Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Primarina GX -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Primarina GX from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Primarina GX is a Stage 2, Water type Pokemon card, with a HP of 250.  It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Primarina GX does not have an Ability but it does have three moves.  The first move that this card has is called Bubble Beat, for two Colorless Energy cards this move does 10 damage plus 20 more damage for each Water Energy attached to your Pokemon.  Primarina's second move is called Roaring Seas, for Four Energy cards, three Water and one Colorless, this move does 120 damage, plus it discards an Energy card attached to your opponent's Active Pokemon.  Primarina GX's GX move is called Grand Echo, for two Colorless Energy cards, this move heals all damage from all of your Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, first off, the way a Pokemon GX works is that it is used instead of a regular Primarina card, so if you have Brionne in play, you evolve that Pokemon directly into Primarina GX.  In play, only one GX move can be used during the entire game, and once a Pokemon GX is knocked out, two prize cards are taken instead of one.  So just like yesterday's Primarina card, since Primarina GX is a Stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Popplio into play and then evolve it into Brionne before you can evolve Brionne into Primarina GX, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last few days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought both cards were average overall. Popplio could easily be used as a starter type Pokemon in a Water type deck since it had an above average HP and two quick attacking moves. Brionne from this set was solid, but I didn't recommend using it unless you planned on using Primarina in a deck too, since it was limited on the amount of damage it could do when attacking. So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at Primarina GX, a deck could easily be built around this card.  What you want to do is include lots of Pokemon that have free retreat costs, use an Ability from the Bench that allows you to retreat a certain type of Pokemon for free, or use a Stadium card that will help you retreat Pokemon.  You would then move all of your active Pokemon back to the Bench before they are knocked out, then, once all of your Benched Pokemon have damage on them, use Primarina GX's Grand Echo move, which will essentially be like you're starting the game all over, since all of your Pokemon will be damage free.  Besides using the GX move on Primarina GX, both of its other moves are pretty powerful.  For only one Colorless Energy card, this card could do major damage with Bubble Beat, if you're mainly using a Water type deck and already have your Bench Pokemon set up.  Or, if you put four Energy cards on Primarina, it can do 120 damage a turn and potentially prevent your opponent from attacking.  So there are lots of options with this card, and that is why I would highly recommend using this GX card in a Water type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an excellent GX Pokemon card from the Sun and Moon set.  The only thing that isn't amazing on this card is the fact it requires four Energy cards to use Roaring Seas.  Other than that, this card has a high HP, three very powerful moves, and it has the potential to help out every Pokemon on your Bench.  So, like I mentioned above, I would definitely consider building a deck around this Pokemon GX.  Combined with Popplio and Brionne from this set, I would give this line a 4 out of 5 rating.  I would much rather use Primarina GX in a deck than Primarina.  Essentially, Primarina is just an under-powered Primarina GX.

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

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Of the three Stage 2 starters from the 7th Generation of Pokemon, which one do I like best?
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Juan L. Dela Cruz said...




MGardevoir Yveltal said...

I'll say Primarina because it's my favourite.


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Pinnacle Pokemon said...



Joao Vasco Alvares said...

I think it's Dicideuye