Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Mega Pidgeot EX -- Evolutions Pokemon Card Review

Mega Pidgeot EX Evolutions Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of M Pidgeot EX from the XY Evolutions Pokemon Card Set.  Mega Pidgeot EX is a Mega Evolution, EX, colorless type Pokemon card with a HP of 220. It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a free retreat cost.  Mega Pidgeot EX does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Mach Cyclone, for three colorless energy cards this move does 130 damage, plus you may have your opponent switch their active Pokemon with a benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
Before I start with the strategy, remember that this card is a Mega Evolution card and an EX card so if you use this card in your deck and it gets knocked out, your opponent gets to take two prize cards instead of one and when you evolve an EX card into its Mega Evolution, your turn ends, you cannot do anything else.  So knowing these things, you'll always want to use Mega Evolution cards with caution, and you'll always want to use the appropriate Spirit Link trainer card to evolve the EX card into its Mega EX form so you don't have to end your turn.  So knowing how Mega EX cards work and knowing that Pidgeot EX from this set is solid overall, having two good moves, one that copies the move recently used on Pidgeot and the second which does 80 damage to the defending Pokemon and 20 damage to a benched Pokemon of your opponent's, this card makes perfect sense to use with Pidgeot EX.  So with Pidgeot EX, you can easily put it into the active Pokemon spot to start the game and use Mirror Move to copy the opposing Pokemon's move, then if you can't get Mega Pidgeot into play right away you could spread damage around with Feather Lance and do 100 total damage a turn, what you'll want to remember is that both of the Pokemon in this line only require colorless energy cards so they can be used in any type deck and can be used with Double Colorless energy making both Pidgeot and Mega Pidgeot's slowest moves take only 2 energy cards.  Ideally, this line would be used in a spread attack type deck, you could do 20 damage to a couple of benched Pokemon with Pidgeot's Feather Lance move, then start using Mach Cyclone to continuously move either already damaged Pokemon into the active Pokemon spot, or do 130 damage a turn to several Pokemon in a row, then move something into the active Pokemon spot that does 20 or more damage to all of your opponent's benched Pokemon knocking multiple out at once.  Either way, if you're looking to do some major damage with your deck, and fairly quickly, this is definitely a line to use.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is one of the best Mega EX cards from the Evolutions set, plus it isn't a reprint of previous Mega EX cards like some of the others in this set.  Overall, this card is pretty powerful, doing 130 damage a turn to the defending Pokemon, but what makes it even better is that you can essentially spread damage around with this attack by utilizing Mach Cyclone's second half of the attack and forcing the opponent to switch their active Pokemon after being attacked, thus setting up for multiple knock outs later in the game.  In addition to the powerful move on Mega Pidgeot, a free retreat cost means you can move this card in and out of the active Pokemon spot at will, without having to waste energy cards.  Together with Pidgeot EX from this set, which I gave a 3 out of 5 rating, I would give these two Pokemon combined a 5 out of 5 rating, all because the two cards work so well together, and fit into so many decks.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Mega Pidgeot EX from the XY Evolutions set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Rattata, which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

Free Pokemon TCG Online Code Cards:
Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
True or False?  In the English TCG, this Mega Pidgeot card has the highest HP of all Pidgeot cards.
Please respond with the correct answer and a link to your YouTube channel. 24 hours from now I will be randomly selecting a correct response to my question and sending a private message to this person with a free code on YouTube.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Pidgeot EX -- Evolutions Pokemon Card Review

Pidgeot EX XY Evolutions Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Pidgeot EX from the XY Evolutions Pokemon Card Set.  Pidgeot EX is a basic, EX, colorless type Pokemon card with a HP of 170. It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Pidgeot EX does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Mirror Move, for one colorless energy card this move does the same amount of damage that your opponent's Pokemon did to Pidgeot EX during their last turn.  Pidgeot EX's second move is called Feather Lance, for three colorless energy cards this move does 80 damage, plus it does 20 damage to one of your opponent's benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Pidgeot EX is a basic Pokemon card you won't need to use any other cards with this card.  But remember, because this card is an EX card, if this card is knocked out, two prize cards are taken instead of one.  Pidgeot EX does have a Mega EX in this set, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, so you'll want to make sure and read that review.  On its own, the first thing I want to point out is that this card is a colorless type Pokemon card, meaning that it can be used in any type deck, or you could use Double Colorless energy cards with it, making Feather Lance need only 2 energy cards instead of 3.  Ideally, this card would be kept on the bench until a powerful attacking Pokemon is put into the active Pokemon spot by your opponent, then you can move Pidgeot EX into the active Pokemon spot, let it take damage for one turn, of course, less than 170, and then use Mirror Move the next turn to do up to 160 damage for only one energy card.  This is a risky strategy to use, since it would be quite easy to knock out Pidgeot EX the next turn, but being able to do 160 damage in one turn for only one energy card isn't something you see done often.  Feather Lance isn't that great of a move overall, especially on an EX, but like I mentioned, if you use a Double Colorless energy card and 1 Basic energy card, for 2 energy cards it is a much better move, and makes Pidgeot eligible to be used in a spread attack type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average EX Pokemon card from the XY Evolutions set.  To me, there are lots of options and strategies you can use Pidgeot EX in, but overall, it is neither terrible or amazing.  So if you're looking for some power, from a card that can use any type energy, this is a one to consider.  I would really wait until tomorrow's review and see what Mega Pidgeot EX is like to know if this line should be used in a deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Pidgeot EX from the XY Evolutions set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Mega Pidgeot EX, which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

