Thursday, May 14, 2015

Primal Groudon EX -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Primal Groudon EX Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Primal Groudon EX and Primal Groudon EX Full Art from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Primal Groudon  EX is a Mega Evolution, EX, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 240. It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Primal Groudon does not have an Ability but does have an Ancient Trait called Barrier which says that when your opponent uses any type of Trainer card all effects of that card that are directed towards Groudon are prevented.  Besides the Ancient Trait, Groudon just has one move called Gaia Volcano, this move requires four energy cards to use, three fighting and one colorless, and does 100 damage, plus if there is a Stadium card in play, the move does 200 damage total instead of 100, but you have to discard the Stadium card after.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
Before I start with the strategy, remember that this card is a Mega Evolution card and an EX card so if you use this card in your deck and it gets knocked out, your opponent gets to take two prize cards instead of one and when you evolve an EX card into its Mega Evolution, your turn ends, you cannot do anything else.  So knowing these things, you'll always want to use Mega Evolution cards with caution (technically this card is a Primal Reversion card), with that being said, I would much rather use just the Groudon EX card from this set than pair it with this card.  I say that because for four energy cards on Groudon EX it can do 130 damage a turn, with this Primal Groudon EX card, for four energy cards, it can only do 100 damage a turn unless a Stadium card is in play.  So other than boosting the HP of Groudon and potentially doing more damage, I would stick with Groudon EX instead of losing a turn by evolving Groudon EX into Primal Groudon EX.  If you do decide to use this card in a deck, I would evolve it on the bench since you can't do any damage with this card until you get four energy cards on it, and I wouldn't use more than one of these cards in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average Mega EX Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  I definitely like the very high HP on this card as well as the fact that this card can do up to 200 damage per turn, however, just comparing this card to Groudon EX, I like Groudon EX better, thus I would recommend just using that card over Mega Groudon EX.  Together, I can't give these two cards more than a 3 out of 5 rating, it just isn't worth it to use both in a deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Primal Groudon EX from the Primal Clash set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Hippopotas, 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 --
True or False?  Primal Clash was the first English set to include Primal Reversion cards.
Please respond by including the correct answer and a link to your YouTube channel.  Only one entry per person please.


Bash Bob said...


Bash bob

Andrew Han 6D said...

Yes, it is.

Andrew Han


Cabal said...



Chasista said...



ninjaboss said...

youtube name Ninjaboss

Taran Middleton said...



Niruth Kashyap said...


YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap


MahouShoujo said...



Marcus Dyer said...


Daniel Chen said...

Daniel Chen

JDPTPokemon said...

It's true


Kai Tung Ng said...

True, Primal Clash was the first English expansion to include Primal Reversion cards.

Kai Tung Ng

Hill Jlk said...


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Chris smith said...



PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to MahouShoujo for winning!

Samuel Wijaya said...

Am i still allowed to try even if I don't have a youtube accouunt.

Iman Nurhakim Muhammad Hakim said...

You do realise that this card is one of the most powerful cards you can get your hands on? Hell, you failed to factor in Omega Barrier, one of the strongest (if not the strongest) Ancient Traits to date while reviewing the card.

When will you learn that cards are actually meant to be used, and thus rated, with a strategy in mind...