Thursday, February 28, 2013

Rattata -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Rattata Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Rattata from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Rattata is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 30.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Rattata does not have an Ability and it only has 1 move.  The only move it has is called Paralyzing Gaze, this move requires one colorless energy card and paralyzes the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when you flip a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Rattata is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Raticate, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll definitely want to use this card with Raticate.  I say this because on its own, Rattata is extremely weak, and does not have a move that for sure does anything.  Its only move has a 50% chance of paralyzing the defending Pokemon but if you have Rattata in the active Pokemon spot other than to start the game, more than likely it will get knocked out in 1 turn.  So my recommendation with this card is to stay away from it at all costs.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an extremely bad basic Pokemon card.  This card has a low hp, a terrible move, and nothing else that is any good at all.  I would never use this card in a deck, and it would be hard to use Raticate in a deck as well if this is the only option to play before using Raticate.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

White Kyurem EX Full Art -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

White Kyurem EX Full Art Pokemon Card Boundaries Crossed
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of White Kyurem EX Full Art from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  White Kyurem EX is a basic, EX, dragon type Pokemon card with an hp of 180. It has a x2 weakness to dragon type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  White Kyurem EX does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move it has is called Dragon Stream, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one fire, and does 60 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin you may attach an energy card from your discard pile to this Pokemon.  White Kyurem EX's second move is called Ice Burn, this move requires four energy cards, two fire, and one each of water and colorless, this move does 150 damage, however you must discard two fire energy cards attached to White Kyurem, but this move does burn the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since White Kyurem EX is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  Just a reminder, since this card is an EX card, if this card is knocked out, your opponent will get to take two prize cards instead of one.  Like the White Kyurem card from this set, the EX version is pretty slow, so you'll want to keep this card on your bench and attach at least four energy cards to it.  Make sure to use this card in a water and fire type deck.  Definitely try and keep this card on the bench until it has at least three energy cards on it, that way when you move it into the active Pokemon spot you can start attacking right away by using Dragon Stream.  The more energy cards you get on this card the better, if you put 6+ energy cards on this card, you will be able to use Ice Burn two turns in a row without having to attach additional energy cards to White Kyurem EX.  So my strategy would be to get a ton of energy cards on White Kyurem EX, move it to the active Pokemon spot, use Ice Burn as many times as you can, then use Dragon Stream when you don't have enough energy to use Ice Burn.  Because White Kyurem EX uses so many energy cards, I would make sure to only have one of these cards in a deck and to have a good number of energy cards in your deck and a good way to get them into your hand quickly so you never run out.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an above average EX Pokemon card that I would include in any dual type deck out there that had fire and water type Pokemon.  The only things I don't like about this card is that it is slow, has a high retreat cost, and is an EX card.  Other than that, this card has a high hp, two powerful moves, and will definitely knock out Pokemon very quickly.  With that being said, I prefer Black Kyurem EX over White Kyurem EX in this set, even though they don't use the exact same types of energy cards.  You really can't  go wrong with using either of these EX cards in your deck.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

White Kyurem -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

White Kyurem Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of White Kyurem from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  White Kyurem is a basic, dragon type Pokemon card with an hp of 130. It has a x2 weakness to dragon type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  White Kyurem does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move it has is called Damage Rush, this move requires two energy cards, one each of fire and colorless, and does 20 damage times the number of heads you get until you flip a tails.  White Kyurem's second move is called Cold Fire, this move requires four energy cards, two colorless and one each of water and fire, and does 80 damage plus 40 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since White Kyurem is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  Even though this card is a dragon type card, you'll notice that its moves require water and fire energy cards, so for this card to be at its best, it will be best to include this card in a dual type deck of water and fire Pokemon.  White Kyurem is not fast, so you'll want to set this card up on your bench, your best bet is to put four energy cards on White Kyurem then when it is in the active Pokemon spot it will be able to use Cold Fire every turn.  If you have to put White Kyurem into the active Pokemon spot before it has four energy cards on it, attach an energy card each turn and use Damage Rush if you can until you can use Cold fire.  This card is pretty similar to Black Kyurem, but these cards won't work well in a deck since they require different types of energy cards.  I would suggest using 1 or 2 of these cards in a dual type deck that includes water and fire energy cards.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average basic Pokemon card.  This card does have above average hp, and one good move, but its retreat cost isn't low, neither of its attacks are quick, and its first move may not do any damage at all.  This card definitely won't be the centerpiece of any deck, but it may make a nice addition to a water and fire type deck.

