Monday, June 30, 2014

Shinx -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Shinx Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Shinx from the Flashfire set.  Shinx is a basic, lightning type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Shinx does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Paralyzing Gaze, for one colorless energy card this move allows you to flip a coin, if you get a heads the defending Pokemon is paralyzed.  Shinx's second move is called Static Shock, this move requires two lightning energy cards and does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Shinx is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Luxio and a stage 2 evolution in Luxray, 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 be used in a deck, but I would use only 1 maximum if you decide to use it.  I say this because Shinx needs two energy cards to attack and if you don't get this card into the active Pokemon spot early in the game, it may get knocked out quite quickly.  So ideally, you'd like to get this card into the active Pokemon spot to start the game, use Paralyzing Gaze the first turn and then Static Shock after that.  I suppose, if you had to put Shinx into the active Pokemon spot later in the game, you could try and use Paralyzing Gaze one turn, and hopefully get a better card into play the next turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average Basic Pokemon card from the Flashfire set.  Even though this card requires two energy cards to do any damage, the move it has that requires two energy cards, Static Shock, is an above average move, and if used early on in the game can knock out most Basic Pokemon in two turns.  So if you're building a lightning type deck and need one more Pokemon to use in it, this card is definitely worth a look.

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Avalugg -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Avalugg Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Avalugg from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Avalugg is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Avalugg does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  Its first move is called Frost Barrier, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one water, and does 40 damage, plus during your opponent's next turn, any damage they do to Avalugg is reduced by 20.  Avalugg's second move is called Shatter, this move requires four energy cards, two each of water and colorless, and does 90 damage, however you must discard any Stadium card in play.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Avalugg is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Bergmite into play (I reviewed Bergmite from this set yesterday) and then evolve Bergmite into Avalugg.  If you read yesterday's review of Bergmite, you'll know that I thought that card was a below average Basic Pokemon card even though the hp on the card was good and it had two moves, the main reason I thought it was a poor card and one that shouldn't be used on its own is because neither move it had was very good.  Because of this, if you decide to use Avalugg in your deck, I would only use a 1-1 line of Bergmite and Avalugg.  I would recommend setting up this line on the bench, since both Pokemon are very slow and not moving Avalugg into the active Pokemon spot until it has four energy cards on it, that way you can use Shatter every turn and would be able to retreat if need be.  I personally wouldn't use this card or this line in my deck, but it isn't the worst line you could choose to use in your deck because Shatter is a pretty good move.

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 Flashfire set.  I do like this card's Shatter move that it can do 90 damage a turn every turn, but Frost Barrier isn't a very good move in my opinion plus this card has an extremely high retreat cost, but the high hp on this card evens that out a bit.  So overall, I would give the line of Bergmite and Avalugg from the Flashfire set a 2 out of 5 rating, individually Bergmite was a 2, Avalugg a 3.

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Bergmite -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Bergmite Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Bergmite from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Bergmite is a basic, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Bergmite does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Stomp Off, this move requires one water energy card and allows you to discard the top card off of your opponent's deck.  Bergmite's second move is called Tackle, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one water, and does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Bergmite is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Avalugg, 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 recommend not using this card in a deck.  Even though this card has an above average hp, and two moves, I am not a fan of it.  I say this because neither Stomp Off, which doesn't do any damage, nor Tackle, which requires too many energy cards to use, are very good moves.  But if for some reason you decide to use this card in your deck without Avalugg, I would only use one of these cards, I would try to get it into the active Pokemon spot to start the game, and I would attach three energy cards to it and use Tackle every turn.  Usually I wouldn't attach three energy cards to a Basic Pokemon, but since this card's retreat cost is so high, I don't have a problem attaching that amount of energy cards.

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 Flashfire set.  I have basically summarized why I don't like this card in the strategy section of this post, but the main reasons are the high retreat cost on the card and the fact that both of its moves are pretty miserable.  So if you're building a water type deck, I would definitely look elsewhere before using this card in your deck.

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Floatzel -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Floatzel Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Floatzel from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Floatzel is a stage 1, water 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 card retreat cost.  Floatzel does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  Its first move is called Rescue, this move requires one colorless energy card and allows you to move 3 Pokemon from your discard pile into your deck.  Floatzel's second move is called Screw Tail, this move requires two water energy cards and does 30 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin you may discard an energy card attached to your opponent's active Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Floatzel is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Buizel into play (I reviewed Buizel from this set yesterday) and then evolve Buizel into Floatzel.  If you read yesterday's review of Buizel, you'll know that I thought that card was an average Basic Pokemon card that had two okay moves on it, but I would recommend against using it in a deck on its own.  Knowing this about the Buizel card from this set, I wouldn't use this Floatzel card in a deck either, so I would avoid this Pokemon family from the Flashfire set if possible.  If you were to use the line of Buizel and Floatzel into your deck, I would have two Buizel cards and up to two Floatzel cards, that way you could use one line early in the game to quickly do damage and then use one line later in the game.  Late in the game, I would move Floatzel into the active Pokemon spot, use Rescue, then retreat Floatzel the next turn.

