Friday, September 30, 2016

Skiploom -- Steam Siege Pokemon Card Review

Skiploom Steam Siege Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Skiploom from the Steam Siege Pokemon Card set.  Skiploom is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an HP of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Skiploom does not have an Ability and its only move is called Splash, which does 20 damage for one colorless energy card.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Skiploom is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Hoppip into play (I reviewed Hoppip from this set yesterday) and then evolve Hoppip into Skiploom.  Skiploom does have a Stage 2 evolution in Jumpluff, 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 Skiploom is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read my review of Hoppip, you'll know that I thought that card was poor overall, mainly because of its low HP of 40.  Outside of that it was average, but because of that low HP, it was a card that couldn't be used in a deck.  So knowing this about Hoppip and looking at this Skiploom card, this card is pretty much identical.  For a Stage 1 Pokemon card to only have 70 HP is pretty sad and really makes it unusable.  Add in the fact it only has one move that does a maximum of 20 damage and there is a case not to use this card in a deck at all.  So unless you have to use this card to get to Jumpluff, do not use Hoppip or Skiploom in a deck on their own.

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 Steam Siege set.  This is another card in this Pokemon family with a really low HP, I do like that this card only requires one energy card to attack and does a fair amount of damage, but is very limited overall in what it can do.  Together with Hoppip from this set, I would give the two cards a 1 out of 5 rating, definitely stay away from these weak Pokemon.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Hoppip -- Steam Siege Pokemon Card Review

Hoppip Steam Siege Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Hoppip from the Steam Siege set.  Hoppip is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an HP of 40.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Hoppip does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Splash that does 10 damage for one colorless energy card.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Hoppip is a basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Skiploom, and a Stage 2 evolution in Jumpluff, 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 Hoppip does not have any evolution forms and that it will be used on its own.  On its own, this card is not usable, mainly because of its very low, almost Magikarp like HP.  You may be able to get away with the first turn of the game having this card in the active Pokemon spot and doing 10 damage with Splash, but after that, you're just asking for trouble.  So unless you're using this card with at least Skiploom, do not use this card in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very poor Basic Pokemon card from the Steam Siege set.  All you have to do is look at the HP to know about this card, this low HP overrides all of the other things on this card, like its low HP and solid move.  So like I said above, no reason to play this card in a deck on its own.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Tangrowth -- Steam Siege Pokemon Card Review

Tangrowth Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Tangrowth from the Steam Siege Pokemon Card Set.  Tangrowth is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Tangrowth does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Leaf Storm, for three energy cards, two grass and one colorless, this move does 80 damage plus it heals 40 damage from each of your grass type Pokemon.  Tangrowth's second move is called Flog, for four energy cards, three grass and one colorless, this move does 110 damage, plus 30 more damage if you get a heads when flipping a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Tangrowth is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Tangela into play (I reviewed Tangela from this set yesterday) and then evolve Tangela into Tangrowth.  If you read yesterday's review of Tangela, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card, even though it had a solid HP and two moves, overall it was just too slow and too under-powered on the attack to use on its own, throw in the high retreat cost and there are much better grass type Pokemon to use out there.  So knowing this about Tangela and looking at this Tangrowth card, this card is similar in that it has a very high HP, two moves, and a high retreat cost.  Whereas Tangela had two under-powered moves, I think this card has too very powerful moves, and if you're building a mainly grass type deck this card is definitely one to use.  Make sure to have some Switch trainer cards in your deck to retreat this card for free, set up Tangrowth on the bench and get three energy cards on it.  Retreat your damaged Pokemon throughout the game, then when Tangrowth is in the active Pokemon spot you can use Leaf Storm and heal all of their damage very quickly.  And if you have to do major damage, Flog is a good move, albeit with a very high attack cost, but doing up to 140 damage per turn is excellent.  Because both Pokemon in this line require a ton of energy to attack, I wouldn't use more than a 1-1 line of this family in a majority grass deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an above average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Steam Siege set.  This card is definitely one to use if you're building a grass type deck, since it can do major damage and heal your grass type Pokemon.  The only knocks on this card and Tangela from this set are the high retreat and attack costs, but with time this line can be dominant in a grass type deck.  Together, I would give both Pokemon a 3 out of 5 rating, very solid line for a deck.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Tangela -- Steam Siege Pokemon Card Review

Tangela Steam Siege Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Tangela from the Steam Siege Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first card that I'll be reviewing from the Steam Siege set.  Tangela is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Tangela does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Slam, for two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, this move does 30 damage times the number of heads you get when flipping two coins.  Tangela's second move is called Mega Drain, for three energy cards, two grass and one colorless, this move does 40 damage, plus it heals 20 damage from Tangela.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Tangela is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Tangrowth, 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.  The main reason I say this is because most times when looking at Basic Pokemon, you want to answer the question of could I use this card early on in the game, but the answer to this is probably no.  Even though this card has two moves, both moves are under-powered and you need to waste three energy cards if you want to move Tangela out of the active Pokemon spot.  So unless you're using this card to get to Tangrowth, do not use this card in a deck on its own.  If you have to use this card in a deck, a Trick Coin trainer will help you with Slam, giving you a better chance at at least being able to do some damage, and a Switch trainer will avoid having to discard 3 energy cards when retreating.  But like I said, neither move on this card is that great, so you should never want to have this card in the active Pokemon spot.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Tangrowth, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card from the Steam Siege set.  Even though this card is a Basic Pokemon, it is more similar to an under-powered Stage 1 card, it has a solid HP, but the card is extremely slow on the attack, has a high retreat cost, and just can't do that much damage for the amount of energy required.  So I cannot recommend using Tangela in a deck on its own.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
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