Friday, July 4, 2014

Helioptile -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Helioptile Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Helioptile from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Helioptile is a basic, lightning type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Helioptile does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Pound, this move does 10 damage for one lightning energy card.  Helioptile's second move is called Destructive Beam, this move requires two energy cards, one each of colorless and lightning and allows you to discard an energy card from your opponent's active Pokemon if you get a heads when you flip a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Helioptile is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Heliolisk, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So, on its own I wouldn't recommend using this card in a deck unless you really really needed one more lightning type Pokemon to put in your deck.  I say this because even though Helioptile does have two moves, neither are that great.  So if you do decide to use this card in your deck, I would try to get it out early in the game since the most damage it can do is 10, then use Pound most turns, unless the opposing Pokemon requires a lot of energy cards to attack, then you can take a chance and use Destructive Beam, hopefully flipping a heads and delaying their ability to attack.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a below average Basic Pokemon card from the Flashfire set.  This card does have some positives for being a below average card, it has an average hp, a low retreat cost and two good moves.  However, neither move on this card is very good, and the card is very limited if you do not plan on using it without Heliolisk.  So overall, I can not recommend using this card in a deck, but if it comes to a worst case scenario, this card wouldn't be that bad.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Helioptile from the Flashfire set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Helioptile's stage 1 evolution Heliolisk, 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 --
What is the name of the theme deck that Helioptile is in, and how many Helioptile cards are in that deck?
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.

25 comments:

Martin Sanchez said...

Brilliant Thunder Theme Deck
3 Helioptiles in that deck :D
source: http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Brilliant_Thunder_(TCG) =D

Klepto manicc said...

the themed deck is called brilliant thunder and contains 3 common helioptile cards

klepto manicc

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCalpxiOzTnNClToBhI2YFOw/feed

Martin Sanchez said...

i forgot the youtube channel
Martin Sanchez =D
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8BCxwvmN7OwXeycDsQe6Gg

Satyam Kapoor said...

brilliant thunder theme deck
3 helioptiles in the deck

Username: TheSatyam50

channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheSatyam50/feed

Cabal said...

Helioptile is in Brilliant Thunder theme deck and there are 3 Helioptile cards in that deck.

cabalw

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

Lucas Pigeon said...

The Brilliant Thunder theme deck and 3 Helioptile cards

Lucas Pigeon

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

Johnny Tuzzoli said...

brilliant thunder theme deck and contains 3 common helioptile cards

thaevilgenius

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

theawesomeitself said...

brilliant thunder and there are 3 helioptiles

link https://www.youtube.com/user/theawesomeitself

Jacob Lin said...

brilliant thunder from flashfire and there are 3

https://www.youtube.com/user/raytonlin1

Dom Brookes said...

Brilliant thunder theme deck

Channel-https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRKvO4YT2VKMdij1BdFHStQ

Jonnie Yang said...

There are THREE Helioptile cards in the BRILLIANT THUNDER deck :)

https://www.youtube.com/user/heavenrains91

Angelina Widjojo said...

Its brilliant thunder theme deck
And there are 3 helioptile

Username Angelina Widjojo

M.youtube.com/user/angelinawidjojo93

Mario De Sisto said...

Helioptile is in the brilliant thunder theme deck, and the deck contains 3 Heloptile's

username: Mario De Sisto

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8j-0230BNIKBmc9l3u6uNw

Matt Kwan said...

There are 3 Helioptile cards in the deck, Brilliant Thunder.

Username: asdjklghty
I don't have a channel.

StylishBlaziken Playaah said...

The theme deck is brilliant thunder, and it has 3 helioptile cards
youtube profile: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCTvdg0Gx9zWqmLgVmjsWkg

teng jinchung said...

Brilliant Thunder Theme Deck, 3

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

Nika Kuparadze said...
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Nika Kuparadze said...

brilliant thunder deck and 3 cards in it

nika751 is my youtube channel

Joonas Hiltunen said...

Brilliant Thunder, 3 helioptiles in it

JH95

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAzGrUpm3xEiSgvbgvTaQ3w

Ivo K. said...

It is the "Brilliant Thunder" theme deck and it contains 3 Helioptiles.


https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCIbt_iIZBp9ZhzUeMdhlVAg

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Angelina Widjojo for winning!

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Angelina Widjojo for winning!

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Angelina Widjojo for winning!

Jake Armstrong said...

Brilliant Thunder theme deck which included three Heliopile cards

Username: Jake Armstrong

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrhIjXDXIMp9YICU-wQ6C5g

timi98 said...

I used have this card