Thursday, November 26, 2015

Chesnaught -- BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Review

Chesnaught BREAKthrough Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Chesnaught from the BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Set.  Chesnaught is a stage 2, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 160.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Chesnaught does not have an Ability or an Ancient Trait but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Spike Lariat, for three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, this move does 60 damage plus 60 more damage if the defending Pokemon has any damage counters on it.  Chesnaught's second move is called Adamantine Press, for four energy cards, two each of colorless and grass, this move does 100 damage, plus it reduces any damage done to Chesnaught during the opponent's next turn by 20.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Chesnaught is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Chespin into play and then evolve it into Quilladin before you can evolve Quilladin into Chesnaught, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed all three Chespin cards and the Quilladin cards the past few 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.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at this specific Chesnaught card, you could definitely use this entire line in a grass type deck since all three forms in this line are decent.  If you do decide to use this line in a deck, I would recommend setting this line up on the bench and getting three energy cards on Chesnaught.  It would work best to use this line in a spread attack type deck since Spike Lariat does twice the damage if the defending Pokemon already has damage on it.  I would mainly use Chesnaught for this move, Adamantine Press is good, but requires a ton of energy cards to use.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the BREAKthrough set.  In my opinion, this card does not have any negatives, it has a solid HP and two great moves.  I guess the only thing holding me back on giving this card a 5 out of 5 rating is that Stage 2 cards just aren't used much in the metagame since they are slow to develop.  Altogether, I would give the line of Chespin, Quilladin, and Chesnaught from the BREAKthrough set a 3 out of 5 rating, it is definitely worth considering this line when building a deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Chesnaught from the BREAKthrough set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Chesnaught BREAK, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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True or False?  This is the first Stage 2 Pokemon card that I've reviewed from the BREAKthrough set.
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Pokemon Masterz said...

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Kai Tung Ng said...

True. This is the first Stage 2 Pokemon card that you've reviewed from the BREAKthrough expansion.

Kai Tung Ng

byakugan143 said...

true, byakugan143

Zain Misha said...

Yes it is the first stage 2 card

Zain misha

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