Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Arcanine from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set. Arcanine is a stage 1, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110. It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Arcanine does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Flop, for one colorless energy card this move does 30 damage. Arcanine's second move is called Flamethrower and for three energy cards, two fire and one colorless, this move does 90 damage, however you must discard an energy attached to Arcanine after using this move.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Arcanine is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Growlithe into play (I reviewed Growlithe from this set yesterday) and then evolve Growlithe into Arcanine. If you read yesterday's review of Growlithe, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card on its own, mainly because it required two energy cards to both attack and retreat, making it a little slow for a starter type Pokemon, but it did require only colorless energy to use which was an advantage plus it had a high HP. So knowing this about Growlithe and looking at this Arcanine card, if you're building a fire type deck, this card should definitely be considered for it. Of course you'll want to use Burning Energy in your deck so that you can attach one of those energy cards to Arcanine when attacking, that way you can use Flamethrower every single turn without having to attach an additional energy card to Arcanine each turn, since a Burning Energy cannot be discarded. So, when building a fire type deck, I would use a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family and evolve Growlithe into Arcanine on the bench.
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 BREAKpoint set. There are really no downsides to this card, it has a high HP, average retreat cost, and two good moves, especially when a Burning Energy is attached to this card, it can do above average damage every single turn and you don't even need to discard an energy card. So together with Growlithe from this set, I would give the two cards a 3 out of 5 rating, definitely consider this line when deck building.
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