Thursday, May 31, 2012

Flareon -- Dark Explorers Pokemon Card Review

Flareon Dark Explorers Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Flareon from the Dark Explorers Pokemon Card Set.  Flareon is a stage 1, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Flareon doesn't have an Ability, but it does have two moves, the first move is called Sand-Attack which takes one colorless energy card and does 20 damage, plus if your opponent tries to attack the next turn after using Sand-Attack if they get a tails when they flip a coin they can't attack.  Flareon's second move is called Fire Slash and for three energy cards, two colorless and one fire, it does 60 damage plus 30 more damage if you decide to discard a fire energy card from Flareon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since this card doesn't have an Ability on it, I would recommend using Flareon as soon as you get one energy card on it, I would preferably use Fire Slash every turn but if you only have one or two energy cards on Flareon you don't have much of a choice.  I would however either consider putting 4 or 5 energy cards on Flareon or having plenty of fire energy cards in your hand so that you could do 90 damage every turn with Fire Slash since you'd have enough energy cards every turn to use Fire Slash.  Since this card requires mainly colorless energy cards I would include this card in a deck with more than one type and I would definitely consider putting another Eevee-evolution in this deck, so I would include 4 Eevees and then a couple of each Eevee-evolution you want to use.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating. Even though this card has an average hp, weakness, and retreat cost, I like how Flareon can do 90 damage every turn and then if it is close to being knocked out, you have a 50/50 chance of preventing your opponent from attacking the next turn by using Sand-Attack, I think this is a solid stage 1 card, and I would consider it for any fire type deck I may make.

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

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