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Pokemon Black and White Pokedex - Blitzle, Zebstrika

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Blitzle
#028 Unova / #522 National
Type:
Electric
Species classification: Electrified Pokemon
Abilities: 
Lightningrod – Draws opponents' Electric-type moves to the user in double and triple battles; immune to Electric-type attacks; raises special attack one stage if user is hit by Electric-type attack
Motor Drive – Immune to Electric-type attacks; raises speed one stage whenever user is hit by Electric-type attack
Dream World abilities: Sap Sipper – Immune to Grass-type attacks; raises attack one stage if hit by Grass-type attack
Location found (Black/White): Route 3
Wild hold items: Cheri Berry
Egg groups: Ground
Capture rate: 190
Gender ratio: 50/50
Effort values: 1 Speed
Evolution family: Blitzle > Zebstrika at level 27

While maybe not as cool as Shinx and family from last gen, Blitzle and Zebstrika definitely hold their own as respectable Pokemon in the set that are available early on in-game. Take advantage of Zebstrika's excellent speed stat to get in there quick and paralyze your opponent with Thunder Wave, Spark or Discharge. Wild Bolt (TM93) is also a great STAB move to teach Zebstrika that takes advantage of its excellent attack stat, which it can also learn at level 47. As a pure Electric-type, it's lucky that both zebras only have one type weakness (Ground), because their physical and special defense are both pretty dismal. Still, it may be wise to lead off your team with a high level Zebstrika when you're hunting for legendaries, if only to quickly paralyze your foe and swap out.



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3 comments

  • insertdisk - March 7, 2011 10:34 a.m.

    I find that attract followed by any attack works, or if the enemy pokémon is the same gender or a genderless pokémon then I use volt switch and switch to a pokémon that has a higher defense stat.
  • Romination - March 6, 2011 8:20 p.m.

    It never occured to me that there hadn't been a Zebra Pokemon, but maybe I was too preoccupied with the other ungulates that were loping around.Seems like a decent Pokemon, but those defense stats are pretty awful.
  • TheDeathishRainbow - March 6, 2011 9:43 a.m.

    Thanks for the tip about ledgendaries. Hmmm, I rather like zebras.

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