Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Lampent -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Lampent Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Lampent from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Lampent is a stage 1, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Lampent does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Live Coal, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 20 damage.  Lampent's second move is called Searing Flame, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one fire, and does 40 damage, plus it burns the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Lampent is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Litwick into play (I reviewed Litwick from this set yesterday) and then evolve Litwick into Lampent.  Lampent does have a stage 2 evolution in Chandelure 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 Lampent is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Litwick was a below average Pokemon that I would not recommend using on its own.  So after summarizing this Lampent card in the overview part of this post I can say that I would not use this card in the line of Litwick, Lampent, and Chandelure without really taking a good look at Chandelure first and never using the first two cards in this line without Chandelure.  For some reason if you choose to use this card in your deck, I would evolve Litwick into Lampent on the bench, put three energy cards on Lampent and then use Searing Flame whenever it is in the active Pokemon spot.  You may want to include this card in a deck that has other Pokemon that can burn your opponent's 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. Even though this card has a low retreat cost and two moves I am still giving this card a below average rating because it has a low hp, and neither of its moves are very good.  Especially when looking at Litwick and Lampent from the Plasma Freeze set as a pair, they are not good at all, and together I would give a 1 out of 5 rating, both cards are below average and should not be used in a deck.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Litwick -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Litwick Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Litwick from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Litwick is a basic, fire type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Litwick does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move this card has is called Singe, this move requires one fire energy card and burns the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when you flip a coin.  Litwick's second move is called Live Coal, this move requires two energy cards, one each of fire and colorless, and does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Litwick is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Lampent and a stage 2 evolution in Chandelure, 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, this card wouldn't be one to use in a deck on its own.  I say this because Litwick's quickest move, Singe, requires some luck to actually burn the defending Pokemon and then if you do burn the defending Pokemon it requires another coin flip to see if the burn will actually do damage.  Live Coal is an average move, but I would have preferred something a bit better from Litwick's first move, so without using either Lampent or Chandelure with this card I cannot recommend using it on its own.  If you do have this card in your fire type deck, you'll want to get this card into the active Pokemon spot early and then use Live Coal most turns unless you're facing a Pokemon with a high hp or if you're going to be knocked out the next turn, if either of these things are true I would recommend using Singe over Live Coal.

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 average hp, a low retreat cost, and two moves, I'm still giving this card a below average rating because neither of Litwick's moves are very good, and the move that really matters on a basic/starter Pokemon card like this is the one that requires one energy card, and Singe is definitely below average so that is the main reason why I'm giving this card a below average rating.

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Heatran EX Full Art -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Heatran EX Full Art Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Heatran EX Full Art from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Heatran is a basic, EX, fire type Pokemon card with an hp of 180. It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Heatran EX does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Heat Boiler, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one fire and does 60 damage, unless Heatran is affected by a special condition, then this move does 120 damage instead.  Heatran's second move is called Dynamite Press, this move requires four energy cards, two each of colorless and fire, and does 80 damage plus does 10 more damage for each damage counter on the defending Pokemon if you have a Plasma Energy card attached to Heatran EX.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Heatran EX is a basic Pokemon card you won't need to use any other cards with this card.  But remember, because this card is an EX card, if this card is knocked out, two prize cards are taken instead of one.  Because Heatran EX's fastest move requires three energy cards, I would suggest keeping this card on the bench until it has at least three energy cards on it.  When you move it to the active Pokemon spot you'll want to use Dynamite Press whenever you can.  I actually may not use this EX card in a deck because it is so slow and neither of its moves are anything too special.  So if I were to use this card in a deck, I definitely wouldn't use more than 1, but I probably wouldn't use even 1 in a fire type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average EX Pokemon card.  Surprisingly I don't like this EX card much at all, besides the artwork.  This card is not powerful enough in my opinion to merit an EX annotation.  So of the EX cards I've reviewed in the recent sets, this is definitely one of the worst ones out there.  It has too high of a retreat cost, too high of energy costs for its moves, and the moves just aren't that good.

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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Flareon -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Flareon Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Flareon from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Flareon is a stage 1, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Flareon does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Vengeance, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 20 damage plus 10 more damage for each Pokemon in your discard pile.  Flareon's second move is called Heat Tackle, this move requires three energy cards, one fire and two colorless, and does 90 damage, however this move does do 10 damage to Flareon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Flareon is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Eevee into play, like I mentioned in yesterday's Leafeon review, there are actually two Eevee cards in this set but I have not reviewed either of them yet, you may also want to consider using one of the two Eevee cards from the Dark Explorers set, and then evolve Eevee into Flareon.  Because I haven't reviewed either Eevee cards from this set yet I won't talk now about which one of those cards are best to use, but regardless of which one you use, if you want to use Flareon in a deck, it would be best to set up Flareon on the bench because Flareon isn't that quick and it will take at least two energy cards for Flareon to attack.  I would put three energy cards on Flareon on the bench and either save it towards the end of the game so you can do 70 damage a turn using Vengeance, or move it into the active Pokemon spot as soon as you get three energy cards on it and use Heat Tackle.  If you do use this card in your deck you'll want to make sure you have ways to heal damage from Pokemon so you can use Heat Tackle several turns without making Flareon that much easier to be knocked out.  I don't see this card as a card you could build a deck around, but it would definitely fit well into any fire type deck or dual type deck out there.  Like Leafeon from yesterday, I would suggest using a 2-1 or 2-2 line of Eevee and Flareon in your 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.  In my opinion this card is a little weaker than Leafeon from this set, but Flareon is still a solid stage 1 Pokemon card.  I like how this card has an above average move, and that this card has two moves.  Neither move this card has is anything spectacular, thus the average rating.

