Thursday, November 7, 2013

Blastoise -- Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Review

Blastoise Plasma Blast Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Blastoise from the Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Set.  Blastoise is a stage 2, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Blastoise's Ability is called Deluge and says that as often as you'd like during your turn you may attach a water energy card from your hand to one of your Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, Blastoise just has one move called Hydro Pump, this move requires four colorless energy cards and does 60 damage plus 10 more damage for each water energy card attached to Blastoise.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Blastoise is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Squirtle into play and then evolve it into Wartortle before you can evolve Wartortle into Blastoise, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last couple of days.  The first two Pokemon in this line from Plasma Blast aren't the greatest, so if you're looking to build a deck that includes Blastoise you may want to look in other Black and White series sets for Squirtle and Wartortle cards.  With that being said, the main reason you'll want to use this entire line at all is for Blastoise's Deluge ability, because this is an Ability, you can utilize it on the bench, so you'll never even have to move any of Blastoise's evolutions into the active Pokemon spot.  Because of this, if you're building a water type deck I would try and include a 2-1-1 line of Squirtle, Wartortle, and Blastoise into your deck.  I would for sure keep Blastoise on the bench if possible and then make sure to have plenty of energy cards in my deck and to include trainer cards that would get the energy cards into your hand, that way, you could attach tons of energy cards each turn to your benched Pokemon and set them all up in one or two turns.  Once you've set up all of your other Pokemon, if you have enough energy cards left I could definitely see setting up Blastoise with four water energy cards and thus being able to do 100 damage per turn with Hydro Pump.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average stage 2 Pokemon card from the Plasma Blast Pokemon card set.  Disregarding the first two Pokemon in the Blastoise line, I think this card is a very good stage 2 Pokemon card.  I like that its only move can be used with any types of energy as well as Blastoise's Ability will greatly reduce the time needed to set up your own Pokemon.  However, if you consider Blastoise's high retreat cost with the poor prior evolutions in this line, I probably wouldn't build a deck around this line, because of this, I wouldn't give the entire line of Squirtle, Wartortle, and Blastoise a 3 out of 5 rating.  Squirtle received a 2, Wartortle a 1, and Blastoise a 4.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Blastoise from the Plasma Blast set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Lapras, 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 --
How many English Pokemon card sets contain a Dark Blastoise card?
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.

22 comments:

...EminanG@mes... said...

2
Team Rocket and Legendary Collection sets.

Youtube username: EminanGames7
http://www.youtube.com/user/EminanGames7

Felipe Cortez said...

Hey i tried doing the question but could not figure it out. YT- TheNativePoison

MglDudePokemon said...

0
MglPokemon

Tam Hoang said...

Dark Blastoise had appeared in 2 sets: Team Rocket set and Legendary Collection set.

Username:blingblingjingjing

Channel:http://www.youtube.com/user/blingblingjingjing

herry jordan said...

there are 2 Blastoise in team rocket set
pokemon fan club
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRMjWwo3wwTib0Beh2K5FSA

Aji Jacob said...

2
Aji jacob
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVtpVL74EOBcLox90IZATIg

Chris smith said...

2 sets, Team Rocket and Legendary collection

http://www.youtube.com/user/playwithtay63

keanyee choo said...

2

keanyeechoo

https://www.youtube.com/user/keanyeechoo

Manu Viana said...

2 sets

team Rocket set and legendary Collection set.

Ty :D

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWN3rvPHSE3ltBRkX5IzUcA

Maxime Chamberland said...

2 sets: Team Rocket and Legendary collection

Whitest4r
http://www.youtube.com/user/Whitest4r

Rafael Osuna said...

team rocket set, and legendary collection were it was one of six dark pokemon.

Mohanned tarek said...

2 sets, Team Rocket and Legendary collection
username : dummoodygamingstep
https://www.youtube.com/user/DubMoodyGamingStep

Steven Estep said...

2 sets
username=steven estep
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq7hFSfwI0BbJMWk1_x3uVg

ShadowXx .ShadowXx said...

ark Blastoise had appeared in 2 sets the Team Rocket set and Legendary Collection set.

ShadowXx

youtube.com/user/ShadowXxism

raza1495 said...

2

raza1495

http://www.youtube.com/user/raza1495

Hanzen said...

It's on 2, they are Team Rocket and Legendary Collection.

SogeTest

http://www.youtube.com/user/SogeTest

PD: I loved this card when playing so much time ago, it was like "Ok, I made Blastoise finally" then build anything instantly and start to sweep the enemy <3

I am going to watch your latests videos, I enjoyed the previous ones, but I am running out of time lately :(

leo_95 said...

2, Team Rocket and Legendary Collection.

leo1fun

http://www.youtube.com/user/leo1fun

oswin gosal said...

2

oswin the poketuber

link:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9sO5y9YZ-173qlJ1wkScwg

andyoiuy said...

2
username: andyoiuy
link: http://www.youtube.com/aglotwinz

Gabriel dos Anjos said...

It was in 2 expansion (but one of them was reprint of the other)

lucasladt

http://www.youtube.com/user/lucasladt

Jia Wei Ng said...

2

LegendNevaEnd

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqWFVglKvbWzlDUahA1L5hA

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to EminanG for winning!