Sunday, May 31, 2015

Azumarill 103/160 -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Azumarill from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two Azumarill cards I'll be reviewing consecutively.  Azumarill is a stage 1, fairy type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to darkness type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Azumarill card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Bubble Beam, for two colorless energy cards this move does 30 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip two coins, the defending Pokemon is paralyzed.  Azumarill's second move is called Superpower, this move requires three energy cards to use, two colorless and one fairy, and does 60 damage, plus 30 more damage if you want to do 30 damage to Azumarill.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Azumarill is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Marill into play (I reviewed Marill from this set yesterday) and then evolve Marill into Azumarill, there are actually two Azumarill 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 Marill, you'll know that I thought that card was an average Basic Pokemon card, it had an above average HP, and two solid, but not spectacular moves.  It could be used as a starter Pokemon in a deck, but does have a higher retreat cost.  So knowing this about Marill and looking at this Azumarill card, you could easily use a 1-1 or 2-2 line of these two Pokemon in a fairy type deck.  Both can attack quickly and do a fair amount of damage, but with this card, you really can't do more than average damage unless you decide to do damage to Azumarill itself.  I would personally attach a Trick Coin trainer card to Azumarill and use Bubble Beam almost every turn, especially early in the game, that way you can do a fair amount of damage every turn, and have time to set up your benched Pokemon if the defending Pokemon can never attack.

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 negative about this card but nothing too great either.  It has an average HP, and two solid moves that would make this card and the combination of Marill and Azumarill in a deck be very useful.  Together, I would give these two cards a 3 out of 5 rating, the same rating I gave each card individually.

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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Marill -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Marill Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Marill from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Marill is a basic, fairy type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to darkness type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Marill does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Tackle, for one colorless energy card this move does 10 damage.  Marill's second move is called Rollout, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of colorless and fairy, and does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Marill is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Azumarill, 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, this card is almost the perfect starter type Pokemon card to use for a fairy type deck.  It can attack quickly, has an above average HP, and has two moves to use when attacking.  The only downfall of this card is its somewhat high retreat cost, but if you're using Rollout while attacking, it shouldn't be a problem.  If I were building a fairy type deck, I could see myself using up to 2 of these in a deck and trying to use one of them as a starter Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Azumarill, this card an average, but very solid Basic Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  Like I said in the strategy section of this post, you can't ask for much more from a starter type Pokemon, it has an above average HP, and two moves, both average moves that can do damage.

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Friday, May 29, 2015

Mr. Mime -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Mr. Mime Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Mr. Mime from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Mr. Mime is a basic, fairy type Pokemon card with an hp of 80, it has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to darkness type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Mr. Mime does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Trick, for one colorless energy card this move moves a Pokemon Tool card attached to one of your opponent's Pokemon to another one of their Pokemon.  Mr. Mime's second move is called Lock Up, for two energy cards, one each of fairy and colorless, this move does 30 damage, plus it makes the defending Pokemon unable to retreat during their next turn.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Mr. Mime 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 definitely isn't a bad Basic Pokemon card having a good HP, and one good move.  You could definitely try and use this card as a starter type Pokemon in a deck, just get two energy cards on it and you can do 30 damage a turn.  This card is quite limited in what it can do though, since the first move on this card, Trick, is basically useless.  So if you need a somewhat powerful Basic Pokemon card to use in a fairy type deck, I would suggest looking at using 1 of these cards in it.  But I am never a fan of having Basic Pokemon cards having more than a 1 colorless energy card retreat cost.

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 an above average HP, and one of the two moves it has is pretty good.  However, this card's retreat cost is high and it is slow on the attack.  So weighing out the positives and negatives this card is average overall, and could easily be used in a deck or left out, it is really your choice.

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Aegislash -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Aegislash Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Aegislash from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Aegislash is a stage 2, metal type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Aegislash's Ability is called Miracle Guard and says that your Pokemon in play have no weaknesses.  Outside of the Ability, Aegislash just has one move called Protect Charge, this move requires three energy cards to use, two colorless and one metal, and does 80 damage, plus any damage done to Aegislash during the opponent's next turn is reduced by 20.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Aegislash is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Honedge into play and then evolve it into Doublade before you can evolve Honedge into Aegislash, 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 Honedge was a below average Basic Pokemon card mainly because the only move it had was to confuse the defending Pokemon and its retreat cost was higher than its attack cost.  However, I was a big fan of Doublade from this set and its False Swipe move attacking the defending Pokemon until it only has 10 damage left, together I gave these two cards a 4 out of 5 rating and they could be used without Aegislash.  But looking at this Aegislash card, this card would definitely benefit the first two Pokemon in this line, this card doesn't have a move like False Swipe, but its Ability will help out your entire bench and active Pokemon and the one move it does have does do above average damage and should make Aegislash's HP even higher than it already is.  If I were building a metal type deck, I would focus on Doublade most since that is the card that can do the most amount of damage, but I may try my luck at having a 2-2-1 line of this family, that way I could keep one line on the bench to utilize Aegislash's Ability and the other line I could use Doublade as the final evolution.

