Sunday, April 19, 2015

Manectric -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Manectric Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Manectric from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Manectric is a stage 1, lightning type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Manectric does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Lightning Turn, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of lightning and colorless, and does 30 damage, plus you must switch Manectric with one of your benched Pokemon.  Manectric's second move is called Electric Shock, this move requires three energy cards to use, two lightning and one colorless, and does 70 damage, however, you must discard all lightning energy cards attached to Manectric after using, but on the positive side the defending Pokemon is paralyzed.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Manectric is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Electrike into play (I reviewed both Electrike cards from this set the past two days) and then evolve Electrike into Manectric.  If you've read my reviews of the Electrike cards from this set, you'll know that both cards were below average, and were pretty much a toss up on which one to use with Manectric, the first one had a higher HP and could do more damage but was slower on the attack, and the second Electrike card had a lower hp, but could attack quicker and paralyze the defending Pokemon.  So knowing this about both Electrike cards and looking at Manectric, I would not recommend using any of these cards in a deck.  I wasn't a fan of either Electrike card from this set and I am definitely not a fan of Manectric.  This card is good in that it has an above average HP, a low retreat cost, and two moves, but after actually examining the moves this card has, both are pretty horrid in my opinion, and I would never want to use either of them when battling.  So I would not recommend using Electrike or Manectric from this set in a deck, and because of this, I wouldn't even recommend a strategy if you were to use them.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a very poor Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Primal Clash, that at first blush, looks like it should be a very solid card with a high HP, and two moves that do a good amount of damage, but both moves that this card has just aren't that good other than doing damage, basically you can't attack more than one turn with Manectric without having to add energy or use another Pokemon, that is the main reason I do not like this card.  So overall, combined with either of the Electrike cards from this set, I would give this Pokemon family a 1 out of 5 rating, stay away.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Manectric from the Primal Clash set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review Tynamo, 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 --
How many times has Manectric been an ultra rare in an English set before?
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.


Luis The Void said...

1 time (Phantom Forces Expansion)

Luis The Void

The Pokemon Cards Collector said...

One Time in the Phantom Forces set

Sherief Adel said...

only once in Phantom Forces

Sherief Adel

Niruth Kashyap said...
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Marcelo Alarcon said...

Only once in Phantom Forces


Kevin Yeo said...

Twice as Ultra Rare, once as Secret Rare.



WinterBlue LP said...


brezaboy said...

Manectric has been an ultra rare only once


Chris smith said...

Only one in Phantom Forces


chrlai7 said...



April 19,2015 at 10:30

Cabal said...

5 times


Jaycie Dyer said...
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abrar sarwar said...

Manectric is ultra rare in 2 sets

Ex Deoxys and Phantom forces

Owais Khan said...

hmmmm maybe 2

Kai Tung Ng said...

Manectric has been an Ultra Rare in 2 English expansions. It was a technical Rare Ultra (Full Art) in XY Phantom Forces. It was then an Ultra Rare (in the sense of Pokemon-ex and Pokemon EX) in EX Deoxys and Phantom Forces.

Kai Tung Ng

Blaz _ said...

Only once

Taran Middleton said...

Hard to say... I'd have to go with the two answer, if you count Manectric EX as an ultra rare manectric.


Chasista said...

Only as an ex and EX/MEX, 3 times in 5 different artworked cards.


Jaycie Dyer said...

It appears twice as an ex and once as a mega ex, depending on whether megas count, it has been an ultra rare in 2/3 english packs

Jaycie Dyer

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Niruth Kashyap for winning!

Aidan Damico said...

Were do you get your booster boxes at because im trying to get a primal clash booster box