Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Electrode from the Pokemon XY Card Set. Electrode is a stage 1, lightning type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy retreat cost. Electrode does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Eerie Impulse, for one lightning energy card this move allows you to discard an energy card attached to your opponent's active Pokemon if you get a heads when you flip a coin. Electrode's second move is called Rollout, this move does 40 damage for two colorless energy cards.
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 I thought Voltorb was an average basic Pokemon card that had a cool Ability but probably shouldn't be used on its own too often. So knowing this about Voltorb, if you were to use this line in a deck, I wouldn't use more than a 1-1 line and I would try and evolve Voltorb into Electrode on the bench early in the game then move Electrode into the active Pokemon spot and use Rollout every turn. If you're okay with not using Eerie Impulse, this line can fit into any type deck since it requires only colorless energy cards to attack.
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 from the X and Y set. This card is just plain average overall, hp, retreat cost, moves, etc. Even though this card is average, it would make a solid addition to a deck so I could definitely see myself using Voltorb and Electrode together in a deck, together I would also give these two Pokemon cards a 3 out of 5 rating, which is what each card received individually.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Electrode from the X and Y set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Emolga EX, which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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