Thursday, September 6, 2012

Palpitoad -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Palpitoad Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Palpitoad from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Palpitoad is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  Palpitoad is the stage 1 evolution of Tympole, there is a Tympole card in this set and I reviewed that card yesterday, Palpitoad's stage 2 evolution is Seismitoad and I'll be reviewing that card tomorrow.  Palpitoad has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Palpitoad does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Supersonic which requires one colorless energy card and confuses the defending Pokemon.  Palpitoad's second move is called Hyper Voice and for three energy cards, two colorless and one water, it does 50 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since this is a stage 1 Pokemon, you'll first have to evolve Tympole into Palpitoad to use this card.  Like I said yesterday, you'll want to keep Tympole on the bench until you evolve it into Palpitoad, 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 four energy cards on Palpitoad, evolving it into Seismitoad and then moving Seismitoad into the active Pokemon spot.  I would use Hyper Voice every turn if I had to put Palpitoad into the active Pokemon spot, however I would have no choice but to use Supersonic instead if I didn't have three energy cards attached to Palpitoad.  After looking at this card, I would not recommend using Tympole or Palpitoad in a deck without using Seismitoad with this line.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a pretty poor stage 1 Pokemon card that should only be used as a means to get to Seismitoad.  Neither of Palpitoad's moves are very good, one can't do any damage at all, and the other move takes too many energy cards for the amount of damage the move does, plus with only 80 hp, this card won't last very long against a good Pokemon.

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

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