Electabuzz is a slightly humanoid Pokémon with a few feline traits. It has antennae with bulbous tips where its ears should be, two long tufts of fur on top of its head, small eyes, and two large fangs in its upper jaw. It is covered in yellow fur with many black stripes. There is a large, lightning bolt-shaped stripe on Electabuzz's chest, a V-shaped stripe on its forehead, one stripe on its side, a thick stripe down its back, two bands on each leg, several broken bands on each arm, and many rings around its long tail. There are three clawed toes on each of its feet, two in front and one in back, and five fingers on each hand.
In the dark, Electabuzz will glow light blue from the electrical charges running across its body. It is constantly leaking more electricity than it consumes. Electabuzz often gathered groups around tall tress in order to wait for the upcoming storm. During torrential thunderstorms, Electabuzz will compete to find locations likely to be struck by lightning in order to absorb the electric power. Electabuzz is often used as an alternative to lightning rods because it is unharmed by the absorption of electricity. It is also capable of entirely nonverbal communication via electrical currents when in close proximity to another of its species. Blackouts have been known to happen when groups of Electabuzz gather to consume electricity of power plants, thus often gets blamed for the occuring power outages. As a result, Ground-type Pokémon are kept around power plants to keep Electabuzz from raiding.
As demonstrated in the anime, Electabuzz is sent into a rage by the color red. In battle, Electabuzz windmills its arms, apparently to add momentum to its punches. This method of battle seems ineffective, as opponents can escape in the meantime. Electabuzz typically resides near power plants and can cause blackouts in cities, though it can also be found in grasslands.
In Smells Like Team Spirit, Paul's Elekid evolved into an Electabuzz during the Tag Battle Competition. In Lost Leader Strategy!, it was revealed that Paul had left his Electabuzz under the care of his brother, Reggie. It then returned to Paul's team after the events of Enter Galactic!. It was revealed to have evolved into Electivire in Casting a Paul on Barry!.
Electabuzz debuted in Showdown at Dark City, under the ownership of Kaz. It is the Kas Gym's primary Pokémon and was used in the feuds that the Kas and Yas Gyms were having.
In Misty Meets Her Match, Rudy used an Electabuzz in his battle against Ash. It went up against Pikachu and won due to it being extremely resilient to most attacks thrown at it, not even requiring to evade any of them.
In Enter The Dragonite, Drake used an Electabuzz in his battle against Ash. It went up against Bulbasaur and Charizard, defeating the former before being defeated by the latter.
In Current Events, an Electabuzz was the head of security in an electric company's power station. It attacked Ash and his Chikorita, believing them to be intruders, but it was then captured by Team Rocket. However, it was later freed.
In A Promise is a Promise, Dr. Namba used an Electabuzz. It wore a headgear that made it angry and thus increased the power of its attacks. Despite this, it was defeated by Pikachu and Sparky with a double Thunder attack.
In Love, Pokémon Style, Macy used an Electabuzz in her Silver Conference battle against Ash and his Phanpy before being recalled. It later battled and defeated Totodile, before losing to Squirtle despite having the type advantage.
In Saved by the Beldum, Jump used an Electabuzz during the first round of the Ever Grande Conference, where it was defeated by Morrison's newly evolved Metang.
In Betrayed, Bothered, and Beleaguered!, Tony used an Electabuzz to battle Ash's Riolu in the World Coronation Series, but it was defeated.
In Riddle Me This, an Electabuzz performed for Gary and his entourage while they stayed at one of Cinnabar Island's hostels.
In Mewtwo Strikes Back, a Trainer's Electabuzz was defeated by Mewtwo while it was serving Giovanni.
In Pikachu Re-Volts, an Electabuzz was controlled by Cassidy and Butch via their Drowzee at Mandarin Island North.
A pink Electabuzz appeared in Team Rocket's fantasy in In the Pink.
In The Power of One, multiple Electabuzz sensed the disturbance caused by Lawrence III.
An Electabuzz appeared in Pokémon Double Trouble.
An Electabuzz appeared in a fantasy in The Rivalry Revival.
An Electabuzz appeared in a fantasy in The Double Trouble Header.
In As Clear As Crystal, an Electabuzz was affected by a crystal that gave a lake the ability to heal Electric-type Pokémon.
An Electabuzz appeared in the opening sequence of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.
In Dawn of a Royal Day!, a Coordinator's Electabuzz competed in the Battle Stage of the Arrowroot Contest.
In Zoroark: Master of Illusions, an Electabuzz was on the Jubilife Reds team competing at the Pokémon Baccer World Cup. It briefly reappeared in Genesect and the Legend Awakened.
A student's Electabuzz appeared in The Guardian's Challenge!. It reappeared in the banned episode SM064.
A Trainer's Electabuzz appeared in Crystal-Clear Sleuthing!.
A Trainer's Electabuzz appeared in One Journey Ends, Another Begins...
Two Trainers' Electabuzz appeared in A Glaring Rivalry!. One of them reappeared in a flashback in A Masked Warning!.
In Pulling Out the Pokémon Base Pepper!, an Electabuzz pitched in a Pokémon Base game. It reappeared in a televised game in Night of a Thousand Poses!.
In I Choose You!, an Electabuzz fell under the control of Marshadow.
In Alola, Kanto!, an Electabuzz had its photo taken by Rotom.
A Trainer's Electabuzz appeared in Sours for the Sweet!.
In Securing the Future!, a Trainer's Electabuzz joined the rest of Alola in showering Necrozma with light so it could return to its normal form.
In Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, a Trainer's Electabuzz was at Old Shore Wharf.
Two Electabuzz appeared in A Crackling Raid Battle!.
||Scyther and Electabuzz
||Scyther and Electabuzz are both rare Pokémon. They are able to distinguish colors and become enraged by the color red.
||Electabuzz, the Electric Pokémon. Electabuzz is the evolved form of Elekid. With powerful electric currents constantly coursing through its body, Electabuzz appears to glow.
||Electabuzz, the Electric Pokémon. An evolved form of Elekid. It appears near power generators, and because it eats electricity, it can cause blackouts.