Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Zweilous #96/124 -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Zweilous Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Zweilous from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of two consecutive Zweilous cards from this set.  Zweilous is a stage 1, dragon type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to dragon type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Zweilous does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Draw In and for one colorless energy cards this move allows you to attach two darkness type energy cards from your discard pile to Zweilous.  Zweilous's second move is called Dragon Headbutt and for three energy cards, one each of colorless, psychic, and darkness, this move does 40 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Zweilous has a stage 2 evolution in Hydreigon, I would suggest evolving Deino into Zweilous and then Zweilous into Hydreigon if possible.  Compared to yesterday's card I would definitely not choose to use this Zweilous card in a deck that I wanted to use Hydreigon in.  This move does 40 less damage per turn for the same amount of energy cards and has a higher retreat cost.  But if you do have this card in your deck, if it is the only Hydreigon card you have for example, your only option to actually attack is to use Dragon Headbutt every turn, so once you get three energy cards on Zweilous use that move and definitely try to evolve Zweilous into Hydreigon as soon as possible.  I would not recommend using this card at all.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a terrible stage 1 Pokemon card, the only good thing about this card is that it has an average hp, nothing else is good at all, especially Dragon Headbutt, which does a minimal amount of damage for a fair amount of energy.  Previewing the next two days, one of the Hydreigon cards from this set requires a ton of energy cards but I would not waste my time putting Zweilous into the active Pokemon spot and using Draw In, I would just keep Zweilous on the bench and attach energy cards to it that way, or put trainer cards in the deck that allow you to attach energy cards to a Pokemon.  Once again, I do not recommend using this card at all.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Zweilous #95/124 -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Zweilous Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Zweilous from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two consecutive Zweilous cards from this set.  Zweilous is a stage 1, dragon type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to dragon type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Zweilous does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Crunch which requires two colorless energy cards and does 30 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin, you may remove an energy card attached to the defending Pokemon.  Zweilous's second move is called Dragon Claw which requires three energy cards, one psychic and two darkness, this move does 80 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Zweilous has a stage 2 evolution in Hydreigon, I would suggest evolving Deino into Zweilous and then Zweilous into Hydreigon if possible.  I would consider moving Zweilous into the active Pokemon spot if it is on the bench and you have three energy cards attached to it, that way you can start using Dragon Claw every turn.  If for some reason you have to put Zweilous into the active Pokemon spot before it has three energy cards on it you'll have to use Crunch.  I would definitely think about using Zweilous in a deck without Hydreigon because it can do 80 damage for three energy cards which is a good move to use, however the one thing I would be weary about is that Zweilous's hp isn't very high for a stage 1 Pokemon.  So if you want to use Zweilous without Hydreigon, I would only suggest using a 1-1 line of Deino and Zweilous in a darkness and psychic type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very average stage 1 Pokemon card.  Even though this card has a low hp, I still think it is a decent, stage 1 Pokemon card.  I think that both of its moves make up for the fact it has a low hp.  So I would recommend using this card without Hydreigon but I think it would  be a much safer bet to use this card with Hydreigon.  I'll see tomorrow if the other Zweilous from this set is better than this one.

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Deino #94/124 -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card

Deino Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Deino from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of two consecutive Deino cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Deino is a basic, dragon type Pokemon card, with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to dragon type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Deino does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Guard Press  and for one darkness energy card this move does 10 damage and any damage done to Deino during your opponent's next turn is reduced by 10.  Deino's second move is called Headbutt and for three energy cards, two colorless and one psychic, this move does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Deino has a stage 1 evolution in Zweilous, and a stage 2 evolution in Hydreigon, you can definitely leave this card on your bench and evolve Deino into its evolutions before putting it into the active Pokemon spot.  If you want for some reason to put Deino into the active Pokemon spot or if you have Deino in your deck to support Hydreigon or Zweilous, this is the card to use over yesterday's card.  This card can attack and do damage every turn whereas yesterday's card can't.  I would hope to only have to use Guard Press once or twice before evolving into Zweilous, but if you get three energy cards on Deino make sure to use Headbutt instead of Guard Press.  This card may be an okay basic/starter Pokemon, but if you choose to use this card you'll have to use it in a darkness and psychic type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a little below average basic Pokemon card.  This card is definitely the better of the two Deino cards from this set and is not a bad starter card, but Guard Press is the only good move on this card, Headbutt costs way too much to use which is a negative, plus its retreat cost is just like yesterday's Deino card and too high in my opinion.  So if your heart is set on using a Deino card in a deck, make sure to use this card out of the two from this set, but I would recommend not using Deino at all without having its evolutions.

