Thursday, October 31, 2013

Virizion EX Full Art -- Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Review

Virizion EX Full Art Plasma Blast Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Virizion EX Full Art from the Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Set.  Virizion is a basic, EX, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 170. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Virizion EX's Ability is called Verdant Wind and says that each of your Pokemon that have at least one grass energy attached to them cannot be affected by a special condition.  Besides the Ability, Virizion just has one move called Emerald Stash, this move requires two energy cards, one colorless and one grass, and does 50 damage plus it allows you to search your deck for two grass energy cards and attach them to one of your benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Virizion 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.  So knowing this, I would put as many Virizion EX Full Art cards into a deck as you care to muster, I would use this card as my starter type Pokemon, move Virizion into the active Pokemon spot to start the game, attach two energy cards to it and use Emerald Stash every turn.  Not only will you be able to quickly set up your benched Pokemon, but you should be able to knock out most of your opponent's basic Pokemon in two turns or less.  I would keep using Virizion until you have some of your other Pokemon set up and then retreat Virizion, keeping it on the bench to utilize its ability.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an excellent EX Pokemon card.  I am giving this EX card my top rating and I definitely think at least one of these cards should be in every single grass type deck out there.  Even though Virizion EX can only do 50 damage a turn, what really matters is that this card greatly aids your entire team, by preventing special conditions being placed on them and by giving them energy cards every single turn.  So for this being the first EX card I have reviewed from this set, this card leaves me very happy with how the EX cards are looking in the Plasma Blast set.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Accelgor -- Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Review

Accelgor Plasma Blast Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Accelgor from the Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Set.  Accelgor 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 free retreat cost.  Accelgor does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Retribution, this move requires one colorless energy card and does 20 damage, plus if you had Escavalier get knocked out during your opponent's last turn, you may move all the energy cards attached to their active Pokemon back into their hand.  Accelgor's second move is called Signal Beam, this move requires two energy cards, one each of colorless and grass, and does 30 damage, plus it confuses the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Accelgor is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Shelmet into play (I reviewed Shelmet from this set yesterday) and then evolve Shelmet into Accelgor.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Shelmet was a pretty solid basic Pokemon card so because of this, you may already have Shelmet in the active Pokemon spot when you get Accelgor into your hand.  The one thing I didn't like about the Shelmet card from this set was its high hp, but if you use that card with this Accelgor card, the retreat cost will no longer be a problem because Accelgor has a free retreat cost.  I think both of these Pokemon are very good, so if you're building a grass type deck, I could definitely see including up to 4 Shelmet and 3 Accelgor in that deck.  I would try to get these Pokemon into the active Pokemon spot early, if Shelmet is in the active Pokemon spot you can put the defending Pokemon to sleep, if Accelgor is in there, you can confuse the defending Pokemon.  Each special condition can be accomplished quite quickly with these cards and should allow you to set up your benched Pokemon after attacking only two total energy cards to the Pokemon in this line.  Unless you only have one energy card on Accelgor, I would pass on using Retribution unless you decide to build a deck that includes Karrablast and Escavalier as well.

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.  Really the only thing keeping this card from a 5 rating is that it only has 80 hp, other than that, I like both of Accelgor's moves and I especially like that it has a free retreat costs.  I am going to give this Pokemon family from the Plasma Blast set, Shelmet and Accelgor, a 5 out of 5 rating, it is a very excellent line and one that should definitely be used in grass type decks.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Shelmet -- Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Review

Shelmet Plasma Blast Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Shelmet from the Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Set.  Shelmet is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Shelmet does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Yawn, for one colorless energy card it puts the defending Pokemon to sleep.  Shelmet's second move is called Ram, this move requires two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, and does 20 damage per turn.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Shelmet is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Accelgor, 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 could definitely see myself using this card as a starter type Pokemon in my grass type deck.  I would consider using up to 4 Shelmet cards in my deck, the only thing that makes me a bit weary about this card is its high retreat cost, however if you do plan on using this card with Accelgor, that card has a free retreat cost so you shouldn't have to worry as much.  So my strategy with Shelmet would be to get it into the active Pokemon spot to start the game, put the defending Pokemon to sleep the first turn, then using Ram until it wakes up again.  While your opponent's active Pokemon is asleep you can set up your benched Pokemon.  If you aren't using this card with Accelgor, I would probably not retreat this card but let it get knocked out since its retreat cost is higher than its attack costs, unless you want to add a trainer card that allows you to get it out of the active Pokemon spot for free.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average basic Pokemon card.  Compared to yesterday's card, Karrablast, this card is much better, but it is still an average basic Pokemon card overall.  I like that it has two moves and that it can put the defending Pokemon to sleep, especially if you get this card into play early, putting your opponent to sleep can really help you.  Like I mentioned earlier, the only thing I don't like much about this card is its retreat cost, but I still think it is worth using this card.

