Thursday, July 31, 2014

Flabebe #63/106 -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Flabebe #63/106 Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Flabebe from the Flashfire set.  This is the second of two Flabebe cards I've reviewed from this set.  Flabebe is a basic, fairy type Pokemon card with an hp of 40.  It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to darkness type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Flabebe does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Razor Leaf, this move requires one colorless energy card and does 10 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Flabebe is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Floette and a stage 2 evolution in Florges, which I'll be reviewing the next few 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 but I will compare the two Flabebe cards I've reviewed in this post.  So on its own, I would not use this card in a deck because it has too low of an hp and is too limited on what it can do since Flabebe only has one move.  This card however can fit into any type deck because Razor Leaf requires a colorless energy card, so if you do include this card in a deck, it can be in any type deck, but you'll definitely not want to use more than one of these cards and get it into the active Pokemon spot early since it has such a low hp.  Between the two Flabebe cards in this set, neither one is very good, both having just one move a piece, but because yesterday's Flabebe card can impact more Pokemon with its only move, that is the one I would recommend to use if you have to use one.

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.  Besides having a very very low hp, the only move it has is pretty average which makes the card very limited.  I would not recommend at all using this card in a deck and would recommend the other Flabebe card in this set or to wait for another Flabebe card to come along.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Flabebe #62/106 -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Flabebe #62/106 Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Flabebe from the Flashfire set.  This is the first of two Flabebe cards I'll be reviewing on my blog.  Flabebe is a basic, fairy type Pokemon card with an hp of 40.  It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to darkness type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Flabebe does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Aromatherapy, this move requires one fairy type energy card and heals 10 damage from each of your Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Flabebe is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Floette and a stage 2 evolution in Florges, which I'll be reviewing the next few days, you'll more than likely want to use those cards with this Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed those cards yet and I haven't even reviewed the second Flabebe card from this set, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolutions or knowing which Flabebe card is better.  So on its own, I may consider using one of these cards in a deck just so it can heal all of my other Pokemon, but you'll definitely not want to use this card as a starter type Pokemon because it can't do any damage when attacking and it has a really low hp.  So if you want to use this card in a deck, make sure to not use more than one, I would wait until many of your Pokemon have damage on them, then move Flabebe into the active Pokemon spot, use Aromatherapy a couple of turns, then retreat it before it gets knocked out.  Because Flabebe has such a low hp, make sure later in the game, if you move Flabebe into the active Pokemon spot, it can at least last a turn without getting knocked out.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card that to me is between a 1 and a 2 rating.  Besides not being able to do any damage when attacking and having a very low hp, this card is actually a card I would consider using in a deck just because it can help all of your Pokemon in play that have damage on them, but because Flabebe really is pretty horrible, it would be pretty risky to use more than 1 or use this card at all in a deck.  So if you're building a fairy type deck, this card may work in the deck, but you're taking an awfully big risk playing it in your deck.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Durant -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Durant Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Durant from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Durant is a basic, metal type Pokemon card with an hp of 70, it has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Durant does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Chip Off, this move requires one colorless energy card and allows you to discard your opponent's hand at random until they have 4 cards left in their hand.  Durant's second move is called X-Scissor, this move requires two energy cards, one each of metal and colorless, and does 20 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 Durant 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 metal type deck and need a starter type Pokemon card for that deck, this Durant card is definitely a card to consider.  I could see myself using 1 or 2 of these cards in a deck, I would try and get Durant into the active Pokemon spot as early in the game as possible, that way Chip Off would definitely discard plenty of cards from your opponent's hand and X-Scissor would be able to knock out some weaker Pokemon in 2 turns for sure.  What is nice about this card is that it has a low retreat cost, so if you have to play it later in the game, you should be able to retreat it no problem.

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 Flashfire set.  I like pretty much everything about this card and if you're using this card as a starter type Pokemon it will work well.  It has an above average hp, low retreat cost, and two average to slightly above average moves.  So you definitely can't go wrong with considering this card for your metal type deck.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Forretress -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Forretress Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Forretress from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Forretress is a stage 1, metal type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Forretress's Ability is called Thorn Tempest, this Ability allows you to put 1 damage counter on each of your opponent's Pokemon when you move Forretress from your hand to evolve a Pineco card in play.  Forretress's only move is called Iron Crash, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 20 damage plus 20 more damage for each colorless energy in your opponent's retreat cost.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Forretress is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Pineco into play (I reviewed Pineco from this set awhile ago since it was a grass type card) and then evolve Pineco into Forretress.  If you read my review of Pineco from this set you'll know that I thought the card was a little below average but still a solid Basic Pokemon card because it only had the one move that did 20 damage for two energy cards.  However, because Forretress has such a high retreat cost, if you use this line in your deck, I would try and keep Pineco on the bench so you can utilize Forretress's Ability when evolving and then you can give Forretress time to get set up, and you can also wait for your opponent to put a card into the active Pokemon spot that has at least a 3 energy card retreat cost, thus allowing Iron Crash to be able to do 80 damage a turn for only two energy cards.  Even though Pineco and Forretress are two different types, you can use them in any type deck since both cards only require colorless energy cards.  I would definitely consider this line in a deck and would use a 1-1 or a 2-2 line, and would for sure include this line if I was building a spread damage type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Flashfire set.  I say this because I like pretty much everything about this card except for its high retreat cost, and a cost that requires more energy cards than is needed on Forretress to attack.  Other than the high retreat cost, Forretress has an above average HP, a very good Ability, and a awesome move.  Together with Pineco from this set, I would give the line a 4 out of 5 rating, I only gave Pineco a 2 rating, but together these two cards are very good.

