Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Starmie -- BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Review

Starmie BREAKthrough Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Starmie from the BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Set.  Starmie 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 one colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Starmie card does not have an Ancient Trait or an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Deep Sea Swirl, for one water energy card this move allows you to shuffle your hand into your deck and draw 7 cards.  Starmie's second move is called Balance Blind and for two energy cards, one each of water and colorless, does 30 damage, plus this move paralyzes the defending Pokemon if you and your opponent have the same number of benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Starmie is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Staryu into play (I reviewed Staryu from this set yesterday) and then evolve Staryu into Starmie.  If you read yesterday's review of Staryu, you'll know that I thought that card was a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card, it was pretty average overall but it did only have one move and that one move was based off of a coin flip, meaning it may end up doing no damage at all every single turn.  So knowing this about Staryu and looking at this Starmie card, the main reason you'll want to use this line in a deck is for Starmie's Deep Sea Swirl move giving your deck a pretty good draw mechanism.  You can replenish your hand and not only get different cards in your hand, but also add cards to it if you only had a few cards in your hand before shuffling.  Outside of Deep Sea Swirl, Balance Bind is a pretty average move that can definitely be used since it only requires two energy cards to use but again, you'll want to stick to Deep Sea Swirl.  Because Starmie isn't overpowering by any means, in a water type deck, you'll only want to use a 1-1 line of these two Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average to slightly above average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the BREAKthrough set.  If you're looking for a good draw mechanism card for your deck, Starmie definitely fits that bill.  Together with Staryu from this set I would give the two cards a 3 out of 5 rating, this line is definitely worth consideration in decks.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Starmie from the BREAKthrough set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Remoraid, 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 English sets has been Starmie been in where it is a psychic type?
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Kai Tung Ng said...

Starmie has been a Psychic-Type in four English expansions.

Kai Tung Ng


Chasista said...

In 4: Neo revelation, Skyridge, EX Hidden legends and Primal clash.



Daniel Chen said...

Starmie is Psychic Type in 4 English sets
Daniel Chen

Cabal said...

Starmie has been a Psychic type in 4 English sets.



Vanessa Buda said...




emilio riquelme perez said...

in four sets



SuperShiny Bros said...

Starmie has been a psychic type card in 4 English sets



Martin T said...

Four sets

Martin T


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