Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Electrode from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set. Electrode is a stage 1, lightning type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a free retreat cost. Electrode does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. Its first move is called Static Shock. This move requires one colorless energy card and does 20 damage. Electrode's second move is called Electro Ball, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one lighting, and does 60 damage.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Electrode is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Voltorb into play (I reviewed Voltorb from this set yesterday) and then evolve Voltorb into Electrode. If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that Voltorb really isn't anything special so you'll be better off keeping Voltorb on the bench and evolving it into Electrode there. Once you have Electrode on your bench, I would suggest getting three energy cards on it. That way, when you retreat or have your active Pokemon get knocked out, you can move Electrode in for a turn or two, use Electro Ball those turns then retreat Electrode for free once you get one of your benched Pokemon set up. If you can't use Electro Ball, you'll have to get one energy card on Electrode and use Static Shock instead. I would consider using Electrode in a lightning type deck and would use it basically as a filler Pokemon to do some damage to your opponent's active Pokemon while setting up your benched Pokemon, then moving it in and out of the active Pokemon spot for free when timing suggests. If I were to use this card in a lightning type deck, I would use a 1-1 line of Voltorb and Electrode in that deck.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is an average stage 1 Pokemon card. Even though this card has a below average hp, I am still giving this card an average rating because of the fact it has a free retreat cost, requires mostly colorless energy cards, and has two decent moves. Overall however, I'm giving this line a 3 out of 5 rating, between Voltorb and Electrode there really isn't anything that separates these Pokemon from others, so you can definitely find a better line to use, but its not the worst thing possible to use this line.
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