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Karrablast -- Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Review

Karrablast Plasma Blast Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Karrablast from the Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Set.  Karrablast is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Karrablast does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move this card has is called Peck which requires two colorless energy cards and does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Karrablast is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Escavalier, which I'll be reviewing in a few weeks, 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, but make sure to note that the Escavalier card in this set is a metal type Pokemon, so if you want to use Karrablast with its evolution you'll want to use it in a metal type deck.  So on its own, I probably wouldn't use this card in a deck, I say this because even though this card is pretty average, there are quite a few basic Pokemon cards out there that have a similar move as Peck plus they have a move that only requires one energy card to attack.  But if you want to use this card in a deck, I would recommend using it as a starter type Pokemon card and would put no more than 2 of these in a deck just because they're a little slower.  I would try and start the game with Karrablast, put two energy cards on it and attack until you get one of your benched Pokemon set up and then move that Pokemon into the active Pokemon spot.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average basic Pokemon card.  Even though this card only has one move that requires two energy cards to use, I am giving this card an average rating still because it has an average hp, low retreat cost, one average move, and the one move it does have requires only colorless energy cards.  So again, I would not use this card in a deck, but it is definitely average enough to use in yours.

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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Tropius -- Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Review

Tropius Plasma Blast Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Tropius from the Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Set.  Tropius is a basic, grass 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 one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Tropius does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Return, this move requires one grass energy card and does 10 damage, plus it lets you draw cards until there are 6 cards in your hand.  Tropius's second move is called Energy Press, this move requires two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, and does 20 damage, plus 20 more damage for each energy attached to the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Tropius is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  With that being said, this card is a great starter Pokemon card to use in your deck, and definitely the best card I have reviewed so far from the Plasma Blast set.  I would definitely include this card in all grass type decks I would make and I would have four of these in any of those decks.  With so many Tropius in your deck you're bound to get one into the active Pokemon to start the game, while in the active Pokemon spot you'll want to use whichever move you have enough energy cards for.  Both of Tropius's moves work very nicely early in games.  Return makes sure you have the best chance of getting the cards you need by making sure your hand is full early on.  Energy Press not only does average damage without depending on your opponent's Pokemon, but it does more damage the more energy your opponent has.  So this may prevent your opponent from attaching energy to their Pokemon or it might make you be able to knock out that Pokemon even faster.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is one of the best basic Pokemon cards I have reviewed in a very long time and a card I would make sure is in my deck.  I like everything about this card, its high hp, low retreat cost, and both of its moves.  You really can't go wrong with this card, so I highly recommend it!

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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Cradily -- Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Review

Cradily Plasma Blast Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Cradily from the Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Set.  Cradily is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 120.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Cradily does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Lifesplosion, this move requires one grass energy card, and for each energy card attached to Cradily, you may search your deck for a stage 2 Pokemon and put it into your deck.  Cradily's other move is called Spiral Drain, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, and does 60 damage.  Besides doing the damage, Cradily also heals 20 damage from itself.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Cradily is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Lileep into play (I reviewed Lileep from this set yesterday) and then evolve Lileep into Cradily, remember that if you want to use Lileep from this set, you must first evolve it from a fossil before being able to put it on your bench.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Cradily was an average Pokemon card that was hindered by the fact it was a restored Pokemon.  So unless this Cradily card is really good, I would prefer using a standard 2 stage Pokemon family, instead of a fossil, basic, and stage 1 family.  So after knowing all of this, I would not use Cradily in a deck, Cradily is a good card in my opinion but if you look at this entire Pokemon line I just don't like it enough to use it.  If you choose to use this line in a deck, you'll want to have this line in a deck that contains at least a fair amount of grass type energy, I would put as many Root Fossil Lileep cards in the deck as you want Lileep, so I would use a 2-2-2 line of the trainer, Lileep, and Cradily.  My goal would be to get Cradily into the active Pokemon spot as soon as possible, because even though this line takes up more spots than normal basic-stage 1 lines, Cradily's first move Lifesplosion could greatly reduce the need for you to have so many duplicate Pokemon in your deck since you can go after the higher evolution Pokemon you need with this move.  When you get most of the stage 2 cards you need into your hand, I would then use Spiral Drain for as long as possible.  The earlier you get Cradily into the active Pokemon spot the better, since Spiral Drain heals damage from Cradily, so it can stay in the active Pokemon spot longer and thus give you more time to set up your benched 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 I would not recommend using this card or this Pokemon line in a deck, I am still giving Cradily an average rating because it does have a very good hp, and two good moves.  If you are willing to be a bit patient with your deck, this line should work well, but if you're like me and want to attack as fast as possible I would stay away from this line.  So that is why I am giving this entire line a 2 out of 5 rating, it will definitely work well for some, but most it won't be that great.

