Electrode is an Electric type Pokemon introduced in Generation I. It evolves from Voltorb starting at level 30. Take a look below for 26 fun and fascinating facts about Electrode.
1. Electrode is a round Pokemon resembling a reverse-colored Poke Ball with a mouth and eyes.
2. 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.
3. The Pocket Monsters Carddass Trading Cards depict Electrode as hollow.
4. Many know it by the nickname “Bomb Ball.”
5. Electrode tends to live in power plants where fresh electricity is being generated, which it consumes. As a result, it often causes blackouts.
6. The more electric energy Electrode consumes, the faster it moves.
7. Electrode explodes in response to even the smallest stimulation, simply to entertain itself, or because it has taken in too much electricity.
8. When full of stored electricity, it has been known to drift with the wind.
9. 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.
10. Electrode has a short song dedicated to it, sung by Suzukisan.
11. Electrode has the highest base Speed stat of all Electric-type Pokémon.
12. Electrode is the only non-playable Pokémon to use the same move in Pokkén Tournament and the Super Smash Bros. series.
13. Electrode seems to be based upon the concept of a living Poké Ball, and is often mistaken for one.
14. 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.
15. The idea of them being mistaken for the standard Item Balls is similar to a mimic, a monster archetype commonly found in role-playing games.
16. Based on its Japanese name and its explosive tendencies, Electrode may have some connection to land mines. Like Voltorb, it may be based on ball lightning as well.
17. 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 (although such a device is usually in the shape of a rod.)
18. An Electrode appeared in Navel Maneuvers, under the ownership of the Navel Island Gym Leader Danny. It was used during Danny’s third challenge against Ash, using its weight to help Danny steer during the race down the mountain. Electrode reappeared in flashbacks in A Way Off Day Off and Hello, Pummelo!.
19. Multiple Electrode appeared in The Underground Round Up. A town on Hamlin Island was overpopulated with the Ball Pokémon, and a man named Poncho was contracted to remove them.
20. Multiple Electrode appeared in Current Events, where they served as security guards for an electric company’s power station.
21. An Electrode appeared in What You Seed is What You Get, under the ownership of Natasha. It was painted like a watermelon in order to guard a patch of actual watermelons.
22. An Electrode appeared in Pearls are a Spoink’s Best Friend, where Spoink thought it was a pearl. When the group tried to take it off its head, it exploded.
23. An Electrode appeared in Pinch Healing!, where Jessie unintentionally and indirectly caused it to fall and explode on a bus that a Poké-Sitter was driving at Fennel Valley.
24. Electrode debuted in The Flame Pokémon-athon, where it was used in the Big P Pokémon Race.
25. An Electrode appeared in a flashback in Ditto’s Mysterious Mansion.
26. An Electrode appeared as an image in the dubbed version of The Ultimate Test.