Saturday, May 31, 2014

Metapod -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Metapod from the Flashfire Pokemon Card set.  Metapod 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.  Metapod's Ability is called Adaptive Evolution, this allows you to evolve Metapod on the first turn you play this card.  Besides the Ability, Metapod has one move called Harden, this move requires two colorless energy cards and prevents all damage done to Metapod by your opponent's active Pokemon if that Pokemon does 60 damage or less.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Metapod is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Caterpie into play (I reviewed Caterpie from this set yesterday) and then evolve Caterpie into Metapod.  Metapod does have a stage 2 evolution in Butterfree 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 Metapod is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review of Caterpie, you'll know that I thought the card was below average and quite limited in what it could do because it had such a low hp and only one move.  But because you can utilize Caterpie's Ability and evolve it into Metapod right away this should help if you're looking to use the first two Pokemon in this line.  However, this Metapod card is quite similar to Caterpie in that it can evolve right away into Butterfree which you'll more than likely want to do, but because I haven't reviewed that card yet this Ability won't help us.  Your only option with this card is to use Harden every turn which never does any damage, only prevents your opponent from attacking you.  So the only way I could see someone wanting to use this Pokemon in a deck is if they think they can set up their benched Pokemon extremely quickly, so you would get Caterpie and then Metapod into the active Pokemon spot to start the game, use Harden every turn until your benched Pokemon is ready and then move one of those Pokemon into the active Pokemon spot.  I personally would stay away from this line at all costs.

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 Flashfire set.  If you want to use this card without using Butterfree this card is absolutely horrendous because you can't attack with it and it has a low hp.  But if you think you can accomplish a lot with a defensive card go for it and use this card.  But in my opinion, both of the first two Pokemon in this lot are pretty bad, both individually and as a group these Pokemon get 1s from me.

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Caterpie -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Caterpie Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Caterpie from the Flashfire set.  This is the first card in the Flashfire set and the first of many Flashfire reviews to come.  Caterpie 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.  Caterpie's Ability is called Adaptive Evolution and says that you can evolve Caterpie as soon as it is put in play if you like.  The only move Caterpie has is called Bug Bite, this move requires one grass energy card and does 10 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Caterpie is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Metapod and a stage 2 evolution in Butterfree, 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 isn't that great.  I say this because you can't utilize its Ability and evolve it right away if you're using this card on its own.  And if you can't evolve it, this card is quite limited in just being able to use Bug Bite.  This move isn't all that bad, but with only 40 hp on the card, you'll get knocked out quite quick later in games.  So I would not recommend using this card in a deck on its own.  If you choose to, make sure to not use very many of these and use Bug Bite as soon as possible, and retreat Caterpie as soon as you get a Pokemon set up on your bench.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card from the Flashfire set and puts a bad taste in your mouth regarding cards from this set.  But really, the only thing bad about this card is its extremely low hp, otherwise this card's Ability is good as well as its only move, it is just limited.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Furfrou -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Furfrou Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Furfrou from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  Furfrou is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 90, it has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Furfrou's Ability is called Fur Coat and says that any damage done to Furfrou by attacks is reduced by 20.  Besides the Ability, Furfrou just has one move called Energy Cutoff, this move requires three colorless energy cards and does 80 damage. Plus, if you get a heads when you flip a coin, you may discard an energy card attached to the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Furfrou 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, because the only move on this card requires three colorless energy cards to use, you shouldn't use more than one of these in a deck.  You'll want to get this card onto your bench and put three energy cards on it so you can move it to the active Pokemon spot and use Energy Cutoff every turn.  This move is an above average move and it may prevent your opponent's active Pokemon from attacking as well if you can discard some energy cards from it.  I would definitely recommend using this card in a deck because Furfrou's attack and Ability are both good and because this card is a colorless type card it will work in any type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average to slightly above average basic Pokemon card from the X and Y set.  There isn't anything I don't like about this card, but nothing out of this card is that out of the ordinary that I would give the card an above average rating.  This doesn't prevent me from wanting to use this card in a deck because I definitely would consider using it in almost any type deck I'm building.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Fletchling -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Fletchling Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Fletchling from the X and Y Pokemon card set.  Fletchling is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Fletchling does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Me First, for one colorless energy card this move allows you to draw a card.  Fletchling's second move is called Peck, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Fletchling is a basic Pokemon with a stage 1 evolution in Fletchinder and a stage 2 evolution in Talonflame, you'll probably want to use this card with its evolutions.  I have actually reviewed those two Pokemon earlier in the month and you can read those reviews yourself.  Both of those cards are average to slightly below average so this Pokemon family isn't a Pokemon line that is a must have for any deck.  If you just plan on using this Fletchling in your deck as a starter type Pokemon, it is an average card to use.  Because it does have two moves, you can move it to the active Pokemon spot early in the game, then use Me First the first turn and Peck after that.  I personally wouldn't use this card in a deck, or the Pokemon family because it has too low of hp, but it wouldn't be the worst card you could use in your deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average to slightly below average basic Pokemon card from the X and Y set.  I like this card because it has two decent moves, but I am giving this card a below average rating because it has a lower hp, and neither move Fletchling has are that great.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Diggersby -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Diggersby Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Diggersby from the Pokemon XY Card Set.  Diggersby is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy retreat cost.  Diggersby does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Pickup, for two colorless energy cards, this move allows you to move 2 item cards from your discard pile and put them back into your hand.  Diggersby's second move is called Dig, this move requires three colorless energy cards and does 50 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin, all effects of an attack from your opponent during their next turn are prevented.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Diggersby is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Bunnelby into play (I reviewed Bunnelby from this set yesterday) and then evolve Bunnelby into Diggersby.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Bunnelby was an average to slightly below average Pokemon card that could be used on its own because of the fact it could prevent your opponent from attacking.  This Diggersby card is pretty similar to Bunnelby because of its Dig move, it can just do more damage.  So if you decide to use Bunnelby in your deck, I would make a 1-1 line of Bunnelby and Diggersby.  You can still use the strategy of getting this line into the active Pokemon spot quickly and then making your opponent unable to attack with Dig.

