Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Eelektross -- Dark Explorers Pokemon Card Review

Espeon Dark Explorers Pokemon Card Set
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Eelektross from the Dark Explorers Pokemon Card Set.  This is a stage 2, electric type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Eelektross doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Suction Heal and for three energy cards, two colorless and one electric it can do 40 damage and this move also heals the same amount of damage you did to the defending Pokemon from Eelektross.  Eelektross's second move is called Slurp Shakedown and for four energy cards, two each of colorless and electric this move lets you switch the defending Pokemon with one of their benched Pokemon then do 60 damage to that new active Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, I would suggest setting this card up on the bench since Eelektross requires at least 3 energy cards to attack, but the one good thing about this card is that if you do have to put an earlier form of Eelektross into the active Pokemon spot once you evolve Eelektrik into Eelektross you can use Suction Heal and more than likely remove 40 damage a turn from Eelektross to heal the damage that was done to Eelektross in its earlier forms.  So I would set this card up on the bench, and then as soon as your opponent has a card on their bench that has 60 hp or less I would put Eelektross into the active Pokemon spot and use Slurp Shakedown, the faster you get Eelektross into the active Pokemon spot the more lower hp Pokemon your opponent is likely to have on their bench and the more 1 hit knock outs you're going to get.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  For an electric type deck this would be a great card to include in that deck, this card can't do that much damage but it can pick the Pokemon it wants to do damage to, and 60 damage will knock out most basic Pokemon that evolve in one move, so as long as your opponent has some lower hp Pokemon this card can get you numerous prize cards.  Even if 60 damage doesn't knock out a Pokemon in one turn you can use Slurp Shakedown on three or four different Pokemon than use a Pokemon that spreads damage and be able to knock out several Pokemon at once.  The only thing I don't like about this card is that it does have a high retreat cost.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Eelektross from the Dark Explorers set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Espeon from the same set.

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