Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Sceptile 8/160 - Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Sceptile 8/160 Primal Clash
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Sceptile from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two consecutive Sceptile cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Sceptile is a stage 2, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Sceptile's Ability is called Nurture and Heal and says that once per turn you may attach a grass energy card from your hand to one of your benched Pokemon, if you do this, heal 30 damage from that Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, Sceptile just has one move called Jungle Edge, this move requires three energy cards to use, two colorless and one grass, and does 70 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Sceptile is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Treecko into play and then evolve it into Grovyle before you can evolve Grovyle into Sceptile, 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 I thought Treecko was an average Basic Pokemon card with an average HP, low retreat cost, and a pretty good move, but it was just limited in what it could do, then when I reviewed Grovyle, I wasn't that impressed with it, the card did have two moves, but neither move was that great.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line, and also knowing that there is another Sceptile card in this set.  So looking at this Sceptile card specifically, I would highly recommend using it in a grass type deck.  I would include a minimal amount of the first two Pokemon in this line, and include 2 maximum of this Sceptile card.  The main reason I would recommend using this Sceptile card is for its Ability, you could keep this card on the bench and not only be able to attach two energy cards per turn using its Ability, but any time you use it to attach a grass type energy card to your Pokemon it heals 30 damage.  So if I were building a deck with this card in it, I would make sure and have a lot of Pokemon that can retreat for free or use several Switch trainer cards.  With this Sceptile card in your deck, you could also use Pokemon that attack not only the opponent's Pokemon but yours as well.  Like I said, I would keep this card in the bench for most of the game, but if you do want to attack with this card, put three energy cards on it, and use Jungle Edge every turn, it does above average damage.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set and a card that should really be included in every grass type deck out there, not only to do some major damage each turn, but to set up your Pokemon faster and to heal them when they get damaged.  So you can't go wrong by using this card in your deck, however when taking a look at this entire line, I can only give it a 4 out of 5 rating since I gave Treecko a 3 and Grovyle a 2 rating.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Sceptile from the Primal Clash set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of the second Sceptile, 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 --
True or False?  Sceptile is the only Stage 2 Pokemon in the Primal Clash set to have two cards.
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.


Chasista said...

False. There are more Stage 2 Pokémon with two cards on Primal Clash set.


brezaboy said...



Niruth Kashyap said...

False. Ludicolo, Rhyperior, Kingdra, Nidoqueen and Swampert, which are Stage 2 pokemon in this set, also have 2 cards each.

YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap


Franz Macalintal said...


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Captain Quirkee said...

False, because I have two different Kingras on Pokémon TCGO.

YouTube: Captain Quirkee

Gabriel Mello said...



Iggy-14 said...

False! There are many more Pokemon inluding Kingdra, etc...


Kai Tung Ng said...

False! There are plenty more such cards.

Kai Tung Ng

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John Disuza said...


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PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Kai Tung Ng for winning!

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