Saturday, March 21, 2015

Staryu -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Staryu Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Staryu from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Staryu is a basic, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Staryu does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Lunge, this move requires one colorless energy card and does 20 damage, however if you flip a coin and get tails, the move does nothing.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Staryu is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Starmie, which I'll be reviewing in a few weeks since it is a psychic type Pokemon, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So, on its own, I would not recommend using this card in a deck, even though this card has everything at least average on it, with an above average move, with the only caveat being you have to flip a coin to see if you can attack or not, which makes this card unusable.  So unless you really like Staryu, are feeling lucky, or want to use a Trick Coin tool card with Staryu, do not use this card in a deck, because you don't want to put this card into the active Pokemon spot and not be able to do any damage to the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Starmie, this card is a well below average Basic Pokemon card mainly for the reason it doesn't have a move that can for sure do damage.  So like I said in the strategy section of this post, unless you're feeling pretty lucky or just want to have Staryu in your deck, do not use this card, and find other water type Pokemon to use.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Staryu from the Primal Clash set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Mudkip, 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 Staryu as an uncommon?
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.


Cabal said...

None. Staryu had been a Common card in all English set ever released.


Daniel Chen said...

None,Staryu is always a common since it was realeased first in Base Set
P.S. Are you reviewing both Kingdras later because they're dragon type?
Daniel Chen

Corey Lineberry said...

None, Staryu was and always will be only a common card.

xHatashi said...

Staryu was always a common card.



Sherief Adel said...

NONE , Staryu has always been common

Sherief Adel

brezaboy said...

None Staryu had only common cards


Matthy Gabler said...

None, staryu has been since 1999 a common card for any of the sets that had been released up to now

Matthy Gabler

Fahim Faisal Anik said...

None, Staryu has always been a common card :3

Iggy-14 said...

Staryu was always a common in every set.


Kai Tung Ng said...


Kai Tung Ng

Niruth Kashyap said...

None. Staryu has never been an uncommon card. It has always been a common card.

YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap


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

Staryu, forever common ;---; no sets have had a uncommon STARYU logan-ninja

Daffodil Liu said...

Staryu was always common, and good thing, because I wouldn't want to see Staryu taking up a spot on my uncommons in my packs :).

Daffodil Liu

Gabriel Mello said...



Chasista said...

Staryu has never been uncommon in any English (nor Japanese) set.


Jack Cartwright said...

There was never a set that it was uncommon in


Peetmagee said...



Jorge Aguirre said...

None. Staryu has always been a common card.

Jorge Aguirre

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Logan Evans for winning!

Logan Evans said...