Saturday, August 31, 2013

Muk -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Muk Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Muk from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Muk is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Muk does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves, the first move that this card has is called Poison Suction, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one psychic, and does 60 damage, plus if the defending Pokemon is poisoned you are able to heal 60 damage from Muk.  Muk's second move is called Sludge Crash, this move requires four energy cards, two each of psychic and colorless, and does 80 damage.  Besides doing the damage, you may flip a coin until you get a tails, for each heads you get, discard an energy card attached to the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Muk is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Grimer into play (I reviewed Grimer from this set yesterday) and then evolve Grimer into Muk.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Grimer was a very below average basic Pokemon card.  Because of this, and the fact that Muk's moves require a good amount of energy cards making this card slow to attack, I wouldn't use more than a 2-2 or 1-1 line of Grimer and Muk and I would try and set up this line on the bench, getting at least three energy cards on Muk before moving it into the active Pokemon spot.  This card would work well in a deck that inflicts poison on a lot of Pokemon, that way you could use Poison Suction and heal damage from Muk if need be.  I would try to use Sludge Crash every turn, unless Muk has a lot of damage on it, then I would use Poison Suction if the defending Pokemon is poisoned.

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.  Like yesterday's Grimer review, where it was barely above a 1 but a 2 rating, this card is barely above a 3 but I am giving this card a 4 rating because this card has an above average rating and two moves that both do more than average damage.  So overall, I would give this line of Grimer and Muk a 3 out of 5 rating, Grimer is a 2, Muk is a 4.  So this line should be used in a poison type deck, if you are making one, otherwise it may not be the best fit for a regular psychic type deck because it is so slow.

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Friday, August 30, 2013

Grimer -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Grimer Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Grimer from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Grimer is a basic, psychic type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Grimer does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Lure Poison, this move requires one psychic energy card and it allows you to switch your opponent's active Pokemon with one of their benched Pokemon and poison that new active Pokemon if you get a heads when you flip a coin.  Grimer's second move is called Sludge Toss, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one psychic, and does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Grimer is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Muk, 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 this card in a deck because the only move that does damage for sure is Sludge Toss and this move does way below average damage for the amount of energy cards needed to attack.  Grimer's first move, Lure Poison, is pretty similar to the trainer card Pokemon Catcher, and I would rather use a trainer card instead of this card, especially since Lure Poison depends on a coin flip.  However, if you choose to use this card in your deck, I wouldn't use more than one, and I would use whichever move I had enough energy cards to use.  Later in games, you may want to use Lure Poison once, get a weak Pokemon into the active Pokemon spot of your opponent's and then retreat Grimer the next 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.  This card is very close to getting a 1 out of 5 rating because neither of its moves are good at all, but the reason I'm still giving this card a 2 out of 5 is because the card does have two moves and an above average hp, so it isn't the worst basic Pokemon card out there, but regardless, I still wouldn't use this card in a deck without looking at the Muk card first.

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Nidorino -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Nidorino Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Nidorino from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Nidorino is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Nidorino does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Double Kick, this move requires two energy cards, one each of colorless and psychic, and does 30 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip two coins.  Nidorino's second move is called Horn Attack, this move does 50 damage for three colorless energy cards.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Nidorino is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Nidoran into play (I reviewed Nidoran from this set yesterday) and then evolve Nidoran into Nidorino.  Nidorino does have a stage 2 evolution in Nidoking 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 Nidorino is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Nidoran was an average card that could or could not be used in a deck, but if you were debating between using Nidoran female or male in a deck, I would recommend the female one after looking at the first two Pokemon in the two related lines.  After summarizing this Nidorino card in the overview part of this post, I wouldn't recommend using this card in a deck without using Nidoking with it, however I won't be reviewing Nidoking from this set for a few days, because Nidoking is a fighting type Pokemon card in this set.  I say that, because both of Nidorino's moves are below average, the first move may do no damage at all, and the second move is below average in general.  If you do choose to use this Pokemon in your deck, I wouldn't use more than a 1-1 line and use Horn Attack most turns.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a below average stage 1 Pokemon card. Even though this card has an average hp, and two moves, I am still giving this card a below average rating, mostly based on the fact that both of Nidorino's moves are below average coupled with its high retreat cost.  So I would still prefer the "queen" line when looking at the Nidoking and Nidoqueen lines from this set.  Overall, I would give Nidoran and Nidorino a 2 out of 5 rating, both cards have received below average ratings.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Nidoran #43/116 -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Nidoran #43/116 Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Nidoran male from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Nidoran is a basic, psychic type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Nidoran does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Hit Back, this move requires only one psychic energy card and does 30 damage if Nidoran has any damage on it, otherwise Hit Back does no damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Nidoran male is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Nidorino and a stage 2 evolution in Nidoking , which I'll be reviewing the next few weeks, 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, if you're deciding whether to use Nidoran female or male in your deck I would suggest the female version of Nidoran.  However, with that being said, this card could still be used in a deck on its own, since it is quick, and as long as you get this card into the active Pokemon spot early in the game and your opponent can attack for one energy card, you should quickly be able to do 30 damage to that Pokemon and hopefully not it out in two moves before retreating Nidoran for one of your benched Pokemon.  So if I were to use this card in my deck, I wouldn't use more than one of them in a psychic type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a slightly below average Pokemon card.  Even though this card has a low retreat cost, an average hp, and a move that does good damage, I'm still giving this card a below average rating because the one move it does have can only attack in certain situations and if you're facing a spread type deck, Nidoran may never be able to attack while in the active Pokemon spot.  Another reason I'm giving this card a 2 is because Nidoran female is a bit better and I gave that card a 3 out of 5 rating.

