Friday, October 5, 2012

Roggenrola -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Roggenrola Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Roggenrola from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Roggenrola is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Roggenrola does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Stone Edge and for two energy cards, one each of fighting and colorless, this move does 10 damage plus 20 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin.  Roggenrola's second move is called Hammer In and for three energy cards, two colorless and one fighting, this move does 40 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Roggenrola has a stage 1 evolution in Boldore, and a stage 2 evolution in Gigalith, there is absolutely no reason to put this card into the active Pokemon spot if it hasn't evolved into at least its stage 1 evolution.  My main reason for saying this is that Roggenrola is extremely slow to attack and can't do much damage, plus if you do move it into the active Pokemon spot and need to retreat you will have to discard three energy cards to do so.  So after just reviewing this card, I cannot recommend using Roggenrola on its own.  Strategy wise if you put Roggenrola into the active Pokemon spot I would suggest using Hammer In every turn because that is the move that does the most damage on this card, unless of course you don't have three energy cards on Roggenrola.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very poor basic Pokemon card.  It has a good hp, two below average moves that are both very slow, and an extremely high retreat cost.  I would definitely stay away from this card at all costs unless you plan on using one of Roggenrola's evolutions.

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

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