Friday, February 12, 2016

Zorua 89/162 -- BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Review

Zorua BREAKthrough Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Zorua from the BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two consecutive Zorua cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Zorua is a basic, darkness type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. This card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Moonless Madness, for one darkness energy card this move confuses the defending Pokemon.  Zorua's second move is called Dark Edge and for two energy cards, one each of darkness and colorless, this move does 30 damage, however you must discard an energy attached to Zorua after using.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Zorua is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Zoroark, 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 haven't reviewed the other Zorua card from this set, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution and do not know which Zorua card is better.  So, on its own, even though this card has two moves, and an average HP, I cannot wholeheartedly recommend using this card.  If Dark Edge wouldn't make you discard an energy card to use, this card would have worked well for a starter type Pokemon.  But if you want to use this card as a starter type, you will either have to keep adding energy cards to Zorua to use Dark Edge, or hope your opponent flips some tails when attacking to damage to themselves when confused.  So unless you are planning on having Zoroark in your deck, I would not recommend using this card.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Zoroark, this is a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card.  Like I said in the above section, this card does have an average HP and two moves, but neither move on this card is that great, and this card to do any damage needs energy attached to it every single turn, so there are definitely better Basic Pokemon cards to be found out there.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Zorua from the BREAKthrough set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of the second Zorua card, 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 --
True or False?  This is the only English set to include two Zorua cards.
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.


Leon Groß said...



Cayleb Elder said...



James L Ramirez said...

i gotta go with tru

my youtube user is trashflip

Cabal said...

False. Dark Explorers is the other English set besides BREAKthrough to include two Zorua cards.


Jelly Paladin said...



Kai Tung Ng said...

False. This is the second English expansion to include two Zorua cards; BW Dark Explorers was the first.

Kai Tung Ng