Friday, January 31, 2014

Misdreavus -- Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Review

Misdreavus Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Misdreavus from the Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Set.  Misdreavus is a basic, psychic type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to darkness type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Misdreavus does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Spooky, for two energy cards, one each of colorless and psychic, this move does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Misdreavus is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Mismagius, 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 would not recommend using this card in a deck.  Even though Spooky Shot is a good move, it does require two energy cards to use, this card is definitely the better choice if you're deciding between just using Misdreavus or Natu since this card has a higher hp, but neither I can wholeheartedly recommend.  Of course if you want to use this card in a deck, I wouldn't use more than one, and when it is in the active Pokemon spot you'll have no choice but to try and use Spooky Shot every turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average to slightly below average basic Pokemon card from the Legendary Treasures Pokemon card set.  I would not recommend using this card in a deck on its own because it doesn't have a move that requires only one energy card to use, but if you are forced to put one more card into your deck, this card isn't that bad because it has an average hp, average move, and low retreat cost.

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Xatu -- Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Review

Xatu Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Xatu from the Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Set.  Xatu is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Xatu does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Fortunate Draw, for one psychic energy card this move makes you and your opponent play rock-paper-scissors, whoever wins gets to take three cards from their deck, and whoever loses has to discard three cards from their deck.  Xatu's second move is called Miracle Wing, this move does 60 damage for three energy cards, two colorless and one psychic, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin the defending Pokemon is confused.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Xatu is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Natu into play (I reviewed Natu from this set yesterday) and then evolve Natu into Xatu.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Natu was a slightly below average basic Pokemon card because it had below average hp and only one move that required two energy cards to use.  So knowing this, if you decide to play Natu and Xatu in your deck, I would set the line up on your bench.  I wouldn't include more than 1 of each in a psychic type deck, and would mainly use Xatu's Miracle Wing move.  Fortunate Draw really doesn't do anything for me.  So make sure to set this line up on the bench since Xatu only has 90 hp and needs 3 energy cards to attack.  I personally wouldn't use this line in a deck, but overall it is about average.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average stage 1 Pokemon card from the Legendary Treasures set.  I don't like this card that much, but it does have an average hp, one above average move, one below average move, and a low retreat cost.  Overall, I would give the line of Natu and Xatu from the Legendary Treasures set a 2 out of 5 rating, Natu was a 2, Xatu was a 3.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Natu -- Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Review

Natu Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Natu from the Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Set.  Natu is a basic, psychic type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Natu does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Peck, for two energy cards, one each of colorless and psychic, this move does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Natu is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Xatu, 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 would not recommend using this card in a deck.  Even though Peck is a good move, it does require two energy cards to use, and since Natu has below average hp with 50, I wouldn't risk putting this card into the active Pokemon spot two turns before being able to attack, especially if it isn't to start the game.  Of course, if you choose to use Natu in a deck, I wouldn't recommend using more than 1, and your only option with this card is to use Peck every turn when it is in the active Pokemon spot.

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 Legendary Treasures Pokemon card set.  I would not recommend using this card in a deck because it has a below average hp and it is slow on the attack, and quite limited with only one move.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Mewtwo -- Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Review

Mewtwo Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Mewtwo from the Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Set.  Mewtwo is a basic, psychic type Pokemon card with an hp of 120. It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Mewtwo does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Power Edge, for two colorless energy cards this move does 30 damage.  Mewtwo's second move is called Psyslash and for four energy cards, two each of psychic and colorless, this move does 120 damage, however you must discard two energy cards from Mewtwo after using the move.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Mewtwo is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  With that being said, since this card requires at least two energy cards to attack and needs four to do major damage, I wouldn't use this card in a deck, and if I was forced to use this card in a deck I wouldn't use more than 1 of these.  I would stock pile as many energy cards on Mewtwo on the bench as I could so that when I put it into the active Pokemon spot I could use Psyslash several turns in a row.  I would also make sure to either have Pokemon with moves that can get energy cards from your discard pile or trainer cards that do this because Psyslash will make you discard a ton of energy cards to your discard pile.

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 Legendary Treasures set.  I like that this card has a good hp and two moves that do a fair amount of damage, but this card definitely isn't better than average overall since it requires so many energy cards to use.  So I personally wouldn't use this card in a deck, but if you included one of these in your psychic type deck it wouldn't be the worst thing in the world to do.

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Monday, January 27, 2014

Phione -- Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Review

Phione Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Phione from the Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Set.  Phione is a basic, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 70. It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Phione does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Pull Out, for one colorless energy card this move allows you to put a card from your discard pile on the top of your deck.  Phione's second move is called Aqua Boomerang, this move requires one water energy card and does 20 damage, it also makes you return Phione and all cards attached to it to your hand.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Phione is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  With that being said, this card is really a glorified trainer card, because you're going to use this card the first time by using Pull Out to retrieve a discarded card and then the next turn you'll want to use Aqua Boomerang and do 20 damage and return Phione to your hand.  Because Phione has above average hp and an above average move, I would definitely consider putting up to 2 of these in my water type deck.

