Friday, July 15, 2011

Gallade 4 --Rising Rivals Pokemon Card Review

Gallade 4 Pokemon Card Rising Rivals setPokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gallade 4 from the Rising Rivals set. This is a basic SP, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80. It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Gallade doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two moves. The first move is called Chop Up and for two energy cards, one each of colorless and psychic, it does 20 damage plus 10 damage to any of your opponent's benched Pokemon that has any damage counters on it already. Gallade's second move is called Feint and for 3 energy cards, 2 psychic and 1 colorless, it does 50 damage, and this move can't be affected by resistance so it will always do at least 50 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
As far as strategy goes, I would use this card in a spread damage type deck. But since Gallade's move called Chop Up can't do any damage to benched Pokemon until they have damage on them already I would wait a little while until they do have damage on them. I would use a card that does damage to all benched Pokemon no matter if they have damage on them or not and then after that Pokemon is retreated or knocked out I would put Gallade in and use Chop Up to spread even more damage around. I would only use Feint if it would knock out the defending Pokemon for sure.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would rate this card a 3 out of 5. Sorry for reviewing so many average cards in a row. But there are both goods and bads about this card. I like that it has the ability to do damage to many Pokemon at once with Chop Up but I don't like that fact that in order to do 50 damage you have to put three energy cards on a basic Pokemon, and most Pokemon can do at least 60 damage for three energy cards, so Gallade is weak here. Once again, this Pokemon Card seems like a stage 1 card to me so I think it should have higher hp, especially when you need to have the time to attach three energy cards to it if you want to use Feint.

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