Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Aegislash #85/146 -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Aegislash Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Aegislash from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two consecutive Aegislash cards I'll be reviewing.  Aegislash is a stage 2, metal type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Aegislash's Ability is called Stance Change and says that once during your turn you may switch out this Aegislash card with one in your hand.  Besides the Ability, Aegislash has just one move called Buster Swing, this move requires four energy cards, two metal and two colorless, and does 120 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Aegislash is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Honedge into play and then evolve it into Doublade before you can evolve Doublade into Aegislash, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last couple of days.  Both of these cards are below average so they should definitely not be used without Aegislash, and like I mentioned earlier, there are two Aegislash cards in this set, so you'll have to wait until tomorrow's review to know which one I recommend using.  Of course though, if you want to utilize this card's Ability you'll want to use both Aegislash cards in your deck, so I can review this strategy tomorrow.  So all I really can go by on this card is the Buster Swing move, this move is really slow and can do a good amount of damage.  So this move fits in with the thinking of evolving Pokemon into Aegislash on the bench, then moving it into the active Pokemon spot and using Buster Swing every turn.  Because both Honedge and Doublade are so bad from this set, I wouldn't recommend using more than 1 each of the Pokemon in this line.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a slightly above average stage 2 Pokemon card from the X and Y set.  I like its one and only move, albeit slow, it is quite good.  Besides the one good move, it does have a decent hp and a very average retreat cost which will make this card definitely one to consider in a metal type deck.  With that being said, I cannot give this Pokemon family, Honedge, Doublade, and Aegislash more than a 2 out of 5 rating.  Indivudally, Doublade was a 1, Honedge a 2, and Aegislash a 4.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Doublade -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Doublade Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Doublade from the X and Y Pokemon card set.  Doublade is a stage 1, metal type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Doublade does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Dual Blades, this move requires two energy cards, one each of metal and colorless, and does 30 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip two coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Doublade is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Honedge into play (I reviewed Honedge from this set yesterday) and then evolve Honedge into Doublade.  Doublade does have a stage 2 evolution in Aegislash that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed either of the Aegislash cards from this set yet I will right this strategy section as if Double is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Honedge was an average Pokemon card but was extremely limited thus not meriting use on its own.  Because of this and the fact that Doublade has a low hp and only one move, I would not use the first two Pokemon in this family of Pokemon without using Aegislash.  If you choose to use the first two Pokemon in this line, definitely don't use more than a 2-1 line of Honedge and Doublade and use whichever move you can from the card you have in play.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a pretty miserable stage 1 Pokemon card from the X and Y set.  Not only is this card extremely limited by only having one move and no Ability, but the only move it does have may end up doing no damage at all since the move depends on coin flips.  If you get lucky and do 60 damage that is above average, but with a Pokemon that only has 80 hp, I wouldn't risk using the card in your deck to possibly do above average on one turn.  So overall, I would give the line of Honedge and Doublade from this set a 1 out of 5 rating, Honedge was a 2 and Doublade a 1.  I would just recommend staying away from this line, especially without Aegislash.

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Honedge -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Honedge Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Honedge from the X and Y Pokemon card set.  Honedge is a basic, metal type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Honedge does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Pierce which requires one metal energy card and does 10 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Honedge is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Doublade and a stage 2 evolution in Aegislash, which I'll be reviewing the next three days (there are two Aegislash cards in this set), 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 probably shouldn't be used in a deck on its own because it is so limited on what it can do with only one move.  But if you need one more Basic Pokemon card to put in your metal type deck, this one wouldn't be the worst one to use but I wouldn't put more than one of these in a deck on their own.

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 X and Y set.  This card really is average overall, but the reason I'm giving this card a 2 rather than a 3 is because it only has the one move and if used by itself won't do much in a deck to warrant its use.

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Bisharp -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Bisharp Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Bisharp from the Pokemon XY Card Set.  Bisharp is a stage 1, metal type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy retreat cost.  Bisharp does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Metal Sound.  This move requires one metal energy card and confuses the defending Pokemon.  Bisharp's second move is called Metal Wallop, this move requires two energy cards, one each of colorless and metal, and does 40 damage.  After using Metal Wallop, during Bisharp's next turn the move does 80 damage instead of 40.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Bisharp is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Pawniard into play (I reviewed Pawniard from this set yesterday) and then evolve Pawniard into Bisharp.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Pawniard was an average basic Pokemon card that had one nice move that could do a little more than average damage but the move was on the slower side.  So I had said you could use that card on your own which you still can, but I would highly recommend using both Pawniard and Bisharp in a metal type deck together and would use up to a 3-2 line of them.  I would try and get Bisharp into the active Pokemon spot as early as possible in the game and use Metal Wallop every turn.  On average, this move should do 60 damage per turn for only two energy cards.  Plus, if you get this card out into the active Pokemon spot early enough it could prevent your opponent from attacking you if you confuse it or later in the game you could confuse the defending Pokemon and possibly have them knock themselves out.

