Sunday, March 31, 2013

Swadloon -- Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Review

Swadloon Plasma Storm Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Swadloon from the Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Set.  Swadloon is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Swadloon does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves.  The first move it has is called Swaddle Guard, this move requires one colorless energy card and says that during your opponent's next turn, any damage they do to Swadloon is reduced by 40.  Swadloon's second move is called Surprise Attack, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 40 damage.  However, when you use this move you must flip a coin, if you get a tails this move does nothing.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Swadloon is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Sewaddle into play (I reviewed Sewaddle from this set yesterday) and then evolve Sewaddle into Swadloon.  Swadloon does have a stage 2 evolution in Leavanny 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 Swadloon is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Sewaddle was a below average basic Pokemon card that I more than likely would not use in a deck.  Considering how that card was and looking at this Swadloon card I would not recommend using this Pokemon line (so far) in a deck because neither card is very good and Swadloon is definitely worse as a stage 1 Pokemon than Sewaddle is as a basic Pokemon.  If you do choose to use this line in a deck, I would make sure that deck is a grass type deck and I would only use a 1-1 line.  I would try and include Cherrim in this deck to utilize its Ability which will make Swadloon's hp seem a little bit higher.  The only thing you can really do with this card when you get it into the active Pokemon spot is to use Surprise Attack and hope for a heads every turn.  The only time you would want to use Swaddle Guard is if it will prevent Swadloon from being knocked out, or you only have one energy card attached to this Pokemon.  But again, I would definitely not use Swadloon in a deck without using Leavanny.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a very below average stage 1 Pokemon card. There really isn't anything good about this card if you're not going to use it with Leavanny.  Swaddle Guard is a good defensive move, but when Swadloon only has 80 hp to start this move really can't do too much, other than being defensive, Surprise Attack isn't good at all and more than likely will end up allowing you to do zero damage a couple of turns.  So, so far I would give this line, Sewaddle and Swadloon and 1 out of 5 rating, the first two evolutions in this line aren't good at all.

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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Sewaddle -- Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Review

Sewaddle Plasma Storm Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Sewaddle from the Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Set.  Sewaddle is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 40.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Sewaddle does not have an Ability, and it only has one move.  The only move it has is called Bug Bite, this move requires one grass energy card and does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Sewaddle is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Swadloon and a stage 2 evolution in Leavanny, which I'll be reviewing the next two days, you'll more than likely want to use those cards with this Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed those cards yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolutions.  So on its own, more than likely I would not use this card in a deck.  I wouldn't rule the possibility out, because Sewaddle can do 20 damage for one energy card but because of its low hp I would definitely be weary of using this card by itself.  If you do choose to use this card in a deck, I would suggest using it in a grass type deck and having a Cherrim in the deck so you can use its Ability and heal 20 damage a turn with that card.  That way, Sewaddle will have a more average hp.  You'll want to get Sewaddle into the active Pokemon spot as early as possible since it can attack quickly and do a good amount of damage as well.  The earlier you get this card in the game the better because you'll get knocked out pretty quickly if you put a basic Pokemon card into play that only has 40 hp later in the game when you're facing stage 1 and stage 2 Pokemon.

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.  Like I said earlier in this review, I do like Sewaddle's move because it is quick and can do a good amount of damage, but because this card has such a low hp, it is definitely not a must have in any grass type deck out there.

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Cherrim -- Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Review

Cherrim Plasma Storm Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Cherrim from the Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Set.  Cherrim is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Cherrim's Ability is called Fair-Weather Heal and says that once during your turn you may heal 20 damage from one of your Pokemon in play that has a grass energy card attached to it.  Besides the Ability, Cherrim just has one move called Random Peck, this move requires two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, and does 20 damage plus 20 more damage for each heads you get when you flip two coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Cherrim is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Cherubi into play (I reviewed Cherubi from this set yesterday) and then evolve Cherubi into Cherrim.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Cherubi was an okay, but below average basic Pokemon card that I wouldn't recommend using on its own.  So because of this and the fact that the main reason you'll want to use Cherrim is for its Ability, I would try keeping Cherubi and Cherrim on the bench just so you can utilize Cherrim's Ability.  This card is very important to have in your grass type deck if you plan on using other grass type Pokemon from this deck because most of the ones I've reviewed lately from Plasma Storm have low HPs and will definitely need a booster in HP to survive for very long at all.  I would use a 2-1 or 2-2 line of Cherubi and Cherrim in a deck that has Pokemon that use grass energy cards.  If you're forced to put this card into the active Pokemon spot you won't have a choice but to use Random Peck every turn, which isn't a bad move.

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 does have a very good Ability and a decent move, but even though Cherrim's Ability will heal damage from Pokemon, you're going to have to end up using it on Cherrim if you put it into the active Pokemon spot because Cherrim has a very low hp for a stage 1 Pokemon.  So overall, this line is very average, I would give Cherubi and Cherrim combined a 3 out of 5 rating.

