Thursday, April 9, 2015

Gorebyss 51/160 -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Gorebyss Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gorebyss from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two Gorebyss cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Gorebyss is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a free retreat cost.  Gorebyss does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Captivate, for one colorless energy card this move allows you to switch one of your opponent's benched Pokemon with their active Pokemon.  Gorebyss's second move is called Psychic, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of water and colorless, and does 30 damage plus 10 more damage attached to the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Gorebyss is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Clamperl into play (I reviewed Clamperl from this set two days ago) and then evolve Clamperl into Gorebyss.  If you read my review of Clamperl, you'll know that I thought that card was a very poor Basic Pokemon card, it had a below average HP, and only one move that couldn't do any damage and although it prevented damage done to it less than 50, late in the game, that card was asking for a one hit knock out.  So knowing this about Clamperl, and also knowing that I gave Huntail, the other Stage 1 form of Clamperl a 5 out of 5 rating yesterday and that there is another Gorebyss card in this set to be reviewed from this set, this Gorebyss card should only be used if you want to quickly switch out your opponent's active Pokemon often.  That way, you can use Gorebyss's Captivate move one turn, retreat it for free the next turn, and potentially put a Pokemon into the active Pokemon spot that will knock out that newly active defending Pokemon in one turn.  So if I were to use a Clamperl, Gorebyss line in a deck, I wouldn't use more than a 1-1 line and I wouldn't put more than 1 energy card on Gorebyss and I would stick to using Captivate and then retreating the next turn.  Psychic is a pretty decent move, but the Pokemon I would try and put in the active Pokemon spot of my opponent's would either be really weak ready to be knocked out, or not have any energy on it so it couldn't retreat or attack, meaning Psychic would only do 30 damage since the defending Pokemon wouldn't have any energy on it, or it wouldn't matter if the move did 30 damage or more.

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 and will give your deck a very good strategy to it, allowing you to basically choose your opponent's Pokemon that you want to knock out.  So if you want to do something like this in your deck, I would highly recommend this card.  The reason I'm giving this card only an average rating is because it does have a below average HP, and can only do 30 damage on most turns.  But overall, even though I am not a fan of Clamperl, I would still give this line a 3 out of 5 rating, I think this Gorebyss card holds up very well for the both of them.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Gorebyss from the Primal Clash set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of the second Gorebyss card, which is 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 --
How does Clamperl evolve into Gorebyss?
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.

21 comments:

Kai Tung Ng said...

Clamperl evolves into Gorebyss when Clamperl is traded while holding a Deep Sea Scale.

Kai Tung Ng

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc_wX6pMW7wFZFmb9E3XmOw

Chasista said...

Trading while holding a Deep Sea Scale.

Chasista

https://www.youtube.com/user/Chasista

brezaboy said...

Clamperl evolves into Gorebyss when is traded with Deep Sea Scale

brezaboy

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH9PLftx6uOhaO-ifNtPbmA

Sherief Adel said...

When traded holding a Deep Sea Scale.

Sherief Adel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrEHf9PIg83MWNuTySUISbA

Blaz _ said...

You have to trade it as it holds a Deep Sea Scale.

Blaz _

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCogOBwoGd-CELVsti-DGgbw

gottacatch emall said...

is it when Clamperl is traded in while holding a Deep Sea Scale
gottacatch emall

Aleksandar Stanojevic said...

When trading and holding a Deep Sea Scale
Aleksandar Stanojevic
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsU29KygXGGAU_xbMjIZexw

Cabal said...

Clamperl evolves into Gorebyss by trading with Deep Sea Scale as its held item.

cabalw

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnLY5kCyPH6tBOPfSjiVgsg

Chris smith said...

When Clamperl is traded while holding a deep sea scale

playwithtay63

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIRkRgEi_Ac6u69qqEMNkKA

Demolish Me said...

It needs to hold a Deep Sea Scale and be traded

Emir Mehovic

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3k1EoP9LwrOBR4fbUV_FBQ

Niruth Kashyap said...

Clamperl evokes to Gorebyss when Clamperl is traded while it is holding a deep sea scale.

YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap

Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWBgLwMzImHCHJpGxyhFYKQ

Lucas Charvoz said...

Clamperl evolves into Gorebyss when is traded with Deep Sea Scale

Iggy-14 said...

Trading while holding a Deep Sea Scale.

Iggy-14

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeuoReyamQ0mbH50_cpyAcQ

Zack Jenkins said...

Clamperl evolves into Gorebyss when is traded with Deep Sea Scale.

Zack Jenkins

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr89Gv1O2ORsJs9NJggP0sQ

Gabriel Mello said...

It evolves into Huntail when traded holding a Deep Sea Tooth or into Gorebyss when traded holding a Deep Sea Scale.

gabrielchites
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZv06hkvPzwGBhu196sSgkA

kris_is_ me_ said...

Clamperl evolves into Gorebyss when it is traded with Deep Sea Scale.

kris_is_ me_

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMS8yZqqC5f1ZgQE-rr0bkQ

Jaycie Dyer said...

You have to trade clamperl whilst holding a deep see scale

Jaycie Dyer

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3W-MsfcrsEV0uxBe88qmhg

Ivan Hintoro said...

Clamperl have to hold Deep Sea Scale, then trade it, when trading is complete, it will evolved to Gorebyss

Ivan

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgttU28RUFP15C_SpzM1AxA

Chase Me said...

He has to be traded while holding on to Deep Sea Scale.

Chase ME

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCarShv77_0EigIx7uZe_zkw

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Aleksandar Stanojevic for winning!

Aleksandar Stanojevic said...

awesome :D uhm where do i claim it, since im new here :D
Aleksandar Stanojevic