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 Legendary Treasures set.  This card is very solid overall, it has a good hp, low retreat cost, and two pretty decent moves.  There really is no reason not to use this card in a water type deck if you build one, not only can it act like a Pokemon but it can resemble a trainer card as well.

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Empoleon -- Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Review

Empoleon Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Empoleon from the Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Set.  Empoleon is a stage 2, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Empoleon does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Surf, for two energy cards, one each of water and colorless, this move does 50 damage.  Empoleon's second move is called Emperor's Strike and for three energy cards, two water and one colorless, it does 70 damage, plus if Empoleon has fewer hp left than the defending Pokemon, the attack does 60 more.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Empoleon is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Piplup into play and then evolve it into Prinplup before you can evolve Prinplup into Empoleon, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last couple of days.  Both of those Pokemon cards are below average and even though they can potentially do above average damage every single turn, I would not use these cards without using Empoleon and I would recommend setting up this entire line on the bench.  Once you get at least 2 energy cards on Empoleon on the bench you can move it to the active Pokemon spot, of course you'll want to use Emperor's Strike when you can since it does more damage than Surf.  I would try and leave Empoleon in the active Pokemon spot as long as possible so Emperor's Strike will more than likely do 130 damage per turn.  To accomplish this, you could put some potion trainer cards in your deck to make sure Empoleon does not get knocked out but still has damage on it.  This card is pretty good and would make a very good second unit in a water type deck, I could see myself using a 3-2-2 line of Piplup, Prinplup, and Empoleon in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this a very good stage 2 Pokemon card from the Legendary Treasures set.  I really like both of Empoleon's attacks, not only are they somewhat quick, but they do above average damage no matter what.  Overall, the reason I consider this Pokemon family a second unit family in a deck is because Piplup and Prinplup aren't that great, but overall I would still give this family from the Legendary Treasures set a 4 out of 5 rating.  Piplup and Prinplup received 2s individually and Empoleon of course received a 5.

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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Prinplup -- Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Review

Prinplup Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Prinplup from the Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Set.  Prinplup is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning  type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Prinplup does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Water Splash that requires two energy cards to use, one each of water and colorless, and does 20 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin it does 30 more damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Prinplup is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Piplup into play (I reviewed Piplup from this set yesterday) and then evolve Piplup into Prinplup.  Prinplup does have a stage 2 evolution in Empoleon 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 Prinplup is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review of Piplup you will know that I thought it was a below average basic Pokemon card that although has the potential to do 30 damage per turn, will more than likely disappoint you by only doing 10 damage per turn per two energy cards, so I recommended against using it in a deck on its own.  After summarizing this Prinplup card in the post, I feel like it is the same as Piplup, it is just below average but has the potential to do a good amount of damage.  So if you choose to use Prinplup in your deck, I would only use a 1-1 line of Piplup and Prinplup and then use whichever Pokemon you can in the active Pokemon spot early in the game, both require two energy cards to attack and both cards only have one move, you'll just have to hope for some luck when using this card to do 50 damage per turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a below average stage 1 Pokemon card.  Even though this card has an average hp and retreat cost, and only requires two energy cards to attack, I am giving it a below average rating because the move is sub-par unless you get a heads when flipping a coin.  So if you put both Piplup and Prinplup from this set together I would give them a 2 out of 5 rating, they both received 2 ratings individually as well.  I would not recommend using this line so far in a deck.

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Piplup -- Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Review

Piplup Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Piplup from the Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Set.  Piplup is a basic, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Piplup does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Water Splash, for two energy cards, one each of colorless and water, this move does 10 damage, plus if you get a heads it does 20 more damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Piplup is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Prinplup and a stage 2 evolution in Empoleon, which I'll be reviewing the next two days, you'll more than likely want to use those cards with this Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed those cards yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolutions.  So on its own, I would not use this card as a starter type Pokemon in a water type deck.  I say this because Piplup is a little slower than I'd like and unless you get a heads when you flip a coin, you will be doing below average damage every turn.  If you choose to use this card in your deck, don't use more than one, get it into the active Pokemon spot early in the game, use Water Splash every turn, and retreat it when you have a better benched Pokemon setup.

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.  This card does have an average hp, average retreat cost, and a possible above average move, but if you aren't lucky while using this card, it can do a maximum of 10 damage per turn, so because of this I would not use this card on its own.

