Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Wailord from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set. Wailord is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 200. Wailord is the stage 1 evolution of Wailmer, there is a Wailmer card in this set and I reviewed that card yesterday. Wailord has a x2 weakness to electric type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost. Wailord does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Water Cannon and for one water energy card this move does 30 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip a coin for each water energy card attached to this Pokemon. Wailord's second move is called Giant Wave and for four energy cards, three colorless and one water, this move does 80 damage, however this move can't be used two turns in a row.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since this is a stage 1 Pokemon, you'll first have to evolve Wailmer into Wailord to use this card. Like I said yesterday, you'll want to keep Wailmer on the bench until you evolve it into Wailord, once that happens you can move this card into the active Pokemon spot when it has at least three energy cards on it, four would be even better. As far as strategy goes, depending on how many energy cards you have attached to Wailord and how much damage would knock the defending Pokemon out would determine which move you would use. If you can knock out the defending Pokemon with 80 damage or less you'll want to use Giant Wave, and then obviously the next turn you would have to use Water Cannon. I would use Water Cannon if you either don't have four energy cards attached to Wailord or you feel lucky when you have at least three energy cards on Wailord so Water Cannon has a possibility of doing 90 damage. I would suggest using a 2-2 or 2-1 line of Wailmer and Wailord in a water type deck.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. Even though this card has a massive hp, the highest in the TCG, I am not going to give this card a better than average rating. The reason I'm doing this is because both of Wailord's moves take a ton of energy cards to use, and Giant Wave is good, but as soon as you use it you have to use Water Cannon the next turn which has the potential to do 0 damage. Another thing I don't like about this card, even though I know why it is so high is the retreat cost, if you decide to retreat Wailord it is going to take quite awhile to get the energy cards back on it. So overall this is an average stage 1 Pokemon card.
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