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 is getting a little lower rating from me because I gave Bunnelby a higher rating yesterday and didn't want both of the Pokemon in this line to have a higher rating than they should be.  Like I said in the strategy section of this post, if you use Bunnelby, I would highly recommend using Diggersby in your deck because it has a good hp, and Dig is a pretty decent move if you get a heads when you flip a coin.  Altogether, I would give this line a 2 out of 5 rating.

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Bunnelby -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Bunnelby Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Bunnelby from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  Bunnelby is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Bunnelby does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Dig, for two colorless energy cards this move does 10 damage plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin, all effects of an attack against Bunnelby during your opponent's next turn is prevented.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Bunnelby is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Diggersby, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So, on its own this card could be used as a starter type Pokemon because it can prevent your opponent's active Pokemon from attacking, but because this card is a little slower to attack itself and can only do 10 damage a turn, this card wouldn't be that high on my list to include a in a deck.  Of course, if you include this card in your deck, your only strategy will be to get Bunnelby into the active Pokemon spot and use Dig 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.  Other than being quite limited having only one move, I like the one move that this card does have because it has potential to stall your opponent and make them unable to attack.  Even though this card is average, I wouldn't recommend using this card in a deck just because it can do only 10 damage and it takes two energy cards to attack.

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Stoutland -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Stoutland Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Stoutland from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  Stoutland is a stage 2, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Stoutland does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Bite Off, this move requires three colorless energy cards and does 60 damage however if the defending Pokemon is an EX Pokemon, this move does 120 damage instead of 60.  Stoutland's second move is called Wild Barking, this move requires four colorless energy cards and does 80 damage plus 20 damage to one of your opponent's benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Stoutland is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Lillipup into play and then evolve it into Herdier before you can evolve Herdier into Stoutland, 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 (Lillipup) or below average (Herdier) so both can potentially be used in a deck without Stoutland.  Because the first two Pokemon in this family are decent enough, I wouldn't include many Stoutland cards, definitely not more than 2, in my deck.  I say this because Stoutland has a much higher retreat cost than Herdier and Lillipup, and both of its moves are pretty slow to develop.  I myself would use a 3-2-1 line of Lillipup, Herdier, and Stoutland in a deck, I would try and use Lillipup and Herdier in the active Pokemon spot at the beginning of the game because both cards can do a fair amount of damage pretty quickly, and I would try and set up another line that ends with Stoutland on the bench and make sure to have three energy cards on it, so I could prevent my opponent from using an EX card, because if they choose to use one, I would immediately put Stoutland into the active Pokemon spot and use Bite Off every turn.

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 is a very good defensive card against EX cards.  Not only would this card be able to knock out all EX cards in 2 moves but it may prevent your opponent from playing them altogether.  As much as I like this aspect of Bite Off, I'm just giving this card an average rating because neither move this card has is that great on its own, and this card does have a higher retreat cost.  Overall, I think this line is pretty average and should be considered for most decks.  I would give this Pokemon family a 3 out of 5 rating, individually I gave Lillipup and Stoutland 3 out of 5 ratings and Herdier a 2.

