Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Corphish -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Corphish Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Corphish from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Corphish 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. Corphish does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Vice Grip, for one colorless energy card this move does 10 damage.  Corphish's second move is called Knock Off and for two colorless energy cards, this move allows you to discard a random card from your opponent's hand.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Corphish is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Crawdaunt, which I'll be reviewing in a few weeks since it is a darkness type Pokemon, 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, this card isn't of much use since it can only do a maximum of 10 damage a turn.  So I wouldn't recommend using this card in a deck.  But if you choose to use this card, you can use it in practically any deck since it just requires colorless energy cards to attack, however, since it can only do 10 damage a turn, I wouldn't want to put Corphish into the active Pokemon spot much later than the start of the game.  Once in the active Pokemon spot, I would use Vice Grip most turns, I wouldn't waste an energy card to use Knock Off at all.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Crawdaunt, this card is a below average Basic Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  This card does have an average HP, low retreat cost, and two moves, but the main reason I'm giving this card a below average rating is because its attacks are both very weak, one being able to do 10 damage and the other move not being able to do any damage at all.  So if you're looking for a Basic Pokemon card to use in your deck, please look elsewhere, this Corphish card just isn't that great.

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Whiscash 41/160 -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Whiscash Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Whiscash from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second Whiscash card that I've reviewed from this set.  Whiscash is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Whiscash card has an Ancient Trait with the Growth attribute which says that when you attach an energy card from your hand to Whiscash, you may attach two energy cards instead of just one.  Besides the Ancient Trait, Whiscash has two moves.  The first move that it has is called Water Gun, this move does 40 damage for three energy cards, two colorless and one water.  Whiscash's second move is called Earthquake, this move requires four energy cards to use, two each of water and colorless, and does 120 damage, however it does also do 20 damage to each of your own benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Whiscash is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Barboach into play (I reviewed Barboach from this set two days ago) and then evolve Barboach into Whiscash, there are actually two Whiscash cards from this set, and I'll be comparing the two at the end of this section.  If you read my review of Barboach, you'll know that I thought that card was a below average Basic Pokemon card mainly because it had a lower HP, and a high retreat cost, but the one move it did have, even though it required two energy cards to use, did above average damage.  So knowing this about Barboach and looking at this Whiscash card, this card is very slow to attack, so you'll want to set up this entire line on the bench, getting four energy cards on it before moving it to the active Pokemon spot.  I would not use Water Gun unless you can knock the defending Pokemon out with it.  I would try and otherwise you Earthquake every single turn, but making sure to not have many Pokemon on my bench, and making sure that I wouldn't knock any of them out by using Earthquake.  I would also make sure to have several Fresh Water Set trainer cards in my deck so that I could quickly heal the damage done from Earthquake on my benched Pokemon.  Comparing the two Whiscash cards from this set, this card can do more damage, but it is much slower and has a higher retreat cost, if I were to choose one, I would recommend yesterday's Whiscash, not only can it attack quicker, I think both of its moves are better as well.  So I would stick with my plan from yesterday of using a 1-1 line of this family in a deck, and unless you really like the idea of doing 120 damage a turn but also damaging your own Pokemon, not using this card in a deck.  So far it seems, cards that have an Ancient Trait on them, really aren't that great.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  Even though this card has a well above average HP and two moves, this card isn't much better than average in my opinion because it has a very high retreat cost, and two slow moves, even though its Ancient Trait will make them quicker.  I just don't want to use three energy cards to only do 40 damage, and then put four energy cards on Whiscash and end up doing 20 or more damage to each of my benched Pokemon.  So together with Barboach from this set, I cannot give this two cards combined a higher than 2 out of 5 rating, I definitely recommend the other Whiscash from this set more.

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Whiscash 40/160 -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Whiscash Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Whiscash from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two Whiscash cards I'll be reviewing consecutively.  Whiscash is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Whiscash card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Amnesia, for one colorless energy card this move does 20 damage, plus this move disables one of your opponent's active Pokemon's attacks.  Whiscash's second move is called Rising Lunge, this move requires three energy cards to use, one water and two colorless, and does 60 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin it does 30 more damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Whiscash is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Barboach into play (I reviewed Barboach from this set yesterday) and then evolve Barboach into Whiscash, there are actually two Whiscash cards from this set, and I'll be reviewing the second one tomorrow and then comparing the two.  If you read yesterday's review of Barboach, you'll know that I thought that card was a below average Basic Pokemon card mainly because it had a lower HP, and a high retreat cost, but the one move it did have, even though it required two energy cards to use, did above average damage.  So knowing this about Barboach and looking at this Whiscash card, this is a card if you want to use it to attach a Trick Coin item to, that way you have a better chance at being able to do 90 damage a turn when using Rising Lunge.  Because Barboach is a little slower to attack, I would evolve Barboach into Whiscash as soon as possible, then you can do the same amount of damage for one energy card less until you get 3 energy cards on Whiscash and can do at least 60 damage every turn.  If I were building a water type deck, I would definitely consider using a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family, it is definitely a solid line overall.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a slightly above average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  I am pretty high on this card other than its retreat cost.  This card has a good HP, and two average to above average moves, so again if you are looking for a solid couple of cards to put into your deck, give Barboach and Whiscash from this set a run in your deck, together I would give them a 3 out of 5 rating.

