Blitzle < Zebstrika > Roggenrola

Species Type
Thunderbolt Pokémon Electric.png
Number Ability
#523 Lightningrod/Motor Drive
Sap Sipper
Height Weight
5'3" (1.6m) 175.3 lbs (79.5kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Blitzle N/A
Egg Group Catch Rate
Field 75
Tier EV Yield
NU 2 Speed Points

Zebstrika (ゼブライカ) is the 29th Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex. It is an Electric-Type, and it is known as the Thunderbolt Pokémon.

Zebstrika can have one of two Abilities: Lightningrod, which draws Electric-Type moves to it, nullifying the attack's damage/effects and increasing its Special Attack by one stage, or Motor Drive, which protects it from taking damage from Electric-Type moves and increases its Speed by one stage.

A third Ability is available to Zebstrika that come from the Dream World, the Sap Sipper Ability. This Ability activates when it is hit by a Grass-Type move, which nullifies the damage/effects of that move, and its Attack increases by one stage.

Blitzle can evolve into Zebstrika at Level 27.

Zebstrika is in the Field Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Zebstrika One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.




Zebstrika takes the appearance of a dark-colored horse with electric-like patterns all over its body.

Gender Differences

Zebstrika has no distinguished features that make it appear male or female.

Game Information

Original Games

Zebstrika appears at Route 7 in Black and White. In Black 2 and White 2, Zebstrika appears at Routes 3 and 7, and at a Hidden Hollow on Route 3 at random. The Zebstrika that occasionally appears at Route 3's Hidden Hollow also has the Hidden Ability Sap Sipper.

Spin-off Games

Zebstrika appears at the Tech Area's Train Depot in PokéPark2: Wonders Beyond. It can be befriended after defeating it in a Tag Race.

Zebstrika appears at Violight in Pokémon Conquest, but it won't appear until after beating the game.

Trading Card Game

Zebstrika appears in three different sets and as a Black/White Promo Card. It is listed as an Uncommon Card in the Black&White set, and is listed as a Rare Card in the Black&White, Noble Victories and Next Destinies sets.

Anime/Manga Information


Elesa would use a Zebstrika in a battle against Bianca in the episode Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader!, in which Zebstrika would sweep the 3-on-3 battle by defeating Bianca's Shelmet, Minccino and Pignite.

In Ash's Gym Battle against Elesa in the following episode, Dazzling the Nimbasa Gym!, Elesa's Zebstrika would be defeated by Ash's Palpitoad.


Wild Zebstrika appear in both versions of Pokémon Movie 14.


Zebstrika's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Zebstrika is listed in the NU, or Never-Used Tier of Competitive Battling due to having limited options to go with its 100 Base Attack. Its Speed is one of the highest in the Tier, but the relatively low Defense Stats hurt its chances of survival.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Black/White 20% Route 7 (Regular and Double Grass)
Black2/White2 20% Route 3 (Regular and Double Grass)
Route 7 (Regular and Double Grass)
Black2/White2 ?? Hidden Hollow: Route 3

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red Not in game
Blue Not in game
Yellow Not in game
II Gold Not in game
Silver Not in game
Crystal Not in game
III Ruby Not in game
Sapphire Not in game
Emerald Not in game
FireRed Not in game
LeafGreen Not in game
IV Diamond Not in game
Pearl Not in game
Platinum Not in game
HeartGold Not in game
SoulSilver Not in game
V 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 When this ill-tempered Pokémon runs wild, it shoots lightning from its mane in all directions.
VI 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
Alpha Sapphire


Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
. 260 354 .
184 205 299 328
117 131 225 247
Sp. Atk
148 165 259 284
Sp. Def
117 131 225 247
213 237 331 364


Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Quick Attack Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Tail Whip Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
Charge Electric.gif N/A N/A Other.png
Thunder Wave Electric.gif N/A 100 Other.png
11 Shock Wave Electric.gif 60 N/A Special.png
18 Flame Charge Fire.gif 50 100 Physical.png
22 Pursuit Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
25 Spark Electric.gif 65 100 Physical.png
31 Stomp Normal.gif 65 100 Physical.png
36 Discharge Electric.gif 80 100 Special.png
42 Agility Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
47 Wild Charge Electric.gif 90 100 Physical.png
53 Thrash Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png


TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM16 Light Screen Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM25 Thunder Electric.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM43 Flame Charge Fire.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM50 Overheat Fire.gif 130 90 Special.png
TM57 Charge Beam Electric.gif 50 90 Special.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM70 Flash Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM72 Volt Switch Electric.gif 70 100 Special.png
TM73 Thunder Wave Electric.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM93 Wild Charge Electric.gif 90 100 Physical.png
TM94 Secret Power Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Me First Normal.gif  ?? -- Other.png
Take Down Normal.gif 90 85 Physical.png
Sand-Attack Ground.gif -- 100 Other.png
Double Kick Fighting.gif 30 100 Physical.png
Screech Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
Rage Normal.gif 20 100 Physical.png
Endure Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Double-Edge Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Shock Wave Electric.gif 60 -- Special.png

Via Move Tutor (Black2/White2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Bounce Electric.gif 85 85 Physical.png
Magnet Rise Electric.gif -- -- Other.png
Signal Beam Bug.gif 75 100 Special.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png

Evolution Line

Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 27

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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