Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Braixen from the X and Y Pokemon card set. Braixen is a stage 1, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80. It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Braixen does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Clairvoyant Eye, for one colorless energy card this move allows you to look at the top 3 cards of your deck and put them back on your deck in any order you'd like. Braixen's second move is called Fire Tail Slap, this move requires two energy cards, one each of fire and colorless, and does 40 damage, however you must discard a fire energy card attached to Braixen after using.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Braixen is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Fennekin into play (I reviewed Fennekin from this set yesterday) and then evolve Fennekin into Braixen. Braixen does have a stage 2 evolution in Delphox 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 Braixen is the final evolution in this line. So if you read yesterday's review of Fennekin, you'll know that I thought that the card was very average, and probably shouldn't be used on its own, due to its low hp. So knowing that and looking at this Braixen card, I would definitely not use Fennekin and Braixen in a deck together without using Delphox. I say this because Fennekin is an average card but this Braixen card is pretty bad, it has a low hp, and two pretty crummy moves. If for some reason you want to use this card in a deck, I would not use more than 1 each of Braixen and Fennekin, of course you'll want to use Fire Tail Slap if possible, but instead of adding more than 2 energy cards to this card, I would probably retreat Braixen after using Fire Tail Slap once.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is a pretty terrible stage 1 Pokemon card from the X and Y set. The only positive on this card is that it has a low retreat cost, other than that, the hp is low, and both moves on this card are pretty horrible. I would stay away from using the first two Pokemon in this line on their own, and would give the first two cards in this line just a 1 out of 5 rating, Fennekin was a 3, and Braixen is a 1.
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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Braixen from the X and Y set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Braixen's stage 2 evolution in Delphox which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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