Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Trevenant BREAK -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Trevenant BREAK BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Trevenant 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 Trevenant, 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.  Trevenant BREAK is a BREAK (essentially a Stage 2), psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 160.  It has the same weakness, resistance and retreat cost as the Trevenant you're evolving it from.  Trevenant BREAK does not have an Ability but it does have one move called Silent Fear that requires two energy cards to use, one each of psychic and colorless, and allows you to put one damage counter on each of your opponent's Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Trevenant BREAK is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Phantump into play and evolve it into Trevenant before you can evolve Trevenant into Trevenant BREAK.  I have reviewed both Phantump and Trevenant from this set previously and if you've read those reviews you'll know that I thought together, both cards were quite good.  Phantump can't be used on its own but must be used with Trevenant, which is extremely good and has a great Ability and move, both well above average, and both working very well together.  So knowing how the first two Pokemon in this line are and looking at this Trevenant BREAK card, if you're using those Pokemon there is no reason at all not to use Trevenant BREAK in your deck as well.  Since the regular Trevenant from this deck can only do damage to the opponent's active Pokemon, well above average damage though, you could evolve Trevenant into its BREAK form to get an increased HP, and then be able to attack for one less energy card, plus spread damage around.  Thus making Trevenant BREAK either able to do major damage to one Pokemon, or spread damage around each and every turn.  I would highly recommend considering this Pokemon line if building a psychic type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a very good BREAK Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint set, probably the best one in the set.  I really like the one move on Trevenant BREAK since it can attack all Pokemon in play of your opponent's.  Plus, add to the fact, Trevenant from this set is very good, and it is a no-brainer to strongly consider this entire line when building a psychic type deck.  I would give the entire line a 5 out of 5 rating.

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Monday, May 30, 2016

Trevenant -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Trevenant BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Trevenant from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Trevenant is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110. It has a x2 weakness to darkness type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Trevenant's Ability is called Nervous Seed and says that as long as Trevenant is your active Pokemon, all of your opponent's Pokemon's attacks cost one colorless energy card more.  Besides the Ability, Trevenant just has one move called Energy Press, for three energy cards, two colorless and one psychic, this move does 70 damage plus 10 more damage for each energy attached to your opponent's active Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Trevenant is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Phantump into play (I reviewed Phantump from this set yesterday) and then evolve Phantump into Trevenant.  If you read yesterday's review of Phantump, you'll know that I thought that it was one of the worst cards I've ever reviewed on my blog since it could not be used on its own, since the only move it had was to search your deck for Trevenant and put it onto the Phantump card.  So if used with Trevenant the card is much better, but of course you'll want to evolve Phantump into Trevenant as quickly as possible regardless if its in the active Pokemon spot or on the bench.  So once you have Trevenant in play, make sure it has three energy cards on it, then move it to the active Pokemon spot and start using Energy Press, I like how this move does well above average damage by itself, but incorporate its Ability, and it can do that much more damage since your opponent will have to attach another energy card to their Pokemon to attack, making Energy Press do 10 more damage every turn.  You could easily do over 100 damage with this move.  So if you're building a psychic type deck, I would highly recommend using at least a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family for some power.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very good Stage 1 Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint set.  Other than having a higher retreat cost, there are no downsides to this card, it has a well above average HP, and an Ability and move that work very well together.  This card can do major damage every turn, and can make your opponent unable to attack when using Trevenant's Ability.  Like I said, Phantump from this set is worthless on its own, but together with Trevenant I would give this line a 4 out of 5 rating.

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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Phantump -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Phantump BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Phantump from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Phantump is a basic, psychic type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to darkness type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Phantump does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Ascension that allows you to search your deck for a Pokemon that evolves from this Pokemon and put it onto this Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Phantump is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Trevenant, 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, this card is not usable, it is as simple as that.  Since the only move that this card has only works if you have Trevenant in your deck, it is useless without that.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 0 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Phantump, this card is not usable and really can't be used on its own, that is why I am giving it a zero rating, the lowest rating I've ever given a card in the TCG.  Do not use this card without Trevenant.

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Skrelp -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Skrelp BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Skrelp from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Skrelp is a basic, psychic type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Skrelp does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Hide, for one psychic energy card prevents all effects of an attack done to Skrelp during your opponent's next turn if you get a heads when flipping a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Skrelp is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Dragalge, which I'll be reviewing in the future since it is a Dragon type Pokemon, 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, there is absolutely no reason to use this card in a deck.  I say this because the only move Skrelp has is essentially to stall while you try and find Dragalge so you can evolve it.  Other than that, you don't want to have a Pokemon with a low HP, in the active Pokemon spot and only have a 50/50 shot of having Hide actually work.  So do not use this card in a deck without having Dragalge.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Dragalge, this is a very poor Basic Pokemon card, one that has a very low HP, poor move, that can't do any damage and what it can do is based off a coin flip, and just a card that you can't use late in games.  So again, definitely do not use this card on its own, look for something else to use.

