Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Salamence -- Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Review

Salamence Plasma Blast Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Salamence from the Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Set.  Salamence is a stage 2, dragon type Pokemon card, with an hp of 150.  It has a x2 weakness to dragon type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Salamence's Ability is called Breakwing, this Ability states that when you play Salamence from your hand to your bench, you may remove all of your opponent's Pokemon tool cards in play.  Besides the Ability, Salamence has just one move called Gaia Crush, this move requires four energy cards, two colorless and one each of fire and water, and does 100 damage, plus you must remove any Stadium cards in play.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Salamence is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Bagon into play and then evolve it into Shelgon before you can evolve Shelgon into Salamence, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last couple of days.  The Bagon card from this set is pretty good and I would use it on its own in a deck as a starter type Pokemon, the Shelgon from this set isn't as good so if you want to use this entire line I would either move Bagon into the active Pokemon spot immediately or evolve it up to Salamence on the bench.  If I was building a dual type deck of water and fire I would definitely use this line in that deck.  I would use a 4-2-2 line of Bagon, Shelgon, and Salamence, I would definitely set up one of the Salamence cards on the bench, put four energy cards on it and then use Gaia Crush every turn in the active Pokemon spot.  If you don't have four energy cards on Salamence there is no reason to put it in the active Pokemon spot because it has an extremely high retreat cost.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average stage 2 Pokemon card from the Plasma Blast Pokemon card set.  This Salamence card is good enough to make this entire line usable in a deck, but it isn't a line you want to build a deck around.  I like that Salamence has a good hp and one good move, but the retreat cost is too high on this card in my opinion and the Ability isn't that great.  Overall, I would give the line of Bagon, Shelgon, and Salamence, a 3 out of 5 rating, individually Bagon and Salamence were 3 out of 5s, and Shelgon was a 2.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Salamence from the Plasma Blast set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Dialga EX Full Art, 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 --
How many total English sets has Salamence been a rare holo card in?
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.

26 comments:

prince singh said...
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prince singh said...

Salamence been a rare holo card in 5 english set and 6 if include rare holo level x and 9 if include rare holo,levelx,ex

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm2fyytqWDD2-nWDxBEZnsw

Cabal said...
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Takku said...

Salamence has been a Rare Holo in 5 english sets.

Username: Tushar Shrotriya

Channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4xQX7TmWfrJJeeoN9wCQlw
(same as http://www.youtube.com/user/tushartakku)

Cabal said...

5

cabalw

http://www.youtube.com/user/cabalw

Mitchell Staples said...

5
mstaples16
https://www.youtube.com/user/IMxInSaNex14

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

The total English sets has Salamence been a rare holo card in 5 sets(EX Dragon 10/97, EX Delta Species, Secret Wonders, Arceus, Plasma Blast).

Username: blingblingjingjing

Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/blingblingjingjing

WindKazuma said...

5 times

Username: teampirategamers
Link: http://www.youtube.com/teampirategamers

Peters Peter said...

he was a rare holo in 5 sets:

EX Dragon
EX Delta Species (as Salamence ╬┤)
Secret Wonders
Platinum: Arceus
Plasma Blast

http://www.youtube.com/user/XxGoalzilla91xX

Seyed Reza Ahlesaadat said...

Salamence been a rare holo card in 5 english sets!

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEvU-8fGuo2cB3vdIo2_PEw

Adrian Mars said...

This one is a bit hard.
I'm not sure, I'm guessing 5 if I counted right.

Again, thanks for doing this!

User name: Adrian Mars

Channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW_y2jRcmPeTaQAto6WbClA

martee said...

Five

Username: Baronsmix

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcykGBjOMJm8Jjl6ijIGD1Q

christian agudo said...

Salamence has been a holo rare in 5 english sets!!!
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRBeNDtppkpr6nRDulx2rLQ

Tobble stone said...

It has been holo rare for five english sets.

Username= Tobble stone: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Nsc0TRLio_T2ktwRC55ag

asowelem said...
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asowelem said...

There has been holo salamence in 5 english sets
user: asowelem
youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/asowelem

Poke Town said...

Salamence has been in 5 English sets
Channel: Poke Town
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKHERNpjlNpcpIu07pj_uVg/feed

Richard Li said...

5 times

Anthony Fontanelli said...

13 english sets

Jacob Lin said...


Salamence been a rare holo card in 5 english set

https://www.youtube.com/channel/rayton

duc said...

Yikes, so many different answers.

Salamence was a rare holo in Ex Dragon, Ex Delta Species, Diamond and Pearl-Secret Wonders, Platinum Arceus, Dragon Vault, and Black and White- Plasma Blast. So if Dragon Vault is included as a set, Salamence has appeared in 6 English sets. If not, 5 sets. But if also count rare holo EXs, which were in Ex Deoxys, Ex Dragon Frontiers, and Ex Power Keepers, it would be 9 sets that Salamence was in, 8, if you exclude Dragon Vault.

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-duc

Pablosan999 said...

Salamence has been rare holo in 5 english sets, and 8 if you include salamence ex


http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkWHTYVsfoGRhmVxiR_qS-w

Chase Stephens said...

5 ^-^

www.youtube.com/user/TheArtxmis

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to WindKazuma for winning!

Joseph H said...

Although this card isn't very good, why a 4-2-2 line? Although I do not recommend it, if you are using this card in a deck it is usually going to be the main attacker, right? So why no use Rare Candy, an Item that allows you to skip the Stage 1 and evolve directly into the Stage 2? So, as a main attacker, you should run a 4-0-4 line with 4 Candies or maybe 4-1-4 if you are afraid of Gothitelle LTR or Zebstrika NEX's trainer lock. As a backup-attacker you could run a 3-0-3 or a 2-0-2 line. Rare Candy is too good to ignore in Stage 2 decks.