Friday, June 5, 2015

Kingdra 108/160 -- 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 second of two Kingdra cards that I've reviewed 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.  This Kingdra card has an Ancient Trait called Growth that says when you attach an energy card from your hand to Kingdra, you may attach two energy cards instead of one.  Besides the Ancient Trait, this card has two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Gather Strength, for one colorless energy card this move allows you to search your deck for up to four energy cards and put them into your hand.  Kingdra's second move is called Dragon Blast, this move requires three energy cards to use, two water and one lightning, and does 150 damage, however, you must discard both a water and a lightning type energy card after using this move.

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, the only way I would consider using this card is to make sure you have plenty of energy cards in your deck, that way it won't hurt you much going through so many energy cards using Dragon Blast every turn, or figure out a way to get the energy cards from your discard pile back into your hand.  But strategy wise, since Horsea and Seadra are so poor from this set, I would get this entire line set up on the bench, then possibly use Gather Strength the first turn when Kingdra is in the active Pokemon spot to get plenty of energy in hand, then use Dragon Blast after that, utilizing its Ancient Trait, you can re-attach two energy cards to it and do 150 damage every turn.  Compared to yesterday's Kingdra card, this card is much better in my opinion, it can do more damage every single turn, has an Ancient Trait, and doesn't have any moves based on coin flips.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  This is definitely the Kingdra card to use out of the two from this set, however neither are great by any means.  This card has one very powerful attack and a low retreat cost which makes it usable in a deck.  However, using it with the Horsea and Seadra cards from this set will bring the overall rating of the line to a 2 out of 5 rating, and I wouldn't highly recommend using this family in a deck.

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 Vibrava, 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 ultra rare Kingdra cards have there been in the English sets?
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.

17 comments:

Cabal said...

There are 3 ultra rare Kingdra cards in the English sets, Kingdra 85/95 as Super Rare Holo in Unleashed, Kingdra ex 92/97 as Rare Holo ex in EX Dragon and Kingdra ex δ 94/101 as Rare Holo ex in EX Dragon Frontiers.

cabalw

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Herobrine Hunter said...
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Herobrine Hunter said...

There are 3 ultra rare Kingdra's

Herobrine Hunter

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niek kerver said...

i think there is only one, but there are also 2 kingdra-ex ultra rares.

kingdra:
Aquapolis 148/147

kingdra-ex:
dragon frontiers 94/101
Dragon 92/97

niek kerver
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MahouShoujo said...

There are 3 ultra rare Kingdra cards in the english sets

megaBUTTER95

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTTlKdoWR3bE_zmcElwDemQ

Chasista said...

3 of them.

Chasista

https://www.youtube.com/user/Chasista

Kai Tung Ng said...

There are 3 'Ultra Rare' Kingdra cards in the English expansions: Kingdra ex (Rare Holo ex; EX Dragon 92/97), Kingdra ex δ (Rare Holo ex; EX Dragon Frontiers 94/101), and Kingdra Prime (Super Rare Holo; Unleashed).

Kai Tung Ng

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Eluri Hari Kiran Kumar said...

3 ultra rare kingdra's

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Hill Jlk said...

There are 3 ultra rates of kingdom

Hill jlk

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Niruth Kashyap said...

There have been 2 ultra rare Kingdra cards in the English sets (Kingdra ex and Kingdra ex delta species) (Not 3 ultra rare cards because Kingdra prime from Unleashed is super rare and not ultra rare.)

YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap

Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWBgLwMzImHCHJpGxyhFYKQ

kris_is_ me_ said...

3

kris_is_ me_

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Matthew Templeman said...

3

2926max

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The Pokemon Cards Collector said...

there are 3 ultra rares

YouTube channel link

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIABBCybvc7rp1sVvdPi_vg

Chris smith said...

there are 3

playwithtay63

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Taran Middleton said...

3 ultra rares, two ultra rares and a prime.

SkyBlade79
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3-GR64yJnJghdWyUFYq-TA

JDPTPokemon said...

There are 3 ultra rares of Kingdra

JDPTPokemon

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBEKUD96sir4MaMOY4QVkFQ

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to JDPTPokemon for winning!