Thursday, October 3, 2013

Steelix -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Steelix Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Steelix from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Steelix is a stage 1, metal type Pokemon card, with an hp of 150.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Steelix does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Metal Defender, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one metal, and does 50 damage, after using this move, during your opponent's next turn Steelix has no weakness.  Steelix's second move is called Heavy Impact, this move requires five energy cards, four colorless and one metal, and does 100 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Steelix is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Onix into play (I reviewed Onix from this set a few weeks back) and then evolve Onix into Steelix.  If you read the Onix review I wrote, you'll know that I thought Onix was a terrible basic Pokemon card in this set, even though it had a high hp, it was extremely slow and both of its moves were way below average.  So knowing that, and looking at this card, I can not recommend at all to use this card or the entire line of Onix and Steelix in a deck.  I say this because, not only do you have to use both fighting and metal type energy cards if you want to use Onix with Steelix in a deck, but you're going to have to wait ages to do below average moves, and if you move one of these Pokemon into the active Pokemon spot accidentally or you're forced to, you're going to have to give up a ton of energy cards to retreat them.  For some reason, if you're looking to use this line in a deck, I would use a 1-1 line, and evolve Onix into Steelix on the bench, and put five energy cards on Steelix and then use Heavy Impact every turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a very bad stage 1 Pokemon card.  It seems like many of the cards I've been reviewing lately from this set are terrible, and this card continues that trend.  Even though Steelix has a really good hp and can do 100 damage per turn, this card is too slow and has too high of a retreat cost for me to even consider using in a deck.  So stay away from both this card and the Onix card from the Plasma Freeze set.  The two cards combined, Onix and Steelix get a 1 out of 5 rating for me.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Steelix from the Plasma Freeze set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Mawile, 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 --
Excluding cameos, what move have all Steelix used in the Pokemon anime?
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.


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