Friday, November 30, 2012

Serperior -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Serperior Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Serperior from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Serperior is a stage 2, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  Serperior is the stage 2 evolution of Servine, and before that Snivy, both of those Pokemon I have reviewed the past couple of days, and both of those Pokemon are in this set.  Serperior has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Serperior does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves.  The first move it has is called Double Slash and for two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, this move does 50 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip two coins.  Serperior's second move is called Mega Drain and for three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, this move does 70 damage and heals 30 damage from Serperior.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Serperior is a stage 2 Pokemon, I would recommend evolving Snivy into Servine and then Servine into Serperior on your bench.  Once you get three energy cards on Serperior I would then move it into the active Pokemon spot.  The past two days I have reviewed both Snivy and Servine and both cards are pretty solid, and I've recommended using them on their own.  So you could definitely have these Pokemon in the active Pokemon spot when you can evolve them into Serperior, once Snivy is evolved into Servine that is.  So once you get Serperior into the active Pokemon spot, I would use Mega Drain every turn if I had three energy cards on Serperior, otherwise you'll want to use Double Slash if you can afford it.  This card should last a very long time in the active Pokemon spot if you move it in from your bench with three energy cards on it because it does have 140 hp so most Pokemon won't be able to knock it out in one move let alone two moves, and with Mega Drain doing 70 damage and healing 30 damage every turn, you should be able to knock out most Pokemon in two turns and make Serperior's hp seem like almost 200 hp.  I would definitely recommend using this card in a grass type deck and I would suggest any of the Pokemon in this line.  I would build a deck around this card, so I would have a 4-3-2 line of Snivy, Servine, and Serperior in a grass 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 2 Pokemon card.  This card alone is above average, but I would give this Pokemon line from this set a 5 out of 5 rating.  I really like how Serperior has a good hp that seems even higher with Mega Drain, it has a low retreat cost, and can do at a minimum 70 damage every turn.  Once again this is an excellent card and I would highly recommend using it in a deck.

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Servine -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Servine Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Servine from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Servine is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Servine does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  Its first move is called Vine Whip and for one grass energy card this move does 20 damage.  Servine's second move is called Double Slash and for three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, this move does 40 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip two coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Servine has a stage 2 evolution in Serperior, if you have Servine on your bench, I would keep it there until you evolve it into Serperior.  However, in yesterday's review I indicated that Snivy was a good starter Pokemon so if you have Snivy in the active Pokemon spot, I would recommend evolving Snivy into Servine because it has 20 more hp and can do more damage.  So if you have Servine in the active Pokemon spot, I would actually use Vine Whip most turns for two reasons, the first is that it is guaranteed to do 20 damage and second, it only requires one energy card to attack, so if Servine gets knocked out it won't have to discard three energy cards.  However, if you are facing a Pokemon with a hp and you have three energy cards on Servine, you can definitely try and use Double Slash and hope for 80 damage, but your best bet would be to evolve Servine into Serperior.  I would always suggest using Pokemon with their highest evolution, so I would use this card with Serperior most likely, but if you have a limited amount of spots in your deck, I could definitely see using a 2-1 line of Snivy and Servine in a partly grass 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.  The only thing I don't like about this card is the fact that it has only 80 hp, but at the same time it is quite good besides that.  It is very quick, only requiring one energy card to do 20 damage, and can also do up to 80 damage if you get some luck and spend some time setting this card up.  So after reviewing the first two Pokemon in this line, I like both of them so far, hopefully Serperior tomorrow doesn't disappoint.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Snivy -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Snivy Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Snivy from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Snivy 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.  Snivy does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves.  The first move is called Vine Whip and for one grass type energy card this move does 10 damage.  Oddish's second move is called Cut and for two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, this move does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Snivy has a stage 1 evolution in Servine, and a stage 2 evolution in Serperior, I would definitely recommend including both those two Pokemon in a deck with Snivy.  However, this Snivy card would function as a great starter Pokemon card so I would definitely use it that way.  I would put it into the active Pokemon spot as soon as I could at the start of the game, and depending on how many energy cards you have on Snivy will determine which move you will use.  Of course you'll want to evolve it into Servine when you can, but if you need one Pokemon card for a deck, this card may fit the bill, and actually make an impact for you in your game.  As a starter Pokemon, I would use 1 of these in a mostly grass type deck, with its evolutions I would use more, but you'll have to read the reviews in the next few days to know how many I would use exactly.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average yet very solid basic Pokemon card.  This card has a solid hp, low retreat cost, and two very solid moves.  This card is a great starter Pokemon card and a wonderful way to start off your evolution to Serperior.  I wish all basic Pokemon cards with a stage 2 evolution were this good!  So like I stated in the strategy section, this card is a good card to use alone, but I would always recommend using cards with its evolutions.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Shaymin -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Shaymin Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Shaymin from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Shaymin is a basic, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Shaymin does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves.  Its first move is called Call for Family and for one colorless energy card this move allows you to search your deck for 2 basic Pokemon and put them onto your bench.  Shaymin's second move is called Leaf Drain and for two grass energy cards this move does 30 damage and heals 30 damage from Shaymin as well if you get a heads when you flip a coin.

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.  To best utilize this card I would include many basic Pokemon in this deck so that when I have Shaymin in the active Pokemon spot to start the game, I can use Call for Family and move 2 basic, yet powerful Pokemon onto the bench.  This move not only will help you from losing the game by running out of basic Pokemon on your bench, but it will allow you to get better, more powerful Pokemon on your bench quicker, if you use more powerful basic Pokemon, like the Heracross card I reviewed the other day.  I would only use Call for Family once, and only if I didn't have many Pokemon on my bench, otherwise I would use Leaf Drain every turn and try and keep Shaymin in the active Pokemon spot as long as possible to get energy cards attached to your Pokemon on the bench.  If you are using this card for its Call for Family move then this card fits well in any deck, otherwise I would put this card in at least a deck that has half grass Pokemon in it.  I would use 1, maybe 2 Shaymin cards in a deck.