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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Herdier -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Herdier Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Herdier from the X and Y Pokemon card set.  Herdier is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Herdier does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Bite, for two colorless energy cards this move does 20 damage.  Herdier's second move is called Jump On, for three colorless energy cards this move does 50 damage plus has the potential to do 20 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Herdier is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Lillipup into play (I reviewed Lillipup from this set yesterday) and then evolve Lillipup into Herdier.  Herdier does have a stage 2 evolution in Stoutland 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 Herdier is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review of Lillipup, you will know that I thought that it was a pretty solid basic Pokemon card that could be used on its own since it had two moves, the only downside to the card was that it had only a 50 hp.  So if you're using 2 Lillipup cards in your deck, it definitely wouldn't hurt to include at least one Herdier card into your deck because it has the potential to do 70 damage a turn and it has a low retreat cost.  However, if you don't have the room for Herdier in your deck, I wouldn't recommend moving out a different card for this one because Herdier isn't that good.  Once you get Herdier into the active Pokemon spot the strategy is extremely straightforward, just use whichever move you have the necessary energy cards for.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a slightly below average stage 1 Pokemon card from the X and Y set.  I do like that this card has a low retreat cost, and two moves that require any types of energy cards, but I do not like its low hp, and the fact that Jump On may only do 50 damage a turn instead of 70.  So combined, Lillipup and Herdier get a 3 out of 5 rating from me, together they are quite average, yesterday I gave Lillipup a 3 rating and today I gave Herdier a 2.

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Lillipup -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Lillipup Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Lillipup from the X and Y Pokemon card set.  Lillipup is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Lillipup does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  Lillipup's first move is called Tackle and this move does 10 damage for one colorless energy card.  Lillipup's second move is called Bite and for two colorless energy cards does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Lillipup is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Herdier and a stage 2 evolution in Stoutland, 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 solid basic Pokemon card to put into your deck to use as a starter type Pokemon, I would consider using up to 2 of these Lillipup cards in a deck on their own.  The only thing below average on this card is its hp, otherwise, this card can attack very quickly and do a decent amount of damage.  So if you include this card in your deck, you'll want to try and start the game with Lillipup in the active Pokemon spot and then use Tackle first and Bite after that.

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 below average hp, this card is quite good and could easily be used as a starter type Pokemon in any type deck.  Hopefully this card is a good start to this entire Pokemon family from this set.

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Bibarel -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Bibarel Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Bibarel from the Pokemon XY Card Set.  Bibarel is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy retreat cost.  Bibarel does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Double Headbutt, for two colorless energy cards this move does 30 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip two coins.  Bibarel's second move is called Hypno Headbutt, this move requires three colorless energy cards and does 60 damage plus 30 more damage if you decide to put Bibarel to sleep after the turn.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Bibarel is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Bidoof into play (I reviewed Bidoof from this set yesterday) and then evolve Bidoof into Bibarel.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Bidoof was a very poor basic Pokemon card that shouldn't be used without Bibarel and if you decide to use this Pokemon family and get Bidoof into the active Pokemon spot before evolving you better hope you get lucky and flip a heads or you can get Bibarel into play otherwise Bidoof really can't do anything.  So taking that into account, I would not recommend using either Pokemon from this Pokemon family in the X and Y set.  Bibarel although it has a good hp, is pretty slow to attack and neither move in my opinion is above average.  So if you can find a different Bidoof card to use, I could see using a 1-1 or 2-1 line of this family but the high retreat cost on this card is really holding me back on wanting to use it.  Of course if you get this card into your deck and into the active Pokemon spot, I would use Hypno Headbutt every turn and make sure to include trainer cards in my deck that would remove the Asleep special condition.

