Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hawlucha -- BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Review

Hawlucha BREAKthrough Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Hawlucha from the BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Set.  Hawlucha is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with an 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.  Hawlucha does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called High Jump Kick, for one fighting energy card this move does 20 damage.  Hawlucha's second move is called Skyward Kick and for two fighting energy cards, this move does 40 damage, this move is also not affected by resistance.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Hawlucha 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 fighting type deck, this card is a must have in that deck, it is the perfect starter type Pokemon, so I could see putting up to four of these in a deck.  Attach a Fighting Fury Belt trainer from the BREAKpoint set to this card and it has 120 HP and can do 30 damage a turn for only one energy card.  The reason I am so high on this Hawlucha card is that it only requires one energy card to attack and does above average damage, plus it has a low retreat cost and can do up to 40 damage a turn.  So if you want a quick attacking, mildly powerful, Basic Pokemon card in your fighting type deck, look no further than this Hawlucha card.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very good Basic Pokemon card from the BREAKthrough set and a Basic Pokemon card that should be strongly considered for any fighting type deck out there.  Use this card as your first Pokemon in play and do 20 damage a turn from the get go all while able to set up your benched Pokemon.  So you cannot go wrong with Hawlucha in a fighting type deck.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Pancham -- BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Review

Pancham BREAKthrough Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Pancham from the BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Set.  Pancham is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Pancham does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  This move is called Pompous Punch, for two energy cards, one each of fighting and colorless, this move does 10 damage plus it allows you to discard a random card from your opponent's hand.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Pancham is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Pangoro, which isn't in this set, but is in BREAKpoint, you'll more than likely want to use the full evolution when using this line, but since there isn't a Pangoro card in this set, I'll just act like I plan on using Pancham on its own.  So, on its own, I cannot recommend using Pancham in a deck.  Not only is it slow to attack, when you do get two energy cards on Pancham and can attack, the move it has in under-powered, plus if you are forced to put this card into the active Pokemon spot in the case it is the only Basic Pokemon card you have in play, you have to put two energy cards on it to retreat it.  So unless you're using this card with a Pangoro card, I would stay away from this card at all costs.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Pangoro, this is a very poor Basic Pokemon card.  This card does have an average HP, but everything else on this card is below average, including its high retreat cost, and its slow, under-powered move.  So if you're building a fighting type deck, there are much better Basic Pokemon cards out there to use.

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Meloetta -- BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Review

Meloetta BREAKthrough Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Meloetta from the BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Set.  Meloetta is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 90, it has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Meloetta does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Accelerating Spin, for one colorless energy card, this move allows you to attach two fighting type energy cards from your discard pile to Meloetta, then switch Meloetta with one of your benched Pokemon.  Meloetta's second move is called Prima Rondo, for three energy cards, two colorless and one fighting, this move does 60 damage plus 50 more damage if this card has an psychic energy attached to it.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Meloetta 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, the only time when you would want to use this card in a deck is if you're building a dual type deck of psychic and fighting, that way, you can do 110 damage per turn with Meloetta for three energy cards.  So you'll want to keep this card on the bench until you get three energy cards on it, or move it into the active Pokemon spot later in the game, use Accelerating Spin one turn, getting two more energy cards on it, then wait until even later in the game to use it.  So like I said, if you're building a psychic and fighting type deck and need some power, this is definitely a card I would consider, especially if you attach a Fighting Fury Belt trainer card to this card, its HP will increase by 40 and its attack by 10 since it is a Basic Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average Basic Pokemon card that becomes well above average if used in a psychic and fighting type deck.  You can't go wrong doing 110 damage per turn for three energy cards, but because this card is a Basic Pokemon, it is slow on the attack, making this card average overall, but still a solid card to use in a deck.

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Gallade -- BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Review

Gallade BREAKthrough Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gallade from the BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Set.  Gallade is a stage 2, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 150.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Gallade's Ability is called Premonition and says that once per turn you may look at the top 5 cards of your deck and arrange them in any way that you'd like.  Besides the move, Gallade just has one move called Sensitive Blade, for two colorless energy cards this move does 60 damage plus 70 more damage if you played a supporter card that same turn.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Gallade is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Ralts into play and then evolve it into Kirlia before you can evolve Kirlia into Gallade, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them in the past on my blog.  If you've read my reviews of those cards, which are both Psychic type Pokemon, you'll know that I thought Ralts was an average Basic Pokemon card, having two moves, one that could heal damage and the other that could attack, however I thought Kirlia from this set was a below average Stage 1 Pokemon card, mainly because of its low HP, and the fact neither of its moves were that great, one move could be replaced by a trainer and the second move was based on a coin flip.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at Gallade, because neither of the first two forms of Gallade are that great, I would definitely consider just using 1 of each card in this line and then keeping this line on the bench the entire game just to utilize Gallade's Ability.  But if you do want to attack with this line, I would still set up the line on the bench and use Sensitive Blade every turn when in the active Pokemon spot, you'll want to try and find a way to use a Supporter card one turn, discard it the next turn, then retrieve it from the discard pile and put it back into play, thus allowing you to do 130 damage per turn with Sensitive Blade.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the BREAKthrough set.  I am mostly giving this card an above average rating based solely on its Ability, I think it is just that good.  But, Gallade's move is very good as well, so this card is definitely one you'll want to consider when building a psychic or a fighting type deck.  Altogether, I would give the line of Ralts, Kirlia, and Gallade from this set a 3 out of 5 rating.

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