Thursday, April 30, 2015

Tentacruel -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Tentacruel Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Tentacruel from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Tentacruel is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Tentacruel does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is Dancing Tentacles, this move requires one colorless energy card to use and confuses and poisons the defending Pokemon.  Tentacruel's second move is called Stick and Absorb, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of colorless and psychic, and does 30 damage, plus 30 damage is healed from Tentacruel and the defending Pokemon can't retreat during their next turn.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Tentacruel is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Tentacool into play (I reviewed both Tentacool cards from this set the past two days) and then evolve Tentacool into Tentacruel.  If you've read my reviews of the Tentacool cards from this set, you'll know that the first one in this set was pretty poor, having a below average HP, and only one move that forced you to move Tentacool and all cards attached to it back to your hand after attacking.  The other Tentacool card from this set had an Ancient Trait on it, and a solid move, albeit, a little slow, but in my opinion the better of the two Tentacool cards from the set.  So knowing this about both Tentacool cards from this set and looking at this Tentacruel card, I could definitely see using a 1-1 line of the Ancient Trait Tentacool card and Tentacruel in a poison heavy deck.  Outside of the high retreat cost of this card, this card is pretty solid overall.  You can wreak havoc on the defending Pokemon by confusing and poisoning it, and then keep doing those same things with Tentacruel staying in the active Pokemon spot so long after using Stick and Absorb to heal itself.

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 said above, outside of the fact it has a retreat cost higher than its attack costs, this card is very good.  It has an above average HP, and two good, quick moves.  Combined with the better of the two Tentacool cards from this set, I would give them both a combined rating of 3 out of 5.  These two cards are definitely worthy of consideration when building a deck.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Tentacool 71/160 -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Tentacool Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Tentacool from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second Tentacool card that I've reviewed from this set.  Tentacool is a basic, psychic type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. This Tentacool card does not have an Ability but it does have an Ancient Trait called Recovery that says when Tentacool is healed, the amount healed is doubled.  Besides the Ancient Trait, Tentacool just have one move called Psyshot, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of colorless and psychic, and does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Tentacool is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Tentacruel, 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, but I will compare the two Tentacool cards from this set in this section.  So, on its own, this card is definitely usable as a starter type Pokemon.  I would recommend getting it into the active Pokemon spot to start the game, getting two energy cards on it then using Psyshot every single turn while you set up your benched Pokemon.  Definitely include some Potion cards in your deck to quickly heal Tentacool and thus allowing it to stay in the active Pokemon spot that much longer.  Because this card is slower on the attack, I wouldn't put more than 1 or 2 of these in a deck, but it would be the Tentacool of choice if I were planning on using Tentacruel in my deck.  This card is much better than yesterday's Tentacool card and it isn't close.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Tentacruel, this is an average to slightly below average Basic Pokemon card.  This card has a solid HP, low retreat cost, and an average move.  Nothing really stands out about this card but it is definitely better than the other Tentacool card from this set, and as long as you're willing to wait two turns to attack, this card should give you a good start in your battle.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Tentacool 70/160 -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Tentacool Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Tentacool from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two Tentacool cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Tentacool is a basic, psychic type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. This Tentacool card does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that it has is called Lost in the Waves, for one colorless energy card, this move does 10 damage, when using this move you have to return Tentacool and all cards attached to it back into your hand.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Tentacool is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Tentacruel, which I'll be reviewing in two days, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet and I haven't even reviewed the second Tentacool card from this set yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution and I do not know which Tentacool card is better.  So, on its own, I can not recommend using this card in a deck.  Not only does it have a low HP and only one move, you can really only use this card one time before having it returned to your hand.  So if you wanted to use this card as a starter type Pokemon, you couldn't do it, since you would get one energy card on Tentacool, use Lost in the Waves, and have to retreat it back to your hand, then have to move a Pokemon from your bench, which isn't set up, into the active Pokemon spot.  So ideally, if you want to use Tentacool in your deck, you'll want to leave it on the bench and evolve it into Tentacruel.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Tentacruel, this is a very poor Basic Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  This card does have a decent move, energy cost wise, but of course having to move it back to your hand after attacking one time really makes this card unusable in my opinion.  So if you're a fan of Tentacool, I would try and use the second Tentacool card from this set which I'm reviewing tomorrow.

