Saturday, May 23, 2015

Probopass -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Probopass Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Probopass from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Probopass is a stage 1, metal type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Probopass does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Triple Smash, for one metal energy, this move does 30 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip 3 coins.  Probopass's second move is called Reinforced Nose, this move requires three energy cards to use, two metal and one colorless, and does 50 damage plus 50 more damage if a Pokemon Tool card is attached to it.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Probopass is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Nosepass into play, I reviewed Nosepass a couple of weeks back since it was a fighting type Pokemon, and then evolve Nosepass into Probopass.  If you read my review of Nosepass, you'll know that I thought it was a well below average Basic Pokemon, it did have a good HP, but other than that, neither move it had was that great, both were slow, and both were underwhelming.  So knowing this about Nosepass and looking at this Probopass card, you'll definitely want to set this line up on the bench if you want to use it in your deck, since Nosepass is pretty poor.  You'll definitely want to attach a Trick Coin trainer card to this card so Triple Smash has a better chance of doing more damage, other than that, this card isn't worth putting three energy cards on unless you are using Pokemon Tool cards in your deck and thus can do 100 damage a turn with Reinforced Nose.  I personally wouldn't use this line in a deck, since both have high retreat costs and to for sure do damage you need at least 3 energy cards.  But if you choose to, do not use more than a 1-1 line.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  There are some positives on this card like its high HP and the fact it has two moves, that could do up to 90 and 100 damage respectively, but this card is slow on the attack and requires coin flips to attack, so unless you are willing to take some risk using this card I would look elsewhere.  Together with Nosepass from this set, I would give these two a 2 out of 5 rating, there are better Pokemon lines to use.

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Mega Aggron EX -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Mega Aggron EX Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Mega Aggron EX from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Mega Aggron EX is a Mega Evolution, EX, metal type Pokemon card with an hp of 240. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Mega Aggron does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Megaton Storm, this move requires four energy cards to use, two each of metal and colorless, and it does 120 damage per turn, plus if you choose to flip a coin and you get a heads, it does 120 more damage, however if you get a tails when flipping a coin, this move does 20 damage to each of your own Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
Before I start with the strategy, remember that this card is a Mega Evolution card and an EX card so if you use this card in your deck and it gets knocked out, your opponent gets to take two prize cards instead of one and when you evolve an EX card into its Mega Evolution, your turn ends, you cannot do anything else.  So knowing these things, you'll always want to use Mega Evolution cards with caution, with that being said, if you want some major power in your deck I would definitely consider using Aggron EX and Mega Aggron EX.  You'll want to set up Aggron EX on the bench since it requires at least three energy cards to attack, so neither Pokemon in this line are quick attackers.  But I would try and get four energy cards on Aggron EX and evolve it on the bench, then in the active Pokemon spot use Mega Aggron's Megaton Storm every turn.  120 damage a turn should knock out most Pokemon in one turn, almost all Pokemon in two, however if you are facing a Pokemon with over 240 HP, I would definitely try attaching a Trick Coin trainer card to this card and having two tries at flipping a heads.  Again, I want to stress how slow these Pokemon are to use, so you'll not want to use more than one, and you'll definitely want to have a Switch trainer in your deck since both Aggron and Mega Aggron require four energy cards to retreat.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average Mega EX Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  I definitely like its high HP and its very powerful move, however, this card is extremely slow and has a high retreat cost, so it is going to take up a huge chunk of your energy cards to use, plus if you take the risky path, and try to do 240 damage a turn, the damage may add up on your own Pokemon quite quickly.  But overall, looking at Aggron EX and Mega Aggron EX from this set, they definitely could be used in a metal type deck, not using more than 1 of each, together they would get a 3 out of 5 rating from me, they can do plenty of damage, but are just really slow.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Aggron EX -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Aggron EX Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Aggron EX and Aggron EX Full Art from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Aggron EX is a basic, EX, metal type Pokemon card with an hp of 180. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Aggron EX does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Steel Headbutt, for three energy cards, two colorless and one metal, this move does 50 damage plus 30 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin.  Aggron's second move is called Raging Hammer, this move requires four energy cards to use, two each of colorless and metal, and does 60 damage plus 10 more damage for each damage counter on Aggron, so a maximum damage of 230 damage a turn, which will knock out every Pokemon out there in one move.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Aggron EX is a basic Pokemon card you won't need to use any other cards with this card.  But remember, because this card is an EX card, if this card is knocked out, two prize cards are taken instead of one.  However, Aggron does have a mega evolution you could use from this set and I will be reviewing that card tomorrow, so this strategy below will act like Aggron EX does not have an evolution.  So knowing this, on its own, I would definitely not include more than one of this card in a deck because it is so slow on the attack and has such a high retreat cost.  Ideally, this would be a card that is set up on the bench, and then another card in your deck may have a very powerful move that does damage to your own Pokemon, that way Aggron could get 50 or 60 damage on it, and when in the active Pokemon spot could do well above 60 damage a turn with Raging Hammer.  If you don't want to use a risky strategy like this, doing damage to your own Pokemon, I would recommend against using Aggron EX, neither move's base damage is that great, especially for an EX card.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this card is a little below average for an EX Pokemon card, thus the 2 out of 5 rating.  This card does have a good HP and two moves that have the potential to do great damage, but this card is too slow for my liking and has too high of a retreat cost.  To me, the benefits don't outweigh the costs, thus making me not recommend using this card in a deck.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Crawdaunt -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Crawdaunt Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Crawdaunt from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Crawdaunt is a stage 1, darkness type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Crawdaunt's Ability is called Unruly Claw, it says when you evolve Corphish into Crawdaunt, you may discard an energy card from your opponent's active Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, Crawdaunt just has one move called Crabhammer, this move requires three energy cards to use, two colorless and one darkness, and does 60 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Crawdaunt is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Corphish into play, I reviewed Corphish a couple of weeks back since it was a water type Pokemon, and then evolve Corphish into Crawdaunt.  If you read my review of Corphish, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  It did have an average HP, low retreat cost, and two moves, but it was under powered overall, thus the 2 out of 5 rating.  So knowing this about Corphish, and also knowing Corphish requires only colorless energy cards to attack, looking at this Crawdaunt card, I would say it is similar to Corphish in that it has an average HP, lower retreat cost, and a bounty of things it can do having an Ability and one move, but overall it definitely isn't better than average.  When you do evolve Corphish into Crawdaunt its Ability will work, but it is a one time use, and then Crabhammer, although a little slower, doesn't do more than average damage for the amount of energy cards it requires.  So unless you're building a darkness type deck and are really low on Pokemon to use, I would look elsewhere for a line of Pokemon for it.  Because all you can do with this card is set it up on the bench and then do 60 damage a turn in the active Pokemon spot, a lot of cards can do that.

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 definitely has some positives about it, like the fact it has an Ability and a move that does 60 damage a turn, however, it just doesn't impress me as a whole, similar to the way I felt about Corphish, so for that reason, I would give these two Pokemon combined, from the Primal Clash set, a 2 out of 5 rating.

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