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Gyarados -- Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Review

Gyarados Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gyarados from the Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Set.  Gyarados is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Gyarados does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Howling Rampage, for two energy cards, one each of water and colorless,  this move does 20 damage times the number of Prize cards both players have taken.  Gyarados's second move is called Hydro Splash, this move requires five energy cards, two water and three colorless, and does 120 damage per turn.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Gyarados is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Magikarp into play (I reviewed Magikarp from this set yesterday) and then evolve Magikarp into Gyarados.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Magikarp was extremely bad and should not be used on its own, so knowing this if you choose to use Gyarados in your deck, you'll definitely want to evolve it on your bench before putting it into the active Pokemon spot.  Not only will you want to do this because Magikarp is bad, but because Hydro Splash takes a long time to develop and the longer you keep Gyarados on the bench, the more likely Howling Rampage will do more damage.  So I would consider putting a 1-1 line of Magikarp and Gyarados in a water type deck, I would keep Gyarados on the bench, get five energy cards on it, and wait until late in the game to use it, depending on which move does more damage, that would determine the move I would use.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average stage 1 Pokemon card from the Legendary Treasures set.  This card has a great hp, and two very powerful moves.  However both moves take quite a while to develop so this card isn't much better than average in my opinion.  Overall, I would still give Magikarp and Gyarados a 3 out of 5 rating, even though Magikarp received a 1 from me by itself.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Magikarp -- Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Review

Magikarp Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Magikarp from the Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Set.  Magikarp is a basic, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 30.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Magikarp does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Flailing Flop, for one colorless energy card this move does 10 damage, however if you flip a coin and get a tails the move does nothing.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Magikarp is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Gyarados, 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 this card keeps the pattern of if you're not going to use Magikarp with Gyarados, don't use Magikarp at all.  This card is pretty worthless on its own, not only does it have a low hp, but the only move it has may end up doing 0 damage for you per turn.  So I would recommend not using this card in a deck, if for some strange reason you want to use this card in a deck, it can be used in any deck, and you would of course use Flailing Flop every turn, but just like the move suggests, if you want to use this card in your deck, your deck will probably fail you.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an extremely poor basic Pokemon card from the Legendary Treasures Pokemon card set.  I would not use this card in any deck out there, other than having an average retreat cost, nothing about this card is good at all.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Ninetales -- Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Review

Ninetales Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Ninetales from the Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Set.  Ninetales is a stage 1, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Ninetales does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Color Coordination, this move requires three colorless energy cards and does 50 damage plus 40 more damage if you have any energy cards attached to Ninetales that are the same type as the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Ninetales is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Vulpix into play (I reviewed Vulpix from this set yesterday) and then evolve Vulpix into Ninetales.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Vulpix could be used on its own in a deck since it has one pretty good move and an average hp, but using that card with Ninetales is a much better option.  So if you choose to use Vulpix and Ninetales from the Legendary Treasures set in a deck together I would recommend using a 2-2 or 2-1 line in a dual type deck.  I would consider moving Vulpix into the active Pokemon spot immediately or evolving it into Ninetales and putting three energy cards on it, then when in the active Pokemon spot using Color Coordination every turn.  I would make sure to use Ninetales in at least a dual type deck because then it will give you a better chance of being able to do 90 damage per turn with Color Coordination.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average stage 1 Pokemon card from the Legendary Treasures set.  This card has an average hp, one move that is below average normally but can be way above average too, and a low retreat cost, so all in all an average card.  This card can work in any deck since it requires only colorless energy cards and I would consider using the line of Vulpix and Ninetales in a deck because both cards are average individually (3s) and as a whole they are average as well.

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Vulpix -- Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Review

Vulpix Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Vulpix from the Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Set.  Vulpix is a basic, fire type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Vulpix does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Firebreathing, for two energy cards, one each of fire and colorless, this move does 20 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin the move does 10 more damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Vulpix is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Ninetales, 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, this card could be used on its own since it has a decent hp and can do 20+ damage per turn.  Because this card requires two energy cards to attack instead of one, I would not use more than one of these cards on its own in a fire type deck, but this card is definitely usable in a deck on its own.

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 Legendary Treasures set. Even though this card can't attack right away, everything else about the card is pretty good, solid hp, low retreat cost, and above average move.  So if you're building a fire type deck and need one more basic Pokemon card in it, this card would do the trick.

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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Genesect -- Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Review

Genesect Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Genesect from the Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Set.  Genesect is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 110. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Genesect does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Slash, this move requires one grass energy card and does 20 damage.  Genesect's second move is called Gaia Blaster, this move requires four colorless energy cards, and does 50 damage plus 20 more damage for each grass energy card attached to Genesect.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Genesect is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  With that being said, since this card can attack for only one energy card you can use this card to start the game or you can keep Genesect on the bench and put four grass energy cards on it so Gaia Blaster does 130 damage per turn.  I would put 2 of these cards in almost any grass type deck out there and I would make sure to attach only grass energy cards to Genesect.  The main use I would have with this card is to use Gaia Blaster and knock out every single Pokemon in two turns or less.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a way above average basic Pokemon card from the Legendary Treasures set.  Other than Gaia Blaster requiring 4 energy cards to attack there really isn't anything to dislike about this card, it has an above average hp, low retreat cost, one quick move that does a fair amount of damage, and one slower move that does way above average damage.  If you're building a grass type deck, this card should definitely be in it.