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Cherubi -- Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Review

Cherubi Plasma Storm Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Cherubi from the Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Set.  Cherubi is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 40.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Cherubi does not have an Ability, and it only has one move.  The only move Cherubi has is called Leech Seed, this move requires one grass energy card and does 10 damage plus heals 10 damage from Cherubi.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Cherubi is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Cherrim, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So on its own, I would not use Cherubi in a deck on its own.  I say this because Cherubi has too low of hp for my liking and the only move it has, even though it is quick, can only do 10 damage.  This card wouldn't be the worst card in the world to put in a deck but I wouldn't.  If you do use this card in a deck, because it has such a low hp you'll want to get it into the active Pokemon spot early in the game so it faces weaker Pokemon.  Your only option once it is in the active Pokemon spot is to use Leech Seed every turn.  Because Cherubi is a weaker Pokemon, I would only have 1 in a deck if you use this card at all.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is below average basic Pokemon card.  This card only has the one move which doesn't do much damage plus it has a below average hp.  So I wouldn't recommend using this card in a deck, we'll have to see tomorrow when I review Cherrim if this card should be used with that one.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Vespiquen -- Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Review

Vespiquen Plasma Storm Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Vespiquen from the Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Set.  Vespiquen is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Vespiquen does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move this card has is called Gather Order, this move requires one grass energy card and allows you to search your deck for as many Combee cards as you like and put them onto your bench.  Vespiquen's second move is called Damage Beat, this move requires two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, and does 20 damage times the number of damage counters on the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Vespiquen is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Combee into play (I reviewed Combee from this set yesterday) and then evolve Combee into Vespiquen.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Combee was a solid basic Pokemon card that can be used on its own in a deck.  But, if you choose to use Combee with Vespiquen, you either have to keep Combee on the bench until you evolve it into Vespiquen or move Combee into the active Pokemon spot and not attack at all.  I would recommend the former path.  I would put two energy cards on Vespiquen and always use Damage Beat, you'll have to have Pokemon cards with low or free retreat costs so you can easily move Vespiquen in and out of the active Pokemon spot because Damage Beat will not do any damage to Pokemon with no damage on them.  So I would move in Vespiquen to knock out the defending Pokemon then retreat it the next turn.  I would suggest using a 1-1 line of Combee and Vespiquen in a grass 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 a good hp, low retreat cost, and one good move out of the two, I wish Gather Order would have been a little bit better and I wish this card could attack Pokemon that didn't have damage on them already, but I guess if that was the case, this card would be much better than a three.  Overall, I think this line is solid, and I would give Combee and Vespiquen from the Plasma Storm set a 3 out of 5 rating.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Combee -- Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Review

Combee Plasma Storm Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Combee from the Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Set.  Combee is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 30.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Combee does not have an Ability, and it only has one move.  The only move Combee has is called Sting Missile, this move requires one grass energy card and does 30 damage.  However, after using this move you must take Combee and all cards attached to it and shuffle them back into your deck.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Combee is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Vespiquen, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So on its own, I would consider using just Combee in a deck, I would only put 1 in a grass type deck and I would hope to get it in the active Pokemon spot to start the game or at least very early in the game.  I would put it into the active Pokemon spot as soon as possible, attach one energy card to it, use Pin Missile then put it back into my deck.  30 damage is quite a bit of damage to do for a basic Pokemon and especially for one energy card.  However, because Combee has such a low hp, I wouldn't put many of these cards in a deck, and this card is basically worthless later in the game when Pokemon are in play that can do 30 damage or more a turn.  So again, I would use this card in a grass type deck on its own, but I would only use 1, definitely not more than that.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average basic Pokemon card.  Even though this card has an extremely low hp, I still think this card is average overall.  It can definitely manage on its own, at least early in the game.  I like Combee's one move, it is quick and does a good amount of damage, plus you can basically retreat it after attacking for free.  Just make sure when you use Combee, you have Pokemon on your bench you can put into the active Pokemon spot.

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Torterra -- Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Review

Torterra Plasma Storm Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Torterra from the Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Set.  Torterra is a stage 2, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 150.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Torterra does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move it has is called Guard Press, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, and does 60 damage.  After using this move, any attack that your opponent tries using on you immediately after is reduced by 20.  Torterra's second move is called Rumble Stomp, this move requires four energy cards, three colorless and one grass, and does 80 damage plus 20 more damage for each heads you get in a row when you flip a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Torterra is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Turtwig into play and then evolve it into Grotle before you can evolve Grotle into Torterra, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last couple of days.  Neither Turtwig or Grotle are very good, so neither should be in your deck if you don't plan on using Torterra with them.  With that being said, if you want to use Torterra in your deck, try your hardest to evolve into Torterra on your bench.  You'll want to do this because neither of Torterra's pre evolutions are very good and Torterra is slow so you don't want it in the active Pokemon spot before it can attack.  I would try and get four energy cards on Torterra before moving it into the active Pokemon spot.  When it is in the active Pokemon spot I would use Rumble Stomp every turn.  I wouldn't make this card the focal point of my deck but it may be a nice Pokemon family to include in a somewhat grass type deck, I wouldn't use more than a 3-2-1 line of this Pokemon family in my deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average stage 2 Pokemon card. There are some good things about this card and some bad things.  For good things, this card has a high hp, it requires mostly colorless energy cards to attack, and both of its moves do a good bit of damage.  However, this card has an extremely high retreat cost, both of its moves require a lot of energy, and the Pokemon that are needed to use this card aren't very good.  So overall, I would give this line a 3 out of 5 rating.  Torterra is very solid but the other two Pokemon are not.

