Sunday, March 20, 2016

Staravia -- BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Review

Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Staravia from the BREAKthrough Pokemon Card set.  Staravia is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Staravia does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Glide and for one colorless energy card this move does 20 damage.  Staravia's second move is called Quick Attack and for two colorless energy cards this move does 30 damage plus 30 more damage if you get a heads when flipping a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Staravia is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Starly into play (I reviewed Starly from this set yesterday) and then evolve Starly into Staravia.  Staravia does have a Stage 2 evolution in Staraptor, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed that card yet, the strategy below will act like Staravia is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read my review of Starly, you'll know that I thought that card was a very poor Basic Pokemon, not only did have a low HP, because it was limited on the attack, only having one move, and the one move it had couldn't even inflict damage, all it could do was get all your Starly in your deck onto your bench.  So knowing how poor this Starly card is and looking at this Staravia card, this Staravia card is much better, again it has a low HP, but the two moves this card are pretty decent, and if you attach a Trick Coin trainer card to Staravia it gives you a better shot at being able to do 60 damage when using Quick Attack, attach a Double Colorless energy card to this card and you can do 60 damage for only one energy card.  However, even though this card is decent, I cannot recommend using any combination of Starly and Staravia in a deck, just because Starly is very poor.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the BREAKthrough set.  Despite having a little lower HP than I like for a Stage 1, this card is still average overall because of the two moves it has plus the fact this card can be used in any type deck.  With that being said, I can't give Starly and Staravia combined higher than a 2 out of 5 rating, hopefully Staraptor tomorrow is much better and gives some direction and hope for this Pokemon family.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Staravia from the BREAKthrough set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Staravia's Stage 2 evolution in Staraptor, 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 --
How many Staravia cards have I reviewed on my blog?
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.


Carlos H. said...

Only 2 Staravias.

Carlos H.

Upos bosmans said...

you made 2

zac poop said...

2, im pretty sure :)


Michael Miltich said...

2 because that is what other people have said. I am new to the blog so ya.

Michael Miltich

Cameron Leonard said...

2, One from Plasma Freeze and This one.

Cameron Leonard

winnermarc7lp said...

U made 2 :D

Cabal said...

You have reviewed 2 Staravia cards on your blog.


Lars Zweifel said...

2 so far in this Blog :)

kris_is_ me_ said...


kris_is_ me_

FireDFL said...

You've only reviewed 2 cards.
I checked the site's history (only took 20 secs.)
This one and one from Plasma Freeze.

Soccer & Science said...

You did the Staravia from Plasma Freeze and now this one, so 2.

Soccer & Science

Robert Lambert said...

2 so far.

Jose Oviedo said...

Breakthrough and Plasma Freeze :)
YT: Jose Oviedo

deicario said...



Kai Tung Ng said...

You have reviewed two Staravia cards on your blog.

Kai Tung Ng