Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Baltoy -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Baltoy Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Baltoy from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Baltoy is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Baltoy does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Spinning Attack and for one colorless energy card this move does 10 damage.  Baltoy's second move is called Reverse Spin and for two colorless energy cards this move makes your opponent shuffle their hand into the deck and redraw only four cards.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Baltoy is a basic Pokemon that has a stage 1 evolution in Claydol, you'll want to keep Baltoy on your bench until you can evolve it into Claydol.  I would do this since Claydol is much better and can do much more damage than Baltoy can.  So what I would recommend doing is keeping Baltoy on the bench as long as possible and attaching three energy cards to it, so when you evolve it into Claydol (which I will be reviewing tomorrow), you can start attacking right away with it.  If you have to put Baltoy into the active Pokemon spot, I would use Spinning Attack every turn since it is the only move that does damage, and I would only use Reverse Spin if the opponent has a good amount of cards in their hand.  I would not recommend using this card on its own, you'll have to read tomorrow's review to see if I recommend using this card with Claydol.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a solid basic Pokemon card.  I like how this card has two moves, only one does damage though, and both of its moves require only colorless energy cards so you can put this card into any type deck.  Besides that, Baltoy's hp is average, and its retreat cost is average as well.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Baltoy from the Dragons Exalted set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Baltoy's stage 1 evolution in Claydol which is also from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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1 comment:

Vinay Kamat said...

i think 3 out of 5 is unjustified though...