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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Grotle -- Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Review

Grotle Plasma Storm Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Grotle from the Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Set.  Grotle is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Grotle does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  Its only move is called Knock Away, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, and does 40 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 Grotle is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Turtwig into play (I reviewed Turtwig from this set yesterday) and then evolve Turtwig into Grotle.  Grotle does have a stage 2 evolution in Torterra 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 Grotle is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Turtwig was a below average basic Pokemon card that I would not use in a deck, so this card will have to be above average before I would consider using this Pokemon card in a deck.  Right off the bat, I would recommend not using Grotle in a deck with only Turtwig.  I say this because even though Grotle has a high hp, it has only one move that is slow and below average damage wise and its retreat cost is way too high for my liking.  However, if you choose to use this Pokemon in your deck, I would use a 1-1 or 2-1 line of Turtwig and Grotle in a mostly grass deck.  Because Grotle is so slow I would keep Grotle on the bench and put three energy cards on it, then move it into the active Pokemon spot and hope to flip some heads every turn so I can do average damage instead of below average damage.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a very below average stage 1 Pokemon card. Like I mentioned above, the only thing this card has going for it is its hp which is slightly above average.  Other than that, Grotle is way too slow and cannot do much damage at a time.  So I would definitely stay away from this card at all costs...of course if you plan on using Torterra you don't have much of a choice.

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Turtwig -- Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Review

Turtwig Plasma Storm Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Turtwig from the Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first Plasma Storm card I have reviewed and in the next few months I'll be reviewing each and every Pokemon from this set.  Turtwig is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Turtwig does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves.  Turtwig's first move is called Nap, this move requires one colorless energy card and heals 20 damage from Turtwig.  Turtwig's second move is called Razor Leaf, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, and does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Turtwig is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Grotle and a stage 2 evolution in Torterra, which I'll be reviewing the next two days, you'll more than likely want to use those cards with this Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed those cards yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolutions.  So on its own, I would not suggest using Turtwig.  I say this because even though Turtwig has an above average hp, it is too slow for my liking and cannot do enough damage with a move that requires three energy cards.  As a starter Pokemon this card wouldn't be useful because it can't attack for three turns, at least do damage that is, and if you use Nap each turn until you get three energy cards, doing 30 damage a turn with Razor Leaf won't do much against a stage 1 or a stage 2 Pokemon.  If you do choose to use this card in your deck, your best bet will be to get three energy cards on this card on your bench and then move it to the active Pokemon spot, using Razor Leaf every turn unless you need to remove some damage then using Nap instead.  I would not use this card on its own in a deck, but if you choose to, make sure to use no more than 1.

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.  This card does have a high hp and two moves, but that is about it, I don't like either of Turtwig's moves and with a retreat cost of 2 energy cards you can find a better basic Pokemon card to use out there than this card.

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Audino -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Audino Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Audino from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Audino is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 80. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Audino's Ability is called Busybody, this Ability says that if during your turn you have Audino in your hand, you may show the card to your opponent, then heal 10 damage from your active Pokemon and remove a special condition from that Pokemon if it has one.  After doing this, you have to discard Audino.  Besides the Ability, Audino just has one move called Hip Bump, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 30 damage, plus if the defending Pokemon tries to attack you during their next turn, if they get a tails when they flip a coin, they can't attack.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Audino is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  Besides not having any evolutions, because this is a colorless type Pokemon that does not require a specific type of energy to attack, this card will work in any type deck.  With that being said, I would recommend using this card in place of a trainer card in every deck out there.  When you have this card in your hand you can decide if you want to use it as a Pokemon or as a trainer, if you choose to use it as a trainer you can show it to your opponent then discard it.  The advantage this card has over trainer cards is the obvious fact that it is a Pokemon card, so if you have to put a basic Pokemon card into play you can use this card.  If you have Audino in the active Pokemon spot your only strategy will be to use Hip Bump every 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 from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card set.  I like how this card functions as a trainer and Pokemon as well as that it is a colorless type card, has a good hp, and a pretty decent move.  I don't think you can go wrong by putting this card in any deck you have.

