Friday, March 10, 2017

Butterfree -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Butterfree Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Butterfree from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Butterfree is a Stage 2, grass type Pokemon card, with a HP of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Butterfree does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is Psy Bolt, for one colorless energy card this move does 30 damage, plus if you get a heads when flipping a coin the defending Pokemon is paralyzed.  Butterfree's second move is called Whirlwind and for three colorless energy cards does 80 damage, plus it makes your opponent switch their active Pokemon with one of their benched Pokemon after the attack.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Butterfree is a Stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Caterpie into play and then evolve it into Metapod before you can evolve Metapod into Butterfree, 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.  One thing I like about this whole line is that all three Pokemon require only colorless energy cards to attack, but both Caterpie and Metapod have below average HP and weak moves, meaning you'll want to set this entire line up on the bench.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at Butterfree, if you're building a spread attack type deck, I think this line should be considered for the deck, since all three Pokemon can use Double Colorless energy cards, all three Pokemon can be quicker on the attack and Butterfree can do 80 damage a turn for only two energy cards, plus spread damage around by making the active Pokemon be switched after every turn using Whirlwind.  So, if you're building a spread attack type deck, I would recommend using this line, again setting it up on the bench, if you're building a mainly grass type deck, Butterfree still has some good power, but it isn't as good in a deck like that, since with a spread attack type deck, you could get 80 damage on several of your opponent's Pokemon then put a Pokemon into play that does let's say 20 damage to all of your opponent's Pokemon per turn and knock out multiple Pokemon at once.

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 Sun and Moon set.  Other than having a slightly lower HP than you'd want from a Stage 2, this card is very good.  It can be used in any type deck, since it requires only colorless type energy cards, it has two moves, one quick attacking and the other more powerful, it can spread damage around, and it can be used both in grass and spread attack type decks with ease.  Although Butterfree is great, altogether I would give this line a 3 out of 5 rating, you'll definitely want to try and set up Butterfree on the bench.

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

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What is the highest rarity of Butterfree in the English TCG?
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krass600 said...

The highest rarity of Butterfree in the Engilsh TCG was six times Rare-Holo.


Lycodrake said...

Rare holo/foil!

Lantaar said...

Rare holo

Joe7777777 said...

Rare holo, I think.