Thursday, May 19, 2016

Drapion -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Drapion BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Drapion from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Drapion is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130. It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Drapion does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Poison Claws, and for three energy cards, two psychic and one colorless, this move does 70 damage plus poisons the defending Pokemon.  Drapion's second move is called Heavy Impact, and for four energy cards, three psychic and one colorless, this move does 130 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Drapion is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Skorupi into play (I reviewed Skorupi from this set yesterday) and then evolve Skorupi into Drapion.  If you read yesterday's review of Skorupi, you'll know that I thought that card was a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card, it did have a solid HP, and could do up to 40 damage a turn, but the card was slow on the attack, had a high retreat cost, and the only move it did have was coin flip based.  So knowing this about Skorupi and looking at this Drapion card, if you're building a heavy psychic type deck you may want to consider using a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family, but definitely set up this line on the bench, since both Pokemon are slow on the attack, and if you want to do major damage, you'll need four energy cards on Drapion which will take quite a while to set up.  Also, make sure to have some Switch trainer cards in your deck, otherwise, it is a massive loss of energy retreating this card.  I do like both of Drapion's moves and its high HP, but it is all a question of resources involved to set this card up and the time it takes to attack with this card.

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.  Even though this card has a really good HP, and two powerful, above average moves, I am still giving this card an average rating overall just because it is so slow on the attack and has such a high retreat cost.  Together with Skorupi from this set, the cards can definitely be used in a deck, I give these two Pokemon a combined 3 out of 5 rating.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Drapion from the BREAKpoint set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Sigilyph, 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 --
At what level does Skorupi evolve into Drapion?
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.


Ethenfl said...

Level 40 My youtube chanel is Ethenfl

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Anonymous said...

At lvl 40


Ariel Fridman said...

Skorupi evolves at level 40 to Drapion.
my name is Ariel Fridman.

Sweg Squirtle said...

Skorupi evolves at level 40.

Sweg Squirtle (SwegSquirtleMC)

devlin rogers said...

Skorupi evolves at level 40 my channel is Devlin Rogers

zac poop said...

lvl 40


Dominic O'Neill said...

Level 40 is when skorupi evolves my channel is dominiconeill13 plz give me the code

Leena Sregneva said...

Level 40
Leena Sregneva

TheBindingofChris said...

Skorupi Evolves at lvl 40!

My Youtube Name is "Salzar"