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 Flashfire set.  Besides having a solid hp and low retreat cost, neither move that Floatzel has is that great for a Stage 1 card so that is why I would recommend not using this card in a deck.  I like the Rescue move Floatzel has very well, but you would hope to not have to get Pokemon from your discard pile because they shouldn't get knocked out in the first place.  Overall, I would give this Pokemon family a 2 out of 5 rating, I thought Buizel was a 3 and Floatzel a 2, but again, I would not use this Pokemon family from the Flashfire set in a deck.

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Buizel -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Buizel Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Buizel from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Buizel is a basic, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Buizel does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Water Gun, for one water energy card this move does 10 damage.  Buizel's second move is called Quick Attack, this move requires two energy cards, one each of water and colorless, and does 10 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin it does 20 more damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Buizel is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Floatzel, 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 may fit into your water type deck if you just need to use one more card in your deck.  I personally wouldn't use this card as a starter type Pokemon even though it has a solid hp and two moves because both moves potentially can only do 10 damage.  But, if you choose to use Buizel in your deck, I would make sure to use no more than 2 maximum, and try and get Buizel into the active Pokemon spot to start the game, then I would use Water Gun the first turn, and Quick Attack the remaining turns you use that card, if you're having some luck during the game, Quick Attack will do 30 damage a turn which is pretty good for a starter type, Basic 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 Flashfire set.  This card is good in that it has a low retreat cost, solid hp, and two moves.  However, I am not giving this card that great of a rating because the base attacks of both of Buizel's moves are 10, which isn't that good, especially if you're using this card without Floatzel.  So if you're building a water type deck, I would recommend looking elsewhere for a basic Pokemon card, but if you have to, this card wouldn't be the worst card in the world to use.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Luvdisc -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Luvdisc Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Luvdisc from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Luvdisc is a basic, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 60, it has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Luvdisc does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Heart Wink, this move requires one colorless energy card and if you get a heads when you flip a coin it makes your opponent unable to draw a card during their next turn.  Luvdisc's second move is called Spike Draw, this move requires two energy cards, one each of water and colorless, and does 20 damage, plus allows you to draw a card.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Luvdisc 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 probably wouldn't use this card in a deck because it is quite limited in what it can do and you can never evolve it.  If I were to use this card in my water type deck, I wouldn't put more than one of them in my deck, and I would try to get Luvdisc into the game early and use Spike Draw most turns.  That way, I could do a fair amount of damage, and also keep adding cards to my hand to help get my benched Pokemon set up faster.

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 Flashfire set.  The only reason I am giving this card a 2 out of 5 rating instead of a 3 is because it doesn't evolve into anything, if this Pokemon would have been the first line in a line of 3 Pokemon, I would have gave this card a 3.  But this card doesn't evolve into anything and you're stuck just being able to do 20 damage maximum a turn no matter when you get this card into the active Pokemon spot in the game.  So if I were you, I probably wouldn't use this card in a deck, but it wouldn't be the worst card you could use out there.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Walrein -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Walrein Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Walrein from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Walrein is a stage 2, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 150.  It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Walrein does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Powder Snow, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one water, and does 60 damage, plus it puts the defending Pokemon to sleep.  Walrein's second move is called Big Tusk, this move requires four energy cards, two each of water and colorless, and does 120 damage minus 10 damage for each damage counter on Walrein.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Walrein is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Spheal into play and then evolve it into Sealeo before you can evolve Sealeo into Walrein, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last couple of days.  Both of those Pokemon cards are average at best so they could be used without their final evolution.  But if I were to use this Pokemon family at all in a deck, I would use all three of the Pokemon and try and use Walrein the most in my deck, I would use a 1-1-1 line of Spheal, Sealeo, and Walrein, try setting it up on the bench, then putting Walrein into the active Pokemon spot and using Big Tusk first since it would do 120 damage right away and keep using that move until it did about 80 damage, then I would start using Powder Snow.  If you do use this line in your deck, make sure to have a way to retreat Walrein for free, because it has an extremely high retreat cost.

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 Flashfire set.  This card has a good hp, and two solid moves, but the retreat cost is way too high on this card for me to want to use it a ton in a deck, plus Big Tusk may end up not doing any damage after awhile.  So overall, this entire Pokemon family gets a 3 out of 5 rating from me, it is an average line to use in a deck, so if you're building a water type deck, all of the cards in this line are average and should be considered.