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Scrafty -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Scrafty Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Scrafty from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Scrafty is a stage 1, darkness type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Scrafty does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Corner, this move requires two energy cards, one each of darkness and colorless, and does 30 damage, plus your opponent can't retreat during their next turn.  Scrafty's second move is called Jet Headbutt, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one darkness, and does 80 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Scrafty is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Scraggy into play (I reviewed Scraggy from this set yesterday) and then evolve Scraggy into Scrafty.  If you read yesterday's review of Scraggy you'll know that I thought that card was a pretty poor Basic Pokemon card because it has a high retreat cost and only one move that is coin based and it may not do any damage every turn.  So if you want to use this Pokemon line in a darkness type deck, I wouldn't use more than 1 each of Scrafty and Scraggy, I would try and get Scraggy on the bench, then move it to the active Pokemon spot when it has at least two energy cards on it, then you can use Corner the first turn then Jet Headbutt every turn after that.  Both of the moves that this card has are good, so if you're looking for a fairly powerful card to use in your deck that doesn't require that much energy, this card should definitely be a consideration.

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 Flashfire set.  I say this because Scrafty has an above average hp, two moves that are both above average, and a fairly low retreat cost.  Together with Scraggy, this line is only average because Scraggy received a 1 from me, but if you need one more Pokemon line in a darkness type deck, this line should do the job.

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Scraggy -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Scraggy Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Scraggy from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Scraggy is a basic, darkness type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Scraggy does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move this card has is called Tail Rap, this move requires two energy cards, one each of darkness and colorless, 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 Scraggy is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Scrafty, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So, on its own I would not recommend using this card in a deck.  I say this because this card is just flat out horrible.  Other than having an average hp, that is where this card ends with having positives, this card has a high retreat cost and is very limited in only have one move and the only move it does have may end up doing zero damage every single turn.  If for some strange reason you want to use this card in a deck, definitely don't use more than one, try and get it into the active Pokemon spot to start the game and hope for some luck while using Tail Rap, because if you do get 2 heads, 40 damage is pretty good early on.

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 deserves a very low rating.  This card is similar to the Sandile card I reviewed earlier and I gave that card a 2 rating, but this card is even worse because it has a lower hp and a higher retreat cost.  So if you're looking to build a darkness type deck, definitely look elsewhere for a Basic Pokemon card to use.

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Krokorok -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Krokorok Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Krokorok from the Flashfire Pokemon Card set.  Krokorok is a stage 1, darkness type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Krokorok does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Dark Clamp, for one darkness energy card this move does 10 damage and makes your opponent unable to retreat during their next turn.  Krokorok's second move is called Double Swing, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one darkness, and does 60 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip two coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Krokork is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Sandile into play (I reviewed Sandile from this set yesterday) and then evolve Sandile into Krokorok.  Krokorok does have a stage 2 evolution in Krookodile that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but there is not a Krookodile card in this set, so you'll have to read my previous reviews on Krookodile to see if you should use this Pokemon with Krookodile.  So if you read yesterday's review of Sandile, you will know that I thought that card was a below average Basic Pokemon card and a card that should not be used on its own and if you decide to use Krokorok really should be put in the active Pokemon spot, it should be evolved into Krokorok on the bench.  However, I would not recommend using Krokorok in a deck for the same reason I didn't recommend using Sandile from this set, I would not use it because Krokorok's main move, Double Swing, is a coin based move, meaning it could end up doing zero damage every single turn.  If you were to use Sandile and Krokorok in your deck, I wouldn't use more than a 1-1 line, and I would hope for some luck when using these cards because you'll need it, but if you do get some heads, Sandile can do up to 30 damage a turn and Krokorok can do 120 damage a turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a below average stage 1 Pokemon card from the Flashfire set.  This card can do a good amount of damage, but unfortunately it just isn't that great of card, besides having an average hp, everything else on this card is below average, especially the two moves it has.  So overall, if you look at Krokorok and Sandile combined, I would probably give these two cards a 1 out of 5 rating, they are both below average individually and terrible together, I would look elsewhere for darkness type Pokemon for your deck.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sandile -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Sandile Flashfire Pokemon Card Review
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Sandile from the Flashfire set.  Sandile is a basic, darkness type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Sandile does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Surprise Attack, this move requires two energy cards, one each of darkness and colorless, and does 40 damage.  However, when using this move, you have to flip a coin, if you flip a tails the move does nothing.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Sandile is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Krokorok and a stage 2 evolution in Krookodile, which I'll be reviewing the next two days, you'll more than likely want to use those cards with this Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed those cards yet, and there actually isn't a Krookodile card in this set, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolutions.  So on its own, I would not recommend using this card in a deck.  I say this because Sandile has only one move and that move may end up doing 0 damage every single turn because it is a coin based move.  So unless you're using this card with Sandile's evolution, I would not recommend using this card in a deck.  If you do use this card in a deck, your only option would be to use Surprise Attack every turn, and the earlier in the game you get this card into play the better this card will work.  Doing 40 damage a turn should knock out almost all Basic Pokemon cards in 2 moves or less.

