Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Wartortle -- Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Review

Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Wartortle from the Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Set.  Wartortle is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Wartortle does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Bubble, for one water energy card, if you get a heads when you flip a coin, this move paralyzes the defending Pokemon.  Wartortle's second move is called Double Spin, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one water, and does 30 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip 2 coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Wartortle is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Squirtle into play (I reviewed Squirtle from this set yesterday) and then evolve Squirtle into Wartortle.  Wartortle does have a stage 2 evolution in Blastoise 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 Wartortle is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Squirtle was a below average basic Pokemon card that I would not recommend using in a deck on its own.  That card had a low hp, and one average move, and one below average move.  Knowing this and looking at this Wartortle card, I would not use either of these cards in a deck without using them with Blastoise.  I say this because both Squirtle and Wartortle have below average hp, and this Wartortle card especially has terrible moves.  So if you want to use part of this line in your deck I would look at other sets from the Black and White series like Boundaries Crossed.  However if you choose to use this line in your water type deck, I wouldn't use more than a 1-1 line of Squirtle and Wartortle, I would want to get these cards into the active Pokemon spot immediately since they have low hp, then paralyze the defending Pokemon so you could set up your benched Pokemon while stalling with Squirtle and Wartortle.

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 does have two moves, I am still giving the card my worst rating.  The reason I'm doing this is because Wartortle has a low hp, and both of its moves are terrible, both moves require coin flips and even if the coins flips are always heads, the moves aren't even that good.  So overall, I would give the line of Squirtle and Wartortle from the Plasma Blast set a 1 out of 5 rating, neither card is very good at all.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Wartortle from the Plasma Blast set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Wartortle's stage 2 evolution in Blastoise 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 --
What was the hp on the first English set to have a Wartortle card in it?
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.


Vito N.L. said...

the HP was 70.
YOutube name, Vito N.L.

herry jordan said...

the hp was 70 in first deck 'base'

Tam Hoang said...
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Tam Hoang said...

Wartortle first appeared in the Base Set.
It HP is 70.



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MglDudePokemon said...


Aji Jacob said...

Aji jacob

raza1495 said...



Sebasti√°n Ig said...

70 HP!!


Justin McClarran said...

70 hp.

Justin McClarran

teng jinchung said...

70 hp.

teng jinchung

Chris smith said...

70 HP from base set

Carlos Montes De Oca said...

It HP is 70.


Username: Carlos Montes de Oca

Angela Bui said...

Wartortke first appeared in the Base set with 70 HP.

Angela Bui

Rafael Osuna said...

Base set wartortle

Mohanned tarek said...

Wartortle first appeared in the Base Set.
Its hp was 70.
username : dummoodygamingstep

ladt admin said...

It was 70hp!


Mudkip M said...

I agree with the other 17 odd people, the first Wartortle print in the English Set had 70 Hit Points.

Jacob Lin said...

Wartortle first appeared in the Base Set.
It HP is 70.



ShadowXx .ShadowXx said...

70 hp and from base set


leo_95 said...

70 HP, first from base set


Jia Wei Ng said...



oswin gosal said...


oswin the poketuber


PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Sebastian for winning!