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.  Most things are pretty average on this card, hp, retreat cost, and two moves, but what makes this card above average is the fact that Metal Wallop can do up to 80 damage per turn for only two energy cards, this move is extremely quick and early in the game this move should be able to knock out most basic Pokemon in one turn.  Overall, I would give Pawniard and Bisharp from this set a 4 out of 5 rating, both cards are good but not great, but together they make a great team.

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Pawniard -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Pawniard Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Pawniard from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  Pawniard is a basic, metal type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Pawniard does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Cut Down, this move requires one colorless energy card and allows you to discard an energy card attached to the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when you flip a coin.  Pawniard's second move is called Metal Claw, this move requires two energy cards, one each of metal and colorless, and does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Pawniard is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Bisharp, 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 if I were to use this Pawniard card in a deck, I definitely wouldn't use more than one of them because it is slower on the attack, but if I did use one I would want to get it into the active Pokemon spot early, use Cut Down first to hopefully prevent my opponent's active Pokemon from attacking and then after that use Metal Claw.  Metal Claw does do above average damage but it is a slower 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 X and Y set.  Nothing really stands out to me about this card, that is why it is average.  Average hp, retreat cost, and moves.  Like I mentioned in the strategy section of this post, this card may be used in a deck on its own, but it will be a bit slower, but still should be a good starter Pokemon.

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Friday, April 25, 2014

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

Skarmory EX Full Art Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Skarmory EX and Skarmory EX Full Art from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  Skarmory EX is a basic, EX, metal type Pokemon card with an hp of 170. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Skarmory does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Joust, for two colorless energy cards this move does 30 damage plus this move lets you remove all Pokemon tool cards attached to the defending Pokemon before doing the 30 damage.  Skarmory's second move is called Tailspin Piledriver, this move requires three energy cards, two metal and one colorless, and does 80 damage, plus if your opponent's active Pokemon has any damage on it, this move does 40 more damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Skarmory 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, this card would work perfectly in a metal type deck that includes Pokemon that can spread damage around.  If Skarmory EX was in this type of deck, you could use those other Pokemon first, set up Skarmory on the bench, and get all of your opponent's Pokemon to have 10 damage or more on them.  Then you could move Skarmory into the active Pokemon spot and use Tailspin Piledriver every turn being able to do 120 damage per turn because all of your opponent's Pokemon have damage on them.  By doing 120 damage every turn, you can easily knock out every Pokemon card in the TCG in two moves or less.  Because Skarmory EX really depends on other Pokemon getting damage to your opponent's Pokemon first, I would only include one Skarmory EX card in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very good EX Pokemon card from the X and Y set.  Even though value-wise this card isn't worth that much, I still think it is worth using in a metal type deck especially if you can spread damage around.  The reason I'm not giving this card a 5 out of 5 rating is because Joust doesn't do much for me.  Another positive about this card is its low retreat cost which greatly helps prevent having your opponent taking two prize cards from their bench if they knock this ultra rare card out.

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

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

Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Yveltal EX and Yveltal EX Full Art from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  Yveltal EX is a basic, EX, darkness type Pokemon card with an hp of 170. It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Yveltal does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Evil Ball, this move requires two energy cards, one each of colorless and darkness, and does 20 damage plus 20 more damage for each energy card attached to both Yveltal and your opponent's active Pokemon.  Yveltal EX's second move is called Y Cyclone, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one darkness, and does 90 damage, unfortunately after using this move you have to move an energy card attached to Yveltal to one of your benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Yveltal 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, this card is in my opinion that good that I would build a darkness type deck around it.  I would include at least two Yveltal EX cards in your deck and set both of them up on the bench putting at least 3 energy cards on each of them.  Then when you have three energy cards or more on one of your Yveltal and your opponent's Pokemon is all set up, move this card into the active Pokemon spot and use Evil Ball right away to hopefully knock the defending Pokemon out.  All you would have to do is put 4 energy cards on Yveltal EX to be able to do 100 damage per turn with Evil Ball plus more damage if the defending Pokemon had any energy cards on it.  So if you're considering building a darkness type deck, this card is one I would suggest using and even building your deck around it.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an amazing EX card from the X and Y set.  Not only does this card have a good hp, but both of its moves are very good with Evil Ball being absolutely amazing and a devastating move to your opponent.  I have always liked cards where you can stack up energy cards on them and they can do massive damage and this is one of those cards.  So if you like powerful, attacking cards, this card is for you!

