Sunday, May 18, 2014

Swellow -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Swellow Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Swellow from the Pokemon XY Card Set.  Swellow is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy retreat cost.  Swellow's Ability is called Drive Off and says that once during your turn, you may have your opponent switch their active Pokemon with one of their benched Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, Swellow has one move called Wing Attack, this move requires three colorless energy cards and does 60 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Swellow is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Taillow into play (I reviewed Taillow from this set yesterday) and then evolve Taillow into Swellow.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Taillow was a below average basic Pokemon card that had a decent move, but the move it did have required some time and luck to utilize it properly, besides that it had a low hp, and just very limited overall.  So you'll want to limit the number of Taillow cards you have in your deck and the main reason for using Swellow in your deck is for its Ability, which means you can keep this Pokemon family on the bench most of the game.  I wouldn't use more than 2 each of Taillow and Swellow, and I would try my hardest to include this line in a spread damage type deck, that way, not only do Pokemon cards in your deck do damage to multiple Pokemon at once, but you can utilize Drive Off to knock out those Pokemon one by one.  Of course, if you get Swellow into the active Pokemon spot, you can use Wing Attack every turn.

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 an average hp and attacking move, everything else is above average on this card, I really like Swellow's Ability, and this should greatly help your entire deck, plus if you do have to put Swellow into the active Pokemon spot you can retreat it for a mere energy card.  So if you're building a deck, I would highly recommend considering the line of Taillow and Swellow from the X and Y set, together they are a 3 out of 5 rating, individually, Taillow as a 2, Swellow a 4.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Swellow from the X and Y set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Skitty, 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 --
How many Swellow cards have I reviewed on my blog?
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.

26 comments:

Venkatesh Ask said...

one


https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMUvMYa9MUnElW5wrnJBZ0w


giri venkatesh said...

Two





https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCALitFRbhj21obkzF4OoVAg

Cabal said...

You had reviewed only 1 Swellow card on your blog.

cabalw

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

Rushi Patel said...

1 swellow

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOrO3FiUC0MH2peUwQHIIjA

Kai de vliegenmepper said...

one

youtube.com/channel/UCn0XZJ--_2_PVnIwJSfNhXg

satya morar said...

you have reviewed only one.

https://www.youtube.com/user/MrSatsat123

ilija Rošić said...

this is the first so 1
http://www.youtube.com/user/1l1dijan

Jacob Lin said...


one

youtube.com/channel/raytonlin1

Primož Može said...

One
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEndwTTyOg8qppGA5mMXHew

chaosmaker010101011 said...

This is the first swellow card you have reviewed. https://www.youtube.com/user/chaosmaker010101011

guido contartese said...

just one

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

Terry Bogard said...

You Have Reviewed only ONE Swellow Card on your Blog

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

abrar sarwar said...

my guess is 1

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

Otto Princigalli said...

You have reviewed only one Swellow in your blog.

youtube.com/user/oprincigalli

Luis Miguel Librando said...

one

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYAhOB7YPTTi-TZfeCdXYiw

henrik stavland said...

only one

henrik stavland https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbtm21-EsG61C7xzS8AkAkg

Patrik Lindström said...

Theres only been one Swellow preview in this blog and one tailow :)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB9RTk1EzFPDcVvPGP2kTxw

DragonPower

bollsäck rumpa said...

A total of one
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp5nUF0tizpb1XfCEYtasAQ

XG13 said...

1


https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6wAwFJ1NXK-W3godVEGdvw

Quinlan Kelly said...

one

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwi05A-lVCYiOvVxxqHIzBQ

Quinlan Kelly

tripp bertsch said...

One,
Please email: trippbertsch@gmail.com

jcdace said...

just the one :)

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

Scott Muldoon said...

just 1

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4WZ1M1EugTs5sFGlsM_q2Q

Noah Burns said...

you have only done one.

shanghaininja@gmail.com

sorry forgot my youtube account

teng jinchung said...

only one

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

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Venkatesh Ask for winning!