Manectric using Charge by Sandstormer




“Charges power to boost the electric move used next.”

Charge is a non-damaging Electric-Type move. It’s purpose is to charge up the powerful effects of the Electric-Types moves in the Pokemon’s repertoire of battle skills. If the user’s next move after Charge is Electric-Type, it will have double the effect and cause double the amount of damage.

In addition to raising the effects of Electric-Type moves; it now has the ability to raise the user’s Special Defense stats also.

Manectric is one of four Pokémon in our tributes using this move, able to learn it at level 53 (54 since Generation IV, and 48 since Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire).

Manectric using Signal Beam by Drjhordan

Signal Beam

“A strange beam attack that may confuse the foe.”

Signal Beam is a Generation III Bug-Type move. Aside from dishing out some decent damage; it also has a 10% chance of confusing the opponent. Although it is Bug-Type, a good deal of Generation I Water-Type Pokemon can actually learn this move.

Since Pokémon Platinum, Manectric has been able to learn this move via a Move Tutor.

#310 Manectric

“Because lightning falls in their vicinities, Manectric were thought to have been born from lightning. In battle, they create thunderclouds.”

Manectric is a pure electric-type Pokémon and the final form of Electrike, evolving from it at level 26.  They appear in grasslands across the Hoenn region, but aren’t as common in Kalos or Alola due to being a version-exclusive counterpart to Houndoom for both X / Y and Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon.

Their nests are usually places where lightning and thunder clouds are commonly seen, but not from natural causes.  Often these clouds are generated by themselves, especially in battle when they use its stored electricity to its advantage, discharging its energy through its mane – whether to attack its foes or recover itself.  Even outside of battle, they constantly discharge electricity to the point of sparks occasionally causing forest fires, however it does regain its losses from collecting more in the atmosphere.

Wattson’s Electrike evolved into a Manectric during the course of the animé, thanks to another scheme from Team Rocket that involved a carnival and lots of kidnapped Pokémon that sent both him and Watt with an Ampharos to the rescue.  Not long after its evolution, Ash challenged Wattson to a training match with his newly-caught Torkoal from the previous episode, but Manectric’s newfound strength emerged victorious after a tenacious battle.




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