Sunday, February 9, 2014

Beedrill -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Beedrill X and Y Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Beedrill from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  Beedrill is a stage 2, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 120.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Beedrill does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Poison Jab, for one grass energy card this move does 20 damage and poisons the defending Pokemon.  Beedrill's second move is called Flash Needle, this move requires two grass energy cards and does 40 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip 3 coins.  If you flip 3 heads, all effects of an attack on Beedrill during your opponent's next turn are prevented.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Beedrill is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Weedle into play and then evolve it into Kakuna before you can evolve Kakuna into Beedrill, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last couple of days.  Both of those Pokemon cards are below average and if you choose to use this Pokemon family in your deck, you should definitely set it up on your bench.  This entire family can be set up pretty quickly and be ready to attack since Beedrill's best attack requires only two energy cards to use.  You'll definitely want to use this line in a mostly grass type deck since it requires only grass energy cards.  Once you get Beedrill into the active Pokemon spot the strategy is pretty simple, use Poison Jab when you can knock out the defending Pokemon, otherwise use Flash Needle.  I personally wouldn't use this line in a deck because the first two Pokemon in this family aren't that good, but if you choose to use this line in your deck, use a 3-2-2 line and have the family be a supplemental line of cards in your deck, this is definitely a group of Pokemon cards that a deck should not be built around.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this an average stage 2 Pokemon card from the X and Y set.  Even though this card has a low hp and neither move regularly does that much damage, I'm giving this Beedrill an average rating because both moves it does have are pretty quick, do above average damage for the amount of energy cards required, and if you get Beedrill into trouble it can be retreated for only one energy card.  As a whole, this Pokemon family of Weedle, Kakuna, and Beedrill isn't that great, I would only give it a 2 out of 5 rating.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Beedrill from the X and Y set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Ledyba, 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 --
In how many English sets has Beedrill been a rare holo card?
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.


Tam Hoang said...

There are 4 English sets has Beedrill been a rare holo card.

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Cabal said...

Beedrill has been a rare holo card in 4 English sets, Gym Challenge, Skyridge, EX FireRed & LeafGreen and EX Delta Species


Peters Peter said...

Beedrill has been a rare holo card in 4 sets:
Skyridge, EX FireRed & LeafGreen, EX Delta Species and Gym Challenge (as Koga's Beedrill)

Tobble stone said...

It has been rare holo in 4 sets

Tobble Stone

Tomy Lim said...

4 is the correct answer I believe

tomy lim

Sherief Adel said...


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Jacob Lin said...

There are 4 English sets has Beedrill been a rare holo card.


86545353 said...

In 4 English sets has beedrill been an rare holo

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ilija Rošić said...

There are 4 English sets that have Beedrill as rare holo card

Justin Jackson said...

Four English sets.

cameron edwards said...

4 English sets

Steven Liu said...


Marco Boddi said...

in 4 english sets

Fabián Orellana said...

In 4 sets !

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PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Tomy Lim for winning!