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Electrode
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Electrode's artwork for Pokémon Fire Red and Leaf Green.
Category Ball Pokémon
Original Region Kanto
Kanto Dex Nr. #101
Johto #122
Hoenn #088
Kalos #073 (Mountain
Generation 1
Pokémon Color Red
First Appearance Pokémon Red and Blue
Latest Appearance Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Type(s) Electric
Ability/ies Soundproof, Static
(Hidden: Aftermath)
Average Height 3'11"
Average Weight 146.8 lbs.
Evolves From Voltorb
Evolves Into N/A

Electrode (Japanese: マルマイン Marumine) is an Electric-type Pokémon.

It evolves from Voltorb starting at level 30.

Biology

Electrode is a round Pokémon resembling a reverse-colored Poké Ball with a mouth and eyes. Its top half is white, while its lower half is red. For this reason, many Trainers try to pick it up, mistaking it for an item. The Pocket Monsters Carddass Trading Cards depict Electrode as hollow. Many know it by the nickname "Bomb Ball."

Electrode tends to live in power plants where fresh electricity is being generated, which it consumes. As a result, it often causes blackouts. The more electric energy Electrode consumes, the faster it moves. Electrode explodes in response to even the smallest stimulation, simply to entertain itself, or because it has taken in too much electricity. When full of stored electricity, it has been known to drift with the wind.

Trivia

  • In Red, Blue, FireRed, and LeafGreen, players can obtain an Electrode at a level as low as 3 by catching a Pikachu in Viridian Forest, evolving it, and trading it to an old man on Cinnabar Island.
  • Electrode has a short song dedicated to it, sung by Suzukisan.
  • Electrode has the highest base Speed of all Electric-types.

Origin

It seems to be based upon the concept of a living Poké Ball, and is often mistaken for one. Also, based off its Japanese name and its explosive tendencies, Electrode may have some connection to land mines. The design concept may be inheritance from the time when the franchise was known as Capsule Monsters, as early artworks show Poké Balls without the button in the middle. Like Voltorb, it may be based on ball lightning as well.

Name origin

Electrode may be a portmanteau of electric and explode or node (a computer or program), as well as a pun on electrode, a device through which electrical currents pass, but it is usually in the shape of a rod.

Marumine may be a combination of 丸 maru (circle) and mine, as in landmine.

Stats

Base Stats
HP
 
60
Attack
 
50
Defense
 
70
Sp. Attack
 
80
Sp. Defense
 
80
Speed
 
140
Total
 
480



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National Pokédex
100MS
← #100: Voltorb
101MS
#101: Electrode
102MS
#102: Exeggcute →
Pokkén Tournament 2
Fighter Pokémon 006MS Charizard 015MS Beedrill 025MS Pikachu 025LibreMS Pikachu Libre 026MS Raichu 068MS Machamp 094MS Gengar 122MS Mr. Mime 141MS Kabutops 150MS Mewtwo 150ShadowMS Shadow Mewtwo 207MS Gligar 210MS Granbull 212MS Scizor 245MS Suicune 254MS Sceptile 257MS Blaziken 271MS Lombre 282MS Gardevoir 306MS Aggron 359MS Absol 386MS Deoxys 395MS Empoleon 428MS Lopunny 445MS Garchomp 448MS Lucario 453MS Croagunk 461MS Weavile 491MS Darkrai 539MS Sawk 569MS Garbodor 571MS Zoroark 609MS Chandelure 631MS Heatmor 648MS Meloetta 654MS Braixen 658MS Greninja 689MS Barbaracle 700MS Sylveon 709MS Trevenant 727MS Incineroar 750MS Mudsdale 758MS Salazzle 763MS Tsareena 783MS Hakamo-o 792MS Lunala 795MS Pheromosa
Support Pokémon 011MS Metapod & 249MS Lugia 038MS Ninetales & 429MS Mismagius 050MS Diglett & 104MS Cubone 069MS Bellsprout & 556MS Maractus 083MS Farfetch'd & 101MS Electrode 129MS Magikarp & 417MS Pachirisu 131MS Lapras & 495MS Snivy 133MS Eevee & 657MS Frogadier 196MS Espeon & 197MS Umbreon 295MS Exploud & 684MS Swirlix 337MS Lunatone & 338MS Solrock 381MS Latios & 717MS Yveltal 385MS Jirachi & 547MS Whimsicott 468MS Togekiss & 479MS Rotom 488MS Cresselia & 643MS Reshiram 587MS Emolga & 653MS Fennekin 701MS Hawlucha & 732MS Trumbeak 772MS Type: Null & 778MS Mimikyu

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