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Nidoqueen 69/160 -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Nidoqueen Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Nidoqueen from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second consecutive Nidoqueen card that I've reviewed from this set. Nidoqueen is a stage 2, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Nidoqueen has an Ancient Trait called Barrage that says that Nidoqueen may attack twice if its first attack knocks out the defending Pokemon.  Besides the Ancient Trait, Nidoqueen has two moves.  The first move it has is called Poison Jab, this move requires one psychic energy card and does 30 damage, plus the defending Pokemon is poisoned.  Nidoqueen's second move is called Dynamite Punch, this move requires three energy cards to use, two psychic and one colorless, and does 70 damage, however Nidoqueen does do 20 damage to itself.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Nidoqueen is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Nidoran into play and then evolve it into Nidorina before you can evolve Nidorina into Nidoqueen, 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 Nidoran was a very solid Basic Pokemon card, one that could be used as a starter Pokemon in a deck since it has two moves and can attack quickly, and Nidorina was an average Stage 1 card, having two moves, neither overpowering but both decent.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at this Nidoqueen card, this card is similar to yesterday's Nidoqueen card in that it can do some major damage, but it just isn't that great of a card and not a card you're going to want to build a deck around.  Nidoran is still the best card in this line, at its stage, so I could see using a 2-1-1 line in a poison deck.  You could use one Nidoran as a starter and set up the other one on the bench.  You could then use Nidoqueen's Poison Jab the first time, if 70 damage won't knock the defending Pokemon out, just to avoid doing 20 damage to Nidoqueen, then when you can knock the defending Pokemon out with 70 damage use Dynamite Punch, this card really is even more powerful than just doing 70 damage a turn since you can attack twice if you knock out the defending Pokemon so you may be able to knock out two Pokemon in a row if you are facing two Basic Pokemon with lower HP.  You'll definitely want to use some Potion cards in your deck if you plan on heavily using this Nidoqueen card.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  Like I said above, this card is good but not great for a Stage 2 evolution.  I am a big fan of its Ancient Trait but not a fan of this card doing damage to itself when only doling out 70 damage on the defending Pokemon.  Both Nidoqueen cards are pretty similar from this set, if you are intrigued by this card's Ancient Trait, I would recommend using this card, if you want a bit of a safer card, use yesterday's Nidoqueen.  Altogether, no matter the Nidoqueen card you choose to use, I would give the entire family a 3 out of 5 rating.

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Nidoqueen 68/160 -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Nidoqueen Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Nidoqueen from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two consecutive Nidoqueen cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Nidoqueen is a stage 2, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Nidoqueen does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Double Kick, for two energy cards, one colorless and one psychic, this move does 40 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip two coins.  Nidoqueen's second move is called Poison Fang, this move requires three energy cards to use, one psychic and two colorless, and does 60 damage, this move also poisons the defending Pokemon and makes them put on two damage counters instead of one between turns.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Nidoqueen is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Nidoran into play and then evolve it into Nidorina before you can evolve Nidorina into Nidoqueen, 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 Nidoran was a very solid Basic Pokemon card, one that could be used as a starter Pokemon in a deck since it has two moves and can attack quickly, and Nidorina was an average Stage 1 card, having two moves, neither overpowering but both decent.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at this Nidoqueen card, this card doesn't live up to expectations for me for being a Stage 2 Pokemon.  It has a decent HP, high retreat cost, and two moves, one pretty poor, the other average.  If I were to use this entire line in a deck, I would only use a 2-1-1 line, I would try and set up one of the Nidoran on the bench to evolve it into Nidoqueen and get three energy cards on it so when Nidoqueen is moved to the active Pokemon spot you could immediately use Poison Fang.  I am not a huge fan of Double Kick since it is a coin flip based move.  If you do include this Nidoqueen in your deck, make sure to include it with other Pokemon that inflict special conditions to annoy your opponent's that much more.  So when in the active Pokemon spot I would use Poison Fang every turn even though it does less potential damage, if you really want a better chance at doing 80 damage a turn with Double Kick, you can always attach a Trick Coin trainer card to Nidoqueen.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average to slightly below average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  Like I said above, this card definitely isn't a must use in a deck, it isn't a bad card overall, it just isn't anything spectacular.  I probably wouldn't use this line in a deck unless I was specifically building a poison heavy deck.  Overall, I would give this entire family a 3 out of 5 rating, I gave Nidoran a 4, and Nidorina and Nidoqueen 3 ratings each.

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Nidorina -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Nidorina Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Nidorina from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card set.  Nidorina is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Nidorina does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Scratch, this move does 20 damage for one colorless energy card.  Nidorina's second move is called Strength, this move does 60 damage for three energy cards, two psychic and one colorless.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Nidorina is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Nidoran into play (I reviewed Nidoran from this set yesterday) and then evolve Nidoran into Nidorina.  Nidorina does have a stage 2 evolution in Nidoqueen 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 Nidorina is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review of Nidoran, you'll know that I thought the card was a very solid Basic Pokemon, and a card that could be used as a starter type Pokemon in a deck, since it had an average HP, low retreat cost, and two moves, both quick to use, both doing the right amount of damage.  So knowing this about Nidoran and looking at this Nidorina card, this card is very solid as well, not spectacular by any means but would make a solid role playing line in a psychic type deck.  So I could see myself wanting to use Nidoran as a starter type Pokemon and then throwing in one Nidorina card just in case I get it into my hand early and then I would be able to evolve Nidoran already in the active Pokemon spot and then do up to 60 damage a turn.  I would have liked Nidorina's first move to require two energy cards and do 30 damage, but being able to do 20 damage for one energy card is still pretty good.

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 like I said is a solid but not spectacular card to use from the Primal Clash set.  I would definitely use it if wanting to use Nidoqueen in a deck, but just using it with Nidoran may be a little too much, because Nidorina can only attack and can't do more than average damage for the amount of energy cards it requires.  So together with Nidoran, which I gave a 4 out of 5 rating, I would give the two cards a rating of 3 out of 5, they definitely can be used in a deck, I wouldn't make it a priority to use them though.