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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Leafeon -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Leafeon Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Leafeon from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Leafeon 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 two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Leafeon does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Energy Crush, this move requires one colorless energy card and does 20 damage times the number of energy cards attached to all of your opponent's Pokemon.  Leafeon's second move is called Leaf Blade, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, and does 60 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 Leafeon is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Eevee into play, there are actually two Eevee cards in this set but I have not reviewed either of them yet, you may also want to consider using one of the two Eevee cards from the Dark Explorers set, and then evolve that Eevee card into Leafeon.  Because I haven't reviewed either Eevee cards from this set yet I won't talk now about which one of those cards are best to use, but regardless of which one you use, if you are using Leafeon in your deck, I would suggest starting the card on the bench, getting three energy cards on it, then when your opponent has all of their Pokemon set up I would move Leafeon into the active Pokemon spot and use Energy Crush until your opponent's Pokemon have less than 3 energy cards attached to all of them, then I would use Leaf Blade.  I would use a 2-1 or 2-2 line of Eevee and Leafeon in a grass 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 that this card has an above average hp, and two very solid moves.  I like how Energy Crush is very quick and has potential to do big damage, whereas Leaf Blade is slower but will consistently do more base damage.  The only downfall of this card is its retreat cost which is two energy cards, but since the highest energy cost move on this card requires three energy cards the retreat cost isn't too outrageous.

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Cacturne -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Cacturne Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Cacturne from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Cacturne is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Cacturne does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move this card has is called Rapid-Fire Needles, this move requires one grass energy card and does 60 damage, however this move also does 30 damage to one of your own Pokemon.  Cacturne's second move is called Payback, this move requires two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, and does 30 damage plus 60 more damage and you're able to discard an energy card from your opponent's active Pokemon if they only have one prize card left.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Cacturne is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Cacnea into play (I reviewed Cacnea from this set yesterday) and then evolve Cacnea into Cacturne.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Cacnea wasn't the greatest basic Pokemon card out there and it definitely isn't one that I would use on its own.  So, after summarizing this card in the overview section of this post, I would not recommend using many cards from this line in a deck.  However, I would definitely consider putting one each of Cacnea and Cacturne in a grass type deck, leaving them on the bench the entire game until your opponent gets one Prize card left, then moving Cacturne into the active Pokemon spot and using Payback every turn.  I would not want to put Cacturne into the active Pokemon spot before it has two energy cards on it, because Rapid-Fire Needles even though it does 60 damage, 30 damage is an awful lot to do to one of your Pokemon.

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 is average, I still would recommend using just one each of Cacnea and Cacturne in a grass type deck just for a life boat to make sure if you are close to losing, you'll have some fire power in the end to possibly win the game.  Overall, I would give Cacnea and Cacturne combined a 3 out of 5 rating.

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Cacnea -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Cacnea Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Cacnea from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Cacnea 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.  Cacnea does not have Ability and it only has one move.  The only move this card has is called Poison Sting which poisons the defending Pokemon if you flip a heads for one grass energy card.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Cacnea is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Cacturne, 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 suggest using Cacnea.  I say this because Cacnea only has one move which is based on a coin flip, if you do put Cacnea into the active Pokemon spot, preferably early in the game, and flip a heads when using Poison Sting, everything will be okay, and your opponent will have to put a damage counter on their Pokemon between each turn, however if you have bad luck, and can't flip a heads, you either have to waste two energy cards to retreat Cacnea or leave Cacnea out there until it is knocked out.

