Friday, August 31, 2012

Spheal -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Spheal Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Spheal from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Spheal is a basic, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Spheal does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Unstoppable Roll which requires two energy cards, one each of water and colorless, and does 10 damage plus 30 more damage if when you flip two coins you get two heads.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Spheal has a stage 1 evolution in Sealeo, and a stage 2 evolution in Walrein, 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 Spheal can't do as much damage or endure as much damage as one of its evolutions can.  However, if you're forced to put this card into the active Pokemon spot you have no choice but to use Unstoppable Roll since this is the only move this card has, once again, I would try and evolve Spheal as soon as possible.  I would keep this card on the bench and attach 2 or 3 energy cards on it so when you evolve it you can use Sealeo's or Walrein's moves right away instead of having to wait.  As of now, I wouldn't use this card on its own.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a bit below average for a basic Pokemon card, it does have average hp, but it only has one move, which costs a fair amount to use and may not do much damage at all, plus Spheal's retreat cost is high for a basic Pokemon that has two evolutions.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Milotic -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Milotic Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Milotic from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Milotic is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110.  Milotic is the stage 1 evolution of Feebas, there is a Feebas card in this set and I reviewed that card yesterday.  Milotic has a x2 weakness to electric type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Milotic does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Clear Search and for one water energy card, this move allows you to search your deck for any 3 cards and put them into your hand.  Milotic's second move is called Water Pulse and for three energy cards, one water and two colorless, this move does 60 damage and puts the defending Pokemon to sleep.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since this is a stage 1 Pokemon, you'll first have to evolve Feebas into Milotic to use this card.  Like I said yesterday, you'll want to keep Feebas on the bench until you evolve it into Milotic, once that happens you can move this card into the active Pokemon spot when it has at least one energy card on it.  As far as strategy goes, this is an important water type Pokemon card to have in a deck that is based around using stage 2 Pokemon, I say this because you can put Milotic into the active Pokemon spot and then use Clear Search a couple of turns to get all the Pokemon you need into your hand and then evolve those Pokemon that next turn.  Clear Search eliminates the need for a lot of supporter cards that allow you to search your deck for specific cards.  Once you're done getting the cards you need from your deck, or you just want to attack in general you'll have to use Water Pulse.  It may be a good idea to use Water Pulse the first time, get the defending Pokemon to sleep and then use Clear Search that next turn.  I would use a 2-1 or 2-2 line of Feebas and Milotic in a somewhat water type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average stage 1 Pokemon card.  It has higher than average hp, a low retreat cost, and two good moves.  Clear Search is good because it only requires one energy card and can greatly aid your team, and Water Pulse does average damage for three energy cards but by inflicting a special condition every turn, it makes the move an above average move.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Feebas -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Feebas Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Feebas from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Feebas is a basic, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 30.  It has a x2 weakness to electric type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Feebas does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Add-a-Dash which takes one water energy card and allows you to flip two coins, for each heads you get you may draw a card.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Feebas has a stage 1 evolution in Milotic, there is absolutely no reason to put this card into the active Pokemon spot if it hasn't evolved into Milotic.  My main reason for saying this is that Feebas only has 30 hp, so it will get knocked out in 1 move for sure by most stage 1 and stage 2 Pokemon.  So I would keep Feebas on the bench and put 2 or 3 energy cards on it in preparation for evolving it into Milotic.  If you have to put this card into the active Pokemon spot, you better hope it is early in the game, and you better hope for some luck, since you'll have to use Add-a-Dash, this card is eerily similar to the Magikarp card I reviewed a few days back and at least that card could do some damage, even if you get two heads in a row this card still can't do anything immediately, so there is no reason at all you should have this card in your deck if you aren't going to use Milotic.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  This card is extremely weak, and like I mentioned, very similar to Magikarp from this set.  These cards aren't even worth making because they are so weak, I would not include this card in a deck ever, by itself.  Stay away from this card at all costs.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Wailord -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Wailord Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Wailord from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Wailord is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 200.  Wailord is the stage 1 evolution of Wailmer, there is a Wailmer card in this set and I reviewed that card yesterday.  Wailord has a x2 weakness to electric type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Wailord does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Water Cannon and for one water energy card this move does 30 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip a coin for each water energy card attached to this Pokemon.  Wailord's second move is called Giant Wave and for four energy cards, three colorless and one water, this move does 80 damage, however this move can't be used two turns in a row.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since this is a stage 1 Pokemon, you'll first have to evolve Wailmer into Wailord to use this card.  Like I said yesterday, you'll want to keep Wailmer on the bench until you evolve it into Wailord, once that happens you can move this card into the active Pokemon spot when it has at least three energy cards on it, four would be even better.  As far as strategy goes, depending on how many energy cards you have attached to Wailord and how much damage would knock the defending Pokemon out would determine which move you would use.  If you can knock out the defending Pokemon with 80 damage or less you'll want to use Giant Wave, and then obviously the next turn you would have to use Water Cannon.  I would use Water Cannon if you either don't have four energy cards attached to Wailord or you feel lucky when you have at least three energy cards on Wailord so Water Cannon has a possibility of doing 90 damage.  I would suggest using a 2-2 or 2-1 line of Wailmer and Wailord in a water type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  Even though this card has a massive hp, the highest in the TCG, I am not going to give this card a better than average rating.  The reason I'm doing this is because both of Wailord's moves take a ton of energy cards to use, and Giant Wave is good, but as soon as you use it you have to use Water Cannon the next turn which has the potential to do 0 damage.  Another thing I don't like about this card, even though I know why it is so high is the retreat cost, if you decide to retreat Wailord it is going to take quite awhile to get the energy cards back on it.  So overall this is an average stage 1 Pokemon card.

