Thursday, July 14, 2011

Flareon -- Rising Rivals Pokemon Card Review

Flareon Pokemon Card Rising Rivals setPokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is Flareon from the Rising Rivals set. This is a stage 1, fire type Pokemon card with an hp of 80. It has a +20 weakness to water Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Flareon does have a Poke-Power called Undevelop which says that once during your turn before your attack you may unevolve Flareon and put Flareon back into your hand. Besides the Poke-Power, Flareon has two moves, the first move is called Tail Slap which does 30 damage for one colorless energy card. Flareon's second move is called Evolving Flare and for 2 energy cards, one each of fire and colorless, Flareon does 40 damage plus 20 more damage and burns the defending Pokemon if Flareon evolved just before you attacked.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
As far as strategy goes, I would highly recommend using Flareon's Poke-Power called Undevelop. I would do this because when you are able to evolve Eevee into Flareon you can do 60 damage and burn the defending Pokemon all in one turn with Evolving Flare. I would recommend trying to get Flareon into play as soon as possible so you can devolve Flareon without Eevee getting knocked out. I would also make sure to try and play Eevee first and then when your turn comes evolve Eevee into Flareon so you can use Evolving Flare the first turn you have Flareon as your active Pokemon. I would stick to using Evolving Flare only once per defending Pokemon since the defending Pokemon will remain burned and Tail Slap does do a fair amount of damage for only one energy card.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would rate this card a 3 out of 5. In my opinion this card is quite good, however it has too low of hp to really be good. I like how it can do a high damage with Evolving Flare and inflict a special condition but since it doesn't have too high of hp you won't be able to do that move too many times before you are unable to devolve back into Eevee. You could always use some potion cards in your deck to make this ability last longer. This card is also very quick, so if you do need to do a lot of damage quickly this might be the card for you.

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Thanks for reading today's Pokemon Card Review of Flareon from the Rising Rivals set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Gallade 4 from the Rising Rivals set as well.

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