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Crustle -- Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Review

Crustle Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Crustle from the Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Set.  Crustle is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Crustle does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Hard Press, for two colorless energy cards, this move does 30 damage plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin, the defending Pokemon is paralyzed.  Crustle's second move is called Hammer In, for three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, this move does 70 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Crustle is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Dwebble into play (I reviewed Dwebble from this set yesterday) and then evolve Dwebble into Crustle.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Dwebble was a slightly below average basic Pokemon card that should not be used on its own, but could easily be used with this card.  So after summarizing Crustle in the overview part of this post, I think Crustle could easily be used in a grass type deck, it definitely wouldn't be the main Pokemon in that deck, but it still should help your team quite a bit.  I would consider putting a 2-2 or 2-1 line of Dwebble and Crustle and wanting to get Crustle into the active Pokemon spot as soon as possible, the earlier in the game the better.  If you use Hard Press early in the game, it will allow you to keep Crustle in the active Pokemon spot for longer and let you set up your bench more easily, but if you choose to use Hammer In most turns, you'll definitely knock out some Pokemon in one turn with a move that does 70 damage.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average stage 1 Pokemon card from the Legendary Treasures set.  This card is a very solid Pokemon card in my opinion and will make a good second or third option card in your grass type deck.  This card has a good hp, and two very good moves.  The only negative on this card is that its hp is a bit high, but not out of control or anything.  Overall, I would give the line of Dwebble and Crustle from this set a 4 out of 5 rating, individually they received 3 and 4 ratings.

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Dwebble -- Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Review

Dwebble Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Dwebble from the Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Set.  Dwebble is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Dwebble does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Bug Bite, for two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, this move does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Dwebble is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Crustle, 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, this card could be used on its own since it has a decent hp and can do 20 damage per turn, but I wouldn't recommend using this card without Crustle because Dwebble cannot attack its first turn, and the retreat cost for this card is too high in my opinion.  If you would choose to use this card in a deck on its own, I definitely wouldn't use more than 1 of these cards in that deck, and I would get this card into the active Pokemon spot sooner rather than later.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average to slightly below average basic Pokemon card from the Legendary Treasures set.  Even though I wouldn't use this card in a deck on its own, it is neither terrible or an amazing card overall, it is just average.  20 damage per turn is good from a basic Pokemon card and the 60 hp is quite average at all.  There just really isn't anything that I really really like about this card that would make me want to use it in a deck on its own.

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Sewaddle -- Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Review

Sewaddle Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Sewaddle from the Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Set.  Sewaddle is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Sewaddle does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Gnaw, for two colorless energy cards this move does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Sewaddle is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Swadloon and a stage 2 evolution in Leavanny, and another basic Sewaddle card in the Legendary Treasures set all reprinted from Noble Victories, if you would like to know how to use this entire family please read those reviews I wrote previously.  This review is going to focus solely on this Sewaddle card and whether it should be used on its own in a deck.  So after giving an overview of this card, I would not recommend using this card on its own in a deck, even though this card will fit into any deck and Gnaw is an average move, I would not use this card in a deck because it doesn't have an attack for one energy card and only has 50 hp.  Of course if you use this card in your deck, you'll want to get it into the active Pokemon spot early in the game and use Gnaw every turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a slightly below average basic Pokemon card from the Legendary Treasures set.  Because this card cannot attack quickly and it has a below average hp I'm giving it a below average rating, but with that being said, this card definitely isn't terrible and could be used if you're in a dire situation.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Carnivine -- Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Review

Carnivine Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Carnivine from the Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Set.  Carnivine is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 80. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Carnivine does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Ambush Bite, for two energy cards, one each of grass grass and colorless, this move does 20 damage and if you get a heads when you flip a coin it does an additional 20 damage and you are able to discard an energy card attached to the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Shuckle is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  With that being said, since this card has only one move that can do a maximum of 40 damage you won't want to use too many of these cards in your grass type deck since it is pretty limited.  I would recommend putting 1 of these in a grass type deck and then putting it into the active Pokemon spot and using Ambush Bite for as many turns as possible.  Since this card doesn't have an Ability or anything, all you can do with the card is use its only move.