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Unfezant -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Unfezant Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Unfezant from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Unfezant is a stage 2, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Unfezant does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move it has is called Wing Flick, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 40 damage, plus your opponent must switch their active Pokemon with one of their benched ones.  Unfezant's second move is called Air Slash, this move is similar to Tranquill's from yesterday, it requires three colorless energy cards, does 80 damage, and after using the move an energy card must be discarded from Unfezant if you get a tails when you flip a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Unfezant is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Pidove into play and then evolve it into Tranquill before you can evolve Tranquill into Unfezant, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last couple of days.  Neither Pidove or Tranquill are very good, so neither should be in your deck if you don't plan on using Unfezant with it.  With that being said, I can't wholeheartedly recommend using Unfezant in your deck either, and it is only logically that if I don't recommend Unfezant, I would not recommend using this entire Pokemon family in any deck at all.  However, if you choose to use this Pokemon family, make sure to include the line up to Unfezant, then use a 3-2-1 line in any type deck.  I would try and evolve Pidove into Unfezant on the bench, get three energy cards on Unfezant then leave Unfezant on the bench until your opponent gets a Pokemon in the active Pokemon spot you don't want there anymore, when that happens move Unfezant in, use Wing Flick right away, then use Air Slash after that.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a below average stage 2 Pokemon card. This card really isn't that great for a stage 2 Pokemon, it is a colorless type Pokemon so it has that going for it but its hp is low, neither of its moves are slow which is good but neither is very good.  So again, I would not use this Pokemon card in my deck.  Overall, I would give this Pokemon family, Pidove, Tranquill, and Unfezant only a 1 out of 5 rating, none of these cards are good at all and I would stay away from these Pokemon at all costs.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Tranquill -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Tranquill Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Tranquill from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Tranquill is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Tranquill does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  Its only move is called Air Slash, this move requires three colorless energy cards and does 60 damage.  However, after using this move, an energy card must be discarded from Tranquill.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Tranquill is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Pidove into play (I reviewed Pidove from this set yesterday) and then evolve Pidove into Tranquill.  Tranquill does have a stage 2 evolution in Unfezant 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 Tranquill is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Pidove was a below average basic Pokemon card that I would not use in a deck, so this card will have to be above average before I would consider using this Pokemon card in a deck.  I know I have not reviewed this card yet (gave it a score) but I would not use this card in a deck with just Pidove.  I say this because Tranquill has a below average hp and one move that does average damage but has an energy discarded.  So if you do choose to use this card in your deck, I would only use a 2-1 or a 1-1 line of Pidove and Tranquill in any type deck.  I would try and evolve Pidove into Tranquill on the bench then use Air Slash every turn.  The one thing Tranquill has going for it is that it can be used in any type deck, but this still doesn't make me want to use this card.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a very below average stage 1 Pokemon card. Like I mentioned above, the only thing this card has going for it is its type, besides that, this card has a low hp, and a below average move.  You'll definitely want to stay away from this line so far, you can definitely find a better stage 1 colorless type Pokemon card to use in your deck.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Pidove -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Pidove Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Pidove from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Pidove is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Pidove does not have an Ability, and it only has one move.  The only move it has is called Razor Wind, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 30 damage.  However, when using this move you must flip a coin, if you get a tails this move does nothing at all.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Pidove is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Tranquill and a stage 2 evolution in Unfezant, which I'll be reviewing the next two days, you'll more than likely want to use those cards with this Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed those cards yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolutions.  So on its own, I would not suggest using Pidove.  I say this because Pidove only has the one move and the only move it has requires two energy cards, so it won't be able to attack right away, and when you can attack, the move only has a 50% chance of doing damage.  So I would not use this card in a deck, but if you choose to, I wouldn't use more than one of these cards in any type deck.  I would try and keep it on the bench, put two energy cards on it, then if I didn't have any other options move Pidove into the active Pokemon spot and use Razor Wind every turn.

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 may not be able to do any damage at all, I'm still giving this card an okay rating.  I like that everything is average on this card, low retreat cost, average hp, and that it is a colorless type card.  Because Pidove's only move has the potential to do 30 damage, I'm giving this card a 2 instead of a 1.  But again, I would not use this card in any deck.

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Stoutland -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Stoutland Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Stoutland from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Stoutland is a stage 2, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Stoutland's Ability is called Sentinel and it says that as long as Stoutland is your active Pokemon your opponent can't use any Supporter cards from their hand.  Besides the Ability, Stoutland just has one move entitled Wild Tackle.  This move requires three colorless energy cards and does 90 damage.  However when using this move you must flip a coin, if you get a tails, Stoutland does 20 damage to itself.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Stoutland is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Lilliput into play and then evolve it into Herdier before you can evolve Herdier into Stoutland, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last couple of days.  Neither Herdier or Lillipup are that good, so neither should be in your deck if you don't plan on using Stoutland with it.  With that being said, I think Stoutland should be used mainly for its Ability, but because this Ability is only in effect when Stoutland is in the active Pokemon spot you'll have to move this Pokemon into that spot when you can so your opponent will stop using Supporter cards.  I would try and evolve this Pokemon line on my bench, because Herdier and Stoutland both can do damage to themselves, so if you have to use these Pokemon in the active Pokemon spot too much, Stoutland's 140 hp may seem like much less.  Your only option when Stoutland is in the active Pokemon spot is to use Wild Tackle every turn and hope for some heads, also you'll want to hope that your opponent heavily relies on Supporter cards so this card will be much more effective.  Because Stoutland has such a high retreat cost, I would use this card until it gets knocked out, I wouldn't waste retreating it.  I would not use this Pokemon line in my deck, but if you choose to I would only use a 2-1-1 line of Lillipup, Herdier, and Stoutland in any type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average stage 2 Pokemon card. The card has a decent hp, an okay Ability, and a powerful move with consequences.  This card doesn't have to be in a deck and especially taking into account Stoutland's previous evolutions, I would not recommend using this line at all.  Overall, I would give this whole line a 2 out of 5 rating, they just don't cut it for my taste.

