Thursday, February 11, 2016

Cacturne -- BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Review

Cacturne BREAKthrough Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Cacturne from the BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Set.  Cacturne is a stage 1, darkness type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Cacturne does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Derail, for one darkness energy card this move does 30 damage, plus it discards a special energy card attached to your opponent's active Pokemon.  Cacturne's second move is called Pin Missile, for three colorless energy cards, this move does 40 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip 3 coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Cacturne is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Cacnea into play (I reviewed Cacnea from this set a few weeks back) and then evolve Cacnea into Cacturne.  If you read my review of Cacturne, you'll know that I thought that card was an average Basic Pokemon, one that could be used on its own because it could attack for only one energy card and not only do damage with that attack but also discard an energy card from your opponent's active Pokemon.  So knowing this about Cacnea and looking at this Cacturne card, it would make sense to use a 1-1 line of these two Pokemon if you are already planning on using Cacnea in a deck, since this card can do 20 more damage for the same amount of energy.  Of course, if you want to use Pin Missile on this card, make sure to attach a Trick Coin trainer for a better chance at flipping 3 heads.  So I would say, if you're building a darkness type deck, and are looking for a solid, but not spectacular line to use, consider this line of Cacnea and Cacturne.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very solid Stage 1 Pokemon card from the BREAKthrough set.  Other than having Pin Missile being based off of coin flips, this card is pretty average overall.  It does have a good HP, and I like that it can attack for only one energy card.  Like I said above, this Pokemon family is solid overall, I would give the line a 3 out of 5 rating, and it should be considered when deck building.

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

Free Pokemon TCG Online Code Cards:
Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
At what level does Sandshrew evolve into Sandslash?
Please respond by including your YouTube username and link to your YouTube channel.  If the question is quite tough, the first correct comment will win, otherwise I'll use a random number generator to choose a winner.


Cabal said...

Sandshrew evolves into Sandslash at level 22.


Morado 199 said...

That's an easy one, since Sandslash is my favorite Ground type
He evolves at level 22
YouTube name is Morado 199

Cameron Potter said...

sandshrew evolves into sandslash at level 22. He is also one of my favorite pokemon. My youtube name is Pop tarts. Here is the link to my channel

Eli H said...

Level 22 OK and keep up the good work

Eli H said...

And my YouTube name is fireball pokemon

Vilmos Zoltan Kiss said...

Sandshrew evolves at level 22 to Sandslash.


Togosia Kopinska said...

At level 22

Carlos H. said...
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Carlos H. said...

Sandshrew evolves at level 22 to Sandslash.

Username:Carlos H.
YT channel:

pill boi said...

sandshrew evolves at lv 22

James L Ramirez said...

Hi!! Sandshrew evolves at level 22. My youtube username is trashflip, u can find me here:
I'm not sure if I'm able to receive messages on there though. If not, please email me at! Thank you. :))

Matthew Templeman said...

Sandshrew evloves at level 22.

Username is Matthew

Mayank Talwar said...

sandshrew evolves into sandslash at level 22, may the best win the code.

YouTube Username Dcmtalwar

Please let me win LOL

Chasista said...

Lvl 22


grentis09 said...

Level 22! I swear you just asked this question recently...

grentis09 said...

forgot to include youtube info:


UmbreonFan said...

What does Sandshrew evolving have to do with Cacturne?

Kai Tung Ng said...

Sandshrew evolves into Sandslash at Level 22.

Kai Tung Ng