Electrode (Base Set 21)

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Electrode LV.40
マルマイン Marumine
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 is 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.
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 reprinted in the Base Set 2 reprint set, which was only released outside of Japan.


  • Most likely because of its complicated and potentially difficult to program Pokémon Power, this card was not included in Template:Card GB or Template:Card GB 2. It shares this trait with Ditto.
  • The art for this card was accidentally used in the first print run for the non-holo Electrode of the Jungle 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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