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Nidoqueen -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Nidoqueen Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Nidoqueen from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Nidoqueen is a stage 2, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Nidoqueen does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Poison Horn, this move requires two energy cards, one each of psychic and colorless, and does 50 damage plus it poisons the defending Pokemon.  Nidoqueen's second move is called Double Stomp, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one psychic, and does 60 damage plus 30 more damage for each heads you get when you flip 2 coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Nidoqueen is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Nidoran into play and then evolve it into Nidorina before you can evolve Nidorina into Nidoqueen, 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 are average to below average.  So with that in mind, if you choose to use Nidoqueen in your deck I would recommend evolving those Pokemon into Nidoqueen on your bench, that way you can have three energy cards on Nidoqueen and potentially no damage on Nidoqueen when you move it into the active Pokemon spot and then you can start using Double Stomp right away.  This card and line would work very well in a "poison" type deck, and if this line is used in that type of deck you could probably even use Nidoran and Nidorina in the active Pokemon spot before evolving them into Nidoqueen.  So if you were to use this card in a deck, I would use a 3-2-1 line of Nidoran, Nidorina, and Nidoqueen.  I would always use Double Stomp if possible, unless the defending Pokemon would not be knocked out by 120 damage in one turn.  Just keep in my if you use this line, that both Nidorina and Nidoqueen have very high retreat costs.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average stage 2 Pokemon card from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon card set.  Even though Nidoqueen doesn't have the highest of hp for a stage 2 Pokemon card and it does have a high retreat cost, I am giving this card an above average rating still because I really like both of Nidoqueen's moves.  Neither move is too slow, and both do way above average damage or at least have the potential to.  So overall, I would give this entire line from the Plasma Freeze set, Nidoran, Nidorina, and Nidoqueen a 3 out of 5 rating.  Nidoran is a 3, Nidorina is a 2, and Nidoqueen is a 4 out of 5.

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Nidorina -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Nidorina Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Nidorina from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Nidorina is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Nidorina does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Poison Sting, this move requires two energy cards, one each of colorless and psychic, and does 20 damage plus poisons the defending Pokemon.  Nidorina's second move is called Double Kick, and four three energy cards, two colorless and one psychic, this move does 40 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip two coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Nidorina is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Nidoran into play (I reviewed Nidoran from this set yesterday) and then evolve Nidoran into Nidorina.  Nidorina does have a stage 2 evolution in Nidoqueen 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 Nidorina is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Nidoran female was an average card that could or could not be used in a deck, but probably wouldn't unless you were building a deck that includes many Pokemon that inflict special conditions on the defending Pokemon.  After summarizing this Nidorina card in the overview part of this post, I would stick with that same strategy about Nidoran and not use Nidorina with Nidoran in a deck at all without using Nidoqueen.  So I would not recommend using Nidorina in a deck on its own, but if you choose to use Nidoran and Nidoqueen in your deck, I would use 1 each, and get two energy cards on Nidoran as soon as possible, move it to the active Pokemon spot, use its poison move, then evolve Nidoran into Nidorina as soon as possible.  Something that really dissuades me from using this card is that it has such a high retreat cost and the move that requires the most energy cards may not do any damage at all.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a below average stage 1 Pokemon card. Even though this card has an average hp, and two moves, I am still giving this card a below average rating, mostly based on the fact that it has a high retreat cost, and neither of its moves are too great.  I would much rather prefer a stage 1 card to have a move that could for sure do 40 damage instead of maybe 0, 40, or 80 damage per turn.  Overall, I would rate Nidoran (female) and Nidorina from this set a 2 out of 5.

