Saturday, March 8, 2014

Cloyster -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Cloyster Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Cloyster from the Pokemon XY Card Set.  Cloyster is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Cloyster does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Clamp Crush, for two energy cards, one each of water and colorless, this move does 30 damage plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin your opponent's active Pokemon is paralyzed and an energy card must be discarded from that Pokemon.  Cloyster's second move is called Spike Cannon, this move requires three energy cards, two water and one colorless, and does 30 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip 5 coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Cloyster is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Shellder into play (I reviewed Shellder from this set yesterday) and then evolve Shellder into Cloyster.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Shellder was an average Pokemon card that just was a little limited on what it could do, but it should work perfectly with this card.  I would definitely recommend using this line in a deck, probably a 2-2 line of Shellder and Cloyster, whenever you get Cloyster into the active Pokemon spot I would use Spike Cannon most turns unless you can knock out the defending Pokemon in 30 damage or less, or Cloyster will be knocked out the next turn and you need to paralyze the defending Pokemon then I would use Clamp Crush instead.

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 from the X and Y set.  I like pretty much everything about this card except for its retreat cost which is a bit high but I do like both moves as well as the above average hp.  Usually I don't like coin flip moves like Spike Cannon but even if you have below average luck you should be able to do 60 damage every turn with it.  Combined, I would give Shellder and Cloyster a 4 out of 5 rating, it is an above average line that will complement other Pokemon in a water type deck very well.  Individually I gave these cards a 3 for Shellder and a 4 for Cloyster.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Cloyster from the X and Y set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Staryu, 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 --
What was the first English set to include a rare Cloyster 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.


Rizaul Haque said...

I think it was the 1st edition Gym heroes set.

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MiguelisHxC said...

Expedition base set.
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Takku said...

The first rare Cloyster card was Misty's Cloyster in Gym Heroes set. Excluding Misty's Cloyster, Expedition Base Set was the first set to include a rare Cloyster.

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Sufiyan Sarwar said...

first rare cloyster was in base set..

Cabal said...

The first English set to include a rare Cloyster card was Expedition Base Set.


Rai Peter said...


abrar sarwar said...

rare cloyster first came in base set

ilija Rošić said...

Gym Heroes set

Terry Bogard said...

expedition base set

Peters Peter said...

The first english set to include a rare Cloyster card was Gym Heroes.

Lucas Pigeon said...

Misty's Cloyster was in Gym Heroes.
After that, Expedition Base Set had a rare cloyster.

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duc said...

Gym Heroes

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Emre Ermiş said...

Misty's Cloyster from Gym Heroes.
But first rare card named just "Cloyster" is from Expedition Base Set


teng jinchung said...

Misty's Cloyster in Gym Heroes set.
if excluding Misty's Cloyster, Expedition Base Set Cloyster is the first rare.

teng jinchung

Tony Xue said...

The first was Misty's Cloyster in Gym Heroes set.
But excluding Misty's Cloyster, the first rare Cloyster was in Expedition Base Set.


Gabriel Pastrana said...

First English set to include a rare Cloyster is the Expedition Base Set

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Akhtar hussain said...

Base set.

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Arman Lodhi said...

first rare cloyster was in Base Set

Tomy Lim said...

Gym Heroes set!!

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Takku for winning!