Friday, February 28, 2014

Fennekin -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Fennekin Pokemon X and Y Card Review
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Fennekin from the X and Y Pokemon card set.  Fennekin is a basic, fire type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Fennekin does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Will-O-Wisp, this move requires one fire energy card and does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Fennekin is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Braixen and a stage 2 evolution in Delphox, 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 be an average card to use in your deck and I would only use it by itself if you're looking for one or two more Pokemon cards to put in your deck.  This card would be good early in the game because you can put it into the active Pokemon spot, attach only one energy card to it, and then be able to do 20 damage every turn, and retreat it for that same one energy card.  So I would use this card early in the game or just keep it on the bench, I would not use more than 2 of these in a deck on their 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 X and Y set.  The only below average thing on this card is its hp, other than that, the one move Fennekin does have does above average damage, and it has a low retreat cost which is nice.  However, without any of its evolutions, I would not use this card in a deck unless you really need it.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Simisear -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Simisear Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Simisear from the Pokemon XY Card Set.  Simisear 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.  Simisear does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Yawn, for one colorless energy card this move puts the defending Pokemon to sleep.  Simisear's second move is called Flamethrower, and for three energy cards, two colorless and one fire, this move does 90 damage, however you must discard a fire energy card attached to Simisear after using the Flamethrower move.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Simisear is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Pansear into play (I reviewed Pansear from this set yesterday) and then evolve Pansear into Simisear.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Pansear was a below average basic Pokemon card that probably shouldn't be used in a deck without this Simisear card.  So strategy wise, you'll want to evolve Pansear into Simisear as early as you can on the bench, then you can either move Simisear into the active Pokemon spot and put the defending Pokemon to sleep to allow you to set up your benched Pokemon, or you can keep Simisear on the bench and put three energy cards, or more, on it to be able to use Flamethrower when it is in the active Pokemon spot.  If you choose to use Simisear in your deck, don't use more than 1 each of Pansear and Simisear, I would recommend putting at least 4 energy cards on Simisear if you use it so you can use Flamethrower multiple turns in a row.  I personally wouldn't use this line in a deck, both Pokemon are a little slower and both discard energy cards.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is slightly below average stage 1 Pokemon card.  I do like that Simisear has 90 hp, a low retreat cost, and two moves.  But nothing really stands out on this card and even though Flamethrower does above average damage, it really don't do that much for me since you have to discard an energy card each time you use it.  Overall, this Pokemon family is below average and get a 2 out of 5 from me, the same rating both received individually.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Pansear -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Pansear Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Pansear from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  Pansear 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.  Pansear does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Live Coal, for one fire energy card, this move does 10 damage.  Pansear's second move is called Fireworks, this move requires two energy cards, and does 30 damage to the defending Pokemon, however you have to discard an energy card attached to Pansear when using this move.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Pansear is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Simisear, 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 may use this card in a deck if I need one more Pokemon card to make 60, otherwise I would not use this card without Simisear.  I say this because, even though Live Coal is a pretty decent move, you'll never really want to use Fireworks because not only will it eat up the energy cards in your deck, 30 damage isn't that much damage to do for constantly giving up an energy card.  So if you were to use this card in a deck, definitely don't use more than one, and when in the active Pokemon spot, use Live Coal most turns, unless you plan on retreating Pansear after attacking one turn, then use Fireworks.

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 X and Y set.  This card does have an average hp, low retreat cost, and two moves, but the reason I'm giving this card a below average rating is because the card is quite limited, and I really don't like the Fireworks move that this card has, if the card just had one move that did 10 damage I may consider giving this card a better rating.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Magcargo -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Magcargo Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Magcargo from the Pokemon XY Card Set.  Magcargo is a stage 1, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Magcargo does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Magma Mantle, for two energy cards, one each of colorless and fire, this move does 30 damage plus 50 more damage if you choose to discard the top card off your deck and that card happens to be a fire energy card.  Magcargo's second move is called Heat Blast, for three energy cards, two fire and one colorless, this move does 80 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Magcargo is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Slugma into play (I reviewed Slugma from this set yesterday) and then evolve Slugma into Magcargo.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Slugma from this set was a pretty terrible basic Pokemon card because not only did it have a high retreat cost but the only move that it had required 3 energy cards to use and the move did below average damage.  Because Slugma is so bad in this line, if you want to use Magcargo in your deck, I would definitely evolve Slugma on the bench, I wouldn't include more than 1 each of the Pokemon from this line.  In a fire type deck, I would set this line up on the bench and would not move Magcargo into the active Pokemon spot until it had three energy cards on it and could use Heat Blast every turn.

