Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Electabuzz -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Electabuzz Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Electabuzz from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Electabuzz is a basic, lightning type Pokemon card with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Electabuzz does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves.  Its first move is called Low Kick and for two energy cards, one each of colorless and lightning, this move does 20 damage.  Electabuzz's other move is called Magnetic Blast and for three energy cards, two colorless and one lightning, this move does 50 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Electabuzz is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Electivire, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, I would recommend keeping Electabuzz on your bench and evolving it into Electivire before moving it into the active Pokemon spot.  I would try and keep it on my bench because even though Electabuzz has 80 hp, it is fairly slow and can only do 50 damage for three energy cards so it does less than average damage, you don't want to get three energy cards on Electabuzz and then move it into the active Pokemon spot for a long time because a Pokemon with 80 hp won't last long later in the game, but if you get Electabuzz right away in your hand at the beginning of the game, you may be able to knock out a Pokemon or two if you start attacking with Electabuzz right away and then quickly evolve into Electivire after a few turns.  I would not recommend using Electabuzz in a deck on its own, it isn't really that bad, but there are definitely better lightning type Pokemon cards out there that I would use instead of this one.   Tomorrow, after I review Electivire you should knock if you need to use this card in order to play Electivire and how many Electabuzz you should use.  If for some reason you decide to use Electabuzz in your deck on its own, do not use more than 1, and use whichever move you have the required amount of energy for when attacking.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average basic Pokemon card.  Even though this card has two moves that both do damage, and an hp of 80, I am still giving this card a below average rating.  I am doing this because Electabuzz is pretty slow, really can't do that much damage for the amount of energy cards it requires, and has a high retreat cost.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Electabuzz from the Boundaries Crossed set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Electabuzz's stage 1 evolution in Electivire, which is also from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

Free Pokemon TCG Online Code Cards:
Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
What set has an Electabuzz reprint card in it and what set is this reprint originally from?
Please comment with your answer and a link to your YouTube channel.  Only one entry per person per day.  

21 comments:

Doovelle Soe said...

The original set is from the base set and the reprint is from the Platinum set

www.youtube.com/Doovelle

Łeandrømeda said...

Platinum expansion. And it's originally from the Base Set.

YouTube: soway
http://www.youtube.com/soway

Edward Gibson said...

was reprinted in platinume originally from base set
http://www.youtube.com/user/sythe721

kingcube said...

reprint: platinum expansion
originally: base set

Jhon Scarzo said...

The original ser is base set I and the reprint was for platinum

Gustavo Figueiredo said...
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Gustavo Figueiredo said...

The original is from Base Set (20), and the reprint is from Platinum (128)

youtube.com/campersgonnahate

coco nococo said...

Original: Base Set
Reprint: Platinum

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3zSlb5DB5fQGDy8wnygklA?feature=mhee

Daniel Fermo de Oliveira said...

Original is from Base Set and the reprint is from Platinum

http://www.youtube.com/user/KungWei

Unknown said...

The original set is base set I and
the reprint was for platinum.

http://www.youtube.com/user/shiningcharizard1

seba said...

The original one is from the Base set

The reprint is from Platinum expansion

http://www.youtube.com/user/sebamk

Mksouza said...

platinum expansion. And it's originally from the Base Set.

Youtube: Mkisouza
http://www.youtube.com/user/Mkisouza?feature=mhee

dave delisle said...

Original Base Set
Reprint:Platinum http://www.youtube.com/user/MrNabo21

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Seba for winning!

George Liu said...

It was originally from base set and was reprinted in platinum

http://www.youtube.com/user/CardKingAce14

Juhneeeee said...

Originally: Base Set
Reprint: Platinum
http://www.youtube.com/user/juhneeee

Jonathan Gaitan said...
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Daniel said...

The original one is from the Base set
The reprint is from Platinum expansion

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZHEcvxg-aNbmpmyrrIFxkQ

NubKnightZ said...

Reprinted From: Platinum
Originally From: Base Set

www.youtube.com/user/nubknightz

Jose Mari Chu said...

Original Electabuzz was from the Base set, while the reprint is from Platinum.

http://www.youtube.com/user/iramj23?feature=mhee

ThePokemonFreak said...

Original Electabuzz was from the Base set, while the reprint is from Platinum.

http://www.youtube.com/user/DeRPoKeMoNFrEaK61?feature=mhee