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Sealeo -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Sealeo Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Sealeo from the Flashfire Pokemon Card set.  Sealeo is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Sealeo does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Rest, for two colorless energy cards this move allows you to heal 60 damage from Sealeo, however it then makes Sealeo asleep.  Sealeo's second move is called Ice Ball, this move requires three energy cards, two water and one colorless, and does 60 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Sealeo is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Spheal into play (I reviewed Spheal from this set yesterday) and then evolve Spheal into Sealeo.  Sealeo does have a stage 2 evolution in Walrein 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 Sealeo is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review of Spheal, you'll know that I thought it was an average Basic Pokemon card.  The card had an above average hp, solid move, but was a little slower and had a high retreat cost.  So if you're already using Spheal in your deck, I would really consider using 1 Sealeo card in your deck as well, because Sealeo can do 40 more damage than Spheal can, and if you have Spheal in the active Pokemon spot already and have two energy cards on it, you could evolve it into Sealeo, put one more energy card on it and use Ice Ball every turn.  Sealeo's other move, Rest, is better suited for it if you want to evolve it into Walrein, that way if you had Sealeo in the active Pokemon spot for awhile and it had some damage on it, you could use Rest one turn and the next turn evolve Sealeo into Walrein.

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 Flashfire set.  This card has an average hp, high retreat cost, and two solid moves.  Nothing really stands out to me with this card, so unless you are planning on using this entire family in your deck, I probably wouldn't use this card at all, and would only use 1 maximum if I was using the Spheal card from the set already.  Together, both Spheal and Sealeo would get a combined 3 out of 5 rating from me, the same rating both received individually.

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Spheal -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Spheal Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Spheal from the Flashfire set.  Spheal is a basic, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Spheal does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Ice Ball, this move requires two water type energy cards and does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Spheal is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Sealeo and a stage 2 evolution in Walrein, 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 water type deck as a starter type Pokemon or a card to get on your bench so you don't lose the game.  I wouldn't use more than 1 one of these in a deck on its own, because the retreat cost and only move Spheal has require two energy cards, so the card is slower to use, but with 70 hp, early on in the game it would be able to endure a couple of attacks while getting energy cards attached to 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 Flashfire set.  I like the high hp this card has and the Ice Ball move that does 20 damage, but this card is quite limited because it only has one move, no Ability or anything, and once you retreat Spheal, you won't have any energy cards attached to it anymore if you just had the two on it for Ice Ball.  So overall, if you're building a heavy water type deck, this card should definitely be considered for it.

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Milotic -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Milotic Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Milotic from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Milotic is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Milotic's Ability is called Energy Grace, this allows you to knock out Milotic and put up to three energy cards from your discard pile onto one of your Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, Milotic has one move called Waterfall, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one water, and does 60 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Milotic is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Feebas into play (I reviewed Feebas from this set yesterday) and then evolve Feebas into Milotic.  If you read yesterday's review or really any review of a Feebas card, you'll know that it isn't a very good card to use and that if you decide to use Milotic in your deck, you should definitely set up Feebas and evolve it into Milotic on the bench.  Because Milotic has an Ability you really don't even have to put it into the active Pokemon spot, you could choose to knock it out on the bench and attach three energy cards to one of your Pokemon.  Personally, I would move this card into the active Pokemon spot, use Waterfall as many times as possible and either retreat Milotic or if you have three energy cards in your discard pile, I would then use Energy Grace.  Because Feebas is pretty weak and you would use Milotic for its Ability mainly, I wouldn't use more than a 1-1 line of Feebas and Milotic in a water type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a very solid but average stage 1 Pokemon card from the Flashfire set.  This card does have a good hp, an Ability, and a good move, but nothing really jumps out at me with this card.  So overall, I would give the line of Feebas and Milotic from the Flashfire set a 2 out of 5 rating, individually I gave Feebas a 1, and Milotic a 3.

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Feebas -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Feebas Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Feebas from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Feebas is a basic, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 30.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Feebas does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Surprise Attack, this move requires one colorless energy card and does 10 damage, however you must flip a coin when using this move, if you get a tail, this move does nothing.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Feebas is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Milotic, 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 you'll definitely want to avoid this card at all costs.  It has way too low of an hp and too weak of a move to be used on its own.  This Pokemon is quite similar to Magikarp in that it is very weak but its stage 1 evolution is usually pretty strong.  So of course if you use this card in your deck your only strategy, other than not using it at all, is to use Surprise Attack every turn, but you better hope for some good luck when using this card because if you don't do at least some damage to your opponent, you're going to get Feebas into the active Pokemon spot one turn and as soon as your opponent attacks you it will be knocked out.

