Electrode (GB 1)

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Electrode LV.35
マルマイン Marumine
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Evolution stage
Stage 1 Pokémon
Evolves from Voltorb
Card name Electrode
Type Lightning
Hit Points 70
retreat cost
Card GB set Laboratory
Card GB rarity Rare
Card GB ID D25
Card GB 2 set Island of Fossil
Card GB 2 rarity Rare
Card GB 2 ID C33
Japanese expansion Pokémon Web
Japanese rarity Uncommon
Japanese card no. 026/048
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 first appeared as a card exclusive to Pokémon Trading Card Game for the Game Boy Color, but was later released in physical form in Pokémon Web.

Card text

LightningLightning Sonicboom
Don't apply Weakness and Resistance for this attack. (Any other effects that would happen after applying Weakness and Resistance still happen.)
LightningLightningLightning Energy Spike
Search your deck for a Basic Energy Card and attach it to 1 of your Pokémon. Shuffle your deck afterward.

Pokédex data

Electrode - Ball Pokémon
No. Height Weight
101 3'11" (1.2 m) 147 lbs. (66.6 kg)
Pokédex entry
Stores electrical energy inside its body. Even the slightest shock could trigger a huge explosion.

Release information

This card was initially made exclusively for the Pokémon Trading Card Game for the Game Boy Color and was never printed as an actual card in any language until its release in Pokémon Web.


  • This card was likely created to replace Electrode from Base Set, because of its confusing (and potentially difficult to program) Pokémon Power.
  • This is only one of three Game Boy-exclusive cards that were later made actual cards. The others are Tangela and Dragonite.


SonicBoom is a move in the Pokémon games that Electrode can learn. This card's English Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Yellow. The Japanese entry comes from Pokémon Blue.

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