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Nidoran -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Nidoran Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Nidoran female from the Primal Clash set.  Nidoran is a basic, psychic type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Nidoran does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Scratch, this move requires one colorless energy card to use and does 10 damage.  Nidoran's second move is called Bite, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of psychic and colorless, and does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Nidorina is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Nidorina and a stage 2 evolution in Nidoqueen, there are two of them in this set, which I'll be reviewing the next three 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 could definitely be used in a deck as a starter type Pokemon.  You could even use up to 4 of this card just to make sure you can start the game with this card in the active Pokemon spot.  This card is not only quick on the attack but it can do up to 20 damage per turn, has an average HP, and a low retreat cost.  So if you're looking for a solid starter Pokemon for your psychic type deck, look no further than this card.

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 psychic 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.  So again, if you're building a psychic type deck, give this card great consideration.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Eelektross -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Eelektross Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Eelektross from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Eelektross is a stage 2, lightning type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Eelektross's Ability is called Energy Connect and says that as often as you'd like before you attack, you may move an energy card from one of your benched Pokemon to your active Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, Eelektross has one move called Electricannon, this move requires four energy cards to use, two each of lightning and colorless, and does 80 damage, plus 50 more damage if you choose to discard all lightning energy attached to Eelektross.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Eelektross is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Tynamo into play and then evolve it into one of the two Eelektrik cards from this set before you can evolve Eelektrik into Eelektross, all three of these cards are from this set and I've reviewed them in the past few days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that both the only card I gave an average rating to was the first Eelektrik card from this set because it had two moves and could do up to 120 damage per turn, Tynamo and the Ancient Trait Eelektrik card received 2 ratings from me.  Tynamo received a 2 because it had only 40 for an HP, and the Eelektrik card was a 2 for me because it only had one move that did below average damage and it may even attack itself when attacking.  So knowing this about the Pokemon in this family and looking at Eelektross, I would recommend using at least a 1-1-1 line of this Pokemon family just so you can utilize Eelektross's Ability, and this line could really be used in any deck since its Ability doesn't specify the energy cards that you can move.  This Ability would be perfect later in games for either performing a move on a Pokemon that is extremely slow quickly, or by always having enough energy to attack on a move that discards energy cards every turn.  Besides the Ability, Eelektross's move is pretty good doing above average damage, albeit on a slow move.  If you have plenty of lightning energy cards in play, it would even be worth it to discard the lightning type energy cards off of Eelektross and do 130 damage a turn if it knocks out the defending Pokemon.  So, if you want to use Eelektross to attack, you'll want to use this entire line in at least a dual type deck including lightning type Pokemon, but like I mentioned, its Ability is really what is great about this card, so definitely build around that.

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 definitely has some downfalls, including its high retreat cost, and high energy cost move, but its Ability is just too good to pass up, plus the one attack it does have does well above average damage.  So if you're building a lightning type deck, or looking to attach energy cards quickly to the active Pokemon, Eelektross should definitely be used in a deck.  However, looking at this entire line as a whole, I can't give this family more than a 3 out of 5 rating, Tynamo and Eelektrik just aren't that great.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Eelektrik 64/160 -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Eelektrik Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Eelektrik from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card set.  This is the second consecutive Eelektrik card that I've reviewed from this set.  Eelektrik is a stage 1, lightning type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Eelektrik card does not have an Ability but it does have an Ancient Trait called Recovery that says when Eelektrik is healed, double the amount healed.  Besides the Ancient Trait, Eelektrik only has one move called Thrash, this move requires three energy cards to use, two colorless and one lightning, and does 50 damage plus 20 more damage if you get a heads when flipping a coin, if you get a tails the move still does 50 damage, but it then does 20 damage to Eelektrik.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Eelektrik is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Tynamo into play (I reviewed Tynamo from this set two days ago) and then evolve Tynamo into Eelektrik.  Eelektrik does have a stage 2 evolution in Eelektross that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I'll just plan on acting like this Eelektrik card is the final evolution in this line, but I will compare the two Eelektrik cards at the end of this section.  So if you read my review of Tynamo, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card, it wasn't that bad overall, except for the fact that it had a below average HP of only 40, meaning it would get knocked out in one turn pretty much every turn late in games.  So knowing this about Tynamo and looking at this Eelektrik card, with this Eelektrik card as opposed to yesterday's, you'll want to set this entire line up on the bench, since the only move Eelektrik has requires three energy cards to use.  Once you do get three energy cards on it, you can move it to the active Pokemon spot any time, you'll want to make sure to have ways of healing Eelektrik since it may end up doing damage to itself, and you may want to attach a Trick Coin card to Eelektrik to give yourself a better chance of doing 70 damage a turn with Thrash.  Overall, I can't highly recommend using this Eelektrik card in a deck, the move it has is slow and may end up doing more harm than it should, so if you're looking to play a line of Tynamo and Eelektrik in your deck, I would recommend using yesterday's Eelektrik card, this card had two good moves that would make Eelektrik a solid add to a lightning type deck.