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.  Other than the high retreat cost, this card is pretty average overall.  It has a good hp, can fit into any type deck because it is a colorless type card, and has two moves that can both do a fair amount of damage.  However, looking at both Bidoof and Bibarel from this set, I would give this cards only a 2 out of 5 rating, I wouldn't use them in a deck.  Individually, Bidoof was a 1, Bibarel a 3.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Bidoof -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Bidoof Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Bidoof from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  Bidoof is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Bidoof does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Hyper Fang, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 40 damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin, otherwise the move does nothing.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Bidoof is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Bibarel, 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 use this card in a deck.  I say this because even though Bidoof has a good hp and a move that potentially could do 40 damage, if you aren't using this card with Bibarel, you may end up moving this card into the active Pokemon spot, trying to use Hyper Fang a couple of turns without succeeding and then when you try to move Bidoof back to your bench you have to add an additional energy card to it.  Because of these reasons I would not use Bidoof in a deck on its own.  If you choose to use Bidoof in your deck, I wouldn't recommend using more than 1.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very poor basic Pokemon card from the X and Y set.  Besides having an average hp, this card is pretty bad.  I really don't like moves that are based on a coin flip and if you flip wrong the move does nothing, and since Hyper Fang is this type of move and it is also Bidoof's only move, I would stay away from this card at all costs.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Delcatty -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Delcatty Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Delcatty from the Pokemon XY Card Set.  Delcatty is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy retreat cost.  Delcatty does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Energy Salon, for one colorless energy card this move allows you to search your deck for up to 3 different type energy cards and put them into your deck.  Delcatty's second move is called Fake Out and for two colorless energy cards this move does 30 damage and 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 Delcatty is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Skitty into play (I reviewed Skitty from this set yesterday) and then evolve Skitty into Delcatty.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Skitty was a pretty decent basic Pokemon card because it had two good moves and a low retreat cost.  So Skitty can be used on its own or you can choose to use it with this Delcatty card.  I would use both and use a 2-2 or 2-1 line of this Pokemon family.  I would try to get one Skitty card into the active Pokemon spot to start the game, evolve it into Delcatty, use Energy Salon first if you have at least two different energy types in your deck, then use Fake Out after that.

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 like pretty much everything about this card except for its low hp, but both of the moves this card has are average to slightly above average and Delcatty has a low retreat cost which is always nice.  So overall, I would give the line of Skitty and Delcatty from the X and Y set a 3 out of 5 rating, they aren't great, but you could definitely use both of them in a deck.

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Skitty -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Skitty Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Skitty from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  Skitty is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Skitty does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Heal Bell, for one colorless energy card this move heals 10 damage from each of your Pokemon.  Skitty's second move is called Tail Whap, this move does 10 damage for one colorless energy card.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Skitty is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Delcatty, 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 could see myself using this card if I needed one more basic Pokemon card in my deck, just to have a decent starter type Pokemon as well as later in the game being able to move this card into the active Pokemon spot, use Heal Bell a turn or two, then retreating it.  Because this card only has 50 hp, I wouldn't use more than one of these in a deck without using Delcatty with it.

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.  Despite the fact that this card has a low hp, everything else on this card is pretty good.  So if you're looking for a solid basic Pokemon card for your deck, definitely consider this Skitty card.

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Swellow -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Swellow Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Swellow from the Pokemon XY Card Set.  Swellow is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy retreat cost.  Swellow's Ability is called Drive Off and says that once during your turn, you may have your opponent switch their active Pokemon with one of their benched Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, Swellow has one move called Wing Attack, this move requires three colorless energy cards and does 60 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Swellow is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Taillow into play (I reviewed Taillow from this set yesterday) and then evolve Taillow into Swellow.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Taillow was a below average basic Pokemon card that had a decent move, but the move it did have required some time and luck to utilize it properly, besides that it had a low hp, and just very limited overall.  So you'll want to limit the number of Taillow cards you have in your deck and the main reason for using Swellow in your deck is for its Ability, which means you can keep this Pokemon family on the bench most of the game.  I wouldn't use more than 2 each of Taillow and Swellow, and I would try my hardest to include this line in a spread damage type deck, that way, not only do Pokemon cards in your deck do damage to multiple Pokemon at once, but you can utilize Drive Off to knock out those Pokemon one by one.  Of course, if you get Swellow into the active Pokemon spot, you can use Wing Attack every turn.

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 an average hp and attacking move, everything else is above average on this card, I really like Swellow's Ability, and this should greatly help your entire deck, plus if you do have to put Swellow into the active Pokemon spot you can retreat it for a mere energy card.  So if you're building a deck, I would highly recommend considering the line of Taillow and Swellow from the X and Y set, together they are a 3 out of 5 rating, individually, Taillow as a 2, Swellow a 4.

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Taillow -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Taillow Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Taillow from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  Taillow is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Taillow does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move this card has is called Aerial Ace, for two colorless energy cards this move does 10 damage plus if you get a heads it does 30 more damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Taillow is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Swellow, 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 because this card is quite limited by one move, I wouldn't recommend using it in a deck.  But if you want to use this card in your deck, definitely don't use more than one because the card is a little slower to attack and has a low hp.  Try to get this card into the active Pokemon spot to start the game, and use Aerial Ace every turn, this move is actually pretty good if you're lucky and get a heads.

