Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Eelektrik from the Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Set. Eelektrik 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 one colorless energy card retreat cost. Eelektrik does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Thunder Wave, for one lightning energy card this move does 20 damage plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin it paralyzes the defending Pokemon. Eelektrik's second move is called Headbutt, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 30 damage.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Eelektrik is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Tynamo into play (I reviewed Tynamo from this set yesterday) and then evolve Tynamo into Eelektrik. Eelektrik does have a stage 2 evolution in Eelektross that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed that card yet, the strategy below will act like Eelektrik is the final evolution in this line. So if you read yesterday's review of Tynamo, you'll know that I thought it was a below average basic Pokemon card because of its extremely low hp, other than the hp, the card was pretty decent overall. So knowing this about Tynamo and looking at its stage 1 evolution in Eelektrik, I would probably not use these two cards in a deck together without using Eelektross. I say this because even though both Eelektrik and Tynamo's moves do above average damage for the energy cards they require, they don't do enough damage for the moves to make up for the low hp on both cards. If you decide to use this line in a deck, I wouldn't use more than 1 each of Tynamo and Eeletrik, I would try and set the line up on the bench, get two energy cards on Eelektrik and then use Headbutt most turns. The earlier in the game you get this line into the active Pokemon spot the better.
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 I don't recommend using Tynamo and Eelektrik together, I still think Eelektrik is an average Pokemon card, other than its below average hp, both moves on this card and quick and do above average damage. However, combined, I would give the line of Tynamo and Eelektrik from the Plasma Blast Pokemon card set a 2 out of 5 rating, Tynamo was a 2, Eelektrik a 3.
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