Monday, November 23, 2015

Chespin 8/162 -- BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Review

Chespin BREAKthrough
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Chespin from the BREAKthrough set.  This is the second of three Chespin cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Chespin is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Chespin card does not have an Ability or an Ancient Trait, but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Work, for one colorless energy card this move does 10 damage.  Chespin's second move is called Seed Bomb, for three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, this move does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Chespin is a basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Quilladin, and a Stage 2 evolution in Chesnaught, which I'll be reviewing the next few days, you'll more than likely want to use some of those Pokemon with this card, however, since I have not reviewed any of those cards yet, I will just act like Chespin does not have any evolution forms and that it will be used on its own.  Tomorrow, after I have reviewed all three Chespin cards from this set I will be comparing all of them.  So, on its own, this card is better than yesterday's Chespin card if you're looking to use it on its own since it can attack quickly for only one energy card, other than that, this card is pretty identical to yesterday's card.  So basically, if you know you're going to put this card into the active Pokemon spot before evolving it, I would consider using this card, if not and you plan on using Quilladin, use yesterday's card.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card from the BREAKthrough set.  Even though this card is better than yesterday's Chespin card, I am still not a huge fan of the card just because Seed Bomb is pretty useless, since you never want to put three energy cards on something that only has 60 HP, plus I don't like the fact there are three of the same Pokemon in this set.  So like I said above, this card is a decent option if you plan to use it on its own, but will be pretty useless later in games since it can only do 10 damage quickly or 30 damage for three energy cards.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Chespin from the BREAKthrough Pokemon Card set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of the third of three Chespin cards, which is also 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 --
True or False?  The highest rarity of any Chespin card in the English TCG is a common.
Please comment with your answer and a link to your YouTube channel.  Only one entry per person per day.  Approximately 24 hours after this review has been posted, I will use a random number generator to select a commenter who has commented with the correct answer. 


Daniel Chen said...

True if you're talking about the Chespin cards in a main set. Otherwise, it is false because of the Chespin in the Kalos starter set, the xy1 promo and the art academy promo, which have no rarity.
Daniel Chen

jacx said...

true but there is i few black star promos dont know if it counts as something more
but true

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Chasista said...

True. Has been common in all the four cards released in the English sets.


Kai Tung Ng said...

True. The highest rarity of any Chespin card in the English TCG is Common. While there have been plenty of promos, the Chespin cards with actual rarities have all been Common. This is shown in XY Base Set (12/146) and XY8 BREAKthrough (7, 8, and 9/162).

Kai Tung Ng

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sam peeters said...

The answer is True, chespin has no cards rarer than common in the English TCG.

Sam Peeters

Cabal said...

True. The highest rarity of any Chespin card in the English TCG is a common.


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