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 Flashfire set.  Like I mentioned in the overview section, this card has a very low hp, which will make it susceptible to getting one hit KO'd all of the time and the only move it has is also very weak, which makes this card a no go for me if you're not using it with Milotic.

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Qwilfish -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Qwilfish Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Qwilfish from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Qwilfish is a basic, water 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.  Qwilfish's Ability is called Counterattack Quills and says that if Qwilfish is your active Pokemon, anytime Qwilfish is attacked, put 2 damage counters on the Pokemon that attacked Qwilfish.  Besides the Ability, Qwilfish has one move called Poison Sting, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 20 damage, plus if poisons the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Feebas 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 this being said, if I were building any type deck, I would definitely give this Qwilfish card consideration because of its Ability and its Poison Sting move, plus its only move requires whatever type of energy you're using in your deck.  I would put 1 or 2 Qwilfish cards in a deck and try to start the game with Qwilfish in the active Pokemon spot.  Just using Qwilfish's Ability alone, you should be able to knock out some weaker Basic Pokemon, but add in using Poison Sting and you should easily be able to knock out some Pokemon with this card early in the game and even later in the game Qwilfish should be effective.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very good Basic Pokemon card from the Flashfire set.  I really like Qwilfish's Ability as well as the fact that it can be used in any type deck.  I wish this card would be a little quicker, but two energy cards to attack isn't that bad and at least the retreat cost on this card is low.  So if you're building any type deck, this Qwilfish card is definitely worth a look.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Pyroar -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Pyroar Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Pyroar from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Pyroar is a stage 1, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Pyroar's Ability is called Intimidating Mane, this Ability prevents all damage done to Pyroar from your opponent's Basic Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, Pyroar just has one move called Storching Fang, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one fire, and does 60 damage, but when using this move, if you discard a fire type card, this move does 80 damage instead of 60.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Pyroar is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Litleo into play (I reviewed both Litleo cards from this set the past two days) and then evolve Litleo into Pyroar.  If you read the two Litleo cards that I reviewed, you'll know that I liked the second Litleo card in this set better because it could attack quicker, however, if you don't plan on using Litleo as a starter type Pokemon, the first Litleo card in the set can do more damage and has a higher hp.  No matter the Litleo you use, you'll definitely want to use this Pyroar card in every deck you have fire energy cards in.  I say this because Pyroar's Ability is extremely good, and if you get this card into the active Pokemon spot early in the game, your opponent won't be able to do anything, you can keep knocking out basic Pokemon with Storching Fang while making the basic Pokemon unable to do any damage against you with Pyroar's Ability.  I would probably use a 2-2 line of Litleo and Pyroar in my deck, I would use one of each Litleo cards in this set.

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 from the Flashfire set. I am giving this card a 5 out of 5 rating on the its Ability alone, throw in the pretty good move it has in Storching Fang, and this card is definitely the best stage 1 Pokemon card from the Flashfire set.  So if you're building a fire type deck, this Pokemon family should definitely be in your deck, used together, I would give Litleo and Pyroar a 4 out of 5 rating.

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Litleo #19/106 -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Litleo Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Litleo from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of two Litleo cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Litleo is a basic, fire type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. This Litleo card does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Fire Mane, this move requires two energy cards, one each of fire and colorless, and does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Litleo is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Pyroar, 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 myself using this card as a starter type Pokemon by having one or two of these cards in a deck.  I would try and get this card into the active Pokemon spot early in the game, put two energy cards on it, then use Fire Mane every turn.  I know Pyroar from this set is supposed to be really good, so you'll definitely want to use this card with Pyroar after I review it tomorrow.

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 Flashfire set.  In my opinion this Litleo card is a little better than yesterday's card because this card can attack quicker and this card is more similar to cards you'll want to use as starter type Pokemon in your deck.  I like this card because Fire Mane does above average damage, and Litleo has a solid retreat cost.  So if you're building a fire type deck, both of the Litleo cards from this set are worth a look.

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Litleo #18/106 -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Litleo Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Litleo from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two consecutive Litleo cards I'll be reviewing on my blog.  Litleo is a basic, fire type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. This Litleo card does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Combustion, this move does 60 damage for three energy cards, two fire and one colorless.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Litleo is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Pyroar, which I'll be reviewing in two days, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet and I haven't reviewed the second Litleo card from this set, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution or knowing anything about the other Litleo card from this set.  So, on its own I would not recommend using this card in a deck because it takes a long time to set up, and if you're forced to move this card into the active Pokemon spot before you have three energy cards on it, it may get knocked out before it is able to attack because it only has 70 hp.  Combustion is a good move, but is a move you would routinely see on Stage 1 and Stage 2 cards.  I guess if you're looking for one more fire type Pokemon to put in your deck, this card wouldn't be that bad, but it is too slow for my liking.  If you do play this card in your deck, the only option if using it on its own is to use Combustion every turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average basic Pokemon card from the Flashfire set.  Despite having a good hp and a high damage move for a basic Pokemon that evolves, I am giving this card a below average rating because its one move is too slow, it has a high retreat cost, and the hp is too high for a card with the move it has.  Overall, this card just isn't that great, hopefully the other Litleo card from this set is better.

