Discussion thread for thoughts on the first playable electrode in a while as there doesn’t seem to be a lot of content on the card.
I personally prefere to play it with straight raikou:
1 Carbink (energy keeper)
2 Ace Trainer
4 Vs Seeker
4 Level Ball
3 Ultra Ball
4 Trainers’ Mail
3 Fighting Fury Belt
1 Escape Rope
4 Max Elixir
3 Silent Lab
The main strategy of the deck involves using electrode to power up raikou while forcing your opponent to take prize cards prematurely. Raikou effectively has 180hp due to its ability and fury belt which justifies the deck giving up extra prizes through electrode’s ability.
A good deck must be able to at least output 2HKOs on everything while having a special quality; raikou/electrode’s mechanical advantage is the forcing your opponent to take premature prizes: taking prizes before you have setup properly, leaving yourself susceptable to N. Ace trainer capatalises on this factor heavily which is why the deck is playable.
The deck also is able to play using max elixirs to fuel your attacks instead of electrode. This engine is essential when playing against garbodor.