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Yveltal -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Yveltal Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Yveltal from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  Yveltal is a basic, darkness type Pokemon card with an hp of 130, it has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Yveltal does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Oblivion Wing, this move requires one darkness energy card and does 30 damage.  Besides doing the 30 damage, this move also allows you to move a discarded darkness energy card to one of your benched Pokemon.  Yveltal's second move is called Darkness Blade, this move requires three energy cards, two darkness and one colorless, and does 100 damage.  However, when using this move, you must flip a coin, if you get a tails you can't attack during your next turn.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Yveltal 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, I definitely wouldn't base a deck around Yveltal alone because if you're aren't extremely lucky, this card isn't going to average more than 50 damage a turn, but this card could definitely be used in a deck but I wouldn't use more than 2.  You could try and use this card as a starter type Pokemon and use Oblivion Wing many times while setting up your benched Pokemon or you could set Yveltal up on the bench, put three energy cards on it and later in the game when you have plenty of energy cards in your discard pile you could move it into the active Pokemon spot and use Oblivion Wing to get those energy cards back, or you could use Darkness Blade to try and knock out your opponent's active Pokemon in one move.

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.  The thing I like most about this card is its high hp but couple that with the fact it can do 30 damage from the get go with only one energy cards and this card is definitely going to be a staple in almost all darkness type decks out there.  Darkness Blade is a great move if you only plan on using it once and then retreating, but make sure to know that you may end up only being able to use that move once every other turn and averaging 50 damage a turn.  Overall this is a great card that should definitely be in plenty of decks.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Malamar #77/146 -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Malamar Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Malamar from the Pokemon XY Card Set.  This is the second of two consecutive Malamar cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Malamar is a stage 1, darkness type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy retreat cost.  Malamar does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Mental Panic, this move requires one colorless energy card and does 30 damage to your opponent's active Pokemon, plus if your opponent tries to attack during their next turn they must flip a coin and if they get a tails they can't attack.  Malamar's second move is called Puncture, this move does 70 damage for three energy cards, two darkness and one colorless.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Malamar is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get one of the two Inkay cards from this set onto your bench and then evolve Inkay into Malamar.  I have reviewed both Inkay cards from this set the past two days as well as the other Malamar card.  After reviewing all of those cards, you'll want to use the Inkay numbered 75 and this Malamar card in a darkness type deck.  Both of these Pokemon can attack quickly and are very good overall.  So if you're building a darkness type deck, I would include up to a 3-2 line of this family.  You can move either Pokemon into the active Pokemon spot whenever and when you get Malamar into play you'll want to use Puncture most turns unless you're afraid Malamar will get knocked out its next turn then you could use Mental Panic instead and hope your opponent flips a tails when flipping a coin.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a very good stage 1 Pokemon card and a card that should definitely be used in most darkness type decks out there.  I like that it has a high hp and two very good, powerful moves.  The only downside on this card is the retreat cost, but the cost to retreat is still lower than its move with the highest energy cost.  Overall, I would give the line of Inkay and Malamar from the X and Y set, at least the ones I said to use, a 4 out of 5 rating, both Pokemon are very good.  Individually I gave Inkay a 3 and Malamar a 5.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Malamar #76/146 -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Malamar Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Malamar from the Pokemon XY Card Set.  This is the first of two consecutive Malamar cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Malamar is a stage 1, darkness type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy retreat cost.  Malamar does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Mental Trash, this move requires one darkness energy card and this move makes your opponent flip 4 coins, for each tails they get they must discard a card from their hand.  Malamar's second move is called Distortion Beam, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one darkness, and does 30 damage, plus if your opponent gets a heads when they flip a coin their active Pokemon is put to sleep, if they flip a tails they are confused.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Malamar is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get one of the two Inkay cards from this set onto your bench and then evolve Inkay into Malamar.  I have reviewed both Inkay cards from this set the past two days and the one I reviewed yesterday, number 75/146 is the Inkay I would recommend using with this Malamar card.  However this is a mute point because I wouldn't use this line at all in a deck.  I say this because neither of Malamar's moves are very good and for three energy cards you should be able to do a lot more damage than just 30.  But if you choose to use this line of Inkay and Malamar in your deck, don't use more than a 2-2 line and use whichever move you have the necessary energy for and the move that does the most damage.

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 from the X and Y set.  Even though this Malamar card has a high hp, low retreat cost, and two moves I'm still giving it a below average rating because neither of its moves are very good.  Together with the two Inkay cards from this set, I would give this family a 2 out of 5 rating, it shouldn't be used in darkness type or any type of decks out there.