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 was debating whether to give this card a 1 or a 2 rating, but because the only move this card does have has the possibility to do 40 damage and Sandile has an above average hp, I am giving it a 2.  The reason I would give this card such a low rating is because the only move Sandile has is pretty bad if you don't get a heads when you flip a coin.  So if you're building a darkness type deck, I would look elsewhere first.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Skuntank -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Skuntank Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Skuntank from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Skuntank is a stage 1, darkness type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Skuntank does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Push Down, this move requires two energy cards, one each of darkness and colorless, and does 30 damage, plus it makes your opponent switch their active Pokemon with one of their benched Pokemon.  Skuntank's second move is called Acid Spray, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one darkness, and does 70 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin your opponent must discard an energy card attached to the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Skuntank is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Stunky into play and then evolve Stunky into Skuntank.  There are actually two Stunky cards in this set and I've reviewed them the past two days, I prefer the the first Stunky card from this set, card #53/106 because both of the moves that card is better than the moves on the second Stunky card from this set.  No matter which Stunky card you choose to use, I would probably keep it on the bench to evolve it into Skuntank, I say this because Skuntank is fairly slow on the attack, if you keep it on the bench and put three energy cards on it, when Skuntank is moved to the active Pokemon spot it can use either move it has right away.  I would use a 1-1 line of Stunky and Skuntank if I were building either a darkness type deck or a spread damage type deck.  If I were building a spread damage type deck, I would use Push Down more often that Acid Spray, but any time the defending Pokemon would be knocked out by 70 damage or less, I would make sure to use Acid Spray.

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 Flashfire set.  This card isn't the flashiest card out there, but I like that it has an above average hp, and two very good moves.  I like how this card has a very powerful move in Acid Spray and a move that allows it to be used in spread damage type decks.  Overall, I would give the line of Stunky and Skuntank from the Flashfire set a 3 out of 5 rating, it is an average line that may be included in decks if you're lacking other cards.  Individually, I gave the Stunky cards from this set a 3 and a 2 rating and this Skuntank card a 4 rating.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Stunky #54/106 -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Stunky Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Stunky from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of two consecutive Stunky cards I've reviewed from the Flashfire set.  Stunky is a basic, darkness type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Stunky card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Collect, for one colorless energy card this move allows you to draw a card.  Stunky's second move is called Spray Fluid, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one darkness, and does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Stunky is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Skuntank, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Skuntank card.  However since there are two Stunky cards in this set, you should know which one of these cards to use with that Stunky card and if you should use either of the Stunky cards on their own.  If you were to use one of the two Stunky cards from this set on their own, I would recommend using the Stunky card that I reviewed yesterday because both moves it has are better than the moves on this card.  So I would not recommend using this Stunky card in a deck.  However, if you choose to use this card, I wouldn't use more than one in a deck, and I would probably use it early in the game for its Collect move.  I probably wouldn't use Spray Fluid just because it takes so long to set up and it doesn't do very much damage since most moves that require 3 energy cards do 60 damage.

