Thursday, May 3, 2012

Blaziken -- Dark Explorers Pokemon Card Review

Blaziken Dark Explorers Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Blaziken from the Dark Explorers Pokemon Card Set.  This is a stage 2, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Blaziken doesn't have an Ability, but it does have two moves, the first move is called Blaze Kick and for two energy cards, one each of fire and colorless, it does 40 damage plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin it does 30 more damage but if you get a tails, Blaziken does the original 40 damage plus burns the defending Pokemon.  Blaziken's second move is called Flamethrower and takes three energy cards, two fire and one colorless and does 130 damage, however when you use this move you must discard an energy card attached to Blaziken.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, I would recommend setting up Blaziken on the bench if possible, get three energy cards on it, then put it into the active Pokemon spot, I would use Flamethrower first, hopefully knocking out the defending Pokemon, then either use Flamethrower the next turn against the new Pokemon, if you have another energy card in your hand, or if the defending Pokemon has more than 130 hp on it, I would use Blaze Kick first and Flamethrower the turn after.  This card would be the main Pokemon in a mainly fire type deck, I would make sure to have plenty of fire energy cards in the deck so you can keep attaching energy cards to Blaziken turn after turn after using Flamethrower hopefully turn after turn and knocking out Pokemon turn after turn.  I would use a line of 4-3-2 with Torchic, Combusken, and Blaziken.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  The only knock I have on this card is that it has a somewhat low hp for a stage 2 card, but besides that, it has a decent retreat cost, and two great moves, and Flamethrower should be able to knock out most Pokemon in one move, all Pokemon in two moves, so as long as you can evolve Torchic up to Blaziken on your bench this card can be very dominant and a must have for any fire type deck out there.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Blaziken from the Dark Explorers set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Heatmor from the same set.

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