Monday, March 17, 2014

Greninja -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Greninja Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Greninja from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  Greninja is a stage 2, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Greninja's Ability is called Water Suriken and says that once during your turn you may choose to discard a water energy card from your hand, if you choose to do this you can put 3 damage counters on one of your opponent's Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, Greninja just has one move called Mist Slash, this move requires one water energy card and does 50 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Greninja is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Froakie into play and then evolve it into Frogadier before you can evolve Frogadier into Greninja, 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 slightly below average, and since Greninja also has a low hp and a weak move, I would definitely just recommend keeping this entire line on the bench throughout the game.  That way, by having Greninja on the bench, you can utilize its Ability and spread damage on your opponent's Pokemon.  So if you're building a spread damage type deck, this entire line is a must, I would use a 2-2-1 or 1-1-1 line and just use the Ability of Greninja the whole time.  If you get in a jam, you can easily attach an energy card to Greninja use Mist Slash and retreat it once you get another Pokemon set up on the bench.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average card overall in the X and Y Pokemon card set.  But if you're building a spread damage type deck this card would work wonders in that deck.  This card is definitely much better than any other card in this line, because of this, I can only give the entire line an average rating of 3 out of 5, but it should definitely be in all spread type decks out there.  Individually I gave the Pokemon in this line the following ratings:  Froakie a 2, Frogadier a 3, and Greninja a 3.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Greninja from the X and Y set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Pikachu, 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 are the names of the other Stage 2, Water type Pokemon?
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:

Enoch Ratnam said...

I Don't know if u mean starters but thats what I'm assuming so-
-Blastoise
-Feraligatr
-Swampert
-Empoleon
-Samurott
YT-https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxpk3-ypzl0uNjwFJpZ-77Q

lindly goyao said...

Blastoise
Empoleon
Samurott
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrdKVDWGOOUdkCG07i2nOxg

Cabal said...

The names of the other Stage 2, Water type Pokemon are Blastoise, Poliwrath,Politoed, Feraligatr, Swampert, Ludicolo, Walrein, Empoleon, Samurott and Seismitoad.

cabalw

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

Gabriel Pastrana said...

Feraligatr
Blastoise
Empoleon
Swampert
Samurott

Youtube Username: GabrielPastrana
Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/theVirtualVillagers

patrick santino said...

Feraligatr,Blastoise,Empoleon,Swampert,Samurott

Youtube Username:patrick santino
Youtube link:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl_eV8fKUXPz4ei3EtkNd3Q

teng jinchung said...

Blastoise, Feraligatr, Swampert,
Empoleon, Samurott

teng jinchung

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzwApPdp2Wlbp9KYcBOJByw

Aren A. said...

Feraligatr, Blastoise, Swampert, Empolean, Samurott

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-n-InwZhnMfuXhZIRRKP9g

Sufiyan Sarwar said...

Blastoise,
Feraligatr,
Swampert,
Empoleon,
Samurott


http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfqbt38KU081sk1nGaed8fQ

Akhtar hussain said...

Blastoise, Feraligatr, Swampert,
Empoleon, Samurott


http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCendfjmmOvCTKSnwM2jaECg

Arman Lodhi said...

Blastoise,Feraligatr, Swampert, Empoleon, Samurott



http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg-CqCrz69TgYVBa1b9Usig

Terry Bogard said...

Blastoise
Feraligatr
Swampert
Empoleon
Samurott

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6ZmtYgjCJ54AV57FSnAaUA

Tomy Lim said...

Not much clear buuutttt will go with
Blastoise, Feraligatr, Swampert, Empolean & Samurott

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNNx-zQTHZSGm7OEyDqFpoQ

Emre Ermiş said...

Blastoise
Feraligatr
Swampert
Empoleon
Samurott

Emronius

youtube.com/user/TheEmronius

guido contartese said...
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guido contartese said...

Blastoise, Poliwrath, Politoed, kingdra, azumarill feraligatr, swampert,Ludicolo, walrein, empoleon, samurott and seismitoad

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

Peters Peter said...

so this question is not expressed very precise... so i'm gonna list every existing water type stage 2 Pokemon which are:

Blastoise, Feraligatr, Politoad, Samurott, Poliwrath, Kingdra, Swampert, Ludicolo, Empoleon, Seismitoad and Walrein.
I don't know if Azumarill counts because Marill evolves from a baby Pokemon.

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

Rizaul Haque said...

Blastoise, Feraligatr, Palpitoad, Samurott, Poliwrath, Kingdra, Empoleon, and Seismitoad.

The questins not very clear.

Channel:http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC80k-AbWt4HTPdGVSlQKZ9w

Tony Xue said...

Blastoise, Feraligatr, Politoad, Samurott, Poliwrath, Kingdra, Swampert, Ludicolo, Empoleon, Seismitoad and Walrein. (Azumarill too if you count baby stage.)

-mangomonkay
http://www.youtube.com/user/mangomonkay

Lucas Pigeon said...

Starters: Blastoise, Feraligator, Swampert, Empoleon and Samurott

Others: Poliwrath, Politoad, Kingdra, Ludicolo, Walrein Seismitoad and maybe Azumarill

Not sure if you wanted only the starters.

Lucas Pigeon

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw_vRM0d0RUxPzcW5uMhxaw

Adam Wier said...

Greninja is one of my favorite cards in the new XY set. His ability Water Shuriken is what makes him worthwhile. This is particularly when paired with Plasma Blast's Kingdra. Kingdra's attack Dragon Vortex does damage based on the number of water energy in your discard pile and then shuffles them back into your library. This allows you to continually discard water energy on Water Shuriken and power-up Dragon Vortex. If you can get out two or three Greninja's you can utterly destroy your opponents field. Additionally, all of Greninja and Kingdra's attacks only cost one energy, making them very easy to set-up. Both awesome cards!

Gavin Bittenbender said...

Blastoise, Feraligatr, Politoad, Samurott, Poliwrath, Kingdra, Swampert, Ludicolo, Empoleon, Seismitoad and Walrein are the stage two water type Pokemon.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdiuxpUZJXVkeY-tuAm9Zww

noah nintindo said...
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noah nintindo said...

blastoise,mega blastoise, poliwrath,feraligatr,politoad, kingdra,swampert,ludicolo,walrein, empoleon,samurott,seismitoad, greninja,
my youtube account is
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFXslxKBDAeZvN_CCrJp3zQ

stroop popo said...

starters= blastoise,feraligatr ,swampert,empoleon,samurott
non-starter=kingdra,ludicolo,seismitoad,walrein,politoed,poliwrath
https://www.youtube.com/user/stroop300

Jacob Lin said...

For all of them not just starters are

Blastoise, Feraligatr, Politoad, Samurott, Poliwrath, Kingdra, Swampert, Ludicolo, Empoleon, Seismitoad and Walrein. (Azumarill too if you count baby stage.)


http://www.youtube.com/user/raytonlin1

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Gabriel Pastrana for winning!