Thursday, June 22, 2017

Trumbeak -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Trumbeak Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Trumbeak from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card set.  Trumbeak is a Stage 1, Colorless type Pokemon card, with a HP of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to Lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Fighting type Pokemon, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Trumbeak does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Bullet Seed, for one Colorless Energy card this move does 20 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip 4 coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Trumbeak is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Pikipek into play (I reviewed Pikipek from this set yesterday) and then evolve Pikipek into Trumbeak.  Pikipek does have a Stage 2 evolution in Toucannon, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed that card yet, the strategy below will act like Trumbeak is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read my review of Pikipek, you'll know I thought that card was below average overall, mainly due to its low HP, other than that, the one move it did have was solid, doing up to 20 damage for only one Colorless Energy card.  So knowing this about Pikipek and looking at this Trumbreak card, this card is similar to its Basic evolution form, having one decent move, but a low HP.  Because of this, I would pass on using the first two Pokemon in this line without using Toucannon.  The only way I would use this line without Toucannon would be if you're already using multiple Trick Coin Trainer cards in your deck, that way, you have two chances at doing major damage when using Bullet Seed.

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 Sun and Moon set.  Similarly to Pikipek from yesterday, this card has the potential to do a good amount of damage when attacking, but because it has a low HP and only one move, I am giving it a below average rating overall.  Together with Pikepek, these two Pokemon get a 2 out of 5 rating from me.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Pikipek -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Pikipek Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Pikipek from the Sun and Moon set.  Pikipek is a Basic, Colorless type Pokemon card with a HP of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to Lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Fighting type Pokemon, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Pikipek does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move on this card is called Rock Smash, for one Colorless Energy card this move does 10 damage plus 10 more damage if you get a heads when flipping a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Pikipeak is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Trumbeak, and a Stage 2 evolution in Toucannon, which I'll be reviewing the next couple of days, you'll more than likely want to use some of those Pokemon with this card, however, since I have not reviewed any of those cards yet, I will just act like Pikipek does not have any evolution forms and that it will be used on its own.  On its own, although this card has potential to do above average damage as a starter type Pokemon in a deck, because it has a below average HP and its only move is based off of a coin flip, I would recommend passing on this card.  If you plan on using this Pikipek card to start off this line in a deck, it is a good start, just not that good of card on its own.

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 Sun and Moon set.  Like I stated above, the main thing working against this card is its below average HP, other than that, this card has a low retreat cost, and the potential to do up to 20 damage per turn when attacking.  On its own, I wouldn't recommend using this card, but it is a good start to the line.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Stoutland -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Stoutland Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Stoutland from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Stoutland is a Stage 2, Colorless type Pokemon card, with a HP of 150.  It has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Stoutland does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Ferocious Bellow, for three Colorless Energy cards this move does 50 damage, plus it makes the move your opponent uses during their next turn do 50 less damage.  Stoutland's second move is called Hammer In, for four Colorless Energy cards, this move does 120 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Stoutland is a Stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Lillipup into play and then evolve it into Herdier before you can evolve Herdier into Stoutland, 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 overall.  Lillipup had a solid HP, and could do up to 40 damage per turn, but of the two moves it did have, only one could do damage, and that move required two Energy cards to attack.  Herdier was similar to Lillipup in that it had a solid HP and a low retreat cost, but Herdier's one move was slow and under-powered, the only reason you'd want to use the card was for its Ability, which you could utilize from the Bench.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at this Stoutland card, if you want to use this entire line in a deck, I would set it up on the Bench, therefore utilizing Herdier's Ability and making it so Stoutland can attack as soon as it gets into the Active Pokemon spot, also, I would recommend using 4 Double Colorless Energy cards in your deck, so Stoutland could do 120 damage for only two Energy cards.

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 Sun and Moon set.  With the caveat of using Double Colorless Energy cards as opposed to Basic Energy cards, this card is very solid overall, able to do above average damage for both of its moves and having the potential to fit into any type deck, as well as be a more defensive card with its Ferocious Bellow move.  Altogether, with Lillipup and Herdier from this set, I would give this line a 2 out of 5 rating, although Stoutland is solid, the first two Pokemon in this line weigh the entire line down too much.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Herdier -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Herdier Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Herdier from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card set.  Herdier is a Stage 1, Colorless type Pokemon card, with a HP of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Herdier's Ability is called Treasure Hunt and says that when you play Herdier from your hand to evolve one of your Pokemon, you may put and Item card from your discard pile into your hand.  Besides the Ability, this card has just one move called Bite, for three Colorless Energy cards, this move does 50 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Herdier is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Lillipup into play (I reviewed Lillipup from this set yesterday) and then evolve Lillipup into Herdier.  Lillipup does have a Stage 2 evolution in Stoutland, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed that card yet, the strategy below will act like Herdier is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read my review of Lillipup, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon overall, at least on its own.  The card couldn't be used as a starter type Pokemon since it required two Energy cards to attack, so it was slow, however, it could do up to 40 damage per turn for only two Colorless Energy cards and it did have an average HP and low retreat cost.  So knowing this about Lillipup and looking at this Herdier card, the only reason you'd want to play this card is for its Ability, since you can retrieve an Item card from your discard pile when evolving Lillipup into Herdier.  Herdier's only move, Bite, does below average damage, and there are lots of Pokemon out there that can do either more than 50 damage for three Energy cards, or do 50 damage for less than three Energy cards.  So, unless you can continuously evolve and devolve Herdier on the Bench, I would pass on using this line.

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 Sun and Moon set.  Similarly to Herdier, this card is somewhat solid overall, having a good HP, low retreat cost, plus one move and an Ability, but the only thing that is above average overall is its Ability, other than that, there is no reason to use this card.  Combined with Lillipup from this set, I would give this line a 2 out of 5 rating.

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