Thursday, May 5, 2016

Greninja -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Greninja BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Greninja from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Greninja is a stage 2, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a free retreat cost.  Greninja does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is Shadow Stitching, for one colorless energy card, this move does 40 damage, plus it makes all of your opponent's Pokemon in play, until the end of their next turn, have no Abilities.  Greninja's second move is called Moonlight Slash and for one water energy card, this move does 60 damage plus 20 more damage if you decide to move a water energy card attached to Greninja back into your hand.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Greninja is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Froakie into play and then evolve it into Frogadier before you can evolve Frogadier into Greninja, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last two days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought both Pokemon were very poor, neither being able to do any damage, and both having fairly low retreat costs, so on their own I did not recommend using those cards without Greninja.  However, as we get farther into the line of this Pokemon family, and the want to use Greninja and Greninja BREAK is more, it makes more sense to like Frogadier because it allows you to get several Frogadier into play at one time thus giving you a better chance at getting Greninja and Greninja BREAK into play.  If you're building a water type deck, I definitely think Greninja is a card to consider because it can attack quickly, only requiring one energy card for both moves, does do major damage, and can really ruin your opponent's strategy by preventing Abilities from being used.  But I would wait until tomorrow's review to know what to do for sure with this line.  But for now, this line overall is better than the 1 rating I gave the first two cards in this line.  So with this Greninja card, I would recommend setting it up on the bench, then if your opponent is using an Ability, move this card into the active Pokemon spot and use Shadow Stitching every turn, thus disabling your opponent's Ability.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint set.  Other than being slower to use since it is a Stage 2 Pokemon, this card is very good overall, having a free retreat cost, and two great moves, one doing major damage, the other preventing Abilities from being used.  Together with the first two Pokemon in this line, I would give this family a 3 out of 5 rating, and it is worth considering in a water type deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Greninja from the BREAKpoint set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Greninja BREAK, 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 --
What is the highest HP of any water type Pokemon card in 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.


Alex Moon said...

its M Gyarados-EX with 240 HP

YouTube Name : DragonHunter

The Lemon said...

M Gyrados EX: HP 240

YT Name: The Lemon

keith lee said...

M Gyrados EX at 240HP

Keith Lee

Justin Choquette said...

Mega Gyrados EX has 240 HP.
Youtube name: Everkun

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GrizzlyCreek 2 said...

The Mega Gyarados-EX has the highest hp of all the water pokemon in the BREAKpoint expansion. With a whopping 240 health and massive damage, it is a card to beware of.

Anonymous said...

THE mega gyarados ex (240 hp)


Anonymous said...

M Gyarados-EX


Haragas Alex said...

M Gyarados-EX 240
My channel is Alex Prime

Reshiram643 said...

It is mega gyrados ex. It has 240 hp

TorpedoBLOX said...

Primal Kyogre It Has 240

Unknown said...

M Gyarados-EX:hp240

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Rafel said...

M Gyarados-EX:hp240

My Channel is XxR4MAFAELxX

Rafel said...

M Gyarados-EX:hp240

My Channel is XxR4MAFAELxX