Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Vanilluxe from the Next Destinies set. This is a Stage 2, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130. It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Vanilluxe's Ability is called Slippery Soles and says that once per turn, you may choose to switch your active Pokemon with one of your benched Pokemon, if you choose to do this, your opponent must do the same. Besides the Ability, Vanilluxe has one move called Crushing Ice which does 60 damage plus 10 more damage for each colorless energy card in the opponent's active Pokemon's retreat cost.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, this card can do wonders for you and give nightmares to your opponent with all the switching that will be taking place with this card's Ability. It won't matter what the retreat costs of any of your own Pokemon are when you have Vanilluxe on your bench. So at the minimum you'll want to have Vanilluxe on your bench at all times. When you get Vanilluxe into the active Pokemon spot you only have one choice since it only has one move, but the move will get even better the more powerful the defending Pokemon is, because the more powerful Pokemon usually have higher hp.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating. Even though this card may take awhile to get into play since it is stage 2, I like this card quite a bit. I especially like its Ability, which my whole deck would be based around. I would make sure to have a 4-3-2 line of this Pokemon in my deck and have a Vanilluxe on my bench at all times, then all of my other Pokemon could have massive retreat costs but it wouldn't matter, I'd be able to move my Pokemon in and out of the active Pokemon spot at will.
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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Vanilluxe from the Next Destinies set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Jellicent from the same set.