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 from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon card set.  This card has an above average hp, and two good moves.  Even though Call for Family doesn't do any damage, it is still a good move because it can move Pokemon into play and it requires only one colorless energy card.  I really like Leaf Drain because it is quick, only two energy cards, and it does a good amount of damage, 30, plus it can heal 30 damage from Shaymin if you're lucky, and if you get this card into the active Pokemon spot very early in the game, healing 30 damage from Shaymin will really do a lot if the opponent attacking you is only doing 10 damage a turn.  I would definitely recommend using this card in a grass type deck if you're looking for 1 more card to slip into your deck.

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Celebi EX -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Celebi EX Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Celebi EX from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Celebi EX is a basic, EX, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Because Celebi is an EX card, if your opponent knocks this card out they get to take two prize cards instead of one.  Celebi's Ability is called Time Recall and it says that any of your evolved Pokemon in play can use moves from their previous evolutions.  Besides the Ability, Celebi EX has only one move called Wind Whisk which requires three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, and does 60 damage.  However, after using the move, this card must be switched to your bench and another card is moved into the active Pokemon spot.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since this is a basic Pokemon card you won't have to include this card with any other evolutions.  Because Celebi EX only has one move that when used retreats you to the bench, I would keep Celebi on the bench until it had three energy cards on it, then when there is a good opportunity to do so, move Celebi into the active Pokemon spot and use Win Whisk one turn which afterwards Celebi will be on the bench, and that's where I would leave it until another one of your Pokemon is either knocked out or retreats.  I would use this card primarily for its Ability, because of its Ability, I would build a deck that includes a fair amount of stage 1 and stage 2 Pokemon cards that require a lot of energy cards to attack, that way, I could evolve into those Pokemon, put them into the active Pokemon spot and still be able to attack with one of their previous evolutions.  I could definitely see myself using 1 Celebi EX card in a grass type deck, but I would mostly use this card for its Ability, it isn't good enough to be used for an attacker because its move is average and if knocked out, it will hurt you twice as much as other non EX Pokemon cards.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a pretty average basic Pokemon card, actually for an EX card it really isn't that great but overall it is average.  It has a decent hp, an average move, and a slightly above average Ability.  If you only need one more grass Pokemon card to put in your deck, this card wouldn't be tops on my list but it wouldn't be the worst card to put in either.

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Heracross -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Heracross Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Heracross from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Heracross is a basic, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Heracross does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves.  Its first move is called Horn Attack and for one grass energy card this move does 20 damage.  Heracross's second move is called Giga Horn and for three energy cards, two grass and one colorless, this move does 80 damage, however if you get two tails when you flip two coins, this move does not do anything.

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.  I would suggest using Heracross as a starter Pokemon in a grass type deck.  I would use 1 in a deck, and try and get that card into the active Pokemon spot to start the game, that way during your first turn you can do 20 damage using Horn Attack and two turns later you can do 80 damage.  So to summarize, move this card into your active Pokemon spot right away, and start attaching energy cards to it until you get three on it.  Once you have three, battle for as long as you can and then either retreat Heracross or let it get knocked out.

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 from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon card set.  This card has an above average hp, and two great moves.  I like how this card is both quick (i.e. Horn Attack) and can do a good amount of damage (i.e. Giga Horn) this card is great overall, and would make a great starter Pokemon card in a deck, much better than yesterday's Scyther card at that.

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Scyther -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Scyther Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Scyther from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Scyther is a basic, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Scyther does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  Its first move is called Slash which requires one colorless energy card and does 10 damage.  Scyther's second move called Sharp Scythe is another move that requires only colorless energy cards, in this case two of them.  This move does 20 damage for those two energy cards.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Scyther is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Scizor, I would recommend using Scizor in your deck as well.  Scizor from this set is a metal type Pokemon card, so I won't be reviewing that card for awhile since I'm reviewing this set from the beginning and going card by card.  However with that being said, Scyther isn't a bad starting Pokemon card, it can fit in any deck, make sure to put it in a metal type deck if you want to use Scizor with Scyther.  But if you plan on using this card on its own, you could definitely put it in any type deck since it only requires colorless energy cards.  That way, it would be the perfect starter Pokemon card, it has a good hp, and two good moves, I would use Sharp Scythe every turn if I had two energy cards on Scyther, otherwise I would have to use Slash.  If I was going to use Scyther in a deck on its own I would only use 1 or 2 of these cards.

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 think this card is very solid.  I like that it has an above average hp, a low retreat cost, and two quick but efficient moves.  Like I stated earlier, this is a great starter card to use in a deck, and a quick way to do some damage to your opponent's Pokemon early in the game.  I can definitely recommend this card if you need one more card in your deck.

