Sunday, May 17, 2015

Drilbur -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Drilbur Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Drilbur from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Drilbur is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Drilbur does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Fury Swipes, for one colorless energy card this move does 10 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip three coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Drilbur is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Excadrill, which there are two of in this set but are metal type Pokemon so I'll be reviewing them in a week or so, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed those cards yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So, on its own, this card could definitely be used as a starter type Pokemon in a deck since it only requires one energy card to attack and can do up to 30 damage.  However, I would be very cautious about using this card in a deck without Excadrill because the only move this card has is a coin flip based move meaning the move may end up doing zero damage every single turn, plus the retreat cost on the card is higher than its attack cost.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Excadrill, this is a below average Basic Pokemon.  This card does have a solid HP, can attack quickly, and if you attach a Trick Coin trainer card to this card you'll have a good shot of at least doing 10 damage a turn, but unless you want to use a Switch trainer card to retreat Drilbur, you'll have to attach an additional energy card to it to retreat it.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Drilbur from the Primal Clash set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Diggersby, 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 --
What English set includes the Drilbur card with its highest rarity?
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.


Serge B. said...

Emerging Powers, uncommon

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Kai Tung Ng said...

The English expansion that includes the Drilbur with the highest rarity is Emerging Powers (54/98, Uncommon).

Kai Tung Ng

The Pokemon Cards Collector said...

The English Expansion that has Drilbur what the hight rarity is Emerging Powers
54/98 Uncommon

My YouTube Link

Niruth Kashyap said...

Emerging Powers set includes Drilbur with its highest rarity which is uncommon.

YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap


Chasista said...

Emerging Powers contains the Drilbur with its highest rarity.


Chris smith said...

Highest rarity Drilbur ever was as an uncommon in Emerging Powers


Cabal said...

The highest rarity of any Drilbur card was a Uncommon included from Emerging Powers.


Hill Jlk said...

Emerging power, uncommon card

Hill jlk

brezaboy said...

Emerging Powers


Mikylla Abad said...

Emerging powers is the set.

Channel : Mikylla Abad

JDPTPokemon said...

The Emerging Powers set


PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Chris smith for winning!