Saturday, October 21, 2017

Caterpie -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Caterpie Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Caterpie from the Burning Shadows set.  This is the first card that I've reviewed from the Burning Shadows set.  Caterpie is a Basic, Grass type Pokemon card with a HP of 50.  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 and it only has one move.  The only move on this card is called Surprise Attack, for one Grass Energy card, this move does 20 damage, however you must flip a coin when using this attack, if you get a tails, the move does nothing.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Caterpie is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Metapod, and a Stage 2 evolution in Butterfree, which I'll be reviewing the next couple of days, you'll more than likely want to use some of those Pokemon with this card, however, since I have not reviewed any of those cards yet, I will just act like Caterpie does not have any evolution forms and that it will be used on its own.  On its own, there is absolutely no reason to use this card in a deck.  Yes, 20 damage per turn for only one Energy card is decent, but considering there is only a 50% chance of doing damage when attacking, and considering the fact this card has a very low HP of only 50 and will have no use later in games, there is no use for this card in a deck, especially on its own and anywhere but on the Bench.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 0 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is about as poor of Basic Pokemon card out there.  Like I mentioned above, this card has a low HP, is very limited in having just one attack, and even its one attack is limited in being based off a coin flip.  Considering this is the first card that I've reviewed from Burning Shadows, this set has nowhere to go but up!

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Caterpie from the Burning Shadows Pokemon card set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Caterpie's Stage 1 evolution in Metapod, which is also from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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Caterpie is the first card that I've reviewed from the Burning Shadows set, which Pokemon was the first card that I reviewed in the Guardians Rising set?
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.


Giakitus said...

It was Bellsprout :)

Alen Joy said...