Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Kirlia from the Next Destinies set. This is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card that evolved from Ralts and evolves into Gardevoir. So of course you'll want to evolve this card when you can in the game. Kirlia has an hp of 80, a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Kirlia doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Smack which does 20 damage for two colorless energy cards. Kirlia's second move is called Psychic and for three energy cards, two colorless and one psychic, it does 40 damage plus 10 more damage for each energy attached to the defending Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, so once again since this is a stage 1 card you'll want to evolve Kirlia into Gardevoir as soon as possible, however you'll probably have to use Kirlia for a move or two, so when you're using Kirlia I would suggest using Psychic, I would actually consider not evolving Kirlia into Gardevoir while on the bench so when one of your Pokemon gets knocked out, you can put Kirlia in and use Psychic while hoping that the defending Pokemon has a fair amount of energy attached to it, that way you can possibly knock out that Pokemon, and once that Pokemon is knocked out, hopefully your opponent doesn't have another Pokemon well prepared to play so Kirlia won't take that much damage from an attack.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. To me this is a pretty average stage 1 Pokemon card, I like how most of the energy cards required to attack are colorless energy type cards so if you have this card in a dual type deck it will be easier to attack, I also like the artwork on this card, even though this card is an uncommon card I like how it looks holographic, it reminds me of the holos from the old school sets like Jungle, Base, and Fossil.
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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Kirlia from the Next Destinies set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Hippowdon from the same set.