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.  Despite having a decent move, if you flip a heads, this card gets a below average rating from me because the card has a low hp, and the only move it does have requires two energy cards to attack instead of just needing one.  So there are definitely better basic Pokemon cards out there that you can use in your deck, but this card is definitely not the worst one out there.

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Dunsparce -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Dunsparce Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Dunsparce from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  Dunsparce is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 40, it has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a free retreat cost.  Dunsparce does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Glare, for one colorless energy card this move paralyzes the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when you flip a coin.  Dunsparce's second move is called Second Bite, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 10 damage plus 10 more damage for each damage counter on your opponent's active Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Dunsparce 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 would probably avoid using this card in a deck because of its low hp, but because this card does have a free retreat cost, I could see adding just one of these to my deck and using the Second Bite move to knock out Pokemon very quickly, the only risk when using this strategy is to make sure that Dunsparce won't be knocked out right after it knocks out the defending Pokemon.

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.  The biggest knock on this card is the low hp which means this card later in games may not have much of a chance of staying in play for more than a turn, but this card's moves are definitely worth pondering and I think this card could be used in a deck, but it is probably best to leave it out.

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Tauros -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Tauros Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Tauros from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  Tauros is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 110, it has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Tauros does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Take Down, this move does 30 damage for one colorless energy card, however this move also does 10 damage to Tauros.  Tauros's second move is called Seething Anger, this move requires three colorless energy cards, and does 30 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip a coin for each damage counter on Tauros.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Tauros 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 would definitely consider using this card in any type deck I would be building because the potential of Seething Anger is amazing, it could potentially do 300 damage in one turn and knock out every Pokemon out there, including Mega EX cards in one turn.  So I would definitely try to include 1 of these Tauros cards in my deck, keep it on the bench, putting 3 energy cards on it, then when my opponent gets a very powerful Pokemon out in the active Pokemon spot, put Tauros in that spot and use Take Down the first turn, wait to be attacked, then use Seething Anger the turn after that.

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 only thing I don't like very much with this card is its retreat cost, but two energy cards isn't that unreasonable.  Otherwise, this card has two good moves, and this card has the highest potential of any card I have seen lately.  So if you're looking for a powerful attacker, definitely consider using this Tauros card in your deck.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Dodrio -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Dodrio Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Dodrio from the Pokemon XY Card Set.  Dodrio is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy retreat cost.  Dodrio does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Rage, this move requires one colorless energy card and does 20 damage plus 10 more damage for each damage counter on Dodrio.  Dodrio's second move is called Endeavor, this move requires three colorless energy cards, and does 50 damage, plus 20 more damage for each heads you get when you flip two coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Dodrio is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Doduo into play (I reviewed Doduo from this set yesterday) and then evolve Doduo into Dodrio.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Doduo was a pretty poor basic Pokemon card so because of this, if you decide to use Dodrio in your deck, I would make sure to set up Doduo and evolve it into Dodrio on the bench and because Doduo is so bad, I would only use a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family in any type deck.  When using this card, you'll definitely want to have three energy cards on it so you can do Endeavor every turn until Dodrio has a significant amount of damage on it then you can use Rage instead.

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.  Besides being able to be used in any type deck out there, this card has two good moves and a low retreat cost, so it is a pretty good card.  However, if you look at this card with its basic evolution in Doduo, it would be hard for me to give this Pokemon family more than a 3 out of 5 rating.  I would definitely recommend looking elsewhere for a good Doduo card to use.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Doduo -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Doduo Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Doduo from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  Doduo is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Doduo does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move this card has is called Double Hit, this move requires three colorless energy cards 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 Doduo is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Dodrio, 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 recommend using this card in a deck.  Other than the fact this card can be used in any type deck, this card only has one move and the only move it does have requires a ton of energy cards and if you get extremely lucky the move will only do average damage.  So unless you really want to use Dodrio in your deck, I would definitely stay away from this card.  Of course if you need to play this card in your deck, you'll have to get three energy cards onto Doduo and use Double Hit every turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very poor basic Pokemon card from the X and Y set.  Other than the high hp, nothing on this card is above average and in my opinion Double Hit is one of the worst moves out there a basic Pokemon card can have.  So for mainly that reason this card is only getting a 1 rating from me.