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Herdier -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Herdier Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Herdier from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Herdier is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Herdier does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move this card has is called Bite, this move requires one colorless energy card and does 20 damage to the defending Pokemon.  Herdier's second move is called Take Down, this move requires three colorless energy cards and does 60 damage, however when using this move it does 10 damage to Herdier.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Herdier is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Lillipup into play (I reviewed Lillipup from this set yesterday) and then evolve Lillipup into Herdier.  Herdier does have a stage 2 evolution in Stoutland 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 Herdier is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Lillipup was a slightly below average basic Pokemon card.  So with that being said, if you can, keep that card on the bench, evolve it into Herdier then attach up to three energy cards to Herdier and use Take Down most turns.  The thing you'll have to watch out for with this card is that Herdier already has a lower than average hp and with Take Down doing damage to Herdier it will knock out Herdier fairly fast.  So it is better to get this card into the active Pokemon spot early in the game so you face weaker Pokemon.  I would not use this line so far in my deck, but if you choose to I wouldn't want to use more than 1 each of Lillipup and Herdier.

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. So it looks like the first two Pokemon in this Pokemon family aren't that great in the Boundaries Crossed set.  I do like that this card can be in any deck, but this card has a low hp, and neither of its moves is too great.  So I would not recommend using this card in your deck.

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Lillipup -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Lillipup Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Lillipup from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Lillipup is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Lillipup does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves.  The first move it has is called Roar, this move requires one colorless energy card and this move makes the defending Pokemon switch out their active Pokemon and put one of their benched Pokemon in the active spot.  Lillipup's second move is called Bite, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Lillipup is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Herdier and a stage 2 evolution in Stoutland, which I'll be reviewing the next two days, you'll more than likely want to use those cards with this Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed those cards yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolutions.  So on its own, Lillipup isn't a terrible card to have in a deck on its own.  Because it does have two moves, there might be some benefit to using this card on its own.  If I were to use this card in a deck on its own, I would definitely not use more than 1 of them.  Strategy wise, I would use Bite most times when Lillipup is in the active Pokemon spot, the only time I would consider using Roar would be if my active Pokemon is knocked out, I would then move Lillipup into the active Pokemon spot and use Roar to move that powerful active Pokemon out of the active spot and hope that my opponent has to put a weaker one in or one that has a high retreat cost.

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.  This card is just a bit below average in my opinion, I do like that this card has an average hp, low retreat cost and two moves, however Roar doesn't do much for me especially since your opponent gets to dictate what Pokemon they put in their active Pokemon spot, other than Roar this card is average, but Roar brings this card down from a 3 to a 2.

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Watchog -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Watchog Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Watchog from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Watchog is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Watchog does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move this card has is called Hypnoblast, this move requires one colorless energy card and does 20 damage to the defending Pokemon plus puts that Pokemon to sleep.  Watchog's second move is called Psych Up, this move does 30 damage for two colorless energy turns, however if you choose to use this move two turns in a row, the second time you use Psych Up it does 60 damage instead of 30.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Watchog is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Patrat into play (I reviewed Patrat from this set yesterday) and then evolve Patrat into Watchog.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Patrat was a below average Pokemon card in this set, so even though I haven't reviewed this card yet, I would suggest using the Patrat from Plasma Storm numbered 111, on a side note, there are many Patrat cards from the Black and White sets but none of them are very good.  Because Patrat isn't the greatest, I would try and keep Patrat on the bench, start attaching energy cards to it and then evolve it into Watchog and put Watchog into the active Pokemon spot as early as possible.  I would do this because I want to be able to put the defending Pokemon to sleep and then have time to setup the rest of my benched Pokemon.  So I would actually use Hypnoblast most turns unless Psych Up would knock the defending Pokemon out.  Because Patrat isn't the greatest, I would use a 1-1 line of Patrat and Watchog in any type deck.  This line would be a nice addition to a deck that has a lot of Pokemon that inflict special conditions on the defending Pokemon.

