Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Electivire from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set. Electivire is a stage 1, lightning type Pokemon card, with an hp of 120. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Electrode does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. Its first move is called Electriwave. This move requires three energy cards, one lightning and two colorless, and does 30 damage to each of your opponent's benched Pokemon. Electivire's second move is called Shock Wave which requires four energy cards, three colorless and one lightning, and does 80 damage.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Electivire is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Electabuzz into play (I reviewed Electabuzz from this set yesterday) and then evolve Electabuzz into Electivire. If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I would recommend evolving Electabuzz into Electivire on the bench, but no matter where you evolve it, you'll have to make sure you have plenty of energy cards on this line because at a minimum this line requires at least 2 energy cards. I would recommend getting three energy cards on Electivire on your bench then moving it into the active Pokemon spot and using Electriwave every turn, I would make sure that I had other Pokemon in my deck that did spread damage so that no matter when I get Electivire into the active Pokemon spot Electriwave will be very dominant. If you get Electivire into the active Pokemon spot early, you should be able to knock out some benched Pokemon by using Electivire twice, but if you don't, later on when you have another spread damage type Pokemon in your active Pokemon spot, either one that does damage to all your opponent's benched Pokemon or just one at a time, you should then be able to knock out even more Pokemon. So strategy wise I would suggest using this card in a spread damage type deck, but if you don't want to use the spread damage strategy, you can always attach 4 energy cards to Electivire and do 80 damage a turn. I would suggest using a 2-2 or 2-1 line of Electabuzz and Electivire in a lightning type deck.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is an above average stage 1 Pokemon card. I like the fact that this card has an above average hp, and two very good moves. The only thing I don't like about this card is that both of its moves require a fair amount of energy and if you're forced to move Electivire into the active Pokemon spot before it's ready, it takes a good amount of energy cards to retreat it. But I definitely will use this card in a spread damage type deck, it has the potential to knock out many Pokemon at once with Electriwave. So overall, I would give this Pokemon line a 3 out of 5 rating, a high 3 out of 5 rating. This line is definitely worth using in lightning type decks.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Electivire from the Boundaries Crossed set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Chinchou 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 --
How many Pokemon cards of Electivire are there in the Pokemon card sets released in the US, and what sets are these cards in?
Please respond by including your YouTube username and link to your YouTube channel. If the question is quite tough, the first correct comment will win, otherwise I'll use a random number generator to choose a winner.