Thursday, March 1, 2012

Gardevoir -- Next Destinies Set Pokemon Card Review

Gardevoir Next Destinies Pokemon CardPokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gardevoir from the Next Destinies set. This is a Stage 2, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110. It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Gardevoir's Ability is called Psychic Mirage and says that each Psychic energy card attached to your Psychic Pokemon counts as two energy instead of one. Gardevoir's only move is called Mind Shock and for four energy cards, two each of psychic and colorless it does 60 damage, which can't be affected by resistance or weakness.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, the only reason you would use this card is if you were building a psychic type deck, that way you could use Gardevoir's Psychic Mirage to increase the quickness of all your psychic Pokemon. So I would keep Gardevoir on my bench at all times, and if for some unfortunate reason you have to use Gardevoir as your active Pokemon, your only choice is to use Mind Shock.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. This card is absolutely horrible outside of its Ability. For a stage 2 Pokemon its hp is way too low and it requires 4 energy cards to attack, it just isn't worth it, so if you aren't going to use its Ability, don't use this card in your deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Gardevoir from the Next Destinies set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Musharna from the same set.


Ryan Moore said...

Because of its ability, it takes 2 energy to attack for 60 (assuming you're attaching basic psychic energy). Also, its retreat cost would be only 1, if using basic psychic energy.

It pairs super well with Mewtwo-EX or Darmanitan (Next Destinies). But yeah, 110HP is low.

dede said...

I, too, think that this card is pretty weak.
There are many (legendary) base pokemon cards much better than this one!

ethan2060 said...

This card is very good. It only requires 2 psychic energy cards to attack, and in a psychic deck this thing would help other pokemon such as mewtwo with its energy burn or psydrive wreck some major train

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