Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Binacle -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Binacle Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Binacle from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Binacle is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Binacle does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Double Scratch.  This move requires two fighting energy cards to use, and does 30 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip 2 coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Binacle is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Barbaracle, 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 I would not recommend using this card in a deck.  I say this because even though Binacle has a high hp, and can do up to 60 damage a turn, since Double Scratch is based on luck, you may end up doing 0 damage every turn, then if you want to retreat Binacle from the active Pokemon spot, you'll have to add one more energy card to it before retreating it.  If you do decide to use Binacle in a deck, make sure to not use more than one, and the earlier you get this card into the active Pokemon spot the better.  Because if you are a bit lucky with this card, Double Scratch will be able to do quite a bit of damage against weaker Basic Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a below average Basic Pokemon card from the Flashfire set.  This card does have some positives on it like having an above average hp, and the chance at doing 60 damage a turn for only 2 energy cards.  But I would not use this card in a deck, that is why I'm giving a below average rating, the retreat cost is way too high, the move isn't that great in my opinion.  So if you're building a fighting type deck, I would look elsewhere for a Basic Pokemon card.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Binacle from the Flashfire set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Binacle's stage 1 evolution Barbaracle, which is 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 --
What does the body of Binacle resemble?
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.


Super Dodo said...

Binacle's body resembles a barnacle.
Funny question :P.

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Joost de simpson said...

An arm i think.
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Leandro Reynoso said...

Is supposed to be a barnacle but for me is more like a rock.

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Cabal said...

The body of Binacle resembles a hand.


ward said...

It is resembles a hand.

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Ivo K. said...

Binacle is based off of real life Barnacles, but its body resembles more of a hand.

Nagime said...

His body resembles a hand/arm

Morris Norelus said...

Binacle's body resembles a bergmite with bear paws.

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teng jinchung said...


teng jinchung

remiop1 said...

It resembles two hands, not just one.

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Klepto manicc said...

binacle is possible based on the goose barnacles so i would presume the body would be refered to as the stalk that is used to cling to the rocks.

klepto manicc

Matt Burge said...

A hand.


toot1231 said...



Lori B. said...

A sea Anemone

Johnny Tuzzoli said...

it resembles a hand


Damian Arias said...

barbaracle arms or a hand

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Kendall Hood said...

Binacle could resemble seaweed on a rock, but are shaped like hands.
Kendall Hood

Brittany Lynn said...

It resembles a hand.

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Damian Gonzalez said...

His body resembles a hand


Anonymous said...

a Hand...

Yan Raphael

raza1495 said...

A hand

Jacob Lin said...

It is resembles a hand.

2raymondle said...

it's body resembles a hand.


Jonny Bates said...

A spiritomb keystone with hands coming out.

TheMilkingChickens said...

It resembles an arm/hand mixed with a Barnacle. :D

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Sky Chua said...

Binacles's body resembles a rock

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PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Ivo K. for winning!