Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Blaziken -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Blaziken Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Blaziken from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Blaziken is a stage 2, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Blaziken does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Spreading Flames, this move requires one fire energy card to use and it allows you to attach three fire energy cards from your discard pile to your Pokemon in any way that you like.  Blaziken's second move is called Heat Blow, for two energy cards, one each of fire and colorless, this move does 100 damage, however you must discard an energy card attached to Blaziken after using it.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Blaziken is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Torchic into play and then evolve it into Combusken before you can evolve Combusken into Blaziken, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed all three cards, since there are two Torchic cards, the past few days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that neither Torchic card was that great but I definitely preferred the first one over the second one, and Combusken I thought was just average, having two good moves, but a low HP.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this family and looking at Blaziken, this card fits very well with Combusken, since both cards are fast to attack and can do a fair amount of damage.  Since this card is quick on the attack, I would try and evolve Torchic all the way up Blaziken very early in the game, get two energy cards on it, then use Heat Blow every turn, more than likely being able to one hit knock out most Basic Pokemon with that move.  However, this card will also help you later in games since it can retrieve discarded energy, you can then either power up Blaziken very quickly or your benched Pokemon or a combination of the two.  So I would highly recommend putting a 1-1-1 line of this Pokemon family into a fire type deck, especially if you're looking for some quick power.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a slightly above average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  I really don't have any complaints about this card, it has a solid HP, low retreat cost, and two moves that work well together, one that does major damage but discards an energy, and the other a move that retrieves discarded energy.  So overall, I would give this entire line a 3 out of 5 rating, Torchic is definitely the down Pokemon in this line, but with each evolution the line improves, so don't be afraid to use this family of Pokemon from Primal Clash in your deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Blaziken from the Primal Clash set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Camerupt EX, 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 --
What was the first English set to include Blaziken as an ultra  rare?
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.


Andrew Han 6D said...

I believe it's EX Magma vs Aqua

channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtxQWqx6VO0xPWNyNqVT91w?spfreload=10

Sherief Adel said...

EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua

Sherief Adel


Franz Macalintal said...

its EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua

YT Name : Franz Macalintal

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

Cabal said...

EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua



brezaboy said...

The first English set to include Blaziken as an ultra rare was EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua



Niruth Kashyap said...

The first English set to include Blaziken as an ultra rare card as the EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua set and the card was Blaziken ex.

YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap


Filip Blecher said...

its EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua

Filip Blecher


riyad I said...

Ex team magma vs team aqua
riyad I

Jack Cartwright said...

The first English Pokemon set to include an ultra-rare was EX team magma vs team aqua


Daniel Chen said...

It is EX Team Magma Vs Team Aqua followed by EX Crystal Guardians
Daniel Chen

Iggy-14 said...

EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua!



Kai Tung Ng said...

Blaziken has never featured as an Ultra Rare, which in the English TCG refers to a Full Art card. But, it featured as Blaziken ex in EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua. That was its first 'extraordinary' debut.

Kai Tung Ng


John Disuza said...

EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua

john disuza


Chasista said...

EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua

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

Priyansh Gupta said...

Blaziken ex was featured as ultra rare in ex team magma va team aqua.

Priyansh Gupta


PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Filip Blecher for winning!