Monday, November 30, 2015

Vivillon -- BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Review

Vivillon BREAKthrough Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Vivillon from the BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Set.  Vivillon is a stage 2, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 120.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Vivillon's Ability is called Energy Color, and says that once per turn you may flip a coin, if you get a heads you may move an energy card from your deck to one of your Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, Vivillon just has one move called Sleep Powder, for three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, this move does 60 damage, plus it puts the defending Pokemon to sleep.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Vivillon is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Scatterbug into play and then evolve it into Spewpa before you can evolve Spewpa into Vivillon, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last two days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought both cards were below average, since they both had really low HP, and Scatterbug really was unusable, it is unfortunate that they have such low HP because both cards have decent moves.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at Vivillon, if you want to use this card in a deck, it is best to evolve the entire line on the bench.  This Vivillon card could definitely be used in the active Pokemon spot since it has a good move that puts the defending Pokemon to sleep and does an average amount of damage, however since this card has a little lower HP, you don't want to depend on it much in the active Pokemon spot.  Of course, the main reason you'd want to use this card is for its Ability which will help you get energy cards into play much quicker and get your Pokemon set up, potentially ones that require more energy to attack.  Because this card will be used mostly for its Ability, a 1-1-1 line of this Pokemon family is best.

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.  Besides having a lower HP for a Stage 2 Pokemon card, this card is excellent, it has a great Ability and a very solid move doing damage and inflicting a special condition.  However, because both Spewpa and Scatterbug are so bad in this set, I can't give all three cards higher than a 2 out of 5 rating, but if you can utilize Vivillon's Ability, definitely use this line in a deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Vivillon from the BREAKthrough set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Skiddo, 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 Grass type Pokemon cards are in the BREAKthrough set?
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Giri Venkatesh said...

Total 17 Grass type pokemons

Giri Venkatesh

Captain C said...

There are 17 Grass type cards in BREAKthrough

Captain C

Vasil Statev said...

There are a total of 17 grass type pokemon in Breakthrough
Vasil Statev

Kai Tung Ng said...

There are 17 total Grass-Type Pokemon cards in the BREAKthrough expansion. They are: Paras, Parasect, Pinsir, Cacnea, Pansage, Simisage, Chespin, Chespin, Chespin, Quilladin, Chesnaught, Chesnaught BREAK, Scatterbug, Spewpa, Vivillon, Skiddo, and Gogoat.

Kai Tung Ng

Cabal said...

There are a total of 17 Grass type Pokemon cards in the BREAKthrough set. They are Paras (1/162, Common), Parasect (2/162, Rare), Pinsir (3/162, Uncommon), Cacnea (4/162, Common), Pansage (5/162, Common), Simisage (6/162, Rare), 3 version of Chespin (7/162, 8/162, 9/162, Common), Quilladin (10/162, Uncommon), Chesnaught (11/162, Rare Holo), Chesnaught BREAK (12/162, Rare BREAK), Scatterbug (13/162, Common), Spewpa (14/162, Uncommon), Vivillon (15/162, Rare Holo), Skiddo (16/162, Common) and Gogoat (17/162, Uncommon).


kris_is_ me_ said...

17 total

kris_is_ me_

Vanessa Buda said...



Cardboard Bender said...

17 cards.

Cardboard Bender

Ryan Ibarra said...

17 in total grass cards

Ryan Ibarra

Anthony Seaman said...

There are 17 different Grass Type Pokemon Cards.


Martin T said...


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