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Friday, November 23, 2012

Tangrowth -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Tangrowth Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Tangrowth from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Tangrowth is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Tangrowth does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, its first move is called Hundred Furious Lashes which requires one grass energy card and does 30 damage times the number of grass energy cards attached to Tangrowth.  However, you cannot use this move two turns in a row.  Tangrowth's second move is called Mega Drain and for four energy cards, three colorless and one grass, this move does 70 damage and heals 30 damage from Tangrowth.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Tangrowth is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Tangela into play (I reviewed Tangela from this set yesterday) and then evolve Tangela into Tangrowth.  If you read yesterday's review, I would not recommend using Tangela on its own or putting it into the active Pokemon spot before evolving it into Tangrowth for a couple of reasons, the first is that it is extremely slow, and the second is that Tangrowth can do more damage and has a higher hp.  So I would try and get four energy cards on Tangrowth on the bench, preferably all grass energy cards, and then move this card into play and use Hundred Furious Lashes the first time and then use Mega Drain the next.  Tangrowth should be able to last quite awhile in the active Pokemon spot as long as it has four energy cards on it because it can knock out most Pokemon in 1 turn and with basically 130+ hp, this card can endure a fair amount of hits.  I would consider using this card in a mostly grass type deck, and use a 1-1 or 2-2 line of Tangela and Tangrowth.

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.  Even thought this card is pretty slow, if you want to do some damage that is, and has an extremely high retreat cost, I could definitely see myself using this card and just putting in on the bench and later in the game putting this card into the active Pokemon spot and doing 210 damage every turn!  This card is extremely powerful and should be in almost every grass type deck out there (at least in my opinion).

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Tangela -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Tangela Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Tangela from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Tangela is a basic, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Tangela does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  Its first move is called Nap and for one grass energy card this move allows you to heal 30 damage from Tangela.  Tangela's second move is called Vine Whip (wait, I thought this was Bulbasaur's move!) and for three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, this move does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Tangela is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Tangrowth, I would recommend keeping Tangela on your bench and evolving it into Tangrowth(which I'll be reviewing tomorrow) before moving it into the active Pokemon spot.  Sometimes, these basic Pokemon that evolve into stage 1 Pokemon make good starter Pokemon because they are very quick, however this is not the case with Tangela.  I would not recommend using it as a starter Pokemon at all, because the only move it has to attack with requires three energy cards.  With that being said, if you get three energy cards on Tangela and have to move it into the active Pokemon spot it is a decent Pokemon to use, because it can do 50 damage per turn and if it gets close to feinting, you can always use Nap to heal some damage from it.

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.  If you didn't know what stage this card was, it looks awfully similar to a weak stage 1 Pokemon.  Because of this, this card isn't great as a starter Pokemon, even though it has a high hp and can do some damage, it isn't very good because of its retreat cost, and high attack costs.  I would not recommend using this card in a deck on its own, you'll have to check into tomorrow's review to see if you should use this card with Tangrowth in a deck.  And make sure if you have any comments or questions about this card or strategy in general to comment on this review, I'll make sure to answer the comment.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Bellossom -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Bellossom Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Bellossom from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Bellossom is a stage 2, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110.  Bellossom is the stage 2 evolution of Gloom, and before that Oddish, both of those Pokemon I have reviewed the past couple of days, and both of those Pokemon are in this set.  In yesterday's review, I reviewed Vileplume, which is the other stage 2 evolution in this Pokemon line.  Bellossom has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Unlike Vileplume from yesterday, Bellossom does not have an Ability, however it does have two moves, the first move is called Grass Knot which requires one grass energy card and does 10 damage plus 20 more damage for each colorless energy in the defending Pokemon's retreat cost.  So basically, the more powerful the defending Pokemon, the more damage this will do.  Bellossom's other move is called Petal Dance, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, and does 50 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip three coins.  Unfortunately after using this move, Bellossom is confused.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Bellossom is a stage 2 Pokemon, I would recommend evolving Oddish into Gloom and then Gloom into Bellossom on your bench.  I would strongly urge you to do this in the case of this Pokemon line because both Oddish and Gloom are extremely weak.  I would recommend keeping Bellossom on the bench until you have to face a Pokemon that has at least a 3 colorless energy card retreat cost, when that happens, move Bellossom into the active Pokemon spot and use Grass Knot, in this scenario the move would do 70 damage for only 1 energy card.  I would stick to this strategy throughout the game, I would move Bellossom in to battle Pokemon with high retreat costs and retreat it after that Pokemon is defeated.  The only time I would use Petal Dance would be if I had three energy cards on Bellossom (of course), and have to do 100 damage or more, I would consider using Petal Dance to see if I could do 150 damage.  But to be safe, I would use Grass Knot 99% of the time, but if you want to use this card in your deck and want to use Petal Dance, make sure to have some trainers in the deck that remove confusion.  So after reviewing both Vileplume and Bellossom, I would recommend this card over Vileplume, because of that, I could see myself using a 3-2-2 line of this Pokemon and not use Vileplume at all in the line.  However you could always mix it up with one of each stage 2 evolution.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a slightly above average stage 2 Pokemon card.  Even though this card does not have an Ability, and only has 110 hp, I still think it is a very good stage 2 Pokemon card.  I like how quick this card is, and the fact it can do major damage for only 1 energy card.  And Grass Knot really is even better since this card only has a 1 energy card retreat cost so it can move in and out of the active Pokemon spot very easily.  And if you have to do major damage, Petal Dance isn't a terrible move to have to use, even though I could do without the automatic confusion.  So once again, after reviewing both Vileplume and Bellossom from the Boundaries Crossed set, I would definitely recommend Bellossom over Vileplume.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Vileplume -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Vileplume Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Vileplume from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Vileplume is a stage 2, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  Vileplume is the stage 2 evolution of Gloom, and before that Oddish, both of those Pokemon I have reviewed the past couple of days, and both of those Pokemon are in this set.  Make sure to read tomorrow's review as well because tomorrow I'll be reviewing Bellossom which Gloom can also evolve into.  Vileplume has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Vileplume's Ability is called Allergy Panic which says that each Pokemon's weakness in play is x4, this applies to both yours and your opponent's Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, Vileplume only has one move called Pollen Spray which requires four energy cards, three colorless and one grass, and does 50 damage.  Besides doing the damage, this move also poisons and puts the defending Pokemon to sleep.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Vileplume is a stage 2 Pokemon, I would recommend evolving Oddish into Gloom and then Gloom into Vileplume on your bench.  I would strongly urge you to do this in the case of this Pokemon line because both Oddish and Gloom are extremely weak.  Once you do get Vileplume into play, hopefully having at least 3 energy cards on it, I would attach an energy card to it if you have to and then use Pollen Spray every turn.  I would consider keeping this card on the bench for awhile during the game if you aren't facing fire type Pokemon (if you are I would keep this card in your hand) and you include many Pokemon in your deck that do not have weaknesses.  That way, if you have Vileplume on the bench, you can hopefully do x4 damage to your opponent's Pokemon that are weak to whatever type you're using, yet if your Pokemon don't have weaknesses, it won't matter what type they are because it won't have any effect from Vileplume's Ability.  I would also try to include a few Pokemon cards that inflict special conditions in this deck so that when you use Vileplume's only attack your opponent will be overwhelmed with special conditions.  I would not use more than 1 of these cards in a grass type deck, if I were to use this card, I would use a 2-2-1 line of these Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a slightly below average stage 2 Pokemon card, but if you're willing to risk it, this card could potentially be better.  The reason I'm giving this card a below average rating is because it is extremely slow to attack, only has the one move, and once you use Pollen Spray one time, the special conditions part of the move will have no effect the next few turns, so overall the move will do only 50 damage for 4 energy cards which is a terrible move.  Allergy Panic is the reason I would see people using this card, but for me, fire type Pokemon seems like a popular type of Pokemon to play, so I would envision this Ability would backfire on Vileplume more often then not.  So again, I would only use 1 Vileplume card in a deck, but I may pair it with Bellossom, you'll have to read tomorrow's review to find out.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
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Monday, November 19, 2012