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Fletchinder -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Fletchinder Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Fletchinder from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Fletchinder is a stage 1, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Fletchinder does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Firebreathing, this move requires one fire energy card and does 20 damage, plus if you get a heads it does 20 more damage for a total of 40 damage for one energy card.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Fletchinder is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Fletchling into play, I haven't reviewed Fletchling from this set yet because it is a colorless type Pokemon, but you can either go look at that card yourself, use the X and Y version, or wait until my review of Fletchling.  So just assuming that Fletchling is an average card, I would consider using one of these Fletchinder cards in your fire type deck.  I would use only one if I used this card because Fletchinder has a low hp and it is quite limited in that it only has one move.  But because the only move that this card has requires one energy card and can do up to 40 damage, it would be a good card to get into the active Pokemon spot early in a game.

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 Flashfire set.  Even though this card only has 80 hp and only one move I am still giving it an average rating because it has a low retreat cost and a pretty good move.  So if you're building a fire type deck, this Fletchinder card is a good card to consider using in your deck.

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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Torkoal -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Torkoal Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Torkoal from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Torkoal is a basic, fire type Pokemon card with an hp of 100, it has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Torkoal does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Live Coal, for one fire energy card this move does 20 damage.  Torkoal's second move is called Flamethrower, this move requires three energy cards, two fire and one colorless, and does 80 damage, however if you get a tails when you flip a coin you must remove an energy card attached to Torkoal.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Torkoal 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 only use a maximum of 1 Torkoal card in your fire type deck.  I say this because although this card is average and Flamethrower has the potential to do 80 damage a turn, there are just better Pokemon out there that you'll want to use and Basic Pokemon out there that you will want to have in your deck in order to evolve them.  But if you're building a fire type deck I would definitely consider using one of these cards in your deck.  For example, you could get this card into the active Pokemon spot to start the game, just put one energy card on it and use Live Coal every turn then retreat it later for a benched Pokemon that is set up and can do more damage consistently.  Flamethrower is a pretty decent move, but you'll just want to prepare for the worst and have plenty of ways of getting energy cards into your hand so you don't run out and can keep attaching them to Torkoal if you have to discard them.

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 Flashfire set.  I would definitely consider using this card in a fire type deck because it has a good hp, low retreat cost and two solid moves.  This card just isn't that special that I would base a deck around it, that is why I would recommend only using 1 of these cards in a deck if you use it.

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Friday, June 13, 2014

Rapidash -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Rapidash Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Rapidash from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Rapidash is a stage 1, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a free retreat cost.  Rapidash does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Agility, this move requires one fire energy card and does 20 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin, all effects of an attack, including damage, are prevented when your opponent attacks Rapidash during their next turn.  Rapidash's second move is called Overrun, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 40 damage, plus 20 damage to one of your opponent's benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Rapidash is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Ponyta into play (I reviewed Ponyta from this set yesterday) and then evolve Ponyta into Rapidash.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought very highly of the Ponyta card from this set and I would highly recommend using it in a fire type deck even without this Rapidash card. But after giving an overview of the Rapidash card, I can highly recommend both of the Pokemon in this family.  If I were building a fire type deck or a deck that did spread damage, like the Meowstic theme deck, I would definitely include this family.  I would include a 4-2 line of Ponyta and Rapidash.  I would try and get Ponyta into the active Pokemon spot right away then evolve it into Rapidash.  Once Rapidash has attacked for awhile with Overrun or allowed you to set up your benched Pokemon, retreat Rapidash for free and put in your benched Pokemon.

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 from the Flashfire set.  I gave Ponyta a 5 out of 5 rating as a basic Pokemon card and as a stage 1 card, this card is even better plus it has a free retreat cost.  So I would highly recommend both Ponyta and Rapidash to anyone trying to build there own deck.  You definitely can't go wrong by using this family in your deck.

