Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Vanillish from the Dark Explorers Pokemon Card Set. This is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 70. Vanillish has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Vanillish doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Triple Spin and for one water energy card it does 20 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip three coins. Vanillish's second move is called Frost Breath and does 50 damage for three energy cards, two colorless and one water.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since this is a stage 1 Pokemon card that has a stage 2 evolution you're going to want to evolve Vanillish into Vanilluxe as soon as you can since that Pokemon is much better, but if you have to use Vanillish in the active Pokemon spot the strategy is easy, I would use Triple Spin every turn because it has the potential to do more damage and it only requires you to put one energy card on Vanillish instead of one, which is a good thing since Vanillish's hp is so low that you're probably going to get knocked out before you can evolve Vanillish into Vanilluxe, that's why I would recommend keeping Vanillish on the bench until you can evolve it. The only time I would use Frost Breath is if you can knock out the Pokemon in 1 turn with 50 damage or the Pokemon has 100 hp or less than I would use Frost Breath two turns in a row.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating. Once again, I wouldn't use this card for long in the active Pokemon spot, but if you are using this card, this card is below average, it has an extremely low hp, but can do some damage, but Triple Spin really depends on luck, and Frost Breath doesn't do enough damage to warrant putting three energy cards on it. So overall this card is below average.
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