Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Helioptile from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Set. This is the first of two consecutive Helioptile cards I'll be reviewing from this 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 and it only has one move called Tail Rap, this move requires two energy cards, one each of lightning and colorless, and does 10 damage, plus 20 more damage for each heads you get when you flip two coins, so this move can potentially do 50 damage a turn.
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 in two days, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon. However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, and haven't reviewed the second Helioptile card from this set, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution and I know nothing about the second Helioptile card. So, on its own I could definitely see using one of these cards in a deck, I would try and get this card into the active Pokemon spot to start the game, attach a Trick Coin tool to it, get two energy cards on Helioptile and use Tail Rap every turn. With Trick Coin, you have two chances of getting heads twice and being able to do 50 damage a turn for only two energy cards, even if you hit heads 50 percent of the time, 30 damage on a Basic Pokemon card like this is a good amount of damage.
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 Phantom Forces set. This card has an average HP, low retreat cost, and one move, albeit a little slower move, but one with some luck can do a good amount of damage. So if you're building a lightning type deck and are looking for a starter type Pokemon, I would definitely encourage you to take a look at this card, it comes with some risk, but it should reward you greatly if you choose to use this card.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Helioptile from the Phantom Forces set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of the second Helioptile card, which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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