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Monday, May 12, 2014

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

Xerneas EX Full Art Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Xerneas EX and Xerneas EX Full Art from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  Xerneas EX is a basic, EX, fairy type Pokemon card with an hp of 170. It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to darkness type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Xerneas does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Break Through, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one fairy, and does 60 damage, plus it does 30 damage to one of your opponent's benched Pokemon.  Xerneas's second move is called X Blast, this move requires four energy cards, two each of fairy and colorless, and does 140 damage, however you can't use this move two turns in a row.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Xerneas EX is a basic Pokemon card you won't need to use any other cards with this card.  But remember, because this card is an EX card, if this card is knocked out, two prize cards are taken instead of one.  So knowing this,and looking at how many energy cards this card takes to attack, I would definitely use this EX card in a fairy type deck, but I wouldn't use more than one of these.  I would set up Xerneas on the bench, put four energy cards on it then move it to the active Pokemon spot to use X Blast the first turn and Break Through the turn after that.  That way you can knock out most Pokemon in one turn with X Blast and the next turn spread damage with Break Through which will eventually make it that much easier to knock out defending Pokemon when you can do 140 damage with X Blast on a Pokemon that has at least 30 prior damage.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an above average EX Pokemon card from the X and Y set.  I really like both of Xerneas's moves, both can do major damage, but both moves take a bit to set up and X Blast can't be used every turn.  This is definitely an EX card you want to use in your Fairy type deck, and it also should be a card that collector's like me want to add to their collection.

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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Xerneas -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Xerneas Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Xerneas from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  Xerneas is a basic, fairy type Pokemon card with an hp of 130, it has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to darkness type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Xerneas does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Geomancy, this move requires one fairy type energy card and allows you to choose to of your benched Pokemon and search your deck for a fairy type energy card that you can attach to each of them.  Xerneas's second move is called Rainbow Spear, this move requires three energy cards, two fairy and one colorless and does 100 damage, however after using this move you must discard all energy cards attached to Xerneas.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Xerneas 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, if you're building a fairy type deck I probably wouldn't use this card at all, and if I did, I would only use one instance of this card.  I say this because Rainbow Spear uses too many energy cards too quickly so it isn't that useful, and you can't stack up energy cards on Xerneas because Rainbow Spear discards everything.  I would actually use Geomancy to set up my other Pokemon over Rainbow Spear.

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.  Besides having an excellent hp and a move that does 100 damage, I wouldn't use this card in a deck because it just isn't effective with the amount of energy required with this card.  You're definitely better off finding a different basic fairy type Pokemon to use in your deck.

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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Slurpuff -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Slurpuff Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Slurpuff from the Pokemon XY Card Set.  Slurpuff is a stage 1, fairy type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to darkness type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy retreat cost.  Slurpuff's Ability is called Sweet Veil and says that each of your Pokemon that have fairy type energy cards attached to them can't be affected by special conditions.  Besides the Ability, Slurpuff just has one move called Draining Kiss, this move requires two energy cards, one each of fairy and colorless, and does 30 damage, plus heals 30 damage from Slurpuff.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Slurpuff is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Swirlix into play (I reviewed Swirlix from this set yesterday) and then evolve Swirlix into Slurpuff.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Swirlix was a very good basic Pokemon card and if you were building a fairy type deck, that card could easily be used as a starter type Pokemon.  Because of this, you can easily use Swirlix on its own and the main reason you'd want to use Slurpuff is for its Ability, so I would for sure add 1 or 2 Slurpuff cards to your deck and mainly keep them on the bench to utilize their Ability.  Of course if/when you get Slurpuff into the active Pokemon spot your only choice will be to use Draining Kiss every turn.

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 really like Slurpuff's Ability which will help out almost every Pokemon on your team if they all require fairy type energy cards to use and because Draining Kiss does heal damage from Slurpuff, you can use a minimal number of Slurpuff cards in your deck and still have them make a big impact.  Overall, I would give both Swirlix and Slurpuff a 4 out of 5 rating, both cards individually were 4 out of 5s.

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Friday, May 9, 2014

Swirlix -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Swirlix Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Swirlix from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  Swirlix is a basic, fairy type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to darkness type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Swirlix does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Tackle, this move does 10 damage for one colorless energy card.  Swirlix's second move is called Fairy Wind and for two energy cards, this move does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Swirlix is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Slurpuff, 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 you want a starter type Pokemon in your fairy type deck, I would definitely include 4 of these in your deck.  Not only does this card have an average hp and low retreat cost, but it has two quick moves that do a good amount of damage.  So if you're hoping to start the game with a solid Pokemon, make sure to stack your deck with an abundance of this Swirlix card.  Of course, when this Pokemon is in the active Pokemon spot, use whichever move you have the necessary energy for.

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 and a card that would make a perfect starter type Pokemon in a fairy type deck.  I pretty much like everything about this card, from its hp, down to its retreat cost, so if you need a very good starter Pokemon in your deck, look no further than Swirlix from the X and Y set.

