Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Skorupi -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Drapion BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Skorupi from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Skorupi is a basic, psychic type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Skorupi does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The one move it has is called Pin Missile and for two energy cards, one each of psychic and colorless, this move does 10 damage times the number of heads you get when flipping four coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Skorupi is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Drapion, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So, on its own, I would not recommend using this card in a deck.  The main reason I say this is because Skorupi isn't quick on the attack, so you can't really use it as a starter type Pokemon, and if you do keep it on the bench and get two energy cards on it, when attacking, it could end up doing no damage at all.  Of course, if you use this card in your deck, I would highly recommend attaching a Trick Coin trainer to it, to give you a better shot at doing more damage with Pin Missile, but on its own, I would not use this card.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Drapion, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card.  This card does have some positives about it, like its above average HP, and its move which can do up to 40 damage a turn.  But a slow attack, higher retreat cost, and a coin flip based move contribute to its below average rating.  So if you are not using Drapion in your deck, there is no reason to use this card.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Skorupi from the BREAKpoint set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Skorupi's stage 1 evolution Drapion, 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 rarity of any Skorupi card in the English TCG?
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.


Ariel Fridman said...

The highest rarity of any Skorupi card in the English tcg is a common card.
my name is Ariel Fridman

john gratsias said...

skorupi has been available only as a common card on all expansions it was in

my youtube name is john gratsias
and this was my youtube channel link

Anonymous said...

Al are just common cards


Lewis Miller said...

secret rare lewis miller

Sweg Squirtle said...

It has always been a common.

Sweg Squirtle (SwegSquirtleMC)

Leena Sregneva said...

Common Card
Leena Sregneva

Jaime Mitsuru Hirai Filho said...

As far as I know skorupi has always been a common card

channel name: Jaime Mitsuru Hirai Filho


keith lee said...

All common! Finally back to commenting!

Keith Lee

Jason Ament said...

I've had mixed results with him... but when he's on... he rocks.

Veenod Ganesan said...

The highest rarity Skorupi can reach is common!

Veenod Ganesan