Friday, May 6, 2016

Greninja BREAK -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Greninja BREAK BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Greninja BREAK from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  The way a BREAK card works is that you place it on top of the Pokemon with the exact name, so this card would be placed on top of Greninja, so basically this card is a Stage 3 card.  It is placed horizontally on the card it evolves from and can use that Pokemon's Abilities and Attacks as well as what is on the BREAK card.  Greninja BREAK is a BREAK (essentially a Stage 3), water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 170.  It has the same weakness, resistance and retreat cost as the Greninja you're evolving it from.  Greninja does not have a move but it does have an Ability called Giant Water Shuriken that says once per turn you may discard a water energy card from your hand, if you decide to do so, you can do 60 damage to one of your opponent's Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Greninja BREAK is a stage 3 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Froakie into play and then evolve it into Frogadier, and then into Greninja before you can evolve Greninja into the BREAK version, all three of those Pokemon have cards in this set and I've reviewed all of those cards in the past several days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought both Froakie and Frogadier were extremely poor, since neither could do damage every turn, however, if you base your water type deck around Greninja BREAK, and have multiple Greninja in your deck, Frogadier's one move will help you get Greninja into play much faster since it will allow you to have multiple Frogadier on your bench.  I did think Greninja from this set was very good, it has a free retreat cost, and two very quick and powerful moves.  So knowing this about the first three Pokemon in this line and looking at Greninja BREAK, if you are building a water type or spread attack type deck, this card is definitely a must, the only caveat being this line is slow to set up since Greninja BREAK is a Stage 3.  So set this line up on the bench preferably, and what I would recommend doing is getting 3 or 4 water energy cards on Greninja BREAK, that way when you move Greninja to the active Pokemon spot, you can utilize Greninja BREAK's Ability by doing 60 damage to one of your opponent's benched Pokemon, then use the move Moonlight Slash that does 60 damage for one water energy card plus 20 more damage if you move a water energy attached to Greninja back into your hand.  If you have multiple energy cards attached to Greninja already, this move and Ability work quite well together, you're essentially able to do 140 damage a turn for two energy cards, plus spread that damage around.  Plus, since Greninja from this set has a free retreat cost, once you get this card set up, you can move this card in and out of the active Pokemon spot at will, using its Ability to one hit KO Pokemon on your opponent's bench.  So definitely consider this entire line when building a deck, just make sure to strategize to make it quick to get this card set up.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is one of the best BREAK cards to date and one I would highly recommend using in a deck.  This card pairs perfectly with the Greninja card from the BREAKpoint set and not only can do major damage for little energy, but it can attack your opponent's benched Pokemon, plus retreat for free.  Altogether, even though I am not a huge fan of Froakie and Frogadier, I will give this entire line a 4 out of 5 rating.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Greninja BREAK from the BREAKpoint set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Electabuzz, 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 --
True or False?  This is the first BREAK card that I've reviewed from the BREAKpoint set.
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.


GrizzlyCreek 2 said...

No, in fact, your first Pokemon BREAK card review on the BREAKpoint expansion was ChesnautBREAK, which, I believe was around November.


[NKG] /\/ / /\/_/ /\ said...

FALSE. i think it was Chesnaut Break.

[NKG] /\/ / /\/_/ /\

Michael Bernardo said...

False (As stated before it was Chesnaut break), although I had to do a double check on some videos because I got confused XD

Michael Bernardo

P.s. I'm a long time watcher of your channel and it's helped me a lot, but this is the first time on your blog. I shall be here a lot more though as I'm switching from being a casual collector to playing the game :D

keith lee said...

Had to dig a little but it's false! Chesnaut break was the first:)

Keith Lee

Yaman Mahmood said...

It was Golduck Break

The Tutorialer

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