Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Electivire from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set. Electivire is a stage 1, lightning type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Electivire does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Knuckle Punch, for two colorless energy cards this move does 30 damage. Electivire's second move is called Electroslug and for three energy cards, two lightning and one colorless, this move does 90 damage.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Electivire is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Electabuzz into play (I reviewed Electabuzz from this set yesterday) and then evolve Electabuzz into Electivire. If you read yesterday's review of Electabuzz, you'll know that I thought that card was an average Basic Pokemon card overall but one that was a little better than average if you had four Double Colorless energy cards in your deck, since it could then attack for only one energy card and do 20 damage a turn. So knowing this about Electabuzz from this set and looking at this Electivire card, this card follows the same strategy in that if you're building a lightning type deck that also has four Double Colorless energy cards in it, this card is that much better, since it can then to 30 damage for one energy card and then you'll still need 3 energy cards for 90 damage, which is still an above average move. So I could see using a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family in a lightning type deck, this Pokemon line won't be a line you build a deck around, but it is a line that can add some power to your deck. I would try and get Electabuzz into the active Pokemon spot early, then do 90 damage a turn with Electroslug once Electabuzz is evolved. You'll just want to be aware of its high retreat cost, so make sure to have some Switch trainer cards in your deck.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. In my opinion, this is an average to slightly above average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint set. Other than having a high retreat cost, this card is very good, having a well above average HP and two solid moves, both doing a good amount of damage. Together with Electabuzz from this set, there is definitely a reason to consider these two cards for a deck, since they get a 3 out of 5 rating together.
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