Sunday, November 19, 2017

Seadra -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Seadra Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Seadra from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card set.  Seadra is a Stage 1, Water type Pokemon card, with a HP of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  This card does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that Seadra has is called Water Arrow, for one Water Energy card, this move does 30 damage to one of your opponent's Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Seadra is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Horsea into play (I reviewed Horsea from this set yesterday) and then evolve Horsea into Seadra.  Horsea does have a Stage 2 evolution in Kingdra, 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 Seadra is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read my review of Horsea, you'll know that I thought that card was an average to slightly below average Basic Pokemon card.  The card had a solid HP, could attack for only one Energy, and had a low retreat cost, the only thing negative with the card was that it was limited by having only one move that could do a maximum of only 10 damage.  Knowing this about Horsea and looking at this Seadra card, this card is very similar to Horsea, in just having the one move that requires only one Energy card, and this move being able to attack any of your opponent's Pokemon in play, but instead of doing 10 damage 30.  While this card can certainly do more damage than Horsea, as a Stage 1 Pokemon, it is limited by having a low HP, so this is another below average card overall and a line I would shy away from unless Kingdra in this set is excellent.

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 Burning Shadows set.  Although I like that this card can attack quickly and do 30 damage to any Pokemon in play, this card has too low of a HP and is too restricted by having only one move to want me to use in a deck.  Together with Horsea from this set, which is very similar, I would give these two cards a 2 out of 5 rating, the same rating I gave each card individually.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Horsea -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Horsea Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Horsea from the Burning Shadows set.  Horsea is a Basic, Water type Pokemon card with a HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  This card does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move on this card is called Water Arrow, for one Water Energy card, this move does 10 damage to one of your opponent's Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Horsea is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Seadra, and a Stage 2 evolution in Kingdra, 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 Horsea does not have any evolution forms and that it will be used on its own.  On its own, because this card just has one move, it isn't worth using, but as a start to this entire line, it is a great card to use, especially in a deck that benefits from spreading damage around.  I like that Water Arrow doesn't state you have to attack a Benched Pokemon, so all of the 6 potential Pokemon in play are fair game.  Other than having only one move, this card does have a solid HP and low retreat cost, making it pretty average overall.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average to slightly below average Basic Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  Like I mentioned above, it doesn't make any sense using this card on its own because it only has one move, making it extremely limited later in games, but as a start to the Seadra and Kingdra line, this is a great start!

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
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Friday, November 17, 2017

Alolan Ninetales -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Alolan Ninetales Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Alolan Ninetales from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Alolan Ninetales is a Stage 1, Water type Pokemon card, with a HP of 110. It has a x2 weakness to Metal type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Luminous Barrier is this card's Ability, it says that it prevents all effects of attacks, including damage, done to Alolan Ninetales, by your opponent's Pokemon GX or Pokemon EX.  Besides the Ability, this card has one move called Aurora Beam, for three Energy cards, one Water and two Colorless, this move does 80 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Alolan Ninetales is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Alolan Vulpix into play (I reviewed Alolan Vulpix from this set yesterday) and then evolve Alolan Vulpix into Alolan Ninetales.  If you read yesterday's review of Alolan Vulpix, you'll know that I thought it was below average overall, especially compared to the Alolan Vulpix in the Guardians Rising set, so if you have the choice, definitely use the Guardians Rising one.  Taking a look at this Alolan Ninetales, this is a pretty amazing card to use in a deck, mainly because of its Luminous Barrier Ability.  Because Pokemon GX and EX cards are so popular in today's game, this is an easy way to potentially prevent your opponent from being able to attack at all, plus, if you're using 4 Double Colorless Energy cards in your deck, for two Energy cards, one Water and one Double Colorless Energy, you can do 80 damage per turn.  Add in the fact that this card has a weakness to Metal type Pokemon, which isn't very popular, a low retreat cost, and an above average HP, and there is no reason to not include this card in a Water type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is one of the best Pokemon cards in the Burning Shadows set, and is a card I use in one of my decks for the competitive TCG.  Like I mentioned above, this card has a great HP, awesome Ability, powerful move, and low retreat cost.  The only downside to this card is that its only move does require three Energy cards, so it may be slow on the attack.  But again, if you're looking to stop GX or EX cards, this is a great card to use!  Together with the Alolan Vulpix from this set, I would give the two cards a 4 out of 5 rating, definitely use the Guardians Rising Alolan Vulpix.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Alolan Vulpix -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Alolan Vulpix Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Alolan Vulpix from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Alolan Vulpix is a Basic, Water type Pokemon card with a HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to Metal type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Alolan Vulpix does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move on this card, called Powder Snow, does not require any Energy to use, if you get a heads when flipping a coin, the defending Pokemon is Asleep.  Icy Snow is the name of this card's second move, for two Water Energy cards, this move does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Alolan Vulpix is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Alolan Ninetales, 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, I would not recommend using this card in a deck, unless you can't do better than 30 damage for two Water Energy cards.  There is an Alolan Vulpix card from the Guardians Rising set that I like much better than this card, it is the same in having an identical HP, weakness, and retreat cost, plus two moves with the same attack costs, except for that card allows you to search your deck for up to 2 Pokemon and put them into your hand and do 20 damage for two Colorless Energy.  So between the two Alolan Vulpix cards out there, the one in Guardians Rising is much better.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Alolan Ninetales this is a below average Basic Pokemon card.  Like I stated above, the main reason I'm giving this card a below average rating is because it is nowhere near as good as the Alolan Vulpix in Guardians Rising, and you need two Water Energy cards to do damage when attacking with this card.  Overall, the card isn't terrible, it does have a solid HP, two moves, and a low retreat cost, but with better options out there, there is no reason to use this card.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
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