Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Beautifly from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set. Beautifly is a stage 2, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 120. Beautifly evolves from Wurmple and then into Silcoon which evolves into Beautifly. I have reviewed both of those other Pokemon from this set the past two days. Beautifly has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Beautifly does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Triple Energy and for one grass energy card this move allows you to search your deck for three different types of energy cards and attach them to your Pokemon in any way you like. Beautifly's second move is called Drainpour and for three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, this move does 40 damage, plus it heals 40 damage from each of your benched Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Beautifly is a stage 2 Pokemon, you'll want to evolve Wurmple into Silcoon and then Silcoon into Beautifly on the bench so you can start attacking right away when you put Beautifly into the active Pokemon spot and not worry about getting knocked out after one move. Since Beautifly's Triple Energy move can attach three energy cards to any of your Pokemon all at once, I would suggest getting Beautifly into the active Pokemon spot as soon as possible, the faster you get it into the active Pokemon spot the faster you'll be able to set up the rest of your deck. So when I first put Beautifly into the active Pokemon spot I would try and use Triple Energy a turn or two to set up my bench Pokemon. However, if it is late in the game and many of my benched Pokemon have been in the active Pokemon spot and received damage then retreated, it only makes sense to use Drainpour every turn instead of Triple Energy. Either move greatly helps out your team. I would look to have a 4-3-2 line of Wurmple, Silcoon, and Beautifly in at least a partly grass type deck, that has Pokemon that are defensive, low retreat costs, and can inflict special conditions.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating. Even though this card only has 120 damage for a stage 2 Pokemon card, and can only do a maximum of 40 damage a turn I am still giving this card a perfect rating. The reason I'm doing this is because this card is a great team card, it can either set up one of your benched Pokemon extremely fast, or reduce a ton of damage from each of your Pokemon during each turn, and with a low retreat cost it will be easy to rotate this card in and out of play while aiding your team. So if you're looking for a grass type Pokemon line to use, I would definitely include this one.
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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Beautifly from the Dragons Exalted set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of another of Wurmple's evolutions in Cascoon from the same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!