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Lileep -- Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Review

Lileep Plasma Blast Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Lileep from the Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Set.  Lileep is a restored, 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 two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Lileep's Ability is called Prehistoric Call which says that if you have a Lileep card in your discard pile, you may move that card from your discard pile to the bottom of your deck.  Besides the Ability, Lileep has just one move  called Spiral Drain, this move requires two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, and does 20 damage, plus it heals 10 damage from Lileep.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Lileep is a restored Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Cradily, 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 since this is a restored Pokemon, you'll have to make sure to have plenty of Root Fossil Lileep trainer cards in your deck, since the only way you can Lileep onto your bench is by playing that trainer card the same time you're moving Lileep to the bench.  So once you get Lileep on the bench, you'll want to get two energy cards and use Spiral Drain every turn.  Since I haven't reviewed Cradily yet, I'm looking at this card as a starter type card, and since Lileep requires a trainer card first, it isn't very quick, and you'll have to add more cards to your deck just for Lileep instead of having other Pokemon, so I would not recommend using this card on its own.  If this card wasn't a restored Pokemon, then I would use it as a basic, starter type Pokemon, but because it is a little slower, and the only move it has requires two energy cards instead of one, I will hold off on using this card in my deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average to very slightly below average Pokemon card.  If this card were a basic Pokemon, I would definitely use 4 of them in my deck since it has a good hp and solid, stalling type move, however, since it requires a trainer in order to play, I would not recommend using this card, because it takes the 80 hp and two energy cards to attack and makes them seem even worse.

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Masquerain -- Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Review

Masquerain Plasma Blast Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Masquerain from the Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Set.  Masquerain 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 one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Masquerian's Ability is called Tool Reversal and allows you as often as you'd like during your turn to move a Pokemon Tool card from one of your Pokemon back into your hand.  Besides the Ability, Masquerain just has one move called Bug Bite, this move requires three colorless energy cards and does 60 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Masquerain is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Surskit into play (I reviewed Surskit from this set yesterday) and then evolve Surskit into Masquerain.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Surskit was a miserable basic Pokemon card, a card that should not be used in a deck, and a very poor card to have number one in the Plasma Blast set.  Because of this, this Masquerain card has to be very good for me to want to use it with Surskit.  And unfortunately, this card isn't that good in my opinion, so I would skip this Pokemon line completely when looking at grass type Pokemon cards to use in your deck from the Plasma Blast set.  However, if you choose to use this card in your deck, I wouldn't include more than 1 each of Surskit and Masquerain, and I would evolve Surskit into Masquerain on the bench, and put three energy cards on it there.  While on the bench, make sure to utilize Masquerain's Ability, if you even use Tool cards in your deck, and when you get three energy cards on it, move it to 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 stage 1 Pokemon card.  This is a below average card in my opinion because it has below average hp, a poor Ability, and just an average move.  Pair this card with Surskit, and this family is worthless from the Plasma Blast set, I wouldn't give this line more than a 1 out of 5 rating.  The reason I didn't give this Masquerain card a 1 out of 5 is because Bug Bite requires only colorless energy cards and Tool Reversal is an okay Ability if you plan on using Tool cards in your deck.  But again, I stress, stay away from this line if possible.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Surskit -- Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Review

Surskit Plasma Blast Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Surskit from the Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Set.  Surskit 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.  Surskit does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move this card has is called Sweet Scent, this move requires one grass energy card and allows you to heal 20 damage from one of your Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Surskit is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Masquerain, 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 Surskit in a deck.  The main reason I say this is because this card's only move doesn't do any damage to the defending Pokemon, and you can easily replace this card with a trainer card and add a better basic Pokemon card to your deck.  So if you don't plan on using this card without Masquerain, I would not use it in a deck.  Of course if you do use this card in your deck, you'll want to put this card on your bench, attach one grass energy card to it, and later on in the game when your Pokemon have damage on them, move Surskit into the active Pokemon spot, use Sweet Scent a couple of turns in a row and then retreat Surskit back to your bench.

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.  This card is basically a trainer card and because of this I am giving this card my lowest rating.  This card has a below average hp, and the only move it has is disappointing.  This card is a poor way to start out with the Plasma Blast set, so I hope tomorrow's card will improve my impressions of this new set.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tornadus EX Full Art -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Tornadus EX Full Art Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Tornadus EX Full Art from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Tornadus 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.  Tornadus EX does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Windfall, this move requires one colorless energy card and allows you to shuffle your hand into your deck and draw 6 new cards.  Tornadus's second move is called Jet Blast, this move requires four colorless energy cards and does 60 damage, plus 30 more damage for each Plasma Energy card attached to Tornadus.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Tornadus 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.  Another thing to note with this card is that even though both its moves require colorless energy cards this card will do best in a Team Plasma based deck with Team Plasma energy cards in it.  I say this because you're going to want to save all your Team Plasma energy cards to attach to Tornadus while it is sitting on your bench so when you move it into the active Pokemon spot you can use Jet Blast every single turn and do 180 damage per turn, which will knock out almost all Pokemon in one turn.  So strategy wise, keep this card on the bench, get four energy cards on it (the more Plasma Energy cards the better) and move it into the active Pokemon spot when you have four energy cards on it.  Because there is such a big difference in attack cost between Windfall and Jet Blast, I would not move this card into the active Pokemon spot to just use Windfall.

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 am giving this card an average rating because for an EX card, looking at this card at face value it really isn't that special.  It has a good hp, but average retreat cost, and moves.  This card will definitely rate a 5 out of 5 if you attach four Team Plasma energy cards to it and use Jet Blast every turn, but without Team Plasma energy cards, this card is no better than average.