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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Nidoran #40/116 -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Nidoran #40/116 Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Nidoran female from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Nidoran is a basic, psychic type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Nidoran does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Poison Sting, this move requires two energy cards, one each of colorless and psychic, and does 20 damage, plus poisons the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when you flip a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Nidoran female is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Nidorina and a stage 2 evolution in Nidoqueen , 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 probably wouldn't recommend using this card in a deck, unless you're specifically looking to build a deck with Pokemon that can inflict special conditions or you just need one more card in your deck to make it 60.  The reason this card isn't a for sure card for me in a deck is that it can't attack right away for one energy card, but Poison Sting is still a good move, so there is definitely merit on using this card in a deck on its own.  So if you do choose to use this card in your deck, you should put it into the active Pokemon spot early to do a good amount of damage to your opponent's starter Pokemon, the later in the game you use this card, the easier it will be for your opponent to knock it out.

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 doesn't have a move that only requires one energy card to attack, I am giving this card an average rating because it has an average hp, low retreat cost, and the one move it does have, has the potential to poison the defending Pokemon besides dealing damage to it.  So again, if you're in one of the two scenarios I mentioned in the strategy section of this review, I think this card will work out very nicely for you.

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Zekrom -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Zekrom Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Zekrom from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Zekrom is a basic, lightning type Pokemon card with an hp of 130. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Zekrom does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Mach Claw, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one lightning, and does 50 damage, plus this move is not affected by another Pokemon's resistance to lightning type Pokemon.  Zekrom's second move is called Fusion Belt, this move requires four energy cards, three colorless and one lightning, and does 80 damage, plus if you have Reshiram on your bench, this move does 120 total damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Zekrom is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  However because this card is extremely slow to attack and doesn't do a good amount of damage unless you attach four energy cards to it, I would use no more than one of these in a deck.  Looking at this card by itself I would give an average rating, but combine it with Reshiram from this set and I would give it a much higher rating.  So that is what I would do, if I were building a fire and lightning dual type deck, I would make sure to include 1 each of Reshiram and Zekrom, then set both of those Pokemon on the bench, and when one goes into the active Pokemon spot I would use Fusion Belt every turn and do 120 damage, then when Zekrom is closed to getting knocked out, I would retreat it and move Reshiram into play.  I would not recommend using this card without Reshiram, because it is an average card.

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 Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card set.  Like I mentioned some in the strategy section of this post, this card is pretty average overall, neither move Zekrom has is real great, and nothing really stands out on this card, unless you use it with Reshiram, then 80 damage for four energy cards turns into 120 damage for four energy cards which is a huge difference.

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Friday, August 23, 2013

Thundurus EX Full Art -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Thundurus EX Full Art Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Thundurus EX Full Art from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Thundurus is a basic, EX, lightning type Pokemon card with an hp of 170. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Thundurus EX does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Raiden Knuckle, this move requires only one lightning energy card and does 30 damage and it allows you to move an energy card from your discard pile to one of your benched Pokemon.  Thundurus's second move is called Thunderous Noise, and for four energy cards, two each of colorless and lightning, this move does 90 damage plus if Thundurus has any Plasma Energy cards attached to it, you may remove an energy card attached to the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Thundurus 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.  If you'd like, you could start the game with this card because it only requires one move to attack.  I would recommend doing this until you get four energy cards on Thundurus, then you'll want to use Thunderous Noise every turn, preferably with some Plasma Energy cards attached so you can prevent your opponent from attacking by discarding energy cards from them.  So this card is the ultimate starter Pokemon card, it has an extremely high hp, and can knock out most basic and stage 1 Pokemon in one move.  A strategy you may want to have in your deck is having a Pokemon with an extremely powerful move but one that discards energy cards when it uses that move, you can then go ahead and use that Pokemon, and use Thundurus EX after that and use Raiden Knuckle to get those energy cards back from your discard pile and then attach them to that Pokemon that discarded them in the first place.  So I would definitely recommend using Thundurus EX Full Art in your deck, I would include as many as you can find in it.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an excellent EX Pokemon card.  When deciding what rating to give this card, I would was going to initially give this card a 4 until I noticed how low of a retreat cost it had which moved me up to a 5 rating.  I like how this card can attack quickly and attack powerfully, and no matter the move it's using, still do more than just attack.

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Pachirisu -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Pachirisu Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Pachirisu from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Pachirisu is a basic, lightning 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.  Pachirisu does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Minor Errand-Running, this move requires one colorless energy card and allows you to search your deck for 2 basic energy cards and put them into your hand.  Pachirisu's second move is called Electric Tail, this move requires one lightning energy card, and does 10 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin, the defending Pokemon is paralyzed.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Pachirisu is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  Because this card can attack very quickly, I would suggest using it as a starter Pokemon for your lightning type deck.  So I would put four of these cards in your deck and hope to start the game with one of these cards in your active Pokemon spot.  That way you can attach one energy card to it, and either try and slow your opponent down by paralyzing it with Electric Tail, or you can stock your hand up with energy cards to eventually put on your benched Pokemon.  So there are plenty of options with this basic Pokemon card that you should take advantage of, that is why you should use it as a starter type Pokemon.  It also helps that Pachirisu has a low retreat cost and above average hp.

