Electrode (Skyridge 36)

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マルマイン Marumine
Illus. Sumiyoshi Kizuki
Evolution stage
Stage 1 Pokémon
Evolves from Voltorb
Card name Electrode
Type Lightning
HP 70
retreat cost
English expansion Skyridge
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 36/144
Japanese expansion Mysterious Mountains
Japanese rarity Uncommon
Japanese card no. 040/088
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 Skyridge expansion.

Card text

ColorlessColorless Plasma
If there are any Lightning Energy cards in your discard pile, flip a coin. If heads, attach 1 of them to Electrode.
LightningLightningColorlessColorless Selfdestruct
This attack does 20 damage to each Pokémon on each player's Bench. (Don't apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokémon.) Electrode does 100 damage to itself.

e-Reader data

This card's ID is F-39-#. The short strip contains Pokédex information, a brief card summary, and information on the content of the long strip.

Pokédex data

Electrode - Ball Pokémon
No. Height Weight
101 3'11" (1.2 m) 147.0 lbs. (66.6 kg)
Pokédex entry
The more energy it charges up, the faster it gets. But this also makes it more likely to explode.
たいりょうの でんきエネルギーを もてあまし ひまに なると ばくはつして あそぶので きけん。

Hidden Poké-Power

The long strip contains data for an additional Poké-Power this card can use:

Energy Sprinkle
You can use this power once during your turn (before your attack), if Electrode is your Active Pokémon. This Poké-Power lets you move a number of basic Energy cards attached to Electrode to any number of your Benched Pokémon. This power can't be used when Electrode is affected by a Special Condition.

Selecting "Yes" reveals the number of Energy cards. The exact number of cards chosen, based on disassembly, is chosen from a random number ranging from 0 to 99. (100-1.)

 0-54: 1 Card.
55-84: 2 Cards.
85-94: 3 Cards.
95-97: 4 Cards.
98-99: All Cards.



Plasma is an attack that first appeared on Rocket's Zapdos from Gym Challenge. Selfdestruct is a move in the Pokémon games that Electrode can learn. This card's English e-Reader Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Crystal, whereas the Japanese entry comes from Pokémon Gold.

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