Gloom -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Gloom Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gloom from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Gloom is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Gloom does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  Its first move is called Foul Odor and for two colorless energy cards this move confuses both Gloom and the defending Pokemon.  Gloom's second move is called Poison Powder which requires three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, and does 40 damage, plus it poisons the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Gloom has a stage 2 evolution in Vileplume, I would suggest evolving Oddish into Gloom and then Gloom into Vileplume if possible all on the bench.  But if you have to move Gloom into the active Pokemon spot before evolving it into Vileplume, or you moved Oddish into the active Pokemon spot and evolved it into Gloom, I would always use Poison Powder as long as you have three energy cards on Gloom.  Even though it can't do as much damage as most moves can for three energy cards, I would still use this move every turn because it actually does damage and does not inflict a special condition on Gloom, whereas Foul Odor does.  But make sure if you plan on using Gloom in your deck that you have plenty of ways to heal special conditions.  I would not use just Oddish and Gloom in a deck together without Vileplume.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a poor stage 1 Pokemon card.  It has a below average hp, two slow moves, and of these two slow moves, one doesn't do any damage at all but confuses Gloom, and the other move does hardly any damage for three energy cards.  I would not suggest using this card at all unless you are going to use Vileplume, but I would never recommend putting this card in the active Pokemon spot if you can avoid it.

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Oddish -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Oddish Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Oddish from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first card in the new set, and I'll be reviewing every Pokemon card in the set in the next month or two.  I'll be reviewing the cards in the order they are in the set, so if you're looking for me to review a certain card, looking at the set will help you know when I'll be reviewing it.  So, Oddish is a basic, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Oddish does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves.  The first move is called Absorb and for one grass type energy card this move does 10 damage and heals 10 damage from Oddish as well.  Oddish's second move is called Acid and for two colorless energy cards this move does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Oddish has a stage 1 evolution in Gloom, and a stage 2 evolution in Vileplume, it would be best if you kept Oddish and then Gloom on the bench until you can evolve this line into its stage 2 evolution, then move the stage 2 card into the active Pokemon spot.  If you have to put Oddish into the active Pokemon spot, you'll want to use Acid every turn if you can because it does more damage than Absorb, but definitely consider using Absorb if you need to heal some damage from Oddish.  Besides looking to attack, I would definitely try to evolve Oddish into Gloom as soon as possible.  I could see using 1 of these cards in a deck on its own, since it has two quick moves, and one requires only colorless energy cards.  With that being said, I would definitely suggest that if you have Oddish in your deck, using its evolution cards as well.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average basic Pokemon card.  The only thing that isn't average on this card is its hp, which is a bit low, but I think Absorb makes up for this slightly below average HP, plus both of Oddish's moves are good.  So like I mentioned in the strategy section of this review, this card is okay by itself, but is much better with its evolutions.

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Rayquaza Secret Rare -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Rayquaza Secret Rare Shiny Pokemon Card Dragons Exalted
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Rayquaza from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  This is a secret rare card in the set, and the Rayquaza on the card is the shiny version.  This is the last card I'll be reviewing from the Dragons Exalted set, I've reviewed all the Pokemon cards from the set, so tomorrow I'll start reviewing Boundaries Crossed Pokemon cards.  Rayquaza is a basic, dragon type Pokemon card, with an hp of 120.  It has a x2 weakness to dragon type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Rayquaza does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves.  The first move it has is called Dragon Pulse and for one electric energy card this move does 40 damage, however after using this move you must discard the top two cards from your deck.  Rayquaza's second move is called Shred and for three energy cards, one each of fire, electric, and colorless, this move does 90 damage.  This move is not affected by anything.

