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Blitzle #522: Blitzle
Pokémon
#524: Roggenrola Roggenrola
Zebstrika
Thunderbolt Pokémon
ゼブライカ
Zebraika
#523
Zebstrika



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Electric Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Lightning Rod or Motor Drive Cacophony
Cacophony
Sap Sipper
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
75 (17.5%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
5'03" 1.6 m
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Weight
175.3 lbs. 79.5 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
174
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
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Sp.Def
2
Speed
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Shape
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F523.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Black
Base friendship
70
External Links

Zebstrika (Japanese: ゼブライカ Zebraika) is an Electric-type Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves from Blitzle starting at level 27.

Contents

Biology

Zebstrika is a zebra-like Pokémon. Its coat is black with white, jagged stripes all over its body. There is one pointed stripe extending from its nose, two elaborate stripes on its neck and chest, one zigzag stripe each on its jaws, back, and hindquarters, one triangular stripe on each of its thighs, and two stripes banding each of its legs. Its ears are triangular with blue insides, while its eyes are blue with yellow sclerae and white eyelashes. Its nose is black, and its hooves are gray. A white, spiked mane runs the length of its body, beginning with two horn-like extensions on its forehead and running down its back to end in a long tail with a starburst-shaped tip. This irritable Pokémon fires lightning bolts from its mane when angry. Zebstrika can move as quickly as lightning, releasing thunderclaps at full gallop.

In the anime

In the main series

Zebstrika in the anime

Major appearances

Zebstrika debuted in Reunion Battles In Nimbasa!, under the ownership of Stephan. It was revealed to have evolved from his Blitzle. It reappeared in the next episode, where it was used in a battle against Bianca and her Minccino, which it won. Zebstrika reappeared again in Strong Strategy Steals the Show!, where it battled Ash and his Palpitoad, with the battle resulting in a tie.

In Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader!, Elesa's Zebstrika defeated Bianca's Shelmet, Minccino, and Pignite during a Gym battle. In Dazzling the Nimbasa Gym!, it was used during Elesa's Gym battle against Ash; it battled Ash's Palpitoad and lost.

Minor appearances

Multiple Zebstrika appeared in the opening sequence of Black—Victini and Reshiram.

A Trainer's Zebstrika appeared in Cilan Takes Flight!.

A Zebstrika appeared in Crisis at Ferroseed Research!.

In Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice, the Swords of Justice legend featured a Zebstrika.

In Jostling for the Junior Cup!, Simeon's Zebstrika competed in the Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup. It lost to Horatio's Cinccino in the first round.

In Team Eevee and the Pokémon Rescue Squad!, multiple Zebstrika were living at a ranch at Virgil's house.

A Zebstrika appeared in a fantasy in Clemont's Got a Secret!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW039 Zebstrika Ash's Pokédex Zebstrika, the Thunderbolt Pokémon and the evolved form of Blitzle. Zebstrika can be dangerous when angry, shooting lightning in all directions from its mane. It is lightning fast and when running at full gallop, thunder echos through the air.
BW106 Zebstrika Ash's Pokédex Zebstrika, the Thunderbolt Pokémon and the evolved form of Blitzle. Zebstrika moves at lightning-quick speed, producing the sound of thunder at a full gallop.

In the Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 Animated Trailer

Zebstrika in the animated trailer

A Zebstrika appeared in the Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer, under the ownership of Elesa.

In Pokémon Generations

A Zebstrika appeared in The Uprising, under the ownership of Elesa.

In the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Zebstrika (center right) in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

In the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer, Elesa's Zebstrika was part of a team with its Trainer, as well as Sabrina and Fantina.

In the manga

Zebstrika in Pokémon Adventures

In the Be the Best! Pokémon B+W manga

In The Battle for More Friends!, a Pokémon Ranger used a Zebstrika with his Swanna in a Double Battle against Monta. Its Lightningrod Ability let it absorb the Electric-type attacks of Monta's Emolga. It was then defeated by a Sand Force-boosted Dig from Monta's Excadrill.

In the Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder manga

A Zebstrika appeared in The King's Identity...!!.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Elesa has a Zebstrika, which was first seen in To Make a Musical. It was being dressed up in preparation of the Pokémon Musical. Later, it was used in a Gym battle against Black.

A Zebstrika appeared in Up in the Air and PS547.

In the Pokémon RéBURST manga

Fraud has a Zebstrika, which he can use as a Burst form.

