Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Prinplup from the Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Set. Prinplup is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Prinplup does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Water Splash that requires two energy cards to use, one each of water and colorless, and does 20 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin it does 30 more damage.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Prinplup is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Piplup into play (I reviewed Piplup from this set yesterday) and then evolve Piplup into Prinplup. Prinplup does have a stage 2 evolution in Empoleon 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 Prinplup is the final evolution in this line. So if you read yesterday's review of Piplup you will know that I thought it was a below average basic Pokemon card that although has the potential to do 30 damage per turn, will more than likely disappoint you by only doing 10 damage per turn per two energy cards, so I recommended against using it in a deck on its own. After summarizing this Prinplup card in the post, I feel like it is the same as Piplup, it is just below average but has the potential to do a good amount of damage. So if you choose to use Prinplup in your deck, I would only use a 1-1 line of Piplup and Prinplup and then use whichever Pokemon you can in the active Pokemon spot early in the game, both require two energy cards to attack and both cards only have one move, you'll just have to hope for some luck when using this card to do 50 damage per turn.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is a below average stage 1 Pokemon card. Even though this card has an average hp and retreat cost, and only requires two energy cards to attack, I am giving it a below average rating because the move is sub-par unless you get a heads when flipping a coin. So if you put both Piplup and Prinplup from this set together I would give them a 2 out of 5 rating, they both received 2 ratings individually as well. I would not recommend using this line so far in a deck.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Prinplup from the Legendary Treasures set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Prinplup's stage 2 evolution in Empoleon which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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