Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Ledian from the Pokemon XY Card Set. Ledian 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. Ledian does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Tackle, for one colorless energy card this move does 30 damage. Ledian's second move is called Mach Punch, and for two grass energy cards this move does 50 damage plus 10 damage to one of your opponent's benched Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Ledian is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Ledyba into play (I reviewed Ledyba from this set yesterday) and then evolve Ledyba into Ledian. If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Ledyba was a pretty solid basic Pokemon card that could be used on its own because it had an average hp, low retreat cost, and a move that does 30 damage per turn. The only downfall of the card was that it required two energy cards to attack instead of just one. So knowing this and reading about Ledian in the overview section of this post, I would definitely use both Ledyba and Ledian together in a grass type deck or a deck that does a lot of spread damage. This line would be extremely good early in games because Ledian and Ledyba can both do 30 or more damage for two energy cards. So I would put a 2-2 line of Ledyba and Ledian in a deck, hopefully start the game with Ledyba in the active Pokemon spot or move it into the active Pokemon spot early, evolve Ledyba into Ledian as soon as possible and then use Tackle or Mach Punch every single turn. Early in games, you should be able to knock out most Pokemon in two moves with this Pokemon family and even though Ledian has a lower hp than I'd like, because it has a low retreat cost it definitely can be used without worries.
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 X and Y set. Other than having a low hp, I like everything else about this card, from its low retreat cost, to two above average moves that are both extremely quick. If you're building a spread damage type deck or a grass type deck, you can't go wrong with adding this Pokemon line to your deck. Overall I would give Ledyba and Ledian from the XY Pokemon card set a 4 out of 5 rating, Ledyba was a 3 and Ledian was a 4 individually.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Ledian from the X and Y set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Volbeat, which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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