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Staraptor -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Staraptor Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Staraptor from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Staraptor is a stage 2, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Staraptor does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Wing Attack, this move requires three colorless energy cards and does 60 damage.  Staraptor's second move is called Strong Breeze, this move requires four colorless energy cards and it makes your opponent shuffle the defending Pokemon and all cards attached to it into their deck.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Staraptor is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Starly into play and then evolve it into Staravia before you can evolve Staravia into Staraptor, 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 differ greatly, I am very high on Starly and using it in a deck, but Staravia on the other hand leaves something to be desired, so if you plan on using Staraptor in a deck, I would have 4 Starly, use a couple as starter Pokemon, the others as bench Pokemon so you can evolve Starly into Staravia into Staraptor on the bench.  So besides the four Starly, I would include 2 each of Staravia and Staraptor.  Like I mentioned, you'll want to evolve Staraptor on the bench and get four energy cards on it there.  I would prefer to keep Staraptor on the bench for most of the game unless my opponent gets a Pokemon that they've spent a lot of time on in the active Pokemon spot, I would then move Staraptor into the active Pokemon spot and use Strong Breeze immediately.  After that, I would either use Wing Attack most turns, or use Strong Breeze until my opponent had hardly any Pokemon if any on their bench and start attacking hoping to win by having my opponent run out of Pokemon on their bench.  Even if you don't want to use Staraptor as an attacker, it will only cost one energy card to retreat it which is very good.

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 like that this card can be used in any deck, and its low hp.  I do like both of Staraptor's moves, but just beware, they are slow, and 130 hp isn't that high for a stage 2, so if you have to move Staraptor into the active Pokemon spot early, it may cause you to get knocked out.  Overall, I would rate this entire line a 3 out of 5, possibly a little higher.  I have given Starly a 4, Staravia a 1, and Staraptor a 3 out of 5.  If you plan on using this family in your deck, it is going to take up a big chunk of it, but if you don't mind that, I would definitely recommend using this line.

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Staravia -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Staravia Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Staravia from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Staravia is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Staravia does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Take Down, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 30 damage.  However, when using this move you must flip a coin, and if you get a tails, Staravia does 10 damage to itself.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Staravia is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Starly into play (I reviewed Starly from this set yesterday) and then evolve Starly into Staravia.  Staravia does have a stage 2 evolution in Staraptor 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 Staravia is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Starly was a very solid Pokemon card and a card I would have no shame in using as a starter Pokemon for any type deck.  So after knowing that, and looking at this card, I would probably just stick with using Starly as a starter Pokemon and skip out on using Staravia unless I specifically was using Staraptor in my deck.  I say this because, not only does Staravia have a low hp for a stage 1 Pokemon, but its only move may end up doing 10 damage to Staravia which will make Staravia's 80 hp seem even lower.  If you want to use both Starly and Staravia in your deck, I would use a 2-1 line and evolve Starly into Staravia whenever you can, just because Staravia has a higher hp and can do more damage per turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a below average stage 1 Pokemon card. Even though this card probably deserves a 2 rating, I'm giving it a 1 because compared to Starly, this card is a big disappointment.  The low hp, and the fact it only has one move makes this card unusable especially without Staraptor.  So I would stay away from this card if possible and just use Starly as a starter Pokemon in your deck.

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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Starly -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Starly Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Starly from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Starly is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Starly does not have an Ability, and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Tackle, this move requires one colorless energy card and does 10 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Starly is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Staravia and a stage 2 evolution in Staraptor, 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 with that being said, this would be a basic Pokemon card I would highly recommend using as a starter Pokemon in any type deck.  Because it is a colorless card this card will fit in all decks, and if you plan on using this card as a starter Pokemon you can put 4 of these in your deck.  I would put 4 of these in a deck so that I have a very good chance I could start the game with Starly.  You can move Starly into the active Pokemon spot right away since it only requires one energy card to attack, so just attach the one energy card and use Tackle every turn.  There isn't anything glitzy or glam about this card, but it is very solid and will definitely give you a great basic Pokemon to use in your deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very solid basic Pokemon card.  Even though this card only has one move that can do a maximum of 10 damage, I am still giving this card an above average rating because it is a great starter Pokemon for a deck.  Not only can it fit into any deck since it is a colorless type, but it can attack right away, has an average hp, and even has a resistance.  So you definitely can't go wrong by adding this basic Pokemon card to your deck.

