Monday, March 16, 2015

Combusken -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Combusken Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Combusken from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card set.  Combusken is a stage 1, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Combusken does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Quick Attack, for one fire energy card this move does 20 damage plus 20 more damage if you get a heads when flipping a coin.  Combusken's second move is called Spiral Kick, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of fire and colorless, and does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Combusken is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get one of the two Torchic cards from this set into play (I reviewed both of those cards the past two days) and then evolve Torchic into Combusken.  Combusken does have a stage 2 evolution in Blaziken that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed that card yet, the strategy below will act like Combusken is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read my reviews of the Torchic cards from this set, you'll know that I wasn't the greatest of fans of either card from this set, the first card that I reviewed, numbered 25/160 was definitely the one I recommended since it could do damage every turn, and it had a decent HP.  So knowing this about the Torchic cards from this set and looking at Combusken, I would definitely consider using a 1-1 line of Torchic and Combusken in a deck, trying to get Combusken into the active Pokemon spot as quickly as possible and then trying to use either of Combusken's moves early in the game, thus being able to knock out most Basic Pokemon in two moves.  Other than early in the game, this card won't be that great because of its low HP, so that is why if I were to use this line at all, I would only include 1 of each, but more than likely I wouldn't use it at all.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  Other than having a lower HP, this card is pretty solid, it has two moves, that are both quick and do a fair amount of damage, plus it has a low retreat cost.  But because Torchic isn't that great and Combusken has a lower HP, I wouldn't necessarily recommend using this card in a deck even though I gave it an average rating, because combined with the Torchic cards from this set, I can only give them a 2 out of 5 rating.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Combusken from the Primal Clash set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Combusken's stage 2 evolution in Blaziken, 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 --
What is the highest rarity of any Combusken card in the English TCG?
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.


Daniel Aqworlds said...

In EX Crystal Guardians there were a Combusken with rarity Rare (Star)

Youtube Username: Daniel Aqworlds

Sherief Adel said...

Rare , and that was in the Ex Crystal Guardians (16/100)

Sherief Adel

Andrew Han 6D said...

A rare sir


Cabal said...

Rare from EX Crystal Guardians


John Disuza said...


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themrcoolguy18 said...

Combusken in the set EX Crystal Guardians (16/100) has the highest rarity of Combuskens at "Rare". Also it is the only Combusken card to be a Fighting-Type rather than a Fire-Type.

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Kai Tung Ng said...

The highest rarity of any Combusken card in the English TCG is Rare, and is Combusken 16/100 from EX Crystal Guardians.

Kai Tung Ng

Niruth Kashyap said...

Rare card in the EX Crystal Guardians set.

YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap


brezaboy said...

The highest rarity of any Combusken card in the English TCG is rare


Abdur Rehman Malik said...

It is Rare

riyad I said...

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Priyansh Gupta said...

Highest rarity yet is Rare.

Priyansh Gupta

Serge B. said...

Highest rarity is Rare

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Daniel Chen said...

Rare,in the EX Crystal Guardians set(16/100)
Daniel Chen

Yuki Yuuki said...

Rare in EX Crystal Guardians

Yuki Yuuki

Iggy-14 said...

A Rare in EX Crystal Guardians!


Chasista said...

The highest rarity of any Combusken card in the English TCG is Rare.


Jack Cartwright said...

The highest rarity Combusken card is a rare


Andrew Truong said...

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If I win

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PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Sherief Adel for winning!

Sherief Adel said...