Monday, April 6, 2015

Walrein -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Walrein Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Walrein from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Walrein is a stage 2, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 150.  It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Walrein does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Knock Over, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of water and colorless, and does 50 damage, plus you can discard all Stadium cards in play.  Walrein's second move is called Frozen Splash, this move requires four energy cards to use, two each of water and colorless, and does 70 damage plus 70 more damage if you are facing a fighting type Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Walrein is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Spheal into play and then evolve it into Sealeo before you can evolve Sealeo into Walrein, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed all three cards, since there are two Spheal cards, the past few days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that neither I thought the first Spheal card from this set was very poor, but the other Spheal and then Sealeo were both average Pokemon cards and could be used in a deck on their own, since they both could do a fair amount of damage.  So knowing this about the first two forms in this Pokemon family and looking at this Walrein card, this Walrein card is pretty similar to both Spheal and Sealeo from this set, a card that can do a good amount of damage, but has an extremely high retreat cost, and can't do much else other than attack.  So overall, since you would have to use 2 other Pokemon cards to use Walrein in a deck, I probably wouldn't want to use this line in a deck, but it definitely wouldn't be the worst thing in the world to have a water type deck with this Pokemon line.  I would only use a 1-1-1 line of this Pokemon family and probably try and get four energy cards on Walrein eventually in the bench, then really hope the defending Pokemon is a fighting type Pokemon, move Walrein to the active Pokemon spot and use Frozen Splash every turn.  If you don't have four energy cards on Walrein, of course you'll want to use Knock Over, which is a pretty decent move.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  This card definitely has some positives like its high HP, and two moves that both can do major damage, however, this card is underwhelming if you aren't facing a fighting type Pokemon and its retreat cost is really high.  So overall, even though I have given all three Pokemon in this line, if you only look at the second Spheal card, 3 out of 5 ratings, altogether I can only give this line a 2 out of 5 rating, all cards are average and combined they just don't do much for me.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Walrein from the Primal Clash set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Clamperl, 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 is the most recent English set to include Walrein as the highest rarity Walrein as been, 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.

18 comments:

Kai Tung Ng said...

The most recent English expansion to include Walrein as the highest rarity it has been is EX Power Keepers. That rarity was a Rare Holo ex.

Kai Tung Ng

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

Sherief Adel said...

EX Power Keepers , and the rarity was "Rare Holo EX"

Sherief Adel


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

Cabal said...

The most recent English set to include Walrein as the highest rarity was EX Power Keepers and the rarity was Rare Holo ex.

cabalw

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

John Disuza said...

EX power keepers, rare holo EX card

john disuza

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx7gIICye4dHxN4vUxhS2GQ

brezaboy said...

EX Power Keepers and the rarity was rare holo ex

brezaboy

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

kris_is_ me_ said...

Set: EX Power Keepers
Rarity: Rare Holo EX

kris_is_ me_

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

Chase Me said...

most recent English set - EX Power Keepers
Rarity - Rare Holo EX

ChaseMe

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

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Jaycie Dyer said...

It was rare holo ex from the EX power keepers set

Jaycie Dyer

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

DinoMan X said...

EX Power Keepers and the rarity was Rare Holo EX

DinoManX

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY0wraeIxDTsmhOjwYPOxQQ

Jan Kowalski said...

EX Power Keepers and Rare Holo EX

Jan Kowalski

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBAymgjooVDT0zYY1S61C2g

Chris smith said...

EX Power Keepers and the rarity was rare holo ex

playwithtay63

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

Luis The Void said...

Answer:

EX Power Keepers & Rare Holo EX

Luis The Void

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5vk00CBLjxRGmKXfqn7DQw

Thanks!!!

Epic Rice said...

EX Power Keepers and the rarity was Rare Holo EX

Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK5j8J9c_KN38rZfjtc_zDg

Ivan Hintoro said...

The set was EX Power Keepers with Rare Holo ex Rarity

Ivan

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

Just Wyrm said...

Set: EX Power Keepers

Rarity: Rare Holo EX

Just Wyrm

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVJO42vbt8wWAqqDe56iHOw

Chasista said...

Most recent it's EX Power Keepers in which Walrein's had for second time its highest rarity as Rare Holo ex

Chasista

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

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Kai Tung Ng for winning!