Thursday, February 13, 2014

Illumise -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Illumise Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Illumise from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  Illumise is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 70. Illumise does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Pheromotion, this move requires one grass energy card and allows you to search your deck for a grass energy card and put it into your hand.  Illumise's second move is called Quick Attack, this move requires two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, and does 20 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin, does 20 more damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Illumise 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, compared to yesterday's Pokemon, Volbeat, this card is much worse, however this card could still be used in a deck because Quick Attack does at least average damage every turn, and Pheromotion is a good first move even though it doesn't do any damage.  I could see using up to two of these Pokemon cards in a grass type deck, and getting the cards into the active Pokemon spot early in the game, getting plenty of energy cards into your hand with Pheromotion then knocking out a couple weak Pokemon with Quick Attack.

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 X and Y set.  I like that this card has an above average hp, low retreat cost, and two moves.  This card isn't as good as yesterday's Volbeat card, but this card is still a pretty good card.  I like both of its moves, and with the ability to do 40 damage per turn, you will do well with this card in your deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Illumise from the X and Y set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Pansage, 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 type(s) is/are Illumise in the Pokemon games?
Please respond by including the correct answer and a link to your YouTube channel.


Tam Hoang said...
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ilija Rošić said...

Illumise's type in the games is Bug

Gabriel Pastrana said...

The type of illumise is bug

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Peters Peter said...

It's a Bug Type in the games

Jacob Lin said...

Illumise's type in the games is Bug

Iron Mark said...

Bug type!

Sherief Adel said...

It is a Bug-Type Pokemon

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PowerOfPokemon said...

Illumise is a bug type in the games.

Fabián Orellana said...

Illumise is a bug type

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Bálint Bakonyi said...

Illumise is a Bug type in the game.

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Eric Niggu said...

Illumise is a bug type

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Pooki Rawr said...

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Tomy Lim said...

Bug....Just Bug!!!

Cabal said...

Illumise is a Bug Type in the Pokemon games

Jizan said...

First time trying ^-^
Loved your channel btw!
Illumise is a Bug type pokemon!

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Cindy Dy said...

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tjallan53149 said...

Just to clarify, you do realize that Pheromotion allows you to search your deck for any grass type Pokemon, not grass type energy, right?
Based on your review, it seems like you thought it only allowed you to search your deck for energy.
However, I know this is over a year old, so if you did correct this since then, I apologize in advance.

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