Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Jolteon from the Rising Rivals set. This is a stage 1, electric type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80. It has a +20 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and free retreat costs. Jolteon's Poke-Power is called Undevelop which says that once during your turn you may devolve Jolteon and put Jolteon into your hand. Besides the Poke-Power, Jolteon has two moves, the first move is called Quick Attack which takes one colorless energy card and does 10 damage plus 30 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin. Jolteon's second move is called Evolving Thunder which takes one each of colorless and electric energy cards and does 50 damage plus it does 10 more damage to each of your opponent's benched Pokemon if Jolteon evolved that same turn.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, this card is quite similar to the Flareon card I reviewed a little while ago. I would recommend not evolving Eevee into Jolteon until you put Eevee in the active Pokemon spot, that way you can use Evolving Thunder and spread damage around. Since you can do 10 damage to all your opponent's benched Pokemon with this card I would suggest putting this card into an electric type deck with other Pokemon that can do the same. I would only use Jolteon's Poke-Power when I would be facing new Pokemon that can't attack right away because with only 80 hp on Jolteon you can't take much damage.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. I like the fact that you can retreat Jolteon at will since it has free retreat costs and this card is pretty fast only needing two energy cards maximum. This card can also do a fair amount of damage but you'll have to deal with low hp throughout the Eevee-Jolteon evolution process. So with just 10 more hp on this card I would give it a 4 out of 5, so if you are looking for a decent electric type card for your deck definitely consider Jolteon from the Rising Rivals set.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Jolteon from the Rising Rivals set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Mamoswine GL from the same set.