Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Barbaracle from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set. Barbaracle is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Barbaracle's Ability is called Hand Block and says that if you have a Stadium Card in play, your opponent can't attach a Special Energy card to any of their Pokemon. Besides the Ability, Barbaracle has just one move called Claw Slash, that for three energy cards, two water and one colorless, does 70 damage.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Barbaracle is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Binacle into play (I reviewed Binacle from this set yesterday) and then evolve Binacle into Barbaracle. If you read yesterday's review of Binacle, you'll know that I thought that card was a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card, mainly because it had a higher retreat cost and was slower on the attack. However, if you had some luck with coin flips the card could do well above average damage, so I said that if you were fine with using two energy cards on a Basic Pokemon card, it could be used in a deck on its own. So knowing this about Binacle and looking at this Barbaracle card, this card is similar in that it is slower on the attack, has a higher retreat cost, but can do above average damage every turn. Depending on how popular Special Energy cards are in the metagame, Burning Energy and Double Colorless Energy are the two types I know of that are popular, Hand Block can be very good, you just need to have useful Stadium cards to use in your deck. So overall, if you're interested in using Barbaracle's Ability or are patient enough to put three energy cards on a Stage 1 evolution, this card can be used in a water type deck, I would only use a 1-1 line of this family in a deck.
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 Fates Collide set. Other than having a higher retreat cost, this card is pretty solid overall, with a good HP, and strong move, and an okay Ability. Together with Binacle from this set, I would give the two cards a 2 out of 5 rating, they can be used in a deck, but there are definitely better Pokemon families to use out there.
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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Barbaracle from the Fates Collide set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Rotom, which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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