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Black Kyurem EX Full Art -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Black Kyurem EX Full Art Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Black Kyurem EX Full Art from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Black Kyurem EX is a basic, EX, dragon type Pokemon card with an hp of 180. It has a x2 weakness to dragon type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Black Kyurem EX does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move it has is called Dragon Fang, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one lightning, and does 60 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin the defending Pokemon is paralyzed.  Black Kyurem EX's second move is called Freeze Shock, this move requires four energy cards, two lightning, and one each of water and colorless, this move does 150 damage, however Kyurem can't attack the turn after it uses this move.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Black Kyurem EX is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  Just a reminder, since this card is an EX card, if this card is knocked out, your opponent will get to take two prize cards instead of one.  Like the Black Kyurem card from this set, the EX version is pretty slow, so you'll want to keep this card on your bench and attach four energy cards to it.  Make sure to use this card in a lightning and water type deck.  I would avoid putting this card in the active Pokemon spot at all costs before it has at least three energy cards on it.  As soon as you get four energy cards on Black Kyurem EX Full Art, move it to the active Pokemon spot and start attacking.  You'll want to use Freeze Shock whenever you can unless 60 damage will knock out the depending Pokemon, that way you'll be able to attack consecutive turns.  So essentially this card can do 75 damage per turn using Freeze Shock or 60 damage per turn using Dragon Fang.  I would only include 1 Black Kyurem EX in a deck because it can do major damage in one turn, but because it can only do 150 max damage in two turns I wouldn't include more than 1 in a deck.  Just another note, unlike Lv. X cards where you leveled Pokemon up, EX cards can be used as basic Pokemon, so you do not need to put Black Kyurem in the game first and evolve it into Black Kyurem EX.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an above average EX Pokemon card that I would fit well in any dual type deck out there that had lightning and water type Pokemon.  The only things I don't like about this card is that it is slow, has a high retreat cost, and that it can only attack every two turns when using its most powerful move.  Other than that, this card has a high hp, two good moves, and will definitely knock out Pokemon very quickly with 150 damage.

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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Black Kyurem -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Black Kyurem Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Black Kyurem from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Black Kyurem is a basic, dragon type Pokemon card with an hp of 130. It has a x2 weakness to dragon type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Black Kyurem does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move it has is called Dual Claw, this move requires two energy cards, one each of lightning and colorless, and does 20 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip two coins.  Black Kyurem's second move is called Flash Freeze, this move requires four energy cards, two colorless and one each of water and lightning, and does 100 damage.  However after using this move, an energy card must be discarded from Black Kyurem.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Black Kyurem is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  Even though this card is a dragon type card, you'll notice that its moves require water and lightning energy cards, so for this card to be at its best, it will be best to include this card in a dual type deck of water and lightning Pokemon.  Black Kyurem is not fast, so you'll want to set this card up on your bench, you'll benefit the most if you get 4 plus energy cards on this Pokemon so you can move it into the active Pokemon spot and use Flash Freeze consecutive turns.  Make sure to have plenty of energy cards in your hand and attached to Black Kyurem at all times, to do this, make sure your deck has a good amount of energy cards.  I would recommend using Flash Freeze every turn, but if you don't have enough energy cards to use Flash Freeze, you'll have to use Dual Claw instead, just hope you have some luck when using this move.  Because Black Kyurem requires so many energy cards to attack, I would suggest only using one of these cards in a deck that includes lightning and water energy cards.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average basic Pokemon card.  This card does have above average hp, and one good move, but its retreat cost isn't low, neither of its attacks are quick, and its first move may not do any damage at all.  This card definitely won't be the centerpiece of any deck, but it may make a nice addition to a water and lightning type deck.

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Klink -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Klink Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Klink from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Klink is a basic, metal type Pokemon card, with an hp of 40.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Klink does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move it has is called Reckless Charge, this move requires two energy cards, one each of metal and colorless, and does 30 damage, however it also does 10 damage to Klink itself.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Klink has a stage 1 evolution in Klang, and a stage 2 evolution in Klinklang, I would recommend including both those two Pokemon in a deck with Klink.  However, the strategy here won't consider using Klink with its two evolutions because I have not reviewed them yet because they are not in this set, but in the Plasma Storm set.  So if you wanted to use Klink as a basic Pokemon card alone in a deck, I would not recommend it.  Klink has a low hp and will easily get knocked out.  If you do decide to put Klink in a deck on its own, you'll have no choice but to use Reckless Charge when you get two energy cards on this card.  You better hope that you can get Klink in the active Pokemon spot very early in the game and are facing a weak opposing Pokemon, otherwise Klink will be knocked out in no time.  As you can tell, I would not recommend using Klink in any type deck on its own.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very below average basic Pokemon card and a basic Pokemon card that should not be used on its own in a deck.  This card is on the same level as the Skarmory card I reviewed a couple of days ago, it is extremely bad.  This card has a very low hp, high retreat cost, and even though this card does do 30 damage, it does 10 damage to itself every time it uses its own move, so it will make Klink's 40 hp seem even lower.  Plus, this card has to have two energy cards to attack, so again, do not use this card in your deck.

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Skarmory #96/149 -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Skarmory Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Skarmory from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of two consecutive Skarmory cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  This Skarmory card is a basic, metal type Pokemon card with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Skarmory does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move it has is called Metal Sound, this move confuses the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when you flip a coin.  Skarmory's second move is called Swift and for three colorless energy cards, this move does 70 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Skarmory is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  Compared to yesterday's Skarmory card, this one is 1000 times better.  So if you want to use Skarmory in your metal type deck or any type deck with this card, this is the Skarmory card to use.  Because Swift requires all colorless energy cards this card will work in any deck, but it will be a tad bit better in a metal type deck because then you can use Metal Sound if you get Skarmory in the active Pokemon spot before you get three energy cards on it.  So with this card, I would try and get it out the bench, attach three energy cards to it, then move it into the active Pokemon spot and use Swift every turn.  I would use 1 to 2 of these cards in any type deck, but preferably a metal type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an above average basic Pokemon card.  This card is much  better than the other Skarmory card from this set and is a solid choice to use in any deck.  I like how this card has a high hp for a basic Pokemon card and two moves.  Metal Sound is an okay move, but the main reason you'll want to use this card is for Swift, which not only does above average damage but requires colorless energy cards so it can be used with whatever type of energy cards you like.