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Aegislash -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Aegislash BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Aegislash from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Aegislash is a stage 2, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to darkness type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Aegislash does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Painful Sword and for three colorless energy cards, this move doubles the number of damage counters on each of your opponent's Pokemon.  Aegislash's second move is called Megaton Slash, for four energy cards, two each of psychic and colorless, this move does 100 damage, plus it does 10 damage to two of your opponent's benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Aegislash is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Honedge into play and then evolve it into Doublade before you can evolve Doublade into Aegislash, 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 below average overall.  Both could attack fairly quickly, but had lower HP, higher retreat costs than attack costs, and both cards were limited to only have one move.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at this Aegislash card, you're definitely going to want to play this card if you're building a spread attack type deck.  That way, you can set this card up on the bench, and first use a card in the active Pokemon spot that does at least 10 damage to all of your opponent's Pokemon.  After using that card a few turns, you can then put Aegislash into the active Pokemon spot and knock out several at once with Painful Sword.  And if you have to, you can use Megaton Slash first, then use Painful Sword second, doing 100 damage to the defending Pokemon with Painful Sword and 10 damage to at least two of your opponent's benched Pokemon.  This card is very powerful overall, and one I would highly consider when deck building.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an extremely powerful Stage 2 Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint.  Other than having a little low HP, this card should be unstoppable in play, able to do major damage every turn, and potentially knock out several Pokemon at one time.  So if you're building a spread attack type deck, this card should be in there for sure.  Together with Honedge and Doublade from this set, which I gave 2 out of 5 ratings, these three Pokemon get a 4 out of 5 rating from me, definitely use this line in a deck.

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Doublade -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Doublade BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Doublade from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card set.  Doublade is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to darkness type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Doublade does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Stab Deeply.  This move requires two energy cards to use, one each of colorless and psychic, and puts 3 damage counters on your opponent's active Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Doublade is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Honedge into play (I reviewed Honedge from this set yesterday) and then evolve Honedge into Doublade.  Doublade does have a Stage 2 evolution in Aegislash, 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 Doublade is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read my review of Honedge, you'll know that I thought that card was a slightly below average card overall, having a solid HP, and one quick attacking move that could do 10 damage a turn, however its retreat cost was higher than its attack cost, and the card overall was limited in what it could do.  So knowing this about Honedge and looking at this Doublade card, this card is very similar to Honedge in that it just has one, quick attacking move, that put damage counters on the defending Pokemon, however with this card, it has a lower HP, and the same retreat cost.  So I would have to pass on using either of these two Pokemon in a deck without considering Aegislash.  If you do decide to play this line, don't use more than a 1-1 of this Pokemon family and get these cards into the active Pokemon spot early and use Stab Deeply every turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint set.  This card does have a solid move, but overall its HP is below average, it has a little higher retreat cost, and it is just limited in what it can do.  I can't give this line so far, higher than a 2 out of 5 rating, the same rating both Honedge and Doublade received individually.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Honedge -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Honedge BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Honedge from the BREAKpoint set.  Honedge is a basic, psychic type Pokemon card with an HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to darkness type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Honedge does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Stab.  This move requires one psychic energy card to use and puts 1 damage counter on the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Honedge is a basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Doublade, and a Stage 2 evolution in Aegislash, 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 Honedge does not have any evolution forms and that it will be used on its own.  On its own, this card could be used as a starter type Pokemon since it can attack for only one energy card and do damage every turn.  However, since this card's retreat cost is higher than its attack cost, you'll either want to use this card with its evolution forms or not use it at all.