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Barboach -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Barboach Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Barboach from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Barboach is a basic, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Barboach does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that it has is called Rain Splash, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of water and colorless, and does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Barboach is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Whiscash, which I'll be reviewing the next two days, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed either of those cards yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So, on its own, I would definitely consider using one of these cards in a water type deck if you're in desperate need of a starter type Pokemon, I would then try to start the game off with Barboach in the active Pokemon spot, and then use Rain Splash every turn, being able to knock out most Basic Pokemon in two turns.  However, I would not use more than one of this card in a deck and possibly not use it at all because of its low HP, and the fact that the only move that this card does have requires two energy cards to use, thus making it a little slower later in games and easier to knock out with such a low HP.  So to summarize, this card could be used in a deck because of its above average move, but other than that, this card isn't very good, and I would not recommend using this one in a deck without using Whiscash.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Whiscash, this card a below average Basic Pokemon card.  Like I said in the strategy section of this post, the one good thing on this card is the move Barboach has as it does above average damage, but other than that this card is pretty poor, thus the below average rating.  So if you're in search of a Basic, water type Pokemon card to use in your deck, this one could be considered because of its good move, but ultimately you'll find better cards than this one to use.

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Wailord EX -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Wailord EX Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Wailord EX and Wailord EX Full Art from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Wailord EX is a basic, EX, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 250. It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Wailord's Ability is called Water Veil, this ability removes all special conditions from Wailord when you attach a card to it.  Besides the Ability, Wailord just has one move called High Breaching, this move requires five water energy cards and does 120 damage, however using this move Wailord is asleep.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Wailord EX is a basic Pokemon card you won't need to use any other cards with this card.  But remember, because this card is an EX card, if this card is knocked out, two prize cards are taken instead of one.  So knowing this about Wailord EX, I would not recommend using this card in a deck.  Besides having a massive HP, this card is way too slow in my opinion to use, and does just as much damage as both Swampert cards from this set, but at least with those cards they don't go to sleep after using and the energy cost is less.  I know you can always attach an energy card to Wailord and because of its Ability awaken Wailord so it can attack again, but unless you have an easy way of moving energy cards from one Pokemon to another, you don't want to have all of your energy cards tied to this card.  So again, I would not recommend using this card in a deck, it is too slow in my opinion and the attack cost is too high, so this card is mainly a collector's card, something to be proud to have in your collection, since it has such a high HP.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average, EX Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  Like I mentioned above, if you can quickly move energy cards from Wailord EX every time you attach one to wake it up, this card is somewhat usable, just extremely.  If you can't do this, this card should not be used at all, and just is a high HP EX card that isn't suitable for actually play.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Ludicolo 37/160 -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Ludicolo Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Ludicolo from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second Ludicolo card that I've reviewed from this set, the first Ludicolo card was a grass type card.  Ludicolo is a stage 2, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Ludicolo does not have an Ability but it does have an Ancient Trait called Recovery which says that any time Ludicolo is healed, double the amount it is healed.  Besides the Ancient Trait, Ludicolo has two moves, the first move called Astonish, this move requires one colorless energy card to use and does 30 damage, plus you get to choose a random card from your opponent's hand and have them shuffle it back into their deck.  Ludicolo's second move is called Splash Dance, this move requires three energy cards to use, two colorless and one water, and does 60 damage, however during Ludicolo's next turn, this same move does 120 damage instead of 60.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Ludicolo is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Lotad into play and then evolve it into Lombre before you can evolve Lombre into Ludicolo, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them in the past.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that both of those Pokemon are pretty average, I rated Lotad a bit below average but that was because it was limited in what it could do having only one move and the only move it had requiring two energy cards, Lombre I gave a 3 rating and it was very good except for its low HP, other than that it had two, quick, solid damage moves.  Like I mentioned above, I have also reviewed the first Ludicolo card in this set already and I am a big fan since it can do 80 damage a turn and heal 20 damage from each of your Pokemon.  So knowing this about those two Pokemon and the other Ludicolo card from this set, I would recommend using this entire family, including both Ludicolo cards in a dual type grass and water type deck.  You could try and get this Ludicolo card into the active Pokemon first, being able to do 180 damage in two turns with Splash Dance, then eventually retreating it for the other Ludicolo card, then being able to do 80 damage a turn with that one and healing 40 damage a turn from this Ludicolo card.  Both Lotad and Lombre aren't bad at all, so I would recommend using a 4-3-2 line of this family.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  This card in my opinion is just a little bit worse than the grass type Ludicolo card but it is definitely worth using in a deck since it has an Ancient Trait and two good moves.  Overall, if you are thinking about building a water and grass type deck, this should be one of the families you first think about using, altogether, I would give the entire line a 4 out of 5 rating.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Swampert 36/160 -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Swampert Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Swampert from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of two consecutive Swampert cards I've reviewed from this set.  Swampert is a stage 2, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Swampert does have both an Ancient Trait, called Growth, and an Ability called Diving Search.  Growth says that whenever you attach an energy card from your hand to Swampert, you may attach another energy card as well.  