Friday, August 3, 2012

Jumpluff -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Jumpluff Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Jumpluff from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Jumpluff is a stage 2, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  Jumpluff evolves from Hoppip and then into Skiploom which evolves into Jumpluff.  I have reviewed both of those other Pokemon from this set the past two days.  Jumpluff has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a free retreat cost.  Unlike the other two Pokemon in this line, Jumpluff does have an Ability which is called Leave It to the Wind and it says that once during your turn before you turn you may move Jumpluff and all the cards attached to it back to your hand.  Besides the Ability, Jumpluff has one move called Acrobatics which takes one grass energy card and does 20 damage plus 30 more damage for each heads you get when you flip two coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Jumpluff is a stage 2 Pokemon, you'll want to evolve Hoppip into Skiploom and then Skiploom into Jumpluff on the bench so you can start attacking right away when you put Jumpluff into the active Pokemon spot and not worry about getting knocked out after one move.  Since Jumpluff has a free retreat cost you don't really have to worry about removing damage from Jumpluff when it is attacked since you can either use its Ability and move it back to your hand or retreat it.  Attacking wise, your only choice is to use Acrobatics which only requires the one energy card, and with some luck you could do 80 damage per turn for only one energy card.  I would include Jumpluff in a deck that is based on speed and the ability to rotate your Pokemon in and out of play for free.  Depending on how much room you have, you may not want to use Jumpluff in your deck and just use Hoppip and Skiploom, since Skiploom is quite similar to this card but does a little less damage and has less hp.  But, if you want to use the full line of this Pokemon, I would suggest using a 3-2-2 line of Hoppip, Skiploom, and Jumpluff in at least a partial grass type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  This is an average stage 2 Pokemon card in my opinion, even though it only has 90 hp which is extremely low, and it can only do 20 damage for sure each turn, the card makes up for this by having a free retreat cost, a great Ability, and a fast move.

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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Jumpluff from the Dragons Exalted set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Yanma from the same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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