Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Fraxure from the Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Set. Fraxure is a stage 1, dragon type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80. It has a x2 weakness to dragon type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Fraxure does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Paralyzing Gaze, this move requires one colorless energy card and allows you to paralyze the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when you flip a coin. Fraxure's second move is called Dragon Claw, this move requires two energy cards, one each of fighting and metal, and does 40 damage.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Fraxure is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Axew into play (I reviewed Axew from this set yesterday) and then evolve Axew into Fraxure. Fraxure does have a stage 2 evolution in Haxorus 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 Fraxure is the final evolution in this line. So if you read yesterday's review of Axew, you'll know that I thought the card was below average for a basic Pokemon card because it had a below average hp and the card required two strange energy types to attack. That strange energy pattern continues with this Fraxure card, so if you're going to use this line in your deck, you're probably going to have to be custom building a metal and fighting type deck, and depending on how good Haxorus is when I review it tomorrow, build the deck around this line. Because I would probably have to build a deck around this entire family, I would not use either Axew or Fraxure without using Haxorus. This Fraxure card is a decent card that if used with Axew could do some damage early on in games since it can do 40 damage for only two energy cards, but again, because of the energy cards required to attack, I wouldn't use this card unless you're using the final evolution. If for some reason you choose to build a metal and fighting type deck and not include Haxorus, I would use a 2-2 line of Axew and Fraxure and try and get Fraxure into the active Pokemon spot as soon as possible and use Dragon Claw every turn.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is a slightly below average stage 1 Pokemon card. This card is pretty close to being average but the reason I'm giving it a slightly below average 2 rating is because the hp is below average as well as the fact it requires two distinct types of energy to attack. Even though this card does have two attacks, the first one it has, Paralyzing Glaze, is pretty useless in my opinion. So like I mentioned in the strategy section of this post, I would not use Axew and Fraxure without Haxorus, so overall the first two Pokemon in this line get a 2 out of 5 rating from me, both cards are below average individually and as a whole.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Fraxure from the Plasma Blast set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Fraxure's stage 2 evolution in Haxorus which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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