Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Vanillish from the Noble Victories set. This is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80. It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Vanillish doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Ice Beam and for two energy cards, one each of water and colorless, it does 20 damage and if you get a heads when you flip a coin the defending Pokemon is paralyzed. Vanillish's second move is called Frost Breath and does 40 damage for two water energy cards.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since this is a stage 1 Pokemon card you'll want to evolve Vanillish into Vanilluxe as soon as possible, but if you're forced to play Vanillish for a couple of turns I would recommend using Frost Breath every turn unless the Pokemon you're facing has more than 80 hp or Vanillish is close to getting knocked out, if either of these cases are true I would use Ice Beam instead of Frost Breath so you have the opportunity of making the defending Pokemon unable to attack one of the turns. I would use a 3-2-1 line of Vanillite, Vanillish, and Vanilluxe in my deck.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating. This is one of the better Vanillish cards I've reviewed lately but I still don't like this card much, it has a low hp, high retreat cost, and neither of its moves can do much damage. But if you're looking to play Vanilluxe you'll have to use Vanillish in your deck and this is the Vanillish card I suggest you use.
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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Vanillish from the Noble Victories set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Cryogonal from the same set.