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Inkay #75/146 -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Inkay Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Inkay from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of two consecutive Inkay cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Inkay is a basic, darkness type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. This Inkay card 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 10 damage.  Inkay's second move is called Puncture, this move requires two energy cards, one each of darkness and colorless, and does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Inkay is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Malamar, 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, but I can discuss which Inkay card from this set is better.  So, on its own this card can definitely be used as a starter type Pokemon in a deck.  Try and get this card out into the active Pokemon spot early in the game and use whichever move you have the necessary amount of energy cards for.  Because this card only requires two energy cards maximum to attack, you will easily have time to set up your benched Pokemon while this card is attacking.  Because this card does have a low hp, only 50, I would not put more than two of these in a deck on their own.  Of course, if you are debating on which Inkay card to use in your set from the X and Y set and are not using Malamar, you really have no option but to use this one in 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 X and Y set.  Other than having a low hp, this card is pretty much average overall and would work well in a darkness type deck.  Both of the moves this card has are average and standard to good starter type Pokemon.  So if you're building a darkness type deck, this card definitely won't do your deck any harm.

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Inkay #74/146 -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Inkay Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Inkay from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two consecutive Inkay cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Inkay is a basic, darkness type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Inkay's Ability is called Upside-Down Evolution and says that if Inkay is confused you may search your deck for a Malamar card and evolve Inkay into Malamar.  Besides the Ability, this Inkay card just has one move called Confusion Wave, this move requires one darkness energy card and confuses both Inkay and the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Inkay is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Malamar, which I'll be reviewing in two days since there are two Inkay in this set, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet and I haven't even reviewed the second Inkay card from this set, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution or knowing which Inkay card is better.  So, on its own I would definitely not use this card because it really can't do anything at all without Malamar.  Sure, you can confuse the defending Pokemon and yourself, but you can't use Upside-Down Evolution without a Malamar in the deck.  So it is a mute point trying to use this Inkay card without Malamar in your deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 0 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this card cannot be rated based on using it by itself because you really can't use it successfully and if you do choose to use the card it is pretty much worthless.  So please wait until I review the two Malamar cards from this set to know if this card should be used or not.

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Zoroark -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Zoroark Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Zoroark from the Pokemon XY Card Set.  Zoroark is a stage 1, darkness type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy retreat cost.  Zoroark does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Corner, this move requires one darkness energy card and does 30 damage, plus it makes your opponent's active Pokemon unable to retreat during their next turn.  Zoroark's next move is called Night Claw, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one darkness and does 100 damage, however if you get a tails when flipping a coin you must discard two energy cards attached to Zoroark.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Zoroark is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Zorua into play (I reviewed Zorua from this set yesterday) and then evolve Zorua into Zoroark.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Zorua was a below average basic Pokemon card from this set.  Because Zorua is below average, if you use this card in your deck, I would set it up on the bench.  Also, because Night Claw is the main move you'll want to use with this card, I would only include one of these in a deck and put several energy cards on it, up to 5.  That way, even if you flip a tails the first turn using Night Claw, you would be able to use that move right away the next turn.  Of course if you don't have enough energy cards on Zoroark to use Night Claw you'll have to use Corner.

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.  I like that this card has an above average hp, low retreat cost, and two good moves.  This card can be pretty dominant if you give it some time and strike some luck.  Overall, I would give the line of Zorua and Zoroark from the X and Y set a 3 out of 5 rating, together they are average, individually Zorua was below average and Zoroark was above average.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Zorua -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Zorua Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Zorua from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  Zorua is a basic, darkness type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Zorua does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Scratch.  For one darkness energy card this move does 10 damage.  Zorua's second move is called Nasty Plot and says that for two energy cards, one each of darkness and colorless, you can search your deck for a card and put it into your hand.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Zorua is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Zoroark, 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 Zorua in a deck.  I say this because Zorua has a below average hp and only one decent move.  This card is not that bad but I wouldn't use it.  If you choose to use this card in your deck, of course you'll want to use Scratch most turns unless you need a specific card from your deck, then you would use Nasty Plot.  But especially if you're using this card without Zoroark, I wouldn't put two energy cards on this card in case it gets knocked out.