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.  This card is just too slow in my opinion and doesn't have that great of a move for me to consider it an average card and when comparing the two Eelektrik cards from this set, I definitely prefer yesterday's card.  Combining this card with Tynamo from the set, would only get a 2 out of 5 rating from me, both are below average individually and together.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Eelektrik 63/160 -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Eelektrik from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card set.  This is the first of two Eelektrik cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Eelektrik is a stage 1, lightning type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Eelektrik does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Gnaw, for two colorless energy cards this move does 20 damage.  Eelektrik's second move is called Buzz Flip, this move requires three energy cards to use, two lightning and one colorless, and does 30 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip 4 coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Eelektrik is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Tynamo into play (I reviewed Tynamo from this set yesterday) and then evolve Tynamo into Eelektrik.  Eelektrik does have a stage 2 evolution in Eelektross that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed that card yet, and haven't even reviewed the second Eelektrik card from this set, I'll just plan on acting like this Eelektrik card is the final evolution in this line and that I have no knowledge of the other Eelektrik.  So if you read yesterday's review of Tynamo, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card, it wasn't that bad overall, except for the fact that it had a below average HP of only 40, meaning it would get knocked out in one turn pretty much every turn late in games.  So knowing this about Tynamo and looking at this Eelektrik card, these two Pokemon could definitely be used in a lightning type deck.  Both Pokemon have quick moves that do a good amount of damage, you would definitely be safe starting the game with Tynamo in the active Pokemon spot, and even attaching a Trick Coin trainer card to it, giving you a chance to do 20 damage per turn for only one energy card, you'll want to evolve Tynamo as soon as possible though and use Gnaw first with Eelektrik and then Buzz Flip any time you want to do major damage, having the Trick Coin card attached to Eelektrik will give you two opportunities to do up to 120 damage per turn.  I could definitely see myself using a 1-1 line of these two Pokemon in a deck.

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.  There really isn't anything to complain about on this card, it is just average overall and would be a solid add to any lightning type deck out there.  Combined with Tynamo from this set, I would give the two cards a 3 out of 5 rating, and like I said, as long as you evolve Tynamo early in the game, this line could be used in a deck.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Tynamo -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Tynamo Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Tynamo from the Primal Clash set.  Tynamo is a basic, lightning type Pokemon card with an hp of 40.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Tynamo does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Water Splash, for one colorless energy card this move does 10 damage plus 10 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Tynamo is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Eelektrik and a stage 2 evolution in Eelektross, which I'll be reviewing the next three 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 doesn't have a high enough HP to warrant using in a deck.  Other than an extremely low HP, the move that this card does have, is pretty good, requiring only one energy card, of any type, and doing up to 20 damage a turn.  But unless you're not worried about getting knocked out right away, especially later in games, do not use this card 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 Basic Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  Like I said in the strategy section of this post, this card is basically not usable as a starter type Pokemon since it only has 40 for HP, however, other than that, the card is pretty good, having a low retreat cost, and a pretty good move, that does good damage and is pretty quick.  But overall, this card shouldn't be used in a deck unless it is being used to evolve into Eelektrik.

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Manectric -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Manectric Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Manectric from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Manectric is a stage 1, lightning type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Manectric does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Lightning Turn, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of lightning and colorless, and does 30 damage, plus you must switch Manectric with one of your benched Pokemon.  Manectric's second move is called Electric Shock, this move requires three energy cards to use, two lightning and one colorless, and does 70 damage, however, you must discard all lightning energy cards attached to Manectric after using, but on the positive side the defending Pokemon is paralyzed.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Manectric is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Electrike into play (I reviewed both Electrike cards from this set the past two days) and then evolve Electrike into Manectric.  If you've read my reviews of the Electrike cards from this set, you'll know that both cards were below average, and were pretty much a toss up on which one to use with Manectric, the first one had a higher HP and could do more damage but was slower on the attack, and the second Electrike card had a lower hp, but could attack quicker and paralyze the defending Pokemon.  So knowing this about both Electrike cards and looking at Manectric, I would not recommend using any of these cards in a deck.  I wasn't a fan of either Electrike card from this set and I am definitely not a fan of Manectric.  This card is good in that it has an above average HP, a low retreat cost, and two moves, but after actually examining the moves this card has, both are pretty horrid in my opinion, and I would never want to use either of them when battling.  So I would not recommend using Electrike or Manectric from this set in a deck, and because of this, I wouldn't even recommend a strategy if you were to use them.

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 Primal Clash, that at first blush, looks like it should be a very solid card with a high HP, and two moves that do a good amount of damage, but both moves that this card has just aren't that good other than doing damage, basically you can't attack more than one turn with Manectric without having to add energy or use another Pokemon, that is the main reason I do not like this card.  So overall, combined with either of the Electrike cards from this set, I would give this Pokemon family a 1 out of 5 rating, stay away.