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Wailmer -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Wailmer Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Wailmer from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Wailmer is a basic, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to electric type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Wailmer does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves, the first move is called Lullaby and for one colorless energy card, it says to flip a coin and if you get a heads the defending Pokemon is put to sleep.  Wailmer's second move is called Water Gun which does 30 damage for three energy cards, two colorless and one water.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Wailmer has a stage 1 evolution in Wailord, there isn't much incentive to put Wailmer into the active Pokemon spot before it evolves into Wailord.  I say this because Wailmer only has an hp of 100, and can do 30 damage per turn whereas Wailord has an hp of 200 (if you're using the Wailord card from this set) and can do a lot more damage than 30 per turn.  I would keep Wailmer on the bench and attach as many water energy cards as possible to this card, you'll know why tomorrow after I review the Wailord card.  If you have to put Wailmer into the active Pokemon spot, depending on how many energy cards you have on Wailmer will determine what move you can use.  I would not use Wailmer in a deck on its own.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  Just like Gyarados from yesterday, this card has a very good hp for a Pokemon card, a basic Pokemon card in this case, yet I am not giving it a high rating, basically the hp is the only good thing on this card.  Lullaby is only a 50-50 chance of putting a Pokemon to sleep and Water Gun is way too slow and cannot do nearly enough damage to warrant putting three energy cards on it.  So I would say if you're not going to use Wailord in your deck, do not use this card in your deck either.

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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Gyarados -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Gyarados Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gyarados from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Gyarados is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  Gyarados is the stage 1 evolution of Magikarp, there is a Magikarp card in this set and I reviewed that card yesterday.  Gyarados has a x2 weakness to electric type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Gyarados does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Sharp Fang and for three energy cards, two colorless and one water, it does 60 damage.  Gyarados's second move is called Swing Around and for four energy cards, three colorless and one water, it does 60 damage plus 30 more damage for each heads you get when you flip a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since this is a stage 1 Pokemon, you'll first have to evolve Magikarp into Gyarados to use this card.  Like I said yesterday, you'll want to keep Magikarp on the bench until you evolve it into Gyarados, once that happens you can move this card into the active Pokemon spot when it has at least three energy cards on it.  As far as strategy goes, it is really a no-brainer with this card, you'll want to do the most damage possible every turn, so you'll want to attach four energy cards to Gyarados and use Swing Around every turn, and some luck your way can do some major damage, because if you get two heads when using Swing Around it will do 120 damage instead of 60 damage that turn.  Since Gyarados is a slow Pokemon that has the potential to do a fair amount of damage, I would not put more than a 1-1 line of Magikarp and Gyarados in a water type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  Even though this card can do 120 damage a turn (if you're lucky) and has an hp of 130 for a stage 1 Pokemon, I'm still giving this card an average rating.  I'm doing this because this card is just too slow in my opinion, plus once you get it in the active Pokemon spot it takes three energy cards to retreat it, so if you don't have enough energy cards on this card in the active Pokemon spot this can wreak havoc on your own team.

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Magikarp -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Magikarp Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Magikarp from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Magikarp is a basic, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 30.  It has a x2 weakness to electric type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Magikarp does not have an Ability and it only have one move called Soggy Rush which takes one water energy card and does 10 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip a coin until you get a tails.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Magikarp has a stage 1 evolution in Gyarados, there is absolutely no reason to put this card into the active Pokemon spot if it hasn't evolved into Gyarados.  My main reason for saying this is that Magikarp only has 30 hp, so it will get knocked out in 1 move for sure by most stage 1 and stage 2 Pokemon.  So I would keep Magikarp on the bench and put 2 or 3 energy cards on it in preparation for evolving it into Gyarados.  If you have to put this card into the active Pokemon spot, you better hope it is early in the game, and you better hope for some luck, since you'll have to use Soggy Rush, hope to get a few heads in a row and be able to do some damage with this card.  I would not recommend using this card in a deck by itself.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  This card is a direct reflection on what Magikarp is like in the games, extremely weak and can hardly do any damage.  This card has a terribly low hp, meaning it will get knocked out right away, and its only move more than likely will do 10 damage max, a lot of times letting you do a whopping 0 damage.  So stay away from this card at all costs.

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Ho-Oh EX -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Ho-Oh EX Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Ho-Oh EX from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Ho-Oh is a basic, EX, fire type Pokemon card, that has an hp of 160.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Because Ho-Oh is an EX Pokemon card, if this card is knocked out, your opponent will get to take two prize cards instead of one.  Ho-Oh's Ability is called Rebirth and says that once during your turn you may flip a coin (if this card is in your discard pile) and if you get a heads you may move this card to your bench and attach three energy cards to it that were also in your discard pile.  Besides the Ability, Ho-Oh only has one move called Rainbow Burn which does 20 damage plus do more damage for each different energy type attached to this card.  To use this move, you have to have three energy cards attached to Ho-Oh.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, you'll want to start with Ho-Oh EX on your bench and attach three energy cards to it, once you get three energy cards attached to it, move it into the active Pokemon spot and use Rainbow Burn, the more variety of energy cards you have on Ho-Oh the better.  Since Ho-Oh only has the one move you have no choice but to use the move over and over again, if possible you could attach as many different energy cards as possible to this card to make Rainbow Burn do a ton of damage.  In my opinion it is a bit risky to use Rebirth because if you bring Ho-Oh EX into play again and it gets knocked out again, that is four prize cards your opponent has taken just from knocking out Ho-Oh.  The time I would use Ho-Oh's Ability would be at the end of the game when I need to do 80 damage to knock a Pokemon out, I could get Ho-Oh on the bench and move it into the active Pokemon the next turn and do 80 damage with Rainbow Burn.  So if you're going to use Ho-Oh EX in your deck I highly recommend having 2 to 3 different energy types in your deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  To me, this is a very average EX Pokemon card, there is nothing really special about this card, except for the artwork which I think looks pretty cool.  Ho-Oh's Ability could help you in the end of the game but you're going to have to have too many energy types in your deck and you only have a 50 percent chance of being able to get Ho-Oh back into play anyways when you use its Ability.

