Saturday, April 30, 2016

Seismitoad -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Seismitoad BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Seismitoad from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Seismitoad is a stage 2, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 150.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Seismitoad does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Siphon Off, for one water energy card this move allows you to attach three water energy cards from your discard pile to Seismitoad.  Seismitoad's second move is called Shaky Fall and for four water energy cards this move does 90 damage, plus it confuses the defending Pokemon and makes them unable to retreat during their next turn.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Seismitoad is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Tympole into play and then evolve it into Palpitoad before you can evolve Palpitoad into Seismitoad, 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 average overall, both had solid moves and average HP, so they could easily be used on their own without Seismitoad.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at this Seismitoad card, this card fits in well with the first two Pokemon in this line, having a solid HP, and two good moves.  What I really like about this card is that you can set this line up on the bench and then move Seismitoad into the active Pokemon spot with only one energy card on it, use Siphon Off one turn, and be set up to use Shaky Fall the next, doing massive damage.  So if I were building a water type deck that had a Pokemon that discarded a lot of water energy or if I knew that there was a good likelihood of a lot of water energy cards being in the discard pile, this is a card I would definitely use.  So if you're building a water type deck, I would consider using a 1-1-1 line of this entire line and be perfectly okay with putting this line into the active Pokemon spot in any form of evolution.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint set.  I think there aren't any negatives about this card, it has a solid HP, and two good moves that work very well together.  The only reason I'm not giving this card any higher than an average rating is that it is slow on the attack if you can't get energy cards from your discard pile, but once you do have four energy cards on Seismitoad it can do a good amount of damage.  Altogether I would give this line a 3 out of 5 rating, the same rating I gave to each of these Pokemon individually.

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Friday, April 29, 2016

Palpitoad -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Palpitoad BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Palpitoad from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card set.  Palpitoad is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Palpitoad does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Frog Hop, for two water energy cards this move does 20 damage plus 20 more damage if you get a heads when flipping a coin.  Palpitoad's second move is called Mud Shot and for three water energy cards this move does 60 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Palpitoad is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Tympole into play (I reviewed Tympole from this set yesterday) and then evolve Tympole into Palpitoad.  Palpitoad does have a Stage 2 evolution in Seismitoad, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed that card yet, the strategy below will act like Palpitoad is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read my review of Tympole, you'll know that I thought that card was very average overall, it had a solid HP, low retreat cost, and two good but not great moves.  So it could have been used on its own, but unless you used more than one Tympole card in your deck, it was limited in the amount of damage it could do.  So knowing this about Tympole and looking at this Palpitoad card, this card follows the same mold as Tympole, in that it is very average, having two moves, and a solid HP.  So if you're looking for a line that has some power to use in a water type deck, I could see using a 1-1 line of Tympole and Palpitoad in a deck, you could start off with Tympole in the active Pokemon spot and then evolve it into Palpitoad first doing 20 damage a turn then 60 damage a turn.  Since this card requires all water energy cards, it would be best to use this line in a mostly water type deck, however, just be aware that this card does have a high retreat cost, so you'll want to either have a Switch trainer card in your deck or figure out a way to retreat this card for free.

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 BREAKpoint set.  The only downside to this card is its high retreat cost, other than that, for a Stage 1 Pokemon, this card is very solid, having an average HP, and two good moves, both doing a fair amount of damage.  So although I wouldn't specifically build a deck around this line, I would definitely consider the line of Tympole and Palpitoad when building a water type deck, giving these two Pokemon a 3 out of 5 rating.

