Sunday, November 3, 2013

Larvesta -- Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Review

Larvesta Plasma Blast Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Larvesta from the Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Set.  Larvesta is a basic, fire type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Larvesta does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Flare, for one fire energy card this move does 10 damage.  Larvesta's second move is called Ember, for two energy cards, one each of fire and colorless, this move does 30 damage, however you must discard an energy card attached to Larvesta after using this move.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Larvesta is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Volcarona, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So on its own, if I'm building a fire type Pokemon card deck and desperately need a basic Pokemon I will consider using just one of these in that deck.  I say this because Larvesta overall is pretty good, with high hp, and two moves, but Larvesta's retreat cost is too much for a basic Pokemon especially if you aren't using Volcarona and if you want to use Ember as its attack.  So if you decide to include one of these Larvesta cards in your deck, I would of course recommend using this card as a starter card or at least get it into the active Pokemon spot early in the game so you can use Flare right away, then Ember after that.  If you want to use Larvesta in your deck, I would highly recommend including a way to retreat this card for free or at least reduce its retreat cost.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average basic Pokemon card.  Even though I more than likely wouldn't use this card in a deck, I am still giving this card an average rating because the positives and negatives on this card balance out.  The positives would be its high hp, and two moves.  The negatives would be its extremely high retreat cost, and the fact that its Ember move will make this card even harder to retreat.  So again, I probably wouldn't use this card in a deck, but if you're in dire need of a  basic Pokemon, there are much worse ones out there than this one.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Larvesta from the Plasma Blast set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Larvesta's stage 1 evolution in Volcarona, which is also 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 fire type Pokemon cards are in the Plasma Blast set?
Please comment with your answer and a link to your YouTube channel.  Only one entry per person per day.  


Anonymous said...


herry jordan said...

there are 2 cards

Tam Hoang said...

There are 2 cards: Larvesta and Volcarona.

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Jia Wei Ng said...



Marco Stern said...

There are 2 Fire Pokemon in Plasma Blast, Larvesta and Volcarona.

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Nick Hale said...

there are two

Aji Jacob said...

Aji jacob

MglDudePokemon said...

Only 2 which are Larvesta and Volcarona.

keanyee choo said...



Mohanned tarek said...

only 2

Niran Mistry said...


Jacob Lin said...


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Hristo Mihailov said...

2 cards and they are Larvesta and Volcarona.

Hristo Mihailov

Shaun Henderson said...

There are two fire type cards!

Shaun Henderson

NovaSpirit4 said...

2 fire types

Maxime Chamberland said...

2 fire type Pokemon cards.


bobbob2238 said...

only 2

oswin gosal said...


oswin the poketuber


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PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Oswin the Poketuber for winning!