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 would not use this card in a deck, but the card does still have two moves, a solid hp, and a low retreat cost, so it isn't all bad.  But if you're looking to use a Stunky card in your darkness type deck, I would highly recommend the other Stunky card from this set over this one.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Stunky #53/106 -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Stunky Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Stunky from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  There are actually two different Stunky cards in this set, and I'll be reviewing both in the next two days.  Stunky is a basic, darkness type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Stunky card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Smokescreen, for one darkness energy card this move allows you to flip a coin during your opponent's next turn if they try and attack, if they get a tails, their move does nothing.  Stunky's second move is called Slash, for two colorless energy cards, this move does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Stunky is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Skuntank, which I'll be reviewing in two days since there are two Stunky cards in this set, you'll more than likely want to use one of these Stunky cards with Skuntank.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet or even the other Stunky card, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution or knowing which Stunky card is better.  So, on its own I probably wouldn't use this card in a deck.  I say this because neither of the moves this card has are that amazing and even though Slash is the move I would use most turns, it does require two energy cards and Smokescreen is a coin based move and one that probably won't do that much anyway even if you make your opponent flip a tails.  Because if you were to use this card in a deck, you wouldn't use more than 1 and you would want to use it as a starter type Pokemon getting it into the active Pokemon spot early in the game, then you could use Smokescreen the first turn and Slash after that, so even if your opponent couldn't attack their first turn, Smokescreen is really only stopping about 10 damage.

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 Flashfire set.  Even though I wouldn't use this card in a deck, I am giving this card an average rating because it has a good hp, low retreat cost, and two moves, neither of which are terrible.  So if you're looking to build a darkness type deck, you can definitely consider this card but I would look hard elsewhere first.

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Weavile -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Weavile Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Weavile from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Weavile is a stage 1, darkness type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Weavile does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Call for Family, this move requires one colorless energy card and allows you to search your deck for up to 2 Basic Pokemon cards are put them onto your bench. Weavile's second move is called Claw Rend, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one darkness, and does 60 damage plus 30 more damage if the defending Pokemon has any damage counters on it already.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Weavile is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Sneasel into play and then evolve Sneasel into Weavile.  There are actually two Sneasel cards in this set and I've reviewed them the past two days, I prefer the second Sneasel card in this set, #51/016 better than the first one because it has two good moves, whereas the first one really don't have any good moves.  So if you were to use this Pokemon line in a deck, I would use a 1-1 line of Sneasel and Weavile, I would only use this line as part of a spread damage type deck, I would then use a Pokemon that does 10 damage to every Pokemon of your opponent's first, then later in the game, I would move my Weavile card, which has been set up on my bench with three energy cards, into the active Pokemon spot and then I would be able to use Claw Rend every turn and do 90 damage to every Pokemon because every one of my opponent's Pokemon already has damage on it.

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 very average overall, since it has an average hp, low retreat cost, and two average moves.  However, I would recommend using this card in a deck if you're building a spread damage type deck because then Claw Rend is an above average move.  Altogether, if you're using the second Sneasel card from this set and Weavile, I would give them a 3 out of 5 rating combined, individually I also gave both of these cards 3 out of 5 ratings.

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Sneasel #51/106 -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Sneasel Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Sneasel from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of two consecutive Sneasel cards I've reviewed from the Flashfire set.  Sneasel is a basic, darkness type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Sneasel card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Icy Wind, this move requires one colorless energy card and puts the defending Pokemon to sleep.  Sneasel's second move is called Scratch, this move requires two energy cards, one each of colorless and darkness, and does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Sneasel is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Weavile, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Weavile card.  However since there are two Sneasel cards in this set, you should know which one of these cards to use with that Weavile card and if you should use either of the Sneasel cards on their own.  If you were to use one of the two Sneasel cards from this set on their own, I would recommend using this Sneasel card because it is better.  This card has two moves that are actually good moves, you could have 1 or 2 of these Sneasel cards in your deck, try and get one into the active Pokemon spot to start the game, put the defending Pokemon to sleep the first turn by using Icy Wind, then set up your benched Pokemon while the defending Pokemon is asleep.  Of course you'll want to eventually get two energy cards on Sneasel so that you can use Scratch while the defending Pokemon is asleep.

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, and the better of the two Sneasel cards from this set.  There really isn't anything I don't like about this card, it has a low retreat cost, solid hp, and two good moves.  I really like that Icy Wind doesn't make you flip a coin, that way, this card can really help you set up your benched Pokemon because your opponent's active Pokemon will be asleep and unable to attack Sneasel giving you plenty of time to setup your benched Pokemon.  So overall, if you're building a darkness type deck, I would definitely give this Sneasel card a look.

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Sneasel #50/106 -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Sneasel Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Sneasel from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  There are actually two different Sneasel cards in this set, and I'll be reviewing both in the next two days.  Sneasel is a basic, darkness type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Sneasel card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Scratch, this move requires one colorless energy card and does 10 damage.  Sneasel's second move is called Flash Claw, for two energy cards, one each of darkness and colorless, this move allows you to discard a card from your opponent's hand.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Sneasel is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Weavile, which I'll be reviewing in two days since there are two Sneasel cards in this set, you'll more than likely want to use one of these Sneasel cards with Weavile.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet or even the other Sneasel card, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution or knowing which Sneasel card is better.  So, on its own this card can be used in a deck as a starter type Pokemon because it can attack for one energy card, however, this card is extremely limited in what it can do, so I would not recommend using it in a deck.  Pretty much all you can do, is put this card into the active Pokemon, use Scratch most turns, or put two energy cards on it and discard a card from your opponent's hand, but neither of these two moves are that great that I would put this card into a deck, and definitely if I did use this card in my deck, I wouldn't use more than 1.