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 has plenty of good things going for it, like its high HP, and powerful move.  However, this card does just have the one move and its retreat cost is high, so it doesn't warrant more than one of these being used in a deck.  Altogether, I am pretty impressed with this Pokemon family from the Primal Clash set and would give the entire line a 4 out of 5 rating.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Doublade -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Doublade Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Doublade from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card set.  Doublade is a stage 1, metal type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Doublade does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called False Swipe, for two colorless energy cards this move if you get a heads when flipping a coin, allows you to put damage counters on the defending Pokemon until its remaining HP is 10.  Doublade's second move is called Slash and for three energy cards, two metal and one colorless, this move does 60 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Doublade is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Honedge into play (I reviewed Honedge from this set yesterday) and then evolve Honedge into Doublade.  Doublade does have a stage 2 evolution in Aegislash 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 Doublade is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review of Honedge, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card.  The main reason being the only move it had could only confuse the defending Pokemon, not for sure do damage every turn, plus the fact that the retreat cost on Honedge was more than its attack cost.  So knowing this about Honedge and looking at this Doublade card, you could easily set this line up on the bench, get two energy cards on Doublade, wait until the defending Pokemon has an extremely high HP, like 200+, then move Doublade into the active Pokemon spot and use False Swipe, doing 190+ damage for only two energy cards.  The only thing you have to be weary of when using this card is that it has a pretty low HP and could easily be knocked out in one turn.  I would make sure to use Switch trainer cards to retreat this card so you could use False Swipe on multiple Pokemon.  I wouldn't use more than a 1-1 line of these two Pokemon in a 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.  This card's HP is lower than I'd like, but it does have two moves that both are average to well above average, as long as Doublade isn't knocked out in one turn, this card is phenomenal and can do major damage for only two energy cards.  Combined with Honedge from this set, I would give these two Pokemon a 3 out of 5 rating, they could definitely be used in a deck together without Aegislash.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Honedge -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Honedge Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Honedge from the Primal Clash set.  Honedge is a basic, metal type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Honedge does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Metal Sound, for one metal energy card this move confuses the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Honedge is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Doublade and a stage 2 evolution in Aegislash, 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, I wouldn't recommend using this card in a deck, mainly for two reasons, the first is that this card cannot do damage every turn, all it can do is inflict a special condition that may or may not affect your opponent's active Pokemon, the second is that the retreat cost on this card is higher than its attack cost.  This card would be fine to use as the first Pokemon in this entire line of Pokemon, you could take a risk using it later on in the game possibly making a Mega EX card attack itself while confused, but on its own, I would not recommend using this card at all.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a well below average Basic Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  Just looked at by itself, this card is unusable in a deck since it can't attack doing any damage and has a high retreat cost.  So if you're building a metal type deck, either use more than just Honedge or do not use this card at all.

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Excadrill 97/160 -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Excadrill Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Excadrill from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of two Excadrill cards I've reviewed from this set.  Excadrill is a stage 1, metal type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Excadrill card has an Ancient Trait called Barrage that says Excadrill may attack twice in a row if the first move Excadrill uses knocks out the defending Pokemon.  Besides the Ancient Trait, Excadrill has two moves, the first move is called Dredge, this move requires one colorless energy card to use and allows you to search your deck for 2 energy cards to put onto Excadrill.  Excadrill's second move is called Mach Claw, this move requires three energy cards to use, two colorless and one metal, and does 50 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Excadrill is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Drilbur into play (I reviewed Drilbur from this set a week ago since it is a fighting type card) and then evolve Drilbur into Excadrill, there are actually two Excadrill cards from this set, and I'll be comparing both at the end of this section.  If you read my review of Drilbur, you'll know that I thought that card was a below average Basic Pokemon card, mainly due to the fact that the only move it had required coin flips to do any damage, so the card may do zero damage every turn.  Other than that, the card had a decent HP and could do up to 30 damage per turn.  So knowing this about Drilbur and looking at this Excadrill card, I would not recommend using either Pokemon in this family in a deck.  I wasn't a big fan of Drilbur because it may not do any damage every turn, I am not a fan of this Excadrill card because it only does below average damage every turn and is very slow on the attack, until you utilize its Ancient Trait, making this card able to do 100 damage a turn, which is well above average damage.  So if you're building a metal type deck and need some power, and the ability to attack twice per turn, possibly against two Pokemon, this is the card and line for you, I wouldn't hesitate to use a 2-2 line of Drilbur and Excadrill in a deck.  So after reviewing both Excadrill cards from this set, if both cards attacked only once per turn, yesterday's card was much better, but since that isn't the case, I would recommend this one.

