Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Electivire -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Electivire Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Electivire from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Electivire is a stage 1, lightning type Pokemon card, with an hp of 120.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Electivire does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Tag Team Spark, this move requires one lightning energy card and does 20 damage plus 20 more damage attached to your Magmortar.  Electivire's second move is called Gigavolt, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one lightning, and does 60 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin the move does 30 more damage, or if you get a tails the defending Pokemon is paralyzed.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Electivire is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Electabuzz into play (I reviewed Electabuzz from this set yesterday) and then evolve Electabuzz into Electivire.  If you read yesterday's review of Electabuzz, you'll know that I thought that card was a very solid Basic Pokemon card with a good HP and two average moves that could easily be used in a deck on its own.  So knowing this about Electabuzz and looking at this Electivire card, I would definitely recommend using this line in a deck.  If you want to utilize Tag Team Spark, you'll also want to use the line of Magmar and Magmortar from this set to pump up the attack on Tag Team Spark, but even if you don't use this line, I would still consider using a 1-1 or a 2-2 line of this family.  I would definitely try to get three energy cards on Electivire as soon as possible and then use Gigavolt every turn, not only does this move do average damage for the amount of energy cards it requires but it does either extra damage or paralyzes the defending Pokemon.  If you get Electivire into play before it has three energy cards on it, you'll have to use Tag Team Spark and do 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set.  This card is definitely a good Stage 1 Pokemon card, it has a really high HP, a move that is quick in only requiring one energy card to use, and a powerful attack that does 60 damage minimum.  So you can definitely not go wrong using this card in your lightning type deck, and together with Electabuzz, I give these two cards a 4 out of 5 rating, individually I gave Electabuzz a 3 and Electivire a 4.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
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Monday, September 22, 2014

Electabuzz -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Electabuzz Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Electabuzz from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Electabuzz is a basic, lightning type Pokemon card with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Electabuzz does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move that this card has is called Light Punch, this move requires one lightning energy card and does 10 damage.  Electabuzz's second move is called Ambush, this move requires two energy cards, one each of lightning and colorless, and does 20 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin, this move does 40 damage total instead of 20.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Electabuzz is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Electivire, 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 this card could definitely be used as a starter type Pokemon in a lightning type deck.  You could easily use 1 or 2 of these in your deck, trying to get one of them into the active Pokemon spot to start the game.  You would use whichever move you have the necessary energy cards for, and once you get two energy cards on Electabuzz you would then be able to set up your benched Pokemon.  Ambush is the move to use when you can because if you get a heads both times you use it, or at least once out of two turns, you should be able to knock out most Basic Pokemon cards that have an evolution.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, this is an average Basic Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set.  There really isn't anything too bad or anything spectacular on this card, it is just solid all around.  The HP on this card is good, but the retreat cost is a tad high, so they balance each other out.  Electabuzz's two moves are both average which makes this card a candidate for a starter type position in a lightning type deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
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How many English sets has Electabuzz been a rare holo in?
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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Raichu -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Raichu Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Raichu from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Raichu is a stage 1, lightning type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Raichu does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Thunder Shock, for two energy cards, one each of lightning and colorless, this move does 30 damage, plus it paralyzes the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when flipping a coin.  Raichu's second move is called Electro Ball, this move requires three energy cards, two lightning and one colorless, and does 80 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Raichu is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Pikachu into play (I reviewed Pikachu from this set yesterday) and then evolve Pikachu into Raichu.  If you read yesterday's review of Pikachu, you'll know that I thought that card was a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card.  It had everything you would like on a Basic Pokemon card except for a move that requires only one energy card to use, because of that I gave the card a 2 rating instead of a 3, but I stated that if you really needed one more card for your deck, that card could definitely be used.  So knowing this about Pikachu and looking at this Raichu card, I would definitely consider using a 1-1 or a 2-2 line of this Pokemon family in a deck.  You could get Pikachu or Raichu into the active Pokemon spot early and use Thunder Shock first and then move on to Electro Ball, or you could set up Raichu on the bench, get three energy cards on it, and then move it to the active Pokemon spot and do 80 damage every single turn with Electro Ball.  A very nice thing about this card is that it has a low HP for the amount of damage it can do, so you can easily play this card later in the game and retreat it for basically nothing.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set.  There really isn't anything that I dislike about this card.  Raichu is fairly quick on the attack, and both moves this card has do above average damage.  The only thing actually average on this card is its HP, which can always be made higher by using Potion cards on Raichu when battling.  So overall, if you're building a lightning type deck, I would definitely recommend using this line, together, I would give Pikachu and Raichu a very solid 3 out of 5 rating, individually Pikachu was a 2 and Raichu was a 4.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Pikachu -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Pikachu Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Pikachu from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Pikachu is a basic, lightning type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Pikachu does not have an Ability and it only has one move, the only move this card has is called Thunder Shock, for two energy cards, one each of colorless and lightning, and does 20 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin the active Pokemon of your opponent's is paralyzed.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Pikachu is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Raichu, 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 consider using one of these cards in a lightning type deck.  I would try and get it into the active Pokemon spot early in the game, get two energy cards on it and use Thunder Shock every turn.  The earlier in the game you use Pikachu the more time you'll have to set up your benched Pokemon, because if you paralyze the defending Pokemon and make them unable to attack, 60 HP will go a lot farther than it should.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, this is a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set.  Like I said, this card could be used in a deck on its own, but I would use only 1 at the most.  This card has an average HP, one good move, but it does take a while to use, and a low retreat cost.  So I would recommend looking for better lightning type cards out there to use, but if you really like Pikachu or need one more card for your deck, this one isn't that bad.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
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