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Electrike 60/160 -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Electrike Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Electrike from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of two Electrike cards I've reviewed from this set.  Electrike is a basic, lightning type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. This Electrike card does not have an Ability, but it does have an Ancient Trait called Barrier that says any time your opponent plays a trainer card, any effects from that card directed towards Electrike are prevented.  Besides the Ancient Trait, this card just has one move called Thunder Fang, for one lightning energy card this move does 10 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin, the defending Pokemon is paralyzed.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Electrike is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Manectric, 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, but I will compare both Electrike cards from this set at the end of this section.  So, on its own, this card could be used as a starter type Pokemon in a deck since it only requires one energy card to attack, and not only does it do damage every turn but it potentially prevents your opponent from attacking which will give you more time to set up your benched Pokemon.  But because this card has a lower HP, and is limited in what it can do, I wouldn't highly recommend this card in a deck.  Neither Electrike cards from this set are that great and if you end up using Manectric in a deck, it is really a toss up on which Electrike card to use, yesterday's Electrike card could do more damage and it had a higher HP, but this card can attack quicker and can paralyze the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Electrike, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  Like I said above, this card could definitely be used as a starter type Pokemon in a deck, but it is not strongly recommended.  With a lower HP, and only being able to do 10 damage a turn, there are much better Basic Pokemon cards out there.

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Electrike 59/160 -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Electrike Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Electrike from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two Electrike cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Electrike is a basic, lightning type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. This Electrike card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Charge, for one colorless energy card, this move allows you to search your deck for a lightning type energy card and attach it to Electrike.  Electrike's second move is called Bite, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of lightning and colorless, and does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Electrike is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Manectric, which I'll be reviewing in two days, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet and I haven't even reviewed the second Electrike card from this set yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution and I do not know which Electrike card is better.  So, on its own, this card could be used as a starter type Pokemon in your deck, you could get it into the active Pokemon spot to start the game, use Charge the first turn, and the second turn for sure be able to use Bite, doing 20 damage a turn.  However, this card really isn't all that great, it just has an average HP, and an average move, so you can definitely do better than this card.  So, if you do decide to use this card in a deck, don't use more than one of them, and who knows, tomorrow's Electrike card may be better than this one.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Electrike, this is a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  This card, just like Chinchou from the other day, is definitely good enough to be in a deck, since nothing is really that poor on this card, it is just limited in what it can do and the only attacking move it has requires two energy cards to use instead of one.

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Lanturn -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Lanturn Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Lanturn from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Lanturn is a stage 1, lightning type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Lanturn does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Dive, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of water and colorless, and does 40 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin, all effects of an attack against Lanturn during your opponent's next turn is prevented.  Lanturn's second move is called Take Down, this move requires three energy cards to use, two colorless and one water, and does 80 damage, however Lanturn also does 20 damage to itself when using this move.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Lanturn is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Chinchou into play (I reviewed Chinchou from this set yesterday) and then evolve Chinchou into Lanturn.  If you read yesterday's review of Chinchou, you'll know that I thought Chinchou was a slightly below average Basic Pokemon, it had a good HP, but it also had only one move which was average and a high retreat cost, so overall I did not recommend using it on its own.  So knowing this about Chinchou and looking at this Lanturn card, the first thing you'll want to make sure and note is that both Chinchou and Lanturn require water energy cards not lightning, the second thing you should note is that these two Pokemon combined would make a nice supporting line in your water type deck.  I would try and get Chinchou and evolve it into Lanturn early in the game and get three energy cards on Lanturn as quickly as possible, that way you could do 80 damage turn with Take Down and knock out most Basic Pokemon in one turn, most other Pokemon in two turns.  Also, the earlier in the game you get Lanturn into the active Pokemon spot the more effective Dive will be, not only will Dive knock out Basic Pokemon in two turns, but the more times you flip a heads, make sure to use Trick Coin, the longer you'll have to set up your benched Pokemon.  So I would definitely include at least a 1-1 line of these two Pokemon cards in a water type deck.

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.  There really isn't anything I dislike about this card, it has an above average HP, two moves, both doing above average damage, and an average retreat cost.  Pair this card with the Chinchou from yesterday and I would give the two of them a combined rating of 3 out of 5, this line is definitely worth considering for use in a deck.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Chinchou -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Chinchou Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Chinchou from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Chinchou is a basic, lightning type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Chinchou does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Wave Splash.  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 Chinchou is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Lanturn, 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 in a deck as a starter type Pokemon since it has an above average HP, and a solid move.  However, I would not be the biggest fan of using this card in a deck just because of how limited this card is, only having one move, and the only move it does have is slow for a starter type Pokemon, and can only do average damage.  But, if you're building a lightning type deck and need a starter type Pokemon, Lanturn wouldn't be the worst choice to use, you could easily use one of these in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Lanturn, this is a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  This card definitely has some positives on it, like its high HP, and a move that does 20 damage, but overall this card just isn't that great, requiring two energy cards to attack, and requiring those same two energy cards to retreat.  So to summarize, you can definitely do better than by using Chinchou in your deck.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Manaphy -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Manaphy Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Manaphy from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Manaphy is a basic, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 70, it has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Manaphy does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Deep Sea Swirl, this move requires one water energy card to use and allows you to shuffle your current hand into your deck and draw 6 new cards.  Manaphy's second move is called Life Saver, this move also requires one water energy card to use and allows you to put 2 water energy from your discard pile into your hand.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Manaphy 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, this card is more like a powerful trainer card than a Pokemon card since both moves it has don't do any damage but affect your hand.  The only time I would use this card is if I had a card in my deck that I planned on using quite a bit that always discarded energy cards when attacking, you then could use that card for awhile, then move Manaphy into the active Pokemon spot and for only one energy card use Life Saver to get all of those discarded energy cards back into your hand.  Since this card is so limited in what it can do, I definitely wouldn't recommend using more than one of these 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 Basic Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  This card is pretty poor in that it cannot do any damage at all, instead both of the moves it has are like trainer cards.  So like I said in the previous section, unless you're using a card that discards a ton of energy, do not use this card in a deck.  The reason I gave this card a 2 rating instead of a 1 is because the card does have an above average HP, low retreat cost, and both moves, even though neither is that great, both are very quick to use only requiring one energy card.  So overall, there are definitely better water type Pokemon cards out there, and I would suggest using those other cards.