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Magmortar -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Magmortar Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Magmortar from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Magmortar is a stage 1, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 120.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Magmortar does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Flame Screen and for one fire energy card this move does 40 damage and any damage done to Magmortar the next turn after using this move is reduced by 20.  Magmortar's second move is called Flamethrower and for three energy cards, two colorless and one fire, this move does 90 damage, unfortunately after using this move, you have to discard an energy card attached to Magmortar.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Magmortar is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you can't play it right away, instead you'll have to use Magmar first.  If possible, I would keep Magmar on the bench, then evolve it into Magmortar before putting it into the active Pokemon spot, once Magmortar is in the active Pokemon spot you'll obviously want to use Flamethrower every turn when you can, unless the defending Pokemon will be knocked out by 40 damage or less then you should use Flame Screen.  If you leave Magmortar on the bench for most of the game, I would consider attaching 4 or 5 energy cards to this card so when you put it into the active Pokemon spot you can use Flamethrower consecutive turns in a row without having to attach new energy cards to it.  Also, I would try and incorporate a card in this deck that either allows you to retrieve energy cards from your discard pile since you'll be discarding energy cards here, or a card that allows you to attach more than one energy card per turn, so you can quickly get energy cards on Magmortar and make sure you're able to attack every turn with Flamethrower.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an above average, stage 1 Pokemon card, what I really like about this card is its hp, it is 120 which is quite high to begin with, but if you use Flame Screen at all, the hp will seem even higher.  Also I like the fact that Flamethrower does 30 more damage per turn than the average move does for three energy cards.  Too bad this card didn't have an Ability or inflict a special condition, then this card would have gotten a 5 out of 5.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Magmar -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Magmar Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Magmar from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.   Mamgar is a basic, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Magmar does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves, the first move is called Beat and for one colorless energy card this move does 10 damage.  Magmar's second move is called Magma Punch, this move requires three energy cards, two fire and one colorless, and does 50 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since this is a basic Pokemon card with an evolution in Magmortar, I would not put this card into the active Pokemon spot unless I evolved it into Magmortar first, I would keep Magmar on the bench and attach up to three energy cards to it, since Magmortar can do 90 damage in one turn if it has three energy cards on it.  If you have to move Magmar to the active Pokemon spot, I would try and use Magma Punch since it does more damage than Beat, but if you only are using Magmar in the deck or you aren't going to be able to evolve Magmar into Magmortar, I wouldn't waste the energy cards in the deck by attaching them to Magmar and then having Magmar get knocked out.  Tomorrow, after reviewing Magmar I'll have a better idea how many of each Pokemon in this line to use in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  This card is a below average basic Pokemon card, the thing that makes this card somewhat good is that it has a high hp for a basic Pokemon so you have a bit more time to get three energy cards on it to use Magma Punch.  Unfortunately, neither of Magmar's moves are very good, so I would not use this card unless I wanted to use Magmortar in the deck.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Ninetales -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Ninetales Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Ninetales from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Ninetales is a stage 1, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Ninetales's Ability is called Bright Loo and it says when you move Ninetales from your hand to evolve one of your Pokemon you may switch the defending Pokemon with one of your opponent's benched Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, Ninetales has one move called Hexed Flame which takes one fire energy card and does 20 damage plus 50 more damage for each special condition the defending Pokemon has.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Ninetales is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you can't play it right away, instead you'll have to use Vulpix first.  I would put Vulpix into the active Pokemon spot when it has one fire energy card on it and you have Ninetales in your hand, I would burn the defending Pokemon using Vulpix's move, if you're using the Vulpix card from this set, then the next turn I would evolve Vulpix into Ninetales and use Hexed Flame to do 70 damage for one energy card.  I would include this Pokemon line in a fire type deck that has a lot of Pokemon that inflict special conditions, and would only use a 1-1 line of Vulpix and Ninetales in that deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  Even though Ninetales has the Ability to do a ton of damage with Hexed Flame and do that amount of damage for a small amount of energy, I'm still giving this card a below average rating because the move set on this card just doesn't make sense, why would you want to use Ninetales's Ability when if you move one of your opponent's benched Pokemon to the active Pokemon spot, more than likely you'll lose any effect of a special condition, and thus Ninetales can only do 20 damage.  So overall, I would recommend finding another fire type Pokemon card to use in your deck.

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Vulpix -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Vulpix Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Vulpix from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Before I start the review, let me just say I am extremely happy to be reviewing an original Pokemon again, instead of all these new Black and White Pokemon.  Vulpix is a basic, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Vulpix does not have an Ability, and it only has one move which is called Singe and for one fire energy card it burns the defending Pokemon.  Just to let you know, when a Pokemon is burned, between each turn, the player whose Pokemon is burned must flip a coin, if they get tails they have to put 2 damage counters on their burned Pokemon, if they get a heads the Pokemon is still burned but that player does not have to put any damage on their burned Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since this is a basic Pokemon card with an evolution in Ninetales, I would not put this card into the active Pokemon spot unless I evolved it into Ninetales first, I would keep Vulpix on the bench and attach one energy card to it, since Ninetales only needs one energy card to attack.  If you have to move Vulpix to the active Pokemon spot, you'll have to use Singe every turn, which won't make much sense because you can't double burn an already burned Pokemon, so if you have to move Vulpix into the active Pokemon spot you'll want to evolve Vulpix into Ninetales immediately that next turn.  Tomorrow, after reviewing Ninetales I'll have a better idea how many of each Pokemon in this line to use in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  This Pokemon card is a slightly below average, basic Pokemon card.  There are two good/average things about this card, the first is its hp, the second is its retreat cost.  However, Vulpix is extremely ineffective once you've already burned the defending Pokemon, so that is why I'm giving this card a low rating.

