Thursday, April 24, 2014

Yveltal EX Full Art -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Yveltal EX and Yveltal EX Full Art from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  Yveltal EX is a basic, EX, darkness type Pokemon card with an hp of 170. It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Yveltal does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Evil Ball, this move requires two energy cards, one each of colorless and darkness, and does 20 damage plus 20 more damage for each energy card attached to both Yveltal and your opponent's active Pokemon.  Yveltal EX's second move is called Y Cyclone, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one darkness, and does 90 damage, unfortunately after using this move you have to move an energy card attached to Yveltal to one of your benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Yveltal EX is a basic Pokemon card you won't need to use any other cards with this card.  But remember, because this card is an EX card, if this card is knocked out, two prize cards are taken instead of one.  So knowing this, this card is in my opinion that good that I would build a darkness type deck around it.  I would include at least two Yveltal EX cards in your deck and set both of them up on the bench putting at least 3 energy cards on each of them.  Then when you have three energy cards or more on one of your Yveltal and your opponent's Pokemon is all set up, move this card into the active Pokemon spot and use Evil Ball right away to hopefully knock the defending Pokemon out.  All you would have to do is put 4 energy cards on Yveltal EX to be able to do 100 damage per turn with Evil Ball plus more damage if the defending Pokemon had any energy cards on it.  So if you're considering building a darkness type deck, this card is one I would suggest using and even building your deck around it.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an amazing EX card from the X and Y set.  Not only does this card have a good hp, but both of its moves are very good with Evil Ball being absolutely amazing and a devastating move to your opponent.  I have always liked cards where you can stack up energy cards on them and they can do massive damage and this is one of those cards.  So if you like powerful, attacking cards, this card is for you!

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Yveltal -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Yveltal Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Yveltal from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  Yveltal is a basic, darkness type Pokemon card with an hp of 130, it has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Yveltal does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Oblivion Wing, this move requires one darkness energy card and does 30 damage.  Besides doing the 30 damage, this move also allows you to move a discarded darkness energy card to one of your benched Pokemon.  Yveltal's second move is called Darkness Blade, this move requires three energy cards, two darkness and one colorless, and does 100 damage.  However, when using this move, you must flip a coin, if you get a tails you can't attack during your next turn.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Yveltal 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, I definitely wouldn't base a deck around Yveltal alone because if you're aren't extremely lucky, this card isn't going to average more than 50 damage a turn, but this card could definitely be used in a deck but I wouldn't use more than 2.  You could try and use this card as a starter type Pokemon and use Oblivion Wing many times while setting up your benched Pokemon or you could set Yveltal up on the bench, put three energy cards on it and later in the game when you have plenty of energy cards in your discard pile you could move it into the active Pokemon spot and use Oblivion Wing to get those energy cards back, or you could use Darkness Blade to try and knock out your opponent's active Pokemon in one move.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an above average basic Pokemon card from the X and Y set.  The thing I like most about this card is its high hp but couple that with the fact it can do 30 damage from the get go with only one energy cards and this card is definitely going to be a staple in almost all darkness type decks out there.  Darkness Blade is a great move if you only plan on using it once and then retreating, but make sure to know that you may end up only being able to use that move once every other turn and averaging 50 damage a turn.  Overall this is a great card that should definitely be in plenty of decks.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Malamar #77/146 -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Malamar Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Malamar from the Pokemon XY Card Set.  This is the second of two consecutive Malamar cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Malamar 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 retreat cost.  Malamar does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Mental Panic, this move requires one colorless energy card and does 30 damage to your opponent's active Pokemon, plus if your opponent tries to attack during their next turn they must flip a coin and if they get a tails they can't attack.  Malamar's second move is called Puncture, this move does 70 damage for three energy cards, two darkness and one colorless.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Malamar is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get one of the two Inkay cards from this set onto your bench and then evolve Inkay into Malamar.  I have reviewed both Inkay cards from this set the past two days as well as the other Malamar card.  After reviewing all of those cards, you'll want to use the Inkay numbered 75 and this Malamar card in a darkness type deck.  Both of these Pokemon can attack quickly and are very good overall.  So if you're building a darkness type deck, I would include up to a 3-2 line of this family.  You can move either Pokemon into the active Pokemon spot whenever and when you get Malamar into play you'll want to use Puncture most turns unless you're afraid Malamar will get knocked out its next turn then you could use Mental Panic instead and hope your opponent flips a tails when flipping a coin.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a very good stage 1 Pokemon card and a card that should definitely be used in most darkness type decks out there.  I like that it has a high hp and two very good, powerful moves.  The only downside on this card is the retreat cost, but the cost to retreat is still lower than its move with the highest energy cost.  Overall, I would give the line of Inkay and Malamar from the X and Y set, at least the ones I said to use, a 4 out of 5 rating, both Pokemon are very good.  Individually I gave Inkay a 3 and Malamar a 5.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Malamar #76/146 -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Malamar Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Malamar from the Pokemon XY Card Set.  This is the first of two consecutive Malamar cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Malamar 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 one colorless energy retreat cost.  Malamar does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Mental Trash, this move requires one darkness energy card and this move makes your opponent flip 4 coins, for each tails they get they must discard a card from their hand.  Malamar's second move is called Distortion Beam, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one darkness, and does 30 damage, plus if your opponent gets a heads when they flip a coin their active Pokemon is put to sleep, if they flip a tails they are confused.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Malamar is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get one of the two Inkay cards from this set onto your bench and then evolve Inkay into Malamar.  I have reviewed both Inkay cards from this set the past two days and the one I reviewed yesterday, number 75/146 is the Inkay I would recommend using with this Malamar card.  However this is a mute point because I wouldn't use this line at all in a deck.  I say this because neither of Malamar's moves are very good and for three energy cards you should be able to do a lot more damage than just 30.  But if you choose to use this line of Inkay and Malamar in your deck, don't use more than a 2-2 line and use whichever move you have the necessary energy for and the move that does the most 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 X and Y set.  Even though this Malamar card has a high hp, low retreat cost, and two moves I'm still giving it a below average rating because neither of its moves are very good.  Together with the two Inkay cards from this set, I would give this family a 2 out of 5 rating, it shouldn't be used in darkness type or any type of decks out there.

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