Saturday, August 4, 2012

Yanma -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Yanma Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Yanma from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Yanma is a basic, grass type Pokemon, that has one evolution in Yanmega.  Yanma has an hp of 70, a x2 weakness to electric type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Yanma does not have an Ability, and it only has one move called Whirlwind which takes two colorless energy cards and does 20 damage, besides doing the damage your opponent must switch their active Pokemon with one of their benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Yanma is a basic Pokemon card that has one evolution in this set, with Yanmega, I would recommend keeping Yanma on your bench until you can evolve Yanma into Yanmega.  However, if you don't have Yanmega in your deck or you need to put Yanma into the active Pokemon spot the best time to do so is as soon as you get two energy cards on Yanma, this way you can use Whirlwind right away, do 20 damage to the active Pokemon, then have them move in a weaker Pokemon that is not ready to attack by using Whirlwind the next turn.  In essence, what you're doing is spreading damage around.  So if I were to use this card in a deck, I would try and use this card with Yanmega, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, I would include this card in a spread damage type deck, and if you are only going to use Yanma, you can put this card into any deck since it can use any type of energy.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average basic Pokemon card.  I like the fact that it has an above average hp, and good retreat cost, however it is fairly slow for only doing 20 damage, and by making your opponent rotate new Pokemon into the active Pokemon spot each turn, you're only asking for trouble, because soon enough your opponent is going to put in a Pokemon that can knock out Yanma in one turn.

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

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