Monday, December 14, 2015

Staryu -- BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Review

Staryu BREAKthrough Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Staryu from the BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Set.  Staryu is a basic, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Staryu does not have an Ancient Trait or Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Continuous Spin, this move requires one colorless energy card to use and does 10 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip a coin until you get a tails.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Staryu is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Starmie, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So, on its own, I probably wouldn't use this card on its own, mainly because the only move that this card has is based on a coin flip meaning the move could do zero damage every single time.  If you know you're going to use Starmie with this card, Staryu wouldn't be that bad since you may have to use this card for just one turn in active Pokemon spot or not use it at all.  All I can say, is if you want to use this card in your deck, attack a Trick Coin trainer to it so you have better odds of doing damage with Continuous Spin.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Starmie, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card.  This card is fairly solid overall, having an average HP, low retreat cost, and a move that only takes one energy card to use.  But the main knock on this card is that it is coin flip based meaning it may not do damage at all, so use this card with caution.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Staryu from the BREAKthrough set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Staryu's stage 1 evolution Starmie, 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 English sets has Staryu been in?
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...

Staryu has been in 16 total English expansions.

Kai Tung Ng

emilio riquelme perez said...

staryu has been in 16 expansions


Vanessa Buda said...



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SuperShiny Bros said...

Staryu has been in 15 sets plus the Golduck Break and Palkia EX Combo deck


Chasista said...

Sixteen different sets.


JAlexander said...

16 sets
Base Set 65/102
Base Set 2 95/130
Neo Revelation 56/64
Skyridge 103/144 & 104/144
EX Hidden Legends 75/101
EX Deoxys 77/107
EX Delta Species 84/113 & 85/113
Legends Awakened 122/146
Rising Rivals 83/111
HeartGold & SoulSilver 84/123
Next Destinies 23/99
XY 33/146
Primal Clash 32/160
BREAKthrough 29/162
Gym Heroes 90/132
Gym Challenge 92/132

Jean Alexander

Martin T said...

16 sets

Martin T

Charles IX said...

16 sets

Charles IX

Dhruv Raghunath said...

staryu hasbeen in 16 sets