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Foongus -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Foongus Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Foongus from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Foongus is a basic, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 40.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Foongus does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Double Spin which takes one colorless energy card and does 10 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip two coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, the first thing I would like to point out with this card is that Foongus does have a stage 1 evolution in Amoonguss, however there is not an Amoonguss card in the Dragons Exalted set.  So if you would like to use Amoonguss, you'll have to use one of the cards from the Noble Victories or Next Destinies sets, I've reviewed both of those cards previously on this blog.  The strategy with this card is extremely straightforward, since this is a basic Pokemon card with an evolution, I would not put this card into the active Pokemon spot unless I evolved it into Amoonguss first, I would keep Foongus on the bench and attach no more than 2 energy cards to it.  If you have to move Foongus to the active Pokemon spot, you'll have to use Double Spin every turn.  I would not recommend using this card in a deck unless you want to use Amoonguss, and even if that is the case, I would use a different Foongus card.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  This is a very bad, basic Pokemon card in my opinion.  It has an extremely low hp, and only one move that may end up not being able to do any damage at all, this card has no place in the active Pokemon spot, and in my opinion shouldn't be in any deck either.

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Maractus -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Maractus Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Maractus from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Maractus is a basic, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Maractus does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Stun Needle and for two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, it does 20 damage, plus paralyzes the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when you flip a coin.  Maractus's second move is called Reinforced Needle and this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, and does 40 damage plus 40 more damage if a Pokemon tool card is attached to this Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, you always want to be able to do the most damage possible, so if you use this card you must have Pokemon Tools in your deck, so when you put Maractus into the active Pokemon spot, you can attach a Pokemon Tool card to this Pokemon and be able to do 80 damage every turn.  I would use Reinforced Needle every turn, no matter what, unless of course you don't have three energy cards attached to Maractus.  Since Maractus is a basic Pokemon, with no evolutions, I would only recommend putting one Maractus card in a grass type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  To me, this is a below average, basic Pokemon card, even though it does have a very good hp, it is too slow for my liking, and if you don't have a Pokemon Tool card attached to Maractus, this card is worthless.  If Stun Needle only required one energy card instead of two, I would consider giving this card an average rating, instead of the below average rating.

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Roserade #15/124 -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Roserade Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Roserade from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of two consecutive Roserade Pokemon cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Roserade is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Roserade's Ability is called Le Parfum and says when you move this card from your hand to evolve one of your Roselia cards in play, you may search your deck for any card you would like and then put that card into your hand.  Besides the Ability, Roserade has one move called Squeeze which requires two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, and does 30 damage plus 20 more damage and paralyzes the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when you flip a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Roserade is a stage 1 Pokemon card, I would recommend getting Roselia on your bench first, then evolving it into Roserade while on the bench, once you get two energy cards on Roserade you are ready to put it into the active Pokemon spot.  However, make sure to use Roserade's Ability when you move it from your hand to evolve Roselia, I would suggest searching your deck for an evolution card so you can evolve one of your Pokemon quicker.  Once you get Roserade into the active Pokemon spot you have no choice but to use Squeeze, hopefully you get lucky and flip a heads, because otherwise Squeeze doesn't do much at all.  So after reviewing both Roserade cards, this card is definitely the worst of the two, the only reason I would use this card in a deck would be for its Ability, but I would rather have a supporter card in the deck to do the job of Roserade's Ability, I would not use this card, and stick to a 2-2 line of Roselia and Roserade, if you really want to use this card, I would keep the 2-2 line but have one of each Roserade from this set in your deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  There is no comparison between today's and yesterday's Roserade cards, yesterday's was much much better, this card is very bad compared to that one, this cards Ability can only be once and can easily be replaced by a supporter card, and its only move doesn't do much damage unless you get a heads when using the move.  Other than those things, this card is average after that, average hp and average retreat cost.

