Saturday, March 1, 2014

Braixen -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Braixen Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
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.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
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!

Free Pokemon TCG Online Code Cards:
Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
Which stage 1, fire type, starter Pokemon is my favorite?
Please respond by including your YouTube username and link to your YouTube channel.  If the question is quite tough, the first correct comment will win, otherwise I'll use a random number generator to choose a winner.

36 comments:

Peters Peter said...

Your favorite stage 1 fire-type Starter-Pokemon is Charmeleon.

http://www.youtube.com/user/XxGoalzilla91xX

abrar sarwar said...

I think it is charmeleon

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN2nnVDhy3k5B5LtaByft3w

der said...

Its Charmeleon
Tenentex Gamer X
http://www.youtube.com/user/MrRafaeltrainer

Tam Hoang said...

Your favorite stage 1, fire type, starter Pokemon is Charmeleon.

Username: blingblingjingjing

Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/blingblingjingjing

Emre Ermiş said...

Charmeleon I guess. Cuz you like charizard.

Emronius

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheEmronius

Superqamicp said...
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Superqamicp said...

its Charmeleon.

youtube.com/Chunchun50cp

patrick santino said...

Defo It's Charmeleon
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl_eV8fKUXPz4ei3EtkNd3Q

Cabal said...

Your favourite stage 1, fire tye, starter Pokemon is Combusken.

cabalw

http://www.youtube.com/user/cabalw

duc said...

Your favorite stage one fire type is Chameleon.

http://youtube.com/user/ducthaituyen

duc thai

Darkrai Form said...

My favorite stage 1 fire type is the 1st gen pokemon charmeleon.

Youtube Username: TotalDarkrai

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJwlQ2gaddwyV7HHlCsh5_g

Fabián Orellana said...

Charmeleon

Zelfarde98

www.youtube.com/user/Zelfarde98

gratedsuperstar said...
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gratedsuperstar said...

I guess I will go with everyone here soooooo Charmeleon


Youtube Name: Gratedsuperstar


Link: https://www.youtube.com/user/gratedsuperstar

tcgcollectermaster said...

PrimeTimePokemon, your favorite stage 1 fire type pokemon is Charmeleon.

YouTube Name: TCG COLLECTER MASTER

Link to my Channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1QLuRSzStyhMpQQwQl_hIg

Tony Xue said...

Charmeleon!

mangomonkay
https://www.youtube.com/user/mangomonkay

Sherief Adel said...

Charmeleon

Username : Sherief Adel

http://www.youtube.com/user/WWE4OLL

Sufiyan Sarwar said...

charmeleon

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfqbt38KU081sk1nGaed8fQ

Johnson Loungsay said...

Charmeleon :))))))))))

Jacob Lin said...

Your favorite stage 1 fire-type Starter-Pokemon is Charmeleon.

http://www.youtube.com/user/Raytonlin1

Rizaul Haque said...

Your favorite stage 1 fire type pokemon is Charmeleon!

Username: Rizaul Haque

Channel:http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC80k-AbWt4HTPdGVSlQKZ9w

Kaveen Harohalli said...

Your favorite stage 1 pokemon that is fire type is charmeleon! my channel is Kaveen Harohalli.
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCML4RwMxWt045Sbt9KelpUg

razinscards said...

Charmeleon

User: RazinsCards

Link: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMx8Nn1NKikVf_OaSE8Vp0A/feed

teng jinchung said...

Charmeleon

teng jinchung
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzwApPdp2Wlbp9KYcBOJByw

MiguelisHxC said...
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MiguelisHxC said...
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MiguelisHxC said...

Your favorite stage 1 fire pokemon is quilava?
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/GAM3RBOY21

greeniegorilla said...

I think that your favorite stage 1 fire type Pokémon is Charmeleon.

Username: greeniegorilla
Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC2e_FOFW7Q0zjVildqIJyA

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Rolands Anspoks said...

i think charmelion.
i dont remember my username but heres my channel http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqxF4QV3ISg1pcMs_8OBN_w

Lucas Pigeon said...

Probably Charmeleon

Lucas Pigeon

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw_vRM0d0RUxPzcW5uMhxaw

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Terry Bogard said...

Monferno

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6ZmtYgjCJ54AV57FSnAaUA

Takku said...

My guess would be Charmeleon.

Username: Tushar Shrotriya

Channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4xQX7TmWfrJJeeoN9wCQlw
(same as http://www.youtube.com/user/tushartakku)

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Takku for winning!