Saturday, April 16, 2016

Slowking -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Slowking BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Slowking from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Slowking 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.  Slowking has an Ability called Royal Flash that says once per turn you may flip a coin, if you get a heads, move an energy card from your opponent's active Pokemon to one of their benched Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, Slowking has just one move called Psych Up that does 40 damage for two energy cards, one each of water and colorless.  However, during Slowking's next turn, Psych Up does 40 more damage, for a total of 80.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Slowking is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Slowpoke into play (I reviewed Slowpoke from this set two days ago) and then evolve Slowpoke into Slowking.  Of course Slowpoke has another Stage 1 evolution in Slowbro that I reviewed yesterday and I'll be comparing those two later in this post.  If you read my 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 Slowking card, I think it would be best to use at most a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family and keep this line on the bench the whole time, attaching a Trick Coin trainer to Slowking and then using its Ability each turn trying to move an energy card off of your opponent's active Pokemon to one of their benched Pokemon and making your opponent's active Pokemon unable to attack.  Besides the Ability, which is the main reason you'd want to play this card, Psych up is a good move for a Stage 1 card so you can definitely use this card in the active Pokemon spot.  Compared to the Slowbro card in this set, this card is very similar, in HP and weakness and retreat cost, plus what it can do, both cards can do a good amount of damage, and both have their advantages by keeping them on the bench, if you're building a water type deck I could see using a 2-2 line of Slowpoke and then 1 each of Slowbro and Slowking.

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.  I really like Slowking's Ability and the fact it can do up to 80 damage a turn for only two energy cards.  So just like Slowbro from yesterday, this is a card you should definitely consider when building a water type deck, and together with Slowpoke from this set, which I gave a 3 rating, this entire line gets a 4 out of 5 rating.

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

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How does Slowpoke evolve into Slowking?
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.


Haragas Alex said...

Slopoke evolves into Sloking by trading it while it holds King's Rock.
And in the anime it was shown that it evolves when a shellder bites it's head.
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sandro pinheiro said...

Well depends on the medium.
On the anime the poor slowpoke needs to have his head bitten by a shelder
On the video games you need to trade it while holding a kings rock
On the tgc you need to put slowing card on top of a slowpoke card.
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sworup Adhikari said...

Slowpoke evolves into slowking by trade while it is holding a Kings Rock.

Also it evolves when a shelder bites slopoke's head.(Compared to the tail for slowbro)

sworup Adhikari

Nerox Cast said...

Nerox Cast

Slowpoke evolves into Slowking by trading the Pokemon while it is holding the kings rock.

In the anime series, Slowpoke has his head bitten by a Shelder, and then it evolves into Slowking.

Carlos H. said...

It happens when Slopoke is traded while it holds King's Rock.

Carlos H.