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.  Even though this card is a dragon type Pokemon card, it does require fire and electric energy cards, so if you have a deck with those cards, this card would fit in perfectly. I would not use more than 1 or 2 of these cards in a deck.  I would prefer to use Shred every turn, not only because it does way more damage but because you don't have to discard any of your cards after using the move.  This card would be an amazing starter Pokemon card, since it can do 40 damage for one energy card, so if you get this card into the active Pokemon spot very early in the game, this card can do a ton of damage just using Dragon Pulse, but just be careful so that later in the game you don't run out of cards in your deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a slightly above average basic Pokemon card from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon card set.  I like how this card has an above average hp, and two great moves plus this card looks really cool too!  Like I mentioned in the strategy section of this review, Rayquaza's two moves compliment each other very nicely and make this card an unbelievable starter Pokemon.  I highly recommend this card for any deck.

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Braviary -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Braviary Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Braviary from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Braviary is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to electric type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a free retreat cost.  Braviary does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, its first move is called Slash which requires one colorless energy card and does 30 damage.  Braviary's second move is called Fury Attack and for three colorless energy cards, this move does 50 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip three coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Braviary is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Rufflet into play (I reviewed Rufflet from this set yesterday) and then evolve Rufflet into Braviary.  If you read yesterday's review, I would definitely not recommend using Rufflet on its own, but if for some reason you have to move that card into the active Pokemon spot you can use its first move to get Braviary into your hand and then evolve Rufflet into Braviary that next turn.  Once you have Braviary into the active Pokemon spot, the number of energy cards you have attached to Braviary will determine which move you'll use.  I would recommend using Fury Attack every turn because it has the potential to do 150 damage per turn.  But if the defending Pokemon would be knocked out by 30 damage or less I would definitely use Slash over Fury Attack.  Since Braviary has a free retreat cost, I could definitely see attaching three energy cards on to this card, and whenever your opponent uses a Pokemon that has a high hp, moving Braviary into the active Pokemon spot, try to knock out that defending Pokemon using Fury Attack for a turn or two, then retreating Braviary back to the bench for free.  This card will work very well in any type deck, I would suggest using a 1-1 or 2-2 line of Rufflet and Braviary in 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.  I think this card is pretty good because it has a free retreat cost, is a colorless type Pokemon, good hp, and too very good moves.  I like how this card is quick and can do a fair amount of damage with only one energy card using Slash, but if you give this card some time it may be able to do 150 damage per turn with Fury Attack.  Once again, I would definitely recommend using this card in a deck.

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Rufflet -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Rufflet Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Rufflet from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Rufflet  is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to electric type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Rufflet does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  Its first move is called Chirp and for one colorless energy card this move allows you to search your deck for two Pokemon that have a fighting type resistance and put them into your hand.  Rufflet's second move is called Sharp Beak and for two colorless energy cards, this move 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 Rufflet is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Braviary, I would recommend keeping Rufflet on your bench and evolving it into Braviary(which I'll be reviewing tomorrow) before moving it into the active Pokemon spot.  However, if you want a quick way to evolve Rufflet into Braviary without using trainers/supporters, I would move Rufflet into the active Pokemon spot, use Chirp one turn, and the next turn evolve Rufflet into Braviary, since Braviary has a fighting type resistance, Chirp will allow you to get Braviary into your hand.  So if you have to move Rufflet into the active Pokemon spot, I would first use the above strategy, but if you can't for some reason, you'll have no choice but to use Sharp Beak every turn once you get two energy cards on Rufflet and then hope for some luck so that this move does 30 damage instead of 10.  I would not use this card on its own, I would only use it with Braviary, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow.

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.  Two good things about this card are its Ability which will allow you to get an evolution into your hand quick, and the fact that this card is a colorless type Pokemon card so that it can be used in any deck.  However, neither of its moves are too spectacular, and it does have a below average hp, so overall I think this is a card that isn't that great.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Bouffalant -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Bouffalant Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Bouffalant from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Bouffalant is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Bouffalant's Ability is called Bouffer and it says that any damage done to this Pokemon by attacks is reduced by 20.  Besides the Ability, Bouffalant just has one move called Gold Breaker which takes three colorless energy cards and does 60 damage plus 60 more damage if you're facing an EX Pokemon card.

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 Bouffalant is quite slow, I would recommend keeping Bouffalant on the bench until you get three energy cards on it, and then once you do, if you know your opponent has an EX card in their deck, I would a actually keep this card on the bench until your opponent plays that EX card, that way you could use Gold Breaker and do 120 damage per turn against that EX Pokemon.  Also, by keeping this card on your bench, it may prevent your opponent from putting that EX Pokemon into their active Pokemon spot.  Regardless of when you do put Bouffalant into the active Pokemon spot, your only choice is to use Gold Breaker every turn.  I would recommend using this card in almost any deck, but I would not use more than 1 in any deck because it does require 3 energy cards to attack.

