Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Quilladin from the X and Y Pokemon card set. Quilladin is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Quilladin does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Scrunch, for one colorless energy card this move allows you to prevent all effects of an attack done to Quilladin during your opponent's next turn if you get a heads when you flip a coin. Quilladin's second move is called Wood Hammer, this move requires three energy cards, two grass and one colorless, and does 70 damage, however this move also does 10 damage to Quilladin.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Quilladin is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Chespin into play (I reviewed Chespin from this set yesterday) and then evolve Chespin into Quilladin. Quilladin does have a stage 2 evolution in Chesnaught 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 Quilladin is the final evolution in this line. So if you read yesterday's review of Chespin, you'll know that I thought that card was an average basic Pokemon that could be even better if you're more of a risky player. The only move on that card could possibly do 40 damage but at the same time could end up doing no damage at all. So knowing this about Chespin from the XY set, and reading the overview section of this post, I would not recommend using this card in a deck with Chespin. For one, Chespin is a risky card to play, and for two, Quilladin can do 70 damage per turn, but it damages itself when it attacks and it has a high high retreat cost for a stage 1 card. Of course, all of this goes out the window if you're using these two Pokemon with Chesnaught. If you do choose to use Chespin and Quilladin in a deck without Chesnaught, I would consider using a 2-2 or 2-1 line, and getting Chespin into the active Pokemon spot early, then putting three energy cards on Chespin before evolving it into Quilladin, that way you can use Wood Hammer right away after evolving.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is an average to slightly below average stage 1 Pokemon card from the X and Y Pokemon card set. This card does have some positives about it like the fact it has two moves and that it can be defensive by preventing your opponent from attacking and it can be offensive and do 70 damage per turn. Of course, this card is only average so the negatives about this card are its high retreat cost, its slow move, and the fact it does damage to itself when attacking. Overall, I would give the first two Pokemon in this family a combined 2 out of 5 rating, both cards are average to slightly below average and received 3s but combined they deserve a 2.
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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Quilladin from the X and Y set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Quilladin's stage 2 evolution in Chesnaught which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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