Friday, January 6, 2017

Beedrill -- Evolutions Pokemon Card Review

Beedrill Evolutions Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Beedrill from the XY Evolutions Pokemon Card Set.  Beedrill is a Stage 2, grass type Pokemon card, with a HP of 120.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a free retreat cost.  Beedrill does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Poison Sting, for one grass energy card this move does 30 damage, plus it poisons the defending Pokemon.  Swarming Sting is Beedrill's second move and for two energy cards this move does 40 damage times the number of Beedrill you have in play to the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Beedrill is a Stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Weedle into play and then evolve it into Kakuna before you can evolve Kakuna into Beedrill, 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 cards were below average overall and together.  Both Pokemon had well below average HP and both Pokemon could do damage and poison the defending Pokemon when attacking.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at this Beedrill card, this card fits in well with those Pokemon, it has a low HP and a move that does damage plus poisons the defending Pokemon.  If you plan on using this line in a deck, don't use more than a 1-1-1 line of this family, keeping it on the bench the entire time until you get Beedrill set up, you can then move Beedrill in and out of the active Pokemon spot, poisoning the defending Pokemon and doing damage.  I would not recommend using multiple Beedrill in a deck, which means that at most, this card can do 40 damage a turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a below average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Evolutions set.  Just like Weedle and Kakuna from this set, this card just has too low of a HP to be used in a deck, and even though it has a free retreat cost, this card is pretty weak when attacking, and can only do a good amount of damage when multiple Beedrill cards are in play at once.  So overall, since I've given each card in this line a 2 out of 5 rating, I would give the entire line only a 1 out of 5 rating, definitely look elsewhere when deck building.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Beedrill from the XY Evolutions set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Tangela, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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True or False?  Beedrill is the rare non-holo from Evolutions I seem to pull in all of my openings.
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Christian M. said...

Definitely true.

Nice review btw., played against a Beedrill deck lately and it was just weird, so much work for not that much reward.

Martin Atenco said...

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