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Aromatisse -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Aromatisse Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Aromatisse from the Pokemon XY Card Set.  Aromatisse is a stage 1, fairy type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to darkness type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy retreat cost.  Aromatisse's Ability is called Fairy Transfer and says that as often as you like during your turn you may move a fairy type energy card attached to one of your Pokemon to another one of your Pokemon.  Aromatisse's second move is called Fairy Wind, this move requires three energy cards, two fairy, and one colorless and does 60 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Aromatisse is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Spritzee into play (I reviewed Spritzee from this set yesterday) and then evolve Spritzee into Aromatisse.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Spritzee was an average Pokemon card that could be used on its own as a starter type Pokemon because it had two moves, one that could do damage and the other that could heal damage from any of your Pokemon.  So with this in mind, I could definitely see myself using both Spritzee and Aromatisse in a deck.  I would make sure to use at least a line of 2-2 because you can not only use Spritzee as a starter type Pokemon and then evolve it into Aromatisse and do 60 damage a turn with Fairy Wind, but you can use Aromatisse on your bench and utilize its Ability to move whatever Fairy type energy cards you want on your Pokemon from one to another.  So if you're building a Fairy type deck, this card because of its Ability alone is a must have.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average stage 1 Pokemon card from the X and Y set and a card that should be in any fairy type deck out there.  Aromatisse's Ability is amazingly good and will help your entire deck and also help you win the game.  So together, I would rate Spritzee and Aromatisse from the X and Y set a 4 out of 5 rating, this isn't a perfect rating, but again, it should definitely be used in your fairy type deck, especially if you have a Pokemon that discards fairy type energy cards when it attacks.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Spritzee -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Spritzee Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Spritzee from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  Spritzee is a basic, fairy type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to darkness type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Spritzee does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Sweet Scent, for one fairy type energy card this move heals 20 damage from one of your Pokemon.  Spritzee's other move is called Flop, for two colorless energy cards this move does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Spritzee is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Aromatisse, 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 could definitely see using this card in a deck.  I like both of the moves it has, the only bad thing about this card is its hp, so for this reason I would only use up to 2 of these cards in a deck.  I would of course start using Flop until one of my benched Pokemon was ready then I would retreat Spritzee to the bench, or if you get Spritzee into the active Pokemon spot later in the game you'll want to consider using Sweet Scent to heal your benched Pokemon.

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 below average hp, everything else from this card is average and for those reasons I would definitely use this basic Pokemon card in a fairy type deck.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Mr. Mime -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Mr. Mime Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Mr. Mime from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  Mr. Mime is a basic, fairy type Pokemon card with an hp of 80, it has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to darkness type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Mr. Mime does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Massage, for two energy cards, one each of fairy and colorless, this move does 60 damage to one of your opponent's benched Pokemon.  Mr. Mime's second move is called Slap Down, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one fairy, and does 40 damage plus 20 more damage for each heads you get when you flip two coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Mr. Mime 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, if you're building a fairy type deck, this basic Pokemon card is one you can easily add to the deck, but if you're building a fairy type deck with a spread damage strategy, this card should definitely be in your deck.  If I were to use this card in a deck, I would use it for Massage mostly, so I would put Mr. Mime on the bench, put two energy cards on it, use Massage a couple of times then retreat it.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average basic Pokemon card that has two decent moves, one slightly above average and one slightly below average.  So this card is average in a regular deck and above average in a spread type deck.  Overall, I would wholeheartedly recommend using this card in a deck.

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Monday, May 5, 2014

Wigglytuff #90/146 -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Wigglytuff Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Wigglytuff from the Pokemon XY Card Set.  This is the second of two consecutive Wigglytuff cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Wigglytuff is a stage 1, fairy type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to darkness type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy retreat cost.  Wigglytuff does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Balloon Barrage, this move requires one colorless energy card and does 20 damage times the number of energy cards attached to this Pokemon.  Wigglytuff's second move is called Double-Edge, this move requires three energy cards, two fairy and one colorless, and does 90 damage, however it does do 10 damage to Wigglytuff itself.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Wigglytuff is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get one of the two Jigglypuff cards from this set onto your bench and then evolve Jigglypuff into Wigglytuff.  I have reviewed both Jigglypuff cards from this set the past two days as well as the other Wigglytuff card.  After reviewing all of those cards, you'll want to use the Jigglypuff numbered 88 with one of the Wigglytuff cards.  Both Wigglytuff cards from this set are pretty good in my opinion, so I would actually say to use a 2-2 line with the Jigglypuff that I mentioned and then 1 each of the Wigglytuff cards from this set.  If you prefer to use a more defensive strategy when playing, yesterday's Wigglytuff card is better, if you are more offensive-minded, today's Wigglytuff card is best.  You'll definitely want to set this Wigglytuff card up on the bench to get at least 3 energy cards on it, then use whichever move will do more damage for you.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a very good stage 1 Pokemon card and a stage 1 card that should be included in most fairy type decks out there.  Like I mentioned in the strategy section of this post, both Wigglytuff cards from this set are pretty good so I would use both in a fairy type deck.  Overall, I would give this Wigglytuff card along with the Jigglypuff I mentioned earlier a 4 out of 5 rating.