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 X and Y set.  I really like Magcargo's Heat Blast move and its high hp for a stage 1 card, however the retreat cost is still high on this card and Magma Mantle doesn't do much for me.  Altogether, I think the line of Slugma and Magcargo are a 3 out of 5 rating, I could definitely see myself using these cards in a deck, but just make sure not to use Slugma in the active Pokemon spot at all.  Individually, Slugma was a 1 and Magcargo was a 3.

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Slugma -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Slugma Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Slugma from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  Slugma is a basic, fire type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Slugma does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Flamethrower.  This move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one fire, and does 50 damage, however when using this move you have to discard an energy card attached to it.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Slugma is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Magcargo, 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 definitely not use this card in a deck.  I say this because you can't use this card as a starter type card because it requires so many energy cards to attack and is so slow, and you can't really use this card later in the game because it only has 70 hp.  So unless you are using Magcargo with this card, do not use this card at all.  If for some strange reason you use this card in your deck, set it up on the bench, putting at least 4 energy cards on it, so you can for sure use Flamethrower multiple times in a row.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a terrible basic Pokemon card from the X and Y set.  Other than having a good hp, this card has a high retreat cost and a terrible move, that not only requires a lot of energy to attack and requires more each turn, but it doesn't even do average damage.  So I would recommend staying away from this card at all costs.

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Gogoat -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Gogoat Pokemon X and Y Card Review
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gogoat from the Pokemon XY Card Set.  Gogoat is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Gogoat does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Lead, for one colorless energy card this move allows you to search your deck for up to two supporter cards and put them into your hand.  Gogoat's second move is called Charge Dash, for three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, this move does 70 damage, plus you can choose to do 20 more damage, if you do, you have to do 20 damage to Gogoat.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Gogoat is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Skiddo into play (I reviewed Skiddo from this set yesterday) and then evolve Skiddo into Gogoat.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Gogoat was a below average basic Pokemon card that should not be used on its own because it had two bad moves, and a high retreat cost.  Knowing that Skiddo has a high retreat cost and not the greatest of moves, if you choose to use this entire line in your grass type deck, I would suggest evolving Skiddo into Gogoat on the bench and not putting Gogoat into the active Pokemon spot until you get three energy cards on it, then I would use Charge Dash every single turn, only doing 20 more damage when I would knock the Pokemon out.  I wouldn't use this line in a deck of mine, but if you were to use this line, I wouldn't use more than a 1-1 line.

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 X and Y set.  I do like a few things about this card, I like its high hp, and its move called Charge Dash, but Lead doesn't do anything for me, and when you look at this card with Skiddo, it really doesn't do anything for me.  Altogether, I would give this line a 2 out of 5 rating, individually Skiddo was a 2, Gogoat was a 3.

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Skiddo -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Skiddo Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Skiddo from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  Skiddo is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Skiddo does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Lead, for one colorless energy card, this move allows you to search your deck for a supporter card and put it into your hand, that is if you get a heads when you flip a coin.  Skiddo's second move is called Tackle, for three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, this move does 40 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Skiddo is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Gogoat, 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 even though this card has two moves and a high hp, I would not use this card in a deck without Gogoat.  I say this because neither of Gogoat's moves are very good, and the card requires two energy cards to retreat.  If you were to use just Skiddo in a deck, make sure to use only one, and use Tackle 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 from the Pokemon X and Y set.  Other than having a high hp, I really don't like anything else about this card.  Neither move it has is very good, and it has a high retreat cost.  So don't use this card in a deck without Gogoat.

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Friday, February 21, 2014

Vivillon -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Vivillon X and Y Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Vivillon from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  Vivillon is a stage 2, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Vivillon does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Conversion Power, this move requires one grass energy and it either puts the defending Pokemon to sleep or poisons them, depending on which one you choose.  Vivillon's second move is called Colorlful Wind, for three colorless energy cards this move does 30 damage plus 30 more damage for each different type of basic energy attached to Vivillon, so potentially this move could do 120+ damage per turn.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Vivillon is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Scatterbug into play and then evolve it into Spewpa before you can evolve Spewpa into Vivillon, 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 should definitely not be used without using Vivillon.  Because the first two Pokemon in this line are so bad, the only time I would ever use this line in a deck is if the deck had 2 or more energy cards in it.  Then I would put a 1-1-1 line of Scatterbug, Spewpa, and Vivillon, evolve into Vivillon on the bench and use Colorfull Wind when Vivillon is in the active Pokemon spot with as many different energy cards as possible.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average stage 2 Pokemon card from the X and Y set.  I like how this card has one quick move and when slower but more powerful move, plus it has a low retreat cost.  The hp on this card is low just like the first two Pokemon in this line, but this entire line could easily be used in a dual or more type deck.  If you're building a solely grass type deck, I would not use this line at all.  Overall, I would give this entire line a 2 out of 5 rating, individually Scatterbug was a 2, Spewpa was a 1, and Vivillon a 3.

