Monday, September 10, 2012

Flaaffy -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Flaaffy Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Flaaffy from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Flaaffy is a stage 1, electric type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  Flaaffy is the stage 1 evolution of Mareep, there is a Mareep card in this set and I reviewed that card yesterday, Flaaffy's stage 2 evolution is Ampharos and I'll be reviewing that card tomorrow.  Flaaffy has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Flaaffy does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Cotton Guard and for one colorless energy card this move does 20 damage and reduces any attacks done to Flaaffy during its next turn by 20.  Flaaffy's second move is called Power Gem and for three energy cards, two colorless and one electric, this move does 40 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since this is a stage 1 Pokemon, you'll first have to evolve Mareep into Flaaffy to use this card.  Like I said yesterday, you'll want to keep Mareep on the bench until you evolve it into Flaaffy, once that happens I would still recommend keeping this Pokemon on the bench because it doesn't have a very high hp and neither of its moves can do much damage, at least for the amount of energy that it requires.  I would recommend getting three energy cards on Flaaffy, evolving it into Ampharos and then moving actually moving it into the active Pokemon spot and taking advantage of Ampharos's Ability.  If I had to put Flaaffy into the active Pokemon spot, my strategy would be similar to yesterday's Mareep strategy, I would use Power Gem every turn unless using Cotton Guard would prevent Flaaffy from getting knocked out that next turn.  After reviewing the first two Pokemon in this line, I would knock recommend using either of them without having Ampharos in that deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  This is a well below average, stage 1 Pokemon card.  I would stay away from this card at all costs...unless of course you want to use Ampharos, which is actually very good in this set, then you'll have to use this card.  But this card has way too low of hp, and two terrible moves, so I would not ever put this card into the active Pokemon spot if I didn't have to.

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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Flaaffy from the Dragons Exalted set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Flaaffy's stage 2 evolution in Ampharos from the same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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