Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Groudon EX -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Groudon EX Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Groudon EX and Groudon EX Full Art from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Groudon EX is a basic, EX, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 180. It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Groudon does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Rip Claw, for two energy cards, one each of fighting and colorless, this move does 30 damage, and if you get a heads when flipping a coin you get two discard an energy card attached to the defending Pokemon.  Groudon's second move is called Massive Rend, this move requires four energy cards to use, three fighting and one colorless, and does 130 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Groudon EX is a basic Pokemon card you won't need to use any other cards with this card.  But remember, because this card is an EX card, if this card is knocked out, two prize cards are taken instead of one.  However, Groudon does have a primal reversion form you could use from this set and I will be reviewing that card tomorrow, so this strategy below will act like Groudon EX does not have an evolution.  So knowing this, on its own, I would definitely recommend using this card in a fighting type deck.  This card could even be used as a starter Pokemon because it can attack for only two energy cards.  But if you don't get it in the active Pokemon spot to start, and it does require a ton of energy cards to retreat, I would make sure and get the four energy cards on Groudon on the bench that way you can use Massive Rend every turn and knock out every single Pokemon out there in two turns or less.  I would definitely pair this card up with a Switch trainer so I could move this card to the bench if need be without having to give up four energy cards.  This card is similar to Kyogre EX from the set, but Groudon can do 10 damage less with its best move but can use the move every turn without having to add energy.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an above average EX Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  The only downfall about this card is that it requires four energy cards to retreat, other than that, this card has a great HP, and two moves, one about average, the other doing well above average damage.  So if you're building a fighting type deck, you can't go wrong by putting this card in your deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Groudon EX from the Primal Clash set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Groudon's primal reversion form in Primal Groudon EX, 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 --
Which Pokemon do I like better in general, not related to cards, Kyogre or Groudon?
Please respond by including the correct answer and a link to your YouTube channel.  Only one entry per person please.


Cabal said...

You like Kyogre better than Groudon in general.


Dylan Nightingale said...

I like Groudon better! My YouTube channel is Dylan's PokeRangers

JDPTPokemon said...

I think you like Kyogre better than Groudon.


Serge B. said...

You like Kyogre much that Groudon

No YT. My mail on the profile

Niruth Kashyap said...

You like Kyogre better. You said that in some video which I do not remember just like umbreon.

YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap


brezaboy said...

You like Kyogre better


Chris smith said...

Kyogre > Groudon for you :D


My Tran said...

i think you like Kyorge better than

My Tran

Damien King said...

I like Kyogre better

kris_is_ me_ said...

You generally like Kyogre better

kris_is_ me_

Bash Bob said...

You prefer kyogre

Bash bob

Daniel Chen said...

You like Kyogre better.
Daniel Chen

Irfan Hilal said...

You like Kyogre

Angel Reyes said...

You always say you prefer Kyogre over groudon in every opening that had to do with Groudon or Kyogre. As every time you get a Groudon Ex or something in retrospect to Groudon you always mention that you like Kyogre over Groudon.

Kai Tung Ng said...

Just like me: you like Kyogre better in general, not related to cards.

Kai Tung Ng

MahouShoujo said...



PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Cabal for winning!

Harrison Wang said...

you like kyogre