Friday, March 20, 2015

Seadra -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Seadra Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Seadra from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card set.  Seadra is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Seadra does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Knockout Needle, for one water energy card this move does 10 damage plus 40 more damage if you get two heads when you flip two coins.  Seadra's second move is called Water Gun, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of colorless and water and does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Seadra is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Horsea into play (I reviewed Horsea from this set yesterday) and then evolve Horsea into Seadra.  Seadra does have a stage 2 evolution in Kingdra that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed that card yet, which is a dragon type card, the strategy below will act like Seadra is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review of Horsea, you'll know that I thought it was a very poor Basic Pokemon card since the only move it had could not do any damage at all, and the only thing it could do, paralysis, was still based on a coin flip.  So knowing how poor Horsea from this set is, and looking at this Seadra card, I wouldn't not recommend using this Pokemon line in a deck, at least the two of them without using Kingdra.  In my opinion, the moves on Seadra are more commonly seen on Basic Pokemon and since this is a Stage 1 card with a very poor Basic evolution, I cannot recommend using this line in a deck.  If you choose to use just Horsea and Seadra in a deck, don't use more than a 1-1 line and try and get Horsea evolved into Seadra immediately and use Water Gun every turn.  This card can still attack pretty quickly, which is good, and maybe if you're feeling lucky, you'll be able to do 50 damage a turn with Seadra.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  Besides having two moves that can attack quickly and a low retreat cost, this card isn't that great, with a low HP, and two weaker moves, coupled with a very poor Horsea card, this line just shouldn't be used in a deck.  Together with Horsea from this set, I can't give this family a combined rating of anything higher than a 1 out of 5, stay away.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Seadra from the Primal Clash set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Staryu, 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 --
In how many English sets has Seadra been a rare card?
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.


Ender Hunter said...

One time in EX Dragon Frontiers


Name: Ender Hunter

Cabal said...

Seadra had been a Rare card in only 1 English set as a Fighting type Seadra ╬┤ in EX Dragon Frontiers.


David Teather said...

2 times

Chasista said...

Seadra has been Rare once as Seadra ╬┤, and Rare Holo once as Misty's Seadra; so has been Rare in two TCG English sets.


Andrew Han 6D said...

2 times


Sherief Adel said...


Sherief Adel

brezaboy said...

Seadra has been a rare card in EX Dragon Frontiers and rare holo in Gym Heroes


Niruth Kashyap said...

Seadra has been a rare card twice - once as Seadra delta species in the EX Dragon Frontier set and another time as Misty's Seadra in the Gym Heroes set as a rare holo.

YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap


Fahim Faisal Anik said...

Seadra has been Rare in two TCG English sets :3

Fahim Faisal

Logan Evans said...

So many 1's ands 2's the answer is indeed 2 logan-ninja

riyad I said...

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Jack Cartwright said...

It has been rare in two English sets.


Daniel Chen said...

2 times. Once for Misty's Seadra in Gym Heros and a Fighting Delta Species Seadra in EX Dragon Frontiers.
Daniel Chen

crosswise98 said...


Kai Tung Ng said...

Seadra has been a Rare in EX Dragon Frontiers and a Rare Holo in Gym Heroes.

Kai Tung Ng

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Chasista for winning!