Monday, March 31, 2014

Trevenant -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Trevenant Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Trevenant from the Pokemon XY Card Set.  Trevenant is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110.  It has a x2 weakness to darkness type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy retreat cost.  Trevenant's Ability is called Forest's Curse, and it says that if Trevenant is your active Pokemon, your opponent can't play any Item cards.  Besides the Ability, Trevenant just has one move called Tree Slam, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one psychic, and does 60 damage plus it does 20 damage to 2 of your opponent's benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Trevenant is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Phantump into play (I reviewed Phantump from this set yesterday) and then evolve Phantump into Trevenant.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Phantump was an absolute miserable basic Pokemon card that should not be used in any deck.  Because this Phantump card is so bad, this Trevenant card really has to be good in order for me to want to use it in a deck.  And I think that this card really is that good and I would definitely recommend using this card in any spread damage type deck you're building.  Of course you'll want to evolve to Trevenant on the bench and put it into the active Pokemon spot as soon as you get three energy cards on it.  That way you can utilize its Ability and do 100 total damage every turn.  Because this card does have a high retreat cost and is slow, I would only include a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family in a deck.

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 both Trevenant's Ability and only move, but there are definitely some limitations on this card which made me give it a 4 instead of a 5.  The first thing is the high retreat cost, so you'll have to give up all the energy cards on Trevenant if you want to retreat it and the second thing is Trevenant's Ability can only be used when it's in the active Pokemon spot.  So overall, this card is great, but the combination of Phantump and Trevenant only get a 3 out of 5 rating from me, together they just aren't that great, both have high retreat costs and take awhile to attack.  Individually, Phantump was a 1 and Trevenant was a 4.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Trevenant from the X and Y set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Pumpkaboo, 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 object in nature is Trevenant similar to?
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.

28 comments:

Sufiyan Sarwar said...
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Sufiyan Sarwar said...

old tree..

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

Hadrian Solco said...
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Hadrian Solco said...

Trevenant is similar to a fir tree that lost a bunch of leaves and was painted with red and black.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvbYBV98LMD59PQe9E13J3g

Akhtar hussain said...

Trevenant is similar to a forest tree

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

Jordan Shondel said...

A dark oak tree

www.youtube.com/user/lpsweg

Akhtar hussain said...
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Arman Lodhi said...

it is similar to an Oak tree.

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

ilija Rošić said...

Trevenant is probably based on a kodama
http://www.youtube.com/user/1l1dijan

Cabal said...

Trevenant is similar to a sambucus tree.


cabalw

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

guido contartese said...

Is similar to an old tree

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

Superqami CP said...

Its based on a old Tree.
youtube.com/TheSuperqami

mecha gravity said...

iy is based on a spirit(kodama) that inhabits old aged trees
mecha gravity http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnLd6qGYN2vb_mZiBStxdJQ

Lethal Injection said...

It is based on an old tree.

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEwQuG43aDfUDC9p01nEl6A

Yan Raphael said...

an old tree

Yan Raphael

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHbkXTtYjhuFx2xEhIP9L4Q

Yosef AnderZ el Vintagebeef said...

Answer: Trevenant is similar to a old tree https://www.youtube.com/user/batman55097

clover jeff said...

A kodama or dryad

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1vZ3p-lcHPrHqDYQ-cmPrg

Tomy Lim said...

emmm an elder tree?

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

Eric Livingston said...

Trevenant is similar to a kodama; a tree inhabited by a spirit.

https://www.youtube.com/user/OldMac89

Jacob Lin said...


Trevenant is similar to an old tree in the forest that is haunted

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

Tony Xue said...

Trevenant is similar to a tree, with bushes around its hands and on its head.

mangomonkay
www.youtube.com/user/mangomonkay

andrew wright wright said...
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rockota wright said...
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rockota wright said...

Trevenant is similar to a tree that you may find in a forest.

rockota1
https://www.youtube.com/user/Rockota15

BlackStar288 said...

He is similar to a tree?
YT: BlackStar288
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg4jKsD-uVaxx1zCiyXH9Sg

teng jinchung said...

treant

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

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to rockota wright for winning!

devon davis said...

tree zombie

YT:devoncdavis12@gmail.com


https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZo4PRu1iRVZFwH81IPiEfA