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Spewpa -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Spewpa Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Spewpa from the X and Y Pokemon card set.  Spewpa is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Spewpa does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Bug Bite, this move does 10 damage for one colorless energy card.  Spewpa's second move is called Stun Spore, this move requires three energy cards to use, two colorless and one grass, and does 40 damage, plus it paralyzes the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when you flip a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Spewpa is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Scatterbug into play (I reviewed Scatterbug from this set yesterday) and then evolve Scatterbug into Spewpa.  Spewpa does have a stage 2 evolution in Vivillon 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 Spewpa is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review of Scatterbug, you'll know that I thought that card shouldn't be used on its own because it was so limited in what it could do and because it had such a low hp.  Knowing this about Scatterbug and looking at this Spewpa card, I would not use either of these two cards in a deck without using Vivillon.  Again, this card has a low hp, a very high retreat cost, and two below average moves.  I shouldn't recommend strategy for these cards since they're so bad, but if you choose to use the first two Pokemon in this line without Vivillon, use no more than a 2-2 line and make sure to get Spewpa in the active Pokemon when you can so Scatterbug doesn't get knocked out right away, then put three energy cards on Spewpa so you can use Stun Spore every turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a pretty terrible stage 1 Pokemon card from the X and Y set.  Besides having two below average moves, and a low hp, the card has an extremely high retreat cost in my opinion that really makes you not want to use the card.  So so far, neither of the first two Pokemon cards in this line are worth using, hopefully Vivillon is that much better than these two cards.  Overall, I would rate the line so far as a 1 out of 5, Scatterbug was a 2, Spewpa was a 1.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Scatterbug -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Scatterbug Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Scatterbug from the X and Y Pokemon card set.  Scatterbug is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 40.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Scatterbug does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Bug Bite which does 10 damage for one colorless energy card.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Scatterbug is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Spewpa and a stage 2 evolution in Vivillon, 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 should definitely not be used in a deck.  I say this because Scatterbug only has 40 hp, which is hardly anything, and it only has one move that does 10 damage so if you don't plan on evolving Scatterbug do not use this card because it will be knocked out right away, especially later in games.  If you were to use this card for some reason in a deck, you could really use it in any type deck since Bug Bite requires a colorless energy card, so you would want to get the card into the active Pokemon spot to start the game and use Bug Bite every turn.  If you choose to use this card in a deck, use no more than one of these on its own.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a well below average basic Pokemon card from the X and Y set.  I was going to give this card a 1 rating but other than the hp on this card, everything else is quite average, it is just very limited.  So in the entire line of Scatterbug, Spewpa, and Vivillon this card might not be bad, but on its own, I would stay away from this card.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Chesnaught -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Chesnaught Pokemon XY Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Chesnaught from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  Chesnaught is a stage 2, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 160.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Chesnaught's Ability is called Spiky Shield and says that whenever Chesnaught is attacked when in the active Pokemon spot, the attacking Pokemon needs to put 3 damage counters on itself.  Besides the Ability, Chesnaught just has one move called Touchdown, this move requires four energy cards, two each of grass and colorless, and does 90 damage, plus it heals 20 damage from itself.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Chesnaught is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Chespin into play and then evolve it into Quilladin before you can evolve Quilladin into Chesnaught, 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 average to slightly below average, so it makes this card that much more important to see if you should be using any of the Pokemon in this line at all.  Like I mentioned, both of the first two Pokemon in this line aren't the greatest, but this Chesnaught card is pretty good in my opinion, so I could definitely see using this line in a grass type deck.  I would try and evolve into Chesnaught on the bench and put four energy cards on it there, but even if you don't have four energy cards on Chesnaught when it is in the active Pokemon spot, it can still basically attack every turn because of its Ability.  So, I wouldn't base a deck around this line, but this line would take up a big part of the Pokemon in a deck, I would use a 3-2-2 line of Chespin, Quilladin, and Chesnaught.  Of course once you get Chesnaught into the active Pokemon spot you'll just want to keep attacking with Touchdown every single turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an excellent stage 2 Pokemon card from the XY set.  I like that Chesnaught has a very high hp, a great Ability, and one above average move.  As long as you are willing to take some time to set up Chesnaught on your bench and be willing to discard four energy cards when retreating, this card is a very excellent card to use.  With that being said, I am only going to give this Pokemon family, Chespin, Quilladin, and Chesnaught from the X and Y set, a 3 out of 5 combined rating, it is just an average line overall, individually there were two 3 ratings given, and one 5.

