Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Blissey -- Dark Explorers Pokemon Card Review

Blissey Dark Explorers Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Blissey from the Dark Explorers Pokemon Card Set.  This is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Blissey's Ability is called Softboiled and says that once during your turn you may flip a coin and if you get a heads you may heal 30 damage from the active Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, Blissey has one move called Double-Edge which takes three colorless energy cards, and does 90 damage, however Blissey does 60 damage to itself.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, this is a great card to have in almost all of your decks, since this is a normal type Pokemon that can use any type energy it fits in all decks.  I would recommend getting Blissey on the bench as soon as possible during your game, and use Softboiled almost every turn to remove damage from your Pokemon.  Not only does Softboiled increase the health of your Pokemon but it reduces the need for you to include supporters/trainers in your deck that heal damage from your Pokemon.  And if Blissey needs to be put into the active Pokemon spot, preferably late in the game when you've already attached three energy cards on to it, you can use Double-Edge two turns in a row and hopefully knock out that last Pokemon or two you need to to win the game.  I would suggest having a 2-2 line of Chansey and Blissey in your deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  I need to give this card an above rating since it should be in every deck and should actually be utilized in every deck, this card would be a 5/5 for sure if Softboiled wasn't a flip of a coin but since it is that's why I'm giving it a bit lower rating.  But Double-Edge is a great move that can knock out most Pokemon in two turns so there is no reason not to have this card in your deck.

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