Friday, August 17, 2012

Roserade #15/124 -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Roserade Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Roserade from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of two consecutive Roserade Pokemon cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Roserade is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Roserade's Ability is called Le Parfum and says when you move this card from your hand to evolve one of your Roselia cards in play, you may search your deck for any card you would like and then put that card into your hand.  Besides the Ability, Roserade has one move called Squeeze which requires two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, and does 30 damage plus 20 more damage and paralyzes the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when you flip a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Roserade is a stage 1 Pokemon card, I would recommend getting Roselia on your bench first, then evolving it into Roserade while on the bench, once you get two energy cards on Roserade you are ready to put it into the active Pokemon spot.  However, make sure to use Roserade's Ability when you move it from your hand to evolve Roselia, I would suggest searching your deck for an evolution card so you can evolve one of your Pokemon quicker.  Once you get Roserade into the active Pokemon spot you have no choice but to use Squeeze, hopefully you get lucky and flip a heads, because otherwise Squeeze doesn't do much at all.  So after reviewing both Roserade cards, this card is definitely the worst of the two, the only reason I would use this card in a deck would be for its Ability, but I would rather have a supporter card in the deck to do the job of Roserade's Ability, I would not use this card, and stick to a 2-2 line of Roselia and Roserade, if you really want to use this card, I would keep the 2-2 line but have one of each Roserade from this set in your deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  There is no comparison between today's and yesterday's Roserade cards, yesterday's was much much better, this card is very bad compared to that one, this cards Ability can only be once and can easily be replaced by a supporter card, and its only move doesn't do much damage unless you get a heads when using the move.  Other than those things, this card is average after that, average hp and average retreat cost.

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

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