Saturday, December 14, 2013

Archen -- Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Review

Archen Plasma Blast Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Archen from the Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Set.  Archen is a restored, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Archen's Ability is called Prehistoric Call which says that if you have an Archen card in your discard pile, you may move that card from your discard pile to the bottom of your deck.  Besides the Ability, Archen has just one move Wing Attack, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Archen is a restored Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Archeops, 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 since this is a restored Pokemon, you'll have to make sure to have plenty of Plume Fossil trainer cards in your deck, since the only way you can Archen onto your bench is by playing that trainer card the same time you're moving Archen to the bench.  Once you get Archen onto your bench, if you're only using Archen not its evolution you'll want to move this card into the active Pokemon spot as soon as you have two energy cards on it.  That way you can use Wing Attack a couple of turns and then retreat Archen for only one colorless energy card.  I personally would not use this card in a deck because you have to add Plume Fossil trainer cards to your deck instead of having more valuable trainer cards or even Pokemon cards in the deck.  Plus, the Plume Fossil trainer's ability really doesn't do much other than lets you set up Archen for the next Plume Fossil card you get into your hand.  If you were to use this card in a deck I would use no more than 1 of these and pair it with up to 2 Plume Fossil cards.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average restored Pokemon card from the Plasma Blast set.  If this card were a regular basic Pokemon card I would give it an average rating but since it isn't it is getting a below average rating from me.  I like that this card has a low retreat cost and a move that requires only colorless energy cards, but this card is too big of a hassle to do with since it requires Plume Fossil cards to use, and the only move this card does is average at best.  I would definitely recommend other basic/starter type Pokemon over this card.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Archen from the Plasma Blast set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Archen's stage 1 evolution in Archeops, which is also 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 --
What other "restored" Pokemon are there in the Plasma Blast set?
Please comment with your answer and a link to your YouTube channel.  Only one entry per person per day.  


Tam Hoang said...

The other restored Pokémon from this expansion set is Turtouga and Lileep .

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Cabal said...

Lileep and Tirtouga

Takku said...

Other than Archen, Plasma Blast includes Tirtouga and Lileep, which are Restored Pokemon.

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ilija Rošić said...

Lileep and Tirtouga

evilzain said...

tirtouga and lileep

נועם כהן said...

from the plasma blast set only Turtouga and Lileep

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evilzain said...

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Anabelle Hachey said...

lileep, cradily, tirtouga, carracosta, archen, archeops, cover fossil, plume fossil, root fossil

Nick Hale said...

Turtouga and Lileep

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Peters Peter said...

Tirtouga and Lileep

Pablosan999 said...

Lileep and Tirtouga

Jacob Lin said...

The other restored Pokémon from this expansion set is Turtouga and Lileep .

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Kai Garvin said...

Well, Plasma Blast is the third set of the BW Era to feature Fossils, the first two being Noble Victories and Dark Explorers. Archen and Tirtouga are given their second cards, while Lileep is given its first printing as a Restored Pokémon. Plume Fossil and Cover Fossil are reprinted, and a new fossil Trainer card, Root Fossil Lileep is included in favor over the old Root Fossil in order to prevent confusion over how the card should work. The expansion is the first to feature new Technical Machine-like Pokémon Tool cards with attacks present on them.

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Aldhebarant said...

Lileep and Tirtouga


Zain Bden said...

Lileep and Tirtouga
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Justin McClarran said...

Lileep and Tirtouga.

bryan a said...

Lileep and tirtouga


raza1495 said...

Lileep and Tirtouga


Joel Wong said...

Lileep and Tirtouga


christian agudo said...

lillep and tirtouga

mike capati said...

lileep and tirtouga


Billy Djunaidi said...

Tirtouga and Lileep

Ryno G said...

Tirtouga and Lileep

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Felix Uggla said...

Tirtouga and lileep

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