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Roserade #14/124 -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Roserade Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Roserade from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two consecutive Roserade Pokemon cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Roserade is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Roserade does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move is called Crosswise Whip which requires one grass energy card and does 30 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip 4 coins.  Roserade's second move is called Poison Point and for three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, this move does 60 damage and poisons the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Roserade is a stage 1 Pokemon card, I would recommend getting Roselia on your bench first, then evolving it into Roserade while on the bench, once you get one energy card on Roserade you are ready to put it into the active Pokemon spot.  If the Pokemon you're facing has 120 hp or less on it, I would use Poison Point two turns in a row, if it has more than 120 hp or you only have one energy card on Roserade I would use Crosswise Whip instead.  Since there is another Roserade Pokemon card in this set which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, I don't know which one is better yet, but I would definitely suggest using this card and using it in a grass type deck.  I would suggest using a 2-2 line of Roselia and Roserade.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a great stage 1 Pokemon card, it has an average hp, low retreat cost, and two great moves.  One is extremely quick and can do major damage, the other does average damage for average energy but being able to poison the defending Pokemon makes Poison Point an above average move.  So I would definitely recommend using this card in a grass type deck.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Roselia #13/124 -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Roselia Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Roselia from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of two consecutive Roselia Pokemon card reviews from this set.  Roselia is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  Its stage 1 evolution is Roserade and there are two Roserade cards in this set as well.  Roselia has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Roselia does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Needling Sting which takes two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, and does 10 damage plus 20 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Roselia is a basic Pokemon card that has two evolution cards in this set, I would not use Roselia in the active Pokemon spot if I didn't have to, I would start putting energy cards on Roselia, one or two, and leave Roselia on the bench until it evolves into one of the two Roserade cards.  If you have to put Roselia into the active Pokemon spot the strategy is quite simple, the only thing you can do is use Needling Sting.  It is too early to say how many of each Pokemon in this line you would put in a grass type deck, but if you're looking to use just Roselia in a deck, I wouldn't use more than 1 at this point, even after reviewing both Roselia cards I wouldn't use more than 1.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  This card is a below average, basic Pokemon card.  Both Roselia cards I've reviewed these past two days aren't very good, they both have good hp but that is about it, this card can't do much damage, at least guaranteed damage, so I would not use this card unless you are going to use Roserade.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Roselia #12/124 -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Roselia Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Roselia from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two consecutive Roselia Pokemon card reviews from this set.  Roselia is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  Its stage 1 evolution is Roserade and there are two Roserade cards in this set as well.  Roselia has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Roselia does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Double Whip and for one colorless energy card this move does 10 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip two coins.  Roselia's second move is called Relaxing Fragrance which takes one grass energy card and removes 30 damage and heals all special conditions from this Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Roselia is a basic Pokemon card that has two evolution cards in this set, I would not use Roselia in the active Pokemon spot if I didn't have to, I would start putting energy cards on Roselia, one or two, and leave Roselia on the bench until it evolves into one of the two Roserade cards.  If you have to put Roselia into the active Pokemon spot the strategy is quite simple, I would attack with Double Whip until I either can evolve it into Roserade, or until I have a special condition on Roselia or am about to be knocked out, in that case I would use Relaxing Fragrance instead of Double Whip.  It is too early to say how many of each Pokemon in this line you would put in a grass type deck, but if you're looking to use just Roselia in a deck, I wouldn't use more than 1 at this point.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  This card is a below average, basic Pokemon card.  There are a few good things about this card, it does have a good hp, one average move, and a low retreat cost, however the reason I'm giving this card a low rating is because it can't do much damage, and the little damage it can do isn't guaranteed.  I would rather have a Pokemon that is guaranteed to do 20 damage a turn as their only move than a Pokemon like this one that has two moves and the move that does damage isn't guaranteed.

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Shedinja -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Shedinja Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Shedinja from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Shedinja is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 60.  It does not have a weakness, resistance or retreat cost.  Shedinja is one of two evolutions of Nincada, I reviewed Nincada's other stage 1 evolution in Ninjask yesterday.  Shedinja's Ability is called Empty Shell and says that if Shedinja is knocked out your opponent can't take any prize cards for knocking this Pokemon out.  Besides the Ability, Shedinja has one move called Cursed Drop which takes one psychic energy card and does 30 damage to any of your opponent's Pokemon in any way you would like to distribute that 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Shedinja is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you need to evolve a Nincada to be abe to use Shedinja.  There are two ways you can do this, the first is the standard way of having Nincada on the bench or in the active Pokemon spot and moving Shedinja from your hand and putting it on top of Nincada, the other way is to have Nincada on the bench or in the active Pokemon spot, evolve Nincada into Ninjask and use Ninjask's Ability to search your deck or hand for Shedinja and put it onto your bench without placing it on Nincada first.  I would recommend the second method of getting Shedinja into play, this way you can evolve Pokemon quicker and evolve two Pokemon at once, with only needing one basic Pokemon card.  I would use Shedinja in a grass and psychic type deck, like I mentioned yesterday, I would include this card with Nincada and Ninjask (both grass type Pokemon) and Dustox (psychic type) and Beautifly (grass type).  I would include other Pokemon in this deck that can spread damage, and I would try to move Shedinja into the active Pokemon spot whenever the defending Pokemon can't do much damage, I would use Cursed Drop a time or two then retreat it for free.  I would do this throughout the entire game until Shedinja is knocked out.  That way it will be that much easier for my other Pokemon to knock out my opponent's Pokemon because almost all of them coming into the active Pokemon spot should have previous damage on them.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  Like yesterday, this card has a very low hp for a stage 1 Pokemon card, but since this Pokemon basically doesn't count if it is knocked out, this isn't as big of deal to me as it is with Ninjask.  That is why I'm giving this card a better rating than Ninjask.  Pluses on this card also include the ability to spread damage, and the fact that this card has no weakness or retreat cost.

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Ninjask -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Ninjask Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Ninjask from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Ninjask is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Ninjask is one of two evolutions of Nincada, I will be reviewing Nincada's other evolution in Shedinja tomorrow.  Ninjask's Ability is called Cast-off Shell and says that when you move this Pokemon from your hand to evolve Nincada, you find Shedinja in your deck and put it onto the active Pokemon spot, you don't even have to evolve it from Nincada.  Besides the Ability, Ninjask only has one move called Night Slash which does 60 damage for two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, besides doing the damage you may choose to switch Ninjask with one of your benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Ninjask's Ability mentions Shedinja in it, I would recommend having at least one Shedinja in the same deck you have Ninjask and Nincada in, thus it would be best to have these Pokemon cards in a psychic and grass type deck, and these cards would work well in a deck with Dustox and Beautifly in.  I would keep Nincada on the bench, evolve Nincada into Ninjask, move Shedinja to the bench, and then eventually move Ninjask to the active Pokemon spot.  I would try and get Ninjask out earlier in the game so it is facing weaker Pokemon and then can do 60 damage one turn with Night Slash and switch out that same turn, thus being able to last longer in the game without getting knocked out.  So if I were to use Ninjask in a deck, I would use a 2-2 line of Nincada and Ninjask.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  After pondering whether to give this card a higher rating I just couldn't get over the fact that it had only 60 hp, so I decided on giving it an average rating, even though it can attack very quickly and do a great amount of damage while retreating basically for free after attacking, and it helps you get a non-basic Pokemon into play without evolving it.

