Friday, February 20, 2015

Beedrill -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Beedrill Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Beedrill from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Beedrill is a stage 2, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 120.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a free retreat cost.  Beedrill does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Allergic Shock, this move requires one grass energy card and says that during your next turn, if you do damage to the defending Pokemon, that Pokemon is knocked out.  Beedrill's second move is called Twineedle, this move requires two grass energy cards to use and does 50 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip two coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Beedrill is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Weedle into play and then evolve it into Kakuna before you can evolve Kakuna into Beedrill, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last couple of days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that neither Pokemon is that great in this set, I actually gave Weedle only a 1 rating because it had a low HP, and a really poor move, and gave Kakuna a 2 rating, because like Weedle it had a low HP, but Kakuna did have one decent move, but had a terribly high retreat cost.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this family and looking at this Beedrill card, if you want to use this Pokemon family in a deck, only use a 1-1-1 line of these three Pokemon.  Set up the entire line on the bench and when you get Beedrill set up, it only needs two energy cards, I would highly recommend moving this card in and out of the active Pokemon spot, using Allergic Shock every time you move Beedrill into the active Pokemon spot.  Basically any time you can't knock out the defending Pokemon in two turns or less with your current active Pokemon, switch out your active Pokemon, hopefully for free or only one energy card, move Beedrill to the active Pokemon spot, use Allergic Shock, wait for your opponent to attack, then during your next turn, retreat Beedrill for free, and put a Pokemon in the active Pokemon spot that for sure does damage, no matter how much damage that Pokemon does, it will knock out the defending Pokemon.  So I would recommend building a deck with many Pokemon in it that have free retreat costs.  You could always try and do 100 damage with Beedrill's second move, but if you can retreat Beedrill for free, I wouldn't risk using a coin flip based move and end up doing zero damage.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  The only thing that isn't that great about this card is that it has a low HP, but since it does have a free retreat cost, hopefully this isn't too much of an issue.  Other than that, I really like Beedrill's Allergic Shock move, and think it can be a game changer when battling, and if you use a Trick Coin tool on Beedrill when using Twineedle, you can also do some major damage with this card.  However, I can only give this entire line a 2 out of 5 rating, combined this entire line just isn't that great and you're going to have to consider that when deciding whether to use Beedrill in your deck or not.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Beedrill from the Primal Clash set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Tangela, 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 --
The first Beedrill card ever in the Pokemon TCG was a rare holo card?
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.

23 comments:

Chasista said...

Hi

No it wasn't. The first Beedrill card ever in the Pokemon TCG was just Rare.


Chasista

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

Kevin Peters said...

No it wasn't.

Kevin Peters

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD8xNJy7RRYqlmzkJ9FzS4Q

Cabal said...

No, the first Beedrill card ever in the Pokemon TCG was a Rare from Expansion Pack released in Japan.

cabalw

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnLY5kCyPH6tBOPfSjiVgsg

Franz Macalintal said...

Answer: No, its only a Rare card not holo

YT Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4TyDh-KHVJP5qogJYSAYIg

YT Name : Franz Macalintal

QwertyUriel said...

No, it wasn't holo, it was just a rare

QwertyUriel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdoSvKoxwspOGRfMq5nCxlA

xHatashi said...

No, wasn´t holo.

xHatashi

Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTrgbNyav--p6rB5-4l0aKw

Niruth Kashyap said...

No, it was not a rare holo but it was just a rare card.

YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap

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

brezaboy said...

No it was only rare

brezaboy

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH9PLftx6uOhaO-ifNtPbmA

remie jean said...

No it wasn' t a rare holo card, it was just a rare card.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpipJLIwcGn4FP9qv56NtgA

Remie jean

ninjice said...

No it wasnt'a holo, just a regular rare from Base set.

Ninjice

YT channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqI4G-dGQI3IejkY3tEK9mQ

Serge B. said...

No. Was rare but non holo.

don't have YT account. My mail is on profile.

Rio Dwi Putra said...

No the first one isn't holo.

Rio Dwi Putra

YT CH:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2ImaN-p4iaWiIojYIQqIWw

masajus said...

No, wasn´t holo

Masajus

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCru0OtZTY_GR0RuftDJ05Nw

Gabriel Mello said...

No, it wasn't.

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

EXOticFlame 317 said...

No, it was only a rare card, not a holo.

EXOticFlame 317

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMS8yZqqC5f1ZgQE-rr0bkQ

giwrgos S3 said...

No, it was only a rare card, not a holo.

giwrgos S3

No, it was only a rare card, not a holo.

Ilian Hristov said...

No it wasn' t a rare holo card, it was just a rare card.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDSVIi1pnwRt0JyetsjSM4g

Kevin Willis said...

No just a regular rare

Hotrod

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCmNgq6SxZ0Jbyv0Erdn6qKQ

Jossyl Zamora said...

hi PTP!

Beedrill is only rare, just reverse holo, like i see in your last video

hoi daar said...

No, the first wasn't holo

hoidaarable

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

John Disuza said...

no

john disuza

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx7gIICye4dHxN4vUxhS2GQ

Carlos H. said...

No, it is false.

Username: Carlos M.

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0mwTfi0nne_33eE1FkISUg

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to John Disuza for winning!