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Tympole -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Tympole BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Tympole from the BREAKpoint set.  Tympole is a basic, water type Pokemon card with an HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Tympole does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Get Loud and for one water energy card this move does 10 damage.  Tympole's second move is called Round and for two colorless energy cards this move does 10 damage times the number of your Pokemon that have the Round attack.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Tympole is a basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Palpitoad, and a Stage 2 evolution in Seismitoad, 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 Tympole does not have any evolution forms and that it will be used on its own.  On its own, this card could definitely be used as a starter type Pokemon in a water type deck since it only requires one energy card to attack, has a low retreat cost, and a solid HP.  However, this card is limited in what it can do, unless you have multiple Tympole in play, so for now, if you're building a water type deck and need one more card for your deck, I would consider using this card in it, but for the most part, I would look elsewhere.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average Basic Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint set.  This card has average written all over it, nothing too great on this card, but a solid card overall, with no complaints from me.  It has an average HP, and two moves that both can do damage, plus a low retreat cost.  Definitely better cards out there to use, but this card wouldn't be terrible.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Manaphy EX -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Manaphy EX BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Manaphy EX from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Manaphy EX is a basic, EX, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 120. It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Manaphy EX's Ability is called Aqua Tube and says that each of your Pokemon in play that have water energy attached to them have a free retreat cost.  Besides the Ability, Manaphy just has one move called Mineral Pump that for two water energy cards, does 60 damage, plus it heals 30 damage a turn from your benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Manaphy EX is a basic Pokemon card you won't need to use any other cards with this card.  But remember, because this card is an EX card, if this card is knocked out, two prize cards are taken instead of one.  So knowing this about Manaphy EX, the major difference between this EX card and Palkia EX from yesterday, is Manaphy can do most of its damage from the bench.  So I would highly recommend using this card in a water type deck, keeping it on the bench and making all of your Pokemon with water type energy have free retreat costs.  Ideally, you would use both Palkia EX and Manaphy EX in a deck, you could get Palkia EX in the active Pokemon spot to start the game, use Aqua Turbo a couple of turns, getting water energy cards on your benched Pokemon, then before Palkia is knocked out, retreat it for free using Manaphy's Ability, and keep retreating Pokemon from the active Pokemon spot for free until several of your Pokemon have damage on them, you can then use Manaphy EX in the active Pokemon spot and heal 30 damage a turn from your benched Pokemon with Mineral Pump.  So I would highly recommend using this card in a water type deck, and highly recommend using it with Palkia EX.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very good EX Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint set.  Just like yesterday's Palkia EX card, I really like this Manaphy EX, and the two work perfectly together.  There are unlimited possibilities of decks to build when combining Manaphy and Palkia EX from this set, so again, definitely consider using this card in a water type deck when building.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Palkia EX -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Palkia BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Palkia EX from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Palkia EX is a basic, EX, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 180. It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Palkia EX does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Aqua Turbo, for two water energy cards this move does 40 damage, plus this move allows you to search your deck for up to two water energy cards and attach them to one of your benched Pokemon.  Palkia's second move is called Pearl Hurricane, for four water energy cards this move does 120 damage plus 30 damage to one of your opponent's benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Palkia EX is a basic Pokemon card you won't need to use any other cards with this card.  But remember, because this card is an EX card, if this card is knocked out, two prize cards are taken instead of one.  So knowing this about Palkia EX, the first thing you'll notice about this card is that it needs all water energy cards to attack, so it would be best to use this card in a majority water type deck.  Plus, to do major damage with this card it requires four energy cards, which would work better if you could set this card up on the bench, but I like the idea of starting the game with this card in the active Pokemon spot, you can't attack your first turn, but when you get two energy cards on Palkia, you can then add an energy card the next two turns to Palkia while still using the Aqua Turbo move and at the same time setting up your benched Pokemon by adding water energy to them.  Of course, after getting four energy cards on Palkia EX you should use Pearl Hurricane most turns.  This card should be used in a heavy water type deck and/or a spread damage type deck since Pearl Hurricane can do damage to benched Pokemon.  I would highly recommend using one of these Palkia EX cards in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very good EX Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint set.  This is one that I would definitely include in a water type or spread damage type deck, the only real drawback on this card is that it doesn't have an Ability, but I really like how once in the active Pokemon spot this card can do major damage to the defending Pokemon, attack your opponent's benched Pokemon, and add energy cards to your own benched Pokemon.  So like I've said, if you're building a water type deck, definitely consider using this card in it.

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Suicune -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Suicune BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Suicune from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Suicune is a basic, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 120, it has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Suicune's Ability is called Wind Charm and says that as long as Suicune is your active Pokemon, all effects of attacks, besides damage are prevented on all of your Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, Suicune just has one move called Aurora Beam, for three water energy cards, this move does 110 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Suicune is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  With that being said, as soon as you get three energy cards on Suicune, you should put it into the active Pokemon spot.  That way you can do above average damage every turn with Aurora Beam as well as prevent special conditions from being inflicted on your benched Pokemon.  But, if you're building a water type deck and need some power, this is a card to target for your deck, definitely use this card when building a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very good Basic Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint set.  The only downside to this card, other than being slow on the attack, is the fact that Suicune has to be in the active Pokemon spot to actually use its Ability.  But once in the active Pokemon spot, this card is very good, and Aurora Beam is an excellent move to use.  Plus, you won't have to put three energy cards back onto Suicune every time you retreat since it has a low retreat cost.

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Corsola -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Corsola BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Corsola from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Corsola is a basic, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 80, it has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Corsola does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Spike Cannon, for two colorless energy cards this move does 30 damage times the number of heads you get when flipping two coins.  Corsola's second move is called Power Gem and for three colorless energy cards this move does 50 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Corsola is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  With that being said, most times, basic Pokemon you want to use as starter type Pokemon in a deck, but just like Lapras from yesterday, this card is a little slow on the attack, so it would be better to set this card up on the bench and then put it into the active Pokemon spot when it has at least two energy cards on it, you can always make Corsola quicker by using Double Colorless energy.  But with that being said, neither of Corsola's moves are that great, Spike Cannon could do above average damage if you flip two heads, but also could do no damage at all.  So overall, I cannot recommend using this card in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card with some positives but one that I cannot recommend overall from the BREAKpoint set.  I do like that Corsola has an above average HP and two moves, plus a low retreat cost.  However, none of the moves Corsola has do even average damage, making this card unusable in my opinion.

