Saturday, July 19, 2014

Sneasel #51/106 -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Sneasel Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Sneasel from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of two consecutive Sneasel cards I've reviewed from the Flashfire set.  Sneasel is a basic, darkness type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Sneasel card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Icy Wind, this move requires one colorless energy card and puts the defending Pokemon to sleep.  Sneasel's second move is called Scratch, this move requires two energy cards, one each of colorless and darkness, and does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Sneasel is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Weavile, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Weavile card.  However since there are two Sneasel cards in this set, you should know which one of these cards to use with that Weavile card and if you should use either of the Sneasel cards on their own.  If you were to use one of the two Sneasel cards from this set on their own, I would recommend using this Sneasel card because it is better.  This card has two moves that are actually good moves, you could have 1 or 2 of these Sneasel cards in your deck, try and get one into the active Pokemon spot to start the game, put the defending Pokemon to sleep the first turn by using Icy Wind, then set up your benched Pokemon while the defending Pokemon is asleep.  Of course you'll want to eventually get two energy cards on Sneasel so that you can use Scratch while the defending Pokemon is asleep.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Basic Pokemon card from the Flashfire set, and the better of the two Sneasel cards from this set.  There really isn't anything I don't like about this card, it has a low retreat cost, solid hp, and two good moves.  I really like that Icy Wind doesn't make you flip a coin, that way, this card can really help you set up your benched Pokemon because your opponent's active Pokemon will be asleep and unable to attack Sneasel giving you plenty of time to setup your benched Pokemon.  So overall, if you're building a darkness type deck, I would definitely give this Sneasel card a look.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Sneasel from the Flashfire set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Sneasel's Stage 1 evolution in Weavile.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
What was the name of the first English set to have a Sneasel card in it, and what rarity was this card?
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.


Super Dodo said...

Sneasel first appeared in the Neo Genesis set, and it was a rare card.

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Klepto manicc said...

neo genesis set the card was rare

klepto manicc

teng jinchung said...

Neo Genesis, rare

teng jinchung

Anonymous said...

The Sneasel card on your blog first appeared in Neo Genesis as a rare card.

Mikey Cohn said...

It was the awesome Sneasel from NeoGen and was a rare

Anonymous said...

Neo Genesis, and it is a Rare Card.

Yan Raphael

Ivo K. said...

Neo Genesis, rare. It was banned from tournaments because it was too OP.

Damian Gonzalez said...

Neo genesis, rare


Twolf68 said...

Neo genisis , uncommon

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Brendan Lucas said...

Neo Genesis, Rare was its rarity.

Channel Name-Brendan Lucas

sorry for the weird link, the update made it hard for me to make a regular name.

Skull Dude said...

Neo genesis, and it was a rare.


Shivanka Punchihewa said...

Neo Genesis as a rare

2raymondle said...

NEO GENESIS is the name of the English Set where Sneasel fist appeared. And the rarity of the Sneasel card is RARE.


Noor Qamar said...
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Noor Qamar said...

Sneasel first appeared in Neo Genesis English set as a rare.

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Pauloo Sb´ said...

Neo genesis! as a rare :D

Jacob Lin said...

Sneasel first appeared in the Neo Genesis set, and it was a rare card.


PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Pauloo Sb´ for winning!