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Skarmory #95/149 -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Skarmory Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Skarmory from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two consecutive Skarmory cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  This Skarmory card is a basic, metal type Pokemon card with an hp of 80. It has a x2 weakness to fire type  Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Skarmory does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move it has is called Claw, this move does 20 damage for one metal energy cards, however if you get a tails when flipping a coin to use this move, this move does nothing.  Skarmory's second move is called Drill Peck and for three energy cards, two colorless and one metal, this move does 50 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Skarmory is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  Because there are two Skarmory cards in this set, I am going to say right away that I would prefer using the other card from this set (sight unseen) or not use a Skarmory card at all.  I say this because I do not like this card at all, but I will complain more about this card in the rating section.  If you do decide to use this card in your deck, which I would not, I would try to move it into the active Pokemon spot right away since it can do 20 damage for one energy card, and it has a high hp for a basic Pokemon so you can do 20 damage every turn until you get three energy cards on it, then you can use Drill Peck and do 50 damage instead of 20.  However, this strategy is flawed, because Skarmory may end up not being able to do much damage because Claw may fail when you're using it, and by the time you get three energy cards on Skarmory it may be knocked out.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very bad basic Pokemon card that I would not use at any cost in a deck.  For one, this is a metal type card, and metal type Pokemon just aren't that popular.  Secondly, neither of Skarmory moves are very good, both are below average, and because Skarmory's second move requires three energy cards to use, it would have been nice if Skarmory would have had a higher hp.  So let's hope the other Skarmory card from this set is better, because this one is absolutely terrible.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Mandibuzz -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Mandibuzz Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Mandibuzz from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Mandibuzz is a stage 1, darkness type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Mandibuzz does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move this card has is called Gust, this move requires two energy cards, one each of darkness and colorless, and does 30 damage.  Mandibuzz's second move is called Dual Cut, this move requires four energy cards, three colorless and one darkness, and does 80 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip two coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Mandibuzz is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Vullaby into play (I reviewed Vullaby from this set yesterday) and then evolve Vullaby into Mandibuzz.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Vullaby was a decent Pokemon card to use in a deck on its own and as a starter Pokemon.  Because of this, you may already have Vullaby in your active Pokemon spot when you get Mandibuzz in your hand, if this is the case, get two energy cards on Mandibuzz after you evolve Vullaby, and use Gust, depending on how the rest of your deck looks will determine if you put two more energy cards on Mandibuzz and use Dual Cut.  If you do decide to put four energy cards on Mandibuzz and use Dual Cut, just make sure to use Gust when you have to do 30 damage or less to knock out the defending Pokemon.  Personally, I would not use Dual Cut, I would only have a 1-1 line of Vullaby and Mandibuzz in a darkness type deck, and use Mandibuzz for its Gust move because it is quick and does a decent amount of damage.

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. This card is pretty average overall, it has two decent moves, average hp, and a low retreat cost.  This card would easily have been above average if Dual Cut would have done at least 80 damage every turn instead of possibly not doing anything on some turns.  So this line, Vullaby and Mandibuzz, are going to get a 3 out of 5 rating from me.  Both cards are very average.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Vullaby -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Vullaby Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Vullaby from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Vullaby is a basic, darkness type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Vullaby does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move it has is called Gust, this move requires one darkness energy card and does 10 damage.  Vullaby's second move is called Razor Wing, and for two energy cards, one each of colorless and darkness, this move does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Vullaby is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Mandibuzz, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll probably want to use this card with that Pokemon.  With that being said, this card would be okay to use on its own in a deck assuming you have some dark energy cards in it.  This card will do well right away since it can attack for only one energy card and it will do decent later in the game because it can do more than just 10 damage.  I would consider putting 1 Vullaby card in a deck that needs one more Pokemon card.  I wouldn't put too many of these cards in a deck because they do have a lower hp for a basic Pokemon, but whenever you get this card in the active Pokemon spot just use whichever move you have enough energy for.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average basic Pokemon card.  The only below average thing on this card is that it has a somewhat low hp, but it does have two solid moves and a low retreat cost to make up for this.  So like I said in the strategy section of this review, if you need one more Pokemon in your deck, this one may not be a bad one to add.

