Monday, March 21, 2016

Staraptor -- BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Review

Staraptor BREAKthrough Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Staraptor from the BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Set.  Staraptor is a stage 2, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Staraptor does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Cyclone Slash, for two colorless energy cards, this move does 70 damage to the defending Pokemon once your opponent switches their active Pokemon with one of their benched Pokemon.  Staraptor's second move is called Brave Bird, for three colorless energy cards this move does 120 damage, however it does do 20 damage to itself.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Staraptor is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Starly into play and then evolve it into Staravia before you can evolve Staravia into Staraptor, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last two days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought Starly was a very poor Basic Pokemon card, one that should never be in the active Pokemon spot, and I thought Staravia was average overall, it had two solid moves, but a lower HP.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at this Staraptor card, it would be best to include this line in a deck if you're looking for some power, you could evolve Starly into Staravia on the bench then start attacking with Staravia or evolve it into Staraptor and do up to 120 damage a turn.  I like the idea of using this card in a spread attack deck, since Cyclone Slash could knock out one of your opponent's Pokemon in one move and your opponent would be choosing one of its Pokemon to get knocked out.  Add a couple of Potion cards to your deck, and Brave Bird is an amazing move that does not affect Staraptor at all.  I could see using a 1-1-1 line of this Pokemon family in any type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an extremely powerful Stage 2 Pokemon card from the BREAKthrough set and one that should be used if looking for some power in your deck or if you're building a spread attack type deck.  Together with Starly and Staravia from this set, I am giving this line a 4 out of 5 rating, it should definitely be used, just make sure to not put Starly in the active Pokemon spot.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Staraptor from the BREAKthrough set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Chatot, 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 --
At what level does Staravia evolve into Staraptor?
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.


Thepoketrader 1000 said...

Lv 34 Thepoketrader 1000

Soccer & Science said...

Staravia will evolve into Staraptor at level 34

Soccer & Science

Anonymous said...

LV 34
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Cabal said...

Staravia evolves into Staraptor at level 34.


ThePandaHero said...

Staravia evolves to Staraptor at level 34

Kai Tung Ng said...

Staravia evolves into Staraptor at Level 34.

Kai Tung Ng

Adam Martin said...

Level 34
Adam Martin

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Quincy F said...

Staravia evolves into Staraptor at Level 34.

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Carlos H. said...

Staravia evolves into Staraptor at level 34.

Carlos H.

zac poop said...

Level 34


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deicario said...

It evolves at level 34.