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 a high hp, I am giving this card a low rating because the only move Cacnea has is not guaranteed to do anything at all, and if you need to retreat Cacnea it will cost you more than its one move.  So I would not recommend using this card in a deck.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Sceptile -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Sceptile Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Sceptile from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Sceptile is a stage 2, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Sceptile does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called X-Scissor, this move requires two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, and does 30 damage plus 40 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin.  Sceptile's second move is called Energy Bloom, this move requires three energy cards, two grass and one colorless, and does 80 damage plus it heals 20 damage from each of your own Pokemon that have energy cards attached to it.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Sceptile is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Treecko into play and then evolve it into Grovyle before you can evolve Grovyle into Sceptile, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last couple of days.  The first two Pokemon in this line from Plasma Freeze work quite well together and I would definitely recommend using them in a deck with or without Sceptile, these two Pokemon are good to start the game with, because they are quick and can do a fair amount of damage.  With that being said, I would definitely recommend using Sceptile in a deck with the two cards I mentioned earlier, I would continue the trend of getting this line into the active Pokemon spot as soon as possible and then using Energy Bloom as often as possible.  I would use a 4-3-2 line of Treecko, Grovyle, and Sceptile in a deck, I would try to get a Sceptile into the active Pokemon spot very early, since the entire line is quick, then later in the game when you have retreated several Pokemon that had damage on them, I would move the other Sceptile card into the active Pokemon spot and use Energy Bloom every turn this time healing those Pokemon you retreated.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average stage 2 Pokemon card from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon card set, and a card I would highly recommend using in any grass type deck out there.  I like how this card has a solid hp, low retreat cost, and two good moves.  I like that X-Scissor is quick and I especially like Energy Bloom's ability to not only do above average damage every turn but to heal your own Pokemon.  Overall, I would give this entire line a 5 out of 5 rating, this is definitely the best line of grass type Pokemon from the Plasma Freeze set, and if you have a grass type, mostly Plasma Freeze Pokemon card deck, you'll definitely want this line in that deck.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Grovyle -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Grovyle Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Grovyle from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Grovyle is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Grovyle does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Pound, this move does 20 damage for one colorless energy card.  Grovyle's second move is called Cut, this move requires two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, and does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Grovyle is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Treecko into play (I reviewed Treecko from this set yesterday) and then evolve Treecko into Grovyle.  Grovyle does have a stage 2 evolution in Sceptile 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 Grovyle is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Treecko was an average basic Pokemon card, that isn't necessarily a good starter Pokemon in a deck, but could be used on its own.  After reviewing this card in the overview section of this post, I would definitely recommend adding Treecko and Grovyle to a grass type deck that is in need for some speed.  I would put a 2-2 or 3-2 line of Treecko and Grovyle in that deck and try to get Treecko evolved into Grovyle as soon as possible and start attacking as soon as possible in the active Pokemon spot with Grovyle.  You'll want to use whichever move you have enough energy cards to use, it is nice that Grovyle only requires two energy cards total, so you should easily be able to use Cut every turn.

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 is average, I am still recommending to use this card in a deck because Grovyle works extremely well with Treecko in this set and together I would give both cards a 4 out of 5 rating.  Grovyle can provide your deck with some quickness as well as some power early on in a game.

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Monday, July 22, 2013

Treecko -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Treecko Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Treecko from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Treecko is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Treecko does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move this card has is called Pound, this move requires one colorless energy card and does 10 damage.  Treecko's second move is called Reckless Charge, this move requires two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, and does 30 damage, however this move also does 10 damage to Treecko.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Treecko is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Grovyle and a stage 2 evolution in Sceptile, 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, this card wouldn't be a bad card to add to a grass type deck if you have one spot left in your deck for a Pokemon card.  I say this because, Treecko has an average hp and it has two moves with a maximum damage of 30.  So what I would recommend doing if you have this card in your deck is to get Treecko into the active Pokemon spot early in the game, if you're facing a Pokemon with 60 hp or less, I would put two energy cards on Treecko and use Reckless Charge twice to knock it out.  Otherwise I would probably use Pound.  I wouldn't consider this a great starter Pokemon card, so I would not include 4 of these in a deck without adding in its evolutions, this card is definitely more of a filler card in a 59 card deck to make it 60.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average basic Pokemon card.  I like that this card has two moves and average everything, moves, hp, retreat cost, etc.  You can't really go wrong with having this card in your deck or even leaving it out.

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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Exeggutor -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Exeggutor Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Exeggutor from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Exeggutor 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 two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Exeggutor does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move this card has is called Blockade, this move requires one colorless energy card and 10 damage and makes your opponent unable to use supporter cards during their next turn.  Exeggutor's second move is called Stomp, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, and does 60 damage plus 30 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Exeggutor is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Exeggcute into play (I reviewed Exeggcute from this set yesterday) and then evolve Exeggcute into Exeggutor.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Exeggcute was a way below average Pokemon card that I would never suggest using on its own.  Because of this, this Exeggutor card needs to be extremely good for me to want to use it in a deck.  So, after summarizing this card in the overview section of this post, I would not recommend using this card in a deck since you have to evolve it from Exeggcute which is not good at all.  However, if you choose to use this line in a grass type deck, you could easily get away with a 2-2 line, and would definitely be wise to use Exeggcute's Ability when it is on your bench to get the other Exeggcute card into your hand before moving one into the active Pokemon spot.  You'll want to keep Exeggcute on the bench since it only has 30 hp and then evolve Exeggcute into Exeggutor there.  Then attach three energy cards to it and use Stomp every turn when it is 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 stage 1 Pokemon card.  I like that this card has above average hp, and two decent moves, one capable of doing 90 damage per turn.  Even though this card is average, I wouldn't recommend using this line in a deck because Exeggcute is so poor, overall I would give this line a 2 out of 5 rating.

