Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Parasect -- BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Review

Parasect BREAKthrough Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Parasect from the BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Set.  Parasect is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Parasect card does not have an Ancient Trait or an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Colorful Spores, for one colorless energy card this move allows you to search your deck for up to three different Basic energy cards and attach one each to three of your Pokemon.  Parasect's second move is called X-Scissor, for two energy cards, one each of colorless and grass, this move does 30 damage plus 30 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Parasect is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Paras into play (I reviewed Paras from this set yesterday) and then evolve Paras into Parasect.  If you read yesterday's review of Paras, you'll know that I thought that card was a very solid Basic Pokemon card, it has an average HP, low retreat cost, and one good move that only required one energy card to use, did 10 damage and also healed 10 damage from itself.  The biggest negative on Paras was the fact that it was so limited and wouldn't be effective later in games.  So knowing this about Paras and looking at this Parasect card, I think the main reason you'd want to use this Pokemon family in a deck, and it could be any type deck, is for Parasect's Colorful Spores move, it can quickly get 3 of your benched Pokemon set up, and this move is better than some because you have to use different types of energy so it works well with dual type decks.  If you want to best utilize X-Scissor, I would attach a Trick Coin trainer to this card to have a better chance of doing 60 damage.  At most, I would suggest using a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family, mainly for Colorful Spores.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the BREAKthrough set that can become above average if used in a dual type deck or with a Pokemon that requires multiple energy types to attack.  I like both of the moves on Parasect and the fact that it has an above average HP.  Of course, I wish X-Scissor wasn't based on a coin flip, but being able to do 30 damage for two energy cards isn't that bad.  So overall, the Paras and Parasect line from the BREAKthrough set is pretty average but can work well in most decks out there.

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

Free Pokemon TCG Online Code Cards:
Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
How many total English sets has Parasect been in and has it ever been a rare card in any set other than this one?
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.


Kai Tung Ng said...

Parasect has been in nine English expansions (Jungle, Base Set 2, Neo 3 Revelation, Aquapolis, EX6 FireRed & LeafGreen, DP2 Mysterious Treasures, Pt3 Supreme Victors, HeartGold & SoulSilver, and XY8 BREAKthrough) in total. There has been a Rare card in any expansion other than this one, which was Pt3 Supreme Victors (38/147).

Kai Tung Ng


kris_is_ me_ said...

9 English sets; Yes it has

kris_is_ me_


Chasista said...

Has been 8 different Parasect cards in 9 different English sets and yes, has been a rare before in Aquapolis and in Supreme Victors.



AxcieL said...

9 different english sets. And was a rare card in other sets.



Brayden Morris said...

Hey primetime - Could you specify each day whether its going to be a first-in or RNG draw on who gets the code card?

I'm from Australia, so I almost never see these things til hours after their release, I assume that everything that isn't either a quick ctrl+f or search on bulbapedia is the First-Correct Prize, but knowing would be great.

My Entry:

Parsecs has been contained in 9 previous sets in the English TCG. Breakthrough is the third rare Parasect with it previously being a rare in Aquapolis and Supreme Victors.

Brayden Morris


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Dominic Browne said...

Parasect has been in 9 English sets and indeed has been a rare prior to this current set


Cabal said...

Parasect has been in a total of 9 English sets and has been a rare card in Aquapolis (27/147, Rare) and Supreme Victors (38/147, Rare) before BREAKthrough set.