Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Eelektross -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Eelektross Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Eelektross from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Eelektross is a Stage 2, Lightning type Pokemon card, with a 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.  This card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move on this card is called Dark Clamp, for two Energy cards, one each of Lightning and Colorless, this move does 50 damage, plus, it makes your opponent's Active Pokemon unable to retreat during your opponent's next turn.  Vacuum Belt is this card's second move, for three Energy cards, two Lightning and one Colorless, this move does 80 damage, plus, an additional 80 damage, but if you choose to do this additional damage, you must do 80 damage to one of your own Pokemon.

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 Eelektrik before you can evolve Eelektrik into Eelektross, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last two days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that both cards were both average overall.  Both Pokemon had well below average HP and were limited in each having only one move a piece, with Eelektrik unable to attack anything with an HP of 100 or higher.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line, you're going to definitely want to set this entire line up on the Bench if you do use it in a deck.  I personally wouldn't recommend using line in a deck, even though Eelektross has the potential to do up to 160 damage per turn, it just isn't worth it to do 80 damage to one of your own Pokemon.  One example of this making sense, would be if you are using Tauros GX in your deck, where Tauros does more damage when attacking when it has more damage on it, so you could do 160 damage with Eelektross twice, then do major damage with Tauros GX one time.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  In addition to this being a Stage 2 Pokemon card, so it is already slow to set up, neither move on this card is too powerful, unless you do damage to your own Pokemon, so unless you're fine with doing this, I would look elsewhere when building a Lightning type deck.  Altogether, I would give this line a 2 out of 5 rating, it just isn't good overall.

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

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1 comment:

Giri Venkatesh said...

1 Eelektross card