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Ponyta -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Ponyta Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Ponyta from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Ponyta is a basic, fire type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Ponyta does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that Ponyta has is called Agility, this move requires one fire energy card and does 10 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin, all effects of attacks including damage done to Ponyta during your opponent's next turn are prevented.  Ponyta's second move is called Flame Tail, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Ponyta is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Rapidash, 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 a starter type Pokemon in your fire type deck.  I could easily see myself using 4 of these in a deck.  Using 4 of these cards in a deck I would have a great chance at starting the game with this Pokemon in the active Pokemon spot, I could then use Agility every turn to do damage and hopefully keep Ponyta in the active Pokemon spot for quite awhile to set up my benched Pokemon or I could use Flame Tail and try and knock out the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an excellent basic Pokemon card from the Flashfire set.  This card is definitely a great basic Pokemon card that should be in a majority of fire type decks out there.  There really isn't anything I dislike about this card, I like its hp, retreat cost, and both of its moves.  So you can't go wrong with using this card in your fire type deck.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Mega Charizard EX Y -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Mega Charizard EX Y Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Mega Charizard EX version Y from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Mega Charizard EX is a Mega Evolution, EX, fire type Pokemon card with an hp of 220. It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Mega Charizard does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Crimson Dive, this move requires five energy cards, three colorless and two fire, and does 300 damage.  However after using this move, Mega Charizard does 50 damage to itself.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
Before I start with the strategy, remember that this card is a Mega Evolution card and an EX card so if you use this card in your deck and it gets knocked out, your opponent gets to take two prize cards instead of one and when you evolve an EX card into its Mega Evolution, your turn ends, you cannot do anything else.  So knowing these things, you'll always want to use Mega Evolution cards with caution, but with that being said, if you're building a fire type deck and am already using 1 or 2 Charizard EX cards in your deck, I would highly recommend putting this card in your deck.  That way, you can use Charizard EX most of the game or get it set up on the bench, and late in the game, you can evolve Charizard EX into Mega Charizard EX and the next turn you can do 300 damage with Crimson Dive and knock that Pokemon out and hopefully win the game.  When you get this card set up, the game is pretty much over because you can one hit KO any Pokemon in the TCG.  I would make sure to pad your deck with super potion and potion cards as well as including Pokemon with Abilities that can remove damage off of cards.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  This card is definitely the most powerful Pokemon card that I've ever reviewed on my blog.  Crimson Dive can knock out any Pokemon in the game and it is a great card to use in your deck.  I am not giving this card a perfect rating because it only does have the one move and the only move that it does have requires a ton of energy cards to use plus it does damage to Charizard.  But if you get this card into the active Pokemon spot late in a game, you should have a pretty good chance of winning.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Charizard EX -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Charizard EX Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Charizard EX from the Flashfire Pokemon card set.  This is the second Charizard EX card I have reviewed from this set and this EX card is only available in regular EX form, not in Full Art form.  Charizard EX is a basic, EX, fire type Pokemon card with an hp of 180. It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Charizard does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Wing Attack, this move requires three colorless energy cards and does 60 damage.  Charizard EX's second move is called Combustion Blast, this move requires four energy cards, two each of fire and colorless, and does 150 damage, however, Charizard cannot use this move two turns in a row.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Charizard 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 the two moves on Charizard and seeing that they require at least three energy cards to use, I would limit myself to using only one of these cards in a deck.  I would try and set up Charizard EX on the bench, get at least three energy cards on it, then move it to the active Pokemon spot.  I would use Combustion Blast every turn I could to do the most damage, however if you can knock out the defending Pokemon by doing 60 damage or less make sure to use Wing Attack so you can save Combustion Blast for the next Pokemon you'll face.  Comparing the two Charizard EX cards from this set, I like yesterday's card a little better because it can do 120 damage every turn, but both Charizard EX cards are good and both could be used in a deck.

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 Flashfire set.  I like that this card has two moves that do major damage.  As soon as you get time to get this card set up and then into the active Pokemon position, this card won't disappoint, which is why I'm giving it an above average rating.  However, Wing Attack is a pretty average move and since you can only use Combustion Blast every other turn this card isn't as powerful as the other Charizard EX card in this set.

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Charizard EX Full Art -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Charizard EX Full Art Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Charizard EX and Charizard EX Full Art from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  There are two Charizard EX cards in this set, but only this card is available in both EX and EX Full Art versions.  Charizard EX is a basic, EX, fire type Pokemon card with an hp of 180. It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Charizard does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Stoke, this move requires one colorless energy card and allows you to flip a coin, if you get a heads you can search your deck for three energy cards and attach them to Charizard.  Charizard's second move is called Fire Blast this move requires four energy cards, three colorless and one fire, and does 120 damage.  After using this move you must discard an energy card attached to Charizard.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Charizard EX is a basic Pokemon card you won't need to use any other cards with this card.  But remember, because this card is an EX card, if this card is knocked out, two prize cards are taken instead of one.  So knowing this, and seeing that Charizard really only has one move that can do damage and that move requires four energy cards you'll want to limit the number of these cards you use.  Ideally, you would get this card into the active Pokemon spot very early in the game, use Stoke the first couple of turns hoping to get a heads and then getting up to 6 energy cards on Charizard very quickly.  Then you would use Fire Blast every turn knocking out most basic Pokemon in 1 turn and all Pokemon in 2 turns.  I would probably put 2 of these cards in a fire type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very good EX Pokemon card from the Flashfire set.  Besides looking really cool in Full Art form, I like how Fire Blast can do 120 damage every turn and once you get the necessary energy cards on Charizard you can more than likely use that move every turn.  This card is pretty slow if you aren't able to get a heads when using Stoke but once this card is set up, it will be very dominant for you.