Diving Search says that once per turn you may search your deck for any card that you'd like and place that card on the top of the deck.  Besides the Ability and Ancient Trait, Swampert does have one move called Hydro Pump, this move requires three colorless energy cards to use and does 40 damage plus 30 more damage for each water energy card attached to Swampert.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Swampert is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Mudkip into play and then evolve it into Marshtomp before you can evolve Marshtomp into Swampert, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last few days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought Mudkip was an above average Basic Pokemon card that would work well on its own, but Marshtomp was better than an average Stage 1 card.  So knowing this about those two Pokemon, and knowing that I am a big fan of the first Swampert card from this set, I am an even bigger fan of this card.  It overall can do the same amount of damage, if you attach three water energy cards to Swampert, but it can do that damage for one energy card less and if you use Swampert's Ability to get energy cards on it, this card is that much faster.  So what I would recommend is building a water type deck around this Pokemon line and using both Swampert cards in it.  Using a 4-3-3 line of this Pokemon family, and including the other Swampert card from this set to do damage to your opponent's benched Pokemon, and just to have a little higher HP when attacking.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  This card is, like yesterday's Swampert card is very powerful being able to do at least 120 damage a turn, if the card has all water energy attached to it.  Besides a powerful attack, this card also has an Ancient Trait and Ability which are both very useful.  So again, you can't go wrong with using either Swampert card from this set in your deck, and I would recommend using both.  So overall, I would give the line of Mudkip, Marshtomp, and Swampert from the Primal Clash set a 5 out of 5 rating, it is definitely a line to build a deck around.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Swampert 35/160 -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Swampert Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Swampert from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two consecutive Swampert cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Swampert is a stage 2, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 150.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Swampert does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Water Arrow, for three energy cards, two colorless and one water, this move does 60 damage to one of your opponent's Pokemon.  Swampert's second move is called Waterfall, this move requires four energy cards to use, two each of colorless and water, and does 120 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Swampert is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Mudkip into play and then evolve it into Marshtomp before you can evolve Marshtomp into Swampert, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last couple of days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought Mudkip was an above average Basic Pokemon card that would work well on its own, but Marshtomp was better than an average Stage 1 card.  So knowing this about those two Pokemon, and knowing there is another Swampert card from this set, looking at this specific Swampert card, I would highly recommend using this card in a water type deck and potentially building a deck around this line.  I say this because Swampert has two very powerful moves, the first one could be better utilized in a spread damage type deck and the second move is just a powerful move that will be able to knock out many Pokemon in just one turn.  So to best use this Swampert card, I would try and set up the entire line on the bench, get four energy cards on Swampert and then move it to the active Pokemon spot and then use Waterfall every turn.  You could also use this card in a spread damage type deck, leaving this card on your bench with four energy cards on it, you could use a move that does 10 or 20 damage to each of your opponent's Pokemon, then you could use Water Arrow to knock out a specifically weak Pokemon on your opponent's bench.  I would recommend using a 3-2-2 line of these Pokemon family.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  This card is just a very powerful Stage 2 Pokemon card and is worth the wait evolving Mudkip into Marshtomp and Marshtomp into Swampert.  Even though all this card can do is do damage, it can do major damage with the moves it has.  I like how this card can either choose to attack a benched Pokemon doing average damage or the defending Pokemon and do well above average damage.  Combined, Mudkid, Marshtomp, and this Swampert card would get a 4 out of 5 rating from me, I am a big fan of this family, and would recommend using it in a deck.

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Marshtomp -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Marshtomp Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Marshtomp from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card set.  Marshtomp 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 three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Marshtomp does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Mud-Slap, for two energy cards, one each of water and colorless, this move does 30 damage.  Marshtomp's second move is called Endeaver, this move requires three energy cards to use, two colorless and one water, and does 40 damage plus 20 more damage for each heads you get when you flip two coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Marshtomp is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Mudkip into play (I reviewed Mudkip from this set yesterday) and then evolve Mudkip into Marshtomp.  Marshtomp does have a stage 2 evolution in Swampert that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed those cards yet, there are two of them, the strategy below will act like Marshtomp is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review of Mudkip, you'll know that I thought that card a very solid Basic Pokemon card and a card that could easily be used on its own in a water type deck as a starter Pokemon, since it had two quick moves that both did solid damage.  So knowing this about Mudkip from Primal Clash and looking at this Marshtomp card, this card is definitely not on par with how good the Mudkip card was as a Basic Pokemon, so I wouldn't highly recommend using these two cards together without Swampert.  I would definitely consider using these two Pokemon cards together, but more than likely I would choose to just use Mudkip by itself.  If you do choose to use Marshtomp in a deck, only use a 2-1 line of Mudkip and Marshtomp.  Depending on how soon you get Mudkip into the active Pokemon spot will determine the first move you use with Marshtomp but of course, I would in the end want three energy cards on Marshtomp and to attach a Trick Coin item card to this card so that Endeavor has a good chance of doing at least 60 damage a turn, which is the average damage for a move that costs three energy cards to use.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  This card is definitely not as good as Mudkip was for a Basic Pokemon card but it is still an average card overall.  It has a solid HP, and two moves, neither move spectacular but neither move that bad either.  The only thing I am not a huge fan of on this card is its retreat cost which is quite high.  But overall, if you're looking for a good water type Pokemon line, I would give Mudkip and Marshtomp combined a 3 out of 5 rating.

