Thursday, April 17, 2014

Zorua -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Zorua Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Zorua from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  Zorua is a basic, darkness type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Zorua does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Scratch.  For one darkness energy card this move does 10 damage.  Zorua's second move is called Nasty Plot and says that for two energy cards, one each of darkness and colorless, you can search your deck for a card and put it into your hand.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Zorua is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Zoroark, 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 I would not recommend using Zorua in a deck.  I say this because Zorua has a below average hp and only one decent move.  This card is not that bad but I wouldn't use it.  If you choose to use this card in your deck, of course you'll want to use Scratch most turns unless you need a specific card from your deck, then you would use Nasty Plot.  But especially if you're using this card without Zoroark, I wouldn't put two energy cards on this card in case it gets knocked out.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average basic Pokemon card from the X and Y set.  This card has a low hp, and one of the two moves it has isn't the greatest (Nasty Plot) but overall it could be used in a deck if you really need one more card to use.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Krookodile -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Krookodile Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Krookodile from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  Krookodile is a stage 2, darkness type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Krookodile does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Bother, for three energy cards, two colorless and one darkness, this move does 50 damage, plus if you get a heads when flipping a coin, your opponent cannot play any supporter cards during their next turn.  Krookodile's second and final move is called Knock Back, this move requires four energy cards, two each of darkness and colorless, and does 80 damage, plus your opponent must switch their active Pokemon with one of their benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Krookodile is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Sandile into play and then evolve it into Krokorok before you can evolve Krokorok into Krookodile, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last couple of days.  Both of these cards are average so they could be used in a deck without Krookodile, but of course you'd like to use them with their final evolution.  Because Krookodile is at least an average card, you can definitely use this entire Pokemon family in a deck.  I would like to zone in specifically on this Krookodile card and its move called Knock Back.  Because this move does 80 damage and then sends that Pokemon to the bench, it is pretty much a spread damage type move, so you'll want to include this Pokemon in a spread damage type deck.  I wouldn't include more than a 3-2-2 line of Sandile, Krokorok, and Krookodile in your deck since all three evolutions are slow, but this line is definitely a line a deck can be built around.  Krookodile would be your main Pokemon and then you would need several Pokemon with moves that do 10 or 20 damage to each of your opponent's benched Pokemon.  That way you could use Knock Back several turns, retreat it to your bench, and spread damage around using that other Pokemon, knocking out multiple Pokemon at once.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average stage 2 Pokemon card from the X and Y set that would work perfectly in a spread damage type deck.  The reason I'm not giving this card more than an average rating is because of its slowness and high retreat cost.  But overall, this Pokemon family could definitely be used in a deck and get a 4 out of 5 rating from me, individually each of the Pokemon in this line were 3 out of 5.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Krokorok -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Krokorok Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Krokorok from the X and Y Pokemon card set.  Krokorok is a stage 1, darkness type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Krokorok does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Crunch and for two colorless energy cards this move does 20 damage plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin the defending Pokemon must have an energy card discarded from it.  Krokorok's second move is called Darkness Fang, this move does 60 damage for three energy cards, two darkness and one colorless.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Krokorok is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Sandile into play (I reviewed Sandile from this set yesterday) and then evolve Sandile into Krokorok.  Krokorok does have a stage 2 evolution in Krookodile that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed that card yet, the strategy below will act like Krokorok is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review of Sandile you'll know that I thought it was an average to slightly below average basic Pokemon card that had a high hp, retreat cost, and two moves, both doing a good amount of damage but both moves being fairly slow.  I recommended against using that card in a deck on its own because of its slowness.  Knowing that Sandile is slow as well as Krokorok, if you choose to use the first two Pokemon in this line without Krookodile, I wouldn't use more than a 1-1 line in a darkness type deck.  I would evolve Sandile into Krokorok on the bench and try and use Darkness Fang every time in the active Pokemon spot, of course if you have less than three energy cards on it you'll have to use Crunch instead which could be useful early on in the game by buying time allowing you to set up your bench Pokemon while your opponent's Pokemon is unable to attack.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average stage 1 Pokemon card from the X and Y set.  Sandile from this family was a slightly below average 3 out of 5, but this Krokorok is a solid 3 out of 5.  Besides having a high retreat cost, everything else on this card is pretty average.  So if you're building a darkness type deck, this Pokemon line wouldn't be the worst line to put in your deck.  Overall I would rate Sandile and Krokorok from this set a 3 out of 5, both individually were 3s.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Sandile -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Sandile Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Sandile from the X and Y Pokemon card set.  Sandile is a basic, darkness type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Sandile does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Ram, this move does 20 damage for two colorless energy cards.  Sandile's second move is called Darkness Fang, this move requires three energy cards, two darkness and one colorless, and does 50 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Sandile is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Krokorok and a stage 2 evolution in Krookodile, which I'll be reviewing the next two days, you'll more than likely want to use those cards with this Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed those cards yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolutions.  So on its own, even though this card has two moves that do plenty of damage, I would not use this card in a deck.  The main reason for saying this is that Sandile is too slow for my liking and it has too high of a retreat cost.  If you do choose to use this card in your deck, definitely don't use more than one, and use whatever move you have the energy cost for when attacking.  Because this card is so slow, it would be better to set this card up on your bench.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average to slightly below average basic Pokemon card from the X and Y set.  This card can do a lot of damage and has a high hp, but it is too slow requiring two and three energy cards to attack plus its retreat cost is extremely high.  So if you're looking for a basic Pokemon card to use in your darkness type deck, this one is worthy of a look but I'd probably look elsewhere first.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
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