Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Ninetales -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Ninetales Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Ninetales from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Ninetales 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.  Ninetales's Ability is called Bright Loo and it says when you move Ninetales from your hand to evolve one of your Pokemon you may switch the defending Pokemon with one of your opponent's benched Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, Ninetales has one move called Hexed Flame which takes one fire energy card and does 20 damage plus 50 more damage for each special condition the defending Pokemon has.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Ninetales is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you can't play it right away, instead you'll have to use Vulpix first.  I would put Vulpix into the active Pokemon spot when it has one fire energy card on it and you have Ninetales in your hand, I would burn the defending Pokemon using Vulpix's move, if you're using the Vulpix card from this set, then the next turn I would evolve Vulpix into Ninetales and use Hexed Flame to do 70 damage for one energy card.  I would include this Pokemon line in a fire type deck that has a lot of Pokemon that inflict special conditions, and would only use a 1-1 line of Vulpix and Ninetales in that deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  Even though Ninetales has the Ability to do a ton of damage with Hexed Flame and do that amount of damage for a small amount of energy, I'm still giving this card a below average rating because the move set on this card just doesn't make sense, why would you want to use Ninetales's Ability when if you move one of your opponent's benched Pokemon to the active Pokemon spot, more than likely you'll lose any effect of a special condition, and thus Ninetales can only do 20 damage.  So overall, I would recommend finding another fire type Pokemon card to use in your deck.

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Liettew Claire said...

i dont know if you understand how ninetales can be useful, first of all it is meant to be a support card, which means it is not meant for attacking and mainly used to switch a pokemon for an easy k.o., secondly it says "You May switch" which means you don't have to switch the pokemon in play so you can still do a lot of damage. Also with the use of devolution spray there are more chance of you to manipulate the opponent's area without a catcher especially with the loss of junk arm. So my suggestion would be at least give it a 3 1/2 because it has a lot of potential

Akhil Goel said...

i would definitely agree. it has the potential to lots of damage with one energy, and its ability, along devolution spray, is priceless considering the loss of junk arm in the new black and white-on format. i've also found that many of your other reviews seem to be made by a collector, not a player. Primetime Pokemon, if you do not play the game, and are a collector, i will respect that but i would suggest that you stop writing your card reviews.

Marco said...

I don't think it's so good like some people think, but I'd like to build a deck aroud it anyway just to try this thing out (just pulled one on the online TCG)!

Mate, why I just can't redeem any of the codes you post? :(