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 from the BREAKpoint set.  This card does have a solid HP, and one good move, but this card is very limited in what it can do, with only the one move, and with a high retreat cost, there are definitely better Basic Pokemon out there to use.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Meowstic -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Meowstic BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Meowstic from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Meowstic is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Meowstic does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Energy Present, for one colorless energy card this move allows you to attach up to two energy cards from your hand to one of your benched Pokemon.  Psyshot is Meowstic's second move and for two energy cards, one each of psychic and colorless, this move does 40 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Meowstic is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Espurr into play (I reviewed Espurr from this set yesterday) and then evolve Espurr into Meowstic.  If you read yesterday's review of Espurr, you'll know that I thought that card was a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card, it was solid overall with a good HP, quick move, and low retreat cost, it was just limited in that it only had the one move which could do 10 damage.  So knowing this about Espurr and looking at this Meowstic card, since both are quick attacking, it would make most sense to try and start the game with Espurr in the active Pokemon spot and then evolve it into Meowstic right away to be able to set up your benched Pokemon with Energy Present.  Then, if you're still facing a weaker Pokemon after using that move a couple of times, you could use Psyshot a couple of turns, or just retreat Meowstic for a Pokemon that is set up on the bench.  So, if building a psychic type deck, I would consider using a 1-1 line of this lot and using Energy Present on Meowstic to quickly get energy cards on your benched Pokemon.

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 are not any downsides to this card, it has a solid HP, low retreat cost, and two good moves, one move that attacks, another move that sets up your benched Pokemon.  So like I said above, if you're building a deck, this line is worth a look, combined I would give this line a 3 out of 5 rating.

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Espurr -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Espurr BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Espurr from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Espurr is a basic, psychic type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Espurr does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Scratch that does 10 damage for one colorless energy card.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Espurr is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Meowstic, 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, this card could be used as a starter type Pokemon since it can attack very quickly and can use any energy type, but later in the game this card is quite limited in what it can do.  So either just use one of these in a deck, pair it with Meowstic, or don't use this card on its own at all.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Meowstic, this is a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card.  Other than just being very limited on what it can do, with only one move and no Ability, this card is solid overall, having a low retreat cost, average HP, and one average move.  So like I said above, this could definitely be used on its own, but it won't be a big loss if you choose to omit it from your deck.

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Garbodor -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Garbodor BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Garbodor from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Garbodor is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Garbodor's Ability is called Garbotoxin and says that if Garbodor has a tool card attached to it, all Pokemon in the game no longer have any abilities, outside of Garbotoxin.  Besides the Ability, Garbodor just has one move called Offensive Bomb, and for four energy cards, three colorless and one psychic, does 60 damage plus confuses and poisons the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Garbodor is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Trubbish into play (I reviewed Trubbish from this set yesterday) and then evolve Trubbish into Garbodor.  If you read yesterday's review of Trubbish, you'll know that I thought that card was an average Basic Pokemon card, the only downfall on the card was having a higher retreat cost than attack cost, but the card did have an above average HP and a move that could attack for one energy card plus discard an energy attached to the defending Pokemon.  So even though Trubbish is a decent card on its own, it is really a mute point, because the whole reason to play this line in a deck is for Garbodor's Garbotoxin Ability, meaning you should keep this card on the bench the whole time.  It is worth building a deck around this Ability, only including Pokemon in this deck where Abilities don't play a prominent role in how the card works, that way your deck will be at an advantage by not using any Abilities and you would hope your opponent has a deck where Abilities are heavily used meaning their strategy is destroyed.  So, definitely consider building a deck around this line of Trubbish and Garbodor from the BREAKpoint set, many competitive players have, and it is a very dominant deck.  Even if you have to put Garbodor into the active Pokemon spot, once you get four energy cards on it, it is still a good card.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is one of the best cards for competitive play from the BREAKpoint set.  Even if this card just had an Ability it would get the same rating from me.  So definitely consider using this line when creating a new deck, it can really affect your opponent's strategy and allow you to win very easily.  Of course the combination of Trubbish and Garbodor would get a 5 out of 5 rating from me.

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Trubbish -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Trubbish BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Trubbish from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Trubbish 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. Trubbish does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  This move is called Acid Spray and for one psychic energy card this move does 10 damage and allows you to discard an energy attached to the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when you flip a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Trubbish is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Garbodor, 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, this would be an okay card to use in a deck, since it can attack for one energy card, and can remove an energy from your opponent's active Pokemon.  But looking ahead, which I know I said I wouldn't, Garbodor is a very powerful card because of its Ability, so ideally, you would want to keep Trubbish on the bench.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Garbodor, this is an average Basic Pokemon card, with the only downfall being that its retreat cost is higher than its move.  But other than that, this card has an above average HP, and a good move, that does average damage every time, but could remove an energy from your opponent's active Pokemon.  So like I said, this card could be used in a deck as a starter type Pokemon, but I would much rather keep it on the bench and use it with Garbodor.