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.  Even though this card has an average hp, low retreat cost, and two moves, I am giving this card a slightly below average 2 rating because the card is just very limited and the second move this card has really doesn't impress me and actually turns me away from using this card.  So if you're building a darkness type deck, I would probably look elsewhere for a basic Pokemon card.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Barbaracle -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Barbaracle Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Barbaracle from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Barbaracle is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Barbaracle does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Rock Rush, for two fighting energy cards this move does 30 damage times the number of fighting energy cards you'd like to discard from your hand.  Barbaracle's second move is called Boulder Crush, this move requires three fighting type energy cards and does 80 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Barbaracle is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Binacle into play (I reviewed Binacle from this set yesterday) and then evolve Binacle into Barbaracle.  If you read yesterday's review of Binacle you'll know that I thought that card was a below average Basic Pokemon card and shouldn't be used in a deck on its own because it only had one move that could do up to 60 damage per turn but also may end up doing no damage at all every turn.  Because Binacle is not that good, if you choose to use Barbaracle in your deck, I would use only a 1-1 line and evolve Binacle into Barbaracle on the bench, you can then have time to put three fighting energy cards on Barbaracle and when Barbaracle is in the active Pokemon spot you can use Boulder Crush every turn and do 80 damage.  If you'd like to spend a lot of time building your deck, you could try and figure out a way to get a ton of energy cards from your discard pile into your hand every turn, that way, you could just keep doing this same thing over and over again and when you have Barbaracle in the active Pokemon spot you could use Rock Rush and do at least 90 to 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 Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Flashfire set.  This card is definitely powerful with both moves having the potential to do over 80 damage, but this card is a bit slower, only requires fighting type energy cards, and evolves from a Pokemon that isn't that great.  So if you're building a fighting type deck, this line would be an okay one to use but there are definitely better ones out there, even though I gave Binacle a 2 rating individually, paired with Barbaracle I would give these two cards a 3 out of 5 rating.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Binacle -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Binacle Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Binacle from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Binacle is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Binacle does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Double Scratch.  This move requires two fighting energy cards to use, and does 30 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip 2 coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Binacle is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Barbaracle, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So, on its own I would not recommend using this card in a deck.  I say this because even though Binacle has a high hp, and can do up to 60 damage a turn, since Double Scratch is based on luck, you may end up doing 0 damage every turn, then if you want to retreat Binacle from the active Pokemon spot, you'll have to add one more energy card to it before retreating it.  If you do decide to use Binacle in a deck, make sure to not use more than one, and the earlier you get this card into the active Pokemon spot the better.  Because if you are a bit lucky with this card, Double Scratch will be able to do quite a bit of damage against weaker Basic Pokemon.

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.  This card does have some positives on it like having an above average hp, and the chance at doing 60 damage a turn for only 2 energy cards.  But I would not use this card in a deck, that is why I'm giving a below average rating, the retreat cost is way too high, the move isn't that great in my opinion.  So if you're building a fighting type deck, I would look elsewhere for a Basic Pokemon card.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Golem -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Golem Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Graveler from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Graveler is a stage 2, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 150.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Graveler does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Stone Edge, this move requires three energy cards, two fighting and one colorless, and does 60 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin the move does 30 more damage.  Golem's second move is called Explosion, this move requires four energy cards, two each of colorless and fighting, and does 150 damage, however Golem does 100 damage to itself.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Golem is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Geodude into play and then evolve it into Graveler before you can evolve Graveler into Golem, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last couple of days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought Geodude was an average Pokemon card that could be used on its own but I wasn't a big fan of Graveler, so if you're going to use Golem in a deck, you'd probably want to set up the line on your bench.  Another reason you'd want to set up this line on your bench is that both Graveler and Golem are pretty slow on the attack.  I personally wouldn't use this line in a deck, but if you choose to, you could use a 1-1-1 line and set up Golem on the bench, put four energy cards on it, when in the active Pokemon spot use Stone Edge most turns and then if Golem is close to being knocked out you could either retreat it or use Explosion, knocking out Golem and hopefully the defending Pokemon.