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Mudkip -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Mudkip Primal Clash
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Mudkip from the Primal Clash set.  Mudkip 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.  Mudkip does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Tackle, for one water energy card this move does 10 damage.  Mudkip's second move is called Mud-Slap, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of water and colorless, and does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Mudkip is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Marshtomp and a stage 2 evolution in Swampert, which I'll be reviewing the next two days, you'll more than likely want to use those cards with this Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed those cards yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolutions.  So on its own, this card is a great starter type Pokemon to use in a water type deck or an even better way to start off this entire Pokemon family.  I would definitely consider putting a couple of these into a water type deck, all on their own.  You can try and get one of them into the active Pokemon spot to start the game and do 10 damage the first turn and 20 damage every turn after that.  Since this card has two moves that both require little energy, this card is both quick, and will do significant damage to other Basic Pokemon with HP below 60.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very solid Basic Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set and one that should be used as a starter type Pokemon in most water type decks.  There isn't one thing that I dislike about this card, it has an average HP, low retreat cost, and two average, but very solid moves, so you can't ask for much better from a card you'll only want to use at the beginning of the game to quickly do damage and give time to set up your benched Pokemon.

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Staryu -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Staryu Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Staryu from the Primal Clash 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 Ability and it only has one move called Lunge, this move requires one colorless energy card and does 20 damage, however if you flip a coin and get tails, the move does nothing.

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 in a few weeks since it is a psychic type Pokemon, 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 would not recommend using this card in a deck, even though this card has everything at least average on it, with an above average move, with the only caveat being you have to flip a coin to see if you can attack or not, which makes this card unusable.  So unless you really like Staryu, are feeling lucky, or want to use a Trick Coin tool card with Staryu, do not use this card in a deck, because you don't want to put this card into the active Pokemon spot and not be able to do any damage to the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Starmie, this card is a well below average Basic Pokemon card mainly for the reason it doesn't have a move that can for sure do damage.  So like I said in the strategy section of this post, unless you're feeling pretty lucky or just want to have Staryu in your deck, do not use this card, and find other water type Pokemon to use.

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Seadra -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Seadra Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Seadra from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card set.  Seadra 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.  Seadra does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Knockout Needle, for one water energy card this move does 10 damage plus 40 more damage if you get two heads when you flip two coins.  Seadra's second move is called Water Gun, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of colorless and water and does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Seadra is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Horsea into play (I reviewed Horsea from this set yesterday) and then evolve Horsea into Seadra.  Seadra does have a stage 2 evolution in Kingdra that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed that card yet, which is a dragon type card, the strategy below will act like Seadra is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review of Horsea, you'll know that I thought it was a very poor Basic Pokemon card since the only move it had could not do any damage at all, and the only thing it could do, paralysis, was still based on a coin flip.  So knowing how poor Horsea from this set is, and looking at this Seadra card, I wouldn't not recommend using this Pokemon line in a deck, at least the two of them without using Kingdra.  In my opinion, the moves on Seadra are more commonly seen on Basic Pokemon and since this is a Stage 1 card with a very poor Basic evolution, I cannot recommend using this line in a deck.  If you choose to use just Horsea and Seadra in a deck, don't use more than a 1-1 line and try and get Horsea evolved into Seadra immediately and use Water Gun every turn.  This card can still attack pretty quickly, which is good, and maybe if you're feeling lucky, you'll be able to do 50 damage a turn with Seadra.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  Besides having two moves that can attack quickly and a low retreat cost, this card isn't that great, with a low HP, and two weaker moves, coupled with a very poor Horsea card, this line just shouldn't be used in a deck.  Together with Horsea from this set, I can't give this family a combined rating of anything higher than a 1 out of 5, stay away.

