Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Staryu -- Evolutions Pokemon Card Review

Staryu Evolutions Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Staryu from the XY Evolutions Pokemon Card Set.  Staryu is a basic, water type Pokemon card with a HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Staryu does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Quick Blow, for one water energy card this move does 10 damage, if you get a heads when flipping a coin, this move does an additional 10 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Staryu is a basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Starmie, 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, add a Trick Coin trainer card to this card and you have a good chance at doing 20 damage a turn for only one energy card.  So while this card works as a starter type Pokemon, only doing up to 20 damage a turn late in games won't cut it, so if you are going to use this card in a deck, I would recommend only using 1 to try and get it in the active Pokemon spot to start the game or using it to get to Starmie.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Starmie, this is an average Basic Pokemon card overall.  In my opinion, there really aren't any negatives on this card, other than it is limited in that it only has one move.  Other than that, this card has a solid HP, low retreat cost, and an average move that can do above average damage with a lucky coin flip.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Staryu from the XY Evolutions set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Staryu's Stage 1 evolution Starmie, 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?  Every English set to include a Staryu card also included Starmie.
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.


roronos said...


Youtube Link :

John Smitt said...

Answer is false

Channel link:

Tauhid Ibrahim said...


The Great Luna said...

Answer is False