Thursday, February 26, 2015

Sceptile 9/160 -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Sceptile 9/160 Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Sceptile from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second consecutive Sceptile card I have reviewed from this set.  This Sceptile is a stage 2, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  This is the first card I have reviewed from this set to have an Ancient Trait on it, this one is a Barrier and says that whenever your opponent uses a Trainer card, all effects of an attack on Sceptile are prevented.  Besides the Ancient Trait, Sceptile has two moves.  The first move that it has is called Leaf Blade, this move requires one grass energy card and does 30 damage plus 30 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin.  Sceptile's second move is called Power Poison, this move requires three energy cards, two grass and one colorless, and does 120 damage, plus it poisons the defending Pokemon, however you do have to discard one energy card attached to this Pokemon when using this move.

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.  The Sceptile card that I reviewed yesterday was very good and I gave it a great rating, its Ability was awesome allowing you to attach a grass energy card to one of your Pokemon each turn and healing that Pokemon you attached it to, plus it could do above average damage for only three energy cards.  So knowing this about those three cards and looking at this Sceptile card, I like this Sceptile card better than yesterday's, but I would recommend combining both and building a deck around these two cards.  I would set up both Sceptile cards on the bench and then move this Sceptile card into the active Pokemon spot first.  Then I would use Power Poison every turn the defending Pokemon wouldn't be knocked out by 30 damage.  Since Power Poison discards an energy card each turn, I would then use the other Sceptile's Ability to move a grass energy card from my hand onto the active Sceptile.  Besides Power Poison, Leaf Blade is a pretty dominate move if you get a heads when you flip a coin, so it may be worth attaching Trick Coin to this card.  Plus I haven't even talked about the Barrier it has, meaning if your opponent uses a lot of Trainer cards in their deck, and you have this Sceptile card in the active Pokemon spot, they won't be able to attack for many turns.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a very powerful, Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  I sure hope all Ancient Trait cards are like this Sceptile card, because this one is very dominant.  It has a great HP, lower retreat cost, and two awesome moves, both doing above average damage.  So if you're thinking about building a grass type deck, I would highly recommend using this Pokemon family from the Primal Clash set, I would use a 4-2-2 line of this family with 1 each of the Sceptile cards I've reviewed the past two days.  Overall, I would give this entire line a 4 out of 5 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 Lotad, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
How many total Ancient Trait cards are in the Primal Clash set?
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...

There are a total of 22 Ancient Trait cards (counting Full Arts) in the Primal Clash set.


xHatashi said...

22 Ancient Trait cards.



Franz Macalintal said...

A total of 22 Ancient Trait cards

YT Name : Franz Macalintal

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Niruth Kashyap said...

22 ancient trait cards

YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap


brezaboy said...

22 total Ancient Trait cards


Kai Tung Ng said...

There are 17 Ancient Trait cards.

Kai Tung Ng

Iggy-14 said...

There are a total of 18 Ancient Trait Pokemon Cards!


Jannes efegw said...

There are 22 ancient trait cards.


Gabriel Mello said...

22 Ancient trait cards.


John Disuza said...

there are 22 ancient trait cards

john disuza

giwrgos S3 said...

There are a total of 22 Ancient Trait cards (counting Full Arts) in the Primal Clash set.

giwrgos S3

Cabal said...

20 if exclude full art cards or 22 if include full art cards


Captain Quirkee said...

22 Ancient Trait cards in Primal Clash.

YouTube: Captain Quirkee

masajus said...

22 total Ancient Trait cards


Carlos H. said...

There are 22 pokemons with ancient traits.

Username: Carlos M.


Jorge Aguirre said...
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Jorge Aguirre said...

There are a total of 22 ancient trait adds in the primal clash set.

Youtube- Jorge Aguirre

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Franz Macalintal for winning!

Franz Macalintal said...
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Bobby266 said...

I believe you've miss interpreted the barrier ability. It stops trainer card affects, not attack damage from the opponent. Things like escape rope.