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.  Other than being a little slower on the attack, this card is pretty great being able to do 100 damage a turn for only 3 energy cards plus having a high HP.  So again, if you're building a metal type deck, definitely utilize this card and its Ancient Trait.  Pairing with Drilbur from this set, I would give the two combined a 4 out of 5 rating, Excadrill carries most of the weight of the combined rating.

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Excadrill 96/160 -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Excadrill Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Excadrill from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two Excadrill cards I'll be reviewing consecutively.  Excadrill is a stage 1, metal type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Excadrill card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Drill Run, for one metal energy card this move does 20 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin, you may discard an energy card attached to the defending Pokemon.  Excadrill's second move is called Straight Claw, this move requires three energy cards to use, one metal and one colorless, and does 60 damage plus 30 more damage if you discard an energy card attached to Excadrill.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Excadrill is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Drilbur into play (I reviewed Drilbur from this set a week ago since it is a fighting type card) and then evolve Drilbur into Excadrill, there are actually two Excadrill cards from this set, and I'll be reviewing the second one tomorrow and then comparing the two.  If you read my review of Drilbur, you'll know that I thought that card was a below average Basic Pokemon card, mainly due to the fact that the only move it had required coin flips to do any damage, so the card may do zero damage every turn.  Other than that, the card had a decent HP and could do up to 30 damage per turn.  So knowing this about Drilbur and looking at this Excadrill card, I am not a big fan of either Pokemon in this line from the Primal Clash set.  Excadrill is definitely the better of the two cards, having two moves that both do at least average damage, but this card is not overpowering by any means and there are better ones out there to use.  If you do want to use this card in a deck, use a 1-1 line of Drilbur and Excadrill, and evolve Excadrill on the bench, then put it into the active Pokemon spot when you have three energy cards on it.  If you have a surplus of energy cards in your deck, you could always attach 4 or 5 energy cards to Excadrill then be able to do 90 damage a turn with Straight Claw multiple turns.

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.  It has a good HP, and two average moves that can be more than average with doing a little more than just using the move straightforward.  Pairing this together with Drilbur, I would give them a 2 out of 5 rating, I am not a fan of this line, but it wouldn't be the worst line to use in a metal type deck either.

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Probopass -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Probopass Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Probopass from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Probopass is a stage 1, metal type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Probopass does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Triple Smash, for one metal energy, this move does 30 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip 3 coins.  Probopass's second move is called Reinforced Nose, this move requires three energy cards to use, two metal and one colorless, and does 50 damage plus 50 more damage if a Pokemon Tool card is attached to it.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Probopass is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Nosepass into play, I reviewed Nosepass a couple of weeks back since it was a fighting type Pokemon, and then evolve Nosepass into Probopass.  If you read my review of Nosepass, you'll know that I thought it was a well below average Basic Pokemon, it did have a good HP, but other than that, neither move it had was that great, both were slow, and both were underwhelming.  So knowing this about Nosepass and looking at this Probopass card, you'll definitely want to set this line up on the bench if you want to use it in your deck, since Nosepass is pretty poor.  You'll definitely want to attach a Trick Coin trainer card to this card so Triple Smash has a better chance of doing more damage, other than that, this card isn't worth putting three energy cards on unless you are using Pokemon Tool cards in your deck and thus can do 100 damage a turn with Reinforced Nose.  I personally wouldn't use this line in a deck, since both have high retreat costs and to for sure do damage you need at least 3 energy cards.  But if you choose to, do not use more than a 1-1 line.

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 are some positives on this card like its high HP and the fact it has two moves, that could do up to 90 and 100 damage respectively, but this card is slow on the attack and requires coin flips to attack, so unless you are willing to take some risk using this card I would look elsewhere.  Together with Nosepass from this set, I would give these two a 2 out of 5 rating, there are better Pokemon lines to use.

