Friday, October 14, 2016

Chimchar -- Steam Siege Pokemon Card Review

Chimchar Steam Siege Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Chimchar from the Steam Siege set.  Chimchar is a basic, fire type Pokemon card with an HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Chimchar does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Scratch, for one colorless energy card this move does 10 damage.  Chimchar's second move is called Ember and for two energy cards, one each of fire and colorless, this move does 30 damage, however if you get a tails when flipping a coin, you must discard a fire type energy card attached to Chimchar.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Chimchar is a basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Monferno, and a Stage 2 evolution in Infernape, which I'll be reviewing the next couple of days, you'll more than likely want to use some of those Pokemon with this card, however, since I have not reviewed any of those cards yet, I will just act like Chimchar does not have any evolution forms and that it will be used on its own.  On its own, this card is a very solid starter type Pokemon for a fire type deck and an excellent start to the Infernape line.  The reason I say this card is very good is because you can use 4 Burning Energy in your deck and attach one of them to Chimchar to use with Ember, that way, even if you get a tails when flipping a coin, you can re-attach that energy card after attacking.  So, if you're building a fire type deck, this is a card you want in the active Pokemon spot to start the game, not only can it attack for only one energy card, but it can do a fair amount of damage with two energy cards, and with a solid HP and low retreat cost, it is an easy retreat when you get your benched Pokemon set up.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a slightly above average Basic Pokemon card from the Steam Siege set.  Without using Burning Energy, I would say this card is an average card, but if you include that Special Energy card, this card is above average and if you plan playing this entire line, this is a great way to start out the Pokemon family.  I would recommend taking a strong look at this card when building a fire type deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Chimchar from the Steam Siege Pokemon Card set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Chimchar's stage 1 evolution in Monferno, which is also from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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At what level does Chimchar evolve into Monferno?
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Emre İhsan Ermiş said...

At level 14

bayneful said...

Level 14

kris_is_ me_ said...

At lvl 14

kris_is_ me_

Rosikhul Ilmi said...

at Level 14

Rosikhul Ilmi

Alec Loveall said...

Lv. 14

Alec Loveall

Chris smith said...

at level 14

Omega Titan said...

Level 14


Ryuuzaki said...

Level 14


Joe Stonestreet said...

level 14 copy cats for the win