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Primal Kyogre EX -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Primal Kyogre EX Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Primal Kyogre EX and Primal Kyogre EX Full Art from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Primal Kyogre EX is a Mega Evolution, EX, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 240. It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Primal Kyogre does not have an Ability but does have an Ancient Trait called Growth which says that when you attach an energy card from your hand to Primal Kyogre, you can attach two energy cards instead of one.  Besides the Ancient Trait, Primal Kyogre only has one move called Tidal Storm, this move requires four energy cards to use, three water and one colorless, and does 150 damage, however you have to move two energy cards from Primal Kyogre to one of your benched Pokemon, but this move also does do 30 damage to each of your opponent's benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
Before I start with the strategy, remember that this card is a Mega Evolution card and an EX card so if you use this card in your deck and it gets knocked out, your opponent gets to take two prize cards instead of one and when you evolve an EX card into its Mega Evolution, your turn ends, you cannot do anything else.  So knowing these things, you'll always want to use Mega Evolution cards with caution (technically this card is a Primal Reversion card), with that being said, I really like the combination of Kyogre EX and Primal Kyogre EX together, yesterday I wasn't the highest on Kyogre EX, since it could do 140 damage in one turn but then you would have to move two energy cards back into your hand, but you could definitely put Kyogre into the active Pokemon spot, use the move on that card that does 140 damage, the next turn evolve Kyogre into Primal Kyogre, then the next turn when you attack, move those two energy cards you moved back into your hand onto Primal Kyogre using its Ancient Trait and then do 150 damage to the defending Pokemon and 30 damage to each of your opponent's benched Pokemon with Tidal Storm.  I would definitely base a spread damage type deck around Kyogre EX and Primal Kyogre EX, and I would also make sure to include plenty of energy cards in this deck because the Kyogre line will need them.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an above average Mega EX Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  Like I said in the strategy section of this post, I would definitely recommend building a spread damage type deck around the line of Kyogre EX and Primal Kyogre EX, the reason I am only giving this card a 4 out of 5 rating instead of a 5 is because of how slow this card is on the attack and its extremely high retreat cost.  But like I said, together, I would also give this entire line a 4 out of 5 rating, even though I gave Kyogre EX only a 2 rating, this line is a great deck builder.

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Kyogre EX -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card

Kyogre EX Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Kyogre EX and Kyogre EX Full Art from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Kyogre EX is a basic, EX, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 180. It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Kyogre does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Water Pulse, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of water and colorless, and does 30 damage, plus it puts the defending Pokemon to sleep.  Kyogre's second move is called Giant Whirlpool, this move requires four energy cards to use, two each of water and colorless, and does 140 damage, however after using this move you must move two water energy cards attached to Kyogre back to your hand.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Kyogre 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.  However, Kyogre does have a primal reversion form you could use from this set and I will be reviewing that card tomorrow, so this strategy below will act like Kyogre EX does not have an evolution.  So knowing this, on its own, I would be apprehensive about using this card in a deck, don't get me wrong, this card is very powerful being able to do 140 damage a turn, but since you have to move two energy cards back to your hand every turn, if you want to use Giant Whirlpool most of the time with this card or if you want to retreat Kyogre, you're always going to have to be attaching energy cards to Kyogre and never attaching them to any of your other Pokemon, meaning if Kyogre gets knocked out or you have to retreat it, it will be a couple of turns before any of your other Pokemon are set up and ready to use.  So I cannot recommend using this card in a deck, but if you choose to use it, definitely do not use more than 1 of these in a deck, I would potentially put four energy cards on this card on the bench and move it to the active Pokemon spot when I need a one hit knock out to win the game, I would then move it to the active Pokemon spot and use Giant Whirlpool.  The other move that Kyogre EX has, Water Pulse, is a pretty solid move, but for an EX card it isn't that great.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this card is a little below average for an EX Pokemon card.  This card definitely has some positives about it, it has a high HP, and a very powerful move, but it also has a very high retreat cost, and since this card makes you move two energy cards back to your hand every time you use its most powerful move, Kyogre EX will be a huge energy hog in your deck.  So overall, I would not recommend using this card in a deck, there are much better water type Pokemon to use out there.