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Monday, February 18, 2013

Liepard -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Liepard Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Liepard from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Liepard is a stage 1, darkness type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Liepard does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move this card has is called Tail Trickery and for one darkness energy card this move confuses the defending Pokemon.  Besides Tail Trickery, Liepard's other move is called Assist, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one darkness, and allows you to choose a move of one of the Pokemon you have on your bench and use that move.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Liepard is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Purrloin into play (I reviewed Purrloin from this set yesterday) and then evolve Purrloin into Liepard.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Purrloin was a horrible basic Pokemon card that should not be used in any deck.  But since you have to use Purrloin with Liepard, make sure to keep Purrloin on the bench and evolve it there.  I would only move Liepard into the active Pokemon spot if you have a Pokemon on your bench that does major damage but requires too many energy cards to use the move, you could then move Liepard into the active Pokemon spot and then use Assist and use the move that your Pokemon has on the bench that does a lot of damage but the Pokemon on your bench doesn't have enough energy cards for.  Because Liepard can't do much on its own and it has a low hp, I would only use 1 max of each Purrloin and Liepard in a deck.

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. This card definitely has potential to be very good in a deck since it can use any of your other Pokemon's moves for more than likely less energy cards, but without a good Pokemon on your bench, the only thing Liepard can do is confuse the defending Pokemon, so it isn't that great, add in the fact it has a low hp and that Purrloin is terrible, I probably wouldn't use this card in a deck, and like I stated above, would not use more than 1 if I did.  Overall, this line gets a 2 out of 5 rating from me, neither Pokemon, Purrloin or Liepard is very good.

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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Purrloin -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Purrloin Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Purrloin from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Purrloin is a basic, darkness type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Purrloin does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  Its only move is called Captivate, this move requires one darkness energy card and allows you to flip a coin and if you get heads switch your opponent's active Pokemon with one of their benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Purrloin is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Liepard, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll probably want to use this card with that Pokemon.  With that being said, this card is absolutely an awful choice to use on its own.  Not only can this card not attack, but it has a low hp as well.  So do not use this card if you don't have to, and never use this card without Liepard.  Other than that, when Purrloin is in the active Pokemon spot you'll have to use Captivate every turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a terrible basic Pokemon card.  This is one of the worst basic Pokemon cards I have seen in awhile, not only can it not do any damage, but the only move it has might not even do anything, because first off you have to flip a heads, and secondly, if your opponent doesn't have any benched Pokemon, this move will do nothing regardless of what you flip.  Stay away from this card at all costs.

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Landorus EX Full Art -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Landorus EX Full Art Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Landorus EX from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  This is a basic, EX, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 180.  Landorus has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to lightning type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Landorus EX does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  Its first move is called Hammerhead and for one fighting energy card this move does 30 damage plus 30 damage to one of your opponent's benched Pokemon.  Landorus' other move is called Land's Judgement, this move requires three energy cards, two fighting and one colorless, and does 80 damage plus 70 more damage if you discard all the fighting type energy cards on Landorus.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Landorus is a basic EX Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  Before getting too far into the strategy, make sure to remember that if this card gets knocked out your opponent will get to take two prize cards instead of one.  With that being said, I would recommend using 1 Landorus EX Pokemon card in a dual type deck.  I would highly recommend using this card in a dual type deck instead of a single type deck, because the easier it is to attach non-fighting type energy cards to Landorus, the more likely it is you'll only have to discard two fighting energy cards from Landorus when using Land's Judgement instead of three.  I would recommend putting this card in the active Pokemon spot right away because it has a move that requires only 1 energy card and that move may be able to knock out several of your opponent's benched Pokemon by just using Hammerhead.  While using Hammerhead, keep attaching energy cards to Landorus so that you have two fighting energy cards and one other energy card on it so you can use Land's Judgement and do 80 damage, or if you have to knock out a Pokemon quicker than that you can discard both fighting energy cards and do 150 damage in one turn.  Definitely package this card into a spread damage type deck, thus making Hammerhead even more effective, I would also considering putting trainers in your deck to remove damage from Pokemon so you can have Landorus EX Full Art in the active Pokemon spot that much longer.  I would for sure make a deck around this EX card.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a great EX Pokemon card from the Boundaries Crossed set.  You really can't go wrong by using this card, it has a high hp, and two great moves, one quick that does a good amount of damage to more than one Pokemon, and one slower move that does above average damage every turn or extraordinary damage if you choose to discard energy cards. So again, definitely include a Landorus EX Pokemon card in a deck that partially includes fighting type Pokemon.

