Monday, June 15, 2015

Bibarel -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Bibarel Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Bibarel from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Bibarel is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 120.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Bibarel does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is Yawn, for one colorless energy card this move puts the defending Pokemon to sleep.  Bibarel's second move is called Continuous Headbutt, this move requires three colorless energy cards to use and does 80 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip a coin until you get tails.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Bibarel is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Bidoof into play (I reviewed both Bidoof cards from this set the past two days) and then evolve Bidoof into Bibarel.  If you've read my reviews of the Bidoof cards from this set, you'll know that I wasn't the hugest fan of either Bidoof from this set.  Of the two cards, the second one I reviewed, 117/160, was the better of the two, it could do up to 40 damage a turn if used in a water energy type deck for only two energy cards.  So knowing this about the Bidoof cards in this set and looking at Bibarel, I wouldn't recommend using this entire line in any type deck.  I say this because neither Bidoof from this set is that great and you don't want to pair a below average Basic Pokemon card with another below average Stage 1 Pokemon card.  My biggest concern with this Bibarel card is that it may end up doing zero damage every single turn just because Continuous Headbutt relies on coin flips, plus Bibarel is slow on the attack and has a high retreat cost.  So if you're looking to build a deck that includes some colorless type Pokemon in it, look elsewhere, Bibarel isn't up to the job.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  This card has some positives about it like its high HP and the fact it has two moves.  But that is where the positives end, Bibarel has too high of a retreat cost for my liking, is too slow on the attack, and when attacking, there is no guarantee that it can even do damage.  So combined with the better of the two Bidoof cards from this set, I would give this entire line a 2 out of 5 rating, you can find better Pokemon to use than these.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Bibarel from the Primal Clash set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review Bouffalant, 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 --
How many English X and Y series sets contain a Bibarel card?
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.


Hill Jlk said...

There are two sets that contain bi area of the x and y expansions. primal clash and XY.

Hill jlk

Cabal said...

There are 2 English X and Y series sets that contain a Bibarel card, XY and Primal Clash.


Tobias IJtsma said...

there are two sets with bibarel involved

Tobias IJtsma said...

there are two sets with bibarel involved

Eamonn Mulhern said...

2 x and y and primal clash

Kai Tung Ng said...

Two English XY Series expansions contain a Bibarel card: XY Base Set (Rare; 107/146) and Primal Clash (Uncommon; 118/160).

Kai Tung Ng

Matthew Templeman said...

2 sets with bibarel


Michele Petrillo said...
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Michele Petrillo said...

3 xy starter set primal clash xy Larry goldstein. www.larrygoldsteinyoutube

The Pokemon Cards Collector said...

there are 2 sets XY and Primal Clash

The Pokemon Cards Collector

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whoppenot 360 said...

There are two X and Y sets that contain the Bibarel card. Those sets are XY base set (Rare, 107/146) and Primal Clash (Uncommon, 118/160)

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Youtube Username: whoppenot 360

Amitai Nachmany said...
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Amitai Nachmany said...

There are two: XY and Primal Clash.

My username is NebulaOfTheFrog


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JDPTPokemon said...

Two English sets include Bibarel


PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Cabal for winning!