Saturday, July 22, 2017

Tentacruel -- Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Review

Tentacruel Guardians Rising Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Tentacruel from the Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Set.  Tentacruel is a Stage 1, Water type Pokemon card, with a HP of 110. It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Tentacruel does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  Poison Sting is the first move that this card has, for two Colorless Energy cards this move does 30 damage, plus it Poisons the defending Pokemon.  Seething Tentacles is Tentacruel's second move, for three Colorless Energy cards, this move does 40 damage, plus either 40 more damage if you get a heads when flipping a coin, or paralysis for the defending Pokemon if you flip a tails.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Tentacruel is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Tentacool into play (I reviewed Tentacool from this set yesterday) and then evolve Tentacool into Tentacruel.  If you read yesterday's review of Tentacool, you'll know that I thought it was an average Basic Pokemon card overall.  The card had a solid HP, low retreat cost, and a move that required one Colorless Energy card and did 10 damage.  So knowing this about Tentacool and looking at this Tentacruel card, you could definitely start the game with Tentacool in the Active Pokemon spot, use it for a turn, then evolve it into Tentacruel the next, allowing you to Poison the defending Pokemon and do 30 damage the second turn of the game.  One thing I do like about this line is that both cards only require Colorless Energy cards to attack, meaning the line can be used in any type deck.  I would recommend this card more if you're already building a deck that includes Pokemon that inflict special conditions, this Tentacruel card would fit right in.

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 Guardians Rising set.  Like I mentioned above, I think this card is solid overall, it does have a great HP, and two good moves, both doing a fair amount of damage.  The only downside to this card is it is a little slow on the attack, and could end up doing below average damage when using Seething Tentacles.  Together with Tentacool from this set, I would give both Pokemon a 3 out of 5 rating, they make for a solid line overall.

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Tentacool -- Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Review

Tentacool Guardians Rising Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Tentacool from the Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Set.  Tentacool is a Basic, Water type Pokemon card with a HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Tentacool does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  Its only move is called Sludge Shock, for one Colorless Energy card this move does 10 damage and makes your opponent's Active Pokemon unable to heal itself during your opponent's next turn.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Tentacool is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Tentacruel, 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 certainly be used as a starter type Pokemon, since it has a solid HP, low retreat cost, and can attack for only one Energy card.  I like the fact that Sludge Shock requires a Colorless Energy card, meaning it can be used in any type deck, however, since it just has the one move, it is limited, so I would not recommend using many of these in a deck without Tentacruel.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Tentacruel, this is an average Basic Pokemon card from the Guardians Rising set.  Like I mentioned above, this card is solid all around, with a good move, low retreat cost, and average HP.  The only thing holding this card back is that it is limited with only one move and only being able to do a maximum of 10 damage.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Alolan Ninetales GX -- Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Review

Alolan Ninetales GX Guardians Rising
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Alolan Ninetales GX from the Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Set.  Alolan Ninetales GX is a Stage 1, Water type Pokemon card, with a HP of 210.  It has a x2 weakness to Metal type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Alolan Ninetales does not have an Ability but it does have three moves.  Its first move is called Ice Blade, for two Colorless Energy cards this move does 50 damage to one of your opponent's Pokemon.  The second move on this card is called Blizzard Edge, for three Energy cards, two Water and one Colorless, this move does 160 damage, however you must discard 2 Energy cards from Alolan Ninetales after using this move.  The third move on this card is Alolan Ninetales' GX move, it is called Ice Path and for two Colorless Energy cards it allows you to move all damage counters from Alolan Ninetales GX to your opponent's Active 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 Alolan Ninetales card, so you do not need to first play Alolan Ninetales and then evolve it into Alolan Ninetales GX, instead you can evolve Alolan Vulpix directly into Alolan Ninetales 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.  If you read my review of Alolan Vulpix from this set, you'll know that I thought it was an average Basic Pokemon card overall, I liked how it could do both damage and find Pokemon in your deck for two Energy cards or less, and I recommended using it as a starter type Pokemon.  So knowing this about Alolan Vulpix and looking at this GX card, this card would work in a spread attack type deck since it can do 50 damage to any one of your opponent's Pokemon in play.  This card can also do major damage with both Blizzard Edge and Ice Path GX, but because the first move you must discard 2 Energy cards after using and the second move you can only use once, in my opinion, there isn't much of a reason to use this card outside of in a spread attack type deck, and even then, there are better cards out there to use, ones that don't let your opponent have two Prize cards when defeated.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a below average Stage 1 Pokemon GX from the Guardians Rising set.  Although this card has a solid HP and three moves, all doing a good amount of damage, there just isn't enough on this card for me to want to use it in a deck, there are just too many consequences when attacking.  Together with Alolan Vulpix from this set, I would give these two cards a 2 out of 5 rating, I would recommend looking elsewhere.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Alolan Vulpix -- Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Review

Alolan Vulpix Guardians Rising Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Alolan Vulpix from the Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Set.  Alolan Vulpix is a Basic, Water type Pokemon card with a HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to Metal type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Alolan Vulpix does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Beacon, for zero Energy cards, this move allows you to search your deck for up to 2 Pokemon and put them into your hand.  Alolan Vulpix's second move is called Icy Snow, for two Colorless Energy cards, this move does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Alolan Vulpix is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Alolan Ninetales GX, 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, if your deck has a lot of Pokemon that are evolution Pokemon, like Stage 1, Stage 2, Mega EX, etc, this is a perfect starter type Pokemon card to use in your deck, you can start the game with Alolan Vulpix in the Active Pokemon spot and for no Energy at all, get those Pokemon onto your Bench.  If you're using 4 Double Colorless Energy cards in your deck, Icy Snow requires only one Energy card to use, therefore allowing you to do damage or find Pokemon with this card.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Alolan Vulpix, this is an average Basic Pokemon overall.  Like I mentioned above, if you normally have Trainer cards in your deck to find Pokemon to put into play, this Alolan Vulpix card can replace those Trainer cards.  So, regardless of the type of deck you're building, I think this card should be considered.

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