Saturday, March 7, 2015

Illumise -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Illumise Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Illumise from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Illumise is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 70, it has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Illumise does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Helping Hand, this move requires one grass energy card to use and it allows you to search your deck for an energy card and attach it to one of your benched Pokemon.  Illumise's second move is called Twirling Sign, this move requires one colorless type energy card and does 10 damage, plus it confuses the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Illumise is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  With that being said, I could definitely see myself using this card as a starter type card in my deck.  I would include 1 or 2 of these in that deck and try to use Illumise in the active Pokemon spot to start the game.  You could either confuse the defending Pokemon right away with Twirling Sign and hope the defending Pokemon does damage to itself after that, or you could use this card right away to set up your benched Pokemon, essentially being able to attach two energy cards a turn if you use Helping Hand over Twirling Sign.  This card definitely won't know the socks off your opponent, but it is a very solid card that will definitely help you early on in games.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average Basic Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  Like I said in the strategy section, this Pokemon really isn't that powerful, but both moves it has are very quick, and they complement each other very nicely, plus add in an above average HP and low retreat cost, and this card is definitely a card that should be considered for grass type decks.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Illumise from the Primal Clash set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Trevenant EX, 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 --
True or False?  Illumise has always been a common in English sets.
Please respond by including the correct answer and a link to your YouTube channel.


Ender Hunter said...

True Illumise has been common in English sets


Name: Ender Hunter

Chasista said...

Illumise has been uncommon more times than common. 4 times uncommon and 3 times common for a total of 7 cards on the English sets.


Sherief Adel said...

illumise appeared as common and uncommon in the English sets

Sherief Adel

John Disuza said...

false also appeared as uncommon

john disuza

Cabal said...



brezaboy said...

False Illumise has also been uncommon in few sets


Damian Schembri said...

True Illumise has always been common in English sets


Andrew Han 6D said...
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xHatashi said...




Franz Macalintal said...


YT Name : Franz Macalintal

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Carlos H. said...

It´s False. Illumise has common and uncommon rarity in english sets.

Username: Carlos M.


Kai Tung Ng said...


Kai Tung Ng

Niruth Kashyap said...


YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap


Roblox Gamer 2.0 said...

Its false...
illumise appeared as common and uncommon in the English sets. c:

Roblox Gamer 2.0

Iggy-14 said...



Yuki Yuuki said...


Youtube Name-Yuki Yuuki

StedStriker said...
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StedStriker said...

False, YT -

Filip Blecher said...


Filip Blecher

Daniel Zapien said...

True its always been a common

Andrew Truong said...

Has been an uncommon
Andrew truong
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Matthew Tom said...

False, it has also been an uncommon card.

Poke Man said...


Poke Man

Arnav Sharan said...

False it has been uncommon too.

Arnav Sharan

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Andrew Han 6D said...

False, has been uncommon before

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Gabriel Mello said...



PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Chasista for winning!

Chasista said...

So happy. Thank you very much for the code.