Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Pinsir -- BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Review

Pinsir BREAKthrough Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Pinsir from the BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Set.  Pinsir is a basic, 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.  Pinsir does not have an Ability or an Ancient Trait but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Overhead Throw, for one grass energy card this move does 30 damage, however it does 20 damage to one of your benched Pokemon.  Pinsir's second move is called Heavy Suplex, for three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, this move does 40 damage plus 20 more damage for each colorless energy card in your opponent's active Pokemon's retreat cost.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Pinsir is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  With that being said, this card may be worth taking a flier on if you're building a grass type deck and looking for some power, you could keep Pinsir on the bench, get three energy cards on it, then if the defending Pokemon has a three colorless energy card retreat cost, you could move Pinsir to the active Pokemon spot and do 100 damage for three energy cards.  The only time I would use Overhead Throw would be if I had another card in my deck that benefited from having damage on the benched Pokemon, otherwise, 20 damage a turn is too much to want to use Overhead Throw.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average Basic Pokemon card from the BREAKthrough set.  I like that this card has a high HP and two good moves that can both do above average damage.  As long as you're patient with this Pinsir card, it definitely has some power to it and is worth a look in most grass type decks out there.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Pinsir from the BREAKthrough set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Cacnea, 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?  All three cards that I've reviewed from the BREAKthrough set first debuted in the Jungle set.
Please respond by including the correct answer and a link to your YouTube channel.


Giri Venkatesh said...


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Chasista said...

That's awesomely true.


Kai Tung Ng said...

True. All three cards that you've reviewed from the BREAKthrough expansion first debuted in the Jungle expansion. Paras (Common: 1/162) debuted as a Common (59/64); Parasect (Rare: 2/162) debuted as an Uncommon (41/64); Pinsir (Uncommon: 3/162) debuted as a Rare Holo (9/64).

Kai Tung Ng

Cabal said...

True. All 3 cards that you've reviewed from the BREAKthrough set first debuted in the Jungle set. The 3 cards from Jungle set are Paras (59/64, Common), Parasect (41/64, Uncommon) and Pinsir (9/64, Rare Holo).


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Dominic Browne said...

True. And Jungle was also my first set too

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