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 Legendary Treasures set.  Even though this card is extremely limited, the one move that it does have in Ambush Bite is a pretty good move, and with 80 hp, the card should be usable anytime during the game.  So I would use this card in a grass type deck, but just not more than 1.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Cherubi -- Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Review

Cherubi Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Cherubi from the Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Set.  Cherubi is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 40.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Cherubi does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move this card has is called Double Spin, for one colorless energy card this move does 10 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip 2 coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Cherubi is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Cherrim, which isn't in this set but is in Plasma Storm, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since that Cherrim card is in a different set and I have reviewed it previously, I'll act as though I plan on using this Cherubi card on its own.  So on its own, I would absolutely not recommend using this card in a deck, this card has way too low of hp and an extremely bad move to merit use on its own.  For some strange reason if you have this card in your deck, the only option when you have it in the active Pokemon spot is to use Double Spin every turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very poor basic Pokemon card from the Legendary Treasures set and a basic Pokemon card that should not be used in any deck ever.  Even if you want to use a Cherrim card in your deck, make sure to look elsewhere for a Cherubi card, you just can't do anything with a card that only has 40 hp and a move that has the potential to do 0 damage every single turn.

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Shuckle -- Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Review

Shuckle Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Shuckle from the Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Set.  Shuckle is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 80. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Shuckle does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Share, for one grass energy card this move allows you to heal 40 damage from one of your benched Pokemon.  Shuckle's second move is called Double Stab, this move requires three energy cards, two grass and one colorless, and does 40 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip two coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Shuckle is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  With that being said, you'll only want to use this card in a deck containing grass energy cards because the only move you really want to use on this card is Share.  I think of this card as a reusable trainer card.  I would keep this card on the bench most of the game, then if my bench Pokemon need healing, I would put this card into the active Pokemon spot, use Share a turn or two, then retreat Shuckle back to the bench.  The 80 hp on Shuckle should be enough to allow this card to last at least a turn in the active Pokemon spot no matter the time in the game.  I personally don't think it is a good idea to attach three energy cards to Shuckle to use Double Stab, because this move is based off of coin flips, the energy cards will be better used elsewhere.  I would probably include 1, possibly 2 of these in a grass type deck.

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 Legendary Treasures set.  I would probably use this card if I was building a grass type deck because it can heal 40 damage a turn so in my opinion it is better than a trainer card.  The reason I'm not giving this card a rating better than average is because Double Stab does not do anything for me at all and I would probably never use the move.

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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Tangrowth -- Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Review

Tangrowth Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Tangrowth from the Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Set.  Tangrowth is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 120.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Tangrowth does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Bind Down, for one grass energy card, this move does 30 damage plus makes your opponent's active Pokemon unable to retreat during their next turn.  Tangrowth's second move is called Flog, this move requires four energy cards, two each of colorless and grass, and does 60 damage plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin it does 30 additional damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Tangrowth is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Tangela into play (I reviewed Tangela from this set yesterday) and then evolve Tangela into Tangrowth.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Tangela was an average to slightly below average basic Pokemon card that could be used on its own due to the fact it had above average hp and two moves, but it definitely isn't the best basic Pokemon out there due to its high attack cost and retreat cost.  So knowing this, and seeing that Tangrowth also has an extremely high attack cost and retreat cost, if you want to use these Pokemon in a deck, I would only recommend using 1 each.  I would keep Tangela and then Tangrowth on the bench until you get four energy cards on Tangrowth then move it to the active Pokemon spot and use Flog every turn.  I personally wouldn't use this line in my deck because the retreat cost is too high in my opinion on Tangrowth, and more than likely Flog is going to be a below average move for you each and every turn.  So to summarize, I would not recommend using this Pokemon family in a deck, but if you choose to put this line into a grass type deck, I wouldn't use more than one each of Tangela and Tangrowth.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average to slightly below average stage 1 Pokemon card from the Legendary Treasures set.  This card does have some positives like its high hp, the fact it can do 30 damage for only one energy card and that this card has the potential to do 90 damage per turn.  But this card isn't getting a very positive rating from me because the retreat cost is too high and Flog requires too many energy cards for the amount of damage it can do.  So overall, even though I have given both Tangela and Tangrowth from this set 3 out of 5 ratings, together this line is only getting a 2 out of 5 rating from me, I would not use this line in a deck.

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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Tangela -- Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Review

Tangela Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Tangela from the Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Set.  Tangela is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Tangela does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Beat, for one grass energy card this move does 10 damage.  Tangela's second move is called Flog, for three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, this move does 20 damage plus 20 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Tangela is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Tangrowth, 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, this card could be used in a grass type deck if and only if you need one more basic Pokemon in your deck.  I would not use more than one of these cards in a deck.  The strategy around this card would be to get it into the active Pokemon spot early and use Beat and eventually Flog or to just have this card in your deck to make sure you can get a basic Pokemon card onto your bench.  One thing you should notice about this card is that if you just want to use Beat on this card, you'll have to add another energy card to it to retreat it.  I personally would not use this card in a deck, but it isn't the worse basic Pokemon card out there.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average to slightly below average basic Pokemon card from the Legendary Treasures set.  I like that this card has above average hp for a basic Pokemon and that it has two moves.  Neither of these two moves are that great, and to retreat this card it costs two energy cards, so that is why I can't give this card higher than an average rating.  This card could be used in a deck on its own, but I wouldn't recommend it.

