Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Cloyster -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Cloyster BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Cloyster from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Cloyster is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Cloyster does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Sudden Grip, for one water energy card, this move does 10 damage, plus it paralyzes the defending Pokemon if you just evolved Shellder into Cloyster that same turn.  Cloyster's second move is called Surf, for three energy cards, two colorless and one water, this move does 70 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Cloyster is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Shellder into play (I reviewed both Shellder cards from this set the past two days) and then evolve Shellder into Cloyster.  If you read my Shellder reviews, you'll know that I wasn't a huge fan of either Shellder from this set, but would recommend the first Shellder card, card number 22, to pair with this Cloyster card, I prefer that card because it can attack for only one energy card and can do damage every turn.  So knowing this about Shellder and looking at this Cloyster card, I think it would be best to set this line up on the bench, evolve Shellder into Cloyster, and get three energy cards on Cloyster so you can use Surf every turn and do 70 damage a turn.  If you start the game with Shellder in the active Pokemon spot of course it makes sense to evolve as soon as possibility into Cloyster and do 10 damage plus paralyze the defending Pokemon with Sudden Grip.  Because neither card in this line is anything great, I wouldn't recommend using more than a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family in a water 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.  There really isn't any downsides to this card, other than the fact it isn't more than average.  I like Cloyster's HP, which is a little higher than most, plus the fact it has two moves, one average and the other above average.  Together with Shellder from this set, I would give this entire line a 2 out of 5 rating, while this Pokemon family isn't bad, you can definitely find better water type Pokemon to use in your deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Cloyster from the BREAKpoint set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Staryu, 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 water type Pokemon cards are in the BREAKpoint set?
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.


Martin T said...


Martin T


Haragas Alex said...

30 cards
My channel is Alex Prime

Pokemon Sunandmoon said...

answer: 30 water type pokemon

channel: pokemon sunandmoon

Carlos H. said...

There are 30 water type pokemon.

Carlos H.

grentis09 said...

theres's 30. quite a few


eevee_4ever said...

30 water type cards



Carlos Vaca said...

Night march?

THB Gaming said...


THB Gaming