Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Pikachu -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Pikachu Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Pikachu from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  Pikachu is a basic, lightning type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Pikachu does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Nuzzle, this move requires one colorless energy card and if you get a heads when you flip a coin paralyzes the defending Pokemon.  Pikachu's second move is called Quick Attack, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 20 damage, plus 10 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Pikachu is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Raichu, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So, on its own this card would be an okay card to use, but I wouldn't put more than two of these in a deck.  You could start the game with this card in the active Pokemon spot, use Nuzzle the first turn and then Quick Attack after that.  Pikachu is pretty quick so it should give you plenty of time to set up your benched Pokemon and this card will fit great into any type deck because it only requires colorless energy cards to attack.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average basic Pokemon card from the X and Y set.  This card can definitely be used in a deck on its own because it has two moves and requires colorless energy cards to use, but this card isn't much more than average so there are definitely better basic Pokemon out there.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Pikachu from the X and Y set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Pikachu's stage 1 evolution in Raichu, which is also from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

Free Pokemon TCG Online Code Cards:
Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
How many total English sets has Pikachu been in?
Please comment with your answer and a link to your YouTube channel.  Only one entry per person per day.  


lindly goyao said...

48 english sets


ilija Rošić said...

41 english sets:)

Cabal said...
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Cabal said...

Pikachu has been in 29 English sets.



TheVesna7 said...

Pikachu has been in 48
English sets.


teng jinchung said...


teng jinchung

guido contartese said...

49 sets has pikachu and then we have 11 sets of cards that has pikachu in its name, like Lt. Surge's pikachu or surfing pikachu

Sufiyan Sarwar said...



Arman Lodhi said...

the anwser is 48


Akhtar hussain said...

48 it is.


Emre Ermiş said...




Adrian Brodziński said...

In 48 sets.


Rizaul Haque said...

Pikachu has been in 41 English sets.


Peters Peter said...

29 total english sets had at least 1 pikachu in it:

base set
base set 2
rising rivals (3 different)
legendray collection
neo genesis
expedition base set
ex sandstorm
ex team magma vs team aqua
ex firered & leafgreen
ex emerald
ex legend maker
ex holon phantoms (3 different)
ex power keepers
mysterious treasures
majestic dawn
supreme victors
heartgold & soulsilver
black & white
next destinies
legendary treasures
boundaries crossed
gym heroes
gym challange

not counting the pop series, half decks and promo cards.


Lucas Pigeon said...


Lucas Pigeon


Jacob Lin said...



Tony Xue said...

29 sets!


Aren A. said...


Terry Bogard said...

48 it is...........


abrar sarwar said...


PrimetimePokemon said...

I counted 32 English sets myself, so here is a free code card for someone:

guido contartese said...

thanks for the code, i have redeemed it :)

Rizaul Haque said...

What was it for?