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.  Like I mentioned above, I myself would not use this card in a deck because it is too slow and neither move I am a fan of, but the card could be used as I outlined in the strategy section.  But to me, neither move on this card is that great, and then Golem has a high retreat cost, which will make it even slower if you retreat it.  Altogether, I would give the line of Geodude, Graveler, and Golem from the Flashfire set a 2 out of 5 rating, I wouldn't use it in a deck.  Individually, I gave Geodude a 3, Graveler a 2, and Golem a 3 rating.

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Graveler -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Graveler Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Graveler from the Flashfire Pokemon Card set.  Graveler is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Graveler does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Double Edge, for three colorless energy cards this move does 60 damage, however it does do 20 damage to Graveler.  Graveler's second move is called Rollout, this move requires four energy cards, two each of fighting and colorless, and does 80 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Graveler is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Geodude into play (I reviewed Geodude from this set yesterday) and then evolve Geodude into Graveler.  Graveler does have a stage 2 evolution in Golem 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 Graveler is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review of Geodude you know that I thought it was an average Basic Pokemon card from the Flashfire set and a card that could be used on its own because it could attack quickly for 10 damage or do up to 50 damage later in the game.  Knowing this about Geodude and looking at this Graveler card, I would recommend either just using Geodude in your deck, or using the entire line of Geodude, Graveler, and Golem because Graveler just isn't that great of a card.  If you do choose to use Graveler together with Geodude in your deck, you'll have to set up Graveler on the bench because it takes so long to attack and you'll want to use Rollout every turn once you get four energy cards on it.

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 has an above average hp, and two moves which both can do a good amount of damage I am giving this card a below average rating because it is extremely slow, has a high retreat cost, and neither move it has is that great.  Together with Geodude, I would give this Pokemon line so far, a 2 out of 5 rating, like I mentioned, I would much rather just use Geodude, which I gave a 3 rating, than pair it with Graveler.

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Geodude -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Geodude Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Geodude from the Flashfire set.  Geodude is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Geodude does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Rollout, for one fighting energy card this move does 10 damage.  Geodude's second move is called Flail, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 10 damage times the number of damage counters on Geodude.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Geodude is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Graveler and a stage 2 evolution in Golem, 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 may consider using one of these cards in a fighting type deck as a starter type Pokemon.  I would ideally get this card into the active Pokemon spot very early in the game, use Rollout until Geodude had 20 damage on it, then use Flail after that, eventually being able to do 50 damage a turn right before Geodude is knocked out.  And if you happen to get Geodude into the active Pokemon spot later in the game, because Flail can do up to 50 damage, at least you'll be able to make somewhat of an impact on that more powerful Pokemon you're facing.

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.  There really isn't anything I dislike about this card, everything on this card is about average, the reason I'm not giving this card a better rating than a 3 is because the card can't do that much damage without taking on damage itself and you'd ideally want to be able to do more than 10 damage every turn no matter how much damage is on Geodude.  But overall, it is a good card that can be used in a deck on its own.

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Skrelp -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Skrelp Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Skrelp from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Skrelp is a basic, psychic type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Skrelp does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Spit Poison, this move requires one psychic energy card and poisons the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when you flip a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Skrelp is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Dragalge, which I'll be in a couple of weeks since it is a dragon type 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 not suggest using this card in a deck because it only has the one move and the only move that Skrelp does have is based on a coin flip and can't actually do any damage.  If you were to use this card in a deck, you'd want to pair it with Pokemon that can also inflict special conditions and you'd want to get this card into the active Pokemon spot early in the game because it has a low hp.  But again, I would definitely not use this card in a deck without Dragalge.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an extremely poor basic Pokemon card from the Flashfire set and a shame that a Pokemon's first appearance in the TCG is so bad.  Really the only good thing about this card is its retreat cost, but you won't need to use that if you don't even put this card in your deck.  Skrelp only has one move, which may not do anything at all and even if you get a heads, it doesn't actually do any damage when using Spit Poison.  So I would recommend staying away from this basic Pokemon card from the Flashfire set.

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Meowstic -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Meowstic Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Meowstic from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Meowstic is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Meowstic does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  Its first move is called Ear Influence, for one psychic energy card this move allows you to move as many damage counters on your opponent's Pokemon as you like to any other of your opponent's Pokemon in any way that you'd like.  Meowstic's second move is called Psychic, this move requires three psychic energy card and does 60 damage, plus 10 more damage for each energy card attached to your opponent's active Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Meowstic is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Espurr into play (I reviewed Espurr from this set yesterday) and then evolve Espurr into Meowstic.  If you read yesterday's review of Espurr you'll know that I thought that card was an average basic Pokemon card, even though it could only do 10 maximum damage, I thought the card was still worth using because it could paralyze the defending Pokemon.  But regardless of how good Espurr is, if you're building a psychic type or a spread damage type deck, this Meowstic card is a must have.  If you're building a spread damage type deck, you can rely very heavily on Ear Influence, and you should be able to easily knock out Pokemon with this move.  If you're building a psychic type deck, you'll have to rely more on Psychic, and the longer in the game you wait, and the more set up the defending Pokemon is the more damage this move will do.  So no matter the type of deck you're building, I would go with a 2-2 line of Espurr and Meowstic.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a very awesome stage 1 Pokemon card from the Flashfire set.  I really like everything about this Meowstic card, it has nothing below average and both of its moves are way above average.  So together, Espurr and Meowstic would get a 5 out of 5 rating from me, even though Espurr is just average, I think Meowstic is just that good, and if you're building a deck, Meowstic is definitely the card to use.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Espurr -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

