Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Arcanine -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Arcanine BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
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.

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

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At what level does Growlithe evolve into Arcanine?
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15 comments:

deicario said...

Any; Growlithe evolves via a fire stone, not through levelling up.

Deicable

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfK3QSBA343idvMPsh6hWSA

Cabal said...

Growlithe does not evolve into Arcanine by leveling. Instead Growlithe evolves into Arcanine when being exposed to a Fire Stone.

cabalw

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnLY5kCyPH6tBOPfSjiVgsg

FatFluffyKitty said...

Growlithe evolves by fire stone not by leveling up

FatFluffyKitty

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4m6dFc9n8KC37xfex8n_2w

Fabian Torres said...

You need a fire stone to evolve Growlithe into Arcanine, so to answer your question Growlithe can evolve into Arcanine at any level. (Fire Stone Required lol :) )
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzx4mVRSTSQqmkNuHVCznkw

Gonzalo Perez said...

You need a fire stone to evolve Growlithe into Arcanine, no lvl required. That was an easy one.

Gonzalo Perez

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD1kxiNJG-c1b9UHxetxFoA

RoWn said...

If you want to evolve him you'll have to give him a fire stone; non lvl is required
RoWn
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GGL C said...

Arcanine uses a fire stone, so no lvl is required. Ideally, you'd evolve him after Growlithe learned all his moves.

Name: GGLC
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Martin T said...

Growlithe evolves with a Fire Stone

Martin T

https://www.youtube.com/user/BRISINGRRRRR

Carlos H. said...

Growlithe needs a fire stone to evolve.

Carlos H,
https://www.youtube.com/user/GodLikeSeeker

Jeve Rafael Macabiog said...

Growlithe evolves into Arcanine if you use a FireStone.

Jeve Rafael Macabiog

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZDsNNS192d-19CytNkIbQg

Angus Alastair said...

Growlithe evolves into Arcanine if you use a FireStone.



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Triết Nguyễn An said...

You can't evolve Growlithe into Arcanine though level , only can use Fire Stone.

Triết Nguyễn An

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCabuP2t2Mon6iwn4TorwQew

mike simpson said...

Growlithe does not evolve into Arcanine by leveling. Instead Growlithe evolves into Arcanine when being exposed to a Fire Stone.


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Hunter Alakai said...

Tricky Tricky! You have to use a fire stone not a level

HunterAlakai
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1PTJbjDOH-mx04wmqiCVpg



tom marvel said...


Growlithe needs a fire stone to evolve.


https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeCLtFa-yTkYzSs8L-pZk8Q