Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Prinplup from the BREAKthrough Pokemon Card set. Prinplup is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80. It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Prinplup does not have an Ability and it only has one move. The only move that this card has is called Ice Beam, for two energy cards, one each of water and colorless, this move does 30 damage, plus it paralyzes the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when flipping a coin.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Prinplup is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Piplup into play (I reviewed Piplup from this set yesterday) and then evolve Piplup into Prinplup. Prinplup does have a Stage 2 evolution in Empoleon, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed that card yet, the strategy below will act like Prinplup is the final evolution in this line. So if you read my review of Piplup, you'll know that I thought that card was an average Basic Pokemon card, it had a solid HP, low retreat cost, and even though it only had one move and this move required two energy cards to use, the move did above average damage and I thought the card could hold its own if used by itself. So knowing this about Piplup and looking at this Prinplup card, this card can do pretty much the same amount of damage as Piplup for the same amount of energy, but this card just has a higher HP and can paralyze the defending Pokemon too. So if you are for sure using Piplup in your deck, it may make sense to use one of these Prinplup cards just to strengthen this Pokemon line and be able to use it later in the game. Just looking at Prinplup on its own, I am not a huge fan of this card because it has a below average HP, and only one move that does the same amount of damage as a Basic Pokemon card.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is a slightly below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the BREAKthrough set. Outside of having a low HP and only one move, this card is good in that it has a low retreat cost and can do an average amount of damage for the move it has. So pairing this card with the Piplup card from this set, I would give both cards a combined rating of 3 out of 5.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Prinplup from the BREAKthrough set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Prinplup's Stage 2 evolution in Empoleon, which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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