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Electrode (Base Set 21)

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Electrode LV.40
マルマイン Marumine
Team Plasma
Illus. Keiji Kinebuchi
Evolution stage
100 Stage 1 Pokémon
Evolves from Voltorb
Card name Electrode
Type Lightning
Hit Points 80
retreat cost
English expansion Base Set
Rarity Rare
English card no. 21/102
Japanese expansion Expansion Pack
Japanese rarity Rare
Expansion Base Set 2
Rarity Rare Holo
English card no. 25/130
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Electrode.

Electrode (Japanese: マルマイン Marumine) is a Lightning-type Stage 1 Pokémon card. It was first released as part of the Base Set.

Card text

Pokémon Power:
At any time during your turn (before your attack), you may knock out Electrode and attach it to 1 of your other Pokémon. If you do, choose a type of Energy. Electrode is now an Energy card (instead of a Pokémon) that provides 2 energy of that type. This power can't be used if Electrode is Asleep, Confused, or Paralyzed.
LightningLightningLightning Electric Shock
Flip a coin. If tails, Electrode does 10 damage to itself.

Pokédex data

Electrode - Ball Pokémon
No. Height Weight
101 3'11" (1.2 m) 147 lbs. (66.6 kg)
Pokédex entry
It stores electrical energy under very high pressure. It often explodes with little or no provocation.

Release information

This card was released in the English Base Set, first originating from the Japanese Expansion Pack. It was reprinted in the English Base Set 2 expansion.



Electric Shock's Japanese name is that of Thunder Jolt, a move in the Super Smash Bros. series. This card's English Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Red and Blue. The Japanese entry comes from Pokémon Red and Green.

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