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.
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