- Voice actor: Yūji Ueda (both English and Japanese)
Elekid is a yellow, round-bodied Pokémon with black stripes and accentuations. Unlike its evolutions, Elekid is lacking in both a tail and toes. Elekid's arms are slightly more bulkier in proportion to its body than those of its evolved forms, and, unlike its evolutions, it has three claws instead of fingers. Like its evolutions, it has stripes on its arms, all the two of which continue all the way around. an Elekid has two horns on top of its head that are shaped like the prongs of a plug, even with holes in their sides, making Elekid look like a walking power plug. Elekid has a black lightning bolt marking on its chest. Two rows of stripes are near the marking on the sides of its thighs, with the pattern continuing around its lower back. Elekid’s legs are black in coloration, and its feet are rounded and toeless, somewhat resembling shoes. An Elekid's height is 2'00" and weight is 51.8 lbs.
Elekid tend to play out in the middle of thunderstorms. Elekid rotates its arms to generate electricity, but it tires easily, so it is only able to charge up a small amount.
Elekid normally live in power plants.
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Elekid mainly feed off electrical currents.
Paul owned an Elekid. He used it to battle to battle Ash's Pikachu in When Pokémon Worlds Collide! and Roark in Shapes of Things to Come. Paul's Elekid evolved into Electabuzz in Smells Like Team Spirit, and evolved into Electivire off-screen, prior to Casting a Paul on Barry!.
In Reversing the Charges, an Elekid had absorbed a high amount of lightning and was electrifying every other Pokémon in sight. The AC Powerplug Pokémon calmed down and returned to its good old self after battling Ash's Pikachu.
Elekid first real appearance was in Pikachu's Rescue Adventure and appears to be an old friend of Pikachu. The little Electric Pokémon decided to assist Pikachu and co. in finding Togepi. Elekid even stood by Pikachu's side when he was trying to prevent lightning from striking the Giant Tree.
An Elekid appeared in the opening of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.
Elekid, Electric Pokémon. The pre-evolved form of Electabuzz. It generates electricity by spinning its arms and gains strength when lightning is present. Elekid's weak spot is between its horns, but the electric current that runs there can shock the unwary.