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.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Azumarill from the Primal Clash set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of the second Azumarill card, which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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