|1||Valley Windworks—Inside a Poké Ball item behind the picket fence. (requires Surf)||No|
|2||Held item (5% chance) found on the following wild Pokémon:
The first Electirizer available in the game is found near the Valley Windworks building to the east of Floaroma Town. But to access this area you will need to have a Pokémon that can use Surf.
Then if you want more Electirizers, the only other way to get them is to take them as held items from wild Electabuzz.
Method #1: Valley Windworks (Step-by-Step)
You can find the game’s first Electirizer outside of the Valley Windworks as soon as you have a Pokémon that can use Surf outside of battle.
When you’re ready to search for it, head to Floaroma Town and head eastward.
Leave Floaroma Town through the eastern entrance, then continue east on Route 205.
When you arrive at the bridge that takes you north to Eterna City, approach the river on the right-hand side of it and use Surf.
Head northeast up the river, which will take you to a Poké Ball item behind the Valley Windworks building’s picket fence.
Pick up this Poké Ball to acquire the Electirizer.
Method #2: Route 222 (Wild Electabuzz) (Repeatable)
The second method of obtaining Electirizers is to take them from wild Electabuzz, which you will only find on Route 222.
You won’t have access to this Route until you’ve caught or defeated Giratina in the Distortion World.
Bear in mind that there is only a 5% chance that a wild Electabuzz will be holding an Electirizer.
However, you can increase these odds to 20% by putting together a dedicated item-farming team. This will also allow you to identify held items at the beginning of battle, saving you tons of time in your search.
If you’re using an item-farming team, the Frisk Ability will alert you to any held items Electabuzz is carrying.
After discovering an Electabuzz with an Electirizer, you can use a stealing move (like Thief or Trick) or you can catch the Electabuzz to obtain the item.
Electirizer Details and Uses
The Electirizer’s single purpose is to evolve Electabuzz into Electivire.
To use the Electirizer, simply have an Electabuzz hold it, and then trade Electabuzz to another player.
Electabuzz will evolve into Electivire shortly after the other player receives it, at which point you can trade it back.
Is Electivire Good?
When Electabuzz evolves into Electivire, it enjoys a massive 40-point boost to its base Attack stat (from 83 to 123), plus minor but sorely-needed boosts to its HP and Defense.
Conversely, it suffers from a minor hit to its Speed.
One of Electivire’s biggest strengths is the vast array of moves it can learn and the massive type coverage that comes with them.
Unfortunately, Electivire’s signature Ability Motor Drive is mostly useless: it raises Electivire’s Speed stat by one stage every time it gets hit with an Electric-type attack.
Since Electivire is resistant to Electric moves, most opponents will only use Electric attacks on it as a last resort, rarely giving Motor Drive a chance to activate.
Because of its wide type coverage, Electivire can make great use of an Expert Belt.
But for held items you’ll want to avoid anything that will dampen Electivire’s versatility (like the Choice Band).
Overall, Electivire is a hard-hitting adaptable Pokémon whose low HP and Defense makes it better suited for late-battle attacking.