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Nincada -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Nincada Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Nincada from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Nincada is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 40.  It has two stage 1 evolutions in this set, they are Shedinja and Ninjask.  I'll be reviewing both of those cards the next two days.  Nincada has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Nincada does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Dig which does 10 damage for a colorless energy card.  Besides doing the damage, if you get a heads when you flip a coin, this move prevents Nincada from being attacked the next turn.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Nincada is a basic Pokemon card that has two evolutions in this set, I would not use Nincada in the active Pokemon spot if I didn't have to, I would start putting energy cards on Nincada, psychic for Shedinja or grass for Ninjask, and leave Nincada on the bench until it evolves into one of those Pokemon.  If you have to put Nincada into the active Pokemon spot you have no choice but to use Dig.  I would not use Nincada on its own in any deck, I would pair the card with either or both of its evolutions, you'll see tomorrow how exactly I would use this card in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  This card is a below average, basic Pokemon card.  It has a very low hp, and a decent move, this card would get knocked out almost instantly if it didn't have the effect besides doing damage with Dig, but if you aren't lucky and don't flip a heads, you can say good bye to this card, so make sure to keep this card on your bench if you can.

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Dustox -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Dustox Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Dustox from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Dustox is a stage 2, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  Dustox evolves from Wurmple and then into Cascoon which evolves into Dustox.  I have reviewed both of those other Pokemon from this set the past few days.  Dustox has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistacne type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Dustox does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves, the first move is called Hazardous Scales and for one psychic energy card this move puts the defending Pokemon to sleep, as well as burns and poisons that Pokemon.  Dustox's second move is called Aerial Ace which takes three energy cards, two colorless and one psychic, and does 50 damage plus 30 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Dustox is a stage 2 Pokemon, you'll want to evolve Wurmple into Cascoon and then Cascoon into Dustox on the bench so you can start attacking right away when you put Dustox into the active Pokemon spot and not worry about getting knocked out after one move.  Even though Dustox's two prevolutions in the set are both grass type Pokemon, they only require colorless energy cards so make sure to attach psychic energy cards to them.  When using Dustox, I would use Hazardous Scales first, unless the Pokemon has 100 hp or less, then I would use Aerial Ace two turns in a row.  I would use this card preferably in a grass and psychic type deck that had many Pokemon that could inflict special conditions on your opponent's Pokemon.  By using this card in a grass and psychic type deck you can use 4 Wurmple, 2 each of Cascoon and Silcoon, and 2 each of Beautifly and Dustox.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average stage 2 Pokemon card.  I like Dustox's first move Hazardous Scales since it only requires one energy card and can inflict 3 special conditions, but to evolve a Pokemon to its stage 2 evolution just to use this move isn't worth it, so your best bet is to be lucky and get a couple of heads when you're using Aerial Ace, otherwise it wouldn't be worth using this card if it could only do 50 damage every turn.  I do like this card's retreat and hp they are both better than average.