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 from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card set.  This is a very solid starter Pokemon card for a lightning type deck.  I like that this card has an above average hp, and two average to above average moves.  I like that this card gives you a couple of different strategies to use in your deck and you can start these strategies with no more than 1 energy card.  So if you're looking for a good Pokemon card to have in your lightning type deck, I would recommend adding this one as a starter Pokemon card.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Lanturn -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Lanturn Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Lanturn from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Lanturn is a stage 1, lightning type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Lanturn does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves, the first move that this card has is called Special Tackle, this move requires one lightning energy card and does 30 damage, plus 30 more damage if Lanturn has any special energy cards attached to it.  Lanturn's second move is called Extreme Current, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one lightning, and does 90 damage, however after using this move you must discard an energy card from Lanturn.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Lanturn is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Chinchou into play (I reviewed Chinchou from this set yesterday) and then evolve Chinchou into Lanturn.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Chinchou was a very average basic Pokemon card.  Because of this, and after taking into account this card from the overview section of this post, I would recommend using a 1-1 line of Chinchou and Lanturn if you choose to use this line in your lightning type deck.  I would deal with this card and line in two separate ways depending on when I got Chinchou and Lanturn into my hand.  If I could get Lanturn into the active Pokemon spot very quickly, I would move it there, attach a Plasma Energy card or another special energy card to Lanturn and do 60 damage every turn for only 1 energy card using Special Tackle.  If I didn't get Lanturn into my hand until later in the game, I would evolve Chinchou into Lanturn on the bench, put at least 3 energy cards, preferably more, then move Lanturn into the active Pokemon spot and use Extreme Current every turn, of course unless the defending Pokemon would be knocked out by 30 damage or less.

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 am giving this card an above average rating because I like both of Lanturn's moves and this card allows you to roll with a couple of different strategies in your deck.  So because of this card's versatility, I'm giving this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  Overall, I would give this line a 3 out of 5 rating, but any lightning type deck should take this line into consideration when the deck is being created.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Chinchou -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Chinchou Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Chinchou from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Chinchou is a basic, lightning 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.  Chinchou does not have Ability and it only has one move.  The only move this card has is called Static Shock, this move requires two energy cards, one each of lightning and colorless, and does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Chinchou is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Lanturn, 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, this card could be used in a deck if you need just one more card to make it 60 cards in the deck, however it wouldn't be one of the first cards on my list of cards that I would want to put into a deck.  This card is extremely similar to the Voltorb card I reviewed from this set the other day, the only difference being this card has 10 more hp but a one energy card higher retreat cost.  So if you do need one more Pokemon to use in your lightning type deck and are debating between Voltorb or Chinchou, I would recommend using Chinchou, because more than likely you're going to want to retreat Chinchou and if you need two energy cards on it to attack, giving up those two energy cards to retreat isn't that big of deal.  So if you do get this card in the active Pokemon spot you'll have to use Static Shock every turn when you have the necessary energy cards because that will be your only choice with this card.

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 can't attack with only one energy card, I'm giving this card an average rating still because Chinchou has above average hp, and an average move.  So you can't go really good or really bad with this card so I would only use this card as a filler card for your deck.

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Monday, August 19, 2013

Jolteon -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Jolteon Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Jolteon from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Jolteon is a stage 1, lightning 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.  Jolteon does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Pin Missile, this move requires one colorless energy card and does 20 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip 4 coins.  Jolteon's second move is called Electri-Defuse, this move requires two energy cards, one each of lightning and colorless, and does 40 damage, plus if the Pokemon you're attacking is an EX Pokemon, that Pokemon cannot attack during their next turn.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Jolteon is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Eevee into play, like I mentioned in earlier Eevee-evolution reviews from this set, 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 Jolteon.  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 Jolteon in a deck, I would recommend you set Jolteon up on your bench, that way you can put two energy cards on it there, and keep it on your bench to prevent your opponent from using EX Pokemon or if they do choose to use EX Pokemon, moving Jolteon into the active Pokemon spot and use Electri-Defuse so that that EX Pokemon cannot attack.  Because Jolteon's moves are both quite quick, I would suggest using a 2-2 line of Jolteon and Eevee in a deck, I would try and use Jolteon to start the game, since it is fast and can do a fair amount of damage, possibly 80 damage per turn, then I would save a Jolteon card for the bench to prevent EX cards.