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Kyogre -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Kyogre Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Kyogre from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Kyogre is a basic, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 130, it has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Kyogre does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Spring Tides, for two energy cards, one each of water and colorless, this move does 30 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip a coin until you get a tails.  Kyogre's second move is called Ocean Cyclone, this move requires four energy cards to use, three water and one colorless, and does 80 damage, plus it does 10 damage to each of your opponent's benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Kyogre 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, if you're building a spread damage type deck, I would make sure and use this card in your deck.  I would only put one of these in a deck though since they are so slow on the attack and require a huge amount of energy to retreat.  I would set this card up on the bench, get four energy cards on it, then put it into the active Pokemon spot and use Ocean Cyclone every turn.  I am not a fan of coin flip based moves, and I am definitely not a fan of one that may end up doing zero damage every turn, so I would never use Kyogre for this move.  So again, this card is acceptable to use in a spread damage type deck, but don't use more than one of these cards since it takes a long time to attack.

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.  This card has a very high HP, and a powerful move in Ocean Cyclone, since it not only does major damage to the defending Pokemon but 10 damage to all of your opponent's benched Pokemon.  Other than the HP and one move, this card isn't all that great, that is why I am only giving this card an average rating and suggesting using a maximum of one of these in a spread damage type deck.

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Gorebyss 52/160 -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Gorebyss Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gorebyss from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of two Gorebyss cards I've reviewed on my blog.  This Gorebyss 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.  Gorebyss does not have an Ability but it does have an Ancient Trait called Growth, this says that when you attach an energy card from your hand to Gorebyss you may attach two energy cards instead of one.  Besides the Ancient Trait, Gorebyss just has one move called Psy Bolt, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of water and colorless, and does 30 damage, plus paralyzes the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when you flip a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Gorebyss is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Clamperl into play (I reviewed Clamperl from this set three days ago) and then evolve Clamperl into Gorebyss.  If you read my review of Clamperl, you'll know that I thought that card was a very poor Basic Pokemon card, it had a below average HP, and only one move that couldn't do any damage and although it prevented damage done to it less than 50, late in the game, that card was asking for a one hit knock out.  So knowing this about Clamperl, and also knowing that I gave Huntail, the other Stage 1 form of Clamperl a 5 out of 5 rating the other day, and the first of the two Gorebyss cards a 3 out of 5 rating, this Gorebyss card is a little worse in my opinion than yesterday's Gorebyss card, it does have a free retreat cost and can do less damage, potentially than the other Gorebyss card.  The only thing this card has going for it, is that you can basically do 30 damage one turn since you can put two energy cards on Gorebyss at one time due to its Ancient Trait.  But overall, I wouldn't recommend using this Gorebyss card in a deck, if you're really a fan of Gorebyss I would use yesterday's card, but I would much rather use Huntail instead of one of the Gorebyss cards.

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 and just a little worse than yesterday's Gorebyss card.  This card does have an average HP, but it is just limited in what it can do only having one move.  But since it does have an Ancient Trait, Gorebyss's only move is pretty quick and does do above average damage.  So overall, like I concluded in the strategy section, I would recommend using Clamperl and Huntail the most, probably not either of the Gorebyss cards.  Combined with Clamperl, I can't give this combination of Clamperl and Gorebyss more than a 2 out of 5 rating.

