Monday, October 23, 2017

Butterfree -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Butterfree Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Butterfree from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Butterfree 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 one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  This card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move on this card is called Bye-Bye Heal, for one Grass Energy card, this move is able to heal all damage from all of your Pokemon, however, after using this move, you must shovel Butterfree and all cards attached to it back into your deck.  Butterfree's second move is called Stun Spore, for three Energy cards, one Grass and two Colorless, this move does 60 damage, plus, if you get a heads when flipping a coin, the defending Pokemon is Paralyzed, meaning it can't attack your Active Pokemon during its next turn.

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 pretty poor overall, I actually gave Caterpie a 0 out of 5 rating, mainly due to the fact it had a low HP, and a slow attack, and when it could attack, it only had a 50% chance of attacking, I saw no scenario with that card where you'd want it in the Active Pokemon spot.  Although Metapod was a tiny bit better than Caterpie, I still gave it a poor rating, it also had a low HP, and it was pretty weak on the attack, having only one move that did damage, and doing only 20 maximum damage when attacking.  The card could heal damage from itself, but late in games, a Pokemon with only 80 HP isn't going to cut it.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line, at least from the Burning Shadows set, and looking at this Butterfree card, there is certainly a reason to use this card in a deck, mainly because of its Bye-Bye Heal move, which only requires one Energy.  Ideally, you'd only use a 1-1-1 line of this entire line, since the first two Pokemon are so bad, and then set this line up on the Bench, you could include many Pokemon in your deck with free retreat costs, or use Trainer cards or a Pokemon's Ability to continuously retreat your Pokemon so essentially all of your Pokemon in play have damage on them, you could then move Butterfree into the Active Pokemon for one turn and use Bye-Bye Heal.  I really like the fact that you can shuffle Butterfree and all cards attached to it back into your deck, therefore allowing you to use less of this line to use it again, and giving you more Energy cards in your deck if you don't plan on using Butterfree's healing move again.  As always, Stage 2 cards are slow to set up, but I think its Bye-Bye Heal is so good, that you'll want to try and fit this Pokemon line into a deck, it can replace lots of Trainer cards that remove damage from your Pokemon, and as long as you don't let your own Pokemon get knocked out, it can almost start your battle all the way over, giving all of your Pokemon full health.  This is a card I could even see being banned in the future if used heavily, since it may prolong games too much.

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 Burning Shadows set.  If you're building a Grass type deck, looking to heal lots of damage at once from your Pokemon, or have a deck without Pokemon that can retreat for free, this is a Pokemon line that should be included in your deck.  I restrained myself from giving this card a 5 out of 5 rating mainly due to the fact it is a Stage 2 Pokemon card and it only does have 120 HP, it does have two great moves, but you'll probably only ever use Bye-Bye Heal.  Together with Caterpie and Metapod from this set, which I gave 0 and 1 ratings respectively, I would still give this entire line a 4 out of 5 rating, the line can be set up on the Bench, and you'll never have to use the first two Pokemon in the Active Pokemon spot.

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

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MicroFireZX said...

level 10

Best NBA Videos said...

Level 15

Giakitus said...

It evolves at level 10 :)