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Kecleon -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Kecleon Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Kecleon from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Kecleon is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 70. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Kecleon's Ability is called Color Change and says that as long as Kecleon is your active Pokemon, Kecleon's type is whatever type your opposing Pokemon is.  Kecleon's only attack is called Imittack, this move requires one colorless energy card and allows you to use one of your opponent's active Pokemon's moves, as long as your have the energy cards for it.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Kecleon is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  With that being said, this card eerily reminds me of Ditto, which is a unique concept in the Anime, but never seems to work well in the TCG or games, because of this I would not recommend using Kecleon in a deck.  The reason I would not recommend using Kecleon is because the hp of Kecleon never changes, so if you're facing a stage 2 Pokemon that requires three energy cards to attack, if you spend the time getting three energy cards on Kecleon, more than likely that stage 2 Pokemon will be able to knock Kecleon out by the time you get three energy cards on Kecleon.  So I would not recommend using this card in a deck.  However if you choose to use this card in a deck, I would keep Kecleon on the bench until it has at least three energy cards on it, that way when it is in the active Pokemon spot it should be able to use most of the moves its opponent has.  Kecleon's Ability will be especially against types of Pokemon that are weak to their own type, like Dragon type Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average basic Pokemon card from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card set.  Despite being able to use any of your opponent's active Pokemon's moves, I do not think highly of this card.  I personally don't like this card and would never use it in a deck, but the reason I'm giving this card a 2 instead of a 1 rating is because Kecleon does have its place in the TCG, and can make an impact in the right situation.

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Miltank -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Miltank Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Miltank from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Miltank 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 three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Miltank does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Max Milk, this move requires two colorless energy cards and heals all damage from one of your Pokemon, after healing the Pokemon, all energy cards must be discarded from Miltank.  Miltank's second move is called Tackle, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Miltank is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  With that being said, I wouldn't recommend using this card in your deck unless you have a Pokemon card with a really high hp on it, like an EX Pokemon.  That way, you could put one of these Miltank cards in your deck, and use Max Milk on that EX Pokemon when it is close to being knocked out.  Even if Miltank gets knocked out in the process, Miltank only allows your opponent to get one prize card whereas if the EX Pokemon was knocked out they would get two.  Because Miltank has such a high retreat cost, I wouldn't use this card for its Tackle move, you can find many other basic Pokemon out there that can do the same type of damage.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average to very slightly below average basic Pokemon card from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card set.  A few things I like about this card are its high hp, and the fact it has two moves that require colorless energy cards.  If you use this Miltank card in the right type of deck it can really aid your team.  Without using this card in that certain type of deck, this card has two average to below average moves, and a high retreat cost.  So this card has some positives and negatives that really cancel each other out, that is why I'm giving this card an average rating, which is a 3 out of 5.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Noctowl -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Noctowl Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Noctowl from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Noctowl is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Noctowl does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Powerful Vision, for two colorless energy cards, this move does 10 times the number of cards in your opponent's hand.  Noctowl's second move is called Fly, this move requires three colorless energy cards and does 50 damage, however when using this move you must flip a coin, if you get tails the move does nothing, if you get heads, all effects of your opponent's attack during their turn are prevented.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Noctowl is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Hoothoot into play (I reviewed Hoothoot from this set yesterday) and then evolve Hoothoot into Noctowl.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Hoothoot was a very poor basic Pokemon card to use on its own, so if you want to use Noctowl in your deck, I would recommend evolving this line on your bench.  Because Noctowl is a little slower to attack, I would only consider using a 1-1 line of Hoothoot and Noctowl in any type deck and would try and utilize Noctowl's Powerful Vision most turns.  Not only does this do more damage the more cards your opponent has in their hand, but it also prevents your opponent from drawing more than one card per turn.  I would not use Fly just because for three energy cards you'd like to do damage to the opposing Pokemon for sure.  So I would probably not use this line in a deck, but it wouldn't be the worst thing if you used this line in yours.

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 can be used in any deck since it is a colorless type Pokemon and the card has a low retreat cost, average hp, and two moves, I'm giving this card a below average rating because the two moves that this card does have are both average to below average, add that into Hoothoot being terrible and I would give this line of Hoothoot and Noctowl from the Plasma Freeze set a 2 out of 5 rating.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Hoothoot -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Hoothoot Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Hoothoot from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Hoothoot is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Hoothoot does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move this card has is called Dual Draw, this move requires one colorless energy card and allows each player to draw 2 cards.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Hoothoot is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Noctwol, 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 Hoothoot in a deck.  My main reason for saying this is because Hoothoot cannot do any damage to your opponent's Pokemon, so if you can't evolve it, there is no reason to use it.  Besides not being able to do damage, the only move Hoothoot has will benefit your opponent as well as yourself.  So if you need one more basic Pokemon in your deck, I would not recommend using this one.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very poor basic Pokemon card.  Even though this card will work in any deck, I'm giving this card my lowest rating because Hoothoot cannot do any damage with Dual Draw, its only move, and Dual Draw actually benefits your opponent.  So do not use this card at all, unless you need it specifically for Noctowl.

