2012-05-24 DE Eelektross 047

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  1. waynegg

    waynegg CotD Editor<br>Forum Moderator

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    [gal=53086]2012-05-24 DE Eelektross 047[/gal]​
  2. EliGagerNorris

    EliGagerNorris New Member

    9/10 simply because of Slurp Shakedown.
  3. QD4U

    QD4U New Member

    10/10 for art and Slurp Shakedown.
  4. baby mario

    baby mario Front Page Article Editor<br><a href="http://pokeg

    Trust kawayoo to make an ugly Pokemon look cool.

    But not worth giving up an Eelektrik for.

  5. Broken Pokemon EX

    Broken Pokemon EX New Member

    Slurp Shakedown. Nuff said.
  6. RichD

    RichD Member

    The main problem with this and other current Eelektross cards is that I have a set of criteria that would make a perfect Eelektross. I want it to have a retreat cost of one so my Eelektrik gets catchered and stranded I can evolve and retreat it easier. I want it to have a decent attack for one energy so maybe I decide to evolve and attack. Barring that I want it to have attacks or an ability so awesome that I don't mind losing a Dynamotor for it.

    This doesn't have any of those things though Slurp Shakedown comes close for disruption, damage and an awesome name. If its attack cost was one or two and I didn't own a Raikou EX, I would totally tech one of these in an Eels deck. But it isn't so it joins the ranks of cards that should be pretty awesome but don't work out that way. 5/10
  7. Shino Bug Master

    Shino Bug Master Front Page News Editor

    10/10 Slurp Shakedown, artwork and how badly this thing trounces Empoleon. Dragging our Terrakionsbefore they are ready, healing 80 damage when attacking Empoleon. So much better than the derpy NVI version, love it <3
  8. LARRY891

    LARRY891 New Member

    This might be worth the investment if Raikou EX didn't exist. But because it does...I can't really credit this card the same way. But it could be a cool surprise tech in a couple cases, I suppose. 5/10.
  9. Shino Bug Master

    Shino Bug Master Front Page News Editor

    I don't understand this. If anything, Riakou being around gives this guy a boost. If your opponent is counting on an Eel prize to win with Raikou and you evolve into something with 140 Hp, that could be game saving. It's second attack also works great with a Raikou of your own to hit something on the ebnch and then bring it up and ko it (unfortunately misses non (L) weak exs, but everything else gets wrecked). Additionally, it can help you save up on Catchers by dragging up "free prizes" and then Catchering hevay retreat cost Pokemon and using Raikou.

    Where does Raikou discredit Eel exactly?
  10. LARRY891

    LARRY891 New Member

    I was referencing the fact that both cards can choose which Pokemon to attack rather than simply attacking the one that your opponent voluntarily puts into the active spot. In that regard, Raikou is the better choice. Although I do see your other point about evolving to avoid a Volt Bolt KO.
  11. boneclub24

    boneclub24 New Member

    Why would you want to evolve your engine starter? That's like evolving Delcatty or Claydol!
  12. Regis_Neo

    Regis_Neo Moderator

    Still playing catchup, here we have another (abbreviated) review of Eelektross from DE; as usual, Eelektrik is so much more valuable, there's no point in even considering Eelektross (even if this was a good one). And for what it's worth, Eelektross has NO Weakness whatsoever in the videogame due to Levitate (negating any weakness to Ground, which is represented by :fighting: here), so why the TCG prints one with :fighting: weakness I'll never know...anyways, Suction Heal is overpriced at :lightning::colorless::colorless: for a mere 40, even if it heals damage off Eelektross based on damage done to the opponent. Slurp Shakedown is bad as well at :lightning::lightning::colorless::colorless: for a Catcher effect and 60 to the incoming Pokemon. So yeah, as usual, no point in using Eelektross when Eelektrik is so good.

    Modified - 1/10 - Bad attacks along with offering ZERO benefit to evolution...may as well burn these

    Limited - 6/10 - Ok I guess if you have the whole line, but his attacks still aren't that great, though he can tank well

    Unlimited - 1/10 - Bad attacks give him no value here, as well as no useful Ability
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