Friday, November 27, 2015

Chesnaught BREAK -- BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Review

Chesnaught BREAK BREAKthrough
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Chesnaught BREAK from the BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of many BREAK cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  The way a BREAK card works is that you place it on top of the Pokemon with the exact name, so this card would be placed on top of Chesnaught, so basically this card is a Stage 3 card.  It is placed horizontally on the card it evolves from and can use that Pokemon's Abilities and Attacks as well as what is on the BREAK card.  Chesnaught BREAK is a BREAK (essentially a Stage 3), grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 190.  It has the same weakness, resistance and retreat cost as the Chesnaught you're evolving it from.  Chesnaught does not have an Ability or an Ancient Trait of its own and it only has one move.  The only move on this card is called Tough Hammer, for four energy cards, two each of grass and colorless, this move does 160 damage plus 30 damage to one of your opponent's benched Pokemon, however this move also does 30 damage to Chesnaught BREAK.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Chesnaught BREAK is a stage 3 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Chespin into play and then evolve it into Quilladin, and then into Chesnaught before you can evolve Chesnaught into the BREAK version, all three of those Pokemon have cards in this set and I've reviewed all of those cards in the past several days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought all three Chespin cards were slightly below average since they couldn't do much damage unless they used three energy cards, but would suffice if used with its evolution forms.  Quilladin I thought was average overall since it could potentially do 160 damage every single turn but the move was based off of coin flips, and I thought Chesnaught was above average overall having two very good attacks both being able to do above average damage.  So knowing this about the first three Pokemon in this line and looking at this BREAK card, if you have the patience and am willing to devote so much of your deck to this line, I think Chesnaught and Chesnaught BREAK work very well together, you can use this card's move to get damage on one of the benched Pokemon each turn, that way, when you knock out the defending Pokemon, more than likely your opponent will have to move a Pokemon into the active Pokemon spot that has damage on it already and then you can do 120 damage to that active Pokemon with Spike Lariat without doing damage to Chesnaught BREAK.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a very powerful BREAK Pokemon card from the BREAKthrough set, and seems pretty similar to the Chesnaught card from this set in that it has a good HP and a good move, but because Stage 2 cards and in this case a Stage 3 card are not used much in the metagame, this card isn't as good as it could be.  Hopefully in future sets there will be a quicker way to get BREAK cards into the active Pokemon spot, when that is the case, I think this card will be heavily used.  So after reviewing this entire line, I would recommend using it, if you are okay with using such a heavy evolution based deck, because Chesnaught and Chesnaught BREAK are so good, I would give the entire line a 4 out of 5 rating.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Chesnaught BREAK from the BREAKthrough set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Scatterbug, 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 BREAK cards are in the BREAKthrough 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.


kris_is_ me_ said...

6 BREAK cards

kris_is_ me_

Vanessa Buda said...



Daniel Chen said...

There are 6 Break Cards which are,
- Chesnaught
- Raichu
- Marowak
- Zoroark
- Florges
- Noivern
Daniel Chen

Martin T said...


Martin T

Cardboard Bender said...

A total of six.

Cardboard Bender

ermagerd elephant said...

there are six

ermagerd elephant

Kai Tung Ng said...

There are six total BREAK cards in the BREAKthrough expansion. Those are: Chesnaught BREAK (12/162), Raichu BREAK (50/162), Marowak BREAK (79/162), Zoroark BREAK (92/162), Florges BREAK (104/162), and Noivern BREAK (113/162).

Kai Tung Ng

Giri Venkatesh said...

6 Card remaining

Giri Venkatesh

Cabal said...

6 BREAK cards


Tony Wool said...


jose espinoza said...

there are 11 break pokemon

jose espinoza said...

nevermind there are 13 break pokemon