Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Shroomish -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Shroomish Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Shroomish from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Shroomish is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Shroomish does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Spore, this move requires one colorless energy card to use and it puts the defending Pokemon to sleep.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Shroomish is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Breloom, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So, on its own, I would not recommend using this card in a deck, the main reason being that it cannot do any damage when attacking, plus even if you do put the defending Pokemon to sleep, if they get a heads when they flip a coin, they can attack like normal.  So unless you really want a Shroomish card in your deck, or you are desperate for one last card to put into your deck, do not use this card on its own.  All you can do with it is put the defending Pokemon to sleep, and late in games, with only 60 HP, it can easily get knocked out in one move.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Breloom, this card is a very poor Basic Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set and thus I am giving this card my lowest rating.  If you plan to use this card with Breloom, it will be somewhat useful but there is just no point to using this card on its own, since it cannot do any damage when attacking.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Masquerain -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Masquerain Primal Clash
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Masquerain from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Masquerain is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Masquerain does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Spiral Gyration, this move requires one grass energy card to use and it confuses the defending Pokemon and makes you switch Masquerain out of the active Pokemon spot for one of your benched Pokemon.  Masquerain's second move is called Air Slash, this move requires two colorless energy cards to use and does 50 damage, however you must discard an energy card attached to Masquerain when using.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Masquerain is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Surskit into play (I reviewed Surskit from this set yesterday) and then evolve Surskit into Masquerain.  If you read yesterday's review of Surskit, you'll know that I thought that card was a below average Basic Pokemon card, it was just limited in what it could do having only one move that could do 10 damage and it only had 50 HP, which is a little low.  So knowing this about Surskit and looking at this card, I would not recommend using either of these two Pokemon in a deck.  I say this because Masquerain has a lower HP just like Surskit and neither move that Masquerain has is that great.  If you did decide to use this Pokemon line in a deck, I would only use a 1-1 line.  I would try and get Masquerain into the active Pokemon spot early, then use Air Slash first, discard an energy card, then the next turn use Spiral Gyration, confuse the defending Pokemon and switch Masquerain out of the active Pokemon spot.  This card really isn't that bad of a card, I am just not a fan of it since both moves have negatives about them.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  This card does have a low retreat cost and two moves which is nice, but the card has too low of an HP for my liking and neither move that this card has is that great, one move makes you switch Masquerain out, the other makes you discard an energy card.  So combined and individually, I would give this Pokemon family from the Primal Clash set a 2 out of 5 rating.

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Surskit -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Surskit Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Surskit from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Surskit is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Surskit does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Stampede that does 10 damage for one colorless energy card.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Surskit is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Masquerain, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So, on its own, I would not recommend using this card in a deck, it is just too limited in what it can do and it has too low of an HP for my liking.  So unless you really really want to use Surskit in your deck or if this is the only card that can fit into your deck, do not use this card in a deck.  If you do use this card in a deck, it can be in any type deck since it requires a colorless energy card to attack, I wouldn't recommend using more than 1 of these, and you'll want to get this card into the active Pokemon spot early because it won't last long later in the game with such a low HP.  Of course, once it is in the active Pokemon spot, your only choice will be to use Stampede every turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Masquerain, this card is a below average Basic Pokemon card.  This card does have some positives about it even though I wouldn't use it in a deck, the one move it does have can be used with any type of energy card, it is quick on the attack, and the card has a low retreat cost.  But I am giving this card a below average rating mainly because of how limited the card is and its low HP, combining to not make this card usable later in games.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Ludicolo -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Ludicolo Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Ludicolo from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Ludicolo is a stage 2, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Ludicolo's Ability is called Captivating Rhythm and says that once during your turn, if you get a heads when you flip a coin, you may switch your opponent's active Pokemon with one of their benched Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, Ludicolo just has one move called Solar Ray, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, and does 80 damage, plus it heals 20 damage from each of your Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Ludicolo is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Lotad into play and then evolve it into Lombre before you can evolve Lombre into Ludicolo, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last couple of days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that both of those Pokemon are pretty average, I rated Lotad a bit below average but that was because it was limited in what it could do having only one move and the only move it had requiring two energy cards, Lombre I gave a 3 rating and it was very good except for its low HP, other than that it had two, quick, solid damage moves.  So knowing this about those two Pokemon and looking at this Ludicolo card, I would highly recommend using this entire line in a deck.  More than likely a grass type deck, but this Ludicolo card to use with a really powerful Pokemon, once you have that Pokemon set up in the active Pokemon spot, use Ludicolo's Ability every turn, and put the weakest Pokemon of your opponent's in the active Pokemon spot and attack it using your most powerful Pokemon in the active Pokemon spot.  Another strategy Ludicolo could use is a spread damage type strategy, you could spread damage around, that way, no matter the Pokemon you put into the active Pokemon spot, you should be able to still use Ludicolo's Ability and move any benched Pokemon into the active Pokemon spot and one hit knock out them.  You can also use Ludicolo's only move on the attack since it does way above average damage and it can heal your Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  This is a perfect Pokemon line to build a deck around since there are so many strategies that can be used with this card.  You can easily utilize Ludicolo's Ability, do major damage with its only move, and heal all of your Pokemon as well.  So if you're building a grass type deck, definitely consider this Pokemon line, I would give the entire line a 5 out of 5 rating, even though I gave Lotad a 2 rating, in the overall scheme of things, each Pokemon in this line works well together.

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