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Cascoon -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Cascoon Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Cascoon from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Cascoon is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  Cascoon evolves from Wurmple which I reviewed a few days ago and evolves into Dustox which I'll be reviewing tomorrow.  Cascoon has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Silcoon does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves, the first move is called Tangle Drag which takes one colorless energy card and and allows you to move your opponent's active Pokemon to the bench and replace it with one of their benched Pokemon.  Cascoon's other move is called Spiral Drain and for two colorless energy cards it does 20 damage and heals 20 damage from itself.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Cascoon in a stage 1 Pokemon card that has a stage 2 evolution in Dustox I would evolve Wurmple into Cascoon and Cascoon into Dustox on the bench, and then when Dustox is on your bench move it into the active Pokemon spot.  There are a couple of reasons I would do this besides the obvious that a Pokemon's evolution is naturally better.  The first reason is that this card has a high retreat cost and low hp, so it will get knocked out fast and if you want to retreat it will cost a lot of energy, the other reason is that neither of its moves are great.  Similar to Silcoon, this card is a defensive card, but not as good as Silcoon, you may want to use Tangle Drag one turn if you have to have Cascoon in the active Pokemon spot, then the next turn evolve Cascoon into Dustox and knock out that one Pokemon of your opponent's you just moved into the active Pokemon spot.  If Cascoon is in the active Pokemon spot, unless like I just said you're are going to evolve into Dustox the next turn, I would use Spiral Drain every turn.  I would suggest using this card in a psychic and grass type deck so you can use 4 Wurmple in the deck, and use those Wurmple both for Beautifly and Dustox eventually.  If you were only going to use Cascoon in the deck, I would use a 1-1 line of Wurmple and Cascoon.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  Since I gave Silcoon a three out of five rating and I think this card is worse it only makes sense that I give this card a worse rating, like I said earlier, this card has a low hp, high retreat cost, and two okay to below average moves.  The only reason I would really play this card is to be able to use Dustox.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Beautifly -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Beautifly Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Beautifly from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Beautifly is a stage 2, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 120.  Beautifly evolves from Wurmple and then into Silcoon which evolves into Beautifly.  I have reviewed both of those other Pokemon from this set the past two days.  Beautifly has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Beautifly does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Triple Energy and for one grass energy card this move allows you to search your deck for three different types of energy cards and attach them to your Pokemon in any way you like.  Beautifly's second move is called Drainpour and for three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, this move does 40 damage, plus it heals 40 damage from each of your benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Beautifly is a stage 2 Pokemon, you'll want to evolve Wurmple into Silcoon and then Silcoon into Beautifly on the bench so you can start attacking right away when you put Beautifly into the active Pokemon spot and not worry about getting knocked out after one move.  Since Beautifly's Triple Energy move can attach three energy cards to any of your Pokemon all at once, I would suggest getting Beautifly into the active Pokemon spot as soon as possible, the faster you get it into the active Pokemon spot the faster you'll be able to set up the rest of your deck.  So when I first put Beautifly into the active Pokemon spot I would try and use Triple Energy a turn or two to set up my bench Pokemon.  However, if it is late in the game and many of my benched Pokemon have been in the active Pokemon spot and received damage then retreated, it only makes sense to use Drainpour every turn instead of Triple Energy.  Either move greatly helps out your team.  I would look to have a 4-3-2 line of Wurmple, Silcoon, and Beautifly in at least a partly grass type deck, that has Pokemon that are defensive, low retreat costs, and can inflict special conditions.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  Even though this card only has 120 damage for a stage 2 Pokemon card, and can only do a maximum of 40 damage a turn I am still giving this card a perfect rating.  The reason I'm doing this is because this card is a great team card, it can either set up one of your benched Pokemon extremely fast, or reduce a ton of damage from each of your Pokemon during each turn, and with a low retreat cost it will be easy to rotate this card in and out of play while aiding your team.  So if you're looking for a grass type Pokemon line to use, I would definitely include this one.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Silcoon -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Silcoon Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Silcoon from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Silcoon is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  Silcoon evolves from Wurmple which I reviewed yesterday and evolves into Beautifly which I'll be reviewing tomorrow.  Silcoon has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Silcoon does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves, the first move is called Harden which takes one colorless energy card and prevents your opponent from doing any damage to you unless the opposing Pokemon can do 70 damage or more per turn.  Silcoon's second move is called Bug Bit which takes three energy cards, two colorless and one grass and does 40 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, even though Silcoon is a stage 1 Pokemon card that has a stage 2 evolution in Beautifly and I usually recommend keeping stage 1 cards like this on the bench until you can evolve it, I would recommend putting Silcoon in the active Pokemon spot as soon as you can, especially early on the in the game, that way you can use Harden every turn to guarantee you can't be attacked and then either add energy cards to Silcoon in preparation for its evolution or set up your benched Pokemon while Silcoon is providing you with some time.  I would try and get three energy cards on Silcoon as soon as possible so I could keep using Harden every turn and set up the bench Pokemon after that, and if you have to you can use Bug Bite to hopefully knock out weak basic Pokemon in two turns.  Looking ahead at tomorrow's card review, Beautifly can't do any more damage than Silcoon can, so I would recommend this card for its Harden move, and use Harden as long as possible to set up your other Pokemon, then when Silcoon is knocked out or you retreat it (I would let it get knocked out because it has a high retreat cost), I would put in a Pokemon that is ready to attack.  So out of the two Pokemon in this line so far, I would recommend using a 1-1 line of Wurmple and Silcoon in a grass type deck, this line would be for a defensive deck.  After tomorrow's Beautifly review I'll be reviewing Wurmple's other evolution in Cascoon.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  This is an extremely good defensive card in my opinion, the only reason I'm giving this an average rating is because Silcoon has many negatives to go with its good defensive, it has a low hp, high retreat cost, and can only do 40 damage for three energy cards which isn't much.  But if you're looking for 2 cards for a grass type deck, you can't go wrong with 1 each of Silcoon and Wurmple.

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Monday, August 6, 2012

Wurmple -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Wurmple Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Wurmple from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Wurmple is a basic, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Wurmple has two evolutions in this set, its stage 1 evolution is Silcoon, and its stage 2 evolution is Beautifly.  Wurmple does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Sleep Poison which requires one colorless energy card and allows you to flip a coin, if you get a heads when you flip a coin the defending Pokemon is poisoned and asleep.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Wurmple is a basic Pokemon card that has two evolutions in this set, like I mentioned in the previous section, I would recommend keeping Wurmple on your bench until you can evolve Wurmple into its stage 1 and eventually to its stage 2 evolution.  If you have to put Wurmple into the active Pokemon spot you'll have no choice but to use Sleep Poison, since this is Wurmple's only move, you can hope you get a heads but either way, I would make sure to evolve Wurmple into Silcoon as fast as possible.  Stay tuned for the next two days of card reviews to see how the rest of Wurmple's Pokemon line fairs out.  As of now I can't recommend using this card in a deck because it can't guarantee doing any damage.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  Based on this card alone and not any of its evolutions from this set, I am going to give this card a very low rating because it can't do any damage for sure, it is only a 50% chance.  So without Wurmple's evolutions this card definitely isn't worth playing, but if for some reason you only have one of these in a deck it better be a deck that is based around inflicting special conditions.

