Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Grovyle from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card set. Grovyle is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Grovyle does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Pound, for one grass energy card this move does 20 damage. Grovyle's second move is called Agility, and for three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, this move does 40 damage, plus if you get a heads when flipping a coin, all effects on an attack from your opponent during their next turn are prevented.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Grovyle is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Treecko into play (I reviewed Treecko from this set yesterday) and then evolve Treecko into Grovyle. Grovyle does have a stage 2 evolution in Sceptile that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed those cards yet, there are two of them, the strategy below will act like Grovyle is the final evolution in this line. So if you read yesterday's review of Treecko, you'll know that I thought that card was an average Basic Pokemon card, it had an average HP, and one quick move that could do above average damage. The card wast just limited in what it could do since it only had the one move. So knowing this about Treecko and looking at this Grovyle card, if you are using Treecko in a deck, it may make some sense to include one Grovyle card in your deck as well since it does the same amount of damage for the same amount of energy cards but has more HP. But more than likely you'll either just want to use Treecko in your deck, or use the entire Pokemon family. I say this because even though Grovyle can do more damage than Treecko, I am not a huge fan of Agility since it does well below average damage and even if you do get a heads once in awhile when using the move, if you're facing a strong Pokemon, one move attacking Grovyle should knock it out since it has such a low HP. So if you're building a grass type deck, this card is worth a look, but I would recommend against using this card in a deck without using Sceptile.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is a below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set. Even though I am giving this card a below average rating, there are still some positives on this card, like it has two moves, the first doing a fair amount of damage for only one energy card, and the second possibly preventing all damage from your opponent's attack, and it also has a low retreat cost, however this card has too low of an HP for me to like very much, and Agility isn't that great of move in my opinion. So after reviewing both Treecko and Grovyle from this set, I would give both a combined rating of 2 out of 5.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Grovyle from the Primal Clash set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Grovyle's stage 2 evolution in Sceptile which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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