Friday, January 27, 2017

Starmie BREAK -- Evolutions Pokemon Card Review

Starmie BREAK Evolutions Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Starmie BREAK from the XY Evolutions 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 Starmie, 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.  Starmie BREAK is a BREAK, Stage 2, water type Pokemon card, with a HP of 130.  It has the same weakness, resistance and retreat cost as the Starmie you're evolving it from.  Starmie BREAK does not have an Ability and it only has one moved called Break Star, for one water energy card, this move does 100 damage to each of your opponent's Pokemon BREAK.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Starmie BREAK is a Stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Staryu into play and evolve it into Starmie before you can evolve Starmie into Starmie BREAK.  I have reviewed both Staryu and Starmie from this set the past two days.  If you ready my reviews of those two cards you'll know that I thought both Pokemon were average overall.  Staryu could be used as a starter type Pokemon since it could do up to 20 damage a turn for one energy card, but was limited overall.  Starmie, could either be used from the bench, since it had a great Ability allowing you to discard a card from your hand and then move 2 Basic energy cards from your discard pile back into your hand, or it could be an attacker doing 30 damage a turn for two energy cards and potentially paralyzing the defending Pokemon.  So knowing about the first two Pokemon that be used with Starmie BREAK, if you're already using Starmie from the Evolutions set for its Ability, there is no reason not to include 1 Starmie BREAK card just because of its move.  Ideally, you would only use a 1-1-1 line of this Pokemon family, in a water type deck, you would keep this line on the bench, using Starmie's Ability, and then if the opponent had Pokemon BREAK in play you would move Starmie BREAK to the active Pokemon spot and use Break Star until all of those Pokemon are defeated, I believe all BREAK cards have less than 200 HP, so it should be a multiple knock out situation with Starmie BREAK's move.  After the BREAK cards are taken care of, retreat Starmie BREAK back to the bench.  Even if the opponent is only using 1 Pokemon BREAK in their deck, just having Starmie BREAK on the bench may prevent them from ever putting their BREAK card into play.

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 Evolutions set.  On its own, this is a card that can help take down popular BREAK cards out there, not only knock them out while in play, but prevent your opponent from using them at all.  This card is even better in my opinion since Starmie from this set can be used on the bench, and this Starmie BREAK won't be used often, so it can be stashed on the bench and still do some damage.  Overall, I would give this line a 4 out of 5 rating, if you're building a water type deck, or a deck for defeating BREAK Pokemon, I would give this line a look.

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

Free Pokemon TCG Online Code Cards:
Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
True or False?  In the English TCG, Starmie has had an EX card.
Please respond with the correct answer and a link to your YouTube channel. 24 hours from now I will be randomly selecting a correct response to my question and sending a private message to this person with a free code on YouTube.

4 comments:

Mr. Game and Tomsta said...

The answer to this question of the day is false.

Channel Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr07cgU1qL1JPRDNZiOkEYg

Tauhid Ibrahim said...

False

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC56-sBTBERdLsYeO-BzrpoQ

The Great Luna said...

false

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfSE8-I5wnXG6iPJtq5dYfw

tyrel yost said...

Incorrect