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Meloetta EX Full Art -- Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Review

Meloetta EX Full Art Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Meloetta EX Full Art from the Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Set.  Meloetta EX is a basic, EX, psychic type Pokemon card with an hp of 110. It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Meloetta card is actually part of the Radiant Collection subset.  Meloetta EX does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Brilliant Voice, for two colorless energy cards, this move does 20 damage, plus when you flip a coin, the defending Pokemon is asleep if you get a heads, it is confused if you get a tails.  Meloetta's second move is called Round, this move requires three psychic energy cards, and does 30 damage times the number of your Pokemon that have the Round attack.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Meloetta EX is a basic Pokemon card you won't need to use any other cards with this card.  But remember, because this card is an EX card, if this card is knocked out, two prize cards are taken instead of one.  So knowing this, and seeing that the main move on this card Round, requires other Pokemon in your deck to have that move, you'll want to include more than one of these EX cards in your deck if you have Meloetta in it.  There are 5 other Pokemon cards in the current format that have Round on it, this includes Meloetta EX but not Meloetta EX Full Art, so you should have some of those Pokemon in this deck as well.  So if you use this card in your deck, you'll want to have multiple in your deck, and make sure to have at least 3 to 5 cards in your deck that know the Round move, that way you can put those Pokemon on your bench, and when you have enough energy cards to attack with one of them, move that Pokemon into play and use their Round move.  I personally would not recommend using this card in a deck, not only is it a weak Pokemon card, but it is even weaker as an EX Pokemon card.  I don't think having a bunch of Pokemon in your deck that know Round is a very good idea.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average EX Pokemon card from the Legendary Treasures and Radiant Collection subset.  Neither move on this card is very good, and in order for this card to be useful at all it needs to be combined with other Pokemon that know the Round move which definitely makes this card even more undesirable to use.

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Excadrill EX -- Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Review

Excadrill EX Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Excadrill EX from the Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Set.  Excadrill EX is a basic, EX, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 180. It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to lightning type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Excadrill EX does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Dig Out, for two colorless energy cards this move does 40 damage to your opponent's active Pokemon and makes you discard the top card from your deck, if it is an energy card you may put that card onto one of your Pokemon.  Excadrill's second move is called Break Ground, for four energy cards, two each of fighting and colorless, this move does 120 damage plus 10 damage to each of your opponent's benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Excadrill EX is a basic Pokemon card you won't need to use any other cards with this card.  But remember, because this card is an EX card, if this card is knocked out, two prize cards are taken instead of one.  So knowing this, and seeing that the main move you'll want to use with this card is Break Ground which requires four energy cards to use, if you use this card in your deck, you'll only want to use one since it requires such a long time to set up.  You should keep this card on your bench until you get four energy cards on it, then move it to the active Pokemon spot and use Break Ground every turn.  This card will do well in a spread damage type deck since Break Ground also spreads damage around.  You shouldn't want to use this card for Dig Out because not only is it just an average move especially for an EX card, but you will be forced to take a card from your deck and discard it if it isn't an energy card.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average to slightly above average EX card from the Legendary Treasures set.  If you're building a spread damage type deck, this card could be a nice addition to that deck, but this card only gets an average rating from me because it is slow on the attack, costs quite a bit to retreat, and even though this card has two moves, only one of them is worthwhile.  So this is a middle of the road EX card from the Legendary Treasures set and one that should really only be used in certain situations that I've outlined in this blog post.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Chandelure EX -- Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Review

Chandelure EX Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Chandelure EX from the Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Set.  This is actually the first card I have reviewed from this set, since most cards are reprints in this set, I'll only be reviewing a select number of the cards from the set, and should start reviewing the X and Y cards quite soon.  Chandelure EX is a basic, EX, psychic type Pokemon card with an hp of 170. It has a x2 weakness to darkness type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Chandelure EX does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Cursed Drop, for one psychic energy card this move allows you to put four damage counters on your opponent's Pokemon in any way you like.  Chandelure's second move is called Eerie Glow, this move requires three energy cards, two psychic and one colorless, and does 70 damage plus burns and confuses the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Chandelure EX is a basic Pokemon card you won't need to use any other cards with this card.  But remember, because this card is an EX card, if this card is knocked out, two prize cards are taken instead of one.  So knowing this, if you want to build a spread damage type deck, this card is the card you should build that deck around, it will wreak havoc on all opposing decks out there.  So I would put at least 2 of these EX cards in that spread damage type deck, at least part of the deck will be psychic type Pokemon.  Then to start the game, I would hope to get Chandelure into the active Pokemon spot and use Cursed Drop the first couple of turns to get damage on your opponent's benched Pokemon, I wouldn't put any damage counter's on their active Pokemon especially if you're using Chandelure early in the game and it would get one hit KO'd by Eerie Glow.  So I would used Cursed Drop several turns until I want to knock out the defending Pokemon then I would use Eerie Glow.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very good EX card from the Legendary Treasures set and one that should be in every single spread damage type deck out there.  Both of its moves do way above average damage, it doesn't require many energy cards to attack, and Chandelure has an excellent hp and fairly low retreat cost.  So you cannot go wrong by using this card in your deck!