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Mega Aggron EX -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Mega Aggron EX Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Mega Aggron EX from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Mega Aggron EX is a Mega Evolution, EX, metal type Pokemon card with an hp of 240. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Mega Aggron does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Megaton Storm, this move requires four energy cards to use, two each of metal and colorless, and it does 120 damage per turn, plus if you choose to flip a coin and you get a heads, it does 120 more damage, however if you get a tails when flipping a coin, this move does 20 damage to each of your own 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, with that being said, if you want some major power in your deck I would definitely consider using Aggron EX and Mega Aggron EX.  You'll want to set up Aggron EX on the bench since it requires at least three energy cards to attack, so neither Pokemon in this line are quick attackers.  But I would try and get four energy cards on Aggron EX and evolve it on the bench, then in the active Pokemon spot use Mega Aggron's Megaton Storm every turn.  120 damage a turn should knock out most Pokemon in one turn, almost all Pokemon in two, however if you are facing a Pokemon with over 240 HP, I would definitely try attaching a Trick Coin trainer card to this card and having two tries at flipping a heads.  Again, I want to stress how slow these Pokemon are to use, so you'll not want to use more than one, and you'll definitely want to have a Switch trainer in your deck since both Aggron and Mega Aggron require four 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 Mega EX Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  I definitely like its high HP and its very powerful move, however, this card is extremely slow and has a high retreat cost, so it is going to take up a huge chunk of your energy cards to use, plus if you take the risky path, and try to do 240 damage a turn, the damage may add up on your own Pokemon quite quickly.  But overall, looking at Aggron EX and Mega Aggron EX from this set, they definitely could be used in a metal type deck, not using more than 1 of each, together they would get a 3 out of 5 rating from me, they can do plenty of damage, but are just really slow.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Aggron EX -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Aggron EX Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Aggron EX and Aggron EX Full Art from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Aggron EX is a basic, EX, metal type Pokemon card with an hp of 180. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Aggron EX does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Steel Headbutt, for three energy cards, two colorless and one metal, this move does 50 damage plus 30 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin.  Aggron's second move is called Raging Hammer, this move requires four energy cards to use, two each of colorless and metal, and does 60 damage plus 10 more damage for each damage counter on Aggron, so a maximum damage of 230 damage a turn, which will knock out every Pokemon out there in one move.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Aggron 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, Aggron does have a mega evolution you could use from this set and I will be reviewing that card tomorrow, so this strategy below will act like Aggron EX does not have an evolution.  So knowing this, on its own, I would definitely not include more than one of this card in a deck because it is so slow on the attack and has such a high retreat cost.  Ideally, this would be a card that is set up on the bench, and then another card in your deck may have a very powerful move that does damage to your own Pokemon, that way Aggron could get 50 or 60 damage on it, and when in the active Pokemon spot could do well above 60 damage a turn with Raging Hammer.  If you don't want to use a risky strategy like this, doing damage to your own Pokemon, I would recommend against using Aggron EX, neither move's base damage is that great, especially for an EX card.

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, thus the 2 out of 5 rating.  This card does have a good HP and two moves that have the potential to do great damage, but this card is too slow for my liking and has too high of a retreat cost.  To me, the benefits don't outweigh the costs, thus making me not recommend using this card in a deck.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Crawdaunt -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Crawdaunt Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Crawdaunt from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Crawdaunt is a stage 1, darkness type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Crawdaunt's Ability is called Unruly Claw, it says when you evolve Corphish into Crawdaunt, you may discard an energy card from your opponent's active Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, Crawdaunt just has one move called Crabhammer, this move requires three energy cards to use, two colorless and one darkness, and does 60 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Crawdaunt is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Corphish into play, I reviewed Corphish a couple of weeks back since it was a water type Pokemon, and then evolve Corphish into Crawdaunt.  If you read my review of Corphish, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  It did have an average HP, low retreat cost, and two moves, but it was under powered overall, thus the 2 out of 5 rating.  So knowing this about Corphish, and also knowing Corphish requires only colorless energy cards to attack, looking at this Crawdaunt card, I would say it is similar to Corphish in that it has an average HP, lower retreat cost, and a bounty of things it can do having an Ability and one move, but overall it definitely isn't better than average.  When you do evolve Corphish into Crawdaunt its Ability will work, but it is a one time use, and then Crabhammer, although a little slower, doesn't do more than average damage for the amount of energy cards it requires.  So unless you're building a darkness type deck and are really low on Pokemon to use, I would look elsewhere for a line of Pokemon for it.  Because all you can do with this card is set it up on the bench and then do 60 damage a turn in the active Pokemon spot, a lot of cards can do that.

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 definitely has some positives about it, like the fact it has an Ability and a move that does 60 damage a turn, however, it just doesn't impress me as a whole, similar to the way I felt about Corphish, so for that reason, I would give these two Pokemon combined, from the Primal Clash set, a 2 out of 5 rating.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Sharpedo EX -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Sharpedo EX Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Sharpedo EX and Sharpedo EX Full Art from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Sharpedo EX is a basic, EX, darkness type Pokemon card with an hp of 170. It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Sharpedo does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Hunt, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of darkness and colorless, and allows you to switch one of your opponent's benched Pokemon with their active Pokemon and do 30 damage to that new Pokemon.  Sharpedo's second move is called Jagged Fang, this move requires three energy cards to use, two darkness and one colorless, and does 100 damage, however both Sharpedo and the defending Pokemon must discard an energy card after use.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Sharpedo 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 Sharpedo EX, I would definitely consider using one of these cards in a deck if you're building a darkness type deck or a spread damage type deck.  If you're building a spread damage type deck, Sharpedo's Hunt move would work perfectly since you could not only choose the weakest Pokemon to attack or a Pokemon to knock out, but you could prevent your opponent from attacking for a few turns if you move a Pokemon that isn't set up at all into the active Pokemon spot.  Outside of a spread damage type deck, if you get several energy cards on Sharpedo on the bench before moving it into the active Pokemon spot, you could do 100 damage a turn using Jagged Fang multiple turns in a row, plus again making your opponent unable to attack by discarding an energy card on that defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an above average EX Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set, and one that I recommend using in either a spread damage or darkness type deck.  There really isn't much to not like about this card, other than that it has a little lower HP than most EX cards, other than that, it has a low retreat cost, and two quick, pretty powerful moves.  So you really can't go wrong with your deck by putting one of these Sharpedo EX cards in it.