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

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Espurr is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Meowstic, 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 be used on its own without Meowstic in a psychic type deck as a starter type Pokemon.  On its own I would not put more than 2 of these cards in a deck, you would hope to get this card into the active Pokemon spot early on in the game, then use either Psyshot or Fake Out every turn.  Fake Out is the move I would recommend using if you have two energy cards on Espurr because if you get Espurr into the active Pokemon spot early in the game and you can use Fake Out, if you can paralyze the defending Pokemon then you will be able to keep Espurr in the active Pokemon spot longer and hopefully be able to set up your benched Pokemon that much better.

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 can only do a maximum damage of 10, I am still going to give it an average rating because it has a solid hp, low retreat cost, and two moves.  So if you're looking for a good starter type Pokemon for your psychic type deck, I would definitely recommend this card.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Toxicroak EX Full Art -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Toxicroak EX Full Art Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Toxicroak EX and Toxicroak EX Full Art from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Toxicroak EX is a basic, EX, psychic type Pokemon card with an hp of 170. It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Toxicroak does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Triple Poison, for two colorless energy cards this move poisons your opponent's active Pokemon and makes them need to put 3 damage counters on between turns instead of 1.  Toxicroak's second move is called Smash Uppercut, this move requires three energy cards, two psychic and one colorless, and does 80 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Toxicroak 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, I more than likely wouldn't not use this card in a deck because it isn't very over powering and I wouldn't want to risk giving up two prize cards if Toxicroak is knocked out.  However, you could definitely use this card in a psychic type deck because it can cause a lot of havoc by poisoning a Pokemon and making them have 30 damage between every turn and being able to do 80 damage a turn with Smash Uppercut, plus if you really get into trouble with Toxicroak you can retreat it for only 1 energy card.  So as far as EX cards go, this one is a little weaker, but it is still a solid card that I would definitely consider using if I were building a psychic type deck, or a deck that inflicts a lot of special conditions.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average EX Pokemon card from the Flashfire set.  This card isn't that impressive for an EX card, but it is solid overall.  It does have two moves that are both average moves for this type of card, it has a little below hp for an EX card, but it can retreat for only one energy card which makes up for the little lower hp that Toxicroak has.  So if you're building a psychic type deck, definitely consider using this card in your deck.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Dusknoir -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Dusknoir Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Dusknoir from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Dusknoir is a stage 2, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to darkness type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Dusknoir's Ability is called Shadow Void and says that as often as you'd like during your turn you may move 1 damage counter from 1 of your Pokemon to Dusknoir.  Dusknoir's only move is called Pain Pellets, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one psychic, and allows you to put the same number of damage counters Dusknoir has on itself on one of your opponent's Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Dusknoir is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Duskull into play and then evolve it into Dusclops before you can evolve Dusclops into Dusknoir, 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 cards in the TCG, so they could be used without Dusknoir, especially in a spread damage type deck.  But if you're building a spread damage type deck, you'll definitely want to have this entire line in it.  I say this because Dusknoir's Ability Shadow Void and its only move Pain Pellets work very well together and if you already have 10 or 20 or more damage on several of your opponent's Pokemon, Dusknoir can come in later in the game and knock these Pokemon out with Pain Pellets.  So if I were building a spread damage type deck, I would include a 3-2-1 line of Duskull, Dusclops, and Dusknoir in the deck, I would make sure to have at least 50 or 60 damage on Dusknoir before putting it into the active Pokemon spot and I'd also make sure to have potion cards in my deck in case Dusknoir is close to being knocked out you could get some damage counters off of it.

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.  Even though Dusknoir's Ability and one move work very well together, I am still giving this card an average rating because this card really will only work well in a very specific deck, plus it does have a low hp and high retreat cost which could get you into trouble late in games.  But overall this is a solid card that would work well in a spread damage type deck.  If I look at this whole Pokemon family as a whole, Duskull, Dusclops, and Dusknoir, I would give this family an above average 4 out of 5 rating, even though each card individually was only a 3.