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 from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon card set.  This card is pretty standard hp wise, retreat cost wise, and that it has two moves.  However this card is getting an above average rating because I like both of Jolteon's moves and I think they can really benefit you in a game, especially when facing powerful EX Pokemon.

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Electrode -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Electrode Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Electrode from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Electrode is a stage 1, lightning 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.  Electrode's Ability is called Magnetic Draw, which says that once during your turn you may replenish your hand until you have four cards in it.  Besides the Ability, Electrode has one move called Electro Ball, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one lightning, and does 60 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Electrode is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Voltorb into play (I reviewed Voltorb from this set yesterday) and then evolve Voltorb into Electrode.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Voltorb wasn't the greatest basic Pokemon card out there but I still thought it could be used in a deck on its own.  So after saying that, if you want to use Electrode in your lightning type deck, I would include a 2-2 or 2-1 line of Voltorb and Electrode.  Preferably I wouldn't want to move Voltorb into the active Pokemon spot before it has two energy cards on it or Electrode until it has three energy cards on it.  I would prefer to evolve Voltorb into Electrode on the bench and then use Electrode's Ability if needed on the bench before putting into the active Pokemon spot to use Electro Ball 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 Electrode's Ability isn't the greatest and may never be used, I'm still giving this card an average rating because Electrode has an average hp, low retreat cost, and an average move.  Altogether, the line of Voltorb and Electrode from the Plasma Freeze set would get a 3 out of 5 rating, it is an average line overall, but one that could be in many lightning type decks out there.

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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Voltorb -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Voltorb Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Voltorb from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Voltorb is a basic, lightning 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.  Voltorb does not have Ability and it only has one move.  The only move this card has is called Rollout, this move requires two energy cards to attack, one each of lightning and colorless, and does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Voltorb is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Electrode, 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, this card could be used in a deck if you need just one more card to make it 60 cards in the deck, however it wouldn't be one of the first cards on my list of cards that I would want to put into a deck.  If you do have this card in a deck, I would not use more than 1 or 2 of them in a lightning type deck, I would get this card out into the active Pokemon spot early, put two energy cards on it, and use Rollout every turn, until it is either knocked out or you can retreat it for one of your set up benched Pokemon.

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 can't attack with only one energy card, I'm giving this card an average rating still because Voltorb has an average hp, low retreat cost, and the one move that it does have is an average move, and more importantly for a basic Pokemon, a move that does not depend on coin flips.

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Friday, August 16, 2013

Kyurem -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Kyurem Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Kyurem from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Kyurem is a basic, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 130. It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Kyurem does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Frost Spear, this move requires two energy cards, one each of colorless and water, and does 30 damage.  Plus it does 30 damage to one of your opponent's benched Pokemon.  Kyurem's second move is called Blizzard Burn, this move requires three energy cards, two water and one colorless, and does 120 damage, however Kyurem cannot attack during its next turn.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Kyurem is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  Because this card requires a fair amount of energy cards to attack and it has a high retreat cost, I would use no more than one of these in a water type deck.  I would get Kyurem on the bench, put three energy cards on it and then use Blizzard Burn every turn.  I would use Blizzard Burn every turn you can use it unless the defending Pokemon would be knocked out by 30 damage or less, then I would use Frost Spear two turns in a row, that way not only would you knock out the defending Pokemon in two turns, but you would get a significant amount of damage on your opponent's benched Pokemon.  This card would work well in a water type deck that had other Pokemon that could spread damage around.

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 from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card set.  I am giving this card an above average rating because I feel that this card can do a major amount of damage to your opponent's Pokemon if this card is in your deck.  I like that Kyurem has a high hp, and two very good moves.  The only thing I wish was different on this card was that it had a lower retreat cost and that you'd be able to use Blizzard Burn every turn, but if that was the case, this card would really be unstoppable.  So if you're building a water or a spread damage type deck, this card should definitely be in that deck.

