Thursday, March 17, 2016

Smeargle -- BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Review

Smeargle BREAKthrough Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Smeargle from the BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Set.  Smeargle is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 70, it has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Smeargle's Ability is called Second Coat and says that once per turn you may swap a Basic energy card attached to your active Pokemon with a different type of Basic energy card from your discard pile.  Besides the Ability, Smeargle just has one move which is called Beat and does 30 damage for two colorless energy cards.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Smeargle 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, because this card can do 30 damage for two energy cards, one if you're using a double colorless energy, this card could be used as a starter type Pokemon in a deck, putting it in the active Pokemon spot to start the game and then using Beat every turn.  Outside of that, if you're playing a dual type deck, it may be useful to keep Smeargle on the bench and use its Second Coat Ability, for example if a move a Pokemon has does more damage if all of the energy are a certain type, you could utilize this Ability, or if you have another Ability on one of your Pokemon that enables you to move around a certain type of energy, it may be useful to retrieve that type of energy from your discard pile and put it back into play.  So overall, I think this is a solid Pokemon card and one that could be used in a 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 BREAKthrough set.  One that can be used in a deck, either as a starter type Pokemon or on the bench to utilize its Ability.  There is really no complaints from me on this card, other than it takes two energy cards to attack, but even with this, it is still an average card overall.

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

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True or False?  The first English Smeargle card had a rare rarity.
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Anonymous said...

Smeargle question? Time to shine.
True, the first English Smeargle had a rare rarity (as well as a Holo Rare in the same set: Neo Discovery).


Cabal said...

True. The first English Smeargle card had a rare rarity.


iNCEDiOUS said...

True - it was a rare holo from the Neo Discovery set which was also released in Japan. Though a promotional card was released from Wizards of the Coast Previously in 1999 it was considered an add on to the Japanese release.


Renz Banez said...

True!!!! Its a rare holo card :)

Adam Martin said...

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zac poop said...

100% TRUE!


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