Saturday, March 14, 2015

Torchic 25/160 -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Torchic Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Torchic from the Primal Clash set.  This is the first of two consecutive reviews I'll be doing of Torchic.  Torchic is a basic, fire type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Torchic does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Ember, this move requires one fire energy card to use and does 20 damage, however if you get a tails when you flip a coin, you must discard a fire type energy card attached to Torchic.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Torchic is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Combusken and a stage 2 evolution in Blaziken, which I'll be reviewing the next few days, you'll more than likely want to use those cards with this Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed those cards yet, and I haven't even reviewed the second Torchic card from this set, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolutions or knowing which Torchic card is better.  So on its own, I would not recommend using this card in a deck.  The main reason being is that you're going to have to continuously attach energy cards to this card just to be able to attack if you get tails when flipping a coin.  As a starter type Pokemon, I would much rather have a card that can do 10 damage a turn for only one energy card and be able to use that move every single turn without having to add more energy to the card.  So unless you're desperate to use this card in your deck, I would not recommend using it.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  Even though I wouldn't recommend using this card in a deck, it really isn't that bad, it has an average HP, low retreat cost, and the one move it does have, does do above average damage as long as you can flip a heads every turn.  But like I said, because this card cannot consistently attack without having to add energy to it, I would look elsewhere for a Basic Pokemon card to use.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Torchic from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of the second Torchic card, which is also 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 Basic Pokemon have two cards in this set?
Please comment with your answer and a link to your YouTube channel.  Only one entry per person per day.  Approximately 24 hours after this review has been posted, I will use a random number generator to select a commenter who has commented with the correct answer. 


Kai Tung Ng said...


Kai Tung Ng

brezaboy said...

Only 6 if not counting EX cards if you are counting all EX and full art EX cards then 14


Sherief Adel said...

8 Cards

Sherief Adel

Cabal said...

There are 12 Basic Pokemon which have two cards in this set namely, Trevenant, Torchic, Camerupt, Wailord, Spheal, Electrike, Tentacool, Sharpedo, Aggron, Gardevoir, Bidoof and Bunnelby.


Amy Jepsen said...



Niruth Kashyap said...

14 Basic Pokemon have two cards each in this set.

YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap


MineOSaurus Rex said...

Mineosaurus rex

Priyansh Gupta said...
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Priyansh Gupta said...



riyad I said...

riyad I

Iggy-14 said...

10 including FA's


Andrew Truong said...

andrew truong
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Matthew Tom said...



John Disuza said...
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Peetmagee said...

12 cards.

name: Peetmagee

nerf boss said...


my channel

Chasista said...

OMG, nobody said the same. LOL.

There are 14 basic pokémon with 2 different cards in the Primal Clash English set.


Andrew Han 6D said...

I believe it's 14.


John Disuza said...

total 14 basic pokemon cards

john disuza

koBASA said...

Logan Evans said...

14 logan-ninja

Franz Macalintal said...


YT Name : Franz Macalintal

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PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Niruth Kashyap for winning!