Paul used it in his battle against Roark in Shapes of Things to Come!, first using it against his Geodude. Paul had Elekid start with a super-effective Brick Break, which ended up being powerful enough to defeat Geodude in one hit. Elekid next went up against his Onix. Onix proved to be a tougher fight for Elekid, dodging its attacks and breaking through Elekid's Protect. Paul decided to recall Elekid to conserve its strength, but not before its Static Ability activated, paralyzing Onix.
Paul later sent Elekid out against Roark's last Pokémon Cranidos, with Elekid being damaged by the Stealth Rock laid down by Onix before. Roark told Cranidos to use Flamethrower, which Elekid dodged before smashing its fist right into Cranidos' knee and causing it to reel back in pain as Static activates. Cranidos shook off the static however with its own Ability Mold Breaker. However, just as Cranidos was about to attack, the knee injury that Elekid had gave it kicked in, making it an easy target for Elekid's Thunder Punch attack which smashed right into Cranidos' head. Cranidos used Zen Headbutt and Elekid used Brick Break, causing an explosion to happen. After the smoke cleared Elekid was the one standing, winning the battle for Paul.
Natural of its species, Electivire was aggressive, brutish and nasty from its debut as an Elekid, reflecting Paul's own attitude. In Tag! We're It...!; when Pikachu approached and greeted it, Elekid falsely appeared to greet him back, only to hit Pikachu once he turned away, an example of Elekid being nasty for the sake of being nasty. Like Paul, it hates to appear weak and if ever helped, it would clean the slate but still be annoyed that it was helped. Despite the harsh training it undergoes with Paul, Electivire always seems to be happy battling, and unlike some of his comrades, it never shows any resentment to Paul; Torterra would help others out of kindness and Honchkrow would takes Paul's harsh words to heart.
From the moment they met, Electivire and Infernape had an intense rivalry, even from their Chimchar-Elekid days, and when both were under Paul's command, as Elekid, along with Paul, always looked down on Infernape, thinking of him as inferior than itself, and always felt pleasure whenever it belittled him. Over time, however, Electivire grew to respect Infernape's increasing power, and was glad and amused to see that it had evolved into Monferno during their battle at Lake Acuity, with Infernape also returning the respect towards Electivire. Infernape and Electivire's respect and admiration towards one another reached its peak during their final battle at the Lily of the Valley Conference, when the referee was about to declare Infernape unable to continue, Electivire angrily stopped the referee from ending the battle, knowing that Infernape could still continue, despite the fact that it would mean Paul winning the battle, but it seemed extremely delighted to see Infernape getting back to its feet, wanting to battle him for as long as possible. After Infernape bested Electivire, it was visibly smirking at seeing Infernape on top, and finally viewed Infernape as its equal.
Ironically, despite Electivire's harsh training and atmosphere around Paul, and despite its Trainer's constant scoldings and harsh treatment, Electivire never really showcased any signs of fear around Paul, and Electivire seemed quite comfortable around him, and instead, Electivire appeared to be slightly afraid of Reggie, seen as when Electivire pulled a prank on Pikachu during the latter's visit to Veilstone City, Electivire attempted to sneak away upon Reggie's arrival, only to be caught and reprimanded, with Electivire laughing sheepishly to excuse his actions.
During Electivire's debut as an Elekid, it had the ability to absorb Electric-type moves without suffering any damage and then use the electricity for power. This was shown during Ash's first battle with Paul, when Paul wanted Ash to go first.
Description: This is a move combination Pikachu used with Electabuzz. Pikachu starts by using Volt Tackle towards Paul's Electabuzz, who grabs him and uses Thunder on him to supercharge the Volt Tackle. This was used to sever the cables with which Team Galactic's helicopters were carrying Veilstone City's meteorites.