Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Quilava from the BREAKthrough Pokemon Card set. Quilava is a stage 1, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80. It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Quilava does not have an Ability or an Ancient Trait and it only has one move. The only move that this card has is called Mini Eruption, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of fire and colorless, and does 30 damage plus 30 more damage if the top card of your deck when discarding that card is an energy card.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Quiliva is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Cyndaquil into play (I reviewed Cyndaquil from this set yesterday) and then evolve Cyndaquil into Quilava. Quilava does have a Stage 2 evolution in Typhlosion, 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 Quilava is the final evolution in this line. So if you read my review of Cyndaquil, you'll know that I thought that card was an average Basic Pokemon card, it had a solid HP, low retreat cost, and two moves that both did damage so I could definitely see the card being used on its own. So knowing this about Cyndaquil and looking at this Quilava card, I would not recommend using these two cards together without using Typhlosion. The main reason I say this is because Quilava has a low HP and a weak move for a Stage 1 card that can do above average damage but requires a lot to guarantee that it can do that amount. So there is no reason to use this card in a deck without Typhlosion and this card is so poor, I would evolve the whole line on the bench instead of wanting to use Quilava in the active Pokemon spot.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is a very poor Stage 1 Pokemon card from the BREAKthrough set. This card just doesn't appeal to me at all, it has a low HP and only one move that does below average damage for the amount of energy cards it requires and the fact that this card is a Stage 1 card. So like I mentioned above, stay away from this card at all costs unless you have to use it to get Typhlosion into play. Together with Cyndaquil from this set, I can only give these two cards a 1 out of 5 rating, there is just no reason to use this Quilava card.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Quilava from the BREAKthrough set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Quilava's Stage 2 evolution in Typhlosion, which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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