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Deino #93/124 -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Deino Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Deino from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two consecutive Deino cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Deino is a basic, dragon type Pokemon card, with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to dragon type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Deino does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Deep Growl and for one darkness energy card if you get a heads when flipping a coin, the defending Pokemon is paralyzed.  Deino's second move is called Power Breath and for two energy cards, one each of psychic and colorless, this move does 30 damage, however you have to discard an energy card attached to Deino.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Deino has a stage 1 evolution in Zweilous, and a stage 2 evolution in Hydreigon, you can definitely leave this card on your bench and evolve Deino into its evolutions before putting it into the active Pokemon spot.  In the case you are forced to put this card into the active Pokemon spot, the strategy is quite straightforward, if you can't evolve Deino, use Power Breath when you have two energy cards on Deino, otherwise use Deep Growl if you only have one.  But I would not use this card on its own in any type deck, possibly tomorrow's Deino card will be better but I cannot recommend using this card at all.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very bad basic Pokemon and an awful card to have to use to get a to a stage 2 Pokemon.  The only good thing about this card is that it has an average hp, other than that there is nothing else positive, Deep Growl only works approximately 50% of the time and Power Breath makes you discard an energy card, plus Deino's retreat cost is too high for a  basic Pokemon that is as weak as this card is.

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Garchomp #91/124 -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Garchomp Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Garchomp from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of two consecutive Garchomp card reviews I'll be doing from this set.  Garchomp is a stage 2, dragon type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  Garchomp is the stage 2 evolution of Gabite, and before that Gible, both of those Pokemon I have reviewed the past couple of days, and both of those Pokemon are in this set.  Garchomp has a x2 weakness to dragon type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a free retreat cost.  Garchomp does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  Its first move is called Jet Headbutt and for one colorless energy card, this move does 40 damage.  Garchomp's second move is called Sand Tomb and for three energy cards, one each of fighting, water, and colorless, this move does 80 damage and prevents the defending Pokemon from retreating during their next turn.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Garchomp is a stage 2 Pokemon, I would recommend evolving Gible into Gabite and then Gabite into Garchomp on your bench, then when you get two energy cards on Garchomp move it into the active Pokemon spot and then depending on the number of energy cards you have attached to Garchomp will determine which move you'll use.  So after reviewing yesterday's Garchomp card and today's card, I would definitely suggest using yesterday's card over this one, yesterday's card is just as quick and can do more damage, the only thing this card has an advantage on over yesterday's card is the retreat cost, this card can retreat for free.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  Compared to yesterday's Garchomp card, this card is no where near as good, but in the whole scheme of things, this card is still an above average stage 2 Pokemon card.  It has a good hp, and two great moves, plus a free retreat cost.  But like I said in the strategy section of this review, compared to the other Garchomp in this set, this card is much worse.  Either way, I would recommend using a 4-3-2 line of Gible, Gabite, and Garchomp in a fighting and water type deck.

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Garchomp #90/124 -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Garchomp Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Garchomp from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two consecutive Garchomp card reviews I'll be doing from this set.  Garchomp is a stage 2, dragon type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  Garchomp is the stage 2 evolution of Gabite, and before that Gible, both of those Pokemon I have reviewed the past couple of days, and both of those Pokemon are in this set.  Garchomp has a x2 weakness to dragon type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Garchomp does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  Its first move is called Mach Cut and for one fighting energy card, this move does 60 damage and allows you to remove a special energy card from the defending Pokemon if they have one attached.  Garchomp's second move is called Dragonblade and for two energy cards, one each of water and fighting, this move does 100 damage, however when using this move you have to discard the top 2 cards from your deck.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Garchomp is a stage 2 Pokemon, I would recommend evolving Gible into Gabite and then Gabite into Garchomp on your bench, then when you get two energy cards on Garchomp move it into the active Pokemon spot and use Dragonblade every turn.  Since Dragonblade forces you to discard cards from your deck, if the defending Pokemon can be knocked out by doing 60 damage or has 110 hp or 120 hp, I would use Mach Cut instead, that way you don't have to discard cards from your deck.  Like I said earlier, I would try to keep all of Garchomp's pre evolution cards on the bench so you can have a healthy Garchomp to attack with, but Gible and Gabite are both decent Pokemon so it is reasonable to put those Pokemon in the active Pokemon spot, just make sure to have a way to remove damage from Garchomp so it can last even longer in the active Pokemon spot.  I would definitely recommend using this card in a water and fighting type deck, and I would use a 4-3-2 line of Gible, Gabite, and Garchomp.  I could definitely base a deck around this Pokemon line.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  This is an awesome stage 2 Pokemon card that I highly recommend to anyone thinking about using this card.  This card has a great hp, two extremely quick but powerful moves, and a low retreat cost.  There isn't anything to not like about this card and like I said I highly recommend it.  I will compare this card to the other Garchomp card in this set tomorrow, it will be hard to imagine a better card than this one though.