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Mienshao -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Mienshao Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Mienshao from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Mienshao is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Mienshao does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  Mienshao's first move is called Knock Off, this move requires two energy cards, one each of colorless and fighting, and does 20 damage plus you get to discard a card from your opponent's hand.  Mienshao's second move is called Double Whip and this move does 70 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip two coins, this move requires three energy cards to use, two colorless and one fighting.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Mienshao is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Mienfoo into play (I reviewed both Mienfoo cards from this set the past couple of days) and then evolve Mienfoo into Mienshao.  If you read the past two reviews, I would definitely recommend using the Mienfoo card numbered 87/149 instead of the earlier card from this set.  Mienfoo is a good starter type Pokemon card so you may have it in the active Pokemon spot when you evolve it into Mienshao.  So regardless of when you move Mienshao into the active Pokemon spot, use whichever move you have the sufficient amount of energy cards for.  I would always recommend using Double Whip over Knock Off except for when the defending Pokemon will be knocked out by 20 damage or less.  After reviewing both Mienfoo and Mienshao from this set I would recommend using a 1-1 line of Mienfoo and Mienshao in a fighting 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.  This card has an average hp, and two pretty average to slightly above average moves.  I like that this card has a low retreat cost yet can do up to 140 damage in 1 turn.  Overall, I would give the full line of Mienfoo and Mienshao from this set a 3 out of 5 rating.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Mienfoo #87/149 -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Mienfoo Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Mienfoo from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of two consecutive Mienfoo cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  This Mienfoo is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Mienfoo does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  Its only move is called Pound, this move requires one fighting energy card and does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Mienfoo is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Mienshao, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll probably want to use this card with that Pokemon.  With that being said, after reviewing both Mienfoo cards from this set, there is absolutely no reason at all to use the other Mienfoo card from this set.  This card does 20 damage every turn, whereas yesterday's card could only do 20 damage by getting a heads when flipping a coin.  Strategy wise, the strategy is similar to yesterday's card, keep only one of these cards in your fighting type deck, get this card out early, and attach one energy card to it then use Pound every turn until Mienfoo is either knocked out, or you retreat it for a Pokemon you recently set up on your bench to put in the active Pokemon spot.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average basic Pokemon card.  Besides having a low hp and only one move, this card is pretty good, it can attack quickly and retreat quickly, it is what you need from a  basic Pokemon card that can hopefully evolve into something quite good.  Like I said in the strategy section of this review, this card is much better than its Mienfoo counterpart in this set, so make sure to use this card in your deck if you can, especially if you plan on using Mienshao in your deck.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Mienfoo #86/149 -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Mienfoo Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Mienfoo from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two consecutive Mienfoo cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  This Mienfoo is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Mienfoo does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  Its only move is called Steady Punch, this move requires one fighting energy card and does 10 damage plus 10 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Mienfoo is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Mienshao, which I'll be reviewing in two days, you'll probably want to use this card with that Pokemon.  With that being said, I could see using this Mienfoo card on its own, because it has a quick move that only requires one energy card and has the potential to do more than 10 damage using that move.  But I would not recommend using more than 1 of these cards in a deck because it just has the one move, you don't want to fill your deck with cards that can attack quickly but never do any more than 10 or 20 damage per turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average basic Pokemon card.  Besides having a low hp and only one move, this card is pretty good, it can attack quickly and retreat quickly, it is what you need from a  basic Pokemon card that can hopefully evolve into something quite good.  I'll have to compare this card to the other Mienfoo card in the set to see which one is better.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Crustle -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Crustle Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Crustle from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Crustle is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Crustle's Ability is called Sturdy and basically says that if an attacking Pokemon knocks out Crustle in one move when Crustle does not have any damage on it to begin with, Crustle is not knocked out and it has 10 hp remaining.  Besides the Ability, Crustle just have one move called Stone Edge, this move requires three energy cards, two fighting and one colorless, and does 70 damage plus 20 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Crustle is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Dwebble into play (I reviewed Dwebble from this set yesterday) and then evolve Dwebble into Crustle.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Dwebble was not an ideal starter type Pokemon card or a card that should be moved to the active Pokemon spot unless it is going to be evolved immediately or you have no other options.  Strategy wise with this line I would recommend keeping Dwebble on the bench, evolving it into Crustle, then attaching three energy cards to Crustle, and keep it on the bench until the end of the game.  You can then move Crustle into the active Pokemon spot and use Stone Edge every turn, late in the game your opponent may be able to do more than 100 damage a turn, so Crustle's Ability will prevent Crustle from being knocked out in 1 turn and you can hopefully knock out a few Pokemon by doing at least 70 damage a turn with Crustle.  Crustle in my opinion is a solid defensive and offensive Pokemon card and I would consider putting 1 each of Dwebble and Crustle in a mostly fighting type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average stage 1 Pokemon card. I like how  this card has an above average hp, solid Ability, and a powerfully offensive move.  However there are a couple of things I don't like about this card.  The first thing is that its only move requires three energy cards, so this card is slow, and secondly, this card has a high retreat cost.  So overall this is a good card that I would recommend using in a deck, I would give Dwebble and Crustle together a 3 out of 5 rating.

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Dwebble -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Dwebble Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Dwebble from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Dwebble is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Dwebble does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  Its only move is called Flail, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 10 damage times the number of damage counters on Dwebble.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Dwebble is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Crustle, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll probably want to use this card with that Pokemon.  With that being said, I would not use this card in a deck on its own.  But if you choose to, I would try and keep Dwebble on the bench to start the game and then put it in the active Pokemon spot when the defending Pokemon can do a fair amount of damage but not knock Dwebble out in one move, that way you can do more damage to the defending Pokemon with Flail, if you get more damage on Dwebble quicker.  Dwebble also might be a decent option to use in a deck in which your own Pokemon do damage to your benched Pokemon.  That way, when you move Dwebble into the active Pokemon spot, as long as it has two energy cards on it, you can use Flail immediately and do damage.  Like I said, I wouldn't use this card in a deck on its own, but if you choose to, I wouldn't recommend using more than 1 Dwebble in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average basic Pokemon card.  There are a couple of things I like about this card but not enough to make it an average card.  First off, I like that it only requires colorless energy cards to attack, secondly I like that it has an above average hp, and thirdly I like that the more damage you do to Dwebble, the more damage the defending Pokemon is going to receive back.  But I am giving this card a below average rating because it does only have the one move, which is slow, and may not do damage, and the fact that Dwebble has a high retreat cost.