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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Lapras -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Lapras BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Lapras from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Lapras is a basic, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 120, it has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Lapras does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Errand-Running, for one water energy card this move allows you to search your deck for a trainer card and put it into your hand.  Lapras's second move is called Water Splash and for three energy cards, two water and one colorless, this move does 80 damage plus 20 more damage if you get a heads when flipping a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Lapras is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  With that being said, most times, basic Pokemon you want to use as starter type Pokemon in a deck, but since Lapras requires three energy cards to attack and has a pretty high HP, I would suggest setting this card up on the bench, getting three energy cards on it, then moving it to the active Pokemon spot and using Water Splash every turn.  I am not a huge fan of Errand-Running, just because there are plenty of other ways to get a trainer card into your hand, I don't like using a move on this, but Water Splash is a well above average move that can be made even better if you get a heads when flipping a coin, so Trick Coin trainer may be a card you should use with this card.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average, yet solid, Basic Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint set.  My only complaint about this card is that it takes awhile for it to actually do damage when attacking, but overall, this card is one that I would definitely consider using one of in a water type deck.

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Friday, April 22, 2016

M Gyarados EX -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

M Gyarados EX BREAKpoint
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of M Gyarados EX from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  M Gyarados EX is a Mega Evolution, EX, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 240. It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  M Gyarados does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Blast Geyser, for four colorless energy cards, this move does 120 damage plus 20 more damage for each water energy card attached to this Pokemon, however if you decide to do the extra damage you need to discard the top 2 cards of your deck.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
Before I start with the strategy, remember that this card is a Mega Evolution card and an EX card so if you use this card in your deck and it gets knocked out, your opponent gets to take two prize cards instead of one and when you evolve an EX card into its Mega Evolution, your turn ends, you cannot do anything else.  So knowing these things, you'll always want to use Mega Evolution cards with caution, with that being said, you'll always want to use the appropriate Spirit Link trainer card do evolve the EX card into its Mega EX form so you don't have to end your turn.  Knowing that Gyarados EX from this set is very poor, since it is very slow on the attack and damages your own Pokemon, ideally you would want to set up this entire line on the bench.  If you're using four Double Colorless energy cards in your deck, this card is actually quick on the attack only requiring two energy cards, and doing 120 damage a turn, of course if you have four water energy cards on this card is can do 200 damage a turn, and as long as you can retrieve the cards from the discard pile after using this move, this is the way to go.  So if you're building a water type deck and need some power, I would consider using a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family.  But, just like Gyarados EX, this card is pretty slow on the attack, and has consequences when attacking.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a pretty average Mega EX Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint set.  I like that this card has a strong HP and a powerful move, but I don't like how slow this card is and the fact you have to discard cards from your deck when attacking.  Together with Gyarados EX from this set, I cannot give the two cards higher than a 2 out of 5 rating, there are definitely better EX cards to use out there.

