Sunday, October 20, 2013

Staravia -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Staravia Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Staravia from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Staravia is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Staravia does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Take Down, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 30 damage.  However, when using this move you must flip a coin, and if you get a tails, Staravia does 10 damage to itself.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Staravia is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Starly into play (I reviewed Starly from this set yesterday) and then evolve Starly into Staravia.  Staravia does have a stage 2 evolution in Staraptor that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed that card yet, the strategy below will act like Staravia is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Starly was a very solid Pokemon card and a card I would have no shame in using as a starter Pokemon for any type deck.  So after knowing that, and looking at this card, I would probably just stick with using Starly as a starter Pokemon and skip out on using Staravia unless I specifically was using Staraptor in my deck.  I say this because, not only does Staravia have a low hp for a stage 1 Pokemon, but its only move may end up doing 10 damage to Staravia which will make Staravia's 80 hp seem even lower.  If you want to use both Starly and Staravia in your deck, I would use a 2-1 line and evolve Starly into Staravia whenever you can, just because Staravia has a higher hp and can do more damage per turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a below average stage 1 Pokemon card. Even though this card probably deserves a 2 rating, I'm giving it a 1 because compared to Starly, this card is a big disappointment.  The low hp, and the fact it only has one move makes this card unusable especially without Staraptor.  So I would stay away from this card if possible and just use Starly as a starter Pokemon in your deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Staravia from the Plasma Freeze set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Staravia's stage 2 evolution in Staraptor which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

Free Pokemon TCG Online Code Cards:
Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
Since I'm nearing the end of the Pokemon I'll be reviewing from the Plasma Freeze set, what is the last card in this 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.


Hristo Mihailov said...

''Professor Juniper'' is the last card, but if we count the Secret Rare cards, it's ''Ultra Ball''

Hristo Mihailov

MglDudePokemon said...

There is ghetesis full art then at the last professor juniper at full art. And secret rare

Nicolas Korochinsky said...

In normal conditions, Professor Juniper FA is the last card in this set, but if you include the secret rare ones, then Ultra Ball is the last one instead.


Anonymous said...

Ultra Ball


Angela Bui said...
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Angela Bui said...

Disregarding the secret rares, it's Professor Juniper Full Art. With the secret rares, it's Ultra Ball.

Angela Bui

Maxime Chamberland said...

Ultra ball 122/116

raza1495 said...

Ultra Ball


Jordan Wu said...

Its Professor Juniper FA but, since theres secret rares then Ultra Ball


Jacob Lin said...

''Professor Juniper'' is the last card, but if we count the Secret Rare cards, it's ''Ultra Ball''


Sebastián Ig said...

Professor Juniper (Full Art n° 116/116)!!!

but if you count the Secrets cards it's Ultra Ball (n° 122/116)


Hanzen said...

I have no idea =P
But I post to thanks that I won on Starly Quiz! Thanks a lot, I will continue posting with other nick but samne YouTube Channel.

GL All

Rick Lero said...

Professor Juniper Full Art is the last card.
If you count secret rares then it's the Ultra ball

Rick Lero

Nick Hale said...

if you dont count s. rares, its professor juniper. if you do, its ultra ball
account name : BombPho

Jia Wei Ng said...

Ultra Ball


PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Jia for winning!