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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Yanmega -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Yanmega Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Yanmega from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Yanmega is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  Yanmega is the stage 1 evolution of the Pokemon card I reviewed yesterday in Yanma.  Yanmega has a x2 weakness to electric type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a free retreat cost.  Yanmega doesn't have an Ability, but it does have two moves, the first move is called Agility and for two colorless energy cards it does 30 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin all effects of attacks from your opponent during their next turn is prevented on Yanmega.  Yanmega's second move is called Cutting Wind and for three colorless energy cards this move does 70 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Yanmega is a a stage 1 Pokemon card, I would recommend keeping Yanma on the bench, then evolving it into Yanmega, once Yanmega has at least two energy cards on it I would then put it into the active Pokemon spot.  Once Yanmega is in the active Pokemon spot I would use Cutting Wind two turns in a row unless the defending Pokemon has more than 140 hp or Yanmega is likely to get knocked out during its next turn, if that was the case I would use Agility instead of Cutting Wind.  If possible, I would put this card in a spread damage type deck, so I could use Yanma a turn or two, then evolve Yanma into Yanmega, use Cutting Wind a turn or two, then use Yanmega's free retreat cost and move it to the bench, besides having spread damage type Pokemon in the deck I would include a couple that would have free retreat costs so I could freely move Yanmega and those other Pokemon in and out of the active Pokemon spot quite regularly.  I would use Yanmega in any type deck since it only requires colorless energy cards, and I would include a 2-2 line of Yanma and Yanmega in that deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  This is a very good stage 1 Pokemon card, and the best Dragons Exalted card I've reviewed lately.  I like the fact that this card has a free retreat cost, can be put in any deck, and has two great moves.  I know this is a stage 1 Pokemon card but this card really would be dominant if it had a little higher hp or a sweet Ability.  Either way this card is a great card, and I would recommend it to anyone.

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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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Friday, August 3, 2012

Jumpluff -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Jumpluff Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Jumpluff from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Jumpluff is a stage 2, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  Jumpluff evolves from Hoppip and then into Skiploom which evolves into Jumpluff.  I have reviewed both of those other Pokemon from this set the past two days.  Jumpluff has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a free retreat cost.  Unlike the other two Pokemon in this line, Jumpluff does have an Ability which is called Leave It to the Wind and it says that once during your turn before you turn you may move Jumpluff and all the cards attached to it back to your hand.  Besides the Ability, Jumpluff has one move called Acrobatics which takes one grass energy card and does 20 damage plus 30 more damage for each heads you get when you flip two coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Jumpluff is a stage 2 Pokemon, you'll want to evolve Hoppip into Skiploom and then Skiploom into Jumpluff on the bench so you can start attacking right away when you put Jumpluff into the active Pokemon spot and not worry about getting knocked out after one move.  Since Jumpluff has a free retreat cost you don't really have to worry about removing damage from Jumpluff when it is attacked since you can either use its Ability and move it back to your hand or retreat it.  Attacking wise, your only choice is to use Acrobatics which only requires the one energy card, and with some luck you could do 80 damage per turn for only one energy card.  I would include Jumpluff in a deck that is based on speed and the ability to rotate your Pokemon in and out of play for free.  Depending on how much room you have, you may not want to use Jumpluff in your deck and just use Hoppip and Skiploom, since Skiploom is quite similar to this card but does a little less damage and has less hp.  But, if you want to use the full line of this Pokemon, I would suggest using a 3-2-2 line of Hoppip, Skiploom, and Jumpluff in at least a partial grass type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  This is an average stage 2 Pokemon card in my opinion, even though it only has 90 hp which is extremely low, and it can only do 20 damage for sure each turn, the card makes up for this by having a free retreat cost, a great Ability, and a fast move.

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Skiploom -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Skiploom Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Skiploom from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Skiploom is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 60.  Skiploom evolves from Hoppip which I reviewed yesterday and evolves into Jumpluff which I'll be reviewing tomorrow.  Skiploom has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a free retreat cost.  Skiploom doesn't have an Ability and it only has one move called Bullet Seed which takes one grass type energy card and does 10 damage times the number of heads when you flip 4 coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Skiploom is a a stage 1 Pokemon card that has a stage 2 evolution in this set I would recommend keeping Skiploom on the bench until you can evolve it into Jumpluff and then attack with Jumpluff, in the meantime make sure to add energy cards to Skiploom on the bench so if you need to put it into play you can attack right away.  One thing that is very good about Skiploom is that it is really quick and has a free retreat cost, so if one of your Pokemon is knocked out, you can move Skiploom into the active Pokemon spot, hope to do 40 damage with Bullet Seed and then move Skiploom back to the bench.  If you are looking to make a very quick deck I would highly suggest using this card in the deck and I would use 2 each of Hoppip and Skiploom.  Stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Jumpluff for further strategy with this Pokemon line.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  Even though this card has an extremely low hp, I am still giving this card an average rating, I am giving this card an average rating because of its low energy cost to attack and its free retreat cost.  But once again, unless you're specifically using a speed type deck, I would recommend coupling this card with Jumpluff which I'll be reviewing tomorrow.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Hoppip -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Hoppip Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Hoppip from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first card in the set, and with the Dragons Exalted set I plan on reviewing every Pokemon card in the set, starting with the first card in the set and ending with the ultra rare EX cards I have not reviewed.  So...today's Hoppip Pokemon card is a basic, grass type Pokemon card that has an hp of 30.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Hoppip does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Flail Around which takes one grass energy card and does 10 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip three coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Hoppip is a basic Pokemon card that has two evolutions in this set, with Skiploom and Jumpluff, I would recommend keeping Hoppip on your bench until you can evolve Hoppip into its stage 1 or stage 2 evolution.  However, Flail Around can do a fair amount of damage very quickly, so as long as you don't think you'll get knocked out by the defending Pokemon in one move I would suggest putting Hoppip in the active Pokemon spot and using Flail Around a turn or two, but you'll need to evolve Hoppip after that because it won't be able to last with such a low hp.  I would recommend using this card in a grass type deck that includes both of its evolutions, I'll be reviewing Hoppip's evolutions the next two days...so you'll get a better picture of what this card can do for you after I've reviewed those two cards.  On its own, Hoppip is an extremely risky card to use because it has such a low hp.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  The one thing holding me back from giving this card a 1 out of 5 rating is the fact that Flail Around has the potential to do 30 damage, without that potential this card isn't good at all, it has way too low of an hp to do anything long lasting.  One thing I do like about this card is the artwork, it reminds me of the Pokemon Anime artwork very much, and it makes me want to play the game just looking at the card.

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