Thursday, April 30, 2015

Tentacruel -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Tentacruel Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Tentacruel from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Tentacruel is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Tentacruel does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is Dancing Tentacles, this move requires one colorless energy card to use and confuses and poisons the defending Pokemon.  Tentacruel's second move is called Stick and Absorb, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of colorless and psychic, and does 30 damage, plus 30 damage is healed from Tentacruel and the defending Pokemon can't retreat during their next turn.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Tentacruel is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Tentacool into play (I reviewed both Tentacool cards from this set the past two days) and then evolve Tentacool into Tentacruel.  If you've read my reviews of the Tentacool cards from this set, you'll know that the first one in this set was pretty poor, having a below average HP, and only one move that forced you to move Tentacool and all cards attached to it back to your hand after attacking.  The other Tentacool card from this set had an Ancient Trait on it, and a solid move, albeit, a little slow, but in my opinion the better of the two Tentacool cards from the set.  So knowing this about both Tentacool cards from this set and looking at this Tentacruel card, I could definitely see using a 1-1 line of the Ancient Trait Tentacool card and Tentacruel in a poison heavy deck.  Outside of the high retreat cost of this card, this card is pretty solid overall.  You can wreak havoc on the defending Pokemon by confusing and poisoning it, and then keep doing those same things with Tentacruel staying in the active Pokemon spot so long after using Stick and Absorb to heal itself.

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.  Like I said above, outside of the fact it has a retreat cost higher than its attack costs, this card is very good.  It has an above average HP, and two good, quick moves.  Combined with the better of the two Tentacool cards from this set, I would give them both a combined rating of 3 out of 5.  These two cards are definitely worthy of consideration when building a deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Tentacruel from the Primal Clash set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review Starmie, which is 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 total psychic type Pokemon cards are in the Primal Clash set?
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.


brezaboy said...

8 total psychic type Pokemon cards


James Yeo said...

8 psychic types including 3 rares

James Yeo

Niruth Kashyap said...

There are 8 total Psychic type Pokemon cards in the Primal Clash Set.

YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap


Kai Tung Ng said...

There are 8 Psychic-Type Pokemon cards in total in the Primal Clash expansion.

Kai Tung Ng

Sherief Adel said...

There are 8 total Psychic-Type cards

Sherief Adel

João Daniel Conceição said...

There are 8 psychic type pokemon cards in the Primal Clash set.

João Daniel Concição

Marcelo Alarcon said...

There are 8 Psychic-Type


kris_is_ me_ said...


kris_is_ me_

Taran Middleton said...

8 Psychic Type Pokemon


Jaycie Dyer said...

There are 8 total psychic pokemon in the primal clash set

Jaycie Dyer

Chasista said...

There are 8.


Cabal said...



PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Marcelo Alarcon for winning!