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Maractus -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Maractus Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Maractus from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Maractus is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 90, it has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Maractus does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Exciting Shake, this move requires one grass energy card and allows you to flip 6 coins instead of 2 when using Prickly Needles during your next turn.  Maractus's second move is called Prickly Needles, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 20 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip 2 coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Maractus 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 this card really only has one move that can do any damage and that move is a move that relies on a coin flip, if I were to use this card in a deck, it would have to be a grass type deck and I would only use one of these cards in this deck.  I would move it into the active Pokemon spot early in a game, use Exciting Shake the first turn and Prickly Needles next possibly doing 120 damage a turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average Basic Pokemon card from the Flashfire set.  I would definitely use this card in a deck because it can quickly do 120 damage a turn.  However, this card may end up doing 0 damage every turn and therefore become useless in your deck.  So like I mentioned in the Strategy section of this review, if you want to use this card in a deck, make sure to not use more than 1.

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Saturday, June 7, 2014

Roserade -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Roserade Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Roserade from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Roserade is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy retreat cost.  Roserade does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Whiplash, for one grass energy card, this move allows you to flip a coin until you get tails, for each heads you may discard an energy card attached to your opponent's active Pokemon.  Roserade's second move is called Mega Drain, this move requires three grass type energy cards and does 70 damage, plus it allows you to heal 20 damage from Roserade.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Roserade is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Roselia into play (I reviewed Roselia from this set yesterday) and then evolve Roselia into Roserade.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Roselia was a very good starter type Pokemon card that should definitely be used in any grass type deck out there.  It had two pretty good moves, and could make the defending Pokemon go to sleep.  Because Roselia is such a good basic Pokemon, you can easily use it on its own, and because this Roselia card isn't as good in my opinion, I would use a line of 4-2 or 3-1 of Roselia and Roserade.  I would make sure I have three energy cards on Roselia before evolving it into Roserade and then use Mega Drain every turn.  If you had multiple lines of Roselia and Roserade in your deck, you could save one on your bench and if your opponent has a card that requires a ton of energy cards to attack, you could move Roserade into the active Pokemon and try and discard their energy cards by using Whiplash.

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 Flashfire set.  This card is pretty solid overall, having a low retreat cost, average hp, and two moves.  I wish Whiplash would for sure discard at least an energy card, but Mega Drain is a great move which makes up for the poorness of Whiplash.  So overall, if you're looking for a basic and stage 1 line to put into your grass type deck, this line of Roselia and Roserade is a good option, overall I would give this line a 4 out of 5 rating, of course Roserade was a 3 and yesterday I gave Roselia a 5.

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Friday, June 6, 2014

Roselia -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Roselia Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Roselia from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Roselia is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Roselia does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that Roselia has is called Sleep Powder, this move requires one grass energy card and does 10 damage, plus if you get a heads the defending Pokemon is put to sleep.  Roselia's second move is called Cut, this move requires two grass energy cards and does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Roselia is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Roserade, 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 highly recommend using this card as a starter type Pokemon in your grass type deck.  I would recommend using up to 4 of these in a deck.  With 4 in your deck, you'd have a great shot at getting Roselia into the active Pokemon spot to start the game, you could then use Sleep Powder, hopefully flip a heads, then after that use Cut every turn, all while your opponent's active Pokemon is asleep giving you a ton of time to set up your benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very good basic Pokemon card from the Flashfire set and a basic Pokemon card that would work perfectly in a grass type deck.  There really isn't anything I dislike about this card, I like how it has two moves, and both moves either do average damage or do a fair amount of damage plus inflict a special condition.  So if you're looking for a starter type Pokemon for your deck or need 1 more card to put into your deck, this card is the perfect fit.