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Gyarados EX -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Gyarados EX BREAKpoint
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gyarados EX and Gyarados EX Full Art from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Gyarados EX is a basic, EX, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 180. It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Gyarados EX does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Stormy Seas, for one colorless energy card this move allows you to flip a coin until you get a tails, for each heads you get, you can search your deck for a water energy card and attach it to Gyarados.  Splash Burn is Gyarados' second move, this move requires four energy cards to use, two each of colorless and water, and does 130 damage, however it does do 10 damage to each of your own benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Gyarados EX is a basic Pokemon card you won't need to use any other cards with this card.  But remember, because this card is an EX card, if this card is knocked out, two prize cards are taken instead of one.  However, Gyarados does have a mega evolution you could use from this set and I will be reviewing that card tomorrow, so this strategy below will act like Gyarados EX does not have an evolution.  So knowing this, on its own, I cannot recommend using Gyarados EX in a deck, the main reason I say this is because this card is very slow on the attack, and when you do get four energy cards on Gyarados, it does damage to each of your own Pokemon.  So if you want to use this card in a deck, which I would not recommend, I would keep this card on the bench until it has four energy cards on it, then use Splash Burn every turn when in the active Pokemon spot.  Stormy Seas is a pretty worthless move in my opinion, especially since it is easy to flip a tails the first turn.  So again, I would look elsewhere for an EX card to use, since this card is slow on the attack and has a high retreat cost.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very poor EX Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint set and it makes clear why Gyarados EX cards from this set are worth so little.  Like I said above, definitely do not use this card in a deck without Mega Gyarados, it is just too slow and does too much harm to your own Pokemon.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Staryu -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Staryu BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Staryu from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Staryu is a basic, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 40.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a free retreat cost. Staryu does not have an Ability and it only has one move, which is called Smack, that does 20 damage for one water energy card.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Staryu is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Starmie, which is most recently in the BREAKthrough set, but not in the BREAKpoint set.  More than likely you'll want to use this card with that Starmie card, you can find that review on my blog.  So just looking at this Staryu card on its own, I would really like to use it in a deck since it can do above average damage for only one energy card and has a free retreat cost, but the kicker on this card is its low HP, that makes this card unusable in my opinion, especially later in games when you can pretty much guarantee that this card will get knocked out in one move.  So if you're building a water type deck, I would consider using one of these cards in a deck, using Smack to start the game then retreating Staryu and keeping it on the bench the rest of the game, but like I said, because Staryu has such a low HP, I would probably not use this card in a deck without Starmie.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Starmie, this is a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint set.  Really, the only below average thing on this card is its HP, other than that this card is very good, having a solid, above average move, and a free retreat cost.  So really, when deciding to use this card, it all depends on how heavily you want to use a Pokemon with such a low HP in your deck.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Cloyster -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Cloyster BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Cloyster from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Cloyster 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 two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Cloyster does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Sudden Grip, for one water energy card, this move does 10 damage, plus it paralyzes the defending Pokemon if you just evolved Shellder into Cloyster that same turn.  Cloyster's second move is called Surf, for three energy cards, two colorless and one water, this move does 70 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Cloyster is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Shellder into play (I reviewed both Shellder cards from this set the past two days) and then evolve Shellder into Cloyster.  If you read my Shellder reviews, you'll know that I wasn't a huge fan of either Shellder from this set, but would recommend the first Shellder card, card number 22, to pair with this Cloyster card, I prefer that card because it can attack for only one energy card and can do damage every turn.  So knowing this about Shellder and looking at this Cloyster card, I think it would be best to set this line up on the bench, evolve Shellder into Cloyster, and get three energy cards on Cloyster so you can use Surf every turn and do 70 damage a turn.  If you start the game with Shellder in the active Pokemon spot of course it makes sense to evolve as soon as possibility into Cloyster and do 10 damage plus paralyze the defending Pokemon with Sudden Grip.  Because neither card in this line is anything great, I wouldn't recommend using more than a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family in a water type 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 BREAKpoint set.  There really isn't any downsides to this card, other than the fact it isn't more than average.  I like Cloyster's HP, which is a little higher than most, plus the fact it has two moves, one average and the other above average.  Together with Shellder from this set, I would give this entire line a 2 out of 5 rating, while this Pokemon family isn't bad, you can definitely find better water type Pokemon to use in your deck.

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Shellder 23/122 -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Shellder BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Shellder from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of the two Shellder cards that I've reviewed from this set.  Shellder is a basic, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. This Shellder card does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  This move is called Clamp, and for two energy cards, one each of water and colorless, does 30 damage, however you must flip a coin when using this move, if you get a tails the defending Pokemon is also paralyzed, but if you get a tails, Clamp does nothing at all.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Shellder is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Cloyster, 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, because this card requires two energy cards to attack instead of one, it makes it less ideal to use as a starter type Pokemon in a deck, add to the fact that the only move this card has is a coin flip based move, and I'll have to pass on recommending using this card in a deck.  Of course, if you do decide to use this card, definitely attach a Trick Coin trainer card to Shellder so you have a better shot at doing damage with Clamp, since 30 damage is a decent amount of damage to do.  But comparing the two Shellder cards from this set, it isn't close, I would highly recommend yesterday's Shellder card over this one, it can attack more quickly and for sure do damage every single turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Cloyster, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card.  I do like that this card has a solid HP, and a lower retreat cost than yesterday's Shellder, but like I said, I strongly dislike the fact that this card cannot attack for one energy card, and when it does attack, the move may do nothing at all.  So if you want to play Shellder in a deck, use yesterday's card, card number 22/122.

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Shellder 22/122 -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Shellder BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Shellder from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two consecutive Shellder cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Shellder is a basic, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. This Shellder card does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  This move is called Razor Shell that says for one water energy card does 10 damage plus 10 more damage if you get a heads when flipping a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Shellder is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Cloyster, which I'll be reviewing in two days, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet and I haven't reviewed the second Shellder card from this set yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So, on its own, since this card wouldn't be evolving, you would ideally want to use it as a starter type Pokemon in a deck which I think this card would be suited for.  You could get Shellder into the active Pokemon spot to start the game and attack the first turn after attaching an energy card and do up to 20 damage.  This is another card where a Trick Coin trainer would be helpful.  The only downside to this card is that its retreat cost is higher than its attack cost, meaning that you need to either have a Switch trainer in your hand or be prepared to attach another energy card to Shellder to retreat it.  So overall, if you're building a water type deck, I would consider this one, but would be weary of using it since it has a higher retreat cost.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Cloyster, this is a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint set.  I like most everything on this card, including Shellder's HP and one move, however the high retreat cost is a deal breaker for me, and bumps this card from average to below average probably preventing me from wanting to use this card in a deck.

