. When you use Baby Evolution, before your turn, you can place Electabuzz from your deck and place it on your Elekid, this evolves the Pokemon. When using the move Gather Energy, you search your deck for an Energy card and attach it to one of your Pokemon. In the Ex Unseen Forces expansion, Elekid has 50 HP and the abilities Baby Evolution and Magnetic Trip. Magnetic Trip deals out 10 damage and If the ability Low-Pressure System is in play, your opponent's Pokémon is now Confused. In the Ex Dragon Frontiers Expansion, Elekid is considered a fighting-type Pokemon. Elekid has 40 HP and the abilities Baby Evolution and Thunder Spear. When using Thunder Spear, you choose one of your opponent’s Pokemon and you deal out 10 damage. In the Diamond and Pearl Expansion, Elekid has 40 HP and the abilities Baby Evolution and Outlet. When using the ability Outlet, you search your deck for an Electric Energy card and place it into your hand. In the Triumphant expansion, Elekid has 30 HP and the abilities Sweet Sleeping Face and Sparking Ball. When you use Sweet Sleeping Face, if your Elekid is Asleep, you prevent all attacks from damaging your Pokemon. When using the ability Sparking Ball, you choose one of your opponents Pokemon and you deal out 20 damage. After the attack, your Elekid falls Asleep.
Elekid isn’t the strongest Pokemon you can find, but if you take the time to evolve this Electric-type Pokemon into Electabuzz, or into Electivire, you can have a very unique and strong Electric Pokemon.