Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Barbaracle from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set. Barbaracle is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110. It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Barbaracle does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Rock Rush, for two fighting energy cards this move does 30 damage times the number of fighting energy cards you'd like to discard from your hand. Barbaracle's second move is called Boulder Crush, this move requires three fighting type energy cards and does 80 damage.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Barbaracle is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Binacle into play (I reviewed Binacle from this set yesterday) and then evolve Binacle into Barbaracle. If you read yesterday's review of Binacle you'll know that I thought that card was a below average Basic Pokemon card and shouldn't be used in a deck on its own because it only had one move that could do up to 60 damage per turn but also may end up doing no damage at all every turn. Because Binacle is not that good, if you choose to use Barbaracle in your deck, I would use only a 1-1 line and evolve Binacle into Barbaracle on the bench, you can then have time to put three fighting energy cards on Barbaracle and when Barbaracle is in the active Pokemon spot you can use Boulder Crush every turn and do 80 damage. If you'd like to spend a lot of time building your deck, you could try and figure out a way to get a ton of energy cards from your discard pile into your hand every turn, that way, you could just keep doing this same thing over and over again and when you have Barbaracle in the active Pokemon spot you could use Rock Rush and do at least 90 to 120 damage a turn.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is an average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Flashfire set. This card is definitely powerful with both moves having the potential to do over 80 damage, but this card is a bit slower, only requires fighting type energy cards, and evolves from a Pokemon that isn't that great. So if you're building a fighting type deck, this line would be an okay one to use but there are definitely better ones out there, even though I gave Binacle a 2 rating individually, paired with Barbaracle I would give these two cards a 3 out of 5 rating.
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