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Gabite #89/124 -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Gabite Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gabite from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of two consecutive Gabite cards from this set.  Gabite is a stage 1, dragon type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to dragon type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Gabite card does have an Ability, the Ability is called Dragon Call and says that once during your turn you may search your deck for a dragon type Pokemon and put it into your hand.  Besides the Ability, Gabite only has one move called Dragonslice which takes two energy cards, one each of water and fighting, and does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Gabite has a stage 2 evolution in Garchomp, I would suggest evolving Gible into Gabite and then Gabite into Garchomp if possible.  If you choose to use this Gabite card over the other Gabite card from this deck I would not move this card into the active Pokemon spot if possible.  I would keep it on the bench and use Dragon Call every chance I could. I would recommend using this Gabite card over the other Gabite card if your deck includes many other dragon type Pokemon, then you can use this card as a catalyst to get those other cards into play.  However, if you have to move Gabite into the active Pokemon spot, you have no choice but to use Dragonslice every turn until you can evolve Gabite into Garchomp.  If you are only going to use this card for its Ability, I would only use a 1-1 line of Gible and Gabite in a mostly dragon type deck, otherwise I wouldn't recommend using this card if you want to use only 1 or 2 dragon type Pokemon cards in your deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very average stage 1 Pokemon card.  Even though I gave both Gabite cards from this deck the same rating, I prefer yesterday's card over this card.  At least yesterday's card could do well if moved into the active Pokemon spot, this card doesn't have much of a chance.  Other than only having one move, this card is the same as yesterday's card.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Gabite #88/124 -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Gabite Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gabite from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two consecutive Gabite cards from this set.  Gabite is a stage 1, dragon type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to dragon type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Gabite does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Tackle which requires one colorless energy card and does 20 damage.  Gabite's second move is called Shred and for two energy cards, one each of water and fighting, this move does 40 damage and this move's damage can't be affected by any effects on the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Gabite has a stage 2 evolution in Garchomp, I would suggest evolving Gible into Gabite and then Gabite into Garchomp if possible.  But if you moved Gible into the starting Pokemon start right away since one of the Gible cards from this set is a good starter Pokemon, or you have to move Gabite into the active Pokemon spot because it is your only option, as long as you have two energy cards on Gabite, I would definitely use Shred every turn.  In the mean time I would be actively pursuing the Garchomp card in my deck and trying to get it into my hand so I could evolve Gabite.  Just make sure if you do use this card, that you notice even though it is a dragon type card that it requires water and fighting energy cards, so you'll want to include this card in a water and fighting dual type deck, and I would recommend using Gabite without Garchomp if necessary, if you decide to do this, I would use a 2-1 line of Gible and Gabite in your deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very average stage 1 Pokemon card.  Besides having a somewhat low hp, everything else on this card is average.  It has two decent moves, both do solid damage, and are very quick.  Besides the attacks, Gabite's retreat cost is minimal, the only thing this card is lacking is a good Ability.  I'll have to compare this card to tomorrow's Gabite card to see which one is better.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Gible #87/124 -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Gible Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gible from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of two consecutive Gible cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Gible is a basic, dragon type Pokemon card, with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to dragon type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Gible does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Sand-Attack and for one fighting energy card this move makes your opponent flip a coin if they try and attack the next turn, if they get a tails they can't attack.  Gible's second move is called Knock Away which takes two energy cards, one each of colorless and water 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 Gible has a stage 1 evolution in Gabite, and a stage 2 evolution in Garchomp, you can definitely leave this card on your bench and evolve Gible into its evolutions before putting it into the active Pokemon spot.  With this card, I would recommend keeping it on the bench and evolving it into an evolution before putting it into play, if you are looking to put Gible into play right away, I would use yesterday's Gible card.  If you have to put this Gible card into the active Pokemon spot, I would put two energy cards on this card and use Knock Away every turn.  But like I said a bit earlier, I would recommend the other Gible card from this set over this card.  I would not use more than 1 of these cards in a deck if you're only using this card.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this card is a bit worse than the Gible card I reviewed yesterday, even though this card has a higher hp than that card, I still like that card better.  This card depends too much on luck, and isn't as good of starter card as yesterday's card.

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Gible #86/124 -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Gible Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gible from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two consecutive Gible cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Gible is a basic, dragon type Pokemon card, with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to dragon type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Gible does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Tackle and for one colorless energy card this move does 10 damage.  Gible's second move is called Gnaw which takes two energy cards, one each of fighting and water and does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Gible has a stage 1 evolution in Gabite, and a stage 2 evolution in Garchomp, you can definitely leave this card on your bench and evolve Gible into its evolutions before putting it into the active Pokemon spot.  However, Gible is a pretty good starter card in my opinion, so if you get it in your hand right away at the start of the game, I would not be afraid at all to put it into the active Pokemon spot.  Move wise, use whichever move you have the necessary amount of energy cards for and when you get Gible's evolutions evolve Gible that next turn.  I'll have to compare this Gible card to the other Gible card from this set that I'll be reviewing tomorrow to see which one is better.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an excellent starter Pokemon card for any deck that fits this card.  Even though this card is a dragon type card, you'll have to put this card into a water and fighting type deck.  So if you have a fighting or water type deck, I would definitely recommend putting a couple of these cards in your deck as starter type Pokemon.