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Quilladin -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Quilladin Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Quilladin from the X and Y Pokemon card set.  Quilladin is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Quilladin does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Scrunch, for one colorless energy card this move allows you to prevent all effects of an attack done to Quilladin during your opponent's next turn if you get a heads when you flip a coin.  Quilladin's second move is called Wood Hammer, this move requires three energy cards, two grass and one colorless, and does 70 damage, however this move also does 10 damage to Quilladin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Quilladin is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Chespin into play (I reviewed Chespin from this set yesterday) and then evolve Chespin into Quilladin.  Quilladin does have a stage 2 evolution in Chesnaught 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 Quilladin is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review of Chespin, you'll know that I thought that card was an average basic Pokemon that could be even better if you're more of a risky player.  The only move on that card could possibly do 40 damage but at the same time could end up doing no damage at all.  So knowing this about Chespin from the XY set, and reading the overview section of this post, I would not recommend using this card in a deck with Chespin.  For one, Chespin is a risky card to play, and for two, Quilladin can do 70 damage per turn, but it damages itself when it attacks and it has a high high retreat cost for a stage 1 card.  Of course, all of this goes out the window if you're using these two Pokemon with Chesnaught.  If you do choose to use Chespin and Quilladin in a deck without Chesnaught, I would consider using a 2-2 or 2-1 line, and getting Chespin into the active Pokemon spot early, then putting three energy cards on Chespin before evolving it into Quilladin, that way you can use Wood Hammer right away after evolving.

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 X and Y Pokemon card set.  This card does have some positives about it like the fact it has two moves and that it can be defensive by preventing your opponent from attacking and it can be offensive and do 70 damage per turn.  Of course, this card is only average so the negatives about this card are its high retreat cost, its slow move, and the fact it does damage to itself when attacking.  Overall, I would give the first two Pokemon in this family a combined 2 out of 5 rating, both cards are average to slightly below average and received 3s but combined they deserve a 2.

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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Chespin -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Chespin Pokemon X and Y Card Review
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Chespin from the X and Y Pokemon card set.  Chespin 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.  Chespin does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Pin Missile, this move requires one grass energy card and does 10 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip 4 coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Chespin is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Quilladin and a stage 2 evolution in Chesnaught, 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 is a risky basic Pokemon card to have in your grass type deck.  Even though this card can do 40 damage, potentially, it may do much less, and this card does require two energy cards to retreat, so you're going to have to attach more energy to Chespin than it requires to attack.  I personally wouldn't use this card in a deck without its evolutions, but I could see using up to 1 of these cards in a deck on its own, if you have 1 open spot that you need to fill.  Of course, any basic Pokemon with a lower hp, 60 or under, that doesn't evolve, you'll want to get it into the active Pokemon spot early and then use Pin Missile 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 X and Y set.  This card is very average overall, other than its high retreat cost.  I like the potential of this card being able to do 40 damage for only one energy card, but because this card requires some risk to use, I would not use it and that is why I'm giving this card an average to a little below average rating.

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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Simisage -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Simisage X and Y Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Simisage from the Pokemon XY Card Set.  Simisage is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Simisage does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Torment, for one colorless energy card this move does 20 damage and you get to choose one of your opponent's active Pokemon's attacks and disable it for their next turn.  Simisage's second move is called Solar Beam, this move requires three energy cards, two grass and one colorless, and does 70 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Simisage is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Pansage into play (I reviewed Pansage from this set yesterday) and then evolve Pansage into Simisage.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Pansage was an excellent basic grass type Pokemon card to use as a starter type Pokemon in grass type decks.  So knowing that about Pansage and looking at this Simisage card, I would highly recommend using this entire Pokemon family in a grass type deck, this line won't be the line you build the deck around but it will definitely make a contribution.  So I would use a 4-2 line of Pansage and Simisage in a deck, I would move Pansage into the active Pokemon spot early in the game, then set the other ones up on the bench and evolve them into Simisage on the bench.  Whenever you do get Simisage into the active Pokemon spot, use whichever move you have the required energy for.  To me, Torment is a very interesting move and I think it could really annoy your opponent, but any time you can knock out the defending Pokemon with 70 damage, use Solar Beam over Torment.

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 X and Y set.  There really isn't anything that I don't like about this card, it has a low retreat cost, and two good, but not great moves.  Combined with Pansage from this set, I'm giving this Pokemon family a 5 out of 5 rating, it is very good.  Individually Pansage was a 5 and Simisage a 4.  This line should definitely be in a lot of grass type decks out there.

