Thursday, August 21, 2014

Buneary -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Buneary Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Buneary from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Buneary is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Buneary does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Bounce, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 10 damage, however when you use this move, you must switch Buneary with one of your benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Buneary is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Lopunny, 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 you I would not recommend using this card in a deck.  I say this because the only move Buneary has, Bounce, requires two energy cards to do below average damage, and if you aren't using Lopunny in your deck, there is really no reason to keep two energy cards on Buneary on the bench because you'll just want to use Buneary as a starter type Pokemon and then be done with it for the game.  So if you really want to use this card in a deck, make sure to not use more than one of these, set up Buneary in the active Pokemon spot early in the game, and be prepared to move one of your benched Pokemon into the active Pokemon spot as soon as Buneary attacks.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  So for me, this is a way below average Basic Pokemon card from the Flashfire set.  Even though this card has some good things going for it, like an average HP, and low retreat cost, I really don't like the only move this card has and this is making me give this card such a low rating, I really see no use for this card at all without Lopunny, so if you need a Basic Pokemon card to complete your deck, I would recommend looking elsewhere for one.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Miltank -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Miltank Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Miltank from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Miltank is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 100, it has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Miltank does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Powerful Friends, this move requires one colorless energy card and does 10 damage plus 70 more damage if you have any Stage 2 Pokemon on your bench.  Miltank's other move is called Hammer In, this move requires three colorless energy cards and does 60 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Miltank 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 would definitely think about putting one of these cards in any type deck as both a starter type Pokemon and as a quicker card to use late in the game when you have some Pokemon on the bench already, like a Stage 2, that way you can either do 10 damage early in the game and eventually work your way up to doing 60 damage a turn with Hammer In, or if you have a Stage 2 Pokemon on your bench later in the game, you only have to put two energy cards on Miltank and then you can do 80 damage a turn with Powerful Friends and retreat Miltank after a couple of turns putting that Stage 2 card into play.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very powerful Basic Pokemon card from the Flashfire set and one that is an above average card.  I would definitely look at using this card in any of the decks I would build because it can use any type of energy as well as the fact that it can attack quickly and do major damage.  So if you need one more card in your deck or are just lacking some power, I would definitely recommend at least looking at this card for your deck.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Furret -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Furret Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Furret from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Furret is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Furret does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Buried Treasure Hunt, this move requires one colorless energy card and allows you to look at the top 4 cards of your deck and put 2 of the 4 you draw into your hand.  Furret's second move is called Slam, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 30 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip two coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Furret is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Sentret into play (I reviewed Sentret from this set yesterday) and then evolve Sentret into Furret.  If you read yesterday's review of Sentret you'll know that I thought that card was a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card because of its lower HP, but other than that was a good Basic Pokemon card because it had a low retreat cost, and two average moves.  So knowing this about Sentret and taking a look at this Furret card, if you want to use this line in a deck, I wouldn't recommend using more than a 1-1 line, I would just put this line into a deck if you need a couple more cards to make it 60, since these cards can work in any deck.  I would try and get Furret into the active Pokemon spot early in the game so it has the possibility of knocking out Basic Pokemon in one move with Slam, if you get 2 heads.  Also, early in the game you could use Buried Treasure Hunt, because it is never a bad thing to draw cards, and it should help you early on in the game.  I personally would not use this line in a deck just because there really isn't anything special about either of these cards and neither can do major damage every single time.

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 Flashfire set.  Besides having a low retreat cost and average hp, the two moves that Furret has are average at best and neither can for sure do a lot of damage, so for those reasons I'm giving this card a below average rating.  Actually, both Sentret and Furret in this Pokemon family have received 2 ratings from me and I would rate the both of them combined as a 2 as well, I would look for other Pokemon to use in your deck before I would use these ones.

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Sentret -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Sentret Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Sentret from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Sentret is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Sentret does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Scratch, this move requires one colorless energy card and does 10 damage.  Sentret's second move is called Tail Smack and for two colorless energy cards, this move does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Sentret is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Furret, 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 you could definitely use this card in any type deck since it can use any type energy cards to attack and it has two moves that both require little energy to use.  So if you wanted to use this card in a deck, I would not use any more than 2 of these and they would be both used as starter type Pokemon, just trying to get this Pokemon into the active Pokemon spot early, getting two energy cards on it, using Tail Smack every turn and then setting up your benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card that could have easily been a 3 rating if it would have had an HP of 60.  But because it didn't I am going to give it a lower rating because this card is good to use at the beginning of the game, but just that 10 HP difference later in the game could make a big difference.  So if you're building a deck, and need one more Basic Pokemon card to use, this card wouldn't be the worst one out there and definitely deserves at least a look.

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