Sunday, February 5, 2017

Electabuzz -- Evolutions Pokemon Card Review

Electabuzz XY Evolutions Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Electabuzz from the XY Evolutions Pokemon Card Set.  Electabuzz is a basic, lightning type Pokemon card with a HP of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Electabuzz does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Thunder Shock, for one lightning energy card this move does 10 damage, plus it paralyzes the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when flipping a coin.  Electabuzz's second move is called Thunder Punch and for two energy cards, one each of colorless and lightning, this move does 30 damage, however you must flip a coin when using this move, if you get a heads this move does 10 damage more, if you get a tails, Electabuzz does 10 damage to itself.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Electabuzz is a basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Electivire, you'll more than likely want to use this card with its evolution form, but because Evolutions is a Base Set reprint set, it does not include a Electivire card, the most recent to include Electivire is BREAKpoint.  So, on its own, only looking at this Electabuzz card, if you're building a lightning type deck and are looking for a starter type Pokemon, I would give this Electabuzz card a look.  It can do more than just 10 damage for one energy card, it can also paralyze the defending Pokemon, thus giving you more time to set up your benched Pokemon.  Add a Trick Coin trainer to Electabuzz and it will benefit both moves, so you could either continue doing 10 damage a turn and paralyze the defending Pokemon with a heads flip with Thunder Shock, all while setting up your benched Pokemon, or you could try and knock out the defending Pokemon by doing 40 damage a turn with Thunder Punch.  No matter the move you use on Electabuzz, you're going to need some luck, but I would still consider using this card as a starter type Pokemon in a deck, since it has a fairly high HP, and two solid moves, just watch out for that retreat cost, it is two colorless energy cards instead of one.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering any Electivire cards, this is an average to slightly above average Basic Pokemon card from the XY Evolutions set.  Like I mentioned above, if building a lightning type deck, this card is worth consideration as a starter type Pokemon, I like that this card has a higher HP, and two solid moves, it is just a little risky with two coin flip based moves, but overall it is a solid card.

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

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Electabuzz is no longer a Basic Pokemon that doesn't evolve, in what generation of Pokemon was Electivire introduced?
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roronos said...

Electivire was introduced in the 4th generation (Pokemon Diamond and Pearl)

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Pokémon dr. said...

4th generation