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Pansage -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Pansage Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Pansage from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  Pansage 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 one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Pansage does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Vine Whip, for one grass energy cards this move does 10 damage.  Pansage's second move is called Leech Seed, and for two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, this move does 20 damage, plus it heals 10 damage from Pansage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Pansage is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Simisage, 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 definitely use this card as a starter type card in a grass type deck.  I could see myself using 4 of these cards in my deck and having it be my main basic Pokemon card in my grass type deck.  I like that this card has two moves, both do average damage for average amount of energy, but Leech Seed not only does damage but it heals damage from Pansage, thus making Pansage's 60 hp seem even higher.  So strategy wise, you'll want to get this card into the active Pokemon spot early in the game, and use whichever move you can, Leech Seed being the preferred move.  If you do put four of these cards in a deck, you can easily put a couple of these on your bench and then one on the active Pokemon spot.  Since this card only needs two energy cards to attack, you can start setting up your other Pokemon once you get the two energy cards on this one, then retreat Pansage when the time comes.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an excellent basic Pokemon card to use from the X and Y Pokemon card set.  These card isn't extremely powerful or anything, but as far as basic Pokemon go that could be used as starter cards in your deck, this card is very powerful, and definitely is a great option for any grass type deck out there.

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Illumise -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Illumise Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Illumise from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  Illumise is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 70. Illumise does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Pheromotion, this move requires one grass energy card and allows you to search your deck for a grass energy card and put it into your hand.  Illumise's second move is called Quick Attack, this move requires two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, and does 20 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin, does 20 more damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Illumise 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, compared to yesterday's Pokemon, Volbeat, this card is much worse, however this card could still be used in a deck because Quick Attack does at least average damage every turn, and Pheromotion is a good first move even though it doesn't do any damage.  I could see using up to two of these Pokemon cards in a grass type deck, and getting the cards into the active Pokemon spot early in the game, getting plenty of energy cards into your hand with Pheromotion then knocking out a couple weak Pokemon with Quick Attack.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an above average basic Pokemon card from the X and Y set.  I like that this card has an above average hp, low retreat cost, and two moves.  This card isn't as good as yesterday's Volbeat card, but this card is still a pretty good card.  I like both of its moves, and with the ability to do 40 damage per turn, you will do well with this card in your deck.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Volbeat -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Volbeat Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Volbeat from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  Volbeat is a basic, 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.  Volbeat does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Luring Glow, for one grass energy card you may switch your opponent's active Pokemon with one of their benched Pokemon.  Volbeat's second move is called Signal Beam, this move requires two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, and does 30 damage, plus it confuses the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Volbeat is a basic Pokemon card you will not have to use any other Pokemon with this card in a deck.  This card could definitely be used in a deck because it does have a high hp and it does do 30 damage per turn.  Because the card is a bit slower, you won't want to use more than 2 of these in a deck, but the sooner you get this card into the active Pokemon spot the better.  Once you get two energy cards on Volbeat, you should be able to knock out several Pokemon in two turns or less with Signal Beam.  The reason I'd put two of these in a deck, is because you could use one right away in the active Pokemon spot, then if you include this card in a spread damage type deck, you could put the other Volbeat card in the active Pokemon spot later in the game and use Luring Glow, move one of your opponent's weak Pokemon into the active Pokemon spot and then knock it out with either Volbeat or another Pokemon your next turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an excellent Basic Pokemon card from the Pokemon XY set.  If you're building a grass deck or a spread damage strategy deck, this card should definitely be considered, not only does it dominate early game, but it can be very helpful late in games too.  I like that this card has above average hp, a low retreat cost, and two moves, Signal Beam doing well above average damage.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Ledian -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Ledian Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Ledian from the Pokemon XY Card Set.  Ledian is a stage 1, 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.  Ledian does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Tackle, for one colorless energy card this move does 30 damage.  Ledian's second move is called Mach Punch, and for two grass energy cards this move does 50 damage plus 10 damage to one of your opponent's benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Ledian is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Ledyba into play (I reviewed Ledyba from this set yesterday) and then evolve Ledyba into Ledian.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Ledyba was a pretty solid basic Pokemon card that could be used on its own because it had an average hp, low retreat cost, and a move that does 30 damage per turn.  The only downfall of the card was that it required two energy cards to attack instead of just one.  So knowing this and reading about Ledian in the overview section of this post, I would definitely use both Ledyba and Ledian together in a grass type deck or a deck that does a lot of spread damage.  This line would be extremely good early in games because Ledian and Ledyba can both do 30 or more damage for two energy cards.  So I would put a 2-2 line of Ledyba and Ledian in a deck, hopefully start the game with Ledyba in the active Pokemon spot or move it into the active Pokemon spot early, evolve Ledyba into Ledian as soon as possible and then use Tackle or Mach Punch every single turn.  Early in games, you should be able to knock out most Pokemon in two moves with this Pokemon family and even though Ledian has a lower hp than I'd like, because it has a low retreat cost it definitely can be used without worries.