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Durant -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Durant Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Durant from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Durant is a basic, metal type Pokemon card, with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Durant does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves.  The first move is called Pull Out and for one colorless energy card this move allows you to put a card from your discard pile on the top of your deck.  Durant's second move is called Iron Head, and for two energy cards, one each of metal and colorless, this move does 30 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip a coin until you get tails.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since this is a basic Pokemon card with no evolutions, you only need to include this card in the deck if you want to use it.  Neither of Durant's moves require much energy so you can easily move this card into the active Pokemon spot very early in the game, but if you are going to use this card, I would recommend using this card later in the game when you have quite a bit of your cards in the discard pile, that way you can use Pull Out and retrieve that card from your discard pile and put it back into your deck and get it into your hand soon after that.  However, if you play this card early in the game, it may be quite effective if you're lucky, because just getting two heads in a row may knock out some basic Pokemon when using Iron Head, so if you use this card early in the game use Iron Head, if you use this card later in the game use Pull Out.  I would not include more than 1 of these cards in a metal type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very average basic Pokemon card.  There is nothing really special about this card, it has a decent hp, good retreat cost, and two okay moves.  Iron Head could be great could be terrible, so overall it balances out to be average, and pull out could be replaced by a trainer card, so like I said in the strategy section of this review, make sure to only use one of these cards in a metal type deck.

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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Aggron -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Aggron Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Aggron from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Aggron is a stage 2, metal type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  Aggron is the stage 2 evolution of Lairon, and before that Aron, both of those Pokemon I have reviewed the past couple of days, and both of those Pokemon are in this set.  Aggron has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Aggron's Ability is called Toppling Wind and says that when you play Aggron from your hand to evolve one of your Pokemon, discard the top 3 cards of your opponent's deck.  Besides the Ability, Aggron has one move called Giga Horn which requires three energy cards, two metal and one colorless, and does 90 damage, however if you get two tails when you flip two coins, this move does nothing.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Aggron is a stage 2 Pokemon, I would recommend evolving Aron into Lairon and then putting Lairon into the active Pokemon spot and using Wreak Havoc one turn because that move does 60 damage and has the potential to make your opponent discard many cards from their deck, that way when you evolve Lairon into Aggron the next turn, you can better utilize Aggron's Ability and discard even more cards from your opponent's deck.  Other than that, Aggron is pretty straightforward to use, just use Giga Horn every turn because that is the only move Aggron has.  If you want to use this Pokemon line I would recommend using a 3-2-1 line of Aron, Lairon, and Aggron in a metal type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  This is a solid stage 2 Pokemon card in my opinion, I like the amount of hp it has and that it has a resistance, plus its Ability is good when first using Lairon from this set, and being able to do 90 damage per turn for only three energy cards is a big plus.  The reason I'm only giving this card an average rating is because Giga Horn may not be able to do any damage, and the retreat cost on this card is higher than any of the energy costs to attack.  But overall, this isn't a bad Pokemon line, and if you're looking for a good number of cards to put in your deck, this line might work well for you.

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Lairon -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Lairon Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Lairon from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Lairon is a stage 1, metal type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Lairon does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Metal Claw which requires two energy cards, one each of metal and colorless and does 30 damage.  Lairon's second move is called Wreak Havoc and for three energy cards, two metal and one colorless this move does 60 damage and when you use this move you can flip a coin until you get tails, for each heads you get, you may discard one card from the top of your opponent's deck.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Lairon has a stage 2 evolution in Aggron, I would suggest evolving Aron into Lairon and then Lairon into Aggron if possible.  But if you have to move Lairon into the active Pokemon spot before evolving it into Aggron, if you have three energy cards on Lairon I would definitely use Wreak Havoc every turn since it does twice as much damage as Metal Claw does.  But I would make sure to evolve Lairon into Aggron as soon as possible.  I could see using just Aron and Lairon in a deck on their own, if you choose to do this I would use a 2-1 line or 1-1 line of Aron and Lairon in a metal type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very average stage 1 Pokemon card.  It has average hp, and two pretty decent moves.  Neither move is fast on this card so you'll have to be patient with Lairon, but I like how Wreak Havoc has the possibility of doing more than just damage, and this move can really be effective if it is towards the end of the game and your opponent doesn't have many cards left in their deck.  So overall, Lairon isn't a bad card, and it should be worthy of a consideration in any metal type deck.

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Aron -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Aron Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Aron from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Aron is a basic, metal type Pokemon card, with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Aron does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Take Down which requires two energy cards, one each of metal and colorless and does 30 damage.  However when using Take Down, Aron does 10 damage to itself.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Aron has a stage 1 evolution in Lairon, and a stage 2 evolution in Aggron, 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 Aron is extremely slow to attack and when it does attack it does damage to itself, plus if you do move it into the active Pokemon spot and need to retreat you will have to discard two energy cards to do so.  So after just reviewing this card, I cannot recommend using Aron on its own.  Strategy wise if you put Aron into the active Pokemon spot I would suggest using Take Down every turn because you have no other choice of a move to use.