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Chatot -- Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Review

Chatot Plasma Blast Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Chatot from the Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Set.  Chatot is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 60. It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Chatot does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Misinformation, for one colorless energy card this move allows you to discard all of your opponent's Pokemon Tool cards that they have in play.  Chatot's second move is called Tone-Deaf, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 20 damage, plus it confuses the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Chatot is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  With that being said, this card would be an average starter type Pokemon card to get into your deck, because the only move worth using on this card requires two energy cards, I would only use 1 or 2 of these in a deck maximum.  I would try and get this card into the active Pokemon spot as soon as possible so I could use Tone-Deaf and not only do 20 damage a turn against the defending Pokemon, but possibly have my opponent not want to attack or attack itself because it is confused.  Misinformation doesn't do much for me because you aren't going to want to use this card late in games, and early on in games your opponent won't have many, if any, Tool cards in play.  Since this card is a colorless type card, it will fit in any type deck, but again, I would keep these to a minimum if you do add them to your deck.

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 Plasma Blast set.  This card is quite average with 60 hp, and two moves, one below average and one above average.  This card would be usable in a deck because it is a colorless card and Tone-Deaf can do quite a bit of damage potentially early on and late in games if you're in desperation mode.

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Monday, January 6, 2014

Ursaring -- Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Review

Ursaring Plasma Blast Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Ursaring from the Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Set.  Ursaring is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Ursaring does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Adrenalash, for three colorless energy cards, this move does 50 damage, however the turn after using Adrenalash, each of Ursaring's attacks does 50 more damage.  Ursaring's second move is called Strength, this move requires four colorless energy cards and does 80 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Ursaring is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Teddiursa into play (I reviewed Teddiursa from this set yesterday) and then evolve Teddiursa into Ursaring.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Teddiursa was a slightly below average basic Pokemon card that probably shouldn't be used on its own.  Because this card shouldn't be used on its own and the fact that Ursaring requires a lot of energy cards to attack, I would set this line up on the bench.  I would get at least three energy cards on Ursaring before moving it to the active Pokemon spot, that way when I would move Ursaring into that spot, I would use Adrenalash the first turn, and Strength the next turn, of course adding another energy card.  That way you could do 180 damage in two turns.  However, if the defending Pokemon would be knocked out by 80 damage definitely use Strength right away, you do not have to alternate between the two moves.  I would definitely consider using this Pokemon family in any type deck I was building.  These two Pokemon, especially Ursaring can really pack a punch, because of this I would include a 2-2 or 2-1 line of Teddiursa nad Ursaring in my deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average stage 1 Pokemon card from the Plasma Blast set.  I would definitely recommend using this card in decks where you're looking for some power from your Pokemon.  I really like how Ursaring's two moves were in tandem doing an amazing 180 every two turns.  This card can fit into any deck and can do some major damage, just make sure to give this Pokemon some time to set up and you will be golden.  Overall, I would give the line of Teddiursa and Ursaring from the Plasma Blast set a 4 out of 5 rating, together the cards are pretty great, individually, Teddiursa was a 2, Ursaring a 4.

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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Teddiursa -- Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Review

Teddiursa Plasma Blast Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Teddiursa from the Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Set.  Teddiursa is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Teddiursa does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move this card has is called Fury Swipes, for two colorless energy cards, this move does 10 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip three coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Teddiursa is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Ursaring, 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 would not recommend using this card in a deck.  I say this because even though Teddiursa has a high hp for a basic Pokemon, it only has one move, and that one move does not guarantee that it can do damage every turn and even if you get really lucky and get three heads when using the move, being able to do 30 damage for two energy cards isn't that great of move.  So for those reasons I would not use this card in a deck on its own.  If you choose to use this card in a deck, it can be used in any type of deck since it requires colorless energy cards to attack.  I would recommend only using 1 of these cards maximum for the reasons I stated above, when you get this card into the active Pokemon spot, your only choice will be to use Fury Swipes every turn.

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.  There are only two good things about this card, the hp is good, and the fact that it is a colorless type Pokemon card is also good.  The negatives on this card are abundant, Fury Swipes may end up doing 0 damage every turn for you, Teddiursa only has one move, and if you get this card into the active Pokemon spot, you'll have to discard two energy cards to get it out of that spot.  So again, this card is slightly below average and a card that I would not use in a deck on its own.

