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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