Saturday, September 14, 2013

Primeape -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Primeape Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Primeape from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Primeape is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Primeape does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Fury Swipes, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 30 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip 3 coins.  Primeape's second move is called Karate Chop, this move requires two fighting energy cards and does 80 damage minus 10 damage for each damage counter that is on Primeape.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Primeape is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Mankey into play (I reviewed Mankey from this set yesterday) and then evolve Mankey into Primeape.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Mankey was a very solid basic Pokemon card and one that could be used in a deck on its own, as a starter in your fighting type deck.  Because of this, you should be using Mankey in most fighting type decks if you need a starter Pokemon, and if you're using Mankey, you might as well use at least 1 Primeape with it, because Primeape can do more damage and has a higher hp.  So I would recommend using a 2 or 3 line of Mankey with 1 or 2 Primeape.  I would move Mankey into the active Pokemon spot immediately, use its only move until you can evolve it into Primeape and use Karate Chop if it does at least 60 damage or Fury Swipes otherwise.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average stage 1 Pokemon card.  I think that this card is above average because it has an average hp, low retreat cost and two quick moves that both have the potential to do way above damage, couple this card with the Mankey card from the Plasma Freeze set, and I would give these two cards a 4 out of 5 rating, and would consider this line a definite upgrade to any fighting type deck out there.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Primeape from the Plasma Freeze set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Onix, which is 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 --
What was the official U.S. release date for the Plasma Freeze set?
Please respond by including your YouTube username and link to your YouTube channel.  If the question is quite tough, the first correct comment will win, otherwise I'll use a random number generator to choose a winner.


Ante Zuanović said...

may, 8, 2013

Amirul Yew said...

May 8, 2013

Amirul Yew

keanyee choo said...

May 8, 2013


Rickard Bodell said...

The official U.S release was on the date May 8, 2013

Youtube Username: RB68353

Link to channel:

Hristo Mihailov said...

May 8, 2013

Hristo Mihailov

Fauzul Chowdhury said...

May 8, 2013

Fauzul Chowdhury

Jacob Lin said...

May 8, 2013


Tchika Hajiea said...

May 8, 2013


Ulises said...

May 8, 2013

user: ulizez89

Benjamin Lin said...

May 8, 2013


Giachino Barcelona said...


Only remember that because I got the event deoxys that same day

Name:Giachino Barcelona


Christopher L said...

"Plasma Freeze is the ninth expansion of the Black & White Series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. This set continues centering around Team Plasma and features Deoxys and Thundurus Therian Forme. It was released December 14, 2012 in Japan and was released in the US on May 8, 2013."


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Tony Hoang said...

May 8th, 2013


bobbob2238 said...
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bobbob2238 said...

May 8th, 2013

Priyansh Gupta said...

May 8, 2013


rahul kumar said...

May 8, 2013

Edgaras Jakas said...

May 8, 2013
Edgaras Jakas

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Tchika for winning!