Sunday, February 14, 2016

Zoroark -- BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Review

Zoroark BREAKthrough Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Zoroark from the BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Set.  Zoroark 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 two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Zoroark's Ability is called Stand In and says that once per turn, if Zoroark is on your bench, you may switch your active Pokemon with this card.  Besides the Ability, Zoroark just has one move called Mind Jack that for two energy cards, both colorless, does 10 damage plus 30 more damage for each of your opponent's benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Zoroark is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Zorua into play (I reviewed Zorua from this set the past two days) and then evolve Zorua into Zoroark.  If you read my reviews of the two Zorua cards in this set, I thought both cards were a little below average, neither could for sure do damage for one energy card and both had the same second move, able to do 30 damage a turn for two energy cards but had to discard an energy card after using.  So if you have to decide between one of the two, I would go with number 89/162 since the first move it has confuses the defending Pokemon.  So knowing this about the first two options for this line and looking at Zoroark, since you can switch Zoroark into the active Pokemon spot at any time, I would recommend keeping this line on the bench until your opponent has a full bench and Zoroark has two energy cards on it, at this time, you can move it to the active Pokemon spot and do 160 damage per turn, since your opponent will have 5 Pokemon on their bench.  Late in games, or whenever your opponent doesn't have many Pokemon on the bench, this card isn't very effective, only doing 10 or 40 damage, but if you need to get a Pokemon out of the active Pokemon spot, you can always utilize Zoroark's Ability without having to pay the retreat cost for the active Pokemon.  If you like the combination of Zoroark's Ability and move, I would consider using a 1-1 line, like I said, just keeping it on the bench until needed.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very solid Stage 1 Pokemon card from the BREAKthrough set.  I like how this card's Ability and move work very well together and that this card can do massive damage for only two energy cards, two colorless energy cards at that.  So this card is really powerful any time your opponent has a full bench which should happen at least once during a battle.  Overall, I would give the line of Zorua and Zoroark from this set a 3 out of 5 rating.

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

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Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
Besides BREAKthrough, what was the most recent set that I reviewed a Zoroark from?
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...

The most recent set beside BREAKthrough that you reviewed a Zoroark was from XY Base set.


Connor Hockley said...

The previously reviewed Zoroark happened to be in the XY Base Set back on April 18th 2014.

YouTube username is: Cadbury145 (visible name is: Phantom Gaming)

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UmbreonFan said...

Channel Umbreonfan

XY Base

Carlos H. said...

The previous Zoroark´s review was from Pomemon XY Base Set (73/146).

Username: Carlos H.

Matthew Templeman said...

Xy base set


Mayank Talwar said...

XY Base Set


Jelly Paladin said...

XY base set


Kai Tung Ng said...

Besides BREAKthrough, the most recent expansion that you reviewed a Zoroark was XY Base Set.

Kai Tung Ng