Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Whiscash from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set. This is the second Whiscash card that I've reviewed from this set. Whiscash is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110. It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost. This Whiscash card has an Ancient Trait with the Growth attribute which says that when you attach an energy card from your hand to Whiscash, you may attach two energy cards instead of just one. Besides the Ancient Trait, Whiscash has two moves. The first move that it has is called Water Gun, this move does 40 damage for three energy cards, two colorless and one water. Whiscash's second move is called Earthquake, this move requires four energy cards to use, two each of water and colorless, and does 120 damage, however it does also do 20 damage to each of your own benched Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Whiscash is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Barboach into play (I reviewed Barboach from this set two days ago) and then evolve Barboach into Whiscash, there are actually two Whiscash cards from this set, and I'll be comparing the two at the end of this section. If you read my review of Barboach, you'll know that I thought that card was a below average Basic Pokemon card mainly because it had a lower HP, and a high retreat cost, but the one move it did have, even though it required two energy cards to use, did above average damage. So knowing this about Barboach and looking at this Whiscash card, this card is very slow to attack, so you'll want to set up this entire line on the bench, getting four energy cards on it before moving it to the active Pokemon spot. I would not use Water Gun unless you can knock the defending Pokemon out with it. I would try and otherwise you Earthquake every single turn, but making sure to not have many Pokemon on my bench, and making sure that I wouldn't knock any of them out by using Earthquake. I would also make sure to have several Fresh Water Set trainer cards in my deck so that I could quickly heal the damage done from Earthquake on my benched Pokemon. Comparing the two Whiscash cards from this set, this card can do more damage, but it is much slower and has a higher retreat cost, if I were to choose one, I would recommend yesterday's Whiscash, not only can it attack quicker, I think both of its moves are better as well. So I would stick with my plan from yesterday of using a 1-1 line of this family in a deck, and unless you really like the idea of doing 120 damage a turn but also damaging your own Pokemon, not using this card in a deck. So far it seems, cards that have an Ancient Trait on them, really aren't that great.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is an average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set. Even though this card has a well above average HP and two moves, this card isn't much better than average in my opinion because it has a very high retreat cost, and two slow moves, even though its Ancient Trait will make them quicker. I just don't want to use three energy cards to only do 40 damage, and then put four energy cards on Whiscash and end up doing 20 or more damage to each of my benched Pokemon. So together with Barboach from this set, I cannot give this two cards combined a higher than 2 out of 5 rating, I definitely recommend the other Whiscash from this set more.
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