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Eevee #90/116 -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Eevee Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Eevee from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second Eevee card I have reviewed from this set.  This Eevee card is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Just like the other Eevee card in this set, it does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Signs of Evolution, this move requires one colorless energy card and allows you to search your deck for up to three different type evolutions of Eevee and put them into your hand.  Eevee's second move is called Bite, this move does 30 damage for three colorless energy cards.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Eevee has several stage 1 evolutions, many in this set, you'll more than likely want to pair this Eevee card up with one of those evolutions.  I have reviewed all the Eevee evolutions from this set and most of them are above average.  Because they are above average you'll have to use Eevee to get to those Pokemon in your deck, so if you are looking at one of the two Eevee cards from the Plasma Freeze set, I can honestly say that both are pretty bad.  However, if you have an Eevee evolution heavy deck, you'll want to use four Eevee in it, I would use 2 each of the two Eevees from this set.  I would try and move this card into the active Pokemon spot to start the game and then use Signs of Evolution to get as many Eevee evolution Pokemon into your hand as possible.  On its own, I would not recommend using this card because Signs of Evolution won't do anything and Bite is way below average damage to energy cost wise.

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.  Both Eevee cards from this set in my opinion are below average and I would look elsewhere to find an Eevee if you plan on using one of its evolutions.  Both cards from this set are equally as bad, so if you only have Eevee cards from the Plasma Freeze set to use I would use an equal amount of both in an Eevee evolution deck.

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Eevee #89/116 -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Eevee Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Eevee from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two consecutive Eevee cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Eevee is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Eevee does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Growl, this move requires one colorless energy card and reduces any damage done from your opponent's attacks during their next turn is reduced by 20.  Eevee's second move is called Quick Attack, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 10 damage plus 10 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Eevee has several stage 1 evolutions, many in this set, you'll more than likely want to pair this Eevee card up with one of those evolutions.  I have reviewed all the Eevee evolutions from this set and most of them are above average.  Since I have reviewed all of those cards already, I'm going to lay out the strategy of using this card as though you're solely looking to use Eevee without one of its evolutions.  In tomorrow's review, I will be comparing both Eevee cards from this set and saying which one I would recommend more.  So if you plan on using this Eevee card in your deck, I wouldn't use many of them, I say this because even though Eevee has an average hp and average retreat cost, neither of its moves are that great for a basic Pokemon, so if you are using an Eevee evolution in your deck I would recommend keeping Eevee on your bench until it is evolved.  If you do move this card to the active Pokemon spot, I would use Quick Attack most turns unless Growl would prevent you from getting knocked out that 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.  So if you're looking to use an Eevee evolution in your deck, I would hope there are better Eevee cards out there than this one, and there are two in Dark Explorers and one other one from this set, so hopefully one of those cards are better than this one.  But if you have to, this card isn't the worst card in the world to use in your deck, I just wouldn't recommend this one.

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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Raticate -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Raticate Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Raticate from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Raticate is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a free retreat cost.  Raticate does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Transfer Junk, this move requires one colorless energy card and allows you to transfer a Team Plasma Pokemon, Trainer, and Energy card from your discard pile into your hand.  Raticate's second move is called Bite and this move does 30 damage for two colorless energy cards.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Raticate is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Rattata into play (I reviewed Rattata from this set yesterday) and then evolve Rattata into Raticate.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Rattata from this set was a miserable basic Pokemon card and what that should not be used in a deck on its own.  Because of this, if you want to use Raticate, I would highly recommend evolving Rattata into Raticate on your bench and putting two energy cards on Raticate before moving it into the active Pokemon spot.  I personally would not use this card in a deck, but would definitely consider using this line if your deck has one of these two things:  The first thing is if you have a deck with a lot of Team Plasma cards, then Raticate's Transfer Junk move will be very helpful.  The second scenario I would use this card in is if your deck includes many Pokemon that have free retreat costs, since Raticate has a free retreat cost and can attack fairly quickly, it should be added to the deck.  If you decide to use this card in a standard deck, your only choice will be to use Bite every turn you can.

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 really low hp, I am not giving this card a 1 rating because I think this card will be helpful in a couple different styles of decks, and since it has a free retreat cost, you can always move it for free.  Overall, the line of Rattata and Raticate from this set get a 2 out of 5 rating, Rattata was a 1 and Raticate was a 2.

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Friday, October 11, 2013

Rattata -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Rattata Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Rattata from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Rattata is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 40.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Rattata does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move this card has is called Lunge, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 30 damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin, if you get a tails this move does nothing.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Rattata is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Raticate, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll 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 Rattata in a deck.  I say this because Rattata has an extremely low hp, and the only move it has requires two energy cards, and most Pokemon can do 40 damage in two turns, so by the time Rattata could attack it would be knocked out.  Of course, if you do have this card in your deck, you'll want to get it into the active Pokemon spot early since it has a low hp, and use Lunge every single turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very poor basic Pokemon card.  Even though this card will work in any deck, I'm giving this card my lowest rating because this is one of those cards that may end up doing zero damage for you if you have it in your deck.  Add that to the fact it has a low hp and its move is slow, and you'll see why I would stay away from this card on its own, and see why I gave it a 1 out of 5 rating.

