Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Ursaring -- BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Review

Ursaring BREAKthrough Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Ursaring from the BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Set.  Ursaring is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Ursaring does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Drag Off, for three colorless energy cards, this move allows you to switch your opponent's active Pokemon with one of their benched Pokemon and do 50 damage to that new Pokemon.  Ursaring's second move is called Swing Around, for four colorless energy cards this move does 80 damage plus 40 more damage for each heads you get when you flip 2 coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Ursaring is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Teddiursa into play (I reviewed Teddiursa from this set yesterday) and then evolve Teddiursa into Ursaring.  If you read yesterday's review of Teddiursa, you'll know that I thought it was an average Basic Pokemon card, it did have an above average HP and could do a good amount of damage, but the card required two energy cards to attack and to retreat making it a little slower.  So knowing this about Teddiursa and looking at this Ursaring card, I think that this line would be very good to use in a spread attack type deck or as a colorless type line in any type deck out there.  Even though Ursaring is pretty slow on the attack, if you use Double Colorless energy cards it will make it quicker.  I like Dragon Off quite well, if you first have a Pokemon that does 10 damage or more to each of your opponent's Pokemon, then move Ursaring into the active Pokemon spot, you should be able to knock out several Pokemon in a row with Drag Off.  If you aren't using a spread attack type deck, Swing Around is a great move, that if used with Trick Coin, could do 180 damage per turn for only two energy cards, if you use Double Colorless energy cards.  So there is definitely some merit to trying to use a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family when building a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an above average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the BREAKthrough set.  One you over how slow the card is on the attack, if you're using regular energy cards, there is a ton to like about this card, it can be used in any type deck, and can do damage to benched Pokemon as well as massive damage to the existing active Pokemon.  So together with Teddiursa from this set, I would give these two a 4 out of 5 rating.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Ursaring from the BREAKthrough set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Smeargle, 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?  Ursaring has been an ultra rare in an English set before.
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.


Kai Tung Ng said...

True. Ursaring has been an ultra rare in an English expansion before. It was Ursaring Prime in Unleashed (89/95).

Kai Tung Ng

AbdelRahman Labib said...


AbdelRahman Labib

smeargull said...

True. Ursaring Prime from Unleashed was Ultra Rare.

Adam Martin said...

Adam Martin

Renz Banez said...


Renz Banez

Cabal said...

True. Ursaring has been an ultra rare in an English set before.


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Saitama Sama said...

True, Ursaring Prime.

Saitama Sama

Carlos H. said...

It´s true.

Carlos H.

grentis09 said...

True, Ursaring Prime


Michael Miltich said...

True because of Ursaring Prime during the Heart Gold Soul Silver Series.

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Luciano Linhares said...


Jack James said...

True it has been an ultra rare before

Jack James