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 from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon card set.  I like how this card has an above average hp, an Ability that will make its hp seem even higher, and one ordinary move that becomes extraordinary if you're facing an EX Pokemon.  Plus since this card is a colorless type Pokemon you don't have to worry about the type of energy cards you attach to it.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Minccino -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Minccino Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Minccino from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Minccino is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Minccino does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  Its first move is called Pound and for one colorless energy card this move does 10 damage.  Minccino's second move is called Reckless Charge and for two colorless energy cards this move does 30 damage, however this move also does 10 damage to Minccino.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Mincinno is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Cinccino, I would recommend keeping Minccino on your bench and evolving it into Cinccino(there is not a Cinccino card in this set, but there are 3 in the Black and White sets previously, and I've reviewed them on my blog already) before moving it into the active Pokemon spot.  If you have to put Minccino into the active Pokemon spot, it actually isn't a bad starter Pokemon.  You can use Pound right away for only one energy card and then if you attach another energy card to it the next turn you can use Reckless Charge and do 30 damage per turn.  I would recommend using Reckless Charge over Pound, but make sure to not use it too much especially if you don't plan on evolving Mincinno into Cinccino quite soon, otherwise you may end up knocking Minccino out since it only has 60 hp.  I wouldn't use Minccino on its own in a deck unless I was desperate to fill an empty spot in a deck, since this card is a colorless type card it can fit into any deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a pretty solid basic Pokemon card.  I like that it has average hp, a low retreat cost, and two decent moves, plus it is colorless so you can put it into any deck.  There isn't anything really special about this card so there are much better alternatives, but you can't go too wrong by using this card in a deck.

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Audino -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Audino Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Audino from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Audino is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Audino does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves.  The first move is called Wake-up Beam and for two colorless energy cards this move does 40 damage, however this move also removes any special conditions from the defending Pokemon.  Audino's second move is called Drain Slap and for three colorless energy cards this move does 60 damage and heals 30 damage from Audino.

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 this is a colorless type Pokemon card it can easily fit into any type deck and I would definitely include this card in almost any deck, I would just use 1 in a deck.  Strategy-wise I would keep Audino on the bench until I get three energy cards on it, then when the active Pokemon spot is free, I would move Audino into that spot and use Drain Slap every turn.  The only time I would ever use Wake-up Beam is if I had to move Audino into the active Pokemon spot early and I did not have enough energy cards on it to use Drain Slap.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a solid basic (more like stage 1) Pokemon card.  I like how this card has a good hp, two decent moves, and is a colorless type Pokemon so it can fit into any deck.  I wish this card would be a bit faster and not heal special conditions from the defending Pokemon but I guess that's what you get from an average basic Pokemon card from the Dragons Exalted set.

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Bibarel -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Bibarel Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Bibarel from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Bibarel is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon,no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Bibarel does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, its first move is called Amnesia and for three colorless energy cards this move does 40 damage and after using this move you may select a move of your opponent's, when they try and attack with their active Pokemon the next turn, their Pokemon can not use that move you selected.  Bibarel's second move is called Tumbling Tackle which requires four colorless energy cards and does 60 damage.  After doing the move, both Bibarel and the defending Pokemon are asleep.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Bibarel is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Bidoof into play (I reviewed Bidoof from this set yesterday) and then evolve Bidoof into Bibarel.  If you read yesterday's review, I would definitely not recommend using Bidoof on its own, so if you want to use Bidoof in a deck you'll definitely want to use Bibarel too.  Once you evolve Bidoof into Bibarel on your bench, when you put it into the active Pokemon spot I would use Amnesia most turns instead of Tumbling Tackle, I would do this because Amnesia requires less energy and it can be used every turn, whereas Tumbling Tackle requires four energy cards instead of three with Amnesia, and it puts Bibarel to sleep, so you may not be able to attack for awhile after using Tumbling Tackle.  The only time I would for sure use Tumbling Tackle is if by doing 60 damage you would knock out the defending Pokemon.

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.  I think this card is pretty bad but I am giving it a 2 instead of a 1 rating because even though it is extremely slow and can't do much damage and puts itself to sleep, if you look on the bright side this card has a good hp, somewhat low retreat cost, can be used in any deck, and it does have two moves.  But overall I probably wouldn't use this card in a deck, but if you choose to I would use a 2-1 or 1-1 line of Bidoof and Bibarel in any type deck.

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Bidoof -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Bidoof Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Bidoof from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Bidoof is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Bidoof does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Bang Heads which requires two colorless energy cards to use and does 20 damage, plus it confuses both Bidoof and the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Bidoof is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Bibarel, I would recommend keeping Bidoof on your bench and evolving it into Bibarel (which I'll be reviewing tomorrow) before moving it into the active Pokemon spot.  If you have to put Bibarel into the active Pokemon spot, you don't have much choice but to us Bang Heads every turn.  Unfortunately since Bang Heads is going to confuse Bibarel, you may also want to include a couple of full heal trainer cards or similar status removing cards in your deck just to be safe.  Other than using Bang Heads every turn I would try and get Bibarel into your hand so you could evolve it before it has to keep confusing itself turn after turn.  Without Bibarel in your deck, I would not recommend using this card in a deck.

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.  Two good things about this card are its hp and type, since it is colorless it can fit into every deck.  However since Bidoof only have the one move that does require two energy cards and confuses itself, I would not recommend using this card at all, and that's why I am giving this card a below average rating.

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Swablu #105/124 -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Swablu Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Swablu from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of two consecutive Swablu cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Both Swablu cards are colorless type Pokemon cards, and Swablu's evolution, Altaria is a dragon type Pokemon card in this set and I reviewed that card a month or so ago.  That card requires water and metal type energy cards to attack.   So, like I said, this card is a colorless type Pokemon card, it has an hp of 40, a x2 weakness to electric type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  So basically the exact same as yesterday's card.  Swablu does not have an Ability and it only has one move, unlike yesterday's Swablu card which had two moves.  Swablu's only move is called Peck and for one colorless energy card this move does 10 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Swablu has such a low hp and it does have an evolution, I would not put Swablu into the active Pokemon spot if I could help it.  I would keep it on the bench and evolve it into Altaria as soon as I could.  However, if you have to put Swablu into the active Pokemon spot, you only have 1 option which is to use Peck every turn.  I would not recommend using this card on its own it a deck, it is too weak in my opinion.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a way below average basic Pokemon card.  It is definitely the worse of the two Swablu cards from this set.  I don't like its low hp, which will have Swablu getting knocked out in 1 move quite often...other than that this card can only do 10 damage which won't knock many Pokemon out in 5 turns using that move.  So once again I do not recommend using this card at all, especially without Altaria.