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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Exeggcute -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Exeggcute Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Exeggcute from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Exeggcute is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 30.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Exeggcute's Ability is called Propagation and says that you may move an Exeggcute card from your discard pile once per turn as long as you have this Exceggcute card in play.  Besides the Ability, Exeggcute just has one move called Seed Bomb, this move requires two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, and does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Exeggcute is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Exeggutor, 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 suggest using Exeggcute in a deck.  The main reason I say this is because this card has such a low hp it will get knocked out right away when facing another Pokemon, plus the only move it has requires two energy cards so it will take some time before it can attack.  Propagation is a decent Ability but only if you're using this card with Exeggutor.  So again, do not use this card in a deck if you don't have to, because if you have it in your deck, all you'll be able to do is put it in the active Pokemon spot and use Seed Bomb every turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an extremely below average basic Pokemon card.  Even though this card has an Ability and a move, I am still giving this card a really low rating because everything about this card is not good.  Low hp, below average Ability that depends on evolution use, and a move that is average but slow.  So again I would not recommend using this card in a deck if you don't have to.

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Beedrill -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Beedrill Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Beedrill from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Beedrill is a stage 2, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 120.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a free retreat cost.  Beedrill does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Swift Sting, this move requires one colorless energy card and does 20 damage plus 40 more damage plus confuses and poisons the defending Pokemon if Beedrill has full hp.  Beedrill's second move is called Pierce, this move requires three colorless energy cards and does 60 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Beedrill is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Weedle into play and then evolve it into Kakuna before you can evolve Kakuna into Beedrill, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last couple of days.  Neither of the first two Pokemon in these line are even average in this set, so I would definitely recommend setting up Beedrill on the bench if possible.  I would actually use this Pokemon line in a grass type deck, but I would definitely limit the amount of Pokemon from this line I have, I would only use a 1-1-1 line and never move Weedle or Kakuna into the active Pokemon spot.  What I would do with this deck is I would have several Pokemon that have free retreat costs so that I could always move Beedrill back to the bench for free, remove all the damage it had on it then use Swift Sting most turns to not only do 60 damage plus confuse and poison that Pokemon.  You're going to want to put three energy cards on Beedrill regardless so that you can do 60 damage per turn no matter if you're using Swift Sting or Pierce.

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 from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon card set.  Compared to Weedle and Kakuna from this line, this card is amazing, but compared to other stage 2 cards out there this card is average.  I don't like that Beedrill has a low hp, but I like that it has two moves, both capable of doing 60 damage and a free retreat cost.  Overall, I would give this entire line a 3 out of 5 rating, even though Weedle and Kakuna are terrible, I still would recommend using this line in your deck, but as few as possible.

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Kakuna -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Kakuna Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Kakuna from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Kakuna 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.  Kakuna does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Hide, which requires one grass energy card and allows you to prevent all effects of an attack by your opponent during their next turn if you get a heads when you flip a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Kakuna is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Weedle into play (I reviewed Weedle from this set yesterday) and then evolve Weedle into Kakuna.  Kakuna does have a stage 2 evolution in Beedrill 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 Kakuna is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Weedle wasn't the greatest basic Pokemon card out there and that I wouldn't recommend using one in a deck, well after looking at this card there is no way ever you'd use this card in a deck if you didn't plan on using Beedrill.  I say this because Kakuna cannot do any damage at all, all it does is 50% of the time prevent attacks on it, so if for some reason you move this card to the active Pokemon spot without Beedrill ready, you're either going to have to attach two energy cards to it to retreat it or let it get knocked out.  So, as you can tell, I wouldn't use this card in a deck at all, because the only thing you can do with this card is Hide, which isn't a good strategy for winning any type of battle out there.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an extremely below average stage 1 Pokemon card. This card is below average in my opinion because it has a low hp, high retreat cost, and only one move that can't do any offense at all.  So judging this card on its own without looking at Beedrill, this card is definitely one of the worst stage 1 Pokemon cards you can have in your deck.  So so far, the line of Weedle and Kakuna get a very poor, 1 out of 5 rating from me.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Weedle -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Weedle Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Weedle from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  This card is actually the first card in the Plasma Freeze set, in the coming days and months I'll be reviewing every other Pokemon from this set.  Weedle is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Weedle does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Triple Stab, this move requires one grass energy card and does 10 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip three coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Weedle is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Kakuna and a stage 2 evolution in Beedrill, 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 recommend using this card in your deck.  I say this because even though Weedle can potentially do 30 damage for only one energy card, I do not trust this move enough to consistently do enough damage to warrant keeping the card in my deck, plus with only 50 hp on this card, if this card has to be put in the active Pokemon spot late in the game, it won't last more than a turn.  So I do not recommend using this card in a deck on its own, you'll have to wait until tomorrow's review to see if I recommend using Kakuna with this card.  However, if you are forced to use this card in your deck, you'll obviously have no choice but to use Triple Stab every turn when Weedle is in the active Pokemon spot.