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Diggersby -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Diggersby Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Diggersby from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Diggersby is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Diggersby does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is Ear Dig, for one fighting energy card, this move allows you to discard an energy card from your opponent's deck for each heads you get when you flip a coin until you get a tails.  Diggersby's second move is called Hammer In, this move requires three colorless energy cards and does 70 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Diggersby is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Bunnelby into play (there are two Bunnelby cards in this set, both colorless type, and I have not reviewed them yet) and then evolve Bunnelby into Diggersby.  You'll have to read my reviews of Bunnelby in a few weeks to know what I think of each of them.  Just looking at Diggersby though, this card isn't too bad overall and could be used in a deck since its main move, Hammer In, does do above average damage and the card has a high HP.  However, this card does have a high retreat cost, the same as the amount of energy cards required to use Hammer In, so if you retreat it, it will take awhile to set it up again.  I am not the biggest fan of Ear Dig, possibly late in games it could be useful if your opponent is running low on cards in their deck, but other than that, I would not use it.  So I personally, probably would not use this card in a deck, it has too high of a retreat cost and is too slow on the attack for a Stage 1 Pokemon card, at least too slow to do any damage.

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 definitely has some positives about it, like its high HP and its move, Hammer In, which does above average damage.  However, this card has a high retreat cost, and a poor first move that may end up doing absolutely nothing every turn.  So if you're building a fighting type deck, this card is usable, but it isn't recommended.

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Drilbur -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Drilbur Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Drilbur from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Drilbur is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Drilbur does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Fury Swipes, for one colorless energy card this move does 10 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip three coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Drilbur is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Excadrill, which there are two of in this set but are metal type Pokemon so I'll be reviewing them in a week or so, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed those cards yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So, on its own, this card could definitely be used as a starter type Pokemon in a deck since it only requires one energy card to attack and can do up to 30 damage.  However, I would be very cautious about using this card in a deck without Excadrill because the only move this card has is a coin flip based move meaning the move may end up doing zero damage every single turn, plus the retreat cost on the card is higher than its attack cost.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Excadrill, this is a below average Basic Pokemon.  This card does have a solid HP, can attack quickly, and if you attach a Trick Coin trainer card to this card you'll have a good shot of at least doing 10 damage a turn, but unless you want to use a Switch trainer card to retreat Drilbur, you'll have to attach an additional energy card to it to retreat it.

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Hippowdon -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Hippowdon Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Hippowdon from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Hippowdon is a stage 1, fighting 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.  Hippowdon does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Resistance Desert, this move requires three energy cards to use, one fighting and two colorless, and does 60 damage, plus it prevents all effects of attacks by EX Pokemon during your opponent's next turn.  Hippowdon's second move is called Double-Edge, this move requires four energy cards, two each of fighting and colorless, and does 100 damage, however it does do 20 damage to itself.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Hippowdon is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Hippopotas into play (I reviewed Hippopotas from this set yesterday) and then evolve Hippopotas into Hippowdon.  If you read yesterday's review of Hippopotas, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card, it does have two moves and a high HP, but the retreat cost is quite high and it is a slow card to attack with.  So knowing this about Hippopotas and looking at Hippowdon, this card also is really slow on the attack and has a high retreat cost, so you'll want to only use a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family if you decide to use it in a deck and set the line up on the bench.  That way, you could move Hippowdon into the active Pokemon spot and do 100 damage a turn right away, every single turn.  It is a good thing Hippowdon has a high HP, because using Double-Edge multiple times will drain its HP quite quickly.  Overall, I personally wouldn't use this card or this line in a deck because it is too slow on the attack and ends up doing damage to itself, but if you think your opponent will for sure be using a lot of EX cards, this card is definitely worth consideration.

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, that could become above average as soon as Hippowdon faces EX cards.  Like I said, this card has a good HP, and two moves that both do a fair amount of damage, but it is slow on the attack and has a high retreat cost reducing its effectiveness.  But overall, looking at both Hippopotas and Hippowdon from the Primal Clash set, I would give them an average rating of 3 out of 5, they will definitely do okay in any fighting deck you put them in.