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, but that is where it ends...its move isn't very good and its retreat cost is pretty expensive.  So I would definitely not recommend using this card at all.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Skuntank -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Skuntank Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Skuntank from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Skuntank is a stage 1, darkness type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Skuntank does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, its first move is called Smogscreen and for one darkness energy card this move does 20 damage plus poisons the defending Pokemon, and if that Pokemon tries to attack Skuntank during its next turn, your opponent must flip a coin, if they get tails that Pokemon can't attack.  Skuntank's second move is called Hammer In and for three energy cards, one colorless and two darkness, this move does 80 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Skuntank is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Stunky into play (I reviewed Stunky from this set yesterday) and then evolve Stunky into Skuntank.  If you read yesterday's review, I think it would be okay to move Stunky into the active Pokemon spot first, but if you have a choice I would definitely keep it on the bench until you're able to evolve it into Skuntank.  When you get Skuntank into the active Pokemon spot, I would use Hammer In right away if you have the necessary energy cards to use that move, I would use this move because it does major damage and you should be able to knock out most Pokemon in two turns or less.  The only time I would consider using Smogscreen is if Skuntank is close to being knocked out or you only have one or two energy cards on Skuntank.  I would definitely use this card in a deck and include a 2-2 line of Stunky and Skuntank in a darkness 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.  Both of Skuntank's moves are very good, I like how this card has one quick move that doesn't do that much damage but is still good, and one slower move that does a ton of damage every turn.  Other than two great moves, Skuntank has an average hp, and retreat cost.  I would definitely include this Pokemon line in any dark type deck I would make.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Stunky -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Stunky Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Stunky from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Stunky is a basic, darkness type Pokemon card, with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Stunky does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Acid Spray which takes one darkness energy card and does 10 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin, your opponent must discard an energy card attached to their active Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Stunky is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Skuntank, I would recommend keeping Stunky on your bench and evolving it into Skuntank (which I'll be reviewing tomorrow) before moving it into the active Pokemon spot.  If you have to put Stunky into the active Pokemon spot, I would recommend using Acid Spray every turn because it because that is the only move this card has.  I might consider using this card on its own, if I need to add one Pokemon card to a deck, and since this Pokemon can attack quickly it may be a good card to add to your deck, but I definitely would not rely heavily on this card because it does only have the one move.  So I would include 1 at the most of this card in a darkness type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average basic Pokemon card.  This card has average everything, hp, retreat cost, resistance amount, and moves.  So there is nothing really that stands out about this card, so use this card at your own peril, it won't do too much good or bad in my opinion.

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Houndoom -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Houndoom Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Houndoom from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Houndoom is a stage 1, darkness type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Houndoom does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, its first move is called Bite and for two darkness energy card this move does 30 damage.  Houndoom's second move is called Fire Fang and for three energy cards, one darkness and two colorless, this move does 70 damage and burns the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Houndoom is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Houndour into play (I reviewed Houndour from this set yesterday) and then evolve Houndour into Houndoom.  If you read yesterday's review, I think Houndour wouldn't be a great starter Pokemon, so you should always have Houndour on the bench when evolving it into Houndoom.  When you get Houndoom into the active Pokemon spot, I would use Bite right away if you only have one energy card on Houndoom, if you have three energy cards, make sure to use Fire Fang every turn.  So ultimately, I would not move Houndoom into the active Pokemon spot until Houndoom has three energy cards on it so I can use Fire Fang immediately.  I would use a 2-1 or 2-2 line of Houndour and Houndoom in a darkness 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.  I like how Houndoom has an above average hp, low retreat cost and two great moves.  Bite is a very quick move that does a good amount of damage, and Fire Fang is a little slower move, but it does above average damage plus it inflicts a special condition.  I would highly recommend using this card in a deck, it will be a great filler card in a deck.

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Houndour -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Houndour Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Houndour from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Houndour is a basic, darkness type Pokemon card, with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Houndour does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Bite and for one colorless energy card, this move does 10 damage.  Houndour's second move is called Darkness Fang and for three energy cards, two colorless and one darkness, this move does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Houndour is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Houndoom, I would recommend keeping Houndour on your bench and evolving it into Houndoom (which I'll be reviewing tomorrow) before moving it into the active Pokemon spot.  If you have to put Houndour into the active Pokemon spot, I would recommend using Bite every turn because it only requires one energy card, if you know you're going to evolve Houndour into Houndoom, I would definitely put three energy cards on Houndour and use Darkness Fang every turn until you can evolve it into Houndoom.  Since Houndour is quite slow, if you want to do a good amount of damage, I would not include this card in a deck by itself.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an below average basic Pokemon card.  There are a couple of good things about this card, including its hp, retreat cost, and the move called Bite.  However, Darkness Fang costs way too much to use, so I would not recommend using this card in a deck, I would find a better starting Pokemon like Murkrow from a day or two ago.

