Friday, August 19, 2016

Carbink BREAK -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Carbink BREAK Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Carbink BREAK from the Fates Collide 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 Carbink, so basically this card is a Stage 1 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.  Carbink BREAK is a BREAK (essentially a Stage 1), fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110.  It has the same weakness, resistance and retreat cost as the Carbink you're evolving it from.  Carbink BREAK does not have an Ability and only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Diamond Gift and for one fighting energy card does 20 damage plus allows you to attach 2 energy cards from your discard pile to one of your fighting type Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Carbink BREAK is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Carbink into play.  There are two Carbink cards in this set and I've reviewed both of them the past two days.  If you've read those reviews you'll know that I thought both Carbink cards were pretty solid overall, both could be used on their own in decks, both have above average HP, good abilities and solid moves.  So if you're going to use Carbink in your deck, definitely use this BREAK card with it, since it gives Carbink a higher HP and an additional move to use.  Strategy wise, this card works well later in games when you have a fair amount of fighting type energy in the discard pile, you can then use Diamond Gift a turn or two and get your benched Pokemon set up quite quickly and allows you to use less energy cards in your deck since you can reuse the same ones over and over.  I wouldn't use Diamond Gift that often since both Carbink cards from this set have better moves than that, but if you need to set up your Pokemon, it is a good move to use.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a very good BREAK Pokemon card from the Fates Collide set.  I really like how this card allows you to quickly set up your benched Pokemon and allows you to recycle energy cards discarded earlier in the game.  Add that fact to the ratings I gave for both Carbink cards from this set, and I would highly recommend this line when looking to build a fighting type deck, together with either Carbink from this set, I would give this line a 4 out of 5 rating.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Carbink BREAK from the Fates Collide set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Zygarde, 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 --
Including this card, how many BREAK cards from the Fates Collide set have I reviewed on my blog?
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.


Wyatt Holcombe said...

You've reviewed three BREAKs from Fates Collide so far.


Symplasia said...

3 from Fates Collide

S ymplasia

Robin Arnold said...

this is the 3rd so far


JAlexander said...

3 Delphox, Omastar and Carbink

Jean Alexander

Gorilla Status said...



DuckMan 0429 said...

Omastar,Delphox and Carbink

3 BREAK Cards

AwsmHappy said...

3 break cards


Naruku said...

3 break cards. Delphox,Omastar,and Carbink

Maxcheong said...

3 from Fates Collide



Jacob Schwartz said...

You have revealed 3 cards in this set so far

William Morton said...


William Morton

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