In the TCG

Main article: Zebstrika (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
BW: #029
Unova
B2W2: #148
Black They have lightning-like movements. When Zebstrika run at full speed, the sound of thunder reverberates.
White This ill-tempered Pokémon is dangerous because when it's angry, it shoots lightning from its mane in all directions.
Black 2 When this ill-tempered Pokémon runs wild, it shoots lightning from its mane in all directions.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X When this ill-tempered Pokémon runs wild, it shoots lightning from its mane in all directions.
Y They have lightning-like movements. When Zebstrika run at full speed, the sound of thunder reverberates.
Omega Ruby When this ill-tempered Pokémon runs wild, it shoots lightning from its mane in all directions.
Alpha Sapphire They have lightning-like movements. When Zebstrika run at full speed, the sound of thunder reverberates.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Route 7
Black 2 White 2
Routes 3 and 7
Route 3 (Hidden Grotto)
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Electric)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Mirage Islands (west of Route 104, west of Dewford Town, north of Route 124, south of Route 134), Mirage Mountain (south of Route 129)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Meadow: Challenger's Ground, World Axle - B1F
Conquest
Violight
MD GTI
Ochre Quarry (1F-13F), Withered Savanna (1F-17F), Freezing Pillar (1F-14F), Windy Shoreline (1F-11F), Silent Tundra (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall), Dreamy Island (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall), Moonlit Forest (Gilded Hall), Mt. Travail (8F-15F)
Rumble U
Aquatic Hill: The Floors Are Hot!, Challenge Battle: The Battle for Sky and Land
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Island of Haste: Stage 2
Shuffle
Pedra Valley: Stage 208
Rumble World
Dark Land: Royal Armory (Center Boss, Back, Special)
Generation VII
Masters
Sync Pair Scout (Elesa's)

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Black White Cheri Berry Cheri Berry (50%)
Black 2 White 2 Cheri Berry Cheri Berry (50%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
75
135 - 182 260 - 354
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
63
61 - 126 117 - 247
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
63
61 - 126 117 - 247
116
108 - 184 213 - 364
Total:
497
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Zebstrika's learnsets from other generations.


Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●●
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
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PokéPark Pad entry:
He decided to run all over PokéPark. He fell in love with the Tech Area during the trip and settled down in the Area.
Pokémon Conquest
PCP523.png HP: ★★★ Move: Discharge
Attack: ★★ Ability 1: Lightningrod
Ability 2: Motor Drive
Ability 3: Sprint
Defense: ★★
Speed: ★★★★★
Evolves from Blitzle when its Speed is 81 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Kiyo and Tadasumi
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Electric
Attack Power: ★★★★★

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Pokémon Shuffle
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Electric
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#247
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Block Smash
Clears one unbreakable-block disruption without fail.


Pokémon GO
GO523.png Base Stamina: 181 Base Attack: 211 Base Defense: 136
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Low Kick, Spark
Charged Attacks: Flame Charge, Discharge, Wild Charge

Evolution

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Unevolved
Blitzle
 Electric 
Rare Candy
Level 27
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First evolution
Zebstrika
 Electric 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 523.png Spr b 5b 523.png Spr 5b 523.png Spr b 5b 523.png
Spr 5b 523 s.png Spr b 5b 523 s.png Spr 5b 523 s.png Spr b 5b 523 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 523.png Spr b 6x 523.png Spr 6x 523.png Spr b 6x 523.png
Spr 6x 523 s.png Spr b 6x 523 s.png Spr 6x 523 s.png Spr b 6x 523 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 523.png Spr b 7s 523.png Spr 7s 523.png Spr b 7s 523.png
Spr 7s 523 s.png Spr b 7s 523 s.png Spr 7s 523 s.png Spr b 7s 523 s.png
Front Back Front Back
523MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Zebstrika images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Zebstrika shares its category with Electivire. They are both known as the Thunderbolt Pokémon.
  • Zebstrika is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 497.

Origin

Zebstrika appears to be based on a zebra. It may also be based on two of Helios's steeds that pulled his chariot—Bronte and Sterope—which are Greek for thunder and lightning, respectively, as Zebstrika's species in Japanese can be translated as the "Thunder and Lightning Pokémon".

Name origin

Zebstrika may be a combination of zebra and strike. It may also be combined with a corruption of eléctrica (Spanish for feminine electric).

Zebraika may be a combination of zebra and 雷火 raika (flash of lightning).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ゼブライカ Zebraika From zebra and 雷火 raika
France Flag.png French Zéblitz From zebra and blitz
Spain Flag.png Spanish Zebstrika Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Zebritz From Zebra and Blitz or britzel
Italy Flag.png Italian Zebstrika Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 제브라이카 Zebraika Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 雷電斑馬 / 雷电斑马 Léidiànbānmǎ From 雷電 léidiàn and 斑馬 bānmǎ.


External links


Blitzle #522: Blitzle
Pokémon
#524: Roggenrola Roggenrola
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