Thursday, March 26, 2015

Ludicolo 37/160 -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Ludicolo Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Ludicolo from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second Ludicolo card that I've reviewed from this set, the first Ludicolo card was a grass type card.  Ludicolo is a stage 2, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Ludicolo does not have an Ability but it does have an Ancient Trait called Recovery which says that any time Ludicolo is healed, double the amount it is healed.  Besides the Ancient Trait, Ludicolo has two moves, the first move called Astonish, this move requires one colorless energy card to use and does 30 damage, plus you get to choose a random card from your opponent's hand and have them shuffle it back into their deck.  Ludicolo's second move is called Splash Dance, this move requires three energy cards to use, two colorless and one water, and does 60 damage, however during Ludicolo's next turn, this same move does 120 damage instead of 60.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Ludicolo is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Lotad into play and then evolve it into Lombre before you can evolve Lombre into Ludicolo, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them in the past.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that both of those Pokemon are pretty average, I rated Lotad a bit below average but that was because it was limited in what it could do having only one move and the only move it had requiring two energy cards, Lombre I gave a 3 rating and it was very good except for its low HP, other than that it had two, quick, solid damage moves.  Like I mentioned above, I have also reviewed the first Ludicolo card in this set already and I am a big fan since it can do 80 damage a turn and heal 20 damage from each of your Pokemon.  So knowing this about those two Pokemon and the other Ludicolo card from this set, I would recommend using this entire family, including both Ludicolo cards in a dual type grass and water type deck.  You could try and get this Ludicolo card into the active Pokemon first, being able to do 180 damage in two turns with Splash Dance, then eventually retreating it for the other Ludicolo card, then being able to do 80 damage a turn with that one and healing 40 damage a turn from this Ludicolo card.  Both Lotad and Lombre aren't bad at all, so I would recommend using a 4-3-2 line of this family.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  This card in my opinion is just a little bit worse than the grass type Ludicolo card but it is definitely worth using in a deck since it has an Ancient Trait and two good moves.  Overall, if you are thinking about building a water and grass type deck, this should be one of the families you first think about using, altogether, I would give the entire line a 4 out of 5 rating.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Ludicolo from the Primal Clash set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Wailord 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 --
Are there any other Stage 2 Pokemon from the Primal Clash set that have 2 cards in this set, but different types, like Ludicolo?
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.


Niruth Kashyap said...

No, Ludicolo is the only stage 2 pokemon from the Primal Clash Set to have two cards of different types.

YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap


Sherief Adel said...


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Cabal said...

No, Ludicolo is the only Stage 2 Pokemon from the Primal Clash set that have 2 different type cards.


brezaboy said...

No, Ludicolo is only one Stage 2 Pokemon from the Primal Clash set with 2 different type cards


Gabriel Mello said...



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Logan Evans said...
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Logan Evans said...
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Logan Evans said...

Nope, logan-ninja

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Marcelo Alarcon said...

Nooo. Ludicolo is the only one in Primal Clash set. :)


Iggy-14 said...



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Daniel Chen said...

No ludicolo is the ony one with different types
Daniel Chen

Sebastian Paxton said...

no, ludicolo is the only one

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Iggy-14 for winning!