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. Everything about this card is pretty good, it has an average hp, low retreat cost, and two good moves.  I like how this Pokemon card can attack very quickly and also put the defending Pokemon to sleep at the same time, that way you can set up your other Pokemon.  I also like the fact that both of Watchog's moves are quick and both do a good amount of damage.  So I would definitely recommend considering to use this Pokemon family in any deck you have.  Overall, I would give Patrat and Watchog a 3 out of 5 rating.

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Patrat -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Patrat Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Patrat from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Patrat is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Patrat does not have an Ability, and it only has one move.  The only move Patrat has is called Patrol, this move requires one colorless energy card and lets you look at the top 3 cards of your deck put them them back on your deck in any order you would like.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Patrat is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Watchog, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So on its own, I would not recommend using Patrat in any type deck.  I say this because it only has one move which doesn't do any damage at all, so if you only have this card in your deck and can't evolve the card, putting this card in the active Pokemon spot really won't do anything for you, all you can do when this card is in the active Pokemon spot is rearrange the top 3 cards of your deck.  I would much rather include a trainer card in my deck that allows you to do something similar than to waste a Pokemon spot in my deck with this card. So you'll have to wait and read tomorrow's Watchog review to see if you should use that card and thus have to use this card as well.

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.  This is a pretty bad card in my opinion but I'm still giving this card a 2 out of 5 rating instead of a 1 rating because this card has a low retreat cost, average hp, and even though it can't do any damage it can still attack quickly.  Again, I would not recommend using this card in a deck on its own.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Lopunny -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Lopunny Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Lopunny from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Lopunny is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Lopunny does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move this card has is called Healing Melody, this move requires one colorless energy card and heals 60 damage from each of your Pokemon if you get a heads when you flip a coin.  Lopunny's second move is called Kick Away, this move requires three colorless energy cards and does 60 damage, plus your opponent must switch their active Pokemon with one of their benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Lopunny is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Buneary into play (I reviewed Buneary from this set yesterday) and then evolve Buneary into Lopunny.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Buneary was a pretty solid basic Pokemon card that can be used on its own in a deck.  So if you choose to use this Pokemon family in your deck and get Buneary in your hand to start the game I would definitely recommend putting it into the active Pokemon spot immediately.  I would stick with Buneary until you get three energy cards on it, then evolve Buneary into Lopunny.  I would then use Kick Away to do damage, with Kick Away's ability to switch the defending Pokemon, this move is pretty similar to a spread damage type move.  So I would use Kick Away a view turns to spread the damage around, then retreat Lopunny for one energy card and later in the game when many of your Pokemon have damage on them I would move this card back into the active Pokemon spot and use Healing Melody once to try and heal all of them.  I would definitely include this family in any type deck, I would use a 2-1 or 2-2 line of Buneary and Lopunny.  I would try to include Pokemon in the deck I'm using these Pokemon in to have low retreat costs and Pokemon that can spread damage.

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. Everything about this card is pretty good, it has an average hp, low retreat cost, two very good moves.  I like that this card can heal major damage from all of your Pokemon and dole out major damage as well, as well as spread that damage around.  Overall this is an extremely good Pokemon line, I would give this line a 5 out of 5 rating, it is an excellent line.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Buneary -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Buneary Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Buneary from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Buneary is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Buneary does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves.  The first move it has is called Pound, this move requires one colorless energy card and does 10 damage.  Buneary's second move is called Smash Kick, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Buneary is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Lopunny, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So on its own, I would recommend using Buneary in any type deck if you need another Pokemon card or two in it.  Buneary will make a very solid starter Pokemon, so my hope would be to get this card into the active Pokemon spot early in the game, attach two energy cards to it and then use Smash Kick every turn.  If you get this card out in the active Pokemon spot to start the game you should be able to get two energy cards on this card quickly, then be able to set up some Pokemon on your bench.  I would use 1 or 2 of these cards in any 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 is a very solid basic Pokemon card overall.  I like the fact that it is colorless, and that it has two moves.  One quick, only requiring one energy card, and the other move is a little slower but can do 20 damage each turn.  I definitely see a place for this card in any deck, I hope the Lopunny card from this set is also good so this colorless line can make its way into many different decks.

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Spinda -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Spinda Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Spinda from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Spinda is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 70. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Spinda does not have an Ability, and it only has one move.  Its only move is called Whimsy Tackle, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 30 damage.  However, when using this move, you must flip a coin, if you get a tails the move does nothing.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Spinda is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  Besides not having any evolutions, because this is a colorless type Pokemon that does not require a specific type of energy to attack, this card will work in any type deck.  With that being said, I would not recommend using this card in any deck out there in any circumstance.  The only thing you can do with this card is use Whimsy Tackle, which is somewhat slow and requires two energy cards, not only does it require the two energy cards, but 30 damage isn't that awesome plus it may not be able to attack anyways.  If you do have this card in your deck, whenever it is in the active Pokemon spot your only choice is to use Whimsy Tackle every turn.  So again, I would not recommend using this card in any deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is another dreadful basic Pokemon card from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card set.  The only thing going for this card is that it has an above average hp, other than that, this card is too slow for my liking, plus it may not ever be able to do any damage.  So I would definitely look elsewhere for a colorless basic Pokemon card to put in your deck.