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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Porygon-Z -- Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Review

Porygon-Z Plasma Blast Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Porygon-Z from the Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Set.  Porygon-Z is a stage 2, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Porygon-Z's Ability is called Plasma Transfer and allows you to as often as you'd like during your turn, to move one Plasma Energy card from one Pokemon to another.  Besides the Ability, Porygon-Z has one move called Tri-Attack, for three colorless energy cards, this move does 50 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip 3 coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Porygon-Z is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Porygon into play and then evolve it into Porygon-2 before you can evolve Porygon-2 into Porygon-Z, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last couple of days.  Both of the Pokemon in this line that I've reviewed have been just average and could be used without Porygon-Z, but now that I've summarized that card, I will explain what I think should be done with this line.  So even though this whole line is a colorless line, I would definitely include the line in a Team Plasma type deck.  Because you can only have 4 special energy cards in a deck, Porygon-Z's Ability will become very useful during battle.  So I would include this line in a Team Plasma Pokemon heavy deck, I would include a 3-2-2 line of Porygon, Porygon-2, and Porygon-Z.  I would make sure one of those Porygon-Z cards is on my bench the whole time so I can utilize its Ability, the other Porygon-Z I would definitely recommend attacking with after having three energy cards on it.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this an average stage 2 Pokemon card from the Plasma Blast set.  This card is quite similar to the first two Pokemon in this line, just very average, but it is still a great card to use in a deck, especially a Team Plasma one.  I like that this card has a low retreat cost, can do up to 150 damage per turn, and can greatly help your Team Plasma Pokemon in play.  I wish this card's one move would guarantee more damage every turn and that it had a higher hp, but overall it is still average, and so is this entire Pokemon family as a whole, altogether each Pokemon received a 3 rating from me and get one as a whole as well.

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Friday, January 3, 2014

Porygon-2 -- Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Review

Porygon-2 Plasma Blast Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Porygon-2 from the Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Set.  Porygon-2 is a stage 1, colorless Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Porygon-2 does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Destructive Beam, for two colorless energy cards this move does 30 damage and if you get a heads when you flip a coin, allos you to discard an energy card attached to the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Porygon-2 is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Porygon into play (I reviewed Porygon from this set yesterday) and then evolve Porygon into Porygon-2.  Porygon-2 does have a stage 2 evolution in Porygon-Z 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 Porygon-2 is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review of Porygon, you'll know that I thought that card was very solid and could easily be used in a deck on its own.  Porygon was quite limited though, so no more than 1 or 2 should be used in a deck on its own.  So knowing this about Porygon, this Porygon-2 card is quite limited as well, but still solid in what it can do.  So I could see myself using a 2-1 or 1-1 line of Porygon and Porygon-2 in any type deck.  I would try and get these Pokemon into the active Pokemon spot early in the game, and use whatever move I could from the cards, of course if you have Porygon-2 in play, you'll want to use Destructive Beam every turn.  The sooner you get Porygon-2 in the active Pokemon spot, the more likely you'll be able to set up your Pokemon longer while using Destructive Beam to stall your opponent's attacks.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a very average stage 1 Pokemon card.  Even though this card does have a below average hp, I am still giving this card a rating of 3 because it has a low retreat cost, requires any type of energy so it can fit into any deck, and not only does a fair amount of damage, but can discard energy cards from your opponent's Pokemon.  So this card is definitely not one I would build a deck around, but if I have a couple of spots open in my deck, I would definitely consider putting Porygon and Porygon-2 in that deck.  Because of this, overall I'm giving Porygon and Porygon-2 from the Plasma Blast a 3 out of 5 rating.

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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Porygon -- Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Review

Porygon Plasma Blast Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Porygon from the Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Set.  Porygon is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Porygon does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Tackle, for one colorless energy card this move does 10 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Porygon is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Porygon-2 and a stage 2 evolution in Porygon-Z, which I'll be reviewing the next two days, you'll more than likely want to use those cards with this Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed those cards yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolutions.  So on its own,this card would work perfectly as a starter type Pokemon in any deck.  I say this because the card requires only one colorless energy card, can attack right away, and has a solid hp.  Even though this card would work perfectly in any deck, I wouldn't use more than one of these cards in a deck without its evolutions, because Porygon is quite limited.  So if you have this card in your deck, you'll want to get the card into your active Pokemon spot early, use Tackle a couple of turns, set up your benched Pokemon, and retreat Porygon after attacking a couple of turns.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average basic Pokemon card.  This card really isn't anything special, just an average, solid card overall.  There really is nothing to complain about with this card other than it is limited.  The hp on this card is good, it has an average move, and a low retreat cost.  So this card can be used in any deck being built that just needs one more basic Pokemon card in it to make it a 60 card deck.

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