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Swablu #104/124 -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Swablu Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Swablu from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two consecutive Swablu cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Both Swablu cards are colorless type Pokemon cards, and Swablu's evolution, Altaria is a dragon type Pokemon card in this set and I reviewed that card a month or so ago.  That card requires water and metal type energy cards to attack.   So, like I said, this card is a colorless type Pokemon card, it has an hp of 40, a x2 weakness to electric type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Swablu does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Sing which requires one colorless energy card and puts the defending Pokemon to sleep.  Swablu's other move is called Peck, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Swablu has such a low hp and it does have an evolution, I would not put Swablu into the active Pokemon spot if I could help it.  I would keep it on the bench and evolve it into Altaria as soon as I could.  However, if you have to put Swablu into the active Pokemon spot, depending on how many energy cards you have on it will determine the move you will use.  I would recommend using Sing right away if you are facing a very strong Pokemon that could easily knock out Swablu in one move, that way you may have a chance to stay alive for more than one turn against that Pokemon.  I would not recommend using this card on its own it a deck, it is too weak in my opinion.

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.  It isn't that bad of card but it is still below average.  I don't like its low hp, which will have Swablu getting knocked out in 1 move quite often...other than that this card is good, it is a colorless type Pokemon card so it can be put in any type deck, and it has two efficient, quick moves.  Even after those positives, I would still not recommend using this card on its own because its hp is too low.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Slaking -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Slaking Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Slaking from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Slaking is a stage 2, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 150.  Slaking is the stage 2 evolution of Vigoroth, and before that Slakoth, both of those Pokemon I have reviewed the past couple of days, and both of those Pokemon are in this set.  Slaking has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Slaking's Ability is called Unobservant which says that if your opponent's active Pokemon is a basic Pokemon, Slaking can't attack.  Besides the terrible Ability, Slaking only has one move called Crushing Blow which requires four colorless energy cards and does 100 damage plus you get to discard an energy card attached to the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Slaking is a stage 2 Pokemon, I would recommend evolving Slakoth into Vigoroth and then Vigoroth into Slaking on your bench.  Once you have four energy cards on Slaking and your opponent does not have a basic Pokemon card in the active Pokemon spot, I would then move Slaking into the active Pokemon spot and use Crushing Blow every turn.  Because Slaking can't attack basic Pokemon, I would wait until near the end of the game or when your opponent has most of their benched Pokemon evolved so that when you knock out their active Pokemon they have to move in a stage 1 or stage 2 Pokemon so you can start using Crushing Blow on that Pokemon right away.  I would use no more than a 3-2-1 line of Slakoth, Vigoroth, and Slaking in any type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very good but not great stage 2 Pokemon card.  The things I like about this card are its HP, the fact that it is a colorless type Pokemon so it can be used in any deck, and Crushing Blow does a ton of damage.  However, this card has many negative things about it, first off is the fact it can't attack basic Pokemon, secondly, both Slakoth and Vigoroth are quite weak from this set, and thirdly this card is extremely slow and requires a ton of energy cards to retreat.  But overall, I think this card is average and it can be used in a deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Vigoroth -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Vigoroth Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Vigoroth from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Vigoroth is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Vigoroth does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Ambush which requires two colorless energy cards and does 20 damage plus 40 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Vigoroth has a stage 2 evolution in Slaking, I would suggest evolving Slakoth into Vigoroth and then Vigoroth into Slaking if possible all on the bench.  But if you have to move Vigorth into the active Pokemon spot before evolving it into Slaking, as long as you have two energy cards on Vigoroth, every turn you're going to have to use Ambush.  Other than that, just try and evolve Vigoroth as quick as posible.  After reviewing both Slakoth and Vigoroth from this set, I would not recommend using either in a deck, that may change after I review Slaking tomorrow.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a poor stage 1 Pokemon card, but overall for a stage 1 Pokemon card it is better than what Slakoth was for a basic Pokemon.  This card has a lower retreat cost than Slakoth and it can attack every turn.  The reason I'm giving this card a below average rating is because it has below average hp, and its move Ambush isn't the greatest, at least without some luck, if you flip a heads every turn this card is very good, but if you don't or if you flip a heads fifty percent of the time this card isn't worth it as well.  So once again I would stay away from using this card in a deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
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Monday, November 5, 2012

Slakoth -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Slakoth Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Slakoth from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Slakoth is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Slakoth does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Smack 'n' Slack which takes one colorless energy card and does 10 damage, however when using this move it puts Slakoth to sleep.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Slakoth has a stage 1 evolution in Vigoroth, and a stage 2 evolution in Slaking, 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 Slakoth only have one move and the one move it does have puts Slakoth to sleep which may make it unable to attack for several turns in a row, and with only 60 hp, Slakoth won't last long in the active Pokemon spot without getting knocked out.  So I would highly recommend not putting this card into the active Pokemon spot, if you have to, your only choice is to use Smack 'n' Slack every turn and hope to evolve it into Vigoroth sooner rather than later.  I would not use this card on its own in any deck.

