Monday, May 7, 2012

Glaceon -- Dark Explorers Pokemon Card Review

Glaceon Dark Explorers Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Glaceon from the Dark Explorers Pokemon Card Set.  This is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Glaceon doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Quick Attack and for one colorless energy card it does 10 damage plus 30 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin.  Glaceon's second move is called Reflect Energy and for two energy cards, one each of water and colorless, it does 40 damage and you have to move an energy card attached to Glaceon to one of your benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, if you can get Glaceon into play extremely quickly in the beginning of the game I would suggest using Quick Attack right away and hoping to get a heads so you can do 30 damage, every other turn unless the Pokemon will for sure be knocked out with 10 damage, I would use Reflect Energy, when using Glaceon in the active Pokemon spot either have a way to quickly move energy cards from one Pokemon to another so you can replenish Glaceon with energy cards every turn or just make sure you have a lot of energy cards in your hand so you can attach energy cards to Glaceon every turn it uses Reflect Energy.  I would consider using this card in an Eevee deck, that way you can have 4 Eevee cards in the deck and let's say 2 each of an Eevee evolution like Glaceon and Jolteon in a water and electric type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  This card is a below average card and for being a rare card it isn't great at all, I will start with the positives about this card which are its hp and retreat cost, also metal Pokemon aren't that popular so you shouldn't have to worry about a weakness much.  I do like the fact that Glaceon has two moves, but Quick Attack isn't exactly quick if you have to evolve Eevee first to use it, and Reflect Energy does a decent amount of damage but you'll have to keep attaching energy cards to Glaceon every turn to continue using Reflect Energy, at least you don't have to discard energy cards you can move them to another Pokemon on your bench.  If I were to use Glaceon in a deck it definitely would not be what I built my deck around.

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

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