Thursday, July 31, 2014

Flabebe #63/106 -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Flabebe #63/106 Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Flabebe from the Flashfire set.  This is the second of two Flabebe cards I've reviewed from this set.  Flabebe is a basic, fairy type Pokemon card with an hp of 40.  It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to darkness type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Flabebe does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Razor Leaf, this move requires one colorless energy card and does 10 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Flabebe is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Floette and a stage 2 evolution in Florges, which I'll be reviewing the next few days, you'll more than likely want to use those cards with this Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed those cards yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolutions but I will compare the two Flabebe cards I've reviewed in this post.  So on its own, I would not use this card in a deck because it has too low of an hp and is too limited on what it can do since Flabebe only has one move.  This card however can fit into any type deck because Razor Leaf requires a colorless energy card, so if you do include this card in a deck, it can be in any type deck, but you'll definitely not want to use more than one of these cards and get it into the active Pokemon spot early since it has such a low hp.  Between the two Flabebe cards in this set, neither one is very good, both having just one move a piece, but because yesterday's Flabebe card can impact more Pokemon with its only move, that is the one I would recommend to use if you have to use one.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very poor Basic Pokemon card from the Flashfire set.  Besides having a very very low hp, the only move it has is pretty average which makes the card very limited.  I would not recommend at all using this card in a deck and would recommend the other Flabebe card in this set or to wait for another Flabebe card to come along.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Flabebe #62/106 -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Flabebe #62/106 Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Flabebe from the Flashfire set.  This is the first of two Flabebe cards I'll be reviewing on my blog.  Flabebe is a basic, fairy type Pokemon card with an hp of 40.  It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to darkness type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Flabebe does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Aromatherapy, this move requires one fairy type energy card and heals 10 damage from each of your Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Flabebe is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Floette and a stage 2 evolution in Florges, which I'll be reviewing the next few days, you'll more than likely want to use those cards with this Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed those cards yet and I haven't even reviewed the second Flabebe card from this set, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolutions or knowing which Flabebe card is better.  So on its own, I may consider using one of these cards in a deck just so it can heal all of my other Pokemon, but you'll definitely not want to use this card as a starter type Pokemon because it can't do any damage when attacking and it has a really low hp.  So if you want to use this card in a deck, make sure to not use more than one, I would wait until many of your Pokemon have damage on them, then move Flabebe into the active Pokemon spot, use Aromatherapy a couple of turns, then retreat it before it gets knocked out.  Because Flabebe has such a low hp, make sure later in the game, if you move Flabebe into the active Pokemon spot, it can at least last a turn without getting knocked out.

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 that to me is between a 1 and a 2 rating.  Besides not being able to do any damage when attacking and having a very low hp, this card is actually a card I would consider using in a deck just because it can help all of your Pokemon in play that have damage on them, but because Flabebe really is pretty horrible, it would be pretty risky to use more than 1 or use this card at all in a deck.  So if you're building a fairy type deck, this card may work in the deck, but you're taking an awfully big risk playing it in your deck.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Durant -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Durant Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Durant from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Durant is a basic, metal type Pokemon card with an hp of 70, it has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Durant does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Chip Off, this move requires one colorless energy card and allows you to discard your opponent's hand at random until they have 4 cards left in their hand.  Durant's second move is called X-Scissor, this move requires two energy cards, one each of metal and colorless, and does 20 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin, it does 20 more damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Durant 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're building a metal type deck and need a starter type Pokemon card for that deck, this Durant card is definitely a card to consider.  I could see myself using 1 or 2 of these cards in a deck, I would try and get Durant into the active Pokemon spot as early in the game as possible, that way Chip Off would definitely discard plenty of cards from your opponent's hand and X-Scissor would be able to knock out some weaker Pokemon in 2 turns for sure.  What is nice about this card is that it has a low retreat cost, so if you have to play it later in the game, you should be able to retreat it no problem.

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 Flashfire set.  I like pretty much everything about this card and if you're using this card as a starter type Pokemon it will work well.  It has an above average hp, low retreat cost, and two average to slightly above average moves.  So you definitely can't go wrong with considering this card for your metal type deck.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Forretress -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Forretress Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Forretress from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Forretress 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 three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Forretress's Ability is called Thorn Tempest, this Ability allows you to put 1 damage counter on each of your opponent's Pokemon when you move Forretress from your hand to evolve a Pineco card in play.  Forretress's only move is called Iron Crash, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 20 damage plus 20 more damage for each colorless energy in your opponent's retreat cost.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Forretress is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Pineco into play (I reviewed Pineco from this set awhile ago since it was a grass type card) and then evolve Pineco into Forretress.  If you read my review of Pineco from this set you'll know that I thought the card was a little below average but still a solid Basic Pokemon card because it only had the one move that did 20 damage for two energy cards.  However, because Forretress has such a high retreat cost, if you use this line in your deck, I would try and keep Pineco on the bench so you can utilize Forretress's Ability when evolving and then you can give Forretress time to get set up, and you can also wait for your opponent to put a card into the active Pokemon spot that has at least a 3 energy card retreat cost, thus allowing Iron Crash to be able to do 80 damage a turn for only two energy cards.  Even though Pineco and Forretress are two different types, you can use them in any type deck since both cards only require colorless energy cards.  I would definitely consider this line in a deck and would use a 1-1 or a 2-2 line, and would for sure include this line if I was building a spread damage type deck.

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.  I say this because I like pretty much everything about this card except for its high retreat cost, and a cost that requires more energy cards than is needed on Forretress to attack.  Other than the high retreat cost, Forretress has an above average HP, a very good Ability, and a awesome move.  Together with Pineco from this set, I would give the line a 4 out of 5 rating, I only gave Pineco a 2 rating, but together these two cards are very good.

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