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Dusclops -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Dusclops Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Dusclops from the Flashfire Pokemon Card set.  Dusclops is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to darkness type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Dusclops does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Confuse Ray, for one psychic energy card this move confuses the defending Pokemon.  Dusclops's second move is called Cursed Drop, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one psychic, and allows you to put 4 damage counters on your opponent's Pokemon in any way that you'd like.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Dusclops is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Duskull into play (I reviewed Duskull from this set yesterday) and then evolve Duskull into Dusclops.  Dusclops does have a stage 2 evolution in Dusknoir 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 Dusclops is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review of Duskull, you'll know that I thought it was an average Pokemon card, even though it had a low hp and could only do 10 max damage, I still gave the card an average rating because it could move one of your opponent's discarded Pokemon from their discard pile onto their bench.  This Dusclops card has a similar feel to it as Duskull did, it can only do 40 damage but it is still a card worth considering when building a psychic type deck and especially a deck that has a spread damage theme to it.  So I would definitely consider using a 2-2 or 2-1 line of Duskull and Dusclops in a deck together, I would keep one of the Duskull cards for later in the game to move a weak discarded Pokemon to your opponent's bench and I would use the other one to evolve into Dusclops, and then use Cursed Drop most turns to either knock out Pokemon that are on your opponent's bench, or to spread damage around so that you can knock out those Pokemon later.

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.  Just like yesterday's Duskull card, this card really isn't that great, because it only has 80 hp, a higher retreat cost, and can only do up to 40 damage, but the reason I'm giving this card an average rating is because it can spread damage around, and when you're doing this, 40 damage is quite a bit of damage to spread around.  So together, I would give the combination of Duskull and Dusclops, which both received 3 ratings individually, a 3 rating together.  These two Pokemon are very solid together.

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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Duskull -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Duskull Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Duskull from the Flashfire set.  Duskull is a basic, psychic type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to darkness type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Duskull does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Revival, this move requires one colorless energy card and allows you to move a Pokemon from your opponent's discard pile to their bench.  Duskull's second move is called Sneaky Placement, this move requires one psychic energy card and allows you to put 1 damage counter on your opponent's active Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Duskull is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Dusclops and a stage 2 evolution in Dusknoir, 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 may use 1 of these cards in a deck but would more than likely use this card with the Pokemon in its family, but since I haven't reviewed those Pokemon yet I can't talk about that strategy.  I would probably wait more towards the end of the game to use Duskull, and I would make sure to have Duskull in a deck that does a lot of spread damage.  I would move Duskull into the active Pokemon spot for one turn, move the weakest Pokemon in your opponent's deck that had been knocked out, back onto their bench, hope Duskull doesn't get knocked out the next turn, then retreat it when Duskull can attack again.  By moving a weak Pokemon onto your opponent's bench, for example a Pokemon that has 40 hp, you should have a Pokemon that can do at least 40 damage to benched Pokemon and knock that Pokemon out in 1 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 is quite limited in what it can do, I am still giving this card an average rating because I think it can really aid the other Pokemon in your deck by moving a Pokemon from your opponent's discard pile onto their bench, and with a low retreat cost, you can easily move Duskull out of the active Pokemon spot when you put it in it.

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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Heliolisk -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Heliolisk Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Heliolisk from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Heliolisk is a stage 1, lightning type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Heliolisk does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  Its first move is called Parabolic Charge, this move requires one colorless energy card and allows you to search your deck for up to 2 energy cards, and put them into your hand.  Heliolisk's second move is called Quick Attack, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one lightning, and does 60 damage, plus 30 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Heliolisk is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Helioptile into play (I reviewed Helioptile from this set yesterday) and then evolve Helioptile into Heliolisk.  If you read yesterday's review of Helioptile, you'll know that I thought that card was a below average Basic Pokemon card even though it had two moves and a good hp, but both of the moves on the card were below average and the card was quite limited without using it with an evolution.  So knowing this about Helioptile and summarizing Heliolisk in the previous section, I wouldn't for sure use this Pokemon line in a deck, but if I did, I would only use a 1-1 line.  I would try and get Helioptile into the active Pokemon spot to start the game, use that card for one turn doing 10 damage, then evolve it into Heliolisk the next turn, then get three energy cards onto Heliolisk and use Quick Attack every turn.  This card definitely has the possibility to do a great amount of damage every single turn, so it definitely be good to have this card in your deck.

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 like the fact that this card has a low retreat cost, average hp, and two moves, with Quick Attack having the potential to do a ton of damage.  So overall, this Pokemon line of Helioptile and Heliolisk from the Flashfire set get a 3 out of 5 rating from me, individually I gave the Pokemon a 2 and 3 ratings respectively.  So if you're looking to add one more Pokemon line to your lightning type deck, you should definitely give this line a look.

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