Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Tentacool 71/160 -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Tentacool Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Tentacool from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second Tentacool card that I've reviewed from this set.  Tentacool is a basic, psychic type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. This Tentacool card does not have an Ability but it does have an Ancient Trait called Recovery that says when Tentacool is healed, the amount healed is doubled.  Besides the Ancient Trait, Tentacool just have one move called Psyshot, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of colorless and psychic, and does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Tentacool is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Tentacruel, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution, but I will compare the two Tentacool cards from this set in this section.  So, on its own, this card is definitely usable as a starter type Pokemon.  I would recommend getting it into the active Pokemon spot to start the game, getting two energy cards on it then using Psyshot every single turn while you set up your benched Pokemon.  Definitely include some Potion cards in your deck to quickly heal Tentacool and thus allowing it to stay in the active Pokemon spot that much longer.  Because this card is slower on the attack, I wouldn't put more than 1 or 2 of these in a deck, but it would be the Tentacool of choice if I were planning on using Tentacruel in my deck.  This card is much better than yesterday's Tentacool card and it isn't close.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Tentacruel, this is an average to slightly below average Basic Pokemon card.  This card has a solid HP, low retreat cost, and an average move.  Nothing really stands out about this card but it is definitely better than the other Tentacool card from this set, and as long as you're willing to wait two turns to attack, this card should give you a good start in your battle.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Tentacool from the Primal Clash set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review Tentacool's Stage 1 evolution in Tentacruel, 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 --
What was the first English set to include a Tentacool card, and what rarity was that card?
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.

13 comments:

Chasista said...

The first set to include a Tentacool was Original series: Fossil, and that cards was a common.

Chasista

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Cabal said...

The first English set to include a Tentacool card was Fossil and the rarity of that card was a Common.

cabalw

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Taran Middleton said...

The first tentacool card was in Fossil, as a common card.

SkyBlade79
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Sherief Adel said...

The first English set to include a Tentacool card was "Fossil" and the rarity of that card was "Common".


Sherief Adel


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Jaycie Dyer said...

Fossil set; Common

Jaycie Dyer

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Kai Tung Ng said...

The first English expansion to include a Tentacool card was Fossil. That card, Tentacool 56/62, had a rarity of Common.

Kai Tung Ng

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João Daniel Conceição said...

The first English expansion to include a Tentacool card was Fossil, it was a common card.

João Daniel Conceição

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brezaboy said...

The first English set to include a Tentacool card was Fossil set, and the rarity was common

brezaboy

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Chris smith said...

It first showed up in Fossil as a common

playwithtay63

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Yoshiarta Luis said...

The first English expansion to include a Tentacool card was Fossil. That card, Tentacool 56/62, had a rarity of Common.

Yoshiarta Luis
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PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Chris smith for winning!

Amitai Nachmany said...

The first English expansion to include Tentacool was Fossil. That card, Tentacool 56/62, had a rarity of Common.