Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Swadloon -- Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Review

Swadloon Phantom Forces Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Swadloon from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card set.  Swadloon is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Swadloon does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Protect, for one grass energy card this move prevents all effects of an attack by your opponent done to Swadloon during their next turn if you get a heads when flipping a coin.  Swadloon's second move is called Corkscrew Punch, this move requires three energy cards, two grass and one colorless, and does 40 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Swadloon is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Sewaddle into play (I reviewed Sewaddle from this set yesterday) and then evolve Sewaddle into Swadloon.  Swadloon does have a stage 2 evolution in Leavanny 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 Swadloon is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review of Sewaddle, you'll know that I thought the card was a below average Basic Pokemon card, at least on its own.  The card had a little lower HP than I'd like, and it took two energy cards to actually attack.  However, when using that card with this Swadloon card, Sewaddle isn't so bad.  So knowing this about Sewaddle and looking at this Swadloon card, if you aren't using Leavanny with the first two Pokemon in this line, please stay away from this Swadloon card.  All this card really does is give your team time to stall, while you wait to get Levanny into play.  Swadloon's only move that does damage does way below average damage for the amount of energy cards it requires and with only 70 HP, if you try and move this card into the active Pokemon spot later in the game it will be knocked out in no time.  So I would not recommend using this Swadloon card in a deck with just Sewaddle.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a very poor Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Phantom Forces set.  I like that this card has a low retreat cost and two moves, but the card has too low of an HP for my liking and neither move on this card is very good.  If you're building a grass type deck, there are much better Pokemon out there to use than the ones in this line.  Together, I would give the line of Sewaddle and Swadloon a 1 out of 5 rating, both are very poor individually and together.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Swadloon from the Phantom Forces set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Swadloon's stage 2 evolution in Leavanny 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 set includes the Swadloon card that I gave the highest rating to, and what rating did I give that 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.


brezaboy said...

Emerging Powers with rating 2 out of 5 and there were 2 Swadloon in that set



QuanticTinGz said...

Emerging Powers with 2/5 rating


Niruth Kashyap said...

2/5 rating for two swadloon cards in Emerging Powers set.

YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWBgLwMzImHCHJpGxyhFYKQ

Hao Kuang said...

2/5,Emerging powers



pokemon 73 said...

Emerging powers



sambhav said...

u gave 2 out of 5 ratings to both of the swadloon in the emerging powers set, the first swadloon was #5/98 and the other swadloon was #6/98 ,which was the highest rating u gave to any swadloon u have reviewed till now

Sambhav Garg


Tauhid Ibrahim said...

2/5 Emerging POwers

Tauhid Ibrahim


ichigo lover said...

Emerging powers set with a 2 out of 5 rating

ichigo lover


TCG Flame said...

Emerging Powers set with 2/5 rating

TCG Flame


Daniel Chen said...

It is the Emerging Powers Swadloons(both of them) with a 2/5 rating.(All the Swadloon's are below average.)
Daniel Chen

Poke Chief said...

2/5,Emerging powers swadloon. are below average

poke chief


PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to sambhav for winning!