Sunday, December 15, 2013

Archeops -- Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Review

Archeops Plasma Blast Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Archeops from the Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Set.  Archeops is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 120.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a free retreat cost.  Archeops does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Acrobatics, this move requires one fighting energy card and does 20 damage plus 20 more damage for each heads you get when you flip two coins.  Archeops second move is called Swift Dive, this move requires two fighting type energy cards and does 100 damage, however if Archeops has more than 40 hp remaining, the move only does 50 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Archeops is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Archen into play (I reviewed Archen from this set yesterday) and then evolve Archen into Archeops, remember that if you want to use Archen from this set, you must first evolve it from a Plume Fossil trainer card before being able to put it on your bench.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Archen was a below average restored Pokemon card that would have been good if it was a basic Pokemon instead.  Because of this, I would be weary with the number of Archeops cards you use in your deck.  I really like that this card has a free retreat cost, so I would definitely take advantage of this with Archeops.  I would try a line of 2 Plume Fossil, 2 Archen, and 2 Archeops in a fighting type deck.  No matter when I get Archeops into play, I would want to get 80 damage on Archeops right away then retreat it to the bench.  Then, whenever you can knock out your opponent in one turn with Swift Dive doing 100 damage, I would move Archeops into the active position and knock out that Pokemon and retreat Archeops the next turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average stage 1 Pokemon card.  Even though I don't recommend using that many of this card in a fighting type deck, the Archeops card overall is very good.  It has a great hp, free retreat cost, and two very quick and very damaging moves.  So if you are willing to be patient in your game to set up Archeops, you will definitely get some great use out of this Pokemon.  Overall though, I am going to give the line of Archen and Archeops from the Plasma Blast set a 3 out of 5 rating, I just wish Archen wasn't a restored Pokemon.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Archeops from the Plasma Blast set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Houndour, 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 fighting type Pokemon cards are in this set?
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.


Kevin Le said...

There are 8 fighting type in plasma blast Machop,Machoke,Machamp,Thorh,Sawk,
Archen and Archeops

I was here

Tam Hoang said...

There are 8 fighting Pokémon in Plasma Blast.

Username: blingblingjingjing


I have 2 questions: Why didn't you choose me and also why you don't send me the code card when I won Musharna (Plasma Blast) article?

Angel Zero said...


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Kevin Le said...

Oh by the way there are 2 Marchamp Rare Holo and Rare

Takku said...

There are 8 Fighting type cards in the Plasma Blast Set.

Username: Tushar Shrotriya

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Pablosan999 said...


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evilzain said...

It's 8 fighting type pokemons in Plasma Blast - Machop (Plasma Blast 47), Machoke (Plasma Blast 48, Machamp (Plasma Blast 49, Machamp (Plasma Blast 50, Throh (Plasma Blast 51, Sawk (Plasma Blast 52), Archen (Plasma Blast 53), Archeops (Plasma Blast 54)

Griffin Roupe said...

there are eight fighting type pokemon in the plasma blast set.

youtube username: Griffin Roupe

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Ryno G said...

There are 8 fighting types in Plasma Blast

Ryno G

Felix Uggla said...


נועם כהן said...

There are 8
Machamp (2)

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TheRory1812 said...



Dec 15

SuperMighty Michael said...

8 fighting types

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Billy Djunaidi said...


Miguel Tiago said...

There are 8 types of fighting pokemon in plasma blast.

User: masqueporraeesta


2dirham said...

There are 8 fighting type pokemon cards in this set
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TheLuadel said...

There are 8 fighting type pokemon cards in this set

Justin McClarran said...


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Jacob Lin said...

There are 8 fighting type in plasma blast Machop,Machoke,Machamp,Thorh,Sawk,
Archen and Archeops

raza1495 said...



mike capati said...

8 cards


bryan a said...



duc said...

There are only 8 fighting type Pokemon in the the Plasma Blast set!!! There are only Machop, Machoke, Machamp, the other Machamp, Throh, Sawk, Archen, and Archeops, and you reviewed all of them already.

bob said...

There are 8 fighting type in plasma blast Machop,Machoke,Machamp,Thorh,Sawk Archen and Archeops,username bakugan097

Vanda said...

There are 8 fighting Pokémon in Plasma Blast

retropoke said...

8 of them
YouTube username: retropoke

I just noticed... according to the picture of the Archeops card, Swift Dive only does 50 damage if Archeops' remaining HP is 50 or less. The review says 50 or more.

Cabal said...



PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Kevin Le for winning!

Richard Li said...

there are 8 fighting types in plasma blast