Electrode is a type of Pokemon that appears out of a Poke Ball in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It is a quite common Poke Ball Pokemon (it appears quite often). When it appears it will use "Explosion" to attack. So, when Electrode comes out of a Poke Ball it will turn darker and darker until it starts to flash red. Shortly after Electrode flashes, it explodes. Players (except the summoner) caught in the explosion will take a large amount of Damage and decent Knockback. The Knockback is good enough to KO opponents. It is possible to pick up Electrode when it is flashing and throw it at opponents, however, players must be swift in doing so since Electrode explodes almost immediately after it starts flashing red. It is also possible for Electrode's explosion to fail, causing the Pokemon to have a frown on its face. It is possible to pick up Electrode after its explosion has failed and throw it at opponents, causing it to explode when it hits. Electrode's failed explosion can also be a dud, for it can explode shortly after. Like a thrown Bob-omb, a thrown Electrode explodes when it collides with another player or something else. When Smash Thrown (to Smash Throw, players should grab and press the direction they want to throw the item they have in their hand at the same time), the thrown Electrode will OHKO any character except the super heavy-weights (Bowser, Donkey Kong, Snake, King Dedede, etc). Electrode also has its own Trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Electrode is one of the few Poke Ball Pokemon to appear in all three games of the Super Smash Bros. series. The others include Mew, Goldeen, Snorlax and Charizard (even though Charizard is not a Poke Ball Pokemon in Brawl).
Electrode's Trophy in SSBB
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 its specializes in include Selfdestruct and Explosion. Its love of electricity often causes it to gather in groups near power plants.
Electrode's explosion has failed near a Smart Bomb on Pokemon Stadium 2 of Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Poor Electrode, it looks so sad!