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Delcatty -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Delcatty Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Delcatty from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Delcatty is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Delcatty does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move this card has is called Gather Energy, this move requires one colorless energy card and does 30 damage plus allows you to search your deck for an energy card and attach it to one of your Pokemon.  Delcatty's second move is called Double Slap, this move requires two colorless energy card and does 30 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip 2 coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Delcatty is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Skitty into play (I reviewed Skitty from this set yesterday) and then evolve Skitty into Delcatty.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Skitty was a pretty solid basic Pokemon card that can be used on its own in a deck.  With that being said, this entire Pokemon family should be used in many decks out there.  I would recommend using a 2-2 or 2-1 line of Skitty and Delcatty in almost any type deck.  The earlier you get Delcatty into the active Pokemon spot, the better the game will go for you.  I would try and get Delcatty into the active Pokemon spot a turn or two into the game, then use Gather Energy several times in a row.  Not only should this move knock out most basic Pokemon in two turns, but it will also allow you get energy cards on your benched Pokemon at double the rate you normally would, because you can attach an energy card from your hand to one of your benched Pokemon every turn and when you use Gather Energy you can attach an additional energy card to whichever Pokemon you would like after getting an energy card from your deck.  I would actually stick to using Gather Energy on this card instead of Double Slap, so if you don't have two energy cards on Skitty when you evolve it into Delcatty I would not attach any more energy cards so you'll only have to use one energy card with this line.

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. Everything about this card is pretty good, it has an average hp, low retreat cost, one average move, and one great move.  I like how Delcatty's Gather Energy card can really speed up your setup process and allow you to do major damage early in the game.  I would definitely recommend using this Pokemon family in your deck, this line is colorless so it can be used in all decks, and overall I would give this line a 4 out of 5 rating.

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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Skitty -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Skitty Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Skitty from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Skitty is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Skitty does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves.  The first move it has is called Tackle, this move requires one colorless energy card and does 10 damage.  Skitty's second move is called Double Slap, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 20 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip two coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Skitty is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Delcatty, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll more than likely want to use this card with Delcatty.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So on its own, Skitty is a decent Pokemon card to use in a deck.  Because it is a colorless type Pokemon card you can use it in any type deck.  If you have this card in your collection, it could definitely be used in a deck as a starter Pokemon card.  I say this because this card has an average hp and two solid moves.  Strategy wise, if you're just using this card in your deck, I would use 1, maybe 2 of these, and I would try and get them into the active Pokemon spot as soon as possible, because Skitty can attack quickly, and if you get two energy cards on Skitty early, and get some luck when using Double Slap, you could definitely knock out a basic Pokemon card or two with this card.  So when attacking, if you can knock out the defending Pokemon by doing 10 damage or only have one energy card on Skitty, use Tackle, otherwise use Double Slap.

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 is a solid basic Pokemon card overall.  I like the fact that it is colorless, and that it has two moves.  One quick, only requiring one energy card, and the other move is a little slower but has the potential to do big damage (relatively speaking).  So overall, you definitely can't go wrong by including this card in your deck, it should be a solid contributor.

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Friday, March 8, 2013

Taillow -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Taillow Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Taillow from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Taillow is a basic, colorless 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.  Taillow does not have an Ability, and it only has one move.  The only move it has is called Peck, this move requires one colorless energy card and does 10 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Taillow is a basic Pokemon card that has an evolution in Swellow normally I would recommend using this card with its evolution.  However, Swellow has not been in any of the recent sets (yet), so if you go to an official tournament or league, you'll just have to use Taillow on its own instead of with Swellow.  With that being said, because this card is a colorless type Pokemon it can fit into any type deck, but because it can't evolve and can only do 10 damage you'll definitely not want to use more than 1 of these cards in a deck if you choose to use it at all.  Strategy wise, you'll have to put one energy card on Taillow and use Peck whenever it is in the active Pokemon spot.  Personally, I would not use this card in any of my decks, it is too weak in my opinion.

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 I'm giving this card a below average rating, it still has a couple of positives, this card is a colorless type card, so that is good, and it only requires one energy card to attack, which is also good.  However, this card has a below average hp, plus it can only do 10 damage max and only has the one move.  So I would not recommend using this card in a deck.

