Sunday, May 10, 2015

Trapinch -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Trapinch Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Trapinch from the Primal Clash set.  Trapinch 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 one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Trapinch does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Gnaw, for one colorless energy card this move does 10 damage.  Trapinch's second move is called Mud-Slap, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of colorless and fighting, and does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Trapinch is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Vibrava and a stage 2 evolution in Flygon, which I'll be reviewing in the next few weeks since both are dragon type cards, you'll more than likely want to use those cards with this Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed those cards yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolutions.  So on its own, this card could definitely be used as a starter type Pokemon in a deck.  You could get it into the active Pokemon spot early in the game and start attacking form the get go by doing 10 damage, then attach another energy card to Trapinch and do 20 damage.  If you're building a fighting type deck, I would definitely consider using 1 or 2 of these in your deck.

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 and one that could easily be used in a fighting type deck as a starter type Pokemon since it can attack quickly and do a fair amount of damage.  This card should work perfectly as the first Pokemon in the line that leads up to Flygon.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Trapinch from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Solrock, which is also 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 --
True or False?  Trapinch is the only fighting type Pokemon card in this set to have its evolutions not be fighting type.
Please comment with your answer and a link to your YouTube channel.  Only one entry per person per day.  Approximately 24 hours after this review has been posted, I will use a random number generator to select a commenter who has commented with the correct answer. 


Kai Tung Ng said...

False. Nosepass has an evolution that is not Fighting-Type (Probopass).

Kai Tung Ng

Cabal said...

False. Nosepass evolution Probopass is Steel type so Trapinch is not the only Fighting type Pokemon card in Primal Clash set to have its evolutions not be Fighting type.


Jonathan Sim said...

False. Nosepass evolves into Probopass which is Metal.

-Jonathan Sim

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Niruth Kashyap said...

False, Drilbur and Nosepass also have evolutions that are not fighting type (both their evolutions are steel type).

YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap


The Pokemon Cards Collector said...

True and here is the link to the my youtube channel

Chris smith said...

False, Nosepass is one example of another one in this set that has a non-fighting type evolution


Taran Middleton said...



David Owen said...

It's been said already but Nosepass and drillbur have Metal type evolution's.
Although i have always liked Trapinch's evolution line. Dragonflies!

Channel: Arthurize

(Thanks for the Code for the Rhydonm i think it was)

Chasista said...



Hill Jlk said...

False because trapinch and nosepass have metal type evolutions

Hill jlk

brezaboy said...



Andrew Han 6D said...

not true.


PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Kai Tung Ng for winning!