Sunday, March 15, 2015

Torchic 26/160 -- 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 second of two consecutive reviews I've done on Torchic.  This Torchic is a basic, fire type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Torchic card has an Ancient Trait called Barrage that says Torchic may attack twice a turn if the first move that Torchic uses knocks out the defending Pokemon.  So besides the Ancient Trait, Torchic does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Flare Bonus, this move requires one fire energy card to use and says to discard a fire energy card from your hand and draw 2 cards from your deck.  Torchic's second move is called Claw, this move requires one fire energy card and does 20 damage, however, if you get a tails when flipping a coin, this move does absolutely nothing.

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 two days, you'll more than likely want to use those cards with this Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed those cards yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolutions but I will compare the two Torchic cards at the end of this section.  So on its own, I would highly recommend not using this card in a deck.  Even though it can potentially attack twice a turn, this card has a great chance of not being able to do damage at all, since the first move that it has doesn't do any damage and the second one is based on a coin flip.  So again, I would not recommend using this card at all, if you want to use Torchic in your deck or plan on using Combusken and Blaziken, use yesterday's Torchic card with it.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very poor Basic Pokemon card especially considering it has an Ancient Trait on it.  So I was very disappointed after looking at this card, I am just not a fan of moves that are based entirely on coin flips, and add in this card has below average HP for a Basic Pokemon card, and I just can't find a reason to want to use this card in a deck.

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 Torchic's Stage 1 evolution in Combusken, which is also 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 --
What was the first English set to include a Torchic card, and what rarity was this card?
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. 


John Disuza said...

common from EX Ruby & Sapphire

john disuza

Sherief Adel said...

EX Ruby & Sapphire , it was a common card

Sherief Adel

Kai Tung Ng said...

The first English expansion to include Torchic was EX Ruby & Sapphire, and this card was a Common.

Kai Tung Ng

brezaboy said...

The first English set to include a Torchic card was EX Ruby & Sapphire. and the rarity was common


riyad I said...

It was a common from Ex Ruby & Sapphire.
riyad I

Niruth Kashyap said...

EX Ruby and Sapphire and the card was of common rarity.

YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap


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

It is a common from the EX ruby&sapphire set and I own it XD Logan-ninja

Yuki Yuuki said...

Commom from EX Ruby and Sapphire

Yuki Yuuki

Cabal said...

The first English set to include a Torchic card was EX Ruby and Sapphire, and its rarity was a Common.


Andrew Han 6D said...

EX Ruby and Sapphire, Common rarity


Matthew Tom said...

It was in EX Ruby and Saphire as a common card


Chasista said...

The first English set to include a Torchic card was Gen III: EX Ruby & Sapphire with two Torchic cards and both Torchic released had a Common rarity.


Andrew Truong said...

Ex ruby and sapphire common
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How do I know this? Well not only did it say ruby and sapphire,but this was the first gen 3 booster box that was released.gen 1 and gen 2 only showed pokemons from kanto and johto while torchic was in hoenn.

EstebanM said...

A common from EX Ruby & Sapphire

christ00fawes0meness said...

EX Ruby and Sapphire, and a common rarity.

Franz Macalintal said...

Commom from EX Ruby and Sapphire

YT Name : Franz Macalintal

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Daniel Aqworlds said...

Common from EX Ruby and Sapphire

Youtube: Daniel Aqworlds

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to EstebanM for winning!

EstebanM said...


can I ask you where are you going to send the code?