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.  I do like that this card can do up to 30 damage per turn and that its only move is pretty quick, but I don't like Weedle's below average hp, or the fact that its only move relies on coin flips.  So I'd recommend looking elsewhere for a basic, grass type Pokemon card to put in your deck.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Braviary -- Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Review

Braviary Plasma Storm Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Braviary from the Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Set.  Braviary is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Braviary's Ability is called Big Wing and says that when Braviary is in the active Pokemon spot, each turn you may choose to have your opponent switch their active Pokemon with one of their benched ones.  Besides the Ability, Braviary has one move called Wild Edge, this move requires three colorless energy cards and does 60 damage plus 20 more damage if you choose to do 20 damage to Braviary.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Braviary is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Rufflet into play (I reviewed Rufflet from this set yesterday) and then evolve Rufflet into Braviary.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Rufflet was a below average Pokemon card that should not be used on its own in a deck.  Because of this and the fact that Braviary requires three energy cards to attack, I would try and evolve Rufflet into Braviary on the bench.  The earlier you get Braviary into the active Pokemon spot and able to use Wild Edge the better, what I would do would be to use this card in a spread damage type deck, then, I would use Wild Edge on 2 or 3 Pokemon, so after using Wild Edge once, I would then invoke Big Wing and have your opponent switch their active Pokemon, that way, later on in the game you can potentially knock out several Pokemon at once with a Pokemon that does a spread damage type move.  I wouldn't use too many cards from this line in a deck, but I could foresee using a 2-1 or 2-2 line of Rufflet and Braviary in a spread damage 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.  I do like that this card has above average hp for a stage 1 card and that it has both a move and an Ability, but nothing really stands out on this card to make it above average.  So basically, this card shouldn't hurt or help your deck much if you use it in it.  Overall, I would give the line of Rufflet and Braviary from the Plasma Storm set a 2 out of 5 rating.

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Rufflet -- Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Review

Rufflet Plasma Storm Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Rufflet from the Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Set.  Rufflet 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.  Rufflet does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move this card has is called Incessant Peck, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 10 damage plus 20 more damage for each heads you get when you flip a coin until you get a tails.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Rufflet is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Braviary, 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 suggest using Rufflet in a deck.  I say this because Rufflet only has one move which requires two energy cards so it isn't the quickest move, plus the only move it does have does below average damage unless you get some heads when flipping a coin.  And because Rufflet is a little slower, it won't be good to have it in the active Pokemon spot with only 50 hp.  So those are the reasons why I wouldn't use this card in a deck.  If you have to, you'll want to get this card into the active Pokemon spot early, then use Incessant Peck as often as you can.  The reason you'll want to get this card in early is because later on in the game when your opponent has their Pokemon set up, they should easily be able to knock out a card with 50 hp in one move.

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.  I am giving this card a below average rating because it only has one move and no Ability, plus its only move requires two energy cards to use and depends highly on luck.  The low hp on this card also doesn't help its rating.  The reason I'm not giving this card a 1 is because Incessant Peck could do a good amount of damage if you're lucky.

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Bouffalant -- Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Review

Bouffalant Plasma Storm Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Bouffalant from the Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Set.  Bouffalant 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 two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Bouffalant does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Tool Breaker, this move requires one colorless energy card and lets you discard a Pokemon Tool card that is attached to the defending Pokemon.  Bouffalant's second move is called Hammer In, this move requires four colorless energy cards and does 70 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Bouffalant 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 Bouffalant's Tool Breaker move only requires one colorless energy card to attack, I would keep this card on the bench and attach four energy cards to it so when moved to the active Pokemon spot it could use Hammer In right away.  I don't ever foresee using this card for its Tool Breaker move.  Because of this, I would not recommend using this card in a deck, because it is too slow, doesn't have enough hp, and cannot do enough damage to warrant use.  However, if you are forced to use this card in your deck, definitely do not use more than 1 of these.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an extremely below average basic Pokemon card from the Plasma Storm Pokemon Card set.  This card as well as the Snorlax card from this set are both miserable cards.  I would definitely not recommend using this card in a deck, it would be a waste of four energy cards in my opinion.  So that's it, I don't have much else to say about this card because it is that bad.

