Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Carracosta -- Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Review

Carracosta Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Review
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Carracosta from the Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Set.  Carracosta is a stage 1, 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.  Carracosta does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Fossil Clutch, this move requires three energy cards, to colorless and one water, and does 50 damage, plus if you want to discard a card in your hand that has Fossil in the name, this move does 100 damage instead of 50.  Carracosta's second move is called Waterfall, this move does 80 damage for four energy cards, two each of water and colorless.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Carracosta is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Tirtouga into play (I reviewed Tirtouga from this set yesterday) and then evolve Tirtouga into Carracosta, remember that if you want to use Tirtouga from this set, you must first evolve it from a fossil before being able to put it on your bench.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Tirtouga was a pretty miserable Pokemon card that should not be used on its own for any reason, so if you decide to use Carracosta in your deck, make sure to evolve this line on the bench.  Because Carracosta is so slow and has such a high retreat cost, you'll definitely want to set this card up on the bench, I would try and get four energy cards on Carracosta before putting it into the active Pokemon spot, once in that spot, I would then use Waterfall every turn.  I would not discard an item card with Fossil in the name when using Fossil Clutch, because those fossil item cards are very important in getting restored Pokemon into play.  Because both Tirtouga and Carracosta are so slow and have such high retreat costs, if using this line I would not put more than 1 each of these Pokemon in a water type deck, but me personally, I would not want to use this line in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a below average stage 1 Pokemon card.  Even though this card has a very good hp, and two somewhat powerful moves, this card gets a below average rating from me because both moves this card does have are extremely slow, and the retreat cost for this card is way way way too high.  Overall, the line of Tirtouga and Carracosta from the Plasma Blast set would only get a 2 out of 5 rating for me, Tirtouga was a 1, Carracosta was a 2.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Carracosta from the Plasma Blast set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Ducklett, 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 --
At what level does Tirtouga evolve into Carracosta?
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.


ilija Rošić said...

lvl 37

issamo KO said...

at level 37

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Anonymous said...

tirtouga evolved into carracosta at level 37


keanyee choo said...

At Level 37



Black Jehuty said...

Tirtouga evolves into Carracosta starting at level 37.

Miguel Passos


Jacob Aji Varghese said...

level 37
Jacob aji varghese

Allan Patrick Rocha Pereira said...

At lv 37

Allan Patrick Rocha Pereira


Peters Peter said...

at level 37


oswin gosal said...


oswin the poketuber


Johannes Køtlum Petersen said...

At level 37



Maxime Chamberland said...

Lvl 37


leo_95 said...

At level 37


raza1495 said...




ShadowXx .ShadowXx said...



chilai said...

At lvl 37. I rememeber that fondly because Carracosta was on my team the first time I played B/W. Shell SMash FTW!!


Jacob Lin said...


elitesub andrew said...

Titouga evolves into Carracosta at level 37.

Jordan Wu said...

Level 37 is where Tirtouga evolves


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mike capati said...

at lvl 37



Anonymous said...

Tirtouga evolves at Lv. 37


Jia Wei Ng said...




PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to ShinyDeoxys for winning!