Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Corphish -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Corphish Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Corphish from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Corphish is a basic, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Corphish does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Vice Grip, for one colorless energy card this move does 10 damage.  Corphish's second move is called Knock Off and for two colorless energy cards, this move allows you to discard a random card from your opponent's hand.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Corphish is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Crawdaunt, which I'll be reviewing in a few weeks since it is a darkness type Pokemon, 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, this card isn't of much use since it can only do a maximum of 10 damage a turn.  So I wouldn't recommend using this card in a deck.  But if you choose to use this card, you can use it in practically any deck since it just requires colorless energy cards to attack, however, since it can only do 10 damage a turn, I wouldn't want to put Corphish into the active Pokemon spot much later than the start of the game.  Once in the active Pokemon spot, I would use Vice Grip most turns, I wouldn't waste an energy card to use Knock Off at all.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Crawdaunt, this card is a below average Basic Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  This card does have an average HP, low retreat cost, and two moves, but the main reason I'm giving this card a below average rating is because its attacks are both very weak, one being able to do 10 damage and the other move not being able to do any damage at all.  So if you're looking for a Basic Pokemon card to use in your deck, please look elsewhere, this Corphish card just isn't that great.

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Whiscash 41/160 -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Whiscash Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Whiscash from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second Whiscash card that I've reviewed from this set.  Whiscash is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Whiscash card has an Ancient Trait with the Growth attribute which says that when you attach an energy card from your hand to Whiscash, you may attach two energy cards instead of just one.  Besides the Ancient Trait, Whiscash has two moves.  The first move that it has is called Water Gun, this move does 40 damage for three energy cards, two colorless and one water.  Whiscash's second move is called Earthquake, this move requires four energy cards to use, two each of water and colorless, and does 120 damage, however it does also do 20 damage to each of your own benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Whiscash is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Barboach into play (I reviewed Barboach from this set two days ago) and then evolve Barboach into Whiscash, there are actually two Whiscash cards from this set, and I'll be comparing the two at the end of this section.  If you read my review of Barboach, you'll know that I thought that card was a below average Basic Pokemon card mainly because it had a lower HP, and a high retreat cost, but the one move it did have, even though it required two energy cards to use, did above average damage.  So knowing this about Barboach and looking at this Whiscash card, this card is very slow to attack, so you'll want to set up this entire line on the bench, getting four energy cards on it before moving it to the active Pokemon spot.  I would not use Water Gun unless you can knock the defending Pokemon out with it.  I would try and otherwise you Earthquake every single turn, but making sure to not have many Pokemon on my bench, and making sure that I wouldn't knock any of them out by using Earthquake.  I would also make sure to have several Fresh Water Set trainer cards in my deck so that I could quickly heal the damage done from Earthquake on my benched Pokemon.  Comparing the two Whiscash cards from this set, this card can do more damage, but it is much slower and has a higher retreat cost, if I were to choose one, I would recommend yesterday's Whiscash, not only can it attack quicker, I think both of its moves are better as well.  So I would stick with my plan from yesterday of using a 1-1 line of this family in a deck, and unless you really like the idea of doing 120 damage a turn but also damaging your own Pokemon, not using this card in a deck.  So far it seems, cards that have an Ancient Trait on them, really aren't that great.

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.  Even though this card has a well above average HP and two moves, this card isn't much better than average in my opinion because it has a very high retreat cost, and two slow moves, even though its Ancient Trait will make them quicker.  I just don't want to use three energy cards to only do 40 damage, and then put four energy cards on Whiscash and end up doing 20 or more damage to each of my benched Pokemon.  So together with Barboach from this set, I cannot give this two cards combined a higher than 2 out of 5 rating, I definitely recommend the other Whiscash from this set more.

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Whiscash 40/160 -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Whiscash Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Whiscash from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two Whiscash cards I'll be reviewing consecutively.  Whiscash is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Whiscash card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Amnesia, for one colorless energy card this move does 20 damage, plus this move disables one of your opponent's active Pokemon's attacks.  Whiscash's second move is called Rising Lunge, this move requires three energy cards to use, one water and two colorless, and does 60 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin it does 30 more damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Whiscash is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Barboach into play (I reviewed Barboach from this set yesterday) and then evolve Barboach into Whiscash, there are actually two Whiscash cards from this set, and I'll be reviewing the second one tomorrow and then comparing the two.  If you read yesterday's review of Barboach, you'll know that I thought that card was a below average Basic Pokemon card mainly because it had a lower HP, and a high retreat cost, but the one move it did have, even though it required two energy cards to use, did above average damage.  So knowing this about Barboach and looking at this Whiscash card, this is a card if you want to use it to attach a Trick Coin item to, that way you have a better chance at being able to do 90 damage a turn when using Rising Lunge.  Because Barboach is a little slower to attack, I would evolve Barboach into Whiscash as soon as possible, then you can do the same amount of damage for one energy card less until you get 3 energy cards on Whiscash and can do at least 60 damage every turn.  If I were building a water type deck, I would definitely consider using a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family, it is definitely a solid line overall.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a slightly above average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  I am pretty high on this card other than its retreat cost.  This card has a good HP, and two average to above average moves, so again if you are looking for a solid couple of cards to put into your deck, give Barboach and Whiscash from this set a run in your deck, together I would give them a 3 out of 5 rating.

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Barboach -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Barboach Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Barboach from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Barboach is a basic, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Barboach does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that it has is called Rain Splash, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of water and colorless, and does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Barboach is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Whiscash, which I'll be reviewing the next two days, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed either of those cards yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So, on its own, I would definitely consider using one of these cards in a water type deck if you're in desperate need of a starter type Pokemon, I would then try to start the game off with Barboach in the active Pokemon spot, and then use Rain Splash every turn, being able to knock out most Basic Pokemon in two turns.  However, I would not use more than one of this card in a deck and possibly not use it at all because of its low HP, and the fact that the only move that this card does have requires two energy cards to use, thus making it a little slower later in games and easier to knock out with such a low HP.  So to summarize, this card could be used in a deck because of its above average move, but other than that, this card isn't very good, and I would not recommend using this one in a deck without using Whiscash.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Whiscash, this card a below average Basic Pokemon card.  Like I said in the strategy section of this post, the one good thing on this card is the move Barboach has as it does above average damage, but other than that this card is pretty poor, thus the below average rating.  So if you're in search of a Basic, water type Pokemon card to use in your deck, this one could be considered because of its good move, but ultimately you'll find better cards than this one to use.

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