Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Kirlia -- Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Review

Kirlia Plasma Storm Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Kirlia from the Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Set.  Kirlia is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Kirlia does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move it has is called Psy Bolt, this move requires one psychic energy card and does 20 damage, plus this move paralyzes the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when you flip a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Kirlia is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Ralts into play (I reviewed Ralts from this set yesterday) and then evolve Ralts into Kirlia.  Kirlia does have a stage 2 evolution in Gallade (and Gardevoir which isn't in this set) that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed that card yet, the strategy below will act like Kirlia is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Ralts was a pretty poor basic Pokemon to use on its own in a deck, however if you want to use this Kirlia card, I would suggest using just a 1-1 line of Ralts and Kirlia in a psychic type deck.  I would try and keep Ralts on the bench and then evolving it as soon as possible then moving it into the active Pokemon spot and using Psy Bolt every turn.  The earlier you get this card in the active Pokemon spot the better, because if you are able to paralyze a couple of Pokemon you can setup your benched Pokemon more easily, plus since Kirlia only requires one energy card to attack it won't take long at all before you can start attacking.

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 this card has a below average hp, I am still giving this card an average rating because I like that it does have a low retreat cost and that its only move is not only quick and does a decent amount of damage but it also inflicts paralysis on the defending Pokemon.  Overall, I would give the line of Ralts and Kirlia from the Plasma Storm set a 2 out of 5 rating, neither card is great, especially the Ralts card.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Kirlia from the Plasma Storm set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Kirlia's stage 2 evolution in Gallade which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

Free Pokemon TCG Online Code Cards:
Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
What makes a Kirlia evolve into a Gallade rather than a Gardevoir?
Please respond by including your YouTube username and link to your YouTube channel.  If the question is quite tough, the first correct comment will win, otherwise I'll use a random number generator to choose a winner.

31 comments:

mirox said...

a dawnstone
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuXFusJKlKh5YN6vF6wkxzg?feature=guide

Kim Hoong said...
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Kim Hoong said...

Only male Kirlia can evolve into Gallade after being exposed to Dawn Stone.

http://www.youtube.com/user/tristecheval?feature=guide

Arthur Lee said...

use a dawnstone

youtube.com/user/seriesdetective

Blake Mast said...

Kirlia only evolve to Gallades if they are male and are given a Dawn Stone

http://www.youtube.com/user/TravieBlaze

zkranc said...

Kirlia only evolve to Gallades if they are male and are given a Dawn Stone

http://www.youtube.com/user/zkranc

Niran Mistry said...

Using a dawn stone ;)
niranmistry
http://www.youtube.com/user/niranmistry

Amirul Yew said...

only a male Kirlia can evolve into a Gallade with dawn stone.

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9KCvbdJyI5HnCAuaHO9Rtw

Casper Involitre said...

Kirlia only evolve to Gallades if they are male and are given a Dawn Stone

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheICasper

RakunZZa said...

You give the Male Kirlia a Dawn Stone.

Abd2 Shem said...

Kirlia only evolve to Gallades if they are male and are given a Dawn Stone

https://www.youtube.com/user/oAbd2o

Danilo masp said...

Dawn Stone

daniloim89

www.youtube.com/user/daniloim89

TK said...

Kirlia only evolve to Gallades if they are male and are given a Dawn Stone.

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheTeekun

Arthur Lee said...

a dawnstone

youtube.com/user/seriesdetective

Jurgen Borg said...

being a male kirlia and using a dawn stone on it

http://www.youtube.com/user/jurgenborgdbest

timihari said...

A dawn stone,but only if the kirlia is male.

www.youtube.com/user/timihari

BadgerNappa said...

Using a dawn stone

http://www.youtube.com/user/BadgerNappa

CMN said...

If it is male and you use a dawn stone.

http://www.youtube.com/user/DarkUtop

Simon Perovnik said...

Only male Kirlia can evolve into Gallade after being exposed to Dawn Stone.

TheGumpec

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheGumpec

Arjen said...

Female Kirlia evolves into Gardevoir whenever it is trained to level 30. However, when a male kirlia is given a dawn stone and reaches level 30, it evolves into Gallade instead of Gardevoir.

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE6Y8XJQCRmJdpNjmVGhONA?feature=guide

dentidiot said...

only a male kirlia and by using a dawnstone

http://www.youtube.com/user/dentidiot

Jeff Hardy Immortal said...

If you use a dawnstone on a male kirlia =D
http://www.youtube.com/user/PivetePW

Alec Jean said...

Only male Kirlia can evolve into Gallade after being exposed to Dawn Stone

http://www.youtube.com/user/alec460/

Ondra Kaše said...

Usage of a Dawn Stone.

yt: KaseO2
http://www.youtube.com/user/KaseO2

Tyler Chen said...

A Kirlia only evolves into a Gallade rather than a Gardevoir if it is male and if it is given a Dawn Stone.

datasiangamer

http://www.youtube.com/user/datasiangamer

Kpwbo said...

Exposure to Dawn Stone makes Kirlia evolve into Gallade rather than Gardevoir. Kirlia needs to be male in order to be able to evolve into Gallade.

kpwbo

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upgrade008 said...

Kirlia only evolves into Gallade if they are male and are given a Dawn Stone

http://www.youtube.com/user/upgrade008

Zerker said...

kirlia evolves to Gallade when u give it a dawn stone provided it is a male kirlia

vivek11z

http://www.youtube.com/user/vivek11z

Arthur Lee said...

use a dawnstone

youtube.com/user/seriesdetective

LPHummingbird said...

You need an dawnstone to evolve it to a gallade.

The Kirlia must be male. btw.

youtube.com/user/LPHummingbird

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Dentidiot for winning!