Sunday, August 28, 2016

Bronzor -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Bronzor Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Bronzor from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  Bronzor is a basic, metal type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Bronzor does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Iron Defense, for one metal energy card this move prevents all effects of attacks done to Bronzor during its next turn if you get a heads when flipping a coin.  Bronzor's second move is called Hammer In and for two energy cards, one each of metal and colorless, this move does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Bronzor is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Bronzong, 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 is okay, and could be used as a starter type Pokemon because you can defend yourself the first turn with Iron Defense and then the second turn and the turns thereafter do 20 damage a turn.  I myself would probably pass on using this card in a deck with Bronzong just because it requires two energy cards to do damage and requires that same amount of energy cards to retreat.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Bronzong, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card.  I do like that this card has a solid HP and two moves, but this card is slow on the attack, one move is based off of a coin flip, and you have to give up all energy cards needed to attack when retreating.  So if you are building a metal type deck, there are definitely much better metal type cards out there to use.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Wormadam 59/124 -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Wormadam Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Wormadam from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  This is the third and final Wormadam card I'll be reviewing from this set, previously I've reviewed the grass and fighting type ones.  This Wormadam card is a stage 1, metal type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Wormadam does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Strike Back, for one metal type energy card this move does 20 damage times the number of damage counters on this Pokemon.  Wormadam's second move is called Iron Head and for three energy cards, two colorless and one metal, this move does 60 damage plus 20 more damage for each heads you get when you flip a coin until you get a tails.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Wormadam is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Burmy into play (I reviewed Burmy from this set a few weeks ago) and then evolve Burmy into Wormadam.  Like I said above, there are two other Wormadam cards in this set, which I'll be comparing further down in this post, plus Burmy has another Stage 1 evolution in Mothim which I have reviewed previously as well.  If you read my review of Burmy, you'll know that I thought that card was a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card, mainly because it was so limited in what it could do, just having one move that could do a maximum of 10 damage per turn.  But other than that, it was solid overall, with an average HP and low retreat cost.  So knowing this about Burmy and looking at this Wormadam card, this card would work best if you have a Pokemon that does major damage with a move but also does damage to your own Pokemon, you could then move Wormadam into the active Pokemon spot with even 50 damage on it and do 100 damage a turn for only one energy card.  So that is the main strategy I would use with this card, but be prepared to quickly heal damage from this set and then possibly retreat it to get damage on it again.  Iron Head is an average move but takes longer to set up, but with the Trick Coin trainer may do a good amount of damage.  So if you're building a metal type deck, this Pokemon family is worth a look, I would consider using a 1-1 line.  Looking at all three Wormadam cards in this set, you can't really say one is that much better than another since they are all different types and require distinct types of energy, all are pretty good in my opinion.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a slightly above average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Fates Collide set.  There really isn't any negatives on this card, has a better than average HP, and two good moves both with potential to do well above average damage.  So no matter the type of deck you're building, metal, grass, or fighting, the Burmy-Wormadam line is one to use, I would give all of these lines a 3 out of 5 rating.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Mandibuzz -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Mandibuzz Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Mandibuzz from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  Mandibuzz is a stage 1, darkness type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110. It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Mandibuzz does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Bone Drop, for one colorless energy card this move does 60 damage to one of your opponent's Pokemon that has an Ability on it.  Mandibuzz's second move is called Cutting Wind and for three energy cards, two colorless and one darkness, does 80 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Mandibuzz is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Vullaby into play (I reviewed Vullaby from this set yesterday) and then evolve Vullaby into Mandibuzz.  If you read yesterday's review of Vullaby, you'll know that I thought it was a very poor Basic Pokemon card, despite the fact that it had two moves, an average HP, and a low retreat.  In my opinion it was very poor because it required three energy cards to do actual damage, did well below average damage, and the first move it had was based on a coin flip.  So knowing how bad Vullaby from this set is and looking at this Mandibuzz card, if you're building a darkness type deck or spread attack type deck, I would use a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family, of course evolving Mandibuzz on the bench.  If using a spread attack type deck style, you could use a card that does 10 or 20 damage to all Pokemon in play a couple of turns then in the active Pokemon spot use Bone Drop to knock out your opponent's Pokemon one by one.  Of if you want to win by brute force, Cutting Wind does well above average damage for three energy cards.

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 Fates Collide set.  There really isn't any negatives with this card, it has an above average HP, low retreat cost, and two great moves, one attacking benched Pokemon and the other doing well above average damage.  So you can't go wrong with having this card in a deck, together with Vullaby, which I gave a 1 out of 5 rating, I would give these two Pokemon a 3 out of 5 rating.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Vullaby -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Vullaby Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Vullaby from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  Vullaby is a basic, darkness type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Vullaby does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Leer and for one colorless energy card this move paralyzes the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when flipping a coin.  Vullaby's second move is called Cutting Wind and for three energy cards, two colorless and one darkness, this move does 40 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Vullaby is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Mandibuzz, 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, the strategy is quite simple, do not use this card!  I say this because you need three energy cards on this card in order to attack and even then, it isn't smart to put that many energy cards on a card with an HP of only 60, and Cutting Wind does well below average damage anyway.  Also, there is no reason to use this card as a starter type Pokemon and try and paralyze the defending Pokemon every turn to give you time to set up your own Pokemon because that move requires a coin flip, meaning you won't necessarily get a heads every turn.  So unless you just love Vullaby and want to use it in your deck, stay away from this card.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Mandibuzz, this is a well below average card.  I do like that it has two moves and a solid HP, but neither move is very good and it is just way too slow on the attack.  So definitely look elsewhere for Basic, darkness type Pokemon cards to use in your deck.

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