Friday, April 15, 2016

Slowbro -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Slowbro BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Slowbro from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Slowbro 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.  Slowbro does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Careless Head, for one water energy card this move does 10 damage plus 50 more damage if you get a heads when flipping a coin.  Slowbro's second move is called Walk-Off Homer and for three colorless energy cards, this move allows you to win the game if you use it when you only have one Prize card left.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Slowbro is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Slowpoke into play (I reviewed Slowpoke from this set yesterday) and then evolve Slowpoke into Slowbro.  Of course Slowpoke has another Stage 1 evolution in Slowking that I'll be reviewing tomorrow and then comparing both Stage 1 forms to see which one is better.  If you read yesterday's review of Slowpoke, you'll know that I thought that card was an average Basic Pokemon card, it had a good HP and two moves, neither move that great, but both moves required colorless energy cards to use and you could attack for only one energy card.  So knowing this about Slowpoke and looking at this Slowbro card, you could easily start with Slowpoke in the active Pokemon spot and then evolve it into Slowbro and use Careless Head right away, making sure to have a Trick Coin trainer attached to this card to give you a better chance at doing 60 damage in one turn.  Otherwise, I would recommend setting this entire line up on the bench, getting three energy cards on Slowbro, then when you have one Prize card left, meaning you're close to winning the game, move Slowbro to the active Pokemon spot and use Walk-Off Homer, potentially one hit KO'ing a Mega EX Pokemon.  So if building a water type deck, I would definitely recommend using this card or at least considering this line in your deck, probably a 1-1 line of this family.

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.  Other than needing certain scenarios to occur to maximize the damage that this card can do, this card is very good overall.  It has a high HP, and two very good moves, one move that can do up to 60 damage a turn for only one energy card and another move that guarantees a knock out and wins the game for you.  So like I said above, definitely consider this line when building a water type deck, overall I would give the line a 4 out of 5 rating.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Slowbro from the BREAKpoint set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Slowpoke's other Stage 1 evolution in Slowking, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
What was the first English set to include a Slowbro card, and what rarity was that card?
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Gonzalo Javier Bravo Reyes said...

If I'm not wrong it was the Fossil Series, and its rarity was uncommon

Gonzalo Javier Bravo Reyes

Martin T said...

Fossil, uncommon

Martin T

Cabal said...

The first English set to include a Slowbro card was Fossil and the rarity of that card was a Uncommon.


jsills 413 said...

The first set to include a Slowbro card was the Fossil expansion set, and that card was an uncommon.

jsills 413

OMFG Hello said...

It is, i think, a fossil unrare.