Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sandile -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Sandile Flashfire Pokemon Card Review
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Sandile from the Flashfire 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 two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Sandile does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Surprise Attack, this move requires two energy cards, one each of darkness and colorless, and does 40 damage.  However, when using this move, you have to flip a coin, if you flip a tails the move does nothing.

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, and there actually isn't a Krookodile card in this set, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolutions.  So on its own, I would not recommend using this card in a deck.  I say this because Sandile has only one move and that move may end up doing 0 damage every single turn because it is a coin based move.  So unless you're using this card with Sandile's evolution, I would not recommend using this card in a deck.  If you do use this card in a deck, your only option would be to use Surprise Attack every turn, and the earlier in the game you get this card into play the better this card will work.  Doing 40 damage a turn should knock out almost all Basic Pokemon cards in 2 moves or less.

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 Flashfire set.  I was debating whether to give this card a 1 or a 2 rating, but because the only move this card does have has the possibility to do 40 damage and Sandile has an above average hp, I am giving it a 2.  The reason I would give this card such a low rating is because the only move Sandile has is pretty bad if you don't get a heads when you flip a coin.  So if you're building a darkness type deck, I would look elsewhere first.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Skuntank -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Skuntank Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Skuntank from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Skuntank is a stage 1, darkness type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Skuntank does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Push Down, this move requires two energy cards, one each of darkness and colorless, and does 30 damage, plus it makes your opponent switch their active Pokemon with one of their benched Pokemon.  Skuntank's second move is called Acid Spray, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one darkness, and does 70 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin your opponent must discard an energy card attached to the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Skuntank is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Stunky into play and then evolve Stunky into Skuntank.  There are actually two Stunky cards in this set and I've reviewed them the past two days, I prefer the the first Stunky card from this set, card #53/106 because both of the moves that card is better than the moves on the second Stunky card from this set.  No matter which Stunky card you choose to use, I would probably keep it on the bench to evolve it into Skuntank, I say this because Skuntank is fairly slow on the attack, if you keep it on the bench and put three energy cards on it, when Skuntank is moved to the active Pokemon spot it can use either move it has right away.  I would use a 1-1 line of Stunky and Skuntank if I were building either a darkness type deck or a spread damage type deck.  If I were building a spread damage type deck, I would use Push Down more often that Acid Spray, but any time the defending Pokemon would be knocked out by 70 damage or less, I would make sure to use Acid Spray.

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 Flashfire set.  This card isn't the flashiest card out there, but I like that it has an above average hp, and two very good moves.  I like how this card has a very powerful move in Acid Spray and a move that allows it to be used in spread damage type decks.  Overall, I would give the line of Stunky and Skuntank from the Flashfire set a 3 out of 5 rating, it is an average line that may be included in decks if you're lacking other cards.  Individually, I gave the Stunky cards from this set a 3 and a 2 rating and this Skuntank card a 4 rating.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Stunky #54/106 -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Stunky Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Stunky from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of two consecutive Stunky cards I've reviewed from the Flashfire set.  Stunky is a basic, darkness type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Stunky card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Collect, for one colorless energy card this move allows you to draw a card.  Stunky's second move is called Spray Fluid, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one darkness, and does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Stunky is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Skuntank, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Skuntank card.  However since there are two Stunky cards in this set, you should know which one of these cards to use with that Stunky card and if you should use either of the Stunky cards on their own.  If you were to use one of the two Stunky cards from this set on their own, I would recommend using the Stunky card that I reviewed yesterday because both moves it has are better than the moves on this card.  So I would not recommend using this Stunky card in a deck.  However, if you choose to use this card, I wouldn't use more than one in a deck, and I would probably use it early in the game for its Collect move.  I probably wouldn't use Spray Fluid just because it takes so long to set up and it doesn't do very much damage since most moves that require 3 energy cards do 60 damage.

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 Flashfire set.  I would not use this card in a deck, but the card does still have two moves, a solid hp, and a low retreat cost, so it isn't all bad.  But if you're looking to use a Stunky card in your darkness type deck, I would highly recommend the other Stunky card from this set over this one.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Stunky #53/106 -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Stunky Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Stunky from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  There are actually two different Stunky cards in this set, and I'll be reviewing both in the next two days.  Stunky is a basic, darkness type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Stunky card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Smokescreen, for one darkness energy card this move allows you to flip a coin during your opponent's next turn if they try and attack, if they get a tails, their move does nothing.  Stunky's second move is called Slash, for two colorless energy cards, this move does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Stunky is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Skuntank, which I'll be reviewing in two days since there are two Stunky cards in this set, you'll more than likely want to use one of these Stunky cards with Skuntank.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet or even the other Stunky card, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution or knowing which Stunky card is better.  So, on its own I probably wouldn't use this card in a deck.  I say this because neither of the moves this card has are that amazing and even though Slash is the move I would use most turns, it does require two energy cards and Smokescreen is a coin based move and one that probably won't do that much anyway even if you make your opponent flip a tails.  Because if you were to use this card in a deck, you wouldn't use more than 1 and you would want to use it as a starter type Pokemon getting it into the active Pokemon spot early in the game, then you could use Smokescreen the first turn and Slash after that, so even if your opponent couldn't attack their first turn, Smokescreen is really only stopping about 10 damage.

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 Flashfire set.  Even though I wouldn't use this card in a deck, I am giving this card an average rating because it has a good hp, low retreat cost, and two moves, neither of which are terrible.  So if you're looking to build a darkness type deck, you can definitely consider this card but I would look hard elsewhere first.

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