Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Lairon from the Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Set. Lairon is a stage 1, metal type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost. Lairon does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Metal Claw, this move requires one metal energy card and does 20 damage. Lairon's second move is called Iron Head, this move requires three energy cards, one metal and two colorless, and does 50 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip a coin until you get tails.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Lairon is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Aron into play (I reviewed Aron from this set yesterday) and then evolve Aron into Lairon. Lairon does have a stage 2 evolution in Aggron 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 Lairon is the final evolution in this line. So if you read yesterday's review of Aron, you'll know that I thought the card was okay, but it was pretty limited on the amount of damage it could do, you could either risk your luck and end up doing nothing, or put too many energy cards on Aron and do below average damage. With that being said, I would not recommend using Lairon in a deck with Aron, not only because Aron isn't the best, but Lairon is pretty bad as well. I wouldn't use this card in a deck, because similar to Aron, this card has trouble doing major damage since you may spend three turns putting energy on Lairon try using Iron Head and end up doing no damage at all. If I were to use this card in a deck I would recommend using Metal Claw every turn since you're guaranteed to do damage, however if you don't plan on evolving Lairon into Aggron, there is no need to play this card because the retreat cost for Lairon is higher than any of its energy costs for its moves.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is a below average stage 1 Pokemon card. It is nice that this card has an average hp and two moves both doing damage but this card is definitely below average for having such a high retreat cost and if you want to do more than 20 damage per turn with this card it is all based on luck. So so far, overall the line of Aron and Lairon from the Plasma Blast set gets a 1 out of 5 rating from me, both are rated 2 individually.
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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Lairon from the Plasma Blast set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Lairon's stage 2 evolution in Aggron which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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