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Shiftry -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Shiftry Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Shiftry from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Shiftry is a stage 2, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Shiftry's Ability is called Leaf Draw, this allows you to discard a grass energy card from hand and draw up to three new cards from your deck.  Besides the Ability, Shiftry just has one move called Deranged Dance, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, and does 20 damage times the number of benched Pokemon in play, both yours and your opponent's.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Shiftry is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Seedot into play and then evolve it into Nuzleaf before you can evolve Nuzleaf into Shiftry, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last couple of days.  Both of those Pokemon cards are pretty horrible, Seedot being extremely bad.  Because of this, I would hardly use any of the Pokemon in this line if I were using this line in a deck.  I would use a 1-1-1 line of Seedot, Nuzleaf, and Shiftry and I would try and set up this entire line on the bench.  That way I could put three energy cards on Shiftry and utilize Shiftry's Ability from the bench without having to move it to the active Pokemon spot.  Then when the game has gone on for awhile and both benches are full or close to full, I would move Shiftry into the active Pokemon spot, use Deranged Dance a couple of turns then retreat it back to the bench so I could continue to use its Ability.  This Ability allows you to remove any trainer cards from your deck that let you draw cards from your deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average stage 2 Pokemon card from the Flashfire set.  There isn't anything I don't like about this card, I like its hp of 140, it is solid, a 2 colorless energy card retreat cost is average, and then the Ability on this card is very good, and if Shiftry only had the Ability and no move I would still give this card an average rating.  I really like Shiftry's move especially if all of the bench spots are full, the reason I wouldn't give this card a 5 out of 5 is because Deranged Dance may end up doing no damage at all later in games.  Overall, I would give the entire line of Seedot, Nuzleaf, and Shiftry a 2 out of 5 rating and I probably wouldn't use this line in a deck.  Individually I gave these Pokemon a 1, 2, a 4 rating.

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Nuzleaf -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Nuzleaf from the Flashfire Pokemon Card set.  Nuzleaf is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Nuzleaf does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Razor Leaf, this move requires one colorless energy card and does 20 damage.  Nuzleaf's second move is called Cut, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, and does 40 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Nuzleaf is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Seedot into play (I reviewed Seedot from this set yesterday) and then evolve Seedot into Nuzleaf.  Nuzleaf does have a stage 2 evolution in Shiftry 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 Nuzleaf is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review of Seedot, you'll know I thought it was an extremely poor basic Pokemon card and one that should not be used in a deck on its own.  The only reason you would want it in a deck at all would be to get to the evolutions of Seedot.  Because Seedot is so bad, I wouldn't recommend using this card in a deck either, this card isn't nearly as bad as Seedot, but it definitely isn't any better than average.  If you were to use only Seedot and Nuzleaf in a deck, I wouldn't use more than a 1-1 line and get Seedot into the active Pokemon spot to start the game, call Call for Family once then evolve it into Nuzleaf and use Razor Leaf after that, three energy cards is too much for me to want to use Cut.

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 Flashfire set.  Even though this card does have two moves that both do damage and it has a low retreat cost I am giving this card a below average rating because its hp is low, and neither move Nuzleaf has is very good.  So overall, I would only give this Pokemon line a 1 out of 5 rating, individually Seedot was a 1 and Nuzleaf was a 2.

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Seedot -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Seedot Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Seedot from the Flashfire set.  Seedot is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Seedot does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Call for Family, this move requires one colorless energy card to use and allows you to search your deck for a basic Pokemon and put it onto your bench.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Seedot is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Nuzleaf and a stage 2 evolution in Shiftry, 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 probably wouldn't use this card in a deck, I would much rather use a trainer card that does the same thing as this card can do but you don't have to place a trainer card in the active Pokemon spot.  So if you don't want to use that strategy, I would use no more than one of these cards in your deck, try your hardest to get it into the active Pokemon spot, use Call for Family a couple of turns then retreat Seedot to 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.  If you aren't using this card with its evolutions, it doesn't make much sense to use this card since it has a low hp and can't attack.  If you're using it by itself a trainer card would be a much better card to use instead of this card.  So we'll see how the other two Pokemon rate in this family but this card is definitely a poor start to this line.

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Monday, June 2, 2014

Pineco -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

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

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Pineco is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Forretress, which I'll be reviewing in a few weeks since it is a metal type Pokemon card, 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 consider using this card in a metal type deck, or any type deck if you are using it by itself, as a starter type Pokemon.  The only downside to using this card in a deck would be you have to discard all energy cards required for attacking when retreating it and the card is pretty slow.  So if you were to use this card in a deck, I wouldn't use more than 1 of these, you would get two energy cards on Pineco and use Ram every turn.

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 Flashfire set.  I like the hp and only move that this card has, but as far as a basic Pokemon goes, the retreat cost is quite high, and because this card only has one move it is limited in what it can do, and the only move this card has requires two energy cards which makes this card slower for a basic Pokemon card.  So if you're building a deck, this card definitely isn't the worst card you could use, but there are definitely better ones out there.

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