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Mar 13, 11 at 1:46amjoway

since when the hell did they add this?!?! im pretty pissed i was all pumped to start training my roggenrola when he gets one shotted by a blitzle's shockwave i didn't pay much attention to rock or electric in hg/ss or d/p so i was wondering when they added this crap it makes zero sense to me rock already has SOOOOO many weaknesses more tahn any other type so y would they nerf one of its few resistances

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Sep 20, 13 at 2:58pm

I'm sure the people of 2011 are very grateful.

Sep 19, 13 at 2:02pm

Pokemon like Onix or Geodude have always been part ground types, as a result neither of them were ever affected by thunder type moves.

Pokemon like

are pure rock types are are affected by thunder types.... just usually not by much.


are also affected because they don't have a duel typing of rock/ground. Aerodactyl has rock/flying and Omynite has rock/water.

Hope that helps~~

Jun 20, 12 at 10:14am

Is this thread all about one tiny little thing? So what if an electric type move makes your little Roggenrola faint, it's not like you take it to the Kanto region and put a tomb it the Lavender town cemetary! You can always revive it. Roggenrola is a regular old rock type. Discussion over!

Mar 20, 11 at 2:21am

Video proof. Youtube

Mar 16, 11 at 7:30pm

quote squiggle bath
quote simba94
(I had a light ball)
Light Ball didn't even exist until the GSC days. =/
Like I said, this was a rom. Erm... but I do remember not being able to hit his pokemon with electric in firered/leafgreen (what the rom's based off of) ... And I noticed that all onix/geodudes I battle in the rom are hit. Haha so it's probably a mistake with the rom.

I could have sworn I remembered it working in yellow though. Maybe a certain requirement has to be filled?


I just played yellow and it does NOT work (this was a rom too but for the actual yellow version).

Mar 16, 11 at 7:48am

quote simba94
(I had a light ball)
Light Ball didn't even exist until the GSC days. =/

Mar 15, 11 at 10:26pm

Ok this may sound crazy but I kinda agree that, for whatever reason, electric attacks work on brock. I know his pokemon are dual-ground so it shouldn't, but I'm playing a rom ( and just killed brock with my pikachu. At first I thought that it's just that something's wrong with the rom, but it seems like a really good, well-made rom and that's just too big a mistake to make. So I googled it to find out about why this happened, if there's certain items or whatever that makes electric affect ground (I had a light ball) and I found this.

Seeing the other responses claiming electric worked on brock in yellow... makes me think that back then, first gym, electric pokemon, ...maybe it was a special thing they put in the game then. I'm not too sure because I possibly vaguely remember not being able to beat brock but then I think and I picture a thundershock hitting and... well I can't remember. Ha ha, I don't know but I want to see where this goes

Mar 14, 11 at 8:15am

quote Gaerolth
quote Hearts
quote Gaerolth
quote Hearts
Gaerolth , sometimes guides can be rubbish even the one that say "Official". Only read ones that use serious, sophisticated language and ones that DO NOT refer to the anime. Anime and games are different.
This one doesn't refer to the anime. The nintendo power guides were really good back in the day. Back then I used the guide for everything.
Sorry for the doubt. I don't know so many people are saying they used thundershock.
There's also people who are saying that thundershock doesn't work. You doubt us but if you look up even online guides they say the same thing. The link you quoted has also stated that onix/geodude are ground/rock. also states that electric has always been ineffective against rock. A strategy guide, written at the time of the games, that I used until the pages started falling out also states electric is ineffective against ground. No offense but other than your friends and a few people on the forums everything else everywhere else disagrees.

I'm just going to point out the evidence here. There's people saying electric doesn't work on ground. There's people saying that electric does work on ground. Just because your friends state electric does work on ground doesn't make them right by virtue of them being your friends. My own friends have been wrong from time to time. Hell, I've been wrong from time to time. You're stating that there word is correct but in any reasonable debate you must supply evidence in your favor.

So far the evidence stands in our favor. As I quoted one of the main official guides at the time (It was Nintendo power and Prima.) The Nintendo power agrees that Electric doesn't effect ground. So now, as part of a debate, it's your turn to find evidence that contradicts my own evidence. If you state my source is wrong you must provide evidence that my source is wrong.

It's okay if you refuse to believe the sources posted. I can't make you believe me but the original poster brought up a question and the answer to his question is that Electric doesn't effect ground and never has. If the evidence quoted isn't contradicted then everything else is misinformation.
And ya could've just left it at 'Electric doesn't affect Ground.'

Mar 14, 11 at 12:03am

Oh gosh. Look what i started.

I've always known electric was never effective towards ground. My memory probably sucks, because i haven't played Pokemon yellow since 1999. I asked my friend and he remembers the same thing. Maybe they did this to resemble the anime. This idea is more than likely false, and thundershock probably never effective against them at all. But I'm probably remembering it wrong and used a move like tackle or something.

Mar 13, 11 at 6:18pm
Jill Owns All

No, Thundershock won't work in Yellow, or ever, on a Rock/Ground type, or any other Ground combination. I learned it the hard way when I found out Quagsire was Ground type in Silver later.

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