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Horsea -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Horsea Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Horsea from the Primal Clash set.  Horsea 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.  Horsea does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Bubble, for one water energy card this move paralyzes the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when you flip a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Horsea is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Seadra and a stage 2 evolution in Kingdra, which I'll be reviewing in the future, you'll more than likely want to use those cards with this Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed those cards yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolutions.  So on its own, I would not recommend using this card in a deck since it does not have a move that for sure does damage, and the only move that it does have is a coin flip based move, meaning you only have a 50/50 shot of it working.  So unless you really love Horsea and want it in your deck, do not use this card in your deck.  If you choose to use this card in your deck, use this card early in the game, basically use it to set up your benched Pokemon, put it into the active Pokemon spot to start, put an energy card on it, then try and make it so your opponent cannot attack each and every turn.  Then, when one of your benched Pokemon is set up, retreat Horsea to your bench and leave it there the remainder of the game.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, without considering Seadra or Kingdra, this is a well below average Basic Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  This card does have an average HP and low retreat cost, but this card just cannot be used on its own since it only has one move, but this one move not only doesn't do damage but it may not even work most of the time since it is a coin flip based move, so if you're building a water type deck, please look elsewhere for Basic Pokemon to use.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Camerupt EX -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Camerupt Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Camerupt EX and Camerupt EX Full Art from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Camerupt EX is a basic, EX, fire type Pokemon card with an hp of 180. It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Camerupt does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Tumbling Attack, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of fire and colorless, and does 30 damage plus 30 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin.  Camerupt's second move is called Explosive Jet, this move requires four energy cards to use, two each of colorless and fire, and does 50 damage times the number of fire energy cards you choose to discard from your Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Camerupt EX is a basic Pokemon card you won't need to use any other cards with this card.  But remember, because this card is an EX card, if this card is knocked out, two prize cards are taken instead of one.  So knowing this about Camerupt EX, the only time I would recommend using this card in a deck is if you're using it with the Blaziken line from this set.  That way, you can have no fear putting Camerupt into the active Pokemon spot once you have four energy cards on it and using Explosive Jet every time discarding energy cards, then put Blaziken in the active Pokemon spot after that to retrieve energy cards from the discard pile.  If you aren't using Blaziken in your deck, I would highly recommend against using this card in a deck since it requires a lot of energy cards to attack and a lot of energy cards to retreat.  Regardless of the deck you're building, if you choose to use this card at all, I wouldn't use more than 1 of them in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average, EX Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  Like I mentioned above, this card could become better if used with Blaziken, but overall I would not recommend using this card in a deck since it takes four energy cards to do major damage, and you have to discard more energy to make sure that move does damage.  So if you're looking for some power for your fire type deck, I would guide you elsewhere.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Blaziken -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Blaziken Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Blaziken from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Blaziken is a stage 2, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Blaziken does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Spreading Flames, this move requires one fire energy card to use and it allows you to attach three fire energy cards from your discard pile to your Pokemon in any way that you like.  Blaziken's second move is called Heat Blow, for two energy cards, one each of fire and colorless, this move does 100 damage, however you must discard an energy card attached to Blaziken after using it.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Blaziken is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Torchic into play and then evolve it into Combusken before you can evolve Combusken into Blaziken, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed all three cards, since there are two Torchic cards, the past few days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that neither Torchic card was that great but I definitely preferred the first one over the second one, and Combusken I thought was just average, having two good moves, but a low HP.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this family and looking at Blaziken, this card fits very well with Combusken, since both cards are fast to attack and can do a fair amount of damage.  Since this card is quick on the attack, I would try and evolve Torchic all the way up Blaziken very early in the game, get two energy cards on it, then use Heat Blow every turn, more than likely being able to one hit knock out most Basic Pokemon with that move.  However, this card will also help you later in games since it can retrieve discarded energy, you can then either power up Blaziken very quickly or your benched Pokemon or a combination of the two.  So I would highly recommend putting a 1-1-1 line of this Pokemon family into a fire type deck, especially if you're looking for some quick power.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a slightly above average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  I really don't have any complaints about this card, it has a solid HP, low retreat cost, and two moves that work well together, one that does major damage but discards an energy, and the other a move that retrieves discarded energy.  So overall, I would give this entire line a 3 out of 5 rating, Torchic is definitely the down Pokemon in this line, but with each evolution the line improves, so don't be afraid to use this family of Pokemon from Primal Clash in your deck.

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Combusken -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Combusken Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Combusken from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card set.  Combusken 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.  Combusken does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Quick Attack, for one fire energy card this move does 20 damage plus 20 more damage if you get a heads when flipping a coin.  Combusken's second move is called Spiral Kick, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of fire and colorless, and does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Combusken is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get one of the two Torchic cards from this set into play (I reviewed both of those cards the past two days) and then evolve Torchic into Combusken.  Combusken does have a stage 2 evolution in Blaziken 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 Combusken is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read my reviews of the Torchic cards from this set, you'll know that I wasn't the greatest of fans of either card from this set, the first card that I reviewed, numbered 25/160 was definitely the one I recommended since it could do damage every turn, and it had a decent HP.  So knowing this about the Torchic cards from this set and looking at Combusken, I would definitely consider using a 1-1 line of Torchic and Combusken in a deck, trying to get Combusken into the active Pokemon spot as quickly as possible and then trying to use either of Combusken's moves early in the game, thus being able to knock out most Basic Pokemon in two moves.  Other than early in the game, this card won't be that great because of its low HP, so that is why if I were to use this line at all, I would only include 1 of each, but more than likely I wouldn't use it at all.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  Other than having a lower HP, this card is pretty solid, it has two moves, that are both quick and do a fair amount of damage, plus it has a low retreat cost.  But because Torchic isn't that great and Combusken has a lower HP, I wouldn't necessarily recommend using this card in a deck even though I gave it an average rating, because combined with the Torchic cards from this set, I can only give them a 2 out of 5 rating.