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Cryogonal -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Cryogonal Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Cryogonal from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Cryogonal is a basic, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 80. It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Cryogonal does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Call Sign, this move requires one colorless energy card and allows you to search your deck for a water Pokemon and put it into your hand.  Cryogonal's second move, called Cryofreeze, also requires one energy card, this time a water energy card, and does 10 damage, however when using this move you must discard an energy card attached to Cryogonal, but when you do this your opponent cannot attack during their next turn.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Cryogonal 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 only requires one energy card to attack, I would wait a while before I would use this card in a game.  The reason I say this is because I would set up Cryogonal on the bench, put at least three energy cards on it, then in the middle of the game, I would move Cryogonal into the active Pokemon spot, use Cryofreeze several turns in a row, by doing this, your opponent's active Pokemon won't be able to attack and you in turn will be able to set up your benched Pokemon while Cryogonal is stalling for you.  I wouldn't use this card for Call Sign, I would rather use a Trainer/Supporter card for this.  So, if I were to use this card in a deck, I wouldn't use more than 1 of these.  I personally wouldn't use this card 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 from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card set.  Even though this card has a good hp, two moves, and a low retreat cost, I'm giving this card a below average rating because neither of Cryogonal's moves are average, they are both below average.  Other than that, this card is average, but I don't want anyone to get tricked into thinking this card is really better than it is.  So I would not recommend using this card in a deck.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Vanilluxe -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Vanilluxe Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Vanilluxe from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Vanilluxe is a stage 2, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Vanilluxe does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called ChillMAX, this move requires only one colorless energy card and does 60 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip a coin for each energy card attached to Vanilluxe.  Vanilluxe's second move is called Cold Breath, this move requires two energy cards, one each of water and colorless, and does 40 damage plus it puts the defending Pokemon to sleep.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Vanilluxe is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Vanillite into play and then evolve it into Vanillish before you can evolve Vanillish into Vanilluxe, 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 are average to below average.  So with that in mind, if you choose to use Vanilluxe in your deck I would recommend evolving those Pokemon into Vanilluxe on your bench, that way you can attach as many energy cards as you'd like to Vanilluxe so you can potentially do 240 or more damage per turn, which would not out all Pokemon in the TCG to date.  I probably wouldn't use Vanilluxe in a deck just because the line as a whole isn't that great, but if I did use it in my deck, I would use just 1 of each Pokemon in the line, set up Vanilluxe on the bench, and get at least four energy cards on it.  I would move this card into the active Pokemon spot as soon as I get four energy cards on Vanilluxe then I would use ChillMAX every turn and hope I flip all heads.  You could also move this card into the active Pokemon spot when it only has two energy cards on it, put the defending Pokemon to sleep with Cold Breath then use ChillMAX after that when you keep adding energy cards to it.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average stage 2 Pokemon card from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon card set.  Usually I don't give above average ratings to Pokemon cards with moves that depend on coin flips but ChillMAX is an exception to my rule, plus Vanilluxe's other move is pretty good too.  I like that this card is quick, can do major damage, and has a low retreat cost.  So I would definitely recommend using Vanilluxe in a deck, however you have to play this card with both Vanillite and Vanillish, and overall I would give this entire line a 3 out of 5 rating, and might not be so likely to play this line in a deck.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Vanillish -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Vanillish Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Vanillish from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Vanillish is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Vanillish does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Surefire Spin, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 20 damage plus if you get two heads when flipping two coins this move will do 60 damage total instead of only 20.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Vanillish is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Vanillite into play (I reviewed Vanillite from this set yesterday) and then evolve Vanillite into Vanillish.  Vanillite does have a stage 2 evolution in Vanilluxe 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 Vanillish is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Vanillite was an average card that could or could not be used in a deck and it wouldn't make that much of a difference.  After summarizing this Vanillish card in the overview part of this post, I would stick with that same strategy about Vanillite and not use Vanillish at all.  So I would not recommend using a Vanillish in your deck.  If you choose to, you can move Vanillite into the active Pokemon spot whenever it has two energy cards on it and then when you get Vanillish in your hand evolve Vanillite into Vanillish and then use Surefire Spin every turn.  I would not use more than a 1-1 line of Vanillite and Vanillish in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a below average stage 1 Pokemon card. Even though this card has the potential to do 60 damage per turn for only two energy cards, I'm giving this card a below average rating because Surefire Spin more than likely will only do 20 damage per turn, and since Vanillish has 80 hp, which is below average, it won't last long in the active Pokemon spot once you get it there.  So overall, Vanillite and Vanillish from this set will get a 2 out of 5 rating.

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Monday, August 12, 2013

Vanillite -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Vanillite Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Vanillite from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Vanillite is a basic, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Vanillite does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Jump On, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 20 damage plus 10 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Vanillite is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Vanillish and a stage 2 evolution in Vanilluxe, 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 may be a card to include in your deck if you need one more card to make it 60 cards in your deck.  This card would function as a starter Pokemon for your deck since it only has one move and only 60 hp.  So get this card into the active Pokemon spot as soon as possible, attach two energy cards to it, and use Jump On 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.  Even though this card doesn't have a move that only requires one energy card to attack, I am giving this card an average rating because it has an average hp, low retreat cost, and the one move it does have, has the potential to do more than the 20 damage most moves can do on similar cards when using two energy cards.  So again, if you want to use this card in your deck, I would recommend just using 1.

