Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Carbink -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Carbink Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Carbink from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  Carbink is a basic, fairy type Pokemon card with an hp of 70, it has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to darkness type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Carbink's Ability is called Jewel Armor and says that as long as Carbink is on the bench, all damage from your opponent's attacks on Carbink have no effect.  Besides the Ability, Carbink has just one move called Spin Tackle, this move requires three energy cards to use, two colorless and one fairy, and does 60 damage, however you must flip a coin when using this move and if you get a tails, you must do 20 damage to Carbink.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Carbink is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  With that being said, if you somehow know that your opponent uses a heavy spread damage type deck, it may be worth it to include one of these cards in your deck just so you can keep it on the bench and not take any damage, if you don't know this, there is no reason to use this card in a deck at all.  It has a slightly above average HP but that is about the extent of it being above average.  I don't like its higher retreat cost and the one move it does have, does do average damage for the amount of energy cards required, but you may end up doing damage to yourself, so it isn't worth it.  Plus, you can't use this card as a starter type Pokemon since it requires three energy cards to attack.  So if I were building a fairy type deck, I would look elsewhere for Pokemon to use.

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 Roaring Skies set.  Like I said in the strategy section of this post, I like Carbink's HP and its Ability isn't bad if you know what your opponent is planning, other than that, this card is too slow and not powerful enough to warrant use in a deck.

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Monday, August 3, 2015

Togekiss 46/108 -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Togekiss Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Togekiss from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of the Togekiss cards I've reviewed from this set.  Togekiss is a stage 2, fairy type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to darkness type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Togekiss card has an Ancient Trait called Evolution that says you may evolve Togetic into Togekiss in the same turn that you put Togetic onto your bench.  Besides the Ancient Trait, Togekiss also has an Ability called Serene Grace that says you may look at the top 8 cards in your deck and choose as many basic energy cards as you find in those 8 cards and attach them to your Pokemon in any way that you'd like.  Besides the Ancient Trait and Ability, Togekiss just has one move, this move is called Fairy Wind and requires three energy cards to use, two colorless and one fairy, and does 60 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Togekiss is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Togepi into play and then evolve it into Togetic before you can evolve Togetic into Togekiss, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last few days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought both cards were below average, I gave Togepi a 1 out of 5 rating, mainly because of its extremely low HP but the one move it had did do average damage, but it also let the opponent draw a card.  I gave Togetic a 2 out of 5 rating, this card also had a low HP, but it did have one decent move out of the two moves it had letting you move three energy cards from your discard pile back into your deck.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and also knowing there is another Togekiss card in this set which I reviewed yesterday, looking at this specific Togekiss, I would really recommend this card not as a Pokemon to put in the active Pokemon spot, but a Pokemon to keep on your bench the entire game.  I would only include a 1-1-1 line of Togepi, Togetic, and Togekiss, then get Togekiss on the bench as soon as possible, also make sure to include ways of getting energy cards to the top of your deck, so when you use Togekiss' Ability, you'll have a majority of energy cards in those top 8 cards and you can then set up your Pokemon extremely fast.  Besides the great Ability, the one move that this card has is average at best.  So comparing the two Togekiss cards from this set, yesterday's card is better in my opinion if you want the potential to do major damage or to spread damage around, if you would rather get your Pokemon set up pretty fast and only be able to do average damage, this is the Togekiss card for you.

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 Roaring Skies set.  Like I said in the previous section, this card isn't as powerful as yesterday's Togekiss card, but I do like its Ability and the fact you can basically skip right over Togetic because of Togekiss' Ability.  Just like yesterday, I am going to give this Pokemon line combined a 2 out of 5 rating, but overall this Togekiss is better with the other two Pokemon.

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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Togekiss 45/108 -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Togekiss Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Togekiss from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two Togekiss cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Togekiss is a stage 2, fairy type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to darkness type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Togekiss does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Powerful Slap, this move requires one colorless energy card to use and does 50 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip coins equal to the amount of energy cards attached to Togekiss.  Togekiss' second move is called Aura Sphere, this move requires three energy cards to use, two fairy and one colorless, and does 70 damage, plus the move does 20 damage to one of your opponent's benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Togekiss is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Togepi into play and then evolve it into Togetic before you can evolve Togetic into Togekiss, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last two days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought both cards were below average, I gave Togepi a 1 out of 5 rating, mainly because of its extremely low HP but the one move it had did do average damage, but it also let the opponent draw a card.  I gave Togetic a 2 out of 5 rating, this card also had a low HP, but it did have one decent move out of the two moves it had letting you move three energy cards from your discard pile back into your deck.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at this Togekiss card, if you want to use this Togekiss card in your deck, make sure to evolve this entire line on the bench and not use more than 1 of each of these Pokemon in your deck.  If you're building a fairy type deck or a spread damage type deck, this card could be useful since it can either do major damage, at least potentially, or do damage to the active Pokemon and benched Pokemon.  If you wanted to use this card for Powerful Slap, you'll want to attach a Trick Coin trainer card to this card so that you have two chances at getting a majority heads, also make sure to have at least 3 energy cards attached to Togekiss when using this move.  If you use this card in a spread damage type deck, Aura Sphere is the move you'll want to be using.

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 Roaring Skies set.  This is easily the best card in this entire Pokemon family that I've reviewed so far, and there really isn't anything that I dislike about this card.  Both of the moves are good, and the card has an average HP and retreat cost.  Combined with Togepi and Togetic from this set, I can't give the three cards combined more than a 2 out of 5 rating, unless you really love Togekiss, I wouldn't use this line in a deck.

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Togetic -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Togetic Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Togetic from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card set.  Togetic is a stage 1, fairy type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to darkness type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Togetic does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Go Fetch, for one fairy type energy card this move allows you to shuffle 3 basic energy cards from your discard pile into your deck.  Togetic's second move is called Fairy Wind, this move requires three energy cards to use, one fairy and two colorless, and does 40 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Togetic is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Togepi into play (I reviewed Togepi from this set yesterday) and then evolve Togepi into Togetic.  Togetic does have a stage 2 evolution in Togekiss that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed those cards yet, since there are two, the strategy below will act like Togetic is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read my review of Togepi, you'll know that I wasn't a fan of that card.  It had an extremely low HP of 40, and the only move it had, although quick and doing 10 damage, it let your opponent draw a card.  So knowing this about Togepi and looking at this Togetic card, I wouldn't recommend using either of these two cards in a fairy type deck.  The only thing good about Togetic is its Go Fetch move, but you could use Trainer cards or other Pokemon to accomplish this same thing.  Outside of this move, Togetic is mightily underpowered, doing only 40 damage for three energy cards when most Pokemon can do 60 or more damage.

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 card from the Roaring Skies set, the only thing I like about this card is its first move allowing you to move energy cards from your discard pile to your deck.  Other than that, just like Togetic from this set, this card is underpowered and has a low HP.  So together with Togepi from this set, I would give the two cards a 1 out of 5 rating, I would stay away from these two Pokemon.

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