Saturday, March 23, 2013

Turtwig -- Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Review

Turtwig Plasma Storm Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Turtwig from the Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first Plasma Storm card I have reviewed and in the next few months I'll be reviewing each and every Pokemon from this set.  Turtwig is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Turtwig does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves.  Turtwig's first move is called Nap, this move requires one colorless energy card and heals 20 damage from Turtwig.  Turtwig's second move is called Razor Leaf, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, and does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Turtwig is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Grotle and a stage 2 evolution in Torterra, which I'll be reviewing the next two days, you'll more than likely want to use those cards with this Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed those cards yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolutions.  So on its own, I would not suggest using Turtwig.  I say this because even though Turtwig has an above average hp, it is too slow for my liking and cannot do enough damage with a move that requires three energy cards.  As a starter Pokemon this card wouldn't be useful because it can't attack for three turns, at least do damage that is, and if you use Nap each turn until you get three energy cards, doing 30 damage a turn with Razor Leaf won't do much against a stage 1 or a stage 2 Pokemon.  If you do choose to use this card in your deck, your best bet will be to get three energy cards on this card on your bench and then move it to the active Pokemon spot, using Razor Leaf every turn unless you need to remove some damage then using Nap instead.  I would not use this card on its own in a deck, but if you choose to, make sure to use no more than 1.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average basic Pokemon card.  This card does have a high hp and two moves, but that is about it, I don't like either of Turtwig's moves and with a retreat cost of 2 energy cards you can find a better basic Pokemon card to use out there than this card.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Turtwig from the Plasma Storm set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Turtwig's stage 1 evolution in Grotle, which is also from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
Besides Turtwig, what other two Pokemon were the starter Pokemon for this generation?
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26 comments:

Dennis Luinge said...

the other two were: Chimchar and Piplup

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Daniel Elías Hernández Piñeiro said...

The other two starters are: Piplup and Chimchar.

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JWLim said...

The fire starter, Chimchar, and the water starter, Piplup.

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Heng Liwei said...

The other two starters are: Piplup and Chimchar.

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Steven Tran said...

the other two are piplup and chimchar

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Yanger Vue said...

piplup and chimchar.

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Jeremiah ocana said...

the other starters were chimchar and piplup dont youtube is https://www.youtube.com/user/bankaidrawer22

IAAdmin said...

It's Chimchar, the fire type, and Piplup, the water type.

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Andy Lomes said...

Chimchar and Piplup

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zkranc said...

Piplup and Chimchar.

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Jean Etienne said...

Chimchar and Piplup

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Kris Maj said...

Chimchar and Piplup

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Roos van zomeren said...

Chimchar and Piplup

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Simon Perovnik said...

The other two starters are: Piplup and Chimchar.

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Alfie Hards said...

chimchar and piplup
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Jr Luvi said...

Chimchar And Piplup Were The Other Starters In This Generation.

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Daniel Fermo de Oliveira said...

Chimchar and Piplup

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timihari said...

They are Chimchar and Piplup.

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Harry Boudris said...

The other two were Chimchar and Piplup

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RKeehn said...

http://www.youtube.com/user/SacredPhoenix87?feature=mhee

Chimchar and Piplup

BadgerNappa said...

Chimchar and Piplup

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Peter Feng said...

They are Chimchar and Piplup.



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Bill said...

The other two starters are: Piplup and Chimchar

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:) i hope to win one day

Hairbear said...

Piplup and Chimchar were the other two starters!
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YunokiAz said...

Chimchar and Piplup

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PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Yanger for winning!