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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Slowking -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Slowking BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Slowking from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Slowking 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 two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Slowking has an Ability called Royal Flash that says once per turn you may flip a coin, if you get a heads, move an energy card from your opponent's active Pokemon to one of their benched Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, Slowking has just one move called Psych Up that does 40 damage for two energy cards, one each of water and colorless.  However, during Slowking's next turn, Psych Up does 40 more damage, for a total of 80.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Slowking is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Slowpoke into play (I reviewed Slowpoke from this set two days ago) and then evolve Slowpoke into Slowking.  Of course Slowpoke has another Stage 1 evolution in Slowbro that I reviewed yesterday and I'll be comparing those two later in this post.  If you read my review of Slowpoke, you'll know that I thought that card was an average Basic Pokemon card, it had a good HP and two moves, neither move that great, but both moves required colorless energy cards to use and you could attack for only one energy card.  So knowing this about Slowpoke and looking at this Slowking card, I think it would be best to use at most a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family and keep this line on the bench the whole time, attaching a Trick Coin trainer to Slowking and then using its Ability each turn trying to move an energy card off of your opponent's active Pokemon to one of their benched Pokemon and making your opponent's active Pokemon unable to attack.  Besides the Ability, which is the main reason you'd want to play this card, Psych up is a good move for a Stage 1 card so you can definitely use this card in the active Pokemon spot.  Compared to the Slowbro card in this set, this card is very similar, in HP and weakness and retreat cost, plus what it can do, both cards can do a good amount of damage, and both have their advantages by keeping them on the bench, if you're building a water type deck I could see using a 2-2 line of Slowpoke and then 1 each of Slowbro and Slowking.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an above average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint set.  I really like Slowking's Ability and the fact it can do up to 80 damage a turn for only two energy cards.  So just like Slowbro from yesterday, this is a card you should definitely consider when building a water type deck, and together with Slowpoke from this set, which I gave a 3 rating, this entire line gets a 4 out of 5 rating.

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Friday, April 15, 2016

Slowbro -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Slowbro BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Slowbro from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Slowbro 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 two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Slowbro does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Careless Head, for one water energy card this move does 10 damage plus 50 more damage if you get a heads when flipping a coin.  Slowbro's second move is called Walk-Off Homer and for three colorless energy cards, this move allows you to win the game if you use it when you only have one Prize card left.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Slowbro is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Slowpoke into play (I reviewed Slowpoke from this set yesterday) and then evolve Slowpoke into Slowbro.  Of course Slowpoke has another Stage 1 evolution in Slowking that I'll be reviewing tomorrow and then comparing both Stage 1 forms to see which one is better.  If you read yesterday's review of Slowpoke, you'll know that I thought that card was an average Basic Pokemon card, it had a good HP and two moves, neither move that great, but both moves required colorless energy cards to use and you could attack for only one energy card.  So knowing this about Slowpoke and looking at this Slowbro card, you could easily start with Slowpoke in the active Pokemon spot and then evolve it into Slowbro and use Careless Head right away, making sure to have a Trick Coin trainer attached to this card to give you a better chance at doing 60 damage in one turn.  Otherwise, I would recommend setting this entire line up on the bench, getting three energy cards on Slowbro, then when you have one Prize card left, meaning you're close to winning the game, move Slowbro to the active Pokemon spot and use Walk-Off Homer, potentially one hit KO'ing a Mega EX Pokemon.  So if building a water type deck, I would definitely recommend using this card or at least considering this line in your deck, probably a 1-1 line of this family.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an above average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint set.  Other than needing certain scenarios to occur to maximize the damage that this card can do, this card is very good overall.  It has a high HP, and two very good moves, one move that can do up to 60 damage a turn for only one energy card and another move that guarantees a knock out and wins the game for you.  So like I said above, definitely consider this line when building a water type deck, overall I would give the line a 4 out of 5 rating.