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Latios EX Full Art -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Latios Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Latios EX Full Art from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Latios is a basic, EX, dragon type Pokemon card with an hp of 170. It has a x2 weakness to dragon type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Latios EX does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move this card has is called Mach Flight, this move requires two energy cards, one each of colorless and psychic, and does 40 damage, plus it makes your opponent's active Pokemon unable to retreat during their next turn.   Latios's second move is called Luster Purge, this move requires three energy cards, one each of water, psychic, and colorless, and does 150 damage, however after using this move, you must discard all energy cards attached to Latios.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Latios 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.  Another thing to note with this card is that even though it is a dragon type card, the energy required to use this card are psychic and water types.  So with that in mind, you'll want to use this card in a dual type deck, I would include more than one of these in a deck, and I would keep it on the bench throughout the entire game, making sure to have three energy cards on it, so when you only need to knock out one of your opponent's Pokemon to win, you can move Latios into the active Pokemon spot and more than likely one hit KO them.  That is the strategy I would use with this card, to me, it isn't worth the risk of having your opponent take two prize cards to use this card for Mach Flight, since this move is a very average move.

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.  I usually never give below average ratings to EX Pokemon cards but this card is one of my exceptions.  I really don't like this card much at all.  First off, it requires two different energy types to attack, and secondly if you actually want to do major damage with this card, you're going to have to wait several turns in between attacks, and if you want to load up this card with energy to use Luster Purge consecutive turns, you'll have to think again, because that move makes you discard all energy cards attached to Latios, not just the three used for the move.  So this is one EX card I would not highly recommend using in a deck and the two Legendary Bird EX cards from this set are both pretty poor compared to most EX cards out there.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Latias EX Full Art -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Latias EX Full Art Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Latias EX Full Art from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Latias is a basic, EX, dragon type Pokemon card with an hp of 160. It has a x2 weakness to dragon type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Latias EX's Ability is called Bright Down, this Ability prevents your opponent from attacking you if it has an Ability on it.  Besides the Ability, Latias has one move called Barrier Break.  This move requires three energy cards, one each of fire, psychic, and colorless, and does 70 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Latias 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.  Another thing to note with this card is that even though it is a dragon type card, the energy required to use Barrier Break are fire and psychic, so you'll want to include this card in a dual type deck with those two types of energy.  This type of deck is pretty uncommon so you might not have a chance to use this card, but I would definitely recommend using this card in that type of deck if you're building one.  I would hope to get this card into the active Pokemon spot as soon as possible and hope that a majority of my opponent's Pokemon have Abilities on them, that way you can use Barrier Break turn after turn without your opponent attacking in return.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average EX Pokemon card.  Even though I would recommend using this card in a deck, it really is just an average EX Pokemon card.  I say this because even though Latias EX has a high hp and low retreat cost, Bright Down only works if the Pokemon you're facing has an Ability, and Barrier Break, even though it does above average damage, doesn't do that much extra damage that it makes this card one of the best EX cards to use.  So if you want to specifically add EX cards to your deck, this one shouldn't be on the top of your list, however, if you are building a fire and psychic type deck, this card would work well in that deck.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Kingdra -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Kingdra Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Kingdra from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Kingdra is a stage 2, dragon type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to dragon type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Kingdra does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Dragon Vortex, this move requires only one colorless energy card, and does 20 damage times the number of water energy and lightning energy cards in your discard pile.  After using this move, you get to move all of those energy cards back into your deck.  Kingdra's second move is called Tri Bullet, this move requires one water energy card, and does 30 damage to 3 of your opponent's Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Kingdra is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Horsea into play and then evolve it into Seadra before you can evolve Seadra into Kingdra, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them in the past few weeks.  Both of those Pokemon are water type Pokemon, whereas this Kingdra card is a dragon type Pokemon, but all three cards require water energy cards.  The first two Pokemon in this line from Plasma Freeze aren't the greatest, so if you're looking to build a deck that includes Kingdra, you'll definitely want to evolve those two Pokemon into Kingdra on the bench.  If I were to use this line in a deck, I would include a 3-2-2 line of Horsea, Seadra, and Kingdra.  I would evolve them on my bench, and only attach one energy card to Kingdra.  I would put this card in a dual type deck that included water and lightning type Pokemon as well as Pokemon that spread damage.  I would put both Kingdra's on the bench, I would move one Kingdra into the active Pokemon spot early and use Tri Bullet every turn to spread damage around, then I would either retreat that Kingdra before it is knocked out or let it get knocked out, and later in the game when a lot of my energy cards are in the discard pile I would move Kingdra into the active Pokemon spot and use Dragon Vortex once then Tri Bullet after that.  You can easily include supporters and Pokemon that draw cards from your deck or discard cards from your hand or the active Pokemon spot, because with Dragon Vortex you can replenish a big chunk of your deck in one move.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average stage 2 Pokemon card from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon card set.  This card reminds me a lot of the Kingdra card I built a deck around and posted that deck video on YouTube.  This card has a good hp, really low retreat cost, and two quick, above average moves.  I could definitely see myself building a deck around this card/family, this would be a spread damage, very quick attacking deck, that would knock out several of your Pokemon out at once.  Overall, I would give this Pokemon family from the Plasma Freeze set, Horsea, Seadra, and Kingdra a 4 out of 5 rating, even though Horsea and Seadra are below average, Kingdra makes this line above average.