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 X and Y set.  This card has a low hp, and one of the two moves it has isn't the greatest (Nasty Plot) but overall it could be used in a deck if you really need one more card to use.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Krookodile -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Krookodile Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Krookodile from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  Krookodile is a stage 2, darkness type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Krookodile does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Bother, for three energy cards, two colorless and one darkness, this move does 50 damage, plus if you get a heads when flipping a coin, your opponent cannot play any supporter cards during their next turn.  Krookodile's second and final move is called Knock Back, this move requires four energy cards, two each of darkness and colorless, and does 80 damage, plus your opponent must switch their active Pokemon with one of their benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Krookodile is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Sandile into play and then evolve it into Krokorok before you can evolve Krokorok into Krookodile, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last couple of days.  Both of these cards are average so they could be used in a deck without Krookodile, but of course you'd like to use them with their final evolution.  Because Krookodile is at least an average card, you can definitely use this entire Pokemon family in a deck.  I would like to zone in specifically on this Krookodile card and its move called Knock Back.  Because this move does 80 damage and then sends that Pokemon to the bench, it is pretty much a spread damage type move, so you'll want to include this Pokemon in a spread damage type deck.  I wouldn't include more than a 3-2-2 line of Sandile, Krokorok, and Krookodile in your deck since all three evolutions are slow, but this line is definitely a line a deck can be built around.  Krookodile would be your main Pokemon and then you would need several Pokemon with moves that do 10 or 20 damage to each of your opponent's benched Pokemon.  That way you could use Knock Back several turns, retreat it to your bench, and spread damage around using that other Pokemon, knocking out multiple Pokemon at once.

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 that would work perfectly in a spread damage type deck.  The reason I'm not giving this card more than an average rating is because of its slowness and high retreat cost.  But overall, this Pokemon family could definitely be used in a deck and get a 4 out of 5 rating from me, individually each of the Pokemon in this line were 3 out of 5.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Krokorok -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Krokorok Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Krokorok from the X and Y Pokemon card set.  Krokorok is a stage 1, darkness type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Krokorok does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Crunch and for two colorless energy cards this move does 20 damage plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin the defending Pokemon must have an energy card discarded from it.  Krokorok's second move is called Darkness Fang, this move does 60 damage for three energy cards, two darkness and one colorless.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Krokorok is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Sandile into play (I reviewed Sandile from this set yesterday) and then evolve Sandile into Krokorok.  Krokorok does have a stage 2 evolution in Krookodile 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 Krokorok is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review of Sandile you'll know that I thought it was an average to slightly below average basic Pokemon card that had a high hp, retreat cost, and two moves, both doing a good amount of damage but both moves being fairly slow.  I recommended against using that card in a deck on its own because of its slowness.  Knowing that Sandile is slow as well as Krokorok, if you choose to use the first two Pokemon in this line without Krookodile, I wouldn't use more than a 1-1 line in a darkness type deck.  I would evolve Sandile into Krokorok on the bench and try and use Darkness Fang every time in the active Pokemon spot, of course if you have less than three energy cards on it you'll have to use Crunch instead which could be useful early on in the game by buying time allowing you to set up your bench Pokemon while your opponent's Pokemon is unable to attack.

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.  Sandile from this family was a slightly below average 3 out of 5, but this Krokorok is a solid 3 out of 5.  Besides having a high retreat cost, everything else on this card is pretty average.  So if you're building a darkness type deck, this Pokemon line wouldn't be the worst line to put in your deck.  Overall I would rate Sandile and Krokorok from this set a 3 out of 5, both individually were 3s.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Sandile -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Sandile Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Sandile from the X and Y Pokemon card set.  Sandile is a basic, darkness type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Sandile does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Ram, this move does 20 damage for two colorless energy cards.  Sandile's second move is called Darkness Fang, this move requires three energy cards, two darkness and one colorless, and does 50 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Sandile is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Krokorok and a stage 2 evolution in Krookodile, 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, even though this card has two moves that do plenty of damage, I would not use this card in a deck.  The main reason for saying this is that Sandile is too slow for my liking and it has too high of a retreat cost.  If you do choose to use this card in your deck, definitely don't use more than one, and use whatever move you have the energy cost for when attacking.  Because this card is so slow, it would be better to set this card up on your bench.

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 can do a lot of damage and has a high hp, but it is too slow requiring two and three energy cards to attack plus its retreat cost is extremely high.  So if you're looking for a basic Pokemon card to use in your darkness type deck, this one is worthy of a look but I'd probably look elsewhere first.

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sableye -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Sableye Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Sableye from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  Sableye is a basic, darkness type Pokemon card with an hp of 80, it has no weakness or resistance and has a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Sableye does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Filch, for one colorless energy card this move allows you to draw a card.  Sableye's second move is called Rip Claw, this move requires two energy cards, one each of darkness and colorless, and does 30 damage.  Besides doing the damage, this move also allows you to discard an energy card attached to the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when you flip a coin.

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, I could definitely see using up to two of these Sableye cards in a darkness type deck.  I would limit this card to two because it doesn't evolve into anything else and it does require two energy cards to do damage.  Because this card can attack for only one energy card it is an ideal starter type Pokemon card, I would get one of your Sableye cards into play as soon as possible and use whichever move you can.  Rip Claw is a very good move, not only does it do above average damage, but if you discard an energy card attached to your opponent's Pokemon, it should give you time to set up your own Pokemon.