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Friday, May 15, 2015

Hippopotas -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Hippopotas Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Hippopotas from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Hippopotas is a basic, fighting 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. Hippopotas does not have an Ability or an Ancient Trait but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Tackle, for two colorless energy cards this move does 20 damage.  Hippopotas's second move is called Rolling Tackle, for three energy cards, two fighting and one colorless, this move does 50 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Hippopotas is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Hippowdon, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So, on its own, I would not recommend using this card in a deck, I say this because Hippopotas is slow to attack requiring at least two energy cards and is even worse on the retreat requiring three energy cards.  So unless you are very patient and want to use a Switch trainer card, I would not recommend using this card in a deck.  If you do decide to use one, do not use more than one and I would probably recommend setting this card up on the bench since it is slow on the attack, that way when you move it to the active Pokemon spot you can attack right away with either Tackle or Rolling Tackle.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Hippowdon, this is a below average Basic Pokemon.  Even though this card has a high HP and two moves, I am still giving it a below average rating because it has a very high retreat cost, slow to attack, and Rolling Tackle does below average damage for the amount of energy cards it requires to use.  So if you're building a fighting type deck, I would look elsewhere for a fighting type Pokemon.

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Primal Groudon EX -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Primal Groudon EX Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Primal Groudon EX and Primal Groudon EX Full Art from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Primal Groudon  EX is a Mega Evolution, EX, fighting 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 Groudon does not have an Ability but does have an Ancient Trait called Barrier which says that when your opponent uses any type of Trainer card all effects of that card that are directed towards Groudon are prevented.  Besides the Ancient Trait, Groudon just has one move called Gaia Volcano, this move requires four energy cards to use, three fighting and one colorless, and does 100 damage, plus if there is a Stadium card in play, the move does 200 damage total instead of 100, but you have to discard the Stadium card after.

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 would much rather use just the Groudon EX card from this set than pair it with this card.  I say that because for four energy cards on Groudon EX it can do 130 damage a turn, with this Primal Groudon EX card, for four energy cards, it can only do 100 damage a turn unless a Stadium card is in play.  So other than boosting the HP of Groudon and potentially doing more damage, I would stick with Groudon EX instead of losing a turn by evolving Groudon EX into Primal Groudon EX.  If you do decide to use this card in a deck, I would evolve it on the bench since you can't do any damage with this card until you get four energy cards on it, and I wouldn't use more than one of these cards in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average Mega EX Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  I definitely like the very high HP on this card as well as the fact that this card can do up to 200 damage per turn, however, just comparing this card to Groudon EX, I like Groudon EX better, thus I would recommend just using that card over Mega Groudon EX.  Together, I can't give these two cards more than a 3 out of 5 rating, it just isn't worth it to use both in a deck.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Groudon EX -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Groudon EX Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Groudon EX and Groudon EX Full Art from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Groudon EX is a basic, EX, fighting 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.  Groudon does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Rip Claw, for two energy cards, one each of fighting and colorless, this move does 30 damage, and if you get a heads when flipping a coin you get two discard an energy card attached to the defending Pokemon.  Groudon's second move is called Massive Rend, this move requires four energy cards to use, three fighting and one colorless, and does 130 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Groudon 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, Groudon 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 Groudon EX does not have an evolution.  So knowing this, on its own, I would definitely recommend using this card in a fighting type deck.  This card could even be used as a starter Pokemon because it can attack for only two energy cards.  But if you don't get it in the active Pokemon spot to start, and it does require a ton of energy cards to retreat, I would make sure and get the four energy cards on Groudon on the bench that way you can use Massive Rend every turn and knock out every single Pokemon out there in two turns or less.  I would definitely pair this card up with a Switch trainer so I could move this card to the bench if need be without having to give up four energy cards.  This card is similar to Kyogre EX from the set, but Groudon can do 10 damage less with its best move but can use the move every turn without having to add energy.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an above average EX Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  The only downfall about this card is that it requires four energy cards to retreat, other than that, this card has a great HP, and two moves, one about average, the other doing well above average damage.  So if you're building a fighting type deck, you can't go wrong by putting this card in your deck.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Groudon -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Groudon Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Groudon from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Groudon is a basic, fighting 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.  Groudon does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Rock Smash, for two energy cards, one each of fighting and colorless, this move does 20 damage, plus 20 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin.  Groudon's second move is called Break Ground, this move requires four energy cards to attack, three fighting and one colorless, and does 100 damage, however it does do 10 damage to each of your benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Groudon 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 I were to use this card in a deck at all, it would only be to use it for Groudon's Break Ground move.  So I would put this card on the bench and get four energy cards on it before moving it to the active Pokemon spot that way I could do Break Ground immediately and I would be able to retreat Groudon if need be, but I would prefer to use a Retreat trainer card.  Because Groudon does damage to your own Pokemon, I would either not have many Pokemon on the bench or find a way to quickly heal 10 damage or more from each of your Pokemon at one time.  Because this card does do damage to your own Pokemon, I would not use more than one of these in a deck and if you can find another card that does 100 damage or more a turn, I would recommend using that one over this Groudon card.