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Honchkrow -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Honchkrow Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Honchkrow from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Honchkrow is a stage 1, darkness type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110.  It has a x2 weakness to electric type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Honchkrow does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, its first move is called Whirlwind and for two colorless energy cards this move does 30 damage and you may have your opponent switch out their active Pokemon with one of their benched Pokemon.  Honchkrow's second move is called Diving Swipe and for three energy cards, two colorless and one darkness, this move does 70 damage and you get to discard a random card from your opponent's hand.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Honchkrow is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Murkrow into play (I reviewed Murkrow from this set yesterday) and then evolve Murkrow into Honchkrow.  If you read yesterday's review, I think Honchkrow is an excellent starter Pokemon so it should probably be in your active Pokemon spot when you evolve Murkrow into Honchkrow, once you have Honchkrow in the active Pokemon spot, I would use Diving Swipe every turn because it does a ton of damage.  The only way I would use use Whirlwind is if I only have two energy cards attached to Honchkrow or I'm using Honchkrow in a spread damage type deck, that way I could use Whirlwind almost every turn and have my opponent bring in new active Pokemon from their bench every turn.  Both of the Pokemon in this line are great, so I would recommend using a 2-2 line in a darkness type deck, but make sure to note these Pokemon don't require many darkness type energy cards so they may be able to fit in almost any 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.  This means that both the Pokemon in this line from Dragons Exalted are both above average and I would definitely recommend using this line in your deck.  What I specifically like about this card is that it has a good hp, and it has two great moves that not only do damage but something more, Whirlwind can spread damage, and Diving Swipe does above average damage and makes your opponent discard a card from their hand.  So once again I would highly recommend using this card.

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Murkrow -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Murkrow Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Murkrow from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Murkrow is a basic, darkness type Pokemon card, with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to electric type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Murkrow does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Pck and for one colorless energy card, this move does 10 damage.  Murkrow's second move is called Wing Attack and for two energy cards, one each of colorless and darkness, this move does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, even though Murkrow has a stage 1 evolution in Honchkrow, and there is a Honchkrow in this set (I'll be reviewing that card tomorrow), I would definitely recommend moving in Murkrow from your bench to your active Pokemon spot as soon as you can in the game.  The reasons for this would be that Murkrow has a fairly high hp, and two quick, efficient moves, that can do a fair amount of damage to other, weaker basic Pokemon early in games.  Plus, you can attach two energy cards to Murkrow and then set up the rest of your team on the bench, and if Murkrow gets in trouble you can either retreat it for one energy card or evolve it into Honchkrow.  If you only want to use Murkrow in a deck, I would put 1 or 2 Murkrow cards in a darkness type deck, but since both of Murkrow's moves require at least one colorless energy card I don't think this card would be hard to fit into most decks.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an above average basic Pokemon card.  I like that it has a good hp, but still has an evolution, and is quick to attack, both moves doing damage and neither move requiring more than 2 energy cards.  So I would definitely recommend using this card in battle, stay tuned for tomorrow's review to see if I recommend using this card would its evolution in Honchkrow.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Terrakion EX -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Terrakion EX Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Terrakion EX from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Terrakion EX is a basic, EX, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 180.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Terrakion EX does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves.  The first move is called Rock Tumble and for two energy cards, one each of fighting and colorless, this move does 50 damage.  Terrakion's second move is called Pump-up Smash and for three energy cards, two fighting and one colorless, this move does 90 damage and allows you to attach 2 energy cards from your hand to your benched Pokemon in any way you like.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since this is an EX Pokemon card you'll have to remember that if this card is knocked out your opponent will get to take two prize cards instead of one.  With that being said, I would recommend keeping Terrakion EX on the bench until you have three energy cards on it and then move it into the active Pokemon spot and use Pump-up Smash every turn.  I would make sure to include this card in a deck that includes many supporters that allows you to get many energy cards into your hand, that way when you use Pump-up Smash you can always attach energy cards to your benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very good EX Pokemon card, it has an extremely high hp, and two good moves that do a good amount of damage.  I especially like how Pump-up Smash benefits your benched Pokemon and allows them to be ready to be moved to the active Pokemon spot that much quicker.  So if you're using a fighting type deck I would definitely recommend using this card in that deck.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Stunfisk -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Stunfisk Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Stunfisk from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Stunfisk is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to electric type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Stunfisk does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves.  The first move is called Muddy Water and for one fighting energy card this move does 20 damage to your opponent's active Pokemon and 20 more damage to one of your opponent's benched Pokemon.  Stunfisk's second move is called Rumble which requires two energy cards, one each of fighting and colorless, and does 40 damage and makes the defending Pokemon unable to retreat during their next turn.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since this is a basic Pokemon card with no evolutions, you only need to include this card in the deck if you want to use it.  Stunfisk is a very fast attacker only requiring two energy cards to do the move that requires the most on this card.  I would move Stunfisk into the active Pokemon spot as early in the game as possible and use Muddy Water every turn, not only does this do a fair amount of damage to the defending Pokemon but after using it a couple of turns, your opponent's benched Pokemon will be suffering too.  The only time I would use Rumble is if you can knock out the defending Pokemon by doing 40 damage, otherwise I would stick to Muddy Water.  I would include Stunfisk in a fighting type deck that has other spread damage type Pokemon in it.  I would include 1 or 2 of these cards in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very good basic Pokemon card and would make an excellent starter Pokemon in a deck.  This card can do a good amount of damage very quickly and spread that damage around as well.  Another thing I like about this card is its high hp which is great for a starter Pokemon.  The one thing from preventing me on giving this card a perfect rating is this card's retreat cost which is higher than the energy costs for either of its moves.  But overall this is a great card and I highly recommend it.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Sawk -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Sawk Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Sawk from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Sawk is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Sawk does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves.  The first move is called Defensive Stance and for one colorless energy card this move allows you to heal 30 damage from Sawk, however after doing this you must switch Sawk with one of your benched Pokemon.  Sawk's second move is called Karate Chop, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one fighting, and does 70 damage minus 10 damage for each damage counter on this Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since this is a basic Pokemon card with no evolutions, you only need to include this card in the deck if you want to use it.  Since Sawk is quite slow, at least in being able to do damage, I would suggest keeping Sawk on the bench until you have three energy cards on it, so you can move it into the active Pokemon and start using Karate Chop right away and do 70 damage that first turn.  I would use Karate Chop twice, Defensive Stance the third turn to remove damage from Sawk and then use a different Pokemon in the active Pokemon spot since that is what will be forced to happen when you use Defensive Stance.  I would only use 1 of this Pokemon card in a fighting type deck, one thing good about this card is that it requires mostly colorless energy cards so you may be able to fit it into almost any type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average basic Pokemon card.  I would suggest staying away from this card at all costs.  It is too slow and cannot do much damage at all, it is a waste to put three energy cards on this card and then as soon as Sawk takes any damage it can't do much damage at all any more and your only other option is to basically retreat it.  So I would not recommend using this card at all.

