Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Palpitoad from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card set. Palpitoad is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Palpitoad does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Frog Hop, for two water energy cards this move does 20 damage plus 20 more damage if you get a heads when flipping a coin. Palpitoad's second move is called Mud Shot and for three water energy cards this move does 60 damage.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Palpitoad is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Tympole into play (I reviewed Tympole from this set yesterday) and then evolve Tympole into Palpitoad. Palpitoad does have a Stage 2 evolution in Seismitoad, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed that card yet, the strategy below will act like Palpitoad is the final evolution in this line. So if you read my review of Tympole, you'll know that I thought that card was very average overall, it had a solid HP, low retreat cost, and two good but not great moves. So it could have been used on its own, but unless you used more than one Tympole card in your deck, it was limited in the amount of damage it could do. So knowing this about Tympole and looking at this Palpitoad card, this card follows the same mold as Tympole, in that it is very average, having two moves, and a solid HP. So if you're looking for a line that has some power to use in a water type deck, I could see using a 1-1 line of Tympole and Palpitoad in a deck, you could start off with Tympole in the active Pokemon spot and then evolve it into Palpitoad first doing 20 damage a turn then 60 damage a turn. Since this card requires all water energy cards, it would be best to use this line in a mostly water type deck, however, just be aware that this card does have a high retreat cost, so you'll want to either have a Switch trainer card in your deck or figure out a way to retreat this card for free.
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. The only downside to this card is its high retreat cost, other than that, for a Stage 1 Pokemon, this card is very solid, having an average HP, and two good moves, both doing a fair amount of damage. So although I wouldn't specifically build a deck around this line, I would definitely consider the line of Tympole and Palpitoad when building a water type deck, giving these two Pokemon a 3 out of 5 rating.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Palpitoad from the BREAKpoint set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Palpitoad's Stage 2 evolution in Seismitoad, which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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