Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Staryu -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Staryu BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Staryu from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Staryu is a basic, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 40.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a free retreat cost. Staryu does not have an Ability and it only has one move, which is called Smack, that does 20 damage for one water energy card.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Staryu is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Starmie, which is most recently in the BREAKthrough set, but not in the BREAKpoint set.  More than likely you'll want to use this card with that Starmie card, you can find that review on my blog.  So just looking at this Staryu card on its own, I would really like to use it in a deck since it can do above average damage for only one energy card and has a free retreat cost, but the kicker on this card is its low HP, that makes this card unusable in my opinion, especially later in games when you can pretty much guarantee that this card will get knocked out in one move.  So if you're building a water type deck, I would consider using one of these cards in a deck, using Smack to start the game then retreating Staryu and keeping it on the bench the rest of the game, but like I said, because Staryu has such a low HP, I would probably not use this card in a deck without Starmie.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Starmie, this is a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint set.  Really, the only below average thing on this card is its HP, other than that this card is very good, having a solid, above average move, and a free retreat cost.  So really, when deciding to use this card, it all depends on how heavily you want to use a Pokemon with such a low HP in your deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Staryu from the BREAKpoint set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Shiny Gyarados EX, 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 --
At what level does Psyduck evolve into Golduck?
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Anonymous said...

Psyduck evoluve at lvl 33


Haragas Alex said...

It evolves at level 33.

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Martin T said...

Level 33

Martin T

Stephen Ramsay said...

Level 33


Carlos H. said...

At level 33.

Carlos H.

bryan pichry said...

It evolves at level 33

Bryan P.

Gonzalo Javier Bravo Reyes said...

Psyduck evolves into golduck at level 33

Gonzalo Javier Bravo Reyes

THB Gaming said...

Level 33

THB Gaming