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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Watchog #113/135 -- Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Review

Watchog Plasma Storm Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Watchog from the Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of two consecutive Watchog cards I've reviewed from this 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.  This Watchog card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  So so far, this card is identical to yesterday's Watchog card, we will see how the moves fair.  The first move this card has is called Second Bite, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 20 damage plus 10 more damage for each damage counter on the defending Pokemon.  Watchog's second move is called Low Kick, this move requires three colorless energy cards and does 60 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Watchog is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get one of the two Patrat cards into play (I reviewed both Patrat cards from this set the past two days) and then evolve Patrat into Watchog.  Like I mentioned earlier, there are two Watchog cards from this set, and after reviewing both cards, I definitely prefer this one over the other Watchog card from the set.  If you read my Patrat reviews, you know that I'm not a fan of either, so this Watchog card has to be pretty special in order for me to use it with one of the Patrat's from Plasma Storm.  So if I were to use this card in a deck, I would use it in any deck, I would use a 1-1 or 2-2 line of Patrat and Watchog, and I would definitely try and set up Watchog on the bench, then move it into the active Pokemon spot and use Low Kick every turn until Second Bite does more damage to the defending Pokemon than Low Kick would.  I like this card better than yesterday's Watchog because even though it has the same stats, and yesterday's card is a bit quicker, I like both of this Watchog cards moves better and it can do way more damage overall.  I would actually use this card in a deck if I needed a couple more cards to reach 60 cards.

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 compared to yesterday's Watchog card is leaps and bounds better but overall it is still an average card.  I like how this card fits into any deck and can do a fair amount of damage as long as you give the card some time to get set up.  Overall, if I were to rate the Patrat and Watchog cards from this set I would give them a 2 out of 5 rating, they are not good at all.

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Friday, July 12, 2013

Watchog #112/135 -- Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Review

Watchog Plasma Storm Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Watchog from the Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two consecutive Watchog cards I'll be reviewing from this 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.  This Watchog card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move this card has is called Fast Swipe, this move requires one colorless energy card and allows you to randomly discard a card from your opponent's hand.  Watchog's second move is called Biting Fang, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 30 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 Watchog is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get one of the two Patrat cards into play (I reviewed both Patrat cards from this set the past two days) and then evolve Patrat into Watchog.  Like I mentioned earlier, there are two Watchog cards from this set, so tomorrow I'll compare both cards.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought both of the Patrat cards from this set were equally unimpressive, so I would not recommend using Watchog in a deck unless it was an amazing card which this one isn't.  So personally, I would not use this card in a deck.  However, if you choose to use Watchog and Patrat in a deck, I would include a 2-1 or 1-1 line max, try and keep Patrat on the bench, evolve it into Watchog, attach two energy cards to it, then use Biting Fang every turn, hoping for a heads.  Since this card is a colorless type card, it can fit in any deck, but I would only use this card as a very last resort.

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 is below average in my opinion because even though it has a good retreat cost, solid hp, and two moves, there really isn't anything that stands out on this card.  Fast Swipe doesn't do anything for me, and Biting Fang, although somewhat quick, even if you get a heads every turn, 50 damage is around average for that type of move.  So coupled with the Patrat cards from this set, I'm giving this line so far, a 2 out of 5 rating.  I would not use Patrat or Watchog in a deck.

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Patrat #111/135 -- Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Review

Patrat Plasma Storm Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Patrat from the Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of the two Patrat cards from this set that I'll be reviewing.  This Patrat card is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Patrat card does not have an Ability but unlike yesterday's card, it does have two moves.  The first move this card has is called Collect, the move requires one colorless energy card and allows you to draw a card.  Patrat's second move is called Slam, 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 Patrat is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Watchog, which I'll be reviewing in the next two days (there are two Watchog cards in this set), you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed those cards yets, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So on its own, this Patrat card wouldn't be much better  than yesterday's Patrat card, even though this card has one more move, it can really do about the same amount of damage on average, and this card is actually slower than yesterday's card if you want to attack using this card and do some damage.  So I would not include this Patrat card in a deck if I were you and I would actually recommend using the other Patrat if you're forced to use one.  With that being said, if you do have this card in your deck, you'll want to use Slam when you can since Collect doesn't do any damage.  But of course, if you only have one energy card attached to Patrat you'll have no other option than to use Collect.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average basic Pokemon card.  I am actually rating this card lower than yesterday's Patrat card, even though this card has two moves, I think yesterday's Patrat card with only the one move is better.  I can not wholeheartedly recommend either of them, but if you have to use one of them, use yesterday's card.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Patrat #110/135 -- Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Review

Patrat Plasma Storm Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Patrat from the Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two consecutive Patrat cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Patrat is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Patrat card does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move this card has is called Reckless Charge, this move requires one colorless energy card and does 20 damage to the defending Pokemon and 10 damage to Patrat.

