Thursday, January 23, 2014

Gyarados -- Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Review

Gyarados Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gyarados from the Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Set.  Gyarados is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Gyarados does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Howling Rampage, for two energy cards, one each of water and colorless,  this move does 20 damage times the number of Prize cards both players have taken.  Gyarados's second move is called Hydro Splash, this move requires five energy cards, two water and three colorless, and does 120 damage per turn.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Gyarados is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Magikarp into play (I reviewed Magikarp from this set yesterday) and then evolve Magikarp into Gyarados.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Magikarp was extremely bad and should not be used on its own, so knowing this if you choose to use Gyarados in your deck, you'll definitely want to evolve it on your bench before putting it into the active Pokemon spot.  Not only will you want to do this because Magikarp is bad, but because Hydro Splash takes a long time to develop and the longer you keep Gyarados on the bench, the more likely Howling Rampage will do more damage.  So I would consider putting a 1-1 line of Magikarp and Gyarados in a water type deck, I would keep Gyarados on the bench, get five energy cards on it, and wait until late in the game to use it, depending on which move does more damage, that would determine the move I would use.

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 from the Legendary Treasures set.  This card has a great hp, and two very powerful moves.  However both moves take quite a while to develop so this card isn't much better than average in my opinion.  Overall, I would still give Magikarp and Gyarados a 3 out of 5 rating, even though Magikarp received a 1 from me by itself.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Gyarados from the Legendary Treasures set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Piplup, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
What was the first Pokemon card I ever had in my collection?
Please respond by including your YouTube username and link to your YouTube channel.  If the question is quite tough, the first correct comment will win, otherwise I'll use a random number generator to choose a winner.

18 comments:

Tam Hoang said...

The first Pokemon card you ever had in your collection Gyarados Rare Holo from Base Set.

Username: blingblingjingjing

Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/blingblingjingjing

Singh Joe said...

The first Pokemon card you ever had in your collection is Groudon.

Username:joejot

Channel:https://www.youtube.com/user/Joejot9

Maxime Périard said...

Gyarados Holo from Base Set is your first one.

Username: Maxime Périard

Channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC95VRYrNhLofp3LzqU9hlUw

Takku said...

Gyarados was the first card you ever had.

Username: Tushar Shrotriya

Channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4xQX7TmWfrJJeeoN9wCQlw
(same as http://www.youtube.com/user/tushartakku)

Peters Peter said...

The first card you ever got was a Base Set Gyarados rare holo card.

http://www.youtube.com/user/XxGoalzilla91xX

nicolas carrillo said...

base set gyarados holo card was the first
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG9WzcpoHg5i7A20qmp5Bwg

Sherief Adel said...

The first card you ever had was "Gyarados Holo" from Base Set


USERNAME : Sherief Adel

http://www.youtube.com/user/WWE4OLL

John Smith said...

you had the gyarados holo card from base set

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCws3g10AAotm_tbh5OkoAOw

Cabal said...

Gyarados Holo from Base Set

cabalw

http://www.youtube.com/user/cabalw

Sufiyan Sarwar said...

Gyarados rare holo from base set.

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfqbt38KU081sk1nGaed8fQ

abrar sarwar said...

rare holo gyarados from base set

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN2nnVDhy3k5B5LtaByft3w

Chris smith said...

Gyrados (rare holo) from base set

http://www.youtube.com/user/playwithtay63

Jacob Lin said...

The first Pokemon card you ever had in your collection Gyarados Rare Holo from Base Set.

Username: raytonlin1

Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/raytonlin1

David Robles said...
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David Robles said...

The first Pokemon card you ever had in your collection was the rare Gyarados (holo version) from base set

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjMvVpoPPMu11rDOcHSVW2w

IsengPol said...

Gyarados holo version

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpo1ncCYlQDbWUl6BzU5qSQ

Molly Rhinehart said...

Gyarados Holo from Base Set was your first card.

http://www.youtube.com/user/VCplaysMinecraft

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Tam Hoang for winning!