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.  There are both positives and negatives about this card, for positives it has a high HP, and two powerful moves, however this card has an extremely high retreat cost, does damage to your own Pokemon, and takes four energy cards to do its major attack.  So weighing the positives and negatives on this card makes it about average and a toss up if it should be used in a deck or not.

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Solrock -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Solrock Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Solrock from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Solrock is a basic, fighting 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.  Solrock does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Solar Generator, for one colorless energy card this move allows you to search your deck for up to two special energy cards and put them into your hand.  Solrock's second move is called Knock Away, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of fighting and colorless, and does 20 damage, plus if you get a heads when flipping a coin it does an additional 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Solrock 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 would be an excellent starter type Pokemon card in a fighting type deck, as long as you are willing to wait one turn before doing damage to the defending Pokemon.  So if you're building a fighting type deck, I would definitely recommend using this card in your deck, one or two of them, but if you are also using Special energy cards in your deck, this card fits into your deck even better.  Strategy wise, I would get this card into the active Pokemon spot to start the game and once there are two energy cards on it, use Knock Away every turn.  You could always attach a Trick Coin item card to Solrock to give you a better chance at doing 40 damage a turn with Knock Away and knocking most Basic Pokemon out in two turns.  What I like about this card is that even though it is a bit slower on the attack, it has 20 more HP than most Basic Pokemon have, so it can endure one weak attack without hurting much.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an above average Basic Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  This card has a high HP, low retreat cost, and two moves, one move doing well above average damage, so you really can't go wrong with having this card in your deck, it should get the game going in the right direction for you by being able to do up to 40 damage a turn for only two energy cards.

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Trapinch -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

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

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Trapinch is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Vibrava and a stage 2 evolution in Flygon, which I'll be reviewing in the next few weeks since both are dragon type cards, 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 as a starter type Pokemon in a deck.  You could get it into the active Pokemon spot early in the game and start attacking form the get go by doing 10 damage, then attach another energy card to Trapinch and do 20 damage.  If you're building a fighting type deck, I would definitely consider using 1 or 2 of these in your deck.

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 and one that could easily be used in a fighting type deck as a starter type Pokemon since it can attack quickly and do a fair amount of damage.  This card should work perfectly as the first Pokemon in the line that leads up to Flygon.

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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Medicham 81/160 -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Medicham Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Medicham from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of two Medicham cards I've reviewed on my blog.  Medicham is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Medicham card does not have an Ability but it does have an Ancient Trait called Barrage that says Medicham may attack twice if the first attack knocks out the defending Pokemon.  Besides the Ancient Trait, Medicham has two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Calm Mind, for one colorless energy card this move heals 30 damage from itself.  Medicham's second move is called Yoga Kick, for two fighting energy cards this move does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Medicham is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Meditite into play (I reviewed Meditite from this set two days ago) and then evolve Meditite into Medicham, there are actually two Medicham cards from this set, and I'll be comparing both of them at the end of this section.  If you read my review of Meditite, you'll know that I thought that card was an average Basic Pokemon card, other than having a little lower HP than I'd like, I thought the card was very solid, it could do 20 damage per turn for only one energy card.  So knowing this about Meditite and looking at this specific Medicham card, I would not recommend using this card in a deck, the main reason I say this is because you can do twice as much damage for only two energy cards if you use the other Medicham card from this set.  So unless you really like the Barrage Ancient Trait, I would not use this card in a deck.  This card isn't poor by any means, but it just isn't as good as the other Medicham card from this set.

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, I like the other Medicham card from this set much better, but this card is still pretty good overall.  It has an average HP, low retreat cost, and two moves that both are at least average.  But overall, only being able to do 30 damage a turn does make this card somewhat limited and later in games 30 damage just won't cut it.  So if you pair this Medicham card with Meditite from this set, I would give them a 3 out of 5 rating, definitely use the other Medicham from this set.