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 in two days and three days (there are two Watchog cards in this set), you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed those cards yet and I have not reviewed the other Patrat card from this set, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So on its own, this Patrat card wouldn't be a good card to use in a deck because the only move it has does damage to Patrat, which has a below average hp to begin with.  The only way I could envision using this card in a deck is putting one in a deck, max, and then starting it in the active Pokemon spot, using Reckless Charge 3 times, hopefully knocking out the defending Pokemon, then retreating Patrat and not playing it the rest of the game.  But again, I would not use this card on its own 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.  The reason this card is below average for me is because of its low hp and because the only move this card has does damage to itself.  It is important for a basic Pokemon to start the game that is quick, which this card is, but that can last a long time without getting knocked out, and since this card can't do that, I'm giving it a below average rating.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Skitty -- Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Review

Skitty Plasma Storm Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Skitty from the Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Set.  Skitty is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  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 and it only has one move.  The only move this card has is called Triple Slap, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 20 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip three 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've already reviewed from the Boundaries Crossed set, and a card you'll more than likely want to use with this Pokemon.  However, since there isn't a Delcatty card from the Plasma Storm set, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So on its own, I would not suggest using Skitty in a deck.  I say this because Skitty has only one move and the only move this card has requires two colorless energy cards to use which is not ideal for a Pokemon card that only has 50 hp.  If you do choose to use this card in a deck, I would not use more than one in any type deck, I would try and get two energy cards on it on the bench and put it into the active Pokemon spot to face a weaker Pokemon and hope to get plenty of heads when using Triple Slap.

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.  I am giving this card a below average rating because it only has one move and no Ability, plus its only move doesn't guarantee doing damage when you use it.  Triple Slap does have the potential to do 60 damage a turn, but that is unlikely, I would definitely stick to a basic Pokemon card that can for sure do damage every turn.

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Monday, July 8, 2013

Lugia EX Full Art -- Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Review

Lugia EX Full Art Plasma Storm Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Lugia EX Full Art from the Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Set.  Lugia is a basic, EX, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 180. It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Lugia EX's Ability is called Overflow and says that if Lugia EX knocks out one of your opponent's Pokemon you get to take two prize cards instead of one.  Besides the Ability, Lugia EX Full Art just has one move called Plasma Gale, this move requires four colorless energy cards and does 120 damage, however when using this move you must discard a Plasma Energy card attached to Lugia, otherwise if you don't do this Plasma Gale does nothing at all.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Lugia EX is a basic Pokemon card you won't need to use any other cards with this card.  But remember, because this card is an EX card, if this card is knocked out, two prize cards are taken instead of one.  Because Lugia EX is a colorless type Pokemon card this card can be added to any deck since it can use any type of energy cards to attack, however make sure to include 4 Plasma Energy cards in your deck so that you can actually use Plasma Gale, otherwise if you don't have any Plasma Energy cards attached to Lugia EX, it is extremely worthless.  Also, since you can only have 4 Plasma Energy cards in a deck, make sure to include trainers in your deck that not only allow you to pull energy cards from your deck but also to retrieve them from your discard pile and put them in your hand.  You're going to want to set up Lugia EX on the bench and put all four Plasma Energy cards you have in your deck on it.  That way, when you use Plasma Gale, you can attach any type of energy card after using the move.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average EX Pokemon card.  I really like this card's Ability allowing it to take two prize cards if it knocks out a defending Pokemon, however this card is extremely limited on how and when it can knock out the defending Pokemon, I think this card relies too heavily on Plasma Energy cards, so you can never use many of these in a deck and you can't put this card into the active Pokemon spot very quickly because it is slow to attack.

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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Exploud -- Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Review

Exploud Plasma Storm Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Exploud from the Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Set.  Exploud 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 four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Exploud does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Destructive Squad, this move requires three colorless energy cards and makes your opponent show their entire hand and have them discard any item cards in their hand.  Exploud's second move is called Round, this move requires four colorless energy cards and does 50 damage times the number of your Pokemon that have the Round Attack.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Exploud is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Whismur into play and then evolve it into Loudred before you can evolve Loudred into Exploud, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last couple of days.  Neither of the first two Pokemon in this family are very good in this set, neither card I would recommend using if you don't have to.  With that being said, Exploud has to be exceptional for me even to consider using this line from the Plasma Storm set in a deck, and after reading the card in the overview section of this post, this card is the worst card of all three Pokemon in this line, this card requires a ton of energy cards to attack and can hardly do any damage at all unless you plan on building a deck around this line, but who would want to do that when all of these Pokemon are terrible.  So if for some strange reason you want to use Exploud in your deck, prepare to attach a ton of energy cards to it on your bench, then in the active Pokemon spot you'll have to use Round every turn if you want to do damage, and you'll have to have another Exploud card on your bench if you want to do above average damage per turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a terrible stage 2 Pokemon card from the Plasma Storm Pokemon card set.  This is definitely one of the absolutely worst stage 2 Pokemon cards I have reviewed since I've been reviewing Pokemon cards on my blog, I have no idea why anyone would want to use this card at all, it requires a massive amount of energy cards to use its moves, and has an extremely high retreat cost.  So stay away from this card and its pre-evolutions from this set at all costs.  I would give this whole family, Whismur, Loudred, and Exploud a 1 out of 5 rating.

