Monday, August 20, 2012

Vulpix -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Vulpix Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Vulpix from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Before I start the review, let me just say I am extremely happy to be reviewing an original Pokemon again, instead of all these new Black and White Pokemon.  Vulpix is a basic, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Vulpix does not have an Ability, and it only has one move which is called Singe and for one fire energy card it burns the defending Pokemon.  Just to let you know, when a Pokemon is burned, between each turn, the player whose Pokemon is burned must flip a coin, if they get tails they have to put 2 damage counters on their burned Pokemon, if they get a heads the Pokemon is still burned but that player does not have to put any damage on their burned Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since this is a basic Pokemon card with an evolution in Ninetales, I would not put this card into the active Pokemon spot unless I evolved it into Ninetales first, I would keep Vulpix on the bench and attach one energy card to it, since Ninetales only needs one energy card to attack.  If you have to move Vulpix to the active Pokemon spot, you'll have to use Singe every turn, which won't make much sense because you can't double burn an already burned Pokemon, so if you have to move Vulpix into the active Pokemon spot you'll want to evolve Vulpix into Ninetales immediately that next turn.  Tomorrow, after reviewing Ninetales I'll have a better idea how many of each Pokemon in this line to use in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  This Pokemon card is a slightly below average, basic Pokemon card.  There are two good/average things about this card, the first is its hp, the second is its retreat cost.  However, Vulpix is extremely ineffective once you've already burned the defending Pokemon, so that is why I'm giving this card a low rating.

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

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