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 X and Y set.  Other than having a low hp, I like everything else about this card, from its low retreat cost, to two above average moves that are both extremely quick.  If you're building a spread damage type deck or a grass type deck, you can't go wrong with adding this Pokemon line to your deck.  Overall I would give Ledyba and Ledian from the XY Pokemon card set a 4 out of 5 rating, Ledyba was a 3 and Ledian was a 4 individually.

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Ledyba -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Ledyba Pokemon X and Y Card Review
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Ledyba from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  Ledyba 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 one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Ledyba does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Spinning Attack which requires two grass energy cards and does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Ledyba is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Ledian, 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 definitely consider using this basic Pokemon in my grass type deck.  It wouldn't be my first choice to use since it can't attack for only one energy card, but the one move it does have does do above average damage.  So I could seeing using up to 2 of these on their own in a grass type deck, putting one in the active Pokemon spot to start the game and then using Spinning Attack every turn.  You should be able to knock out most basic Pokemon with evolutions within 2 turns using Spinning Attack.

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 X and Y set.  Even though this card only has one move that requires two energy cards to use, it is still an average card because it does 30 damage per turn which is great, it has a low retreat cost, and an average hp.  So if you're looking for basic Pokemon to use in your grass type deck, I would definitely give this Ledyba card a hard look.

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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Beedrill -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Beedrill X and Y Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Beedrill from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  Beedrill is a stage 2, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 120.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Beedrill does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Poison Jab, for one grass energy card this move does 20 damage and poisons the defending Pokemon.  Beedrill's second move is called Flash Needle, this move requires two grass energy cards and does 40 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip 3 coins.  If you flip 3 heads, all effects of an attack on Beedrill during your opponent's next turn are prevented.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Beedrill is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Weedle into play and then evolve it into Kakuna before you can evolve Kakuna into Beedrill, 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 if you choose to use this Pokemon family in your deck, you should definitely set it up on your bench.  This entire family can be set up pretty quickly and be ready to attack since Beedrill's best attack requires only two energy cards to use.  You'll definitely want to use this line in a mostly grass type deck since it requires only grass energy cards.  Once you get Beedrill into the active Pokemon spot the strategy is pretty simple, use Poison Jab when you can knock out the defending Pokemon, otherwise use Flash Needle.  I personally wouldn't use this line in a deck because the first two Pokemon in this family aren't that good, but if you choose to use this line in your deck, use a 3-2-2 line and have the family be a supplemental line of cards in your deck, this is definitely a group of Pokemon cards that a deck should not be built around.

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 X and Y set.  Even though this card has a low hp and neither move regularly does that much damage, I'm giving this Beedrill an average rating because both moves it does have are pretty quick, do above average damage for the amount of energy cards required, and if you get Beedrill into trouble it can be retreated for only one energy card.  As a whole, this Pokemon family of Weedle, Kakuna, and Beedrill isn't that great, I would only give it a 2 out of 5 rating.

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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Kakuna -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Kakuna Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Kakuna from the X and Y Pokemon card set.  Kakuna 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 two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Kakuna does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Harden.  This move requires one grass energy card and prevents damage done to Kakuna by your opponent's next attack if the damage is 60 or less.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Kakuna is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Weedle into play (I reviewed Weedle from this set yesterday) and then evolve Weedle into Kakuna.  Kakuna does have a stage 2 evolution in Beedrill 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 Kakuna is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review of Weedle, you'll know that I though that card was pretty average and I was indifferent about using the card in a deck, it could potentially do 30 damage per turn, but it was quite limited.  So knowing this and taking a look at this Kakuna card, unless you specifically like using a defensive strategy in your decks, I would just either go with Weedle, or wait to use Weedle, Kakuna, and Beedrill.  Because this card cannot do anything, there really isn't a point of putting it in the active Pokemon spot if you're not going to evolve it.  So I would not use this card in a deck without Beedrill for sure.  Not only can this card not attack, but if you do choose to use Harden, you're going to have to add another energy card to Kakuna to be able to retreat it.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an extremely poor stage 1 Pokemon card from the XY set.  Not only does this card have low hp, but it has a retreat cost that is more than its only move, and this card only has one move which can't even attack.  I would stay away from this card at all costs if I were you, it is not good at all.  And pairing with just Weedle from the X and Y set, I would give the two cards a 1 out of 5 rating, just don't use them without Beedrill.