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Slowpoke -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Slowpoke BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Slowpoke from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Slowpoke is a basic, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Slowpoke does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Headbutt and for one colorless energy card this move does 10 damage.  Slowpoke's second move is called Tail Lure and for two colorless energy cards this move allows you to search your deck for a Pokemon and put it into your hand.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Slowpoke is a basic Pokemon card with two Stage 1 Pokemon in Slowbro and Slowking, which I'll be reviewing the next two days, you'll more than likely want to use this card with one or both of those Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed those cards yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution forms.  So, on its own, this card has some positives on it like its above average HP and the fact it has two moves, plus it only requires colorless energy, so potentially this card could be used as a starter type Pokemon in any type deck.  You could use Headbutt the first turn, then if you have a lot of Stage 1 and Stage 2 Pokemon in your deck, or several EX, you could use Tail Lure the next turn to get the Pokemon you need from your deck to your hand.  I personally would rather use a Pokemon that can do more than 10 damage a turn and use a Trainer card to replace Tail Lure.  But, I would definitely consider using this card when building a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Slowpoke or Slowking, this is an average Basic Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint set.  Like I pointed out above, this card has a strong HP, and two moves, which make it a somewhat ideal starter type Pokemon, which made me give this card an average rating overall.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Golduck BREAK -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Golduck BREAK BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Golduck BREAK from the BREAKpoint 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 Golduck, so basically this card is a Stage 2 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.  Golduck BREAK is a BREAK (essentially a Stage 2), water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has the same weakness, resistance and retreat cost as the Golduck you're evolving it from.  Golduck BREAK has an Ability called Hyper Transfer that says as often as you'd like during your turn before your attack, you may move a Basic energy card from one of your Pokemon to another.  Besides the Ability, this card does not have any attacks, so you'll have to rely on the Golduck you're evolving it from for attacks.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Golduck BREAK is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Psyduck into play and evolve it into Golduck before you can evolve Golduck into Golduck BREAK.  I have reviewed both Psyduck and Golduck from this set previously and if you've read those reviews you'll know that I thought both Pokemon were pretty average, Psyduck was a little slow on the attack but did do 20 damage a turn, and Golduck from this set had two good but not great moves.  So I would definitely recommend using the Pokemon from this set for this line.  However, with this Golduck BREAK card, the way you'll want to use this card is to keep it on the bench the entire game to utilize its Ability.  Hyper Transfer is a great way to get a lot of energy on a Pokemon very quickly, so you can have your Pokemon set up, then get a card in play that requires 4 or more energy cards to attack, and just by using Golduck's Ability, get those energy cards on it in one turn and use its attack.  So, I think this card is a must for any deck that includes Pokemon that are slow on the attack.  The only downside to this card is that it will take awhile to set up since it is a Stage 2 Pokemon and there is not a quick way to get it set up.  Because it is slower, I wouldn't use more than a 1-1-1 line of this Pokemon family.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average BREAK Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint set.  Even though this card doesn't have a move of its own, I really like Golduck's Ability and think it can make your deck much better by using it.  Altogether, if you use this card with the Psyduck and Golduck cards from this set, I would give the line a 4 out of 5 rating, definitely give this line a look when building your deck.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Golduck -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Golduck BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Golduck from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Golduck 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 one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Golduck does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Derail, for one water energy card this move does 20 damage, plus it allows you to discard a Special energy card attached to the defending Pokemon.  Golduck's second move is called Hydro Splash, and for three energy cards, two colorless and one water, this move does 70 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Golduck is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Psyduck into play (I reviewed Psyduck from this set yesterday) and then evolve Psyduck into Golduck.  Golduck also has a BREAK form in this set that I'll be reviewing tomorrow.  If you read yesterday's review of Psyduck, you'll know that I thought it was a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card, there really wasn't anything wrong with the card, it had a solid HP and low retreat cost, but the main reason for the lower rating is that the card only had one move, which did average damage, but required two energy cards to attack.  So knowing this about Psyduck and looking at this Golduck card, if you're building a water type deck and am looking for a fair amount of power, it could be beneficial to use a 1-1 line of these two Pokemon in a deck.  Ideally you would want to set this line up on the bench, get three energy cards on Golduck and then move it to the active Pokemon spot using Hydro Splash every turn, however, Derail may come in handy if your opponent is relying on energy like Double Colorless and Burning Energy, it may really ruin their strategy having to discard those Special energy cards.

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 BREAKpoint set.  Really, there is nothing to complain about on this card, it has an above average HP, low retreat cost, and two good but not great moves.  So like I said above, if you're looking for a solid water type Pokemon line, give this Pokemon family a look, combined with Psyduck from this set, I would give the two cards a 3 out of 5 rating.

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Monday, April 11, 2016

Psyduck -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Psyduck BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Psyduck from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Psyduck is a basic, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Psyduck does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  This move is called Stampede and for two colorless energy cards this move does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Psyduck is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Golduck, 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, since this card is a Basic Pokemon you usually want to see if it works as a starter type Pokemon, but because this card can't attack for only one energy card it doesn't make for a great card to use.  If you are using Double Colorless energy cards in your deck, this card can essentially attack for one energy card, but doing 20 damage isn't anything better than average.  So this is probably a card I would not recommend using on its own and one that would be best suited to leave on the bench and evolve into Golduck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Golduck, this is a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint set.  This card does have some positives on it, like its solid HP and low retreat cost, plus you can use any energy type on it to attack, but because this card just has the one move on it, and that move requires two energy cards to use, I cannot give it a better rating than a 2.

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Heatmor -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Heatmor BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Heatmor from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Heatmor is a basic, fire type Pokemon card with an hp of 100, it has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Heatmor does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Reinforced Flame, for one fire type energy card this move does 20 damage plus 20 more damage if this card has a Pokemon Tool card attached to it.  Heatmor's second move is called Heat Blast and for three energy cards, two colorless and one fire, this move does 70 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Heatmor is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  With that being said, of course you are going to want to use a Pokemon Tool card with this card to make Reinforced Flame do 40 damage a turn for only one energy card.  The Tool card I would recommend for Heatmor would be Muscle Band, allowing each of Heatmor's moves to do 20 more damage a turn, thus making Reinforced Flame do 60 damage a turn and potentially one hit KOing Basic, starter type Pokemon.  Even without this Pokemon Tool card, both of Heatmor's moves do above average damage so it is definitely worth a look when building fire type decks and as a starter type Pokemon in a dual type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very good and powerful Basic Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint set.  This is the perfect starter type Pokemon for a fire type deck, especially with Muscle Band, this card can do major damage every single turn and attack very quickly.  So if you're building a fire type deck, I would highly recommend using at least one of these cards in your deck.

