Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Groudon -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Groudon Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Groudon from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Groudon is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 130, 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 Rock Smash, for two energy cards, one each of fighting and colorless, this move does 20 damage, plus 20 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin.  Groudon's second move is called Break Ground, this move requires four energy cards to attack, three fighting and one colorless, and does 100 damage, however it does do 10 damage to each of your benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Groudon is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  With that being said, if I were to use this card in a deck at all, it would only be to use it for Groudon's Break Ground move.  So I would put this card on the bench and get four energy cards on it before moving it to the active Pokemon spot that way I could do Break Ground immediately and I would be able to retreat Groudon if need be, but I would prefer to use a Retreat trainer card.  Because Groudon does damage to your own Pokemon, I would either not have many Pokemon on the bench or find a way to quickly heal 10 damage or more from each of your Pokemon at one time.  Because this card does do damage to your own Pokemon, I would not use more than one of these in a deck and if you can find another card that does 100 damage or more a turn, I would recommend using that one over this Groudon card.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average Basic Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  There are both positives and negatives about this card, for positives it has a high HP, and two powerful moves, however this card has an extremely high retreat cost, does damage to your own Pokemon, and takes four energy cards to do its major attack.  So weighing the positives and negatives on this card makes it about average and a toss up if it should be used in a deck or not.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Groudon from the Primal Clash set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Groudon EX, 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 Groudon card, and what rarity was that card?
Please respond by including the correct answer and a link to your YouTube channel.


Taran Middleton said...

Ex Hidden Legends as a Holo Rare


Cabal said...

The first English set to include a Groudon card was EX Hidden Legends and the rarity of that card was a Rare Holo



Bash Bob said...

Rare Holo in EX Hidden Legends

Bash bob


Wes Lee said...

He was a Rare Holo in EX Hidden Legends.

Wes Lee


Niruth Kashyap said...

The first set to include a Groudon card was the EX Hidden Legends set and the card was a rare holo card.

YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap


Chasista said...

EX Hidden Legens as Rare H.



Jonathan Sim said...

It was in EX Hidden Legends as a Rare Holo.



kris_is_ me_ said...

EX Hidden Legends as a holo rare

kris_is_ me_


My Tran said...
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My Tran said...

EX Hidden Legend as holov rare

My Tran


Chris smith said...

Ex Hidden Legends, holo rare



Kai Tung Ng said...

The first English expansion to include a Groudon card was EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua (9/95) and that card was of the Rare Holo rarity.

Kai Tung Ng


Hill Jlk said...

Hidden Legends. holo rare

Hill jlk


Andrew Han 6D said...
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Andrew Han 6D said...

ex hidden legends
rare holo
channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4TtlD4eHV1ionTrxtWMXqg?spfreload=10

JDPTPokemon said...

The first expansion to include Groudon was EX Hidden Legends and the card was a Rare Holo



PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to JDPTPokemon for winning!