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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Seismitoad -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Seismitoad Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Seismitoad from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Seismitoad is a stage 2, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Seismitoad does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Seismic Punch, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 30 damage, plus it does 30 damage to all Pokemon in play.  Besides Seismic Punch, Seismitoad's other move is called Splashing Turn, this move requires four energy cards, two each of colorless and water and does 80 damage, however after using this move you must switch Seismitoad with one of your benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Seismitoad is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Tympole into play and then evolve it into Palpitoad before you can evolve Palpitoad into Chandelure, 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 are not very good at all, both are below average Pokemon cards.  So with that in mind, I would not recommend using this card or this line at all in a deck.  However if you choose to, I would use a line of 3-2-1 of Tympole, Palpitoad, and Seismitoad.  I would evolve the line into Seismitoad on the bench, then put four energy cards on it.  That way when you move it into the active Pokemon spot you could use Splashing Turn right away if you choose to.  If you do choose to use this card in your deck, you'll either want to have few Pokemon on your bench, which is risky, or have most of the Pokemon in your deck have high hp.  Otherwise if you use Seismic Punch more than once you'll probably knock out your own Pokemon.  Since Seismic Punch does do spread damage, I would incorporate other spread damage type Pokemon in this deck with Seismitoad.  That way 30 damage to each of your opponent's Pokemon may knock out several of them at once.  Because Seismic Punch only requires colorless energy cards, you could easily put this entire line in any type deck, not just a water type deck.  But again, I would not choose to use this card in a deck, because neither of the Pokemon below Seismitoad are very good, and this card isn't that great in my opinion either.

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.  I think that this card is average because it has an average hp, two moves which are both average, and an average retreat cost.  The reason I wouldn't use this card in a deck is because overall, this line from Plasma Freeze is below average, overall I would give this line a 2 out of 5 rating.  This line requires too many energy cards to attack, and the moves this line has just aren't that great.

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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Palpitoad -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Palpitoad Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Palpitoad from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Palpitoad is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Palpitoad does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Vibration, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 20 damage.  Palpitoad's second move is called Suspicious Soundwave, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one water, and does 30 damage, plus confuses the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when you flip a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Palpitoad is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Tympole into play (I reviewed Tympole from this set yesterday) and then evolve Tympole into Palpitoad.  Palpitoad does have a stage 2 evolution in Seismitoad 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 Palpitoad is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Tympole was a below average Pokemon that I would not recommend using on its own.  So after summarizing this Palpitoad card in the overview section of this post, I would not recommend using this card or the Tympole card I reviewed yesterday without using Seismitoad.  If you do want to use this card in a deck, you'll want to evolve Tympole into Palpitoad on your bench because Palpitoad requires a fair amount of energy to attack, and once you get Palpitoad into the active Pokemon spot, you'll want to use Suspicious Soundwave when you have three energy cards on Palpitoad, Vibration otherwise.  Just to reiterate though, I would not use this card in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a below average stage 1 Pokemon card. Even though this card has an average hp, and two moves, I am giving this card a below average rating because neither of its two moves are very good.  Both require a fair amount of energy and both do below average damage.  So after looking at both Tympole and Palpitoad from this line, I would rate these two Pokemon as a 2 out of 5.

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Friday, August 9, 2013

Tympole -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Tympole Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Tympole from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Tympole is a basic, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Tympole does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Surprise Attack, this move requires one water energy card and does 20 damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin, otherwise the move does nothing.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Tympole is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Palpitoad and a stage 2 evolution in Seismitoad, 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 Tympole only has the one move that depends entirely on a coin flip.  So if you plan on using this card as a starter Pokemon in your deck, you're going to want to get it into the active Pokemon spot early and use Surprise Attack every turn, but your deck won't be off to a good start if you move Tympole into the active Pokemon spot and then flip several tails in a row.  Because of this, I would not use Tympole in a deck on its own.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average basic Pokemon card.  Even though this card may end up not doing any damage at all, I am not giving this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  I am not doing this because this card still has an average hp, low retreat cost, and the potential to do 20 damage per turn which is above average for only one energy card.  With this being said, again I do not recommend using this card in a deck without its evolutions.