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Sigilyph -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Sigilyph BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Sigilyph from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Sigilyph is a basic, psychic type Pokemon card with an hp of 90, it has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Sigilyph does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Reflective Shield, for one colorless energy card this move makes it so that if Sigilyph is damaged by an attack during your opponent's next turn, put 5 damage counters on that attacking Pokemon.  Sigilyph's second move is called Psy Report and for two psychic energy cards this move does 30 damage plus makes your opponent reveal their hand.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Sigilyph 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, if you're building a psychic type deck, or just looking for a solid Basic Pokemon card, I would highly recommend using this Sigilyph card.  You can use it as a starter type Pokemon, and just by using one energy card, knock out most Basic Pokemon that have evolution forms in two turns or less.  Plus, you can get an idea of what your opponent's strategy is by using Psy Report.  So in short, use this card as a starter type Pokemon in a deck if you want to get to a quick start, by not only doing damage when attacking, but getting an idea of what your opponent's strategy is.

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.  To me, there really aren't any disadvantages to this card, it has a high HP, low retreat cost, and two good moves.  Like I have said a couple of times already, this card is a quick attacker, can do major damage, and allows you to look at all of your opponent's cards, so definitely considering using this card in a deck.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Drapion -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Drapion BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Drapion from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Drapion is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130. It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Drapion does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Poison Claws, and for three energy cards, two psychic and one colorless, this move does 70 damage plus poisons the defending Pokemon.  Drapion's second move is called Heavy Impact, and for four energy cards, three psychic and one colorless, this move does 130 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Drapion is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Skorupi into play (I reviewed Skorupi from this set yesterday) and then evolve Skorupi into Drapion.  If you read yesterday's review of Skorupi, you'll know that I thought that card was a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card, it did have a solid HP, and could do up to 40 damage a turn, but the card was slow on the attack, had a high retreat cost, and the only move it did have was coin flip based.  So knowing this about Skorupi and looking at this Drapion card, if you're building a heavy psychic type deck you may want to consider using a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family, but definitely set up this line on the bench, since both Pokemon are slow on the attack, and if you want to do major damage, you'll need four energy cards on Drapion which will take quite a while to set up.  Also, make sure to have some Switch trainer cards in your deck, otherwise, it is a massive loss of energy retreating this card.  I do like both of Drapion's moves and its high HP, but it is all a question of resources involved to set this card up and the time it takes to attack with this card.

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 really good HP, and two powerful, above average moves, I am still giving this card an average rating overall just because it is so slow on the attack and has such a high retreat cost.  Together with Skorupi from this set, the cards can definitely be used in a deck, I give these two Pokemon a combined 3 out of 5 rating.

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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.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Espeon EX -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Espeon EX BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Espeon EX from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Espeon EX is a basic, EX, psychic type Pokemon card with an hp of 170. It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Espeon EX does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Miraculous Shine, for one colorless energy card this move allows you to devolve each of your opponent's evolved Pokemon and put the highest Stage evolution card on each Pokemon back into their hand.  Espeon's second move is called Psyshock and for three energy cards, two colorless and one psychic, this move does 70 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Espeon 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 Espeon EX, I would highly recommend this card for a spread attack type deck.  It would make most sense to get a Pokemon in the active Pokemon spot that can do 20 damage to each of your opponent's benched Pokemon, use that move a couple of times, then move Espeon into the active Pokemon spot and use Miraculous Shine, and hopefully knock out several of your opponent's Pokemon at the same time.  I am a huge fan of this move, and it is a move that can really ruin your opponent's strategy if they are using a lot of evolution forms in their deck and retreating their Pokemon a lot.  Besides that move, Espeon can be used as a straight attacker, by using Psyshock which does above average damage for three energy cards.  So if you're building a psychic type or spread attack type deck definitely consider using one Espeon EX in your deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very good EX Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint set.  Other than being slow on the attack, by requiring three energy cards to use Psyshock, this card is very good overall, of course Miraculous shine is a great move, but it may do nothing if your opponent just has Basic Pokemon in play.  But I like this move quite well, and this card should definitely be included in spread attack type decks, to knock out several Pokemon at one time.

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Hypno -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Hypno BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Hypno from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Hypno is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Hypno's Ability is called Goodnight, Babies, and says that once per turn you may leave both active Pokemon asleep.  Besides the Ability, Hypno just has one move called Zen Headbutt that for two psychic energy cards does 50 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Hypno is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Drowzee into play (I reviewed Drowzee from this set yesterday) and then evolve Drowzee into Hypno.  If you read yesterday's review of Drowzee, you'll know that I thought that card was an average Basic Pokemon card overall since it had a higher HP, and two moves, both requiring little energy and both doing a fair amount of damage.  So knowing this about Drowzee and looking at this Hypno card, you can either set this line up on the bench and utilize Hypno's Ability, or start the game with Drowzee in the active Pokemon spot and then evolve into Hypno and do 50 damage a turn.  I like the second strategy quite well, since 50 damage for two energy cards is quite good, but if you pair this card with a card like Snorlax that can attack while asleep, you could keep this card on the bench, put the defending Pokemon to sleep every turn, then still attack.  Or you could just have another way to wake up your Pokemon every turn.  Either way, this card is solid in that it can attack and affect the game even from the bench.

