Electivire is a large humanoid creature covered in yellow fur with black stripes. It appears to lack a neck, and has red eyes, a black spot on its forehead, and a pair of antennae with bulbous tips. A pattern on Electivire's back resembles an electric outlet. The fur on its cheeks and shoulders is spiky and ruffled. It has two black tails with red rounded ends, resembling open electrical wires. Electivire has black feet with three, clawed toes, and five black fingers on each of its hands.
Electivire is known to be recklessly careless regarding enemy attacks. The tips of its tails generate electricity, which shock opponents on contact with over 20,000 volts. It can also electrify its punches by gripping on to its tails. Blue sparks fly between its antennae as its electric charge amplifies. It thumps its chest when excited, causing thunder and sparks to fly around it. Electivire usually feed off electric currents. In the anime, Electivire has been seen eating fruits from trees. A single Electivire is capable of powering a large city for an entire year.
Mars of Team Galactic is shown in possession of an Electivire in Belligerent Bronzor. However, it is only present in the graphic novel releases, replacing the Luxray that occupied the role of transferring electric power needed for the completion of the Galactic Bomb.
Electivire appears on the Electric terrain of Pokémon Stadium 2.
"A Thunderbolt Pokémon that attacks by pressing its two tails against a foe and delivering a shock of over 20,000 volts. When hit with an Electric-type attack, it takes no damage, and its Speed increases. Electabuzz evolves into Electivire if you trade it while it's holding an Electirizer. Electivire is famed for having the strongest physical attacks of Electric-type Pokémon."
Electivire was likely based on a gorilla due to it being two-legged and its hairy features. It may also be based on a Yeti, an ape-like cryptid that was said to inhabit the Himalaya Mountains. Unlike a gorilla, it can easily walk on two legs. Its design and Motor Drive Ability are similar to an electric motor, while the mark on its back resembles a socket. Its horns may be based on Tesla coils.
Electivire is a combination of electric or electricity and wire (referring to its cord-like tails). It may also derive from live wire, a wire in which electric current flows.
Elekible may be a combination of electric or electricity and cable.