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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Glaceon -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Glaceon Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Glaceon from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Glaceon is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Glaceon's Ability is called Freeze Zone and says that each of your Team Plasma Pokemon in play have two colorless energy cards less in their retreat cost.  Besides the Ability, Glaceon has one move called Icy Wind, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one water, and does 60 damage plus it puts the defending Pokemon to sleep.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Glaceon is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Eevee into play, like I mentioned in earlier Eevee-evolution reviews from this set, 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 Glaceon.  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 Glaceon in a deck, it would be best to set up Glaceon on the bench, that way you can utilize Glaceon's Ability to help all of your other Team Plasma Pokemon in play.  So based just on Glaceon's Ability, I would make sure to include many Team Plasma Pokemon in your deck, in preferably a water based deck, but because Icy Wind requires only one water energy card this card may work well in most type decks.  So I would recommend trying to keep Glaceon in play at all times to utilize its Ability, but if you get this card into the active Pokemon spot quite quickly, this card can put the defending Pokemon to sleep thus allowing you to set up your benched Pokemon.  I would use this card in a deck, and use a 2-2 line of Eevee and Glaceon.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average stage 1 Pokemon card and definitely one of the better cards I've reviewed so far from this set.  I like that this card not only has a great Ability that will help your whole team out (if you use many Team Plasma Pokemon) but its only move Icy Wind is a very good move that not only does a fair amount of damage but puts the defending Pokemon to sleep.  So if you're building a Team Plasma deck or water type deck, this card should definitely be in it.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Quagsire -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Quagsire Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Quagsire from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Quagsire is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Quagsire's Ability is called Laid Back, which says that any damage done to Quagsire is reduced by 20.  Besides the Ability, Quagsire has one move called Mud Gun, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one water, and does 60 damage plus 30 more damage if Quagsire has any fighting energy cards attached to it.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Quagsire is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Wooper into play (I reviewed Wooper from this set yesterday) and then evolve Wooper into Quagsire.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Wooper wasn't the greatest basic Pokemon card out there because it only had one move and the only move it had was based on coin flips.  So if you choose to use Quagsire in your deck, I would evolve Wooper into Quagsire onto the bench.  I would use a 2-1 line, and try and move Quagsire into the active Pokemon spot as soon as it gets three energy cards on it, not only will Quagsire's Ability help it out in the active Pokemon spot to last longer and allow you set up your benched Pokemon, but if you attach a fighting energy card to Quagsire it can do 90 damage per turn.  So if I were to use this card in a deck, I would make sure to use it in a dual type deck that included water and fighting type Pokemon.  With that being said, I would not use this Quagsire card in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a below average stage 1 Pokemon card.  I do like that this card has quite a high hp for a stage 1 Pokemon, especially with its Ability, and I like that this card can do 90 damage per turn, but the reason I'm giving this card a below average rating is because the card is too slow in my opinion and if you do put it in the active Pokemon spot, it will take a lot to retreat it back to your bench.  So when you look at Wooper and Quagsire from this set combined, neither card is either average, so overall this line would get a 2 out of 5 rating, I would not use this line in a deck.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Wooper -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Wooper Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Wooper from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Wooper is a basic, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Wooper does not have Ability and it only has one move.  The only move this card has is called Slam which requires two energy cards, one each of colorless and water, 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 Wooper is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Quagsire, 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 Wooper in a deck.  I say this because Wooper only has one move, which is not the quickest, and if you spend the time to put two energy cards on this card, you still may not end up being able to attack because Slam requires coin flips.  So I would not recommend using this card at all.  If you choose to, you'll have no choice but to use Slam every turn, and hope to get lucky.

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 I'm giving this card a below average rating is because I really don't like Wooper's only move Slam, even though it has the potential to do 40 damage per turn, you really can't trust coin flip based moves.  The only thing preventing me from giving this card a 1 out of 5 is the fact that Wooper has above average hp, because other than that, this card isn't good at all.

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Monday, August 5, 2013

Vaporeon -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Vaporeon Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Vaporeon from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Vaporeon is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Vaporeon does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Refreshing Rain which requires one colorless energy card and heals 30 damage from all of your Pokemon in play.  Vaporeon's second move is called Gold Breaker, this move requires two energy cards, one each of colorless and water, and does 30 damage plus 50 more damage if the defending Pokemon is an EX Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Vaporeon is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Eevee into play, like I mentioned in earlier Eevee-evolution reviews from this set, 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 Vaporeon.  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 Vaporeon in a deck, it would be best to set up Vaporeon on the bench, that way you can have time to put two energy cards on it and prepare it to heal some damage for your Pokemon late in the game.  So I would include 1 of these cards, so a 1-1 line of Eevee and Vaporeon in almost any type deck, and use the card in a deck that has Pokemon that have low or free retreat costs, that way you can attack with those other Pokemon first, retreat them for next to nothing, then move Vaporeon into the active Pokemon spot when most of your Pokemon have damage on them, and use Refreshing Rain a couple of turns to heal all of your Pokemon.  You'll of course want to use Gold Breaker if you can knock out the defending Pokemon with 30 damage, but the main reason to use this card is for Refreshing Rain.  So I would use Vaporeon until all of your Pokemon are fully healed and then retreat it back to your bench.

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 above average hp for a stage 1 Pokemon card, and an even higher hp if you consider that one of Vaporeon's moves heals 30 damage when used.  I like both moves on this card, both are solid.  The only thing I don't like about this card is its retreat cost which is a little high in my opinion but it doesn't make me not want to use this card in a deck.

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