Saturday, April 18, 2015

Electrike 60/160 -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Electrike Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Electrike from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of two Electrike cards I've reviewed from this set.  Electrike is a basic, lightning type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. This Electrike card does not have an Ability, but it does have an Ancient Trait called Barrier that says any time your opponent plays a trainer card, any effects from that card directed towards Electrike are prevented.  Besides the Ancient Trait, this card just has one move called Thunder Fang, for one lightning energy card this move does 10 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin, the defending Pokemon is paralyzed.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Electrike is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Manectric, 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, but I will compare both Electrike cards from this set at the end of this section.  So, on its own, this card could be used as a starter type Pokemon in a deck since it only requires one energy card to attack, and not only does it do damage every turn but it potentially prevents your opponent from attacking which will give you more time to set up your benched Pokemon.  But because this card has a lower HP, and is limited in what it can do, I wouldn't highly recommend this card in a deck.  Neither Electrike cards from this set are that great and if you end up using Manectric in a deck, it is really a toss up on which Electrike card to use, yesterday's Electrike card could do more damage and it had a higher HP, but this card can attack quicker and can paralyze the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Electrike, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  Like I said above, this card could definitely be used as a starter type Pokemon in a deck, but it is not strongly recommended.  With a lower HP, and only being able to do 10 damage a turn, there are much better Basic Pokemon cards out there.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Electrike from the Primal Clash set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review Electrike's Stage 1 evolution in Manectric, 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 lightning type Pokemon cards from the Primal Clash set have an Ancient Trait on them?
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.


Taran Middleton said...

There are two electric primal clash cards with Ancient Traits- Elektrike and Eelektrik.


Kai Tung Ng said...

2 Lightning-Type Pokemon cards in the Primal Clash expansion are Ancient Traits.

Kai Tung Ng

Pokemon Master said...

There are 2 Elektrike and Eeletrik

Hunde Oreo said...

2 Elektrike and Eleletrik

Sherief Adel said...

TWO (Elektrike and Elektrik)

Sherief Adel

Jose Nava said...

Two; Electrike & Eelektrik


Rex Leon said...


Terry Bogard said...

there are two

Owais Khan said...

Only 2

Rai Peter said...

electrike and elektrik

abrar sarwar said...

Answer is 2 (Elektrike and Electrik)

It's been a while since i entered in your code giveaways.Hope i win :)

Peetmagee said...

only 2


brezaboy said...

Only 2


Chasista said...

Two of them have an ancient trait on them.


Blaz _ said...

2 cards

Blaz _

Cabal said...

2 lightning type Pokemon cards


Luis The Void said...

Two (Electrike & Eelektrik)

Luis The Void

Gabriel Mello said...

Only 2.


Jaycie Dyer said...

There are two

Jaycie Dyer

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Jose Nava for winning!

Jose Nava said...

Oh wow, awesome!