Free Pokemon TCG Online Code Cards:
Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
True or False?  This is the first English set to include Pidgeot as an ultra rare.
Please respond with the correct answer and a link to your YouTube channel. 24 hours from now I will be randomly selecting a correct response to my question and sending a private message to this person with a free code on YouTube.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Clefairy -- Evolutions Pokemon Card Review

Clefairy XY Evolutions Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Clefairy from the XY Evolutions Pokemon Card Set.  Clefairy is a basic, fairy type Pokemon card with a 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.  Clefairy does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Sing, for one colorless energy card this move puts the defending Pokemon to sleep if you get a heads when flipping a coin.  Clefairy's second move is called Metronome, for three colorless energy cards, this move allows you to use one of your opponent's Active Pokemon's attacks and use it as Clefairy's attack.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Clefairy is a Basic evolution Pokemon with a Stage 1 evolution in Clefable, it is always a good idea to use the full line together, however, there isn't a Clefable in this set, since there wasn't one in the Base Set, but it first appeared in the Jungle set.  Because of this, I will be reviewing Clefairy on its own, but the newest set to feature Clefable would be BREAKpoint.  So, on its own, I would not recommend using Clefairy in a deck, the main reason for this is its low HP, because of how low the HP is, you can really only use this card the first turn in the game, if used later in the game, it is pretty much guaranteed for a one hit knock out.  If you do decide to use Clefairy in the active Pokemon spot, attaching a Trick Coin Pokemon Tool card to Clefairy would give you a better chance at putting the defending Pokemon to sleep when using Sing.  Metronome would be a great move if Clefairy had a higher HP, but the move is too slow to be that great, the only way you could use it would be to set up Clefairy on the bench and when the defending Pokemon has a high attack that would knock itself out, you could put Clefairy into the active Pokemon spot and use Metronome, just know, Clefairy will more than likely be knocked out the next turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Clefable, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card, all due to its low HP.  Other than that, I do like the fact Clefable has two moves, one that can inflict a special condition and the other that can do some major damage when facing a powerful Pokemon.  But, without using Clefable in your deck, I would not recommend using Clefairy on its own.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Clefairy from the XY Evolutions set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Pidgeot EX, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

Free Pokemon TCG Online Code Cards:
Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
How does Clefairy evolve into Clefable? 
Please respond with the correct answer and a link to your YouTube channel. 24 hours from now I will be randomly selecting a correct response to my question and sending a private message to this person with a free code on YouTube.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Hitmonchan -- Evolutions Pokemon Card Review

Hitmonchan XY Evolutions Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Hitmonchan from the XY Evolutions Pokemon Card Set.  Hitmonchan is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with a HP of 90.  Hitmonchan has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Hitmonchan card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Jab, for one fighting energy card this move does 30 damage.  Hitmonchan's second move is called Special Punch and for three energy cards, two fighting and one colorless, this move does 90 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Hitmonchan is a basic Pokemon card with no evolution forms, you'll only have to use this card in a deck if you want to use Hitmonchan.  So knowing this, this card would make an excellent starter type Pokemon in a fighting type deck, and 4 of these could easily be used in a deck.  You can get this card into the active Pokemon spot the very first turn and do 30 damage the first two turns, then do 90 damage starting the 3rd turn.  What makes this card an excellent starter type Pokemon is that it can attack for one energy card, do well above average damage when attacking, and it has a high retreat cost for such a quick attacking Pokemon.  Other than having two colorless energy cards for its retreat cost, this is a pretty perfect card, this is a straight up attacking card that should be in most fighting type decks out there, if you're looking for Basic Pokemon to use.  This card was also featured in the Evolutions theme deck featuring Mewtwo, so even the Pokemon company knew this card was good.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion this is a well above average Basic Pokemon card from the XY Evolutions set.  Like I mentioned in the strategy section of this post, other than requiring one more energy card to retreat than its Jab move, this card is outstanding.  It is an amazing starter type Pokemon, yet can be set up on the bench and be used later in the game, no matter how you use this card, it is one powerful attacker, and I highly recommend it!

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Hitmonchan from the XY Evolutions set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Clefairy, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

Free Pokemon TCG Online Code Cards:
Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
What is the name of Hitmonchan's baby evolution form?
Please respond with the correct answer and a link to your YouTube channel. 24 hours from now I will be randomly selecting a correct response to my question and sending a private message to this person with a free code on YouTube.