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Friday, February 7, 2014

Weedle -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Weedle Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Weedle from the X and Y Pokemon card set.  Weedle 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.  Weedle does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Leaf Munch, this move requires one grass energy card and does 10 damage plus 20 more damage if your opponent's Pokemon is a grass type Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Weedle is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Kakuna and a stage 2 evolution in Beedrill, 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 be a pretty decent card to use in a grass type deck.  This card is pretty basic and on par with most basic Pokemon cards that have stage 1 and stage 2 evolutions, so if you were to use this card on its own I wouldn't put more than 1 of these in a deck, because if you're not facing a grass type Pokemon, this card can only do 10 damage and with only 50 hp, the card will get knocked out quite quickly.  So of course, if you're using this card in your deck, you'll want to get it into the active Pokemon spot early, and use Leaf Munch every single turn.

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 X and Y set.  Besides having a bit lower hp than I would like, this card's one move can do above average damage, and the retreat cost on the card is low.  So if you need one more basic Pokemon to use in your grass type deck, this one would fit the bill, but this is just an average card, there are definitely better basic Pokemon out there you could be using.

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Mega Venusaur EX -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Mega Venusaur EX Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Mega Venusaur EX from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first Mega Evolution Pokemon card that I've ever reviewed and also the first Pokemon card that I've reviewed that has over 200 hp.  So, Mega Venusaur EX is a Mega Evolution, EX, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 230. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Mega Venusaur does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Crisis Vine, this move requires three grass energy cards and one colorless energy card, for a total of four energy cards, and does 120 damage, plus your opponent's active Pokemon is paralyzed and poisoned.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
Before I start with the strategy, remember that this card is a Mega Evolution card and an EX card so if you use this card in your deck and it gets knocked out, your opponent gets to take two prize cards instead of one and when you evolve an EX card into its Mega Evolution, your turn ends, you cannot do anything else.  So knowing these things, you'll always want to use Mega Evolution cards with caution, but with that being said, if you are building a grass type deck that has many Pokemon that inflict special conditions on your opponent's Pokemon, this card is a must for that deck.  I could see myself using a 1-1 line of Venusaur EX and Mega Venusaur EX in a deck.  Of course you'll want to read yesterday's Venusaur EX review to know what I thought about that card, but you should definitely get Venusaur EX all set up on the bench and I would actually recommend moving Venusaur EX into the active Pokemon spot before evolving it into its Mega Evolution, that way when you evolve it, Mega Evolution Venusaur can take a lot more damage than other Pokemon so it won't be as big of deal not being able to attack the turn you evolve Venusaur.  Of course, when you get Mega Venusaur into the active Pokemon spot you can use Crisis Vine every single turn, and make sure to retreat Mega Venusaur before it is knocked out.  Other than that there isn't much strategy with this card or Venusaur EX, because both cards can just do very powerful attacks for a large amount of energy.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  Considering the fact that this is the first Mega Evolution card I have reviewed, I am going to give this card an average rating and then when I review Mega Blastoise EX I will have a better idea of just how good this card is.  But from the onset, this card doesn't look that spectacular but since it has such a high hp and can do 120 damage per turn, it should definitely be used in a grass type deck if you're building one.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Venusaur EX Full Art -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Vensusaur EX Full Art X and Y Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Venusaur EX from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first card in the Pokemon XY set and today is the official release date for this set in the United States.  Venusaur EX Full Art is a basic, EX, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 180. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Venusaur does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Poison Powder, this move requires three colorless energy cards and does 60 damage.  Besides the damage, Poison Powder also poisons the defending Pokemon.  Venusaur EX's second move is called Jungle Hammer, this move requires four energy cards, two grass and two colorless, and does 90 and also heals 30 damage from Venusaur.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
Before I start with the strategy, remember that this card is an EX card so if you use this card in your deck and it gets knocked out, your opponent gets to take two prize cards instead of one.  Also, the X and Y set is the first set to have Mega Evolution cards, so you should definitely read tomorrow's review to know if you should be using this Venusaur EX card with its Mega Evolution card.  But since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I will act as though I plan on using this card on its own in a deck.  Like most EX cards, this card is pretty slow on the attack so you'll want to set it up on the bench.  This card is a basic Pokemon card so you only need this card in your deck to use it, I would put at least three energy cards on Venusaur EX before moving it to the active Pokemon spot and then use whichever move you have the energy for.  This card would work well in a deck that has a lot of Pokemon that inflict special conditions, that way Poison Powder would cause your opponent even more stress since so many of your Pokemon can inflict Poison.  This card like I mentioned is slow and has a high retreat cost, so I would only include one in a grass type deck, but because it does have 180 hp and Jungle Hammer heals damage from Venusaur, this card should not get knocked out for quite some time in the active Pokemon spot.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average to slightly above average EX card from the X and Y set.  One of these cards would fit in perfectly in a grass type deck, and if you have this card in your deck it will inflict major damage on your opponent's Pokemon.  This card gets an above average rating from me because both of the moves Venusaur has not only do above average damage but does something extra.  The retreat cost on this card is quite high, so that is definitely something to watch out for, but hopefully once you get this card in the active Pokemon spot you will never have to retreat it.