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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Wigglytuff #89/146 -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Wigglytuff Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Wigglytuff from the Pokemon XY Card Set.  This is the first of two consecutive Wigglytuff cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Wigglytuff is a stage 1, fairy type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to darkness type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy retreat cost.  This Wigglytuff does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Gather Energy and for one colorless energy card this move allows you to search your deck for a basic energy card and attach it to one of your Pokemon.  Wigglytuff's second move is called Hocus Pinkus, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one fairy, and does 60 damage, besides doing the damage, your opponent's active Pokemon can't attack during their next turn.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Wigglytuff is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get one of the two Jigglypuff cards from this set onto your bench and then evolve Jigglypuff into Wigglytuff.  I have reviewed both Jigglypuff cards from this set the past two days and the one I reviewed yesterday, number 88/146 is the Jigglypuff I would recommend out of the two because it can do higher damage and has a higher hp.  So either move Jigglypuff into the active Pokemon spot to start the game or get Wigglytuff onto your bench and put three energy cards on it so you can move it to the active Pokemon spot and use Hocus Pinkus every turn.  I would recommend using this line in your fairy type deck, but wouldn't use more than a 2-2 line of Jigglypuff and Wigglytuff.

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.  Besides having a good hp, and a low retreat cost, I really like Wigglytuff's move Hocus Pinkus which basically makes your opponent unable to attack, plus it does 60 damage a turn which is pretty good.  So if you're building a fairy type deck and need 2 to 4 more Pokemon in the deck, I would definitely recommend this line, overall I would give the Jigglypuff I mentioned and the Wigglytuff from today a 4 out of 5 rating, Jigglypuff was a 3 and Wigglytuff was a 4.

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Saturday, May 3, 2014

Jigglypuff #88/146 -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Jigglypuff Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Jigglypuff from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of two consecutive Jigglypuff cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Jigglypuff is a basic, fairy type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to darkness type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. This Jigglypuff card does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Body Slam, this move requires two energy cards, one each of fairy and colorless, and does 20 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin this move also paralyzes the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Jigglypuff is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Wigglytuff, 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 Jigglypuff card from this set is better.  So, on its own this card would be an okay card to put into your deck.  This card would be good early on in the game because it has an above average hp, and a move that does 20 damage plus inflicts a special condition, so if you need one basic Pokemon card to put into your fairy type deck, I would recommend this one over yesterday's card.

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.  This card is limited in that it only has one move, but I do like the one move it does have, plus the hp on this card is good.  The only downfall of this card is that it is has a somewhat high retreat cost.

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Friday, May 2, 2014

Jigglypuff #87/146 -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Jigglypuff Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Jigglypuff from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two consecutive Jigglypuff cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Jigglypuff is a basic, fairy type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to darkness type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Jigglypuff' does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Rollout, this move does 10 damage for one colorless energy card.  Jigglypuff's second move is called Heartfelt Song, this move requires one fairy type energy card and allows you to discard a darkness type energy card from the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Jigglypuff is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Wigglytuff, which I'll be reviewing in two days since there are two Jigglypuff 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 Jigglypuff card from this set, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution or knowing which Jigglypuff card is better.  So, on its own I I probably wouldn't use this card in a deck unless I was specifically building a fairy type deck and I needed one more Pokemon to put in the deck.  I say this because Jigglypuff is quite limited in that it can only do 10 total damage and really only has one move because Heartfelt Song hardly will ever be effective.  Of course if you do use this card in a deck, the obvious strategy would be to start the game with this card in the active Pokemon spot and use Rollout until you get one of your benched Pokemon set up then move that Pokemon into the active Pokemon spot.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average to slightly below average basic Pokemon card from the X and Y set.  Everything on this card is pretty average thus warranting a 3 rating but because the card can only do a maximum damage of 10, this card gets a 2 from me.  I would not recommend using this card in a deck on its own.

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