Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Glalie from the Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Set. Glalie is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Glalie does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Powder Snow, this move requires two energy cards, one each of colorless and water, and does 30 damage, plus it puts the defending Pokemon to sleep. Glalie's second move is called Reflect Energy, this move requires three energy cards to use, one water and two colorless, and does 60 damage, however after using the move you must move a water energy card attached to Glalie to one of your benched Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Glalie is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Snorunt into play (I reviewed Snorunt from this set yesterday) and then evolve Snorunt into Glalie. Just to note, Snorunt does have two stage 1 evolution cards in this set in Glalie and Froslass, I'll be reviewing Froslass tomorrow and in that review will compare the two stage 1 evolutions of Snorunt. So, if you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Snorunt was an average basic Pokemon card that had two good moves, but its retreat cost was a little too high for my liking. So after knowing this and summarizing Glalie in the overview section of this post, I would not recommend using the line of Snorunt and Glalie in a deck. I say this because both Snorunt and Glalie's retreat costs are two energy cards and the strategy I would use with these two cards would be to put these cards into the active Pokemon spot early in the game and put the defending Pokemon to sleep giving you time to setup your benched Pokemon, I just don't like that you'll have to discard both energy cards attached to Glalie to retreat it and then have to attach two more energy cards if you want to use Glalie again. Plus, if you don't want to retreat Glalie and want to use Reflect Energy you're going to have to keep attaching energy cards to Glalie to use that move more than one turn in a row. So if I were to use this card in a deck, I would use a 2-1 line of Snorunt and Glalie, and like I just mentioned, use this line for its ability to put defending Pokemon to sleep.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is an average to slightly below average stage 1 Pokemon card. Even though I wouldn't use this card in a deck, I am still giving Glalie an average rating because that is what it is, average. It has an above average hp, below average retreat cost, one above average move in Powder Snow, and one below average move in Reflect Energy. So if you need 2 or 3 more water type Pokemon cards to use in your deck, this line wouldn't be my first choice but it wouldn't be my last choice either. So overall, the line of Snorunt and Glalie from the Plasma Blast set would get a 3 out of 5 rating, both Snorunt and Glalie were 3 out of 5.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Glalie from the Plasma Blast set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Snorunt's other stage 1 evolution in Froslass, which is also from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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