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.  This card doesn't really have any drawbacks, other than the fact it puts your active Pokemon to sleep when using its Ability, but there are ways to work around this.  So Hypno's Ability is quite good, and Zen Headbutt does major damage for only two energy cards.  Overall, both Pokemon in this line were average individually, and combined they get the same rating from me, 3 out of 5.

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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Drowzee -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Drowzee BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Drowzee from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Drowzee 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. Drowzee does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Mumble and for one psychic type energy card this move does 10 damage.  Drowzee's second move is called Focused Wish and for two colorless energy cards this move does 10 damage plus 20 more damage if you get a heads when flipping a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Drowzee is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Hypno, 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, this card could easily be used as a starter type Pokemon since it can attack for one energy card, has a higher HP, and has a second move that can do up to 30 damage per turn.  Ideally, you would want to attach a Double Colorless energy card to this card so you could use Focused Wish in one turn, and then have a Trick Coin trainer attached to this to give you a better shot at doing 30 damage a turn.  The only downside on this card is that you either have to use a Switch trainer to retreat this card or make sure to have two energy cards on it before retreating.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Hypno, this is an average Basic Pokemon card.  Other than having a higher retreat cost, this card is very solid overall, with a good HP, and two moves that attack quickly and do a fair amount of damage.  So if you're building a psychic type deck, this card is definitely worth consideration.

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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Zebstrika -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Zebstrika BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Zebstrika from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Zebstrika is a stage 1, lightning type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Zebstrika's Ability is called Zap Zone and says that attacks by any of your lightning type Pokemon aren't affected by an effects on your opponent's active Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, Zebstrika just has one move called Crashing Bolt that for two colorless energy cards does 50 damage plus 60 more damage if the Pokemon you're attacking has a fighting type resistance.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Zebstrika is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Blitzle into play (I reviewed Blitzle from this set yesterday) and then evolve Blitzle into Zebstrika.  If you read yesterday's review of Blitzle, you'll know that I thought that card was an average Basic Pokemon card overall since it could do 20 damage for only one colorless energy card, however I didn't like the fact it did damage to itself every turn, so I stated it would be best used as a starter type Pokemon but then evolve it into Zebstrika quickly so it doesn't do too much damage to itself.  So knowing this about Blitzle from this set and looking at this Zebstrika card, I would actually recommend keeping this entire line on the bench the majority of the game, so only using a 1-1 line of this family in a deck.  You should keep it on the bench to best utilize Zebstrika's Ability and that way, if you get two energy cards on it, or one Double Colorless energy, you can wait until your opponent uses a Pokemon that has a fighting type resistance then do Crashing Bolt once Zebstrika is in the active Pokemon spot to do 110 damage a turn for only two energy cards.  But, if you're building a lightning type deck, this line should definitely be given consideration just because of Zebstrika's Ability.

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 really aren't any downfalls with this card, it has a high HP, a good Ability that can be used from the bench, a low retreat cost, and a solid move.  So like I said above, this line deserves consideration in a lightning type deck, together I would give Blitzle and Zebstrika a 4 out of 5 rating.

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Blitzle -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Blitzle BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Blitzle from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Blitzle is a basic, lightning type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Blitzle does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  This move is called Reckless Charge which does 20 damage for one colorless energy card, however this move also does 10 damage to Blitzle.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Blitzle is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Zebstrika, 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, this card could be used as a starter type Pokemon, since it can attack for one energy card, regardless of type, however, you just need to be careful and not knock yourself out since Reckless Charge is indeed reckless and does damage to Blitzle.  Doing 20 damage a turn for one energy card is an above average move, and probably would make a great step for this full line if used with Zebstrika.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Zebstrika, this is an average Basic Pokemon card.  Like I said above, this card is solid overall, with a low retreat cost, average HP, and a good move, the only downside to this card is that it does damage to itself, but overall it is definitely worth consideration in a lightning type deck.

