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Electrode (Hisuian) is an Electric & Grass Pokémon which evolves from Voltorb. It is vulnerable to Poison, Bug, Fire and Ice moves. Electrode's strongest moveset is Thunder Shock & Wild Charge and it has a Max CP of 2,149.
"Electrode eats electricity in the atmosphere. On days when lightning strikes, you can see this Pokémon exploding all over the place from eating too much electricity."
Thunder Shock benefits from STAB and generates energy very quickly, letting Hisuian Electrode use its strong Charge Moves sooner.
Wild Charge can threaten massive damage, especially when stacked to 90 energy, but can be difficult to use with its harsh self-debuff. Energy Ball provides useful coverage against Ground-type Pokemon that doubly resist Electric moves, but its higher energy cost leaves more to be desired. Swift is terrible.
Hisuian Electrode sports a unique Electric/Grass typing which on paper makes it an ideal counter to popular Water Pokemon. Unfortunately, this version of Electrode is held back by several inconveniences, including an inefficient and clumsy moveset, weakness to common Ice-type coverage attacks, and unimpressive bulk from its stats. The lack of a low energy Charge Move to pressure shields sooner, or stronger damage output from its Fast Move to finish off low HP opponents, is the biggest issue holding back Hisuian Electrode. It would potentially be rated higher, but its struggle against Swampert if baited in the 1s fight is a big let down as an anti-Water Pokemon.
Hisuian Electrode doesn't reach the CP cap of Ultra League, and thus it is recommended to Best Buddy one to give it the best chance of survival. Just like in Great League, its cumbersome movesets holds it back from challenging the rest of the meta and comfortably fulfilling its anti-Water role.
Dragons are quite common in Master League, and consider Hisuian Electrode to be the annoying child that's always angry over never winning a game.
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