Friday, April 8, 2016

Camerupt -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Camerupt BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Camerupt from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Camerupt is a stage 1, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130. It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Camerupt does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Ram, for two colorless energy cards this move does 30 damage.  Camerupt's second move is called Eruption, for three energy cards, two fire and one colorless, this move does 80 damage plus 60 more damage for each energy card found when both players discard the top card of their deck.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Camerupt is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Numel into play (I reviewed Numel from this set yesterday) and then evolve Numel into Camerupt.  If you read yesterday's review of Numel, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card on its own, mainly because of its high retreat cost, and the fact it could really only do 10 damage a turn unless you wanted to attach three energy cards to it and do below average damage every turn.  So knowing this about Numel and looking at this Camerupt card, this card is similar in that it has a high HP, and a really high retreat cost, so if you use this line in your deck, you'll want to have plenty of Switch trainer cards in it.  Ideally, you would set this line up on the bench, get three energy cards on it, then use Eruption every turn, potentially rearranging your deck every turn to have an energy card on the top, thus allowing Eruption to do at least 140 damage a turn.  If you use this line in your deck, make sure you have a way to get cards from your discard pile back into your deck or into your hand, otherwise if you use this card too much you may end up losing the game by running out of cards in your deck.  Because the retreat cost on this card is high, and the fact this card discards cards from your deck, I would only use a maximum of a 1-1 line in a fire type deck.

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 BREAKpoint set.  Even though this card has a high HP and two moves, I am not giving this card higher than a 3 out of 5 rating because it has such a high retreat cost, higher than either of its moves, plus this card discards cards every turn.  But, if you're looking for some power from a Stage 1 Pokemon in a fire type deck, I would definitely recommend considering this line for your deck, overall giving Numel and Camerupt from this set a 3 out of 5 rating.

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

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How many total Camerupt 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.


deicario said...

This is your fifth.

Anonymous said...

you have reviewed 40 Camerupt cards on your blog.

FatFluffyKitty said...
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FatFluffyKitty said...

This is your fifth one


Gonzalo Perez said...

I believe this is number five. Am i right?

Gonzalo Perez

Carlos H. said...

5 Camerupt reviewed.

Carlos H.

Anonymous said...

you have reviewed 5 cards of camerupt.

Triết Nguyễn An said...

You have reviewed 5 camerupt cards in your blog

Triết Nguyễn An