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Torchic 26/160 -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Torchic Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Torchic from the Primal Clash set.  This is the second of two consecutive reviews I've done on Torchic.  This Torchic is a basic, fire type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Torchic card has an Ancient Trait called Barrage that says Torchic may attack twice a turn if the first move that Torchic uses knocks out the defending Pokemon.  So besides the Ancient Trait, Torchic does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Flare Bonus, this move requires one fire energy card to use and says to discard a fire energy card from your hand and draw 2 cards from your deck.  Torchic's second move is called Claw, this move requires one fire energy card and does 20 damage, however, if you get a tails when flipping a coin, this move does absolutely nothing.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Torchic is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Combusken and a stage 2 evolution in Blaziken, which I'll be reviewing the next two days, you'll more than likely want to use those cards with this Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed those cards yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolutions but I will compare the two Torchic cards at the end of this section.  So on its own, I would highly recommend not using this card in a deck.  Even though it can potentially attack twice a turn, this card has a great chance of not being able to do damage at all, since the first move that it has doesn't do any damage and the second one is based on a coin flip.  So again, I would not recommend using this card at all, if you want to use Torchic in your deck or plan on using Combusken and Blaziken, use yesterday's Torchic card with it.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very poor Basic Pokemon card especially considering it has an Ancient Trait on it.  So I was very disappointed after looking at this card, I am just not a fan of moves that are based entirely on coin flips, and add in this card has below average HP for a Basic Pokemon card, and I just can't find a reason to want to use this card in a deck.

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Torchic 25/160 -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Torchic Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Torchic from the Primal Clash set.  This is the first of two consecutive reviews I'll be doing of Torchic.  Torchic is a basic, fire type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Torchic does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Ember, this move requires one fire energy card to use and does 20 damage, however if you get a tails when you flip a coin, you must discard a fire type energy card attached to Torchic.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Torchic is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Combusken and a stage 2 evolution in Blaziken, which I'll be reviewing the next few days, you'll more than likely want to use those cards with this Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed those cards yet, and I haven't even reviewed the second Torchic card from this set, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolutions or knowing which Torchic card is better.  So on its own, I would not recommend using this card in a deck.  The main reason being is that you're going to have to continuously attach energy cards to this card just to be able to attack if you get tails when flipping a coin.  As a starter type Pokemon, I would much rather have a card that can do 10 damage a turn for only one energy card and be able to use that move every single turn without having to add more energy to the card.  So unless you're desperate to use this card in your deck, I would not recommend using it.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  Even though I wouldn't recommend using this card in a deck, it really isn't that bad, it has an average HP, low retreat cost, and the one move it does have, does do above average damage as long as you can flip a heads every turn.  But like I said, because this card cannot consistently attack without having to add energy to it, I would look elsewhere for a Basic Pokemon card to use.

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Magcargo 24/160 -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Magcargo Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Magcargo from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second Magcargo card that I will be reviewing from this set.  Magcargo is a stage 1, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Magcargo has an Ancient Trait ability which is referenced as a Barrier and says that any time your opponent plays a trainer card that affects Magcargo in any way, all effects of that card are prevented.  Besides the Ancient Trait, this card does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Ram, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of fire and colorless, and does 30 damage.  Magcargo's second move is called Indomitable Blaze, this move requires three energy cards to use, two colorless and one fire, and does 60 damage plus 60 more damage if the defending Pokemon is an EX.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Magcargo is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Slugma into play (I reviewed Slugma from this set two days ago) and then evolve Slugma into Magcargo, there are actually two Magcargo cards from this set, I reviewed the other one in this set yesterday.  If you read my review of Slugma, you'll know that I thought that card was a very poor Basic Pokemon card only receiving a 1 rating from me.  Outside of an above average HP, that card had two very poor moves, and a high retreat cost.  So knowing this about Slugma and looking at this specific Magcargo card, I wouldn't recommend using this card in a deck.  Even though Magcargo has an above average HP, two moves, and an Ancient Trait, none of these I am that big of a fan of so I would definitely recommend using the other Magcargo card from this set.  If you are already using a 1-1 line of Slugma and Magcargo in your deck, it may not hurt to add one more of each Slugma and then this Magcargo card, that way if your opponent ever does use EX cards in their deck, this card would be able to do 120 damage a turn for only three energy cards.  But again, if I were to choose between the two Magcargo cards in this set, yesterday's would be the one I prefer much more.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  Like I stated in the previous section, this card does have a lot going for it, with a high HP and two solid moves, but compared to the other Magcargo card in this set and other Stage 1 cards overall, I cannot give this card a better than average rating.  So if I were to use this card with Slugma from this set, I would only give the two of them a 2 out of 5 rating, I would not recommend them.