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.  There really isn't anything to dislike about this card and it should definitely be considered when building any darkness type deck out there.  I like its above average hp, the fact it has two moves, and that its retreat cost is low.  So if you're building a darkness type deck, you really can't go wrong by adding this card to it.

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Conkeldurr -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Conkeldurr Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Conkeldurr from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  Conkeldurr is a stage 2, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Conkeldurr does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Wake-Up Slap, this move requires one fighting energy card and does 30 damage plus if your opponent's active Pokemon is affected by a special condition, this move removes that condition from it and does 90 damage to it instead.  Conkeldurr's second move is called Dynamic Punch, this move requires three energy cards, two fighting and one colorless, and does 60 damage plus 40 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin, plus if you get a heads the defending Pokemon is confused.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Conkeldurr is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Timburr into play and then evolve it into Gurdurr before you can evolve Gurdurr into Conkeldurr, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last couple of days.  Both of these cards are pretty good which means that even if this Conkeldurr card is just average I probably would still recommend using this Pokemon family in a deck.  So this Conkeldurr card is definitely better than average so I would recommend using a 3-2-2 line of this Pokemon family from the X and Y set in a fighting type deck.  This family shouldn't be your main Pokemon family, but more like a second tier family.  I would try and get one Timburr into the active Pokemon spot early and evolve it from there and then set one Timburr on the bench.  Whenever you have Conkeldurr in the active Pokemon spot you will definitely want to use Dynamic Punch when you can, I would only use Wake-Up Slap when I have less than three energy cards on Conkeldurr.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average card overall in the X and Y Pokemon card set.  I like both of Conkeldurr's moves, both do above average damage and more for the number of energy cards they require to attack.  So pair this above average card with two solid Basic and Stage 1 Pokemon and I would definitely recommend using this line in your deck.  Overall, I would give the line of Timburr, Gurdurr, and Conkeldurr a 4 out of 5 rating.  Individually, Timburr and Conkeldurr were 4s and Gurdurr was a 3.

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Gurdurr -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Gurdurr Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gurdurr from the X and Y Pokemon card set.  Gurdurr is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Gurdurr does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Pummel, for two energy cards, one each of fighting and colorless, this move does 20 damage plus 20 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin.  Gurdurr's second move is called Hammer Arm, this move requires three energy cards, two fighting and one colorless, and does 60 damage, plus you get to discard the top card of your opponent's deck.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Gurdurr is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Timburr into play (I reviewed Timburr from this set yesterday) and then evolve Timburr into Gurdurr.  Gurdurr does have a stage 2 evolution in Conkeldurr 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 Gurdurr is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review of Timburr you'll know that I thought it was a pretty solid basic Pokemon card that could be used on its own but you wouldn't want to use too many of them in a deck because they take two energy cards to attack and two energy cards to retreat.  So you could definitely use that card with this Gurdurr card, if you're building a fighting type deck I would definitely consider this Pokemon family and would use up to a 2-2 line of Timburr and Gurdurr in it.  No matter what Pokemon is in the active Pokemon spot I would use Pummel when you have two energy cards and then if you have Gurdurr in the active Pokemon spot you could use Hammer Arm when it has three energy cards on it.  You'll definitely want to have at least 2 energy cards on Gurdurr before putting it into the active Pokemon spot so it won't be too hard for you to retreat if you need to.

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.  This card really is just average, it has an average hp, and two average moves, plus a high retreat cost.  Overall, I would give the line of Timburr and Gurdurr from this set a 3 out of 5 rating, individually Gurdurr was a 3 and Timburr a 4.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Timburr -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Timburr Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Timburr from the X and Y Pokemon card set.  Timburr is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Timburr does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move this card has is called Pummel, for two energy cards, one each of fighting and colorless, this move does 20 damage, plus it does 20 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Timburr is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Gurdurr and a stage 2 evolution in Conkeldurr, 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 could definitely be used in a fighting type deck.  Just on the face of it, Pummel is an average move, but if you add in the fact the move could do 40 damage a turn and that it has above average hp for a basic Pokemon card, this is definitely a card to consider using as a starter type Pokemon in your deck.  I would not use more than 2 of these in a deck without the other Pokemon in this family just because it does require two energy cards to attack and has a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  But if you get this card into the active Pokemon spot early, Pummel will be able to pummel some basic Pokemon in a turn of two for sure.

