Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Vanilluxe from the Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Set. Vanilluxe is a stage 2, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130. It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Vanilluxe does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move it has is called Enefountain, this move requires one colorless energy card, does 30 damage and allows you to move two energy cards from your hand to one of your Pokemon. Vanilluxe's second move is called Blizzard, this move requires three energy cards, two water and one colorless, and does 70 damage to your opponent's active Pokemon plus 10 damage to each of your opponent's benched Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Vanilluxe is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Vanillite into play and then evolve it into Vanillish before you can evolve Vanillish into Vanilluxe, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last couple of days. Both of these Pokemon are pretty decent so they can be used without this card. However after looking at this card I would definitely use this entire Pokemon line in a water type deck. I would include a 3-2-2 line of Vanillite, Vanillite, and Vanilluxe in a water type deck that includes other spread damage type Pokemon as well as trainer cards that will allow you to get a lot of energy cards into your hand. Strategy wise, you can put Vanillite into the active Pokemon spot whenever you get it in your hand, but the sooner in the game you get it into the active Pokemon spot the better, you can then attack and evolve into Vanilluxe in a few turns, depending on how many energy cards you have on Vanilluxe and the time in the game will determine which move you should use. If it is early in the game, I would use Enefountain a couple of turns to get energy on your benched Pokemon, if it is later in the game and your opponent has a full bench, I would definitely use Blizzard every turn. I see this line as a great addition to any water type deck, and possibly would consider basing a deck around this line (if I were to do this I would use a 4-3-2 line).
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is a very good stage 2 Pokemon card that should be in most water type decks. I like that this card can do above average damage for three energy cards and spread damage at the same time. Also this card can setup your benched Pokemon, and if it gets in trouble can retreat for only one energy card. Overall, I would give this entire Pokemon family from the Plasma Storm set a 4 out of 5 rating, it is definitely above average.
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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Vanilluxe from the Plasma Storm set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Frillish which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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