Sunday, June 26, 2016

Ho-Oh EX -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Ho-Oh EX BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Ho-Oh EX from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Ho-Oh EX is a basic, EX, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 180. It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Ho-Oh EX does have an Ability which is called Purifying Fire and says that once per turn, if Ho-Oh EX has an fire energy attached to it, you can heal 50 damage from it.  Besides the Ability, Ho-Oh EX just has one move called Elemental Feather that requires three energy cards to use, one each of grass, water, and lightning, and does 130 damage, plus 30 damage to one of your opponent's benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Ho-Oh 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.  So knowing this about Ho-Oh EX, there is really no feasible way to use this card in a deck since it really requires four different energy types to use, fire, grass, water, and lightning, so unless you have that many energy card types in your deck, do not use this card.  Of course, Elemental Feather is a great move for three energy cards, but since it requires so many different types to use, it is just going to be too hard to get set up.  So I cannot recommend using this card in a deck, in my opinion, this card is mainly for collectors.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very poor EX Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint set.  Overall, this card has a solid HP, average retreat cost, a good Ability and powerful move, but like I've said above, because this card requires so many different energy types, it is pretty much unusable, thus getting a low rating from me.

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Stantler -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Stantler BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Stantler from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Stantler is a basic, 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.  Stantler does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Mystifying Horns, for one colorless energy card this move allows you to confuse the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when flipping a coin.  Stantler's second move is called Big Charge and for two colorless energy cards this move does 30 damage plus 50 more damage if you have a Mega evolution on your bench.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Stantler 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 way I would even consider using this card in a deck is if I had at least one Mega EX in my deck, that way I could just put one double colorless energy card on Stantler and keep it on the bench until I get a Mega in play, then take advantage of Stantler's Big Charge move and do 80 damage a turn for only 1 energy card.  If I'm not playing any Mega EX cards in my deck, I would not use this card at all, since Mystifying Horns is a coin flip based move and Big Charge only does average damage.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average Basic Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint set.  Other than just being limited, damage wise, if not using a Mega EX card, this card is pretty decent overall, requiring only colorless energy cards to attack, having a low retreat cost, and a solid HP.  So if you're building a deck, this card requires some consideration.

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Dunsparce -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Dunsparce BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Dunsparce from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Dunsparce 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.  Dunsparce does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Call for Family and for one colorless energy card this move allows you to search your deck for a Basic Pokemon and put it onto your bench.  Dunsparce's second move is called Ram and for one colorless energy card this move does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Dunsparce 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, this card makes for a perfect starter type Pokemon in any type deck.  It requires only one energy card to attack, colorless type at that, and both moves can be utilized early on.  Call for Family can be used to set up your bench and Ram can be used to do above average damage every turn.  Later on in the game, this card isn't quite as good, but if you can get this card into the active Pokemon spot to start the game, your team will be off to a great start.  I would consider using up to 4 of these in a deck, just to make sure you can get this card in the active Pokemon spot to start.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a slightly above average Basic Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint set.  Other than just being a little limited later in games, this card is very good overall, with a solid HP, and two quick moves that both do good things.  So if you're looking to build a deck, definitely consider this Dunsparce card.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Raticate BREAK -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Raticate BREAK Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Raticate BREAK from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  The way a BREAK card works is that you place it on top of the Pokemon with the exact name, so this card would be placed on top of Raticate, so basically this card is a Stage 2 card.  It is placed horizontally on the card it evolves from and can use that Pokemon's Abilities and Attacks as well as what is on the BREAK card.  Raticate BREAK is a BREAK (essentially a Stage 2), colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110.  It has the same weakness, resistance and retreat cost as the Raticate you're evolving it from.  Raticate BREAK does not have an Ability and it only has one moved called Super Fang, this move requires two colorless energy cards to use and allows you to put damage counters on the defending Pokemon until it just has 10 HP left.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Raticate BREAK is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Rattata into play and evolve it into Raticate before you can evolve Raticate into Raticate BREAK.  I have reviewed both Rattata and Raticate from this set previously and if you've read those reviews you'll know that I thought both cards were below average, Rattata was extremely poor with a really low HP and only one move that couldn't do any damage, Raticate was a little bit better since it had a free retreat cost, but it also had a low HP and couldn't do any damage other than inflicting a special condition.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at this Raticate BREAK card, if you're building a deck with Pokemon that have free or low retreat costs, this line should definitely be used in that deck.  You can set this line up on the bench, using a 1-1-1 line, then when a high HP Pokemon is put into the active Pokemon spot, you can put Raticate BREAK into the active Pokemon spot and get it down to only 10 HP, then switch out Raticate BREAK the next turn for a Pokemon that can do at least 10 damage.  You can continue this pattern throughout the game to knock out all of your opponent's Pokemon in 2 turns.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a very good BREAK Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint set.  I really like the one move that this card has and it makes it easy to take down a Pokemon with a high HP, the only downfall to this card is that it has such a low HP, meaning if the Pokemon you're facing can do major damage, Raticate will get knocked out in one move.  Overall, I would give this line a 3 out of 5 rating, it is definitely worth looking at with how good Raticate BREAK is.

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