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Dunsparce -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Dunsparce Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Dunsparce from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Dunsparce is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 60. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a free retreat cost.  Dunsparce does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves.  The first move it has is called Double Draw, this move allows you to draw two cards for one colorless energy card.  Dunsparce's second move is called Dig, this move also requires one colorless energy card, and does 10 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin, all effects of attacks to Dunsparce during your opponent's next turn are prevented.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Dunsparce is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  Besides not having any evolutions, because this is a colorless type Pokemon that does not require a specific type of energy to attack, this card will work in any type deck.  I could see using a couple of Dunsparce cards in any deck I'm using because this card is a good starter Pokemon card, it has an average hp so it can stand its own in the beginning of the game, plus with a free retreat cost it is easy to retreat if it gets in trouble.  So I would try and start the game with Dunsparce in the active Pokemon spot, first put one energy cards on Dunsparce, then depending on how strong the opponent is, would determine what move I would use.  I would hope to use Double Draw a couple of turns in a row so I could set up my benched Pokemon, then once my benched Pokemon are set up I would retreat Dunsparce and put in a Pokemon that I was busy setting up when Dunsparce was in the active Pokemon spot.  Because Dunsparce can only do 10 damage and doesn't evolve, I wouldn't put more than two of these cards in a deck, I really want to have this card in my hand to start the game, but I wouldn't compromise more powerful Pokemon in my deck to get more copies of this card in it.

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 does have an average hp, but it has two quick, very good moves, and not only does this card attack quickly, it is good defensively and can retreat without having to discard any energy cards at all.  I would definitely recommend considering this card for your deck, no matter the type, in my opinion this is an excellent basic Pokemon card.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Togepi -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Togepi Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Togepi from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Togepi is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 40. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Togepi does not have an Ability, and it only has one move.  The only move it has is called Attract Smack, this move requires one colorless energy card and does 10 damage, plus it paralyzes the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when you flip a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Togepi is a basic Pokemon with two evolutions in Togetic and Togekiss, I would usually say to wait until I've reviewed those cards to see what to really do with the basic Pokemon in the Pokemon line, however in this case, there is not a Togekiss card in any of the newer sets and there is a Togetic card in the newer sets, but it is in Plasma Storm and I have not reviewed that card yet.  So I'm going to write the rest of my review like this is a basic Pokemon card with no evolutions.  So, if you look at this card like it can't be used with anything else and must be used on its own, I would not recommend using it in a deck, even though it is a colorless type Pokemon card and it has a decent, quick move, I still wouldn't use this card because it has too low of hp for my liking.  With that being said, if you use this card in your deck, the only thing you can do is use Attract Smack every time and hope to flip a few heads, because if you don't, Togepi is going to be knocked out in no time.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is below average basic Pokemon card.  Even though this card has extremely low hp, I still think this card is pretty decent, I like its move because it is quick, requires any type of energy, and can do damage and inflict a special condition.  Other than the hp on this card, this card is actually solid.  But I still wouldn't use this card in a deck if I didn't have to.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Snorlax -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Snorlax Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Snorlax from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Snorlax is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Snorlax does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves.  The first move it has is called Double Lariat, this move requires three colorless energy cards and does 40 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip 2 coins.  Snorlax's second move is called Rollout, this move requires four colorless energy cards and does 60 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Snorlax is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  Besides not having any evolutions, because this is a colorless type Pokemon that does not require a specific type of energy to attack, this card will work in any type deck.  However, with that being said, I would definitely be cautious about putting this card in any deck at all.  I say this because even though this card does have a high hp, it is extremely slow, and doesn't do much damage wise.  So if you wanted to use this card in a deck, make sure to use only one, and then try and keep this card on your bench until it has at least three energy cards on it, you can then move it into the active Pokemon spot and use Rollout whenever you can, especially if it will knock out the defending Pokemon, but if you're feeling lucky you can always give Double Lariat a go.  I wouldn't use this card in a deck, unless all my other Pokemon are extremely quick and they can't do much damage, this card would then be a nice change to the other cards you have in your deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is below average basic Pokemon card.  This card does have a good hp, but both of Snorlax's moves are below average, and both of its moves are slow and take a long time to develop.  What really hurts this card is that it has a high retreat cost, so if you're forced to put this card into the active Pokemon spot before its ready, it won't be able to do much for quite awhile.

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Monday, March 4, 2013

Ditto -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Ditto Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Ditto from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Ditto is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 70. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Ditto's Ability is called Transorm and it basically allows you to put any basic Pokemon card from your hand onto Ditto and use that card with whatever Ditto had on it before, energy card wise, damage wise, etc.  Besides the Ability, Ditto does not have any moves of its own.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Ditto 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 does not have any moves, the reason you would use this card in your deck is to bypass retreating your active Pokemon and discarding energy cards to use on of your benched Pokemon.  So if you have Ditto in the active Pokemon spot, you can move whatever Pokemon card you have in your hand and place it on top of Ditto, you do not need to move that basic Pokemon card to the bench, wait to retreat your active Pokemon, then move that benched Pokemon into the active Pokemon spot.  This is really the only use for Ditto, so if you don't have a need for doing this you won't want to use this card in your deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is below average basic Pokemon card.  This card does have a good hp, but it doesn't have any moves, so if you have to move this card to the active Pokemon spot, and do not have any basic Pokemon cards in your hand, you really can't do anything at all.  So again, this is a below average card that I probably wouldn't use in a deck, however the card does look pretty cool, at least in my opinion.

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