Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Eelektrik from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card set. This is the second consecutive Eelektrik card that I've reviewed 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. This Eelektrik card does not have an Ability but it does have an Ancient Trait called Recovery that says when Eelektrik is healed, double the amount healed. Besides the Ancient Trait, Eelektrik only has one move called Thrash, this move requires three energy cards to use, two colorless and one lightning, and does 50 damage plus 20 more damage if you get a heads when flipping a coin, if you get a tails the move still does 50 damage, but it then does 20 damage to Eelektrik.
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 two days ago) 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, I'll just plan on acting like this Eelektrik card is the final evolution in this line, but I will compare the two Eelektrik cards at the end of this section. So if you read my 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, with this Eelektrik card as opposed to yesterday's, you'll want to set this entire line up on the bench, since the only move Eelektrik has requires three energy cards to use. Once you do get three energy cards on it, you can move it to the active Pokemon spot any time, you'll want to make sure to have ways of healing Eelektrik since it may end up doing damage to itself, and you may want to attach a Trick Coin card to Eelektrik to give yourself a better chance of doing 70 damage a turn with Thrash. Overall, I can't highly recommend using this Eelektrik card in a deck, the move it has is slow and may end up doing more harm than it should, so if you're looking to play a line of Tynamo and Eelektrik in your deck, I would recommend using yesterday's Eelektrik card, this card had two good moves that would make Eelektrik a solid add to a lightning type deck.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is a below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set. This card is just too slow in my opinion and doesn't have that great of a move for me to consider it an average card and when comparing the two Eelektrik cards from this set, I definitely prefer yesterday's card. Combining this card with Tynamo from the set, would only get a 2 out of 5 rating from me, both are below average individually and together.
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 Eelektrik's Stage 2 evolution in Eelektross, which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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