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Luxray BREAK -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Luxray BREAK BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Luxray 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 Luxray, so basically this card is a Stage 3 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.  Luxray BREAK is a BREAK (essentially a Stage 3), lightning type Pokemon card, with an hp of 170.  It has the same weakness, resistance and retreat cost as the Luxray you're evolving it from.  Luxray's one move is called Wild Fury and for four energy cards, two each of lightning and colorless, this move does 130 damage plus 40 more damage for each heads you get when you flip a coin until you get a tails.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Luxray BREAK is a stage 3 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Shinx into play and then evolve it into Luxio, and then into Luxray before you can evolve Luxray into the BREAK version, all three of those Pokemon have cards in this set and I've reviewed all of those cards in the past several days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought both Shinx and Luxio were average, both having quick attacking moves that could do a fair amount of damage, and then I thought Luxray was a great Stage 2 card from this set, having two very powerful moves, a low retreat cost, and a solid HP.  So of course, if you want to use Luxray BREAK in a deck, I would highly recommend using it with the line from this set, Luxray from this set can do up to 100 damage a turn for three energy cards, add Luxray BREAK to that card and it increases its HP by 40, and increases the amount of damage it can do by at least 30, by just attaching another energy card to Luxray BREAK.  So just like I said yesterday, I would definitely consider building a deck around this Pokemon family, and using at least 1 or 2 Luxray BREAK cards in the deck, plus a Trick Coin trainer, giving you a much better chance of at least doing 170 damage a turn with Wild Fury.  So even though this line is slow to set up, since Luxray BREAK is a Stage 3, it is worth it in the end since this card can do so much damage, and all of the cards leading up to this card are solid as well.

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 BREAKpoint set.  Although I would have liked to see this card have an Ability over another move, if used with Luxray from this set, this card has just another powerful move to use when attacking and is a card I wouldn't be afraid of building a deck around.  Altogether, I would give this line a 4 out of 5 rating, it is a good one, quick attacking, and powerful.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Luxray -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Luxray BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Luxray from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Luxray is a stage 2, lightning type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Luxray does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Bite and for two colorless energy cards does 50 damage.  Luxray's second move is called Snarl and for three energy cards, two lightning and one colorless, this move does 100 damage, plus it reduces damage done to any of your Pokemon from opponent by 20.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Luxray is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Shinx into play and then evolve it into Luxio before you can evolve Luxio into Luxray, 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 very solid overall, Shinx could be used on its own as a starter type Pokemon or in tandem with Luxio, both have good moves that require little energy and both have low retreat costs.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon cards in this line and looking at Luxray, you can easily start Shinx in the active Pokemon spot and evolve as you go or set up this entire line on the bench, I would definitely consider putting three energy cards on Luxray and doing Snarl every turn, not only is this a very powerful move, it reduces damage the next turn done by your opponent's attacks.  So if you have the available spots in your deck, definitely consider using at least a 3-2-2 line of this Pokemon family, it provides quick attacks and does major damage.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint set.  There really isn't any negatives on this card, other than not having an Ability, but this will be solved with Luxray BREAK.  This card has two quick moves, that both do above average damage, add in a low retreat cost, and you have a card that a deck can be built around.  Together with Shinx and Luxio from this set, I would give this entire line a 4 out of 5 rating.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Luxio -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Luxio BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Luxio from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card set.  Luxio is a stage 1, lightning type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Luxio does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Bite and does 20 damage for one colorless energy card.  Luxio's second move is called Thunder Fang and for two energy cards, one each of lightning and colorless, does 30 damage, plus paralyzes the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when flipping a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Luxio is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Shinx into play (I reviewed Shinx from this set yesterday) and then evolve Shinx into Luxio.  Luxio does have a Stage 2 evolution in Luxray, 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 Luxio is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read my review of Shinx, you'll know that I thought that card was average overall and could be used on its own, since it had a solid HP, low retreat cost, and two moves that both only required one energy card to use.  So knowing this about Shinx and looking at this Luxio card, if you're already playing one Shinx card in your deck, I would have no problem recommending using 1 Luxio card as well.  I say this because, when you evolve Shinx you get a higher HP, and can do 10 more damage for the same amount of energy, or 20 more damage plus inflict a special condition for one more energy card.  So while neither Shinx or Luxio are anything too great, if you're building a lightning type deck and need some solid cards to play, I would definitely consider this line.  Eventually getting two energy cards on Luxio and using Thunder Fang every turn.

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, with the only negative on this card being its lower HP.  However, I do like that Luxio has a low retreat cost, and two good moves, both requiring little energy.  Together with Shinx from this set, I would give this line a 3 out of 5 rating.

