Thursday, June 4, 2015

Kingdra 107/160 - Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Kingdra Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Kingdra from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two consecutive Kingdra cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Kingdra is a stage 2, dragon type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to fairy type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Kingdra does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Shred, for one water energy card this move does 30 damage.  Kingdra's second move is called Twister, for two energy cards, one each of lightning and water, this move does 70 damage, however you must flip two coins when using this move, if you get two tails, the move does nothing, for each heads you flip, you may discard an energy card attached to the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Kingdra is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Horsea into play and then evolve it into Seadra before you can evolve Seadra into Kingdra, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them previously.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought both were very poor Pokemon cards, both are water type Pokemon cards, Horsea had only one move that couldn't do any damage, thus I gave it a 1 rating, Seadra did have two moves, but both moves did below average damage and it had a low HP, so combined I was not recommending using this line in a deck.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at this specific Kingdra card, unless you really like a lot of risk when building decks, I would avoid this entire line completely.  Kingdra's Twister move is very good, but has a coin flip mantra about it, meaning it may end up doing nothing at all, and using a Stage 2 Pokemon in your deck that may end up doing zero damage a turn is just not a good idea.  So if you're building a water type, lightning type, or a mixed deck, I would not recommend using this line in a deck, Kingdra being the final evolution in the family is underpowered and not worth using.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a below average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  This card is just not a card that should be used in a deck, the HP on the card is a little lower than most Stage 2 cards, and neither move that this card is very good at all, the one move that had a chance was Twister, but then throw in the fact you have to flip coins to use it, and the move becomes unusable.  So definitely look elsewhere when looking at Pokemon for your deck, because overall I can't give this line a higher than 1 out of 5 rating.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Kingdra from the Primal Clash set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of the second Kingdra, 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 total Dragon type Pokemon cards are in the Primal Clash set?
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.


Cabal said...

There are a total of 4 Dragon type Pokemon cards in the Primal Clash set, 2 version of Kingdra, Vibrava and Flygon.


Chasista said...

There are a total of 4 Pokémon Dragon type cards in the English Primal Clash set.


Ernesto Trejos said...

4 pokemon, 2 types of kindra, vibrava and flygon

True Ernesto trejos

Hill Jlk said...

4 dragon types

Hill jlk

Stacy Mado said...

4 Dragon type cards, 2 kingdra, flygon, and a vibrava

Stacy Mado

Ong Lokeboon said...


Herobrine Hunter said...

I believe 4

Herobrine Hunter

Elias Evensen Nguyen said...

It is 4 dragon type pokemon cards in the primal clash set.

Eluri Hari Kiran Kumar said...
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Eluri Hari Kiran Kumar said...

4 dragon

Niruth Kashyap said...

There are 4 Dragon type cards in the Primal Clash set.

YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap


Kai Tung Ng said...

In total, there are 4 Dragon-Type Pokemon cards: Kingdra (Rare; 107/160), Kingdra (Rare Holo; 108/160), Vibrava (Uncommon; 109/160), and Flygon (Rare Holo; 110/160).

Kai Tung Ng

Taran Middleton said...

Four dragon types.


Daniel Haight said...

There are a total of 4 dragon type cards in the Primal Clash set. There are 2 Kingdras, 1 Vibrava, and 1 Flygon. The Rare Holo Kingdra is one of my favorite cards in this set.


niek kerver said...

There are 4 dragon types.

niek kerver

The Pokemon Cards Collector said...

there are 4 dragon type pokemon cards in the Primal Clash set

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kris_is_ me_ said...

There are a total of 4 dragon types.

kris_is_ me_

Chris smith said...

Just 4


Patrick Peng said...

There are 4 dragon types in primal clash

MahouShoujo said...

There are 4 Dragon types


Matthew Templeman said...



PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Cabal for winning!