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Saturday, April 9, 2016

Emboar EX -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Emboar EX BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Emboar EX from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Emboar EX is a basic, EX, fire type Pokemon card with an hp of 180. It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Emboar EX does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Spiral Punch, for two energy cards, one each of fire and colorless, this move does 20 damage plus 20 more damage for each heads you get when you flip a coin until you get tails.  Emboar's second move is called Strong Flare and for four energy cards, two each of fire and colorless, this move does 150 damage, however you must discard two energy attached to this Pokemon when using this move.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Emboar EX is a basic Pokemon card you won't need to use any other cards with this card.  But remember, because this card is an EX card, if this card is knocked out, two prize cards are taken instead of one.  So knowing this about Emboar EX, the only way you'll want to use this card is in a fire type deck that uses for Burning Energy cards, that way you can try and set this card up on the bench put one colorless energy card on this card and two Burning Energy cards, thus allowing this card to use only three energy cards to do 150 damage a turn, plus not having to discard any energy when attacking by discarding those Burning Energy cards.  Other than that, Spiral Punch isn't a move I would use much, unless Emboar was in the active Pokemon spot and you only had two energy cards on it.  But like I said, if you use an Emboar EX in your deck, set it up on the bench and make sure to have Burning Energy on it.  Because this card works best with Special energy cards, use no more than 1 in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average EX Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint set.  I really like this card's Strong Flare move, but Spiral Punch isn't anything special and a high retreat cost balances this card out and makes it average at best.  But like I said numerous times, if you put Burning Energy cards in your deck, definitely give this card a long look for you deck.

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Friday, April 8, 2016

Camerupt -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Camerupt BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Camerupt from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Camerupt is a stage 1, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130. It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Camerupt does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Ram, for two colorless energy cards this move does 30 damage.  Camerupt's second move is called Eruption, for three energy cards, two fire and one colorless, this move does 80 damage plus 60 more damage for each energy card found when both players discard the top card of their deck.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Camerupt is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Numel into play (I reviewed Numel from this set yesterday) and then evolve Numel into Camerupt.  If you read yesterday's review of Numel, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card on its own, mainly because of its high retreat cost, and the fact it could really only do 10 damage a turn unless you wanted to attach three energy cards to it and do below average damage every turn.  So knowing this about Numel and looking at this Camerupt card, this card is similar in that it has a high HP, and a really high retreat cost, so if you use this line in your deck, you'll want to have plenty of Switch trainer cards in it.  Ideally, you would set this line up on the bench, get three energy cards on it, then use Eruption every turn, potentially rearranging your deck every turn to have an energy card on the top, thus allowing Eruption to do at least 140 damage a turn.  If you use this line in your deck, make sure you have a way to get cards from your discard pile back into your deck or into your hand, otherwise if you use this card too much you may end up losing the game by running out of cards in your deck.  Because the retreat cost on this card is high, and the fact this card discards cards from your deck, I would only use a maximum of a 1-1 line in a fire type 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 BREAKpoint set.  Even though this card has a high HP and two moves, I am not giving this card higher than a 3 out of 5 rating because it has such a high retreat cost, higher than either of its moves, plus this card discards cards every turn.  But, if you're looking for some power from a Stage 1 Pokemon in a fire type deck, I would definitely recommend considering this line for your deck, overall giving Numel and Camerupt from this set a 3 out of 5 rating.

