Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Swampert 36/160 -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Swampert Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Swampert from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of two consecutive Swampert cards I've reviewed from this set.  Swampert is a stage 2, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Swampert does have both an Ancient Trait, called Growth, and an Ability called Diving Search.  Growth says that whenever you attach an energy card from your hand to Swampert, you may attach another energy card as well.  Diving Search says that once per turn you may search your deck for any card that you'd like and place that card on the top of the deck.  Besides the Ability and Ancient Trait, Swampert does have one move called Hydro Pump, this move requires three colorless energy cards to use and does 40 damage plus 30 more damage for each water energy card attached to Swampert.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Swampert is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Mudkip into play and then evolve it into Marshtomp before you can evolve Marshtomp into Swampert, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last few days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought Mudkip was an above average Basic Pokemon card that would work well on its own, but Marshtomp was better than an average Stage 1 card.  So knowing this about those two Pokemon, and knowing that I am a big fan of the first Swampert card from this set, I am an even bigger fan of this card.  It overall can do the same amount of damage, if you attach three water energy cards to Swampert, but it can do that damage for one energy card less and if you use Swampert's Ability to get energy cards on it, this card is that much faster.  So what I would recommend is building a water type deck around this Pokemon line and using both Swampert cards in it.  Using a 4-3-3 line of this Pokemon family, and including the other Swampert card from this set to do damage to your opponent's benched Pokemon, and just to have a little higher HP when attacking.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  This card is, like yesterday's Swampert card is very powerful being able to do at least 120 damage a turn, if the card has all water energy attached to it.  Besides a powerful attack, this card also has an Ancient Trait and Ability which are both very useful.  So again, you can't go wrong with using either Swampert card from this set in your deck, and I would recommend using both.  So overall, I would give the line of Mudkip, Marshtomp, and Swampert from the Primal Clash set a 5 out of 5 rating, it is definitely a line to build a deck around.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Swampert from the Primal Clash set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Ludicolo, 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 --
How many water type Pokemon from this set have an Ancient Trait on them?
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.


brezaboy said...

4 regular water type Pokemon from this set have an Ancient Trait on them, and Primal Kyogre-EX so answer is 5


Niruth Kashyap said...

5 water type Pokemon from this set have an Ancient Trait on them (Swampert, Ludicolo, Whiscash, Gorebyss and Primal Kyogre)

YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap


Sherief Adel said...


(Swampert, Ludicolo, Whiscash, Gorebyss and Primal Kyogre-EX )

Sherief Adel

Cabal said...

There are 5 Water type Pokemon from Primal Clash set that have an Ancient Trait on them.


Simon Munn said...
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Simon Munn said...

5 All together And i know all of them Ludicolo Whiscash Gorebyss Swampert and Primal Kyogre


Kai Tung Ng said...

There are 4 Water-Type Pokemon from the Primal Clash expansion with an Ancient Trait on them. Primal Kyogre doesn't count, as it is a Primal Reversion.

Kai Tung Ng

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Daffodil Liu said...

There are actually 5 Ancient Trait water type Pokemon in Primal Clash (Primal Kyogre counts, it has ancient growth)


Iggy-14 said...

5 of course


Logan Evans said...

5, I have all water traits ^_^ Logan-ninja
Ps: if I win, a double crisis code would be fun :3

Daniel Chen said...

There are 5 water type pokemon with ancient traits on them.They Include:
Primal Kyogre EX
Daniel Chen

Chasista said...

Five water type Pokemon from the English Primal Clash set have Ancient Trait on them.


Chris smith said...

There are five who do.


Quintin Lafevers said...


Andrew Han 6D said...



PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Chris smith for winning!