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Monday, October 8, 2012

Throh -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

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Throh Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Throh from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Throh is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Throh does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves.  The first move is called Squeeze and for three energy cards, two colorless and one fighting, this move does 40 damage plus 20 more damage and paralysis on the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when you flip a coin.  Throh's second move is called Superpower and for four energy cards, three colorless and one fighting, this move does 70 damage plus 20 more damage, if you choose to do 20 more damage, you have to do 20 damage to Throh.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since this is a basic Pokemon card with no evolutions, you only need to include this card in the deck if you want to use it.  Since Throh is quite slow, I would recommend moving Throh to the bench and attaching energy cards to it there.  I would suggest using Superpower more of often than Squeeze because it can do almost twice the amount of damage every turn, plus if you don't get a heads when using Squeeze, you had to use way too many energy cards to only do 40 damage.  The only time I would use Squeeze is if I only had three energy cards on Throh or for some reason you really needed to paralyze the defending Pokemon.  I would only use 1 Throh card in a deck because it requires so many energy cards to attack.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average basic Pokemon card.  Even though it does have above average hp, and two moves that do decent amounts of damage, the Pokemon card is too slow for my liking and I would not recommend using it in a deck.

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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Gigalith -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Gigalith Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gigalith from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Gigalith is a stage 2, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  Gigalith is the stage 2 evolution of Boldore, and before that Roggenrola, both of those Pokemon I have reviewed the past couple of days, and both of those Pokemon are in this set.  Gigalith has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Gigalith does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves, the first move is called Revenge Cannon and for three energy cards, two colorless and one fighting, this move does 10 damage plus 10 more damage for each damage counter on each of your benched Pokemon.  Gigalith's second move is called Reckless Charge, and for four energy cards, two each of fighting and colorless, this move does 120 damage, however Gigalith does 40 damage to itself when it uses this move.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Gigalith is a stage 2 Pokemon, I would recommend evolving Roggenrola into Boldore and then putting Bolder into the active Pokemon spot and use Earthquake, once or twice, then evolve Boldore into Gigalith.  I would recommend doing this because the more damage that is on your benched Pokemon (and Earthquake does damage to your benched Pokemon) the more damage Revenge Cannon will do.  So if I had Gigalith in the active Pokemon spot I would almost always use Revenge Cannon, you would hope it would do almost 120 damage per turn like Reckless Charge does but Revenge Cannon is faster and does not do any damage to Gigalith.  The only time I would use Reckless Charge is when Gigalith is for sure going to be knocked out the next turn or by doing 120 damage you will knock out the defending Pokemon.  If I were to use this Pokemon line in a deck, I would include a 3-2-1 line of Roggenrola, Boldore, and Gigalith in a fighting type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average stage 2 Pokemon card that I don't think I would ever use in one of my decks.  Even though this card can potentially do a lot of damage every turn, I don't feel its worth either damaging your benched Pokemon first or damaging Gigalith every turn to actually do a good amount of damage to your opponent's Pokemon with this card.  So I don't think this card is worth the risk and that's why I'm giving this card a below average rating.