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Numel -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Numel BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Numel from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Numel is a basic, fire type Pokemon card with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Numel does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Tackle and for one colorless energy card this move does 10 damage.  Numel's second move is called Combustion and for three energy cards, two fire and one colorless, this move does 40 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Numel is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Camerupt, 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, even though this card has a high HP and two moves, plus can attack for only one energy card, I would not recommend using this card in a deck unless you have plenty of Switch trainer cards.  Because you don't want to have to attach three energy cards to Numel just to retreat it and have to discard those cards.  Ideally you would get this card into the active Pokemon spot to start the game and use Tackle every turn until you get your benched Pokemon set up, then you can use the Switch trainer and put one of those set up Pokemon in the active Pokemon spot.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Camerupt, this is a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint set.  The only thing bringing this card down is its high retreat cost, other than that, this card is a fine starter type Pokemon in a deck, if only Combustion was a bit quicker and did average damage.  So while there are much better Pokemon out there to use than Numel in a deck, this card wouldn't be the worst one to use in a fire type deck.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Arcanine -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Arcanine BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Arcanine from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Arcanine is a stage 1, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110. It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Arcanine does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Flop, for one colorless energy card this move does 30 damage.  Arcanine's second move is called Flamethrower and for three energy cards, two fire and one colorless, this move does 90 damage, however you must discard an energy attached to Arcanine after using this move.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Arcanine is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Growlithe into play (I reviewed Growlithe from this set yesterday) and then evolve Growlithe into Arcanine.  If you read yesterday's review of Growlithe, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card on its own, mainly because it required two energy cards to both attack and retreat, making it a little slow for a starter type Pokemon, but it did require only colorless energy to use which was an advantage plus it had a high HP.  So knowing this about Growlithe and looking at this Arcanine card, if you're building a fire type deck, this card should definitely be considered for it.  Of course you'll want to use Burning Energy in your deck so that you can attach one of those energy cards to Arcanine when attacking, that way you can use Flamethrower every single turn without having to attach an additional energy card to Arcanine each turn, since a Burning Energy cannot be discarded.  So, when building a fire type deck, I would use a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family and evolve Growlithe into Arcanine on the bench.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an above average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint set.  There are really no downsides to this card, it has a high HP, average retreat cost, and two good moves, especially when a Burning Energy is attached to this card, it can do above average damage every single turn and you don't even need to discard an energy card.  So together with Growlithe from this set, I would give the two cards a 3 out of 5 rating, definitely consider this line when deck building.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Growlithe -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Growlithe BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Growlithe from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Growlithe is a basic, fire type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Growlithe does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  This move is called Bite, and for two colorless energy cards this move does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Growlithe is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Arcanine, 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, the only way I would consider using this card in a deck is if my deck had four Double Colorless energy cards in it, then you could attach one of those energy cards to Growlithe early in the game and do Bite every turn, then when retreating time came, just discard the one energy card and call it good.  It isn't worth it in my opinion to play Basic energy on this card because it makes the card slower and its retreat cost too high.  So like I said, if you have Double Colorless energy in your deck, consider using one of these in a deck, otherwise look for a better Basic Pokemon to use.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Arcanine, this is a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint set.  I like that this card has a high HP, but I don't like the fact it is slow on the attack and has a high retreat cost.  The one move that Growlithe has is average but it is made a little better by the fact two colorless energy cards are required to use it.  But overall, there are definitely better cards out there to use in a deck.

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Monday, April 4, 2016

Durant -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Durant BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Durant from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Durant is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 70, it has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Durant does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Mountain Munch and for one grass energy card this move does 10 damage, plus it allows you to discard the top card of your opponent's deck.  Durant's second move is called Scrape Down and says that for two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, that you may discard the top 4 cards of your opponent's deck if Durant has any damage counters on it.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Durant is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  With that being said, this card would be a very solid starter type Pokemon in a grass type deck.  You can attack for only one energy card, and both moves discard cards from your opponent's deck and if you're able to use Scrape Down a couple of times to start the game, it can greatly decrease the likelihood of your opponent using cards to draw several cards from their deck because they may then run out of cards later in the game.  So, I would try and start the game with Durant in the active Pokemon spot, use Mountain Munch the first turn, then if the defending Pokemon can do 10 damage a turn, spend the time setting up your benched Pokemon after attaching one more energy to Durant so you can use Scrape Down every turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average Basic Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint set, and one that I would recommend using in a grass type deck.  There aren't any complaints from me on this card, it has an above average HP, low retreat cost, and two solid moves.

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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Lilligant -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Lilligant BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Lilligant from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Lilligant is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Lilligant does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Boo-Hoo, for one grass energy card this move does 20 damage, plus it puts the defending Pokemon to sleep if an energy card is attached to it during your opponent's next turn.  Lilligant's second move is called Leaf Slice, and for two colorless energy cards this move does 30 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip two coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Lilligant is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Petilil into play (I reviewed Petilil from this set yesterday) and then evolve Petilil into Lilligant.  If you read yesterday's review of Petilil, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card on its own, mainly because it had a below average HP and couldn't do any damage when attacking, it could only heal 10 damage from each of your own Pokemon.  So knowing this about Petilil and looking at this Lilligant card, this card also has a low HP, but can actually do damage when attacking.  I am intrigued by Lilligant's move Boo-Hoo, if you can get Lilligant into the active Pokemon spot very early in the game, you only need one energy card to do 20 damage a turn plus it will prevent your opponent from setting up their active Pokemon without putting it to sleep and make them unable to attack, giving you more time to set up your bench.  I am not a huge fan of Leaf Slice since it is a coin flip based move, but if you hit two heads in a row, 60 damage for two energy cards is above average.  This line isn't that great overall, but I could see using a 1-1 line of this Pokemon 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 to slightly below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint set, a card that I would highly recommend if it had a higher HP.  I like that this card has two moves, both are quick attacking, and both either do above average damage or extra, like inflict special conditions.  If you're looking for a good card to use early in a game, this card is one you should look at it.  Together with Petilil from this set, I would give the two cards a 3 out of 5 rating.

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