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Magcargo 23/160 -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Magcargo Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Magcargo from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two Magcargo cards I'll be reviewing consecutively.  Magcargo is a stage 1, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 120.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Magcargo card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Flame Burst, for one fire energy card this move does 20 damage plus 20 damage each to two of your opponent's benched Pokemon.  Magcargo's second move is called Flamethrower, this move requires three energy cards to use, two colorless and one fire, and does 90 damage, however you must discard an energy card attached to Magcargo.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Magcargo is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Slugma into play (I reviewed Slugma from this set yesterday) and then evolve Slugma into Magcargo, there are actually two Magcargo cards from this set, and I'll be reviewing the second one tomorrow and then comparing the two.  If you read yesterday's review of Slugma, you'll know that I thought that card was a very poor Basic Pokemon card only receiving a 1 rating from me.  Outside of an above average HP, that card had two very poor moves, and a high retreat cost.  So knowing this about Slugma and looking at this Magcargo card, if you choose to use this line in a deck, which I would recommend using a 1-1 line in a spread damage type deck, I would make sure and set this line up on the bench, that way you can get three energy cards on Magcargo and when it is moved to the active Pokemon spot be able to do 60 damage for one energy card using Flame Burst, or 90 damage with Flamethrower.  I myself would try and incorporate this Pokemon family in a spread damage type deck, that way you can either knock out multiple Pokemon at one time with Flame Burst or you can set up your opponent's benched Pokemon for a Pokemon you'll be using later.  But because you have three energy cards on Magcargo, you can just choose to knock out the defending Pokemon, hopefully in one turn, by using Flamethrower.

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 Primal Clash set, one that I was going to give a 5 rating but didn't when I released that its retreat cost was higher than the amount of energy cards it required to attack.  So besides the high retreat cost, Magcargo is very solid, it has an above average HP, and two great moves.  So I would highly recommend at least giving this Pokemon family some consideration when you're either building a fire type deck or a spread damage type deck.  Together with Slugma, which I gave a 1 rating, I would still rate this entire line a 3 out of 5.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Slugma -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Slugma Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Slugma from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Slugma is a basic, fire type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Slugma does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Grass Fire, this move requires one fire energy card to use and allows you to discard a grass type energy card attached to the defending Pokemon.  Slugma's second move is called Ram, this move requires three energy cards, two of colorless and one fire, and does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Slugma is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Magcargo, which I'll be reviewing the next two days, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed either of those cards yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So, on its own, I would not recommend using this card at all, besides having a high HP, this card is very poor overall.  Both of its moves are not good, Ram doing well below average damage, and if you want to use this card on its own without Magcargo, you'll have to give up three energy cards just to retreat it from the active Pokemon spot.  So I won't even lay out a strategy here since no one should be using this card on its own.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Magcargo, this card a very poor Basic Pokemon card from the Primal Clash and one of the worst cards I've reviewed so far from this set.  Not only is this Basic Pokemon card very slow on the attack, at least to do damage, when you finally get three energy cards on this card, it does well below average damage, then if you want to retreat Slugma, you'll have to give up those energy cards you just worked so hard to put on Slugma.  So on its own I would not recommend using Slugma in a deck, if you're considering using Magcargo in your deck, this card may be an alright stepping stone to that Pokemon.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Ninetales -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Ninetales Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Ninetales from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Ninetales is a stage 1, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Ninetales' Ability is called Barrier Shrine and says that neither player can play any Stadium cards from their hand.  Besides the Ability, Ninetales just has one move called Flickering Flames, this move requires three energy cards to use, two fire and one colorless, and does 70 damage plus puts the defending Pokemon to sleep.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Ninetales is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Vulpix into play (I reviewed Vulpix from this set yesterday) and then evolve Vulpix into Ninetales.  If you read yesterday's review of Vulpix, you'll know that I thought that card was a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card that I still gave a 3 rating.  I had really nothing to complain about, but it was just limited in what it could do, having two moves, neither requiring more than an energy card to use but neither move doing more than 10 damage.  So knowing this about Vulpix and looking at this Ninetales card, I would recommend using a 1-1 line of these two cards if you're building a fire type deck.  You could either try and use Vulpix as a starter type Pokemon doing 10 damage a turn right away, or you could set up this entire line on the bench, utilizing Ninetales' Ability while on the bench, then once you get three energy cards on Ninetales using Flickering Flames every turn, which is a very good move.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  Even though I am giving this card an average rating, I am a big fan of Ninetales only move since it not only does above average damage but it also put the defending Pokemon to sleep.  You can't go wrong by using this move multiple times during the game.  So together with Vulpix from this set, I would give these two cards a combined rating of 3 out of 5, the same rating I gave both cards individually.