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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Loudred -- Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Review

Loudred Plasma Storm Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Loudred from the Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Set.  Loudred 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 three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Loudred does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves.  The first move this card has is called Supersonic, for one colorless energy card it confuses the defending Pokemon.  Loudred's second move is called Hyper Voice, this move requires three colorless energy cards and does 50 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Loudred is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Whismur into play (I reviewed Whismur from this set yesterday) and then evolve Whismur into Loudred.  Loudred does have a stage 2 evolution in Exploud 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 Loudred is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Whismur was a miserable basic Pokemon card from this deck and a card that should not be used on its own.  With that being said, this Loudred card really has to be good in order for me to want to use it with the Whismur card from yesterday, and this card is a bit better than yesterday's Whismur card but not much better, so I would not use this two Pokemon in a deck.  If you choose to use this line in a deck, you can fit Whismur and Loudred into any deck, but since neither card is very good I wouldn't use more than 1 of each, maybe 2 Whismur.  I would set up Whismur on the bench, since it is terrible, evolve it into Loudred and then put three energy cards on it so you can use Hyper Voice every turn when it is in the active Pokemon spot.  If you are facing a very powerful Pokemon that has a move that does 60+ damage, you may want to use Supersonic instead.

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 is below average in my opinion because the main move on this card, Hyper Voice, does below average damage, and the retreat cost of this card is pretty high.  Other than that, this card is decent, it does have two moves, is a colorless type Pokemon card, and has an average hp.  So far, the line of Whismur and Loudred from this set gets a 1 out of 5 rating, I definitely wouldn't use these two cards in a deck.

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Friday, July 5, 2013

Whismur -- Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Review

Whismur Plasma Storm Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Whismur from the Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Set.  Whismur 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 two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Whismur does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Shout, this move requires one colorless energy card and allows you discard a random card from your opponent's hand if you get a heads when you flip a coin.  Whismur's second move is called Hyper Voice, this move requires three colorless energy cards and does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Whismur is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Loudred and a stage 2 evolution in Exploud, 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 recommend using this card in your deck.  I say this because even though Whismur has a high hp for a basic Pokemon with two evolutions, this card cannot do much at all.  It takes a long time to do damage with this card so it won't work as a starter Pokemon, and the move this card has that only requires one energy card isn't even guaranteed to make your opponent discard one of their cards.  So again, I would not use this card in a deck on its own.  If you choose to, you'll have to spend the time to put three energy cards on Whismur (preferably on the bench) and then use Hyper Voice every turn when it is in the active Pokemon spot.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a way below average basic Pokemon card.  I can't fathom a case where I would put this card in a deck on its own.  I just don't like this card at all, even though it fits in any deck, has above average hp, and has two moves, I still don't like this card.  Like I mentioned in the strategy section of this post, Whismur cannot do much to the defending Pokemon, so no matter how high its hp is, it really doesn't matter because this card cannot do anything for you.

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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Togekiss -- Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Review

Togekiss Plasma Storm Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Togekiss from the Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Set.  Togekiss is a stage 2, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Togekiss's Ability is called Bright Veil and says that as long as Togekiss is your active Pokemon, any item card that your opponent puts into play cannot affect Togekiss.  Besides the Ability, Togekiss only has one move.  The only move this card has is called Return, this move requires one colorless energy card and does 30 damage.  Besides doing the damage the move also allows you to add cards to your hand from your deck until you have 6 cards in your hand.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Togekiss is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Togepi into play and then evolve it into Togetic before you can evolve Togetic into Togekiss, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last couple of days.  Neither of the first two Pokemon in this family are very good in this set, both only have one move and below average hp.  With that being said, both cards can be put in the active Pokemon spot right away since they only require one energy card to attack and can be used in any deck but I would recommend keeping those Pokemon on your bench until you can evolve them to their final evolution in Togekiss.  Once you have Togekiss on your bench, you should be able to move it into the active Pokemon spot quite quickly since it only requires one energy card to attack.  Once in the active Pokemon spot you can use Return every turn which allows you to not only do damage but to replenish your hand every turn.  I personally would not use this line from the Plasma Storm set in my deck, but you definitely could, if you do choose to use this family, I would suggest using a 3-2-1 line in any type deck.

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 from the Plasma Storm Pokemon card set.  This card continues the trend of all the Pokemon from this family getting below average ratings from me the past couple of days.  I do like a few things about this card even though I'm giving it a below average rating.  I like that it has a solid hp, low retreat cost, quick move, and a decent Ability.  However, I do not like that it only has the one move, and that one move can't do much damage.  So overall, I would give this entire Pokemon family, Togepi, Togetic, and Togekiss, and 2 out of 5 rating.  I would not suggest using the line in your deck.

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