#587 Emolga

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They live on treetops and glide using the inside of a cape-like membrane while discharging electricity.
– Pokemon White Pokedex


Emolga is Gen V’s token “cute electric rodent” Pokemon (like Pikachu, Pichu, Plusle/Minun, and Pachirisu before it), except, Emolga isn’t pure electric, but Electric/Flying. I like this type combination, because it grants immunity from the dreaded Earthquake.

Probably due to the fact that it’s based on a flying squirrel, and glides instead of actually flying, it cannot learn Fly. But it can learn Acrobatics, or Air Slash through breeding.

Stat-wise, it’s fast, which makes Electro Ball quite useful. Electro Ball does damage depending on how fast you are than the target, the faster you are, the more damage it does. So it’s very good to use it in combination with Thunder Wave.

My Emolga has Double Team, Thunder Wave, Electro Ball, and Acrobatics. I mostly retired him now, and use him to catch Pokemon. Because it has no evolution, its total base stats aren’t that great. And I kind of wish it was all Sp Attack instead of split between Attack and Sp Attack. But I have to say, this is the first time I actually used a “cute electric rodent” on my team.

Emolga gets Volt Absorb in the Dream World, which is more useful than Static (since I already have Thunder Wave). It would be cool to see an evolution of Emolga some day though, because like I said, I like the Electric/Flying combination.

For some reason, the English name corrupted its original Japanese name, from “Emonga” to “Emolga”.

In the anime, an Emolga appeared recently. It’s quite mischievous, using Attract to steal apples from other Pokemon. She knows Discharge, which by game standards, means it’s at least level 50. But since the anime differs from game mechanics, perhaps not (since it knows TM moves even though she’s wild.. maybe some trainer released her, or she was bred with the TM move, and released, haha). She was caught by Iris, so we’ll probably see more of her later.

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2 thoughts on “#587 Emolga

  1. I love Emolga also! One time I caught one a female one and named her Aloe. She was a big help to the 4th gym leader’s Emolgas. Aloe also knows Electro Ball, Thunder, Acrobatics and Light Screen. She reminds me of Iris’s, instead of being mischievous, it’s helpful to attract male pokemon and loves to dance. Aloe says ” Chik ah, Chik ah” when she is in musicial shows.

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