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Flygon -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Flygon Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Flygon from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Flygon is a stage 2, dragon type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  Flygon is the stage 2 evolution of Vibrava, and before that Trapinch, both of those Pokemon I have reviewed the past couple of days, and both of those Pokemon are in this set.  Flygon has a x2 weakness to dragon type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Flygon's Ability is called Sand Slammer and this ability allows you to once per turn put 1 damage counter on each of your opponent's Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, Flygon only has one move called Flying Beatdown, this move requires four energy cards, two colorless, one fighting, and one grass, and does 80 damage.  When using this move, if you discard a fighting and grass type energy card the defending Pokemon becomes paralyzed.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Flygon is a stage 2 Pokemon, you'll have to first get Trapinch and then Vibrava into play.  Both of the previous Pokemon in this line are fairly solid, but I would still try and keep them on my bench if possible.  Once you get Flygon into the active Pokemon, you're going to mainly use its Ability while it is in the active position.  So you're going to want to include this Pokemon in a spread damage type deck, and have Pokemon that can spread damage quickly without evolving much, so that when you move Flygon into the active Pokemon spot, many of your opponent's Pokemon will have damage on them and Flygon's Ability could knock many of them out.  While Flygon is on the bench you'll definitely want to attach four energy cards to it so you can use Flying Beatdown every turn, I would hardly ever discard energy cards when using this move, I would just do 80 damage every turn.  I would keep Flygon in the active Pokemon spot until it is close to feinting then retreat it for only one energy card and move in another spread damage type Pokemon to finish off what Flygon started.  I would definitely use this Pokemon line in a deck, and would use a 4-3-2 line of Trapinch, Vibrava, and Flygon in a fighting and grass type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an awesome stage 2 Pokemon card that can do major damage to many different Pokemon at one time.  I would definitely recommend building a deck around this Pokemon card.  I really like Flygon's Ability and the fact that it can retreat for only one energy card.  So overall, I would give this entire Pokemon line a 4 out of 5 rating, it is very solid.

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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Vibrava -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Vibrava Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Vibrava from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Vibrava 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 one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Vibrava does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  Its first move is called Quick Turn, this move requires one grass energy card and does 20 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip two coins.  Vibrava's second move is called Sand Pulse, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one fighting, and does 50 damage plus 10 damage to each of your opponent's benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, you'll more than likely use this card with its stage 2 evolution in Flygon, but since I haven't reviewed that card yet, this strategy will evolve around only using Trapinch and Vibrava in a deck, not Flygon.  One thing to note about this Pokemon line is that Trapinch is purely a fighting type Pokemon card, but both Flygon and Vibrava are Dragon Type Pokemon which require both fighting and grass type energy cards.  So with that being said, you'll want to use this card in a fighting and grass type deck.  I would try and keep Trapinch on the bench and then evolve it into Vibrava.  I would then attach three energy cards to Vibrava, wait until my opponent has a full bench then move Vibrava into the active Pokemon spot and use Sand Pulse every turn.  If you have to put Vibrava into the active Pokemon spot before it has three energy cards on it you'll have to use Quick Turn instead of Sand Pulse.  Besides putting this card in a fighting and grass type deck, you'll want to use this card in a spread damage type deck, doing this will allow for Vibrava's Sand Pulse move to be even more effective than it is already.  I would consider putting a 1-1 or 2-2 line of Trapinch and Vibrava in a fighting and grass or just fighting type deck if you're using this card for Sand Pulse.

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.  Even though this card does have a below average hp and has one weak move in Quick Turn, I am still giving this card an average rating.  I really like Vibrava's Sand Pulse move and the fact that it has a low retreat cost.  So I would definitely recommend using this card as well as Trapinch in a deck.

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Trapinch -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Trapinch Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Trapinch from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Trapinch is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to lightning type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Trapinch does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  Trapinch's first move is called Smithereen Smash, this move requires one colorless energy card and allows you to discard an energy card from your opponent's active Pokemon if you get a heads when you flip a coin.  Trapinch's second move is called Bite, this move requires two energy cards, one each of fighting and colorless, and does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Trapinch has a stage 1 evolution in Vibrava, and a stage 2 evolution in Flygon, I would recommend including both those two Pokemon in a deck with Trapinch.  More than likely I would recommend this, I'll be reviewing both evolution cards in the next two days.  I probably wouldn't use Trapinch on its own because it only has one move that does damage every turn and it requires two energy cards to use it.  If this card is used with its evolutions this card is better but as a starter it is just okay.  If you get Trapinch into the active Pokemon spot you'll want to use Bite if you can every turn, unless you are forced to use Trapinch against a Pokemon that requires a ton of energy to attack, you may want to risk not doing damage and use Smithereen Smash instead to further prevent the defending Pokemon from doing damage.  Again, I would not use this card in a deck on its own, but if you do choose to, I wouldn't use more than one.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average basic Pokemon card and a basic Pokemon card that should not be used on its own in a deck.  The reason this card is below average is because neither of its moves are very impressive, Bite isn't bad, but when it is the only move that does damage, it makes it seem worse than it is.  Other than the two below average moves, Trapinch does have an average hp and low retreat cost, but there are definitely better basic Pokemon out there to use if you're looking to get one more Pokemon card into your deck.

