Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Floatzel from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set. Floatzel is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Floatzel does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. Its first move is called Rescue, this move requires one colorless energy card and allows you to move 3 Pokemon from your discard pile into your deck. Floatzel's second move is called Screw Tail, this move requires two water energy cards and does 30 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin you may discard an energy card attached to your opponent's active Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Floatzel is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Buizel into play (I reviewed Buizel from this set yesterday) and then evolve Buizel into Floatzel. If you read yesterday's review of Buizel, you'll know that I thought that card was an average Basic Pokemon card that had two okay moves on it, but I would recommend against using it in a deck on its own. Knowing this about the Buizel card from this set, I wouldn't use this Floatzel card in a deck either, so I would avoid this Pokemon family from the Flashfire set if possible. If you were to use the line of Buizel and Floatzel into your deck, I would have two Buizel cards and up to two Floatzel cards, that way you could use one line early in the game to quickly do damage and then use one line later in the game. Late in the game, I would move Floatzel into the active Pokemon spot, use Rescue, then retreat Floatzel the next turn.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is a slightly below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Flashfire set. Besides having a solid hp and low retreat cost, neither move that Floatzel has is that great for a Stage 1 card so that is why I would recommend not using this card in a deck. I like the Rescue move Floatzel has very well, but you would hope to not have to get Pokemon from your discard pile because they shouldn't get knocked out in the first place. Overall, I would give this Pokemon family a 2 out of 5 rating, I thought Buizel was a 3 and Floatzel a 2, but again, I would not use this Pokemon family from the Flashfire set in a deck.
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