Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Eelektrik 63/160 -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Eelektrik from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card set.  This is the first of two Eelektrik cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Eelektrik is a stage 1, lightning type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a two 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 Gnaw, for two colorless energy cards this move does 20 damage.  Eelektrik's second move is called Buzz Flip, this move requires three energy cards to use, two lightning and one colorless, and does 30 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip 4 coins.

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, and haven't even reviewed the second Eelektrik card from this set, I'll just plan on acting like this Eelektrik card is the final evolution in this line and that I have no knowledge of the other Eelektrik.  So if you read yesterday's review of Tynamo, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card, it wasn't that bad overall, except for the fact that it had a below average HP of only 40, meaning it would get knocked out in one turn pretty much every turn late in games.  So knowing this about Tynamo and looking at this Eelektrik card, these two Pokemon could definitely be used in a lightning type deck.  Both Pokemon have quick moves that do a good amount of damage, you would definitely be safe starting the game with Tynamo in the active Pokemon spot, and even attaching a Trick Coin trainer card to it, giving you a chance to do 20 damage per turn for only one energy card, you'll want to evolve Tynamo as soon as possible though and use Gnaw first with Eelektrik and then Buzz Flip any time you want to do major damage, having the Trick Coin card attached to Eelektrik will give you two opportunities to do up to 120 damage per turn.  I could definitely see myself using a 1-1 line of these two Pokemon in a 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 from the Primal Clash set.  There really isn't anything to complain about on this card, it is just average overall and would be a solid add to any lightning type deck out there.  Combined with Tynamo from this set, I would give the two cards a 3 out of 5 rating, and like I said, as long as you evolve Tynamo early in the game, this line could be used in a deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Eelektrik from the Primal Clash set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of the second Eelektrik card, 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 different English sets include Eelektrik cards?
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.


Kevin Yeo said...

4 sets!



abrar sarwar said...



brezaboy said...

4 sets



Jaycie Dyer said...

Four Sets

Jaycie Dyer


Taran Middleton said...

Four english sets.


The Pokemon Cards Collector said...

it came in 4 sets

Marcelo Alarcon said...

Eelektrik is included in 4 English sets.



Sherief Adel said...

FOUR sets

Sherief Adel


Chasista said...

Four English sets include Eelektrik cards.



WinterBlue LP said...


Chris smith said...




Kai Tung Ng said...

Four different English expansions include Eelektrik cards: Noble Victories, Dark Explorers, Plasma Blast, and Primal Clash.

Kai Tung Ng


kris_is_ me_ said...

4 English sets

kris_is_ me_


Forbidden said...

4 sets.

Emílio Zanatta


Luis The Void said...


Luis The Void


Blaz _ said...

4 sets

Blaz _


PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Kai Tung Ng for winning!