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Makuhita -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Makuhita Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Makuhita from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Makuhita is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Makuhita does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  Its only move is called Slap Push which does 30 damage for two fighting energy cards.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Makuhita is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Hariyama which has not been in a set since Undaunted, if you want to use this line you'll have to settle with only using Makuhita at the time being.  With that being said, Makuhita is an okay starter Pokemon because it can do a good amount of damage fairly quickly and has an above average hp to endure attacks while it is waiting to attack.  However, I feel this card is more inclined to be included in a deck as the 1 last Pokemon card that you can fit in your 60 card deck, then during game play you might move this Pokemon from your hand to your bench and put 2 energy cards on it, then if you have to put a basic Pokemon card into play you move Makuhita into that spot and use Slap Push every turn until you can get one of your benched Pokemon setup and moved into the active Pokemon spot.  I would only use 1 Makuhita card in a fighting type deck and only if you're looking for one more Pokemon to put in the deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average basic Pokemon card.  This card has a slightly above average move and hp, but is somewhat slow to attack and has a high retreat cost.  So overall this card is pretty average and doesn't have to be in any deck, but won't hurt any deck this card is in.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Gliscor -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Gliscor Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gliscor from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Gliscor is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to lightning type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Gliscor does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  Gliscor's first move is called Poison Ring, this move does 20 damage for one fighting energy card plus it poisons the defending Pokemon and makes it unable to retreat during their next turn.  Gliscor's second move is called Night Slash, this move requires two energy cards, one each of colorless and fighting, and does 40 damage, however after using this move you must switch Gliscor with one of your benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Gliscor is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Gligar into play (I reviewed Gligar from this set yesterday) and then evolve Gligar into Gliscor.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Gligar was a very solid starter Pokemon so more than likely if you had Gligar in your hand early in the game it would be out in the active Pokemon spot.  Because Gligar requires the same amount of energy as Gliscor to attack, whenever you get Gliscor into your hand you can evolve it right away and keep attacking.  I would include Gliscor in a deck that included Pokemon with all low or free retreat costs, that way you could use Poison Ring one turn, poison the defending Pokemon, then the next turn use Night Slash and retreat for free.  Then when the active Pokemon is knocked out, you can move your active Pokemon which should have a free retreat cost to your bench for Gliscor then you can repeat the poisoning retreating process with Gliscor.  I would recommend using a 2-1 line of Gligar and Gliscor in at least a dual type deck of fighting type Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average stage 1 Pokemon card. This card has an above average hp, low retreat cost, and two solid moves.  I like how Gliscor does not require much energy to attack and it can retreat for free when using Night Slash.  Overall, I think Gliscor and Gligar make a great Pokemon line and I would give these two Pokemon a 4 out of 5 rating together.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Gligar -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Gligar Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gligar from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Gligar is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to lightning type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Gligar does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  Gligar's first move is called Tail Smack and for one fighting energy card this move does 10 damage.  Gligar's second move is called Wicked Jab, this move does 20 damage for two energy cards, one each of fighting and colorless.  Plus, if you get a heads when you flip a coin while using Wicked Jab, the defending Pokemon is paralyzed.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Gligar is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Gliscor, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll probably want to use this card with that Pokemon.  With that being said, this card would be an excellent starter Pokemon in a fighting type deck.  I would include 2 or 3 of these cards in a fighting type deck so that I would have a good chance of being able to start the game with one of these Pokemon in my active Pokemon spot.  Once Gligar is in the active Pokemon spot you should use whichever move you have enough energy for.  So I would recommend using this card in a deck, even on its own without Gliscor.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an above average basic Pokemon card.  This card has an above average hp, low retreat cost, and two very solid moves.  What gives this card a boost from an average to an above average basic Pokemon card is the fact that Wicked Jab may end up paralyzing the defending Pokemon as well as doing 20 damage.

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Monday, February 4, 2013

Sandslash -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Sandslash Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Sandslash from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Sandslash is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to lightning type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Sandslash does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  Sandslash's first move is called Sand-Attack, this move does 20 damage for two energy cards, one each of fighting and colorless.  Plus, if your opponent tries attacking next turn, if they get a tails when they flip a coin the attack does nothing.  Sandslash's second move is called Earthquake which does 80 damage for three energy cards, two colorless and one fighting.  However, this move also does 10 damage to each of your own benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Sandslash is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Sandshrew into play (I reviewed Sandshrew from this set yesterday) and then evolve Sandshrew into Sandslash.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Sandshrew was an okay starter Pokemon but more than likely you're going to want to evolve Sandshrew into Sandslash on your bench.  When on your bench get three energy cards on Sandslash so that when you move it into the active Pokemon spot you have the option to use either of its moves.  If possible, pair this Pokemon line with a Pokemon that uses all the damage on all the Pokemon in play when attacking, that way if you use Earthquake a couple of times it won't hurt your bench so much.  Another option is to not keep many Pokemon on your bench when using Earthquake, but that is a riskier option because if you don't have any Pokemon on your bench you'll end up losing if Sandslash is knocked out.  So to summarize, I would recommend evolving Sandslash on the bench and then using Earthquake every turn unless the defending Pokemon can be knocked out by 20 damage.  After explaining my strategy, it would be hard for me to include this line into one of my decks, these Pokemon just aren't that good, but if you do want to use this line, definitely don't use more than a 2-1 or 1-1 line of Sandshrew and Sandslash.

