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!
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