Friday, August 31, 2012

Spheal -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Spheal Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Spheal from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Spheal is a basic, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Spheal does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Unstoppable Roll which requires two energy cards, one each of water and colorless, and does 10 damage plus 30 more damage if when you flip two coins you get two heads.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Spheal has a stage 1 evolution in Sealeo, and a stage 2 evolution in Walrein, there is absolutely no reason to put this card into the active Pokemon spot if it hasn't evolved into at least its stage 1 evolution.  My main reason for saying this is that Spheal can't do as much damage or endure as much damage as one of its evolutions can.  However, if you're forced to put this card into the active Pokemon spot you have no choice but to use Unstoppable Roll since this is the only move this card has, once again, I would try and evolve Spheal as soon as possible.  I would keep this card on the bench and attach 2 or 3 energy cards on it so when you evolve it you can use Sealeo's or Walrein's moves right away instead of having to wait.  As of now, I wouldn't use this card on its own.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a bit below average for a basic Pokemon card, it does have average hp, but it only has one move, which costs a fair amount to use and may not do much damage at all, plus Spheal's retreat cost is high for a basic Pokemon that has two evolutions.

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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Spheal from the Dragons Exalted set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Spheal's stage 1 evolution in Sealeo from the same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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1 comment:

yurilins said...

Nice review, will you post two today too?