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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Boldore -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Boldore Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Boldore from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Boldore is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Boldore does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Rock Cannon which requires one fighting energy card and does 30 damage times the number of heads you get in a row, if you flip a tails on the first turn this move does nothing.  Boldore's second move is called Earthquake, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one fighting, and does 60 damage, however it does do 10 damage to each your own benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Boldore has a stage 2 evolution in Gigalith, I would suggest evolving Roggenrola into Boldore and then Boldore into Gigalith if possible.  But if you have to move Boldore into the active Pokemon spot before evolving it into Gigalith, I would try and use Earthquake every turn even though it does do damage to your own benched Pokemon.  But as long as you evolve Boldore into Gigalith, the more damage you have on your benched Pokemon the better Gigalith will be.  So I would hope to have a pretty full bench when I put Boldore into the active Pokemon spot.  The only time I would use Rock Cannon is if by using Earthquake I would knock out one of my own Pokemon or if I didn't have three energy cards attached to Boldore.  I still wouldn't use Roggenrola or Boldore without using Gigalith in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average, stage 1 Pokemon card.  The reason I think it is below average is because both of its moves aren't that great.  The first move, Rock Cannon may end up doing no damage at all, and Earthquake does average damage to the defending Pokemon, but does damage to your own Pokemon which makes this move below average.  One thing I really don't like about this card is that if you want to guarantee damage to your opponent's active Pokemon when attacking you have to use Earthquake which in turn will always do damage to your own Pokemon and potentially knock them out.

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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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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Claydol -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Claydol Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Claydol from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Claydol is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Claydol does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, its first move is called Rapid Spin, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 30 damage, after doing the damage you must switch Claydol with one of your benched Pokemon and make your opponent switch their active Pokemon with one of their benched Pokemon.  Claydol's second move is called Rock Smash and for three energy cards, two colorless and one fighting, this move does 60 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 Claydol is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Baltoy into play (I reviewed Baltoy from this set yesterday) and then evolve Baltoy into Claydol.  If you read yesterday's review, I would suggest keeping Baltoy on your bench until you are able to evolve it into Claydol.  Whenever you do get Claydol into play, I would put Claydol into the active Pokemon spot when I get three energy cards on it so I can use Rock Smash as soon as I put Claydol into the active Pokemon spot.  So I would use Claydol every turn, unless Claydol is about to be knocked out and instead of retreating and having to discard three energy cards I would use Rapid Spin to retreat Claydol while doing damage at the same time.  The other scenario I would use Rapid Spin in would be if the defending Pokemon is really powerful, I would use Rapid Spin to move that Pokemon out of the active Pokemon spot.  I would recommend using a 1-1 line of Baltoy and Claydol in a fighting type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average stage 1 Pokemon card.  It has two decent moves, and an average hp.  The reason it isn't getting higher than an average rating is because of its retreat cost, which is high, and the fact that if you don't get a heads when flipping a coin when using Rock Smash, Claydol's moves are very average.  But if you need to add a few cards to a fighting type deck I would definitely recommend taking a look at this line.

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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.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Probopass -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Probopass Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Probopass from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Probopass is a stage 1, metal type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Probopass does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, its first move is called Magnetic Lines which takes two colorless energy cards and does 30 damage, this move also allows you to move an energy card attached to your opponent's active Pokemon and put it on one of their benched Pokemon.  Probopass's second move is called Heavy Nose and for three energy cards, one metal, and two colorless, this move does 60 damage plus 30 more damage if the defending Pokemon has any damage counters on it.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Probopass is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Nosepass into play (I reviewed Nosepass from this set yesterday) and then evolve Nosepass into Probopass.  If you read yesterday's review, I think Nosepass is a decent basic Pokemon so it definitely could be used on its own in a deck or moved into the active Pokemon spot before it is evolved into Probopass.  Whenever you do get Probopass into play, I would wait to put it into the active Pokemon spot, I would attach three energy cards on Probopass, make sure the defending Pokemon has damage on it and then use Heavy Nose every turn and do 90 damage.  To ensure that Heavy Nose can do 90 damage every turn I would include this card in a spread damage type deck and use the Pokemon that can do spread damage first before you put Probopass into the active Pokemon spot.  I would suggest using a 1-1 line of Nosepass and Probopass in a partly metal type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average stage 1 Pokemon card.  It has two decent moves, and a good hp.  The reason it isn't getting higher than an average rating is because of its retreat cost, it is way too high, and seems unreasonably high for the energy cards this card requires to attack and its hp.  So just make sure if you do use this card in your deck you take into consideration its retreat cost before putting it into the active Pokemon spot.

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Nosepass -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Nosepass Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Nosepass from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Nosepass is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Nosepass does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Rock Throw which requires two colorless energy cards and does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Nosepass is a basic Pokemon that has a stage 1 evolution in Probopass, you'll want to pair this card with its evolution.  If you plan on using Probopass from this set (which I'll be reviewing tomorrow) you'll want to include Nosepass in a steel type deck because that is the type of Pokemon Probopass is in this set.  Nosepass would be a decent Pokemon to start your game with, it is a tad bit slow but Rock Throw is a solid move and can do 20 damage every turn.  Strategy-wise when Nosepass is in the active Pokemon spot you will have no choice but to use Rock Throw every turn since that is Nosepass's only move.  I would possibly put 1 Nosepass in any type deck since it only requires colorless energy cards.

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 the fact this card has an above average hp, and one good move.  Like I said in the strategy section of this review, it is a bit slow, but being able to do 20 damage every turn on a basic Pokemon is pretty good.  So I would recommend using this card if you have the option to.

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