Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Vaporeon from the Rising Rivals set. This is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a +20 weakness to electric type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Its Poke-Power is the same as Jolteon and Flareon's in this set, it is called Undevelop, and it says that once during your turn you may move Vaporeon back into your hand. Besides the Poke-Power, Vaporeon has two moves, the first move is called Muddy Water which takes one colorless energy card and does 20 damage to the defending Pokemon and 10 damage to one of your opponent's benched Pokemon. Vaporeon's second move is called Evolving Aqua and for two energy cards, one each of water and colorless, it does 40 damage to one of your opponent's Pokemon that has damage on it, this move does 60 damage if Vaporeon just evolved that turn.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, Vaporeon's strategy is quite similar to both Flareon's and Jolteon's. You want to not evolve Eevee until you put it into the active Pokemon spot so you can do 60 damage instead of 40 with Evolving Aqua. I would consider using Vaporeon's Poke-Power once per new Pokemon you face, just make sure that when you devolve to Eevee, Eevee won't be knocked out. I do like the fact that Vaporeon can do some spread damage with its first move, but I think that move would have been suited better for a basic Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. There is really nothing spectacular about this card. It has average hp and can do average damage with its moves. And if you can't devolve Vaporeon, this card loses even more value. Just make sure that when you use Evolving Aqua that the Pokemon you want to attack has some damage on it already or you won't be able to attack it.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Vaporeon from the Rising Rivals set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Vespiquen 4 from the same set.