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Monday, March 9, 2015

Vulpix -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Vulpix Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Vulpix from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Vulpix is a basic, fire type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Vulpix does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Roar, this move requires one colorless energy card to use and makes your opponent switch their active Pokemon with one of their benched Pokemon.  Vulpix's second move is called Gnaw, this move requires one fire energy card to use and does 10 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Vulpix is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Ninetales, 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, this card could be used, if you need a starter type Pokemon in a fire type deck, or if you are using a spread damage type deck, and one of your Pokemon does damage to those Pokemon that already have damage on them, in this case, I would get Vulpix into the active Pokemon spot to start the game, do Gnaw one turn, then Roar the next to hopefully spread damage onto several of the opponent's Pokemon, the only downfall of this strategy is that the opponent gets to decide the Pokemon they put into the active Pokemon spot.  Like I said, this card could also be used as a starter type Pokemon since it can do 10 damage for one energy card, but I would probably hold back on doing so just because this card is quite limited in what it can do.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Ninetales, this card is a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  Even though I wouldn't highly recommend using this card in a deck, outside of the fact it can only do 10 damage a turn, this card does have a low retreat cost, average HP, and two moves, both moves being at least average.  So if you're building a deck and need a Basic Pokemon card to use in it, this card is at least worth a look.

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Trevenant EX -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Trevenant EX Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Trevenant EX and Trevenant EX Full Art from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Trevenant EX is a basic, EX, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 180. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Trevenant does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Dark Forest, for one grass energy card this move does 20 damage, plus it makes the defending Pokemon unable to retreat during its next turn.  Trevenant's second move is called Wood Blast, this move requires three colorless energy cards to use and does 50 damage plus 20 more damage for each grass energy card attached to this Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Trevenant EX is a basic Pokemon card you won't need to use any other cards with this card.  But remember, because this card is an EX card, if this card is knocked out, two prize cards are taken instead of one.  So knowing this about Trevenant EX, if you're looking for some major power in your grass you should definitely consider using one of these cards in your deck.  All you would have to do is set this card up on your bench, put at least three grass energy cards on it, and when you move it to the active Pokemon spot, you could do 110 damage a turn with Wood Blast.  Other than that, I would definitely not use this card for Dark Forest, that is a move many Basic Pokemon would have on them, so the only time I would recommend using one of these would be if you're using a mostly grass type deck and you need a bit of power.  I wouldn't use more than one of these cards because it does require three energy cards attack, at least to do a good amount of damage and you'll have to give up those energy cards to retreat.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average, but not spectacular by any means, EX Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  I like that this card has a good HP, and two moves.  However, if you aren't using this card in a majority grass type deck, this card won't do much for you and shouldn't be used.  So again, if you are building a grass type deck and need some power, definitely consider using this card in your deck.

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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Illumise -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Illumise Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Illumise from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Illumise is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 70, it has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Illumise does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Helping Hand, this move requires one grass energy card to use and it allows you to search your deck for an energy card and attach it to one of your benched Pokemon.  Illumise's second move is called Twirling Sign, this move requires one colorless type energy card and does 10 damage, plus it confuses the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Illumise is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  With that being said, I could definitely see myself using this card as a starter type card in my deck.  I would include 1 or 2 of these in that deck and try to use Illumise in the active Pokemon spot to start the game.  You could either confuse the defending Pokemon right away with Twirling Sign and hope the defending Pokemon does damage to itself after that, or you could use this card right away to set up your benched Pokemon, essentially being able to attach two energy cards a turn if you use Helping Hand over Twirling Sign.  This card definitely won't know the socks off your opponent, but it is a very solid card that will definitely help you early on in games.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average Basic Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  Like I said in the strategy section, this Pokemon really isn't that powerful, but both moves it has are very quick, and they complement each other very nicely, plus add in an above average HP and low retreat cost, and this card is definitely a card that should be considered for grass type decks.

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Friday, March 6, 2015

Volbeat -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Volbeat Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Volbeat from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Volbeat is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Volbeat does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Acrobatics, this move requires one grass energy card and does 10 damage, plus 20 more damage for each heads you get when you flip two coins.  Volbeat's second move is called Pester, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 30 damage plus 30 more damage if the defending Pokemon is affected by a special condition.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Volbeat is a Basic Pokemon card with no evolution, you will only have to use this card in a deck if you choose to use it at all.  So knowing this about Volbeat and actually looking at this card, this card can definitely do some damage very quickly and for little energy, so if I were building a grass type deck, I would definitely give some consideration on using this card in a deck.  I would recommend using this card as a starter type Pokemon in your deck, so I would use 1 or 2 of these cards in a deck.  Of course I would want to get this card into the active Pokemon spot to start the game and use whichever move I had the required energy for.  You could always attack a Trick Coin tool card to Volbeat and get two opportunities to do up to 50 damage for only one energy card when using Acrobatics.  It would also be smart to have a Pokemon in your deck that inflicts special conditions so that Pester could do 60 damage a turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, this is an above average Basic Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set, one that could be used as a starter type Pokemon in a grass type deck.  There really isn't anything to complain about on this card, it has an above average HP, low retreat cost, and two very solid moves, making the card above average overall and recommended for any grass type deck out there.

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