Electrode (マルマイン, Marumain, Marumine in Japanese language versions) is a fictional creature in the Pokémon media franchise. This is a Poké Ball Pokémon that appears in all three Smash Bros. games, which is a rarity, because the only other known such Pokémon are Mew, Goldeen, Snorlax, and Charizard*.
*Charizard appears in all three, it makes its debut as a playable character in Brawl instead of coming out of a Poké Ball.
Electrode made its debut to the Super Smash Bros. series in the game Super Smash Bros. Electrodes do not appear out of Poké Balls in the game; however, they do appear in the stage Saffron City. The Electrodes in Saffron City will pop out from the door on the side of the building when a character approaches the door. Electrode then will use Explosion as its attack after a few seconds of its appearance. Any character that is caught in the blast radius of Electrode will take damage and massive knockback.
Electrode makes an appearance once again in Super Smash Bros. Melee. Electrode is both used as an item and appears out of a Poké Ball. The attack Electrode uses in this game is identical the attack of Electrode's in SSB. When Electrode comes out of the Poké Ball, it will just sit on the stage. Electrode will then start to get darker. This means that Electrode is about to explode. When Electrode explodes, everyone in the blast radius (including the character who summoned Electrode) will take heavy damage that is almost equal to a Bob-omb. The explosion from Electrode KOs characters at even low percentages. Electrode can be used as an item also. When Electrode is about to explode and starts to static, any character can pick it up. The character that is holding Electrode must be fast when they dispose of Electrode. Electrode also appears in the event matchBomb-fest. Electrode is the only Pokémon that comes out of the Poké Ball in this event match. Electrode can also be used at any time through the Debug menu with the use of an Action Replay.
Electrode features as a collectible trophy, unlocked as one of the 100+ trophies that can be collected randomly during normal play, such as in the Trophy Lottery and throughout the various Single-player Regular Matches. It reads as follows:
A Ball Pokemon. The more electricity it stores in its body, the quicker it moves. One danger of storing that much electricity is that the slightest stimulus may cause it to explode. Moves it specializes in include Selfdestruct and Explosion. Its love of electricity often causes it to gather in groups near power plants.
Electrode returns to reprise its Melee role. This time, however, there is a chance that it will fail to explode, as pictured. If it fails to explode, it can be picked up. Occasionally it will seem to be "dud", only to explode a few seconds later. Electrode can be picked up only when it begins flashing red, but much like in Melee, the player must be quick when throwing it. When a thrown Electrode collides with the ground or another player, it explodes. When Smash Thrown, it OHKOs everyone but the super-heavyweights.
A Ball Pokémon. The more electricity it stores in its body, the quicker it moves. One danger of storing that much electricity is that the slightest stimulus may cause it to explode. Moves it specializes in include Selfdestruct and Explosion. Its love of electricity often causes it to gather in groups near power plants.