Thursday, April 23, 2015

Eelektross -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Eelektross Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Eelektross from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Eelektross is a stage 2, lightning type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Eelektross's Ability is called Energy Connect and says that as often as you'd like before you attack, you may move an energy card from one of your benched Pokemon to your active Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, Eelektross has one move called Electricannon, this move requires four energy cards to use, two each of lightning and colorless, and does 80 damage, plus 50 more damage if you choose to discard all lightning energy attached to Eelektross.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Eelektross is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Tynamo into play and then evolve it into one of the two Eelektrik cards from this set before you can evolve Eelektrik into Eelektross, all three of these cards are from this set and I've reviewed them in the past few days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that both the only card I gave an average rating to was the first Eelektrik card from this set because it had two moves and could do up to 120 damage per turn, Tynamo and the Ancient Trait Eelektrik card received 2 ratings from me.  Tynamo received a 2 because it had only 40 for an HP, and the Eelektrik card was a 2 for me because it only had one move that did below average damage and it may even attack itself when attacking.  So knowing this about the Pokemon in this family and looking at Eelektross, I would recommend using at least a 1-1-1 line of this Pokemon family just so you can utilize Eelektross's Ability, and this line could really be used in any deck since its Ability doesn't specify the energy cards that you can move.  This Ability would be perfect later in games for either performing a move on a Pokemon that is extremely slow quickly, or by always having enough energy to attack on a move that discards energy cards every turn.  Besides the Ability, Eelektross's move is pretty good doing above average damage, albeit on a slow move.  If you have plenty of lightning energy cards in play, it would even be worth it to discard the lightning type energy cards off of Eelektross and do 130 damage a turn if it knocks out the defending Pokemon.  So, if you want to use Eelektross to attack, you'll want to use this entire line in at least a dual type deck including lightning type Pokemon, but like I mentioned, its Ability is really what is great about this card, so definitely build around that.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  This card definitely has some downfalls, including its high retreat cost, and high energy cost move, but its Ability is just too good to pass up, plus the one attack it does have does well above average damage.  So if you're building a lightning type deck, or looking to attach energy cards quickly to the active Pokemon, Eelektross should definitely be used in a deck.  However, looking at this entire line as a whole, I can't give this family more than a 3 out of 5 rating, Tynamo and Eelektrik just aren't that great.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Eelektross from the Primal Clash set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Nidoran, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
True or False?  Eelektross has been an ultra rare card in the English sets.
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.


Sherief Adel said...


Sherief Adel

brezaboy said...



MahouShoujo said...



Kai Tung Ng said...

False, Eelektross has never been a technical Rare Ultra (Full Art), nor an Ultra Rare (in the sense of Pokemon-ex, Pokemon LV. X, Pokemon LEGEND, Pokemon Prime or Pokemon EX). The highest rarity Eelektross has been is a Rare Holo.

Kai Tung Ng

Master Jigglypuff said...


Chasista said...



Amitai Nachmany said...

Eelektross is not.

My YouTube name is NebulaOfTheFrog


Jaycie Dyer said...


Jaycie Dyer

Chris smith said...



Taran Middleton said...

false, but an elektross ex would be sweet


PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Amitai Nachmany for winning!