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Friday, May 8, 2015

Medicham 80/160 -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Medicham Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Medicham from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two Medicham cards I'll be reviewing consecutively.  Medicham is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Medicham card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Pure Power, for one fighting energy card this move allows you to put four damage counters on your opponent's Pokemon in any way that you'd like.  Medicham's second move is called Windmill Kick, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of fighting and colorless, and does 60 damage, plus it confuses the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Medicham is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Meditite into play (I reviewed Meditite from this set yesterday) and then evolve Meditite into Medicham, there are actually two Medicham 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 Meditite, you'll know that I thought that card was an average Basic Pokemon card, other than having a little lower HP than I'd like, I thought the card was very solid, it could do 20 damage per turn for only one energy card.  So knowing this about Meditite and looking at this Medicham card, I would highly recommend using this Pokemon family in either a spread damage type deck or a fighting type deck.  These two Pokemon cards are very good individually and together and I would recommend using up to a 2-2 line of these two Pokemon.  You can start the game with Meditite in the active Pokemon spot, do 20 damage the first turn, evolve Meditite into Medicham the next and do 60 damage a turn, or you could get a different Pokemon in the active Pokemon spot first that spreads damage around, then when you move Meditite into the active Pokemon spot, you could smartly spread the 40 damage that Pure Power does and knock out at least 1 Pokemon with that move.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a great Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set and one that I give my highest rating to.  There isn't anything that I dislike about this card, it has a high HP, average retreat cost, and two very quick, above average moves.  So if you're looking for some quick power in a fighting type deck, or another spread damage type card for your deck, definitely consider the line of Meditite and Medicham from the Primal Clash set.  Together, I would give these two cards a 4 out of 5 rating.

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Meditite -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Meditite Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Meditite from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Meditite is a basic, fighting 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. Meditite does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that it has is called Smack, this move does 20 damage for one fighting energy card.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Meditite is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Medicham, 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, this card could definitely be used as a starter type Pokemon in a fighting type deck.  I would use only one of these in a deck, since it has a lower HP, and try and get Meditite into the active Pokemon to start the game and be able to do 20 damage a turn with Smack.  Later in games, Meditite's Smack move will still be good, but it won't take long for it to be knocked out.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Medicham, this card is an average to slightly below average Basic Pokemon card.  My only two dislikes about this card are its lower HP and the fact it is limited in what it can do only having one move and no Ability or Ancient Trait.  So if you're looking for a starter Pokemon card to put into your deck, or just a simple card to use as a beginner, I would definitely recommend using this card in your deck.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Nosepass -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Nosepass Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Nosepass from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Nosepass is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Nosepass does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Stiffen, for two colorless energy cards, this move reduces attacks done to Nosepass by your opponent's Pokemon during their next turn by 40.  Nosepass's second move is called Ram, this move requires three energy cards to use, two colorless and one fighting, and does 40 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Nosepass is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Probopass, which I'll be reviewing in a few weeks since it is a metal 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 avoid this card at all costs, meaning I would definitely not use this card in a deck.  I say this because even though Nosepass has a high HP, both moves it has are extremely slow to use, and the one move that actually does damage, does well below average damage, plus throw in a high retreat cost, and this card is definitely not usable on its own.  This card would probably be fine to use with Probopass since you would only need two energy cards on this card to stall, while you're able to evolve it into Probopass, but again, if you're looking to use this card as a starter Pokemon, please look elsewhere.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Probopass, this card is very poor.  Like I stated in the strategy section above, the only thing good on this card is its HP, everything else is below average and to use this card on its own would be foolish.  Hopefully when I review Probopass it makes up for how poor this card is.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Rhyperior 77/160 -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Rhyperior Primal Clash
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Rhyperior from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of two Rhyperior cards that I've reviewed from this set.  Rhyperior is a stage 2, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 160.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Rhyperior card does have an Ancient Trait called Barrier that says any time your opponent plays a trainer card, all effects of that card are prevented from Rhyperior.  Besides the Ancient Trait, Rhyperior does have an Ability called Rock Wall that says that any damage done to Rhyperior by attacks is reduced by 10.  Other than having an Ancient Trait and an Ability, Rhyperior also has one move called Hammer Arm, this move requires four energy cards to use, two each of fighting and colorless, and does 100 damage.  Plus you get to discard the top card of your opponent's deck.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Rhyperior is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Rhyhorn into play and then evolve it into Rhydon before you can evolve Rhydon into Rhyperior, 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 Rhyhorn was a very solid Basic Pokemon card having an above average HP and one good move, just a little slower on the attack and having a high retreat cost, on the other hand, I thought Rhydon was a below average Stage 1 Pokemon card, it again had a high HP, but it had a really high retreat cost, and neither move it had was that great, and both moves were slow.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at this Rhyperior card, this Rhyperior card is the way to go if you want to use a Rhyperior card from this set, it is much better than yesterday's card.  Other than having a slower time attacking, this card is superior in every way, especially considering this card has both an Ancient Trait and Ability.  I would use a 1-1-1 line of this entire Pokemon family and set it up on the bench before attacking with Rhyperior and doing 100 damage a turn.  Once you get 4 energy cards on Rhyperior it will take quite a while for any other Pokemon to knock this card out since all damage is reduced by 10.

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.  If you can use Switch trainer cards in your deck for retreating Rhyperior and are okay with waiting awhile to use this card, this card will work perfectly in a fighting type deck.  I really like being able to do 100 damage every single turn and not having to discard any energy cards while doing this.  So altogether, looking at the three Pokemon in this line, I would give them a 3 out of 5 rating, they are average overall, and should definitely be considered for a deck.

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