Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Electrike #41/124 -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Electrike 41/124 Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Electrike from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two Electrike cards I'll be reviewing from this set, the other one from this set I'll be reviewing tomorrow.  Electrike is a basic, electric type Pokemon card, with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Electrike does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Tackle and for one electric energy card this move does 10 damage.  Electrike's second move is called Quick Attack and for two energy cards, one each of electric and colorless, this move does 10 damage plus 20 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Electrike has a stage 1 evolution in Manectric, I would suggest evolving Electrike into Manectric as soon as possible because evolution cards are usually better.  But with this card, I could definitely see it being used on its own in a deck, because it is a good starter Pokemon.  You can put Electrike into the active Pokemon spot immediately and attack as soon as you get one energy card on it.  I would put two energy cards on Electrike and use Quick Attack every turn, just for the possibility of being able to do 30 damage per turn.  Tomorrow I'll be reviewing another Electrike card, so I'll be able to compare it to this one, but if you want to I could see having 1 or 2 Electrike cards in an electric type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a pretty solid basic Pokemon card. It has an average hp, good retreat cost, and two solid moves.  Too bad Quick Attack couldn't always do 30 damage, then this card would be that much better.  But as it is, this is a great starter Pokemon card that could be used to get your deck off to a great start.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Electrike from the Dragons Exalted set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of the second Electrike card from this set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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