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Monday, May 9, 2016

Shinx -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Shinx BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Shinx from the BREAKpoint set.  Shinx is a basic, lightning type Pokemon card with an HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Shinx does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Roar, and for one colorless energy cards this move makes your opponent switch their active Pokemon with one of their benched Pokemon.  Shinx's second move is called Flop, and for one colorless energy card this move does 10 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Shinx is a basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Luxio, and a Stage 2 evolution in Luxray, 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 Shinx does not have any evolution forms and that it will be used on its own.  On its own, this card could be used as a starter type Pokemon in a deck since it requires any type energy card to attack, and only one energy card to perform either move.  If you start the game with this card in the active Pokemon spot you'll want to use Flop a couple of turns, then possibly the turn before you evolve Shinx, you would use Roar to get your opponent to put a Pokemon into play that may get knocked out by Luxio, or to just put a Pokemon in play that isn't set up yet.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very average Basic Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint set.  Really no downfalls with this card, just nothing too great.  This card has an average HP, low retreat cost, and two quick moves.  So if you're building a lightning type deck, this card is definitely worth a look.

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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Electivire -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Electivire BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Electivire from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Electivire is a stage 1, lightning type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Electivire does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Knuckle Punch, for two colorless energy cards this move does 30 damage.  Electivire's second move is called Electroslug and for three energy cards, two lightning and one colorless, this move does 90 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Electivire is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Electabuzz into play (I reviewed Electabuzz from this set yesterday) and then evolve Electabuzz into Electivire.  If you read yesterday's review of Electabuzz, you'll know that I thought that card was an average Basic Pokemon card overall but one that was a little better than average if you had four Double Colorless energy cards in your deck, since it could then attack for only one energy card and do 20 damage a turn.  So knowing this about Electabuzz from this set and looking at this Electivire card, this card follows the same strategy in that if you're building a lightning type deck that also has four Double Colorless energy cards in it, this card is that much better, since it can then to 30 damage for one energy card and then you'll still need 3 energy cards for 90 damage, which is still an above average move.  So I could see using a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family in a lightning type deck, this Pokemon line won't be a line you build a deck around, but it is a line that can add some power to your deck.  I would try and get Electabuzz into the active Pokemon spot early, then do 90 damage a turn with Electroslug once Electabuzz is evolved.  You'll just want to be aware of its high retreat cost, so make sure to have some Switch trainer cards in your deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average to slightly above average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint set.  Other than having a high retreat cost, this card is very good, having a well above average HP and two solid moves, both doing a good amount of damage.  Together with Electabuzz from this set, there is definitely a reason to consider these two cards for a deck, since they get a 3 out of 5 rating together.

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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Electabuzz -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

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

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Electabuzz is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Electivire, 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, if you plan on using 4 Double Colorless energy cards in your lightning type deck, this card is definitely worth a look, since you could essentially do 20 damage a turn with a starter type Pokemon with Electabuzz, plus add in the fact it has an above average HP, and this card is definitely a contender for a good starter type Pokemon.  However, if you are not using Double Colorless energy in your deck, this card is definitely not better than average, especially since the two energy cards you attach to Electabuzz to attack must be discarded when retreated.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Electivire, this is an average Basic Pokemon card.  Like I said above, this card is good with Double colorless energy, other than that it is very very average, other than having a higher HP.  So if you're building a lighting type deck, this card is definitely worth a look.

