Monday, September 22, 2014

Electabuzz -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Electabuzz Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Electabuzz from the Furious Fists 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, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Electabuzz does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move that this card has is called Light Punch, this move requires one lightning energy card and does 10 damage.  Electabuzz's second move is called Ambush, this move requires two energy cards, one each of lightning and colorless, and does 20 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin, this move does 40 damage total instead of 20.

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, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So, on its own this card could definitely be used as a starter type Pokemon in a lightning type deck.  You could easily use 1 or 2 of these in your deck, trying to get one of them into the active Pokemon spot to start the game.  You would use whichever move you have the necessary energy cards for, and once you get two energy cards on Electabuzz you would then be able to set up your benched Pokemon.  Ambush is the move to use when you can because if you get a heads both times you use it, or at least once out of two turns, you should be able to knock out most Basic Pokemon cards that have an evolution.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, this is an average Basic Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set.  There really isn't anything too bad or anything spectacular on this card, it is just solid all around.  The HP on this card is good, but the retreat cost is a tad high, so they balance each other out.  Electabuzz's two moves are both average which makes this card a candidate for a starter type position in a lightning type deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Electabuzz from the Furious Fists set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Electabuzz's stage 1 evolution Electivire, which is 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 English sets has Electabuzz been a rare holo 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.


the doll, alice said...

Three? I think? If you count EX.
Youtube: Jessraat

Ofrea Lin said...

Gym Heroes (Lt. surge electebuzz)

Ofrea Lin

Tas tasg said...

4 rare electebuzz

Tas tasg

Carlos H. said...

Only one: Gym heroes

Username: Carlos M.


Max Grossberg said...

4 which includes the Electebuzz EX. If you aren't including EX then 3.

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daniel g said...

I think it was three

13cycu said...

2 + ex

Kristin Hsieh said...

2 + EX

Kristin Hsieh


YouNeverSawStudios said...

2. Platinum and Gym Heroes.
3 if counting EX


Dylan Andy Gaming said...

1. Platinum
2. LT surges Gym heroes
3. If your counting the EX from ruby and sapphire


Tyler said...

2 and the EX


teng jinchung said...

3 (including 1 EX)

teng jinchung

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Ofrea Lin for winning!