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Sableye -- Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Review

Sableye Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Sableye from the Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Set.  Sableye is a basic, psychic type Pokemon card with an hp of 70. Sableye does not have a Resistance or Weakness, and it has a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Sableye does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move this card has is called Tight Jaw, this move requires two energy cards, one each of psychic and colorless, and does 30 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin the defending Pokemon is paralyzed.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Sableye 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 only has the one move, it is pretty limited so you won't want to use more than one of these cards in a psychic type deck.  If you use this card in your deck, you'll want to get it into the active Pokemon spot early and use Tight Jaw every turn then retreat it when it is close to being knocked out.

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 has above average hp, one good move, and a low retreat cost, but since the card only has the one move it is pretty limited therefore limiting its potential, which is why I'm giving this card just an average rating of 3.  If you are building a psychic type deck and need one more basic Pokemon in it, this card would work perfectly but otherwise it shouldn't be used in a deck.

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Monday, February 3, 2014

Kirlia -- Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Review

Kirlia Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Kirlia from the Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Set.  Kirlia is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Kirlia does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Mind Bend, for two energy cards, one each of psychic and colorless, this move does 20 damage, plus confuses the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when you flip a coin.  Kirlia's second move is called Spinning Attack, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one psychic, and does 40 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Kirlia is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Ralts into play (I reviewed Ralts from this set yesterday) and then evolve Ralts into Kirlia.  Kirlia does have a stage 2 evolution in Gardevoir which is in the Radiant Collection subset, but because I haven't reviewed that card yet I will act as though Kirlia is the final evolution in this family.  So if Kirlia is the final evolution in this line, I would stay away from both Ralts and Kirlia from this set.  I say this because Kirlia has a low hp, and only one decent move, so I wouldn't put it in a psychic type deck.  If you choose to use this card in a deck, I wouldn't use more than a 1-1 line of Ralts and Kirlia, I would try to evolve Ralts into Kirlia on the bench then use Spinning Attack every 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.  Other than the low retreat cost and average move in Mind Bend, this card is not worthy at all of being used a in a deck, it has too low of hp, and Spinning Attack is an extremely disappointing move because it requires three energy cards and does way below average damage.  So looking at Ralts and Kirlia from the Legendary Treasures set together, I would give them a 1 out of 5 rating, each individually received 2 ratings from me, but together are not good at all, so stay away from this line.

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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Ralts -- Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Review

Ralts Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Ralts from the Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Set.  Ralts is a basic, psychic type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Ralts does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Mind Bend, for two energy cards, one each of psychic and colorless, this move does 10 damage, 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 Ralts is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Kirlia and a stage 2 evolution in Gardevoir, which I'll be reviewing the next few days/weeks, I would recommend using Ralts with its evolutions.  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 psychic type deck or in any deck for that matter.  Because this card can only do 10 damage total it is quite restricted on what it can do, plus the move that only does 10 damage requires two energy cards which makes the move below average.  So I would not use this card in a deck on its own, if you choose to, don't use more than 1, try to use this card early in the game and use Mind Bend.

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.  I do like that this card has a low retreat cost, average hp, and the only move it does have not only does damage but inflicts a special condition, possibly.  But this card is below average for me because it only has one move, the move isn't slow, and it is a below average move in my opinion.

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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Mismagius -- Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Review

Mismagius Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Mismagius from the Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Set.  Mismagius is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to darkness type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Mismagius does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Absorb Life, for two energy cards, one each of psychic and colorless, this move does 30 damage, and it also heals 10 damage from Mismagius.  Mismagius's second move is called Spooky Shot, this move does 70 damage for three energy cards, two colorless and one psychic.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Mismagius is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Misdreavus into play (I reviewed Misdreavus from this set yesterday) and then evolve Misdreavus into Mismagius.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Misdreavus was an average to slightly below average Pokemon card, everything was good on it except for the only move that it had required two energy cards to attack.  So knowing this, if you choose to use this Pokemon family in your deck, I would recommend using a 2-2 line, and setting up Mismagius on the bench.  All you need is two energy cards for Mismagius to be able to attack, of course you'll want to use Spooky Shot when possible, but Absorb Life will make Mismagius's above average hp seem even higher.  This line should be used in psychic type decks, I think it will be a solid addition to any deck out there.

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.  I like that almost everything about this card is above average, both moves are great, it has a low retreat cost, and a very good hp.  This card is definitely good as a stage 1 card, together with Misdreavus from the Legendary Treasures set, I would give these two cards a 3 out of 5 rating, individually Misdreavus was a 3, Mismagius was a 4.

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