Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Braviary from the Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Set. Braviary is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Braviary's Ability is called Big Wing and says that when Braviary is in the active Pokemon spot, each turn you may choose to have your opponent switch their active Pokemon with one of their benched ones. Besides the Ability, Braviary has one move called Wild Edge, this move requires three colorless energy cards and does 60 damage plus 20 more damage if you choose to do 20 damage to Braviary.
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, you'll know that I thought Rufflet was a below average Pokemon card that should not be used on its own in a deck. Because of this and the fact that Braviary requires three energy cards to attack, I would try and evolve Rufflet into Braviary on the bench. The earlier you get Braviary into the active Pokemon spot and able to use Wild Edge the better, what I would do would be to use this card in a spread damage type deck, then, I would use Wild Edge on 2 or 3 Pokemon, so after using Wild Edge once, I would then invoke Big Wing and have your opponent switch their active Pokemon, that way, later on in the game you can potentially knock out several Pokemon at once with a Pokemon that does a spread damage type move. I wouldn't use too many cards from this line in a deck, but I could foresee using a 2-1 or 2-2 line of Rufflet and Braviary in a spread damage 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. I do like that this card has above average hp for a stage 1 card and that it has both a move and an Ability, but nothing really stands out on this card to make it above average. So basically, this card shouldn't hurt or help your deck much if you use it in it. Overall, I would give the line of Rufflet and Braviary from the Plasma Storm set a 2 out of 5 rating.
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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Braviary from the Plasma Storm set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Plasma Freeze, which is the first card from the Plasma Freeze set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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Braviary is the last Pokemon card (non EX Full Art or Secret rare card) in the Plasma Storm set, which Pokemon is like this in the Plasma Freeze set?
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