Friday, December 18, 2015

Octillery -- BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Review

Octillery BREAKthrough Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Octillery from the BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Set.  Octillery is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Octillery does have an Ability which is called Abyssal Hand and says that once per turn you may draw cards until you have 5 cards in your hand.  Octillery's second move is called Hug, for three energy cards, two water and one colorless, this move does 40 damage, plus it makes the defending Pokemon unable to retreat during their next turn.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Octillery is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Remoraid into play, there are two Remoraid cards in this set and I've reviewed both the past couple of days, and then evolve Remoraid into Octillery.  If you've read my reviews of the Remoraid cards from this set, I thought both cards were slightly below average, both having pretty much identical stats and moves, but both slow on the attack requiring two energy cards to do 20 damage.  So knowing this about the two Remoraid cards in this set and looking at this Octillery card, the main reason you would want to play this card in a deck is for its Ability.  Because of this, there is no reason to use more than a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family and no reason to ever move this line to the active Pokemon spot as both Remoraid's and Octillery's moves are underpowered.  Basically this card is used as a draw mechanism for your deck, always ensuring you have 5 cards in your hand.  So just keep this card on the bench and if your hand gets low use Octillery's Ability.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the BREAKthrough set based solely on its Ability.  Other than its Ability, this card isn't that great with only one move that is slow and doesn't do much damage, so if you don't plan on using Octillery's Ability, don't use this card in a deck.  Together with Remoraid from this set, I can only give this line a 3 out of 5 rating, this line isn't anything to write home about.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Octillery from the BREAKthrough set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Glalie EX, 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 --
True or False?  The lowest rarity of any Octillery card in the English Pokemon TCG is non holo rare.
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...

False. The lowest rarity of any Octillery card in the English Pokemon TCG is Common, from Neo Destiny (62/105).

Kai Tung Ng

ItsZip said...

Dark Octillery (Neo Destiny 62) is Common.
Some Octillerys from other expansions are Uncommon. For example: Octillery (Mysterious Treasures 57), Octillery (Platinum 58), Octillery (Plasma Blast 19)

Its Zip

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Cabal said...

False. The lowest rarity of any Octillery card in the English Pokemon TCG is a common from Neo Destiny.


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Chasista said...

False, has been common before