Pokemon Black and White spotlight: Munna, Mamepato, Shimama and their evolutions

Shimama
#028 Isshu / #522 National
Type:
Electric
Species classification: Charged Pokemon
Abilities:
Lightningrod – Draws opponents' Electric-type moves to the user in double and triple battles; immune to Electric-type attacks; raises special attack one stage if user is hit by Electric-type attack
Motor Drive – Immune to Electric-type attacks; raises speed one stage whenever user is hit by Electric-type attack
Dream World abilities: Herbivore – Immune to Grass-type attacks; raises attack one stage if hit by Grass-type attack
Location found (Black/White): Route 3
Wild hold items: Cheri Berry
Egg groups: Ground
Capture rate: 190
Gender ratio: 50/50
Effort values: 1 Speed
Evolution family: To Zeburaika at level 27

Zeburaika
#029 Isshu / #523 National
Type:
Electric
Species classification: Thunder and Lightning Pokemon
Abilities:
Lightningrod – Draws opponents' Electric-type moves to the user in double and triple battles; immune to Electric-type attacks; raises special attack one stage if user is hit by Electric-type attack
Motor Drive – Immune to Electric-type attacks; raises speed one stage whenever user is hit by Electric-type attack
Dream World abilities: Herbivore – Immune to Grass-type attacks; raises attack one stage if hit by Grass-type attack
Location found (Black/White): Route 7 (common)
Wild hold items: Cheri Berry
Egg groups: Ground
Capture rate: 75
Gender ratio: 50/50
Experience at lvl 100: 1,000,000
Base stats: 75 HP / 100 Atk / 63 Def / 80 SAtk / 63 SDef / 116 Spd / 497 Total
Effort values: 2 Speed
Evolution family: From Shimama at level 27

While maybe not as cool as Shinx from last gen, Shimama and Zeburaika definitely hold their own as respectable Pokemon in the set that are available early on in-game. Take advantage of Zeburaika's excellent speed stat to get in there quick and paralyze your opponent with Thunder Wave, Spark or Discharge. Wild Bolt(TM93) is also a greatSTAB move to teach Zeburaika that takes advantage of its excellent attack stat, which it can also learn at level 47. As a pure Electric-type, it's lucky that both Shimama and Zeburaika only have one type weakness (Ground), because their physical and special defense are both pretty dismal. Still, it may be wise to lead off your team with a high level Zeburaika when you're hunting for legendaries, if only to quickly paralyze your foe and swap out.

Stay tuned for next week's Pokemon B&W spotlight - to celebrate Halloween, we'll detail every new Ghost-type in Isshu.

Previous Pokemon B&W spotlights:
The starters and their evolutions
Minezumi, Yorterii, Choroneko and their evolutions.
The monkey trio and their evolutions

Oct 23, 2010