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, and the one move it does have good be an above average move if you get a heads when you flip a coin.  So overall, I would recommend using this card in your deck on its own, so if you need another card or two for your deck, make sure to check this Timburr card out.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Solrock -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Solrock Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Solrock from the Pokemon XY Card Set.  Solrock is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy retreat cost.  Solrock does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Cosmic Spin, this move requires one colorless energy card and does 10 damage, plus if you have a Lunatone on your bench it does 30 more damage.  Solrock's second move is called Solar Beam, this move requires three energy cards, two fighting and one colorless, and does 60 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Solrock is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Lunatone into play (I reviewed Lunatone from this set yesterday) and then evolve Lunatone into Solrock.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Lunatone was an average to slightly above average basic Pokemon card, it had a good hp and two moves.  Because of this, Lunatone could easily be used on its own, so if you want to use this Pokemon line in your deck, I would suggest using a 2-2 line.  That way, you can get one Lunatone evolved right away, move that card to the active Pokemon spot and have another Lunatone on the bench so Solrock's Cosmic Spin attack can do 40 damage per turn.  If you have the necessary energy, Solar Beam is a good move to use, it is average overall but 60 damage is quite a bit from a stage 1 card.

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.  There really is nothing to complain about with this card, it is just average overall.  I would definitely recommend using this card in a deck and I especially like the kicker Cosmic Spin has on it.  So overall, I would give the Pokemon family of Lunatone and Solrock a 4 out of 5 rating, individually each was a 3, but together they are above average.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Lunatone -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Lunatone Pokemon X and Y Card Review
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Lunatone from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  Lunatone is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Lunatone does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Double Draw, for one colorless energy card this move allows you to draw two cards.  Lunatone's second move is called Moonblast, this move requires two energy cards, one each of fighting and colorless, and does 20 damage plus any damage done to your Pokemon by your opponent during their next turn is reduced by 20.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Lunatone is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Soltrock, 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 easily be used in a fighting type deck if you're looking for that final basic Pokemon to use.  This card has a high hp so it will allow you to set up your benched Pokemon for awhile if you get Lunatone into the active Pokemon spot to start the game, and if you use Double Draw the first turn and Moonblast after that, you will have the potential to get evolution cards or energy cards you need with its first move and be able to do damage to the defending Pokemon with Lunatone's second move.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a slightly above average basic Pokemon card from the X and Y set.  Even though this card is above average in my opinion it isn't that great that I am going to give it a 4 rating.  I do like that it has a high hp, low retreat cost and two moves.  Both moves are average but Moonblast's extra effect may help you late in the game if you have Lunatone in the active Pokemon spot, it may save you from getting knocked out.  So all in all, if you need a solid basic Pokemon card to use in your fighting type deck, this card should definitely be considered.

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Rhyperior -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Rhyperior Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Rhyperior from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  Rhyperior is a stage 2, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 160.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Rhyperior does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Rock Blast, this move requires one fighting energy card and does 50 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip a coin for each fighting energy attached to Rhyperior.   Rhyperior's second move is called Rock Wrecker, this move requires four energy cards, two each of fighting and colorless, and does 130 damage.  However, after using Rhyperior's Rock Wrecker attack, it cannot attack the next turn.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Rhyperior is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Rhyhorn into play and then evolve it into Rhydon before you can evolve Rhydon into Rhyperior, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last couple of days.  Both of these cards are absolutely dreadful and should be avoided at all costs, so this Rhyperior card really has to be amazing for me to want to recommend using it in a deck.  And unfortunately this card isn't that good, it is definitely better than the first two cards in this family in the X and Y set but I wouldn't recommend using it in a deck.  If you really want to use this entire line in a deck, I would include a 1-1-1 line and set up the line on the bench, get four energy cards on Rhyperior and then use Rock Wrecker when in the active Pokemon spot if you can knock the defending Pokemon out in one move, otherwise if you're feeling lucky and you have four fighting energy cards on Rhyperior use Rock Blast.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average card overall in the X and Y Pokemon card set.  I like that this card has a high hp and two average to slightly above average moves, but the card is really slow and the retreat cost is high, plus you have to take into account the first two Pokemon in this line and how bad they are, because overall, I would give this line a 2 out of 5 rating, individually Rhyhorn and Rhydon were ones and this card of course was a 3.