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. Even though this card has an average hp, and low retreat cost, I still don't like this card very much.  Neither of its moves are too great, especially when Earthquake does damage to your own Pokemon.  So I would recommend looking elsewhere for stage 1 Pokemon.  So overall, this Pokemon line gets a 2 out of 5 rating because both Sandshrew and Sandslash are below average Pokemon cards.

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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Sandshrew -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Sandshrew Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Sandshrew from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Sandshrew is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to lightning type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Sandshrew does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  Sandshrew's first move is called Rollout, this move requires one colorless energy card and does 10 damage.  Sandshrew's second move is called Slash and for three energy cards, two colorless and one fighting, does 40 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Sandshrew is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Sandslash, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll probably want to use this card with that Pokemon.  With that being said, this card would be an okay starter Pokemon in a deck because it can do damage for only one energy card.  I would try and prevent having to move Sandshrew to the active Pokemon spot before it evolves because even though it can attack quickly, it will take awhile until this card can do a bit more damage, and Slash doesn't do as much damage as you would like for three energy cards.  The good thing with this card is that it requires mostly colorless energy cards to attack so if you want to use it on its own it is easy to fit into most decks, however I would not recommend using this card on its own.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average basic Pokemon card.  Even though this card has an above average hp, and two moves, I'm still giving this card a below average rating.  I'm doing this because neither of Sandshrew's moves are anything special, and if you have to move it out into the active Pokemon spot, it requires two energy cards to retreat it.

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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Meloetta -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Meloetta Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Meloetta from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  This is a basic, psychic type Pokemon card with an hp of 80.  Meloetta has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Meloetta does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves.  Its first move is called Psychic and this move does 10 damage plus 20 more damage for each energy card attached to the defending Pokemon for one psychic energy card.  Meloetta's second move is called Echoed Voice, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one psychic, and does 50 damage, plus, even you use this move two turns in a row, the second time this move does 100 damage instead of 50.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Meloetta is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  This card would fit best into a psychic type deck and works well as both a Pokemon card that is put into the active Pokemon spot right away at the beginning of the game as well as a Pokemon coming in off the bench late.  If I would get this card in my hand to begin the game I would definitely put this card into the active Pokemon spot and start using Psychic right away.  By doing this, you will prevent your opponent from attaching energy cards to their active Pokemon because if they do, Psychic will do more damage, and most basic, starter type Pokemon have 60 damage or less, so in three turns for sure the defending Pokemon will be knocked out if they attach one energy card to their active Pokemon.  If I wasn't able to put Meloetta into the active Pokemon spot to start the game, I would put it on the bench and then put three energy cards on it, I would then move it into the active Pokemon spot later in the game and use whichever move will do more damage.  I think this is an excellent basic Pokemon card and I would definitely consider putting 2 Meloetta cards in any psychic deck that I'm building.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an above average basic Pokemon card from the Boundaries Crossed set.  Even though this card doesn't have an Ability, I am still giving this card my highest rating.  I like that it has an above average hp, low retreat cost, and two great moves.  I like the fact that this card can be used early in a game and attack quickly, as well as being used later in a game and doing massive damage.  So definitely consider using this card in your deck if you haven't already.

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Friday, February 1, 2013

Gothorita -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Gothorita Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gothorita from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Gothorita is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Gothorita does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves.  The first move it has is called Psypunch, which requires 2 colorless energy cards and does 30 damage.  Gothorita's second move is called Destructive Beam which requires three energy cards, two colorless and one psychic, and does 50 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin, you can discard an energy card attached to the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Gothorita has a stage 2 evolution in Gothitelle (from Dragons Exalted), I would not use this card unless you use Gothitelle.  I say this because, I view this card as pretty weak, and there is no reason to use a weak card in a deck, especially when I think Gothita is pretty good, you don't want to turn a good Pokemon card into a below average Pokemon card.  But I guess if you either have to play Gothorita in order to use Gothitelle or you're just stubborn and have Gothorita in your deck, the strategy is quite simple.  If you have two energy cards on Gothorita use Psybeam, if you have three energy cards on Gothorita use Destructive Beam.  This card even though it isn't that good, does fit well in most decks because it requires mostly colorless energy cards, it really only needs one psychic energy card for either of its moves to attack.  But again, I would prefer to just use Gothita or use the full line of this Pokemon.

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.  This card has a below average hp, and two below average moves.  This card definitely could be worse, but I would not recommend using this card in a deck if you don't have to.  So if I were to rate just Gothita and Gothorita from this set I would give them an overall rating of 3.

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