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.  Even though it can fit in any deck since it is a colorless type Pokemon, I still wouldn't use this card.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Ambipom -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Ambipom Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Ambipom from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Ambipom is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Ambipom does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, its first move is called Double Hit and for one colorless energy card this move does 20 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip two coins.  Ambipom's second move is called Hand Fling and for two colorless energy cards this move does 10 damage times the number of cards in your hand.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Ambipom is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Aipom into play (I reviewed Aipom from this set yesterday) and then evolve Aipom into Ambipom.  If you read yesterday's review, I think it would be okay to move Aipom 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 Ambipom.  When you get Ambipom into the active Pokemon spot, I would use Hand Fling every turn as long as you have two energy cards attached to Ambipom and you have more than 2 cards in your hand.  So to make sure you have plenty of cards in your hand I would include trainers/supporters in the deck that allow you to draw cards and include Pokemon that don't need that many energy cards to attack, that way you should have more cards in your hand and be able to do more every turn with Ambipom.  If you were to use Ambipom in a deck, I would use a 2-1 line of Aipom and Ambipom in whatever deck you're building.

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.  Even though it does have lower than average hp for a stage 1 Pokemon, I think overall the card is average.  Both of its moves are solid, both require little energy, and both require any type of energy making this card fit in any deck.  I wouldn't highly recommend to use this card but it could definitely be a good filler for a deck if you're looking to get 60 cards in your deck.

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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Aipom -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Aipom Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Aipom from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Aipom is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Aipom does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Double Hit 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, since Aipom is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Ambipom, I would recommend keeping Aipom on your bench and evolving it into Ambipom(which I'll be reviewing tomorrow) before moving it into the active Pokemon spot.  If you have to put Aipom into the active Pokemon spot, I would recommend using Double Hit 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 and that move is not certain to do damage every turn.  So I would include 1 at the most of this card in any type deck, but I may include more in a deck if I decide to use Ambipom with this card.

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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Friday, November 2, 2012

Hydreigon #98/124 -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Hydreigon Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Hydreigon from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of two consecutive Hydreigon card reviews I'll be doing from this set.  Hydreigon is a stage 2, dragon type Pokemon card, with an hp of 150.  Hydreigon is the stage 2 evolution of Zweilous, and before that Deino, both of those Pokemon I have reviewed the past couple of days, and both of those Pokemon are in this set.  Hydreigon has a x2 weakness to dragon type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Unlike yesterday's card which had an Ability, this Hydreigon card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move is called Consume and for three energy cards, two colorless and one darkness, this move does 40 damage and allows you to heal the amount of damage you did to the defending Pokemon using this move from Hydreigon.  Hydreigon's second move is called Destructor Beam and for four energy cards, one psychic, one darkness, and two colorless, this move does 90 damage and if you get a heads when you flip a coin, you may remove an energy card attached to the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Hydreigon is a stage 2 Pokemon, I would recommend evolving Deino into Zweilous and then Zweilous into Hydreigon on your bench.  I would get three or four energy cards on Hydreigon and move it into the active Pokemon spot.  Once there, depending on the amount of energy cards attached to Hydreigon will determine the move you will use.  The hope is to be able to use Destructor Beam every turn, unless the defending Pokemon will be knocked out with 40 damage or less then make sure to use Consume because you'll heal damage from Hydreigon as well when using that move.  After reviewing both Hydreigon cards from this set, both are about equal in my opinion, so I would suggest using a 4-3-2 line of Deino, Zweilous, and Hydreigon in a deck containing psychic and darkness type Pokemon.  I would use 1 each of the Hydreigon cards from this set.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  This card is very similar to yesterday's Hydreigon card which I gave a 4 out of 5 rating, this card doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves which are both good, plus this card has a high hp that seems even higher if you take into account Consume which will remove damage from Hydreigon.  So after reviewing both cards, I think both Hydreigon cards are worth using, and I would recommend both.                                

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Hydreigon #97/124 -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Hydreigon Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Hydreigon from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two consecutive Hydreigon card reviews I'll be doing from this set.  Hydreigon is a stage 2, dragon type Pokemon card, with an hp of 150.  Hydreigon is the stage 2 evolution of Zweilous, and before that Deino, both of those Pokemon I have reviewed the past couple of days, and both of those Pokemon are in this set.  Hydreigon has a x2 weakness to dragon type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Hydreigon's Ability is called Dark Trance and it says that as often you like during your turn you may move a darkness energy card attached to 1 of your Pokemon to another one of your Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, Hydreigon has only one move called Dragonblast which requires four energy cards, two darkness, one colorless, and one psychic, and does 140 damage, however after using this move you must discard two darkness energy cards attached to this card.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Hydreigon is a stage 2 Pokemon, I would recommend evolving Deino into Zweilous and then Zweilous into Hydreigon on your bench.  I would attach as many darkness energy cards as possible to Hydreigon while it's on the bench and then late in the game, when you need a miracle I would move Hydreigon into the active Pokemon spot and use Dragonblast as many times as possible.  But if you don't need a miracle, it would be smart to get your bench full start attaching energy cards to all those Pokemon and then if you move Hydreigon into the active Pokemon spot you can utilize its Ability and get energy cards on it very quickly so you're able to use Dragonblast almost every turn.  If you choose to use this Hydreigon card in your deck, make sure to have plenty of darkness energy cards as well as some psychic energy cards.  I would suggest using a 3-2-1 line of Deino, Zweilous, and Hydreigon in a darkness and psychic type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  I think this card is a slightly above average stage 2 Pokemon card. I like how it has above average hp, an extremely good Ability, and one move that does a good amount of damage, even though it is a slow move and will be hard to use every turn.  I'll have to compare this card to tomorrow's Hydreigon card but right now I would definitely recommend using this Pokemon card line in a deck.

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