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Rhydon -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Rhydon Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Rhydon from the X and Y Pokemon card set.  Rhydon is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Rhydon does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Horn Drill, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one fighting, and does 50 damage.  Rhydon's second move is called Mad Mountain, this move requires four energy cards, three fighting and one colorless, and allows you to discard a card from your opponent's deck for each damage counter on Rhydon if you get two heads when you flip  two coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Rhydon is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Rhyhorn into play (I reviewed Rhyhorn from this set yesterday) and then evolve Rhyhorn into Rhydon.  Rhydon does have a stage 2 evolution in Rhyperior 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 Rhydon is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review of Rhyhorn you'll know that I thought that basic Pokemon card was pretty miserable and shouldn't be used in a deck on its own.  Because Rhyhorn was that bad and this card is just as bad, I would not recommend using either of those two Pokemon in a fighting type deck.  So unless tomorrow's review of Rhyperior is amazing, I would stay away from this entire family in the X and Y set.  If for some strange reason you want to use this Pokemon line in your deck, I wouldn't use more than 1 each of Rhyhorn and Rhydon and then I would use Horn Drill most turns, there is really no point to using Mad Mountain because you only have a 1/4 chance of being able to do anything.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is another miserable stage 1 Pokemon card from the X and Y set.  Even though this card has a high hp and two moves, this card is not worth using.  Horn Drill does below average damage for the amount of energy cards it requires and Mad Mountain is a pointless move that can never really be used anyways.  Again, stay away from this entire Pokemon family.  Combined I would give the line of Rhyhorn and Rhydon a 1 out of 5 rating, both Pokemon are equally as bad.

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Rhyhorn -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Rhyhorn Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Rhyhorn from the X and Y Pokemon card set.  Rhyhorn is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Rhyhorn does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Dig Out, for one fighting energy card this move does 10 damage and forces you to discard the top card of your card, however if this card is a fighting energy card, you may attach it to Rhyhorn.  Rhyhorn's second move is called Horn Drill, this move does 40 damage for three energy cards, two colorless and one fighting.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Rhyhorn is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Rhydon and a stage 2 evolution in Rhyperior, 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 recommend using this card.  I say this because even though Rhyhorn has a high hp and two moves, the retreat cost is too high for my liking, this card is too slow to do much damage, and both moves do way below average damage.  However, if you're forced to use this card in your fighting type deck, make sure to not put more than one of these in your deck and use whichever move you have the necessary amount of energy for.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is another very poor basic Pokemon card from the X and Y set.  Even though this card is fully loaded with a good hp and two moves, this card is still terrible in my opinion.  Neither of Rhyhorn's moves are very good and with a retreat cost so high, there are a plethora of other basic Pokemon cards you should be using out there instead of Rhyhorn from the X and Y set.

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Dugtrio -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Dugtrio Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Dugtrio from the Pokemon XY Card Set.  Dugtrio is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy retreat cost.  Dugtrio does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Earthquake, for one fighting energy card this move does 60 damage, however it also does 10 damage to each of your benched Pokemon.  Dugtrio's second move is called Rock Tumble, this move also does 60 damage but for three energy cards, two colorless and one fighting.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Dugtrio is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Diglett into play (I reviewed Diglett from this set yesterday) and then evolve Diglett into Dugtrio.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Diglett was an average to slightly below average basic Pokemon card that probably shouldn't be used on its own but would be okay using with this Dugtrio card.  If you decide to use this Pokemon family in your fighting type deck, I would recommend using a 2-2 or 1-1 line, evolving Diglett into Dugtrio on the bench and putting 3 energy cards on Dugtrio so when it is moved to the active Pokemon spot you can use Rock Tumble right away.  If you pair this Dugtrio card with a Pokemon that can move damage counters from your own Pokemon to your opponent's Pokemon, you'll definitely want to use Earthquake often, but if you don't have the necessary Pokemon, stay away from Earthquake.

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.  Even though both of Dugtrio's moves can do 60 damage, neither are really above average moves so Dugtrio is just a solid stage 1 Pokemon card that can easily be inserted into a plethora of fighting type decks out there.  I would give the family of Diglett and Dugtrio a 3 out of 5 rating as well, individually Diglett was a 2, Dugtrio a 3.

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Diglett -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Diglett from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  Diglett is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Diglett does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Mine, for one fighting energy card this move allows you to look at the top card of your opponent's deck and make your opponent shuffle their deck if you want.  Diglett's second move is called Mud-Slap, this move requires two energy cards, one each of fighting and colorless, and does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Diglett is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Dugtrio, 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 probably shouldn't be used because it has a low hp and cannot do damage for only one energy card.  However, if you're in a pinch, I could definitely see putting one of these cards into a fighting type deck.  When in the active Pokemon spot you'll want to use whichever move you can.  Mine actually may do a fair amount of "damage" to your opponent if they have a card they really want on the top of their deck and you make them shuffle it into their deck.

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.  Although this card does have two moves and a low retreat cost, this card isn't average because of its low hp and the fact that neither of Diglett's two moves are anything above average.  Definitely look elsewhere first before trying to put this basic Pokemon card into your deck.

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