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Friday, May 6, 2016

Greninja BREAK -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Greninja BREAK BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Greninja 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 Greninja, so basically this card is a Stage 3 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.  Greninja BREAK is a BREAK (essentially a Stage 3), water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 170.  It has the same weakness, resistance and retreat cost as the Greninja you're evolving it from.  Greninja does not have a move but it does have an Ability called Giant Water Shuriken that says once per turn you may discard a water energy card from your hand, if you decide to do so, you can do 60 damage to one of your opponent's Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Greninja BREAK is a stage 3 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Froakie into play and then evolve it into Frogadier, and then into Greninja before you can evolve Greninja into the BREAK version, all three of those Pokemon have cards in this set and I've reviewed all of those cards in the past several days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought both Froakie and Frogadier were extremely poor, since neither could do damage every turn, however, if you base your water type deck around Greninja BREAK, and have multiple Greninja in your deck, Frogadier's one move will help you get Greninja into play much faster since it will allow you to have multiple Frogadier on your bench.  I did think Greninja from this set was very good, it has a free retreat cost, and two very quick and powerful moves.  So knowing this about the first three Pokemon in this line and looking at Greninja BREAK, if you are building a water type or spread attack type deck, this card is definitely a must, the only caveat being this line is slow to set up since Greninja BREAK is a Stage 3.  So set this line up on the bench preferably, and what I would recommend doing is getting 3 or 4 water energy cards on Greninja BREAK, that way when you move Greninja to the active Pokemon spot, you can utilize Greninja BREAK's Ability by doing 60 damage to one of your opponent's benched Pokemon, then use the move Moonlight Slash that does 60 damage for one water energy card plus 20 more damage if you move a water energy attached to Greninja back into your hand.  If you have multiple energy cards attached to Greninja already, this move and Ability work quite well together, you're essentially able to do 140 damage a turn for two energy cards, plus spread that damage around.  Plus, since Greninja from this set has a free retreat cost, once you get this card set up, you can move this card in and out of the active Pokemon spot at will, using its Ability to one hit KO Pokemon on your opponent's bench.  So definitely consider this entire line when building a deck, just make sure to strategize to make it quick to get this card set up.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is one of the best BREAK cards to date and one I would highly recommend using in a deck.  This card pairs perfectly with the Greninja card from the BREAKpoint set and not only can do major damage for little energy, but it can attack your opponent's benched Pokemon, plus retreat for free.  Altogether, even though I am not a huge fan of Froakie and Frogadier, I will give this entire line a 4 out of 5 rating.

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Greninja -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Greninja BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Greninja from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Greninja is a stage 2, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a free retreat cost.  Greninja does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is Shadow Stitching, for one colorless energy card, this move does 40 damage, plus it makes all of your opponent's Pokemon in play, until the end of their next turn, have no Abilities.  Greninja's second move is called Moonlight Slash and for one water energy card, this move does 60 damage plus 20 more damage if you decide to move a water energy card attached to Greninja back into your hand.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Greninja is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Froakie into play and then evolve it into Frogadier before you can evolve Frogadier into Greninja, 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 very poor, neither being able to do any damage, and both having fairly low retreat costs, so on their own I did not recommend using those cards without Greninja.  However, as we get farther into the line of this Pokemon family, and the want to use Greninja and Greninja BREAK is more, it makes more sense to like Frogadier because it allows you to get several Frogadier into play at one time thus giving you a better chance at getting Greninja and Greninja BREAK into play.  If you're building a water type deck, I definitely think Greninja is a card to consider because it can attack quickly, only requiring one energy card for both moves, does do major damage, and can really ruin your opponent's strategy by preventing Abilities from being used.  But I would wait until tomorrow's review to know what to do for sure with this line.  But for now, this line overall is better than the 1 rating I gave the first two cards in this line.  So with this Greninja card, I would recommend setting it up on the bench, then if your opponent is using an Ability, move this card into the active Pokemon spot and use Shadow Stitching every turn, thus disabling your opponent's Ability.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint set.  Other than being slower to use since it is a Stage 2 Pokemon, this card is very good overall, having a free retreat cost, and two great moves, one doing major damage, the other preventing Abilities from being used.  Together with the first two Pokemon in this line, I would give this family a 3 out of 5 rating, and it is worth considering in a water type deck.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Frogadier -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Frogadier BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Frogadier from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card set.  Frogadier is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Frogadier does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Water Duplicates that requires one water energy card to use and allows you to search your deck for up to 3 Frogadier cards and put them onto your bench.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Frogadier is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Froakie into play (I reviewed Froakie from this set yesterday) and then evolve Froakie into Frogadier.  Frogadier does have a Stage 2 evolution in Greninja, 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 Frogadier is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read my review of Froakie, you'll know that I thought that card was very poor overall and one that shouldn't be used on its own, the card did have a good HP and low retreat cost, but it was limited in the fact it only had one move and the one move it had was based off of a coin flip, and even if you did flip a heads, all you could do was paralyze the defending Pokemon.  So knowing this about Froakie and looking at this Frogadier card, this card is very poor as well, similar to Froakie in that the one move this card has is very poor, and if you aren't using this line with Greninja, there is no way you would have more than one Frogadier card in your deck and it would make Water Duplicates a move that does absolutely nothing, plus consider that Frogadier's HP is so low, and there is absolutely no reason to ever have this card in the active Pokemon spot.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an extremely poor Stage 1 Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint set, probably one of the worst Stage 1 cards I've reviewed in quite some time, not only does this card have a really low HP, but it only has one move, and a move that doesn't do any damage and does nothing if you're only using one Frogadier in your deck.  So paired with Froakie from this set, I can only give this line a 1 out of 5 rating, definitely stay away.

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