Since the two downloadable content packs for Pokémon Sword and Shield have been released (Isle of Armor and Crown Tundra), it would appear that the whole roster of Generation VIII Pokémon has been discovered.

To counter the likes of Pelipper and Milotic, it has 16 unique Electric-type Pokémon evolutionary lines.

The electric type has been around since Generation I, and in a typical game of Sword and Shield, you should have at least one on your side.

Due to their above-average Speed and Special Attack, they may also do well in competitive play.

To help narrow down the alternatives, I’ll explain the top eight I consider to be the greatest for taking on Nessa, entering a Max Raid Den, or competing in the competitive environment.

There will be no duplication of entries for Pokémon that evolve from the same parent Pokémon, and both regular play and competitive use will be considered equally.

Similarly, we won’t be considering any Legendary Pokémon you catch in Crown Tundra Dynamax Adventures.

Let’s get down to rating things now, shall we?

8. Manectric

Perhaps I’m being a little bit partial to Electrike as the first Pokémon on my list because it was the first shiny Pokémon I ever encountered.

The unforgettable sight of the gorgeous electric-blue monster in Pokémon Emerald has colored my opinion of the Pokémon ever since.

Still, Manectric appears early in the eighth generation. It may be found in a number of different areas across the Wild Area and is often a solid choice for your standard run.

Since it has a speed of over 100 and a special attack of over 100, it will be able to outpace and heavily damage AI teams.

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Even though I have no idea how well-known Manectric is among casual Pokémon fans, I feel it should be included here because of its unique abilities.

7. Morpeko

Maybe I’m a little bit partial to Electrike, the first shiny Pokémon I ever encountered, so that’s why it’s at the top of this list.

The stunning electric-blue monster in Pokémon Emerald left such an impression on me that it has warped my perception of the Pokémon franchise ever since.

Manectric, on the other hand, appears early in the eighth generation. It is a mobile option that may be used in most playthroughs since it travels to various parts of the Wild Area.

When used against AI teams, its 100+ Speed and Special Attack will allow it to strike first and deal heavy damage.

Despite the fact that I have no idea how well-known Manectric is among Pokémon fans in general, I feel it should be included here.

6. Rotom

Should Rotom be considered a legendary Pokémon yet?

Because of its unique capacity to imbue inanimate objects with life, it has become an instant classic in the Pokémon universe.

Rotom’s stat distribution is ideally suited to the electric/ghost-type, which is also really fun to experiment with.

On a remote island in the Isle of Armor downloadable content, you can find all of the many types of Rotom.

5. Vikavolt

One of the strongest Electric-types in the Galar Region is Vikavolt.

It has a Special Attack of 145, which puts it on par with Pokemon like Thundurus and Chandelure and even Mega Sceptile, and the Levitate ability, which makes Ground-type attacks worthless.

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The fact that Vikavolt goes as slowly as a semi-truck driving uphill on the highway is its major disadvantage.

Despite this, it continues to enjoy massive popularity in both competitive and unstructured play.

4. Arctozolt

If you’re seeking an electric-type Pokémon, the fossil Arctozolt from the Galar Region is your fourth-best bet out of a wide selection of bizarre-looking Pokémon from that region.

At 505 in total base stats (with a fairly even distribution of those stats), it’s a solid choice for a casual Sword & Shield run.

The Electric/Ice type can switch things up offensively and is tough enough to take a few blows without flinching.

However, like the last entry on this list, Arctozolt suffers from a lack of speed.

Because of this, it is rarely used in contexts where competition is present.

3. Dracozolt

We’re following up with two more fossil Pokémon entries.

Dracozolt, perhaps, appears to be in much more suffering than its relative Arctozolt.

What makes it the superior choice if it has the same aggregate of basic statistics?

The key is in using the Bolt Beak maneuver.

In fact, Arctozolt can learn this move, yet it has just 85 basic power. What, therefore, sets it apart as something truly remarkable?

The user’s speed and the strength of the attack are both increased if they get in front of their opponent. The Speed stat for Dracozolt is 75, whereas for Arctozolt it is just 55.

By virtue of this alone, Dracozolt is now among the elite wall breakers available in competitive play.

2. Toxtricity

First of all, the precursor of Toxtricity (Toxel) is one of the prettiest Pokémon to grace the lands of Galar.

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Toxtricity, however, is not something to be taken lightly.

Like Lucario, Zoroark, etc., it is a regional “fan favorite,” and its singular characteristics are largely responsible for its status.

It was designed to look like a guitar hero from a rock band. Toxtricity’s Punk Rock ability greatly increases the effectiveness of its trademark attack, Overdrive.

Toxtricity is a staple in most casual gameplay teams and may be useful in competitive play as well.

Toxtricity was formerly expected to lead this list, but then the Crown Tundra was introduced.

1. Regieleki

Although it may be difficult to pronounce, Regieleki is a very potent weapon.

One of the two new Legendary titans, it has the best chance of survival.

Its speed stat, at 200, is the greatest of any Pokémon. The transistor is an ability that doubles the effectiveness of electric-type moves.

Because of his or her high Attack and Special Attack levels, there’s no way to avoid being hit by Regieleki.

You’d best hope you’re bulletproof if you run across one, because even a weak counterattack may OHKO this Pokémon.

To that end, I wish you the very best of luck.