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Gorebyss 51/160 -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Gorebyss Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gorebyss from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two Gorebyss cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Gorebyss 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 free retreat cost.  Gorebyss does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Captivate, for one colorless energy card this move allows you to switch one of your opponent's benched Pokemon with their active Pokemon.  Gorebyss's second move is called Psychic, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of water and colorless, and does 30 damage plus 10 more damage attached to the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Gorebyss is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Clamperl into play (I reviewed Clamperl from this set two days ago) and then evolve Clamperl into Gorebyss.  If you read my review of Clamperl, you'll know that I thought that card was a very poor Basic Pokemon card, it had a below average HP, and only one move that couldn't do any damage and although it prevented damage done to it less than 50, late in the game, that card was asking for a one hit knock out.  So knowing this about Clamperl, and also knowing that I gave Huntail, the other Stage 1 form of Clamperl a 5 out of 5 rating yesterday and that there is another Gorebyss card in this set to be reviewed from this set, this Gorebyss card should only be used if you want to quickly switch out your opponent's active Pokemon often.  That way, you can use Gorebyss's Captivate move one turn, retreat it for free the next turn, and potentially put a Pokemon into the active Pokemon spot that will knock out that newly active defending Pokemon in one turn.  So if I were to use a Clamperl, Gorebyss line in a deck, I wouldn't use more than a 1-1 line and I wouldn't put more than 1 energy card on Gorebyss and I would stick to using Captivate and then retreating the next turn.  Psychic is a pretty decent move, but the Pokemon I would try and put in the active Pokemon spot of my opponent's would either be really weak ready to be knocked out, or not have any energy on it so it couldn't retreat or attack, meaning Psychic would only do 30 damage since the defending Pokemon wouldn't have any energy on it, or it wouldn't matter if the move did 30 damage or 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 and will give your deck a very good strategy to it, allowing you to basically choose your opponent's Pokemon that you want to knock out.  So if you want to do something like this in your deck, I would highly recommend this card.  The reason I'm giving this card only an average rating is because it does have a below average HP, and can only do 30 damage on most turns.  But overall, even though I am not a fan of Clamperl, I would still give this line a 3 out of 5 rating, I think this Gorebyss card holds up very well for the both of them.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Huntail -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Huntail Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Huntail from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Huntail 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 one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Huntail does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Powerful Storm, this move requires one water energy card to use and does 20 damage times the amount of energy attached to all of your Pokemon.  Huntail's second move is called Crunch, this move requires three energy cards to use, two colorless and one water, and does 70 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin, this move allows you to discard an energy card attached to the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Huntail is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Clamperl into play (I reviewed Clamperl from this set yesterday) and then evolve Clamperl into Huntail.  If you read yesterday's review of Clamperl, you'll know that I thought that card was a very poor Basic Pokemon card, it had a below average HP, and only one move that couldn't do any damage and although it prevented damage done to it less than 50, late in the game, that card was asking for a one hit knock out.  So knowing this about Clamperl, and also knowing that it can also evolve into Gorebyss, and there are two cards of Gorebyss in this set, looking specifically at Clamperl evolving into Huntail, I could definitely see using a 1-1 line of these two Pokemon in a water type deck.  I would get Clamperl and evolve it into Huntail on the bench, get at least one energy card on it, then when the rest of your Pokemon are ready to attack, move Huntail into the active Pokemon spot and use Powerful Storm, hoping to do at least 100 damage a turn.  Both moves on Huntail are above average so you could easily just put three energy cards on it and use Crunch every turn.  Because Clamperl is a poor Basic Pokemon card I would wait a bit in the game before using Huntail, and you can easily retreat Huntail because it has a low retreat cost.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a very good Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  There isn't one thing I can complain about on this card and I would definitely recommend it for any water type deck out there.  It has an above average HP, low retreat cost, and two moves, both doing above average damage for the amount of energy cards required, and the one move doing more than just damage.  So you can't go wrong with using Huntail in your deck, combined with Clamperl from this set, I would give the two cards a combined rating of a 4 out of 5, I like Huntail that well.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Clamperl -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Clamperl Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Clamperl from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Clamperl 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. Clamperl does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Shell Protection.  This move requires one water energy card and makes it so any damage done to Clamperl during your opponent's next turn is prevented if the attack does 50 damage or less.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Clamperl is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Huntail, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, and a second stage 1 evolution in Gorebyss, you'll more than likely want to use this card with one or both of those Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed those cards yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its stage 1 forms.  So, on its own, I wouldn't highly recommend using this card in a deck.  I say this because Clamperl has a below average HP, and only one move, and the only move that this card does have cannot do any damage at all, it is mainly a defensive move.  However, if you are more of the the defensive style player, you could definitely use one of these Clamperl cards in a deck, try and get it into the active Pokemon spot to start the game, put one energy card on it, and try and prevent your opponent from attacking using Shell Protection while you get your own bench Pokemon set up.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Huntail or Gorebyss, this is a very poor Basic Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  The only thing this card can be used for is to stall your opponent from knocking you out and giving you time to set up your benched Pokemon, but with only 50 HP on the card and a higher retreat cost than attack cost, this card is just asking for trouble in your deck.  So I cannot recommend using this card in a deck without one of its two stage 1 forms.

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Monday, April 6, 2015

Walrein -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Walrein Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Walrein from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Walrein is a stage 2, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 150.  It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Walrein does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Knock Over, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of water and colorless, and does 50 damage, plus you can discard all Stadium cards in play.  Walrein's second move is called Frozen Splash, this move requires four energy cards to use, two each of water and colorless, and does 70 damage plus 70 more damage if you are facing a fighting type Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Walrein is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Spheal into play and then evolve it into Sealeo before you can evolve Sealeo into Walrein, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed all three cards, since there are two Spheal cards, the past few days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that neither I thought the first Spheal card from this set was very poor, but the other Spheal and then Sealeo were both average Pokemon cards and could be used in a deck on their own, since they both could do a fair amount of damage.  So knowing this about the first two forms in this Pokemon family and looking at this Walrein card, this Walrein card is pretty similar to both Spheal and Sealeo from this set, a card that can do a good amount of damage, but has an extremely high retreat cost, and can't do much else other than attack.  So overall, since you would have to use 2 other Pokemon cards to use Walrein in a deck, I probably wouldn't want to use this line in a deck, but it definitely wouldn't be the worst thing in the world to have a water type deck with this Pokemon line.  I would only use a 1-1-1 line of this Pokemon family and probably try and get four energy cards on Walrein eventually in the bench, then really hope the defending Pokemon is a fighting type Pokemon, move Walrein to the active Pokemon spot and use Frozen Splash every turn.  If you don't have four energy cards on Walrein, of course you'll want to use Knock Over, which is a pretty decent move.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  This card definitely has some positives like its high HP, and two moves that both can do major damage, however, this card is underwhelming if you aren't facing a fighting type Pokemon and its retreat cost is really high.  So overall, even though I have given all three Pokemon in this line, if you only look at the second Spheal card, 3 out of 5 ratings, altogether I can only give this line a 2 out of 5 rating, all cards are average and combined they just don't do much for me.

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