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Monday, October 7, 2013

Dragonite -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Dragonite Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Dragonite from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Dragonite is a stage 2, dragon type Pokemon card, with an hp of 150.  It has a x2 weakness to dragon type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Dragonite does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Deafen, this move requires three colorless energy cards and does 60 damage, plus it restricts your opponent from playing any item cards their next turn.  Dragonite's second move is called Healwing, this move requires four energy cards, two colorless, and one each of lightning and grass, and does 90 damage, plus heals 30 damage from Dragonite.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Dragonite is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Dratini into play and then evolve it into Dragonair before you can evolve Dragonair into Dragonite, 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 aren't the greatest, so if you're looking to build a deck that includes Dragonite, you may want to look at the Dratini and Dragonair cards available in the Dragon Vault set, there are two different versions each of Dratini and Dragonair and they both require the same kind of energy as this Dragonite cards requires.  So whichever Dratini and Dragonair cards you would like to use it really doesn't matter in my opinion because I don't think this card is that great and I wouldn't stuff a bunch of terrible cards like this entire line is in a deck.  But if you really want to use Dragonite in your deck, I would use a 3-2-2 line of Dratini, Dragonair, and Dragonite, and try my hardest to evolve Dratini up to Dragonite on the bench, and then get the four energy cards it needs to use Healwing.  If you can do this, Dragonite will be pretty good, because 90 damage per turn will knock almost all Pokemon out in two turns or less, and since it also heals 30 damage from Dragonite each turn, it will make Dragonite's 150 hp seem even higher.

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.  There are a few things I really like about this card, I like its high hp, and the fact it has two moves.  But neither of Dragonite's moves are anything to write home about, Healwing is definitely the better move but both moves are quite slow.  If Dratini and Dragonair were better I would definitely consider using this Pokemon family in a deck, but since they aren't, I would stay away from this Dragonite card.  Overall, I would give this whole line a 2 out of 5 rating, it is just a below average line.

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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Dragonair -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Dragonair Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Dragonair from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Dragonair is a stage 1, dragon type Pokemon card, with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to dragon type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Dragonair does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Wrap, for one lightning energy card this move does 20 damage plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin, it paralyzes the defending Pokemon.  Dragonair's second move is called Tail Smack, this move requires two colorless energy cards and one grass, and does 50 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Dragonair is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Dratini into play (I reviewed Dratini from this set yesterday) and then evolve Dratini into Dragonair.  Dragonair does have a stage 2 evolution in Dragonite 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 Dragonair is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Dratini was a very average basic Pokemon that could be used on its own in a deck but I wouldn't mind if I didn't use it at all.  So after knowing that, and looking at this card, I would probably not use either in a deck without using Dragonite.  The reason I say this is because Dragonair's hp is way too low for a stage 1 Pokemon and its main move, Tail Smack does below average damage.  If you really want to use Dratini and Dragonair in a deck, I wouldn't use more than 1 of each in a dual type, grass and lighting deck.  I would get these Pokemon into the active Pokemon spot as soon as possible since both have low hp, and I would try and use Wrap to make the opponent unable to attack most turns.  If I didn't have Dragonite in the deck I was using, I don't think I'd attach three energy cards to Dragonair, I would just use Wrap several turns and then discard one energy card to retreat it.

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'm giving this card a below average rating because of its extremely low hp and the fact that Tail Smack does below average damage.  So if you're looking for a dragon type line of Pokemon to use, I would look elsewhere, unless Dragonite is really dominant when I review it tomorrow I would stay away from this line completely.  So far, I would give this line from the Plasma Freeze set a 2 out of 5 rating, Dratini was average, and this card was below average.

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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Dratini -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Dratini Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Dratini from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Dratini is a basic, dragon type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to dragon type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Dratini does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Shed Skin, this move requires one grass energy card and heals 20 damage from Dratini.  Dratini's second move is called Tail Smack, 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 Dratini is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Dragonair and a stage 2 evolution in Dragonite, 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 before I talk too much strategy, you'll want to note even though Dratini is a dragon type Pokemon card, the TCG does not have any Dragon type energy cards yet, so if you want to use Dratini and potentially its evolutions, you'll want to build a dual type deck that includes both grass and lightning type energy cards because Dragonair and Dragonite require both lightning and grass type energy to attack.  So let's get into the strategy, since this card is a basic Pokemon card and we haven't reviewed its evolutions yet, this card wouldn't be the worst to use in a deck because it does have two moves, both being average and this card can use those moves quickly.  However this card isn't that great so if I were to use this card on its own, I wouldn't use more than 1 in a deck, I would try and get it in the active Pokemon spot to start the game, use Shed Skin to stall my opinion and allow me to set up my own benched Pokemon and then use Tail Smack when your bench is sufficiently set up.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average basic Pokemon card.  Even though this card has below average hp, I still would consider this card average because it has a low retreat cost, and two moves that both do average healing/attacking when used.  So you can't go wrong if you want to use this card in a deck, but there are definitely better cards than this out there to use.

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