Sunday, August 31, 2014

Leafeon -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Leafeon Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Leafeon from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Leafeon is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Leafeon does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that it has is called Soothing Scent, this move requires one grass energy card and does 30 damage plus it puts the defending Pokemon to sleep.  Leafeon's second move is called Magical Leaf, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, and does 50 damage plus if you get a heads this move does 30 more damage to the defending Pokemon and heals 30 damage from Leafeon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Leafeon is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Eevee into play and then evolve Eevee into Leafeon.  I actually have not reviewed Eevee from this set yet because it is a colorless type card, so in this section I will just assume Eevee is an average card and that you are basically going to have to use that card in order to use Leafeon.  So looking at this Leafeon card, you can basically use Eevee as a starter type Pokemon because you can evolve it right away into Leafeon and start attacking as long as you have at least one energy card on Eevee.  So my strategy would be to include a 2-2 line of Eevee and Leafeon in a grass type deck and use these Pokemon as starter type Pokemon cards.  I would then get Leafeon into the active Pokemon spot as soon as possibly, and do Soothing Scent first to put the defending Pokemon asleep, and then either keep using that move to allow you to set up your benched Pokemon, or I would put two more energy cards on Eevee, and start using Magical Leaf, then set up your benched Pokemon.

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 Furious Fists set.  There really isn't anything that I can complain about on this card that is why I'm giving it such a good rating, but at the same time, nothing on this card is that amazing that makes it deserve a perfect rating.  I like the low retreat cost on this card and the fact that it has two moves, Soothing Scent is an above average move, and Magical Leaf would be an absolutely amazing move if it did 80 damage a turn, but because it depends on a coin flip, this move is only average to slightly above average at best.  But overall, if you're looking for a solid, quick attacking, Stage 1 Pokemon card for your grass type deck, this one is definitely recommended.

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Shroomish -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Shroomish Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Shroomish from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Shroomish 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. Shroomish does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Tackle, this move requires one colorless energy card to use and does 10 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Shroomish is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Breloom, which I'll be reviewing in a few weeks, since that is a fighting type Pokemon, 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 unless you just need one more card in it to make your deck have 60 cards.  I say this because even though everything is average on this card, it is just very limited on what it can do and can at the best do 10 damage every single turn.  So if you have to put this card in your deck, you'll want to get it into the active Pokemon spot early and use it as a starter type Pokemon while setting up your benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set.  Like I said in the strategy section, the only thing that I really don't like about this card is that it can only do 10 damage and that is it, no Ability, second move, or inflicting of a special condition.  So if you just need to put a card into your deck, this one wouldn't be terrible, but other than that, I would look elsewhere for a Basic Pokemon card for your deck.

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Mega Heracross EX -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Mega Heracross EX Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Mega Heracross EX from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Mega Heracross EX is a Mega Evolution, EX, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 220. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Mega Heracross does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Big Bang Horn, this move requires three energy cards to use, two grass and one colorless, and does 180 damage minus 10 damage for each damage counter on Mega Heracross.

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, however I probably would just stick to using Heracross EX if I were to build a grass type deck.  Heracross EX is very powerful on its own being able to do 120 damage turn and healing damage from itself.  I say I would not use Mega Heracross in a deck because even though Big Bang Horn can potentially do 180 damage every turn, as soon as you get damage counters on Mega Heracross that attack's total damage goes down and eventually it may do nothing at all.  So instead of risking putting a Mega EX in play, I think I would play it a little safer and just use Heracross EX in a deck.  Of course, if you want to use this Mega card in your deck, your only option will be to get 3 energy cards on it and use Big Bang Horn every single turn and you'll want to make sure to have plenty of potion cards in your deck to remove damage from Mega Heracross EX.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average Mega EX card from the Furious Fists set.  This is probably the poorest Mega card I have reviewed on my blog so far and the reason I think it is so poor is because the only move this card has may end up doing 0 damage before Mega Heracross is knocked out and I wouldn't want to waste a spot in my deck for something that doesn't do any damage.  Other than that, this card is average overall, its HP is high, and 180 damage initially per turn is very good.  So again, I would not recommend using this card in a deck, it just doesn't do consistent enough damage for me.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Heracross EX -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Heracross EX Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Heracross EX and Heracross EX Full Art from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Heracross EX is a basic, EX, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 170. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Heracross does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Guard Press, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of grass and colorless, and does 40 damage, plus if Heracross is attacked during its next turn, any damage done to Heracross is reduced by 20.  Heracross's second move is called Giga Power, this move requires three energy cards, two grass and one colorless, and does 80 damage, plus you can do 40 more damage, but if you choose to do this, Heracross does 20 damage to itself.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Heracross 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.  However, Heracross does have a mega evolution you could use from this set and I will be reviewing that card tomorrow, so this strategy below will act like Heracross EX does not have an evolution.  So knowing this, on its own, I could see using one of these cards in a grass type deck just to put some power into your deck.  You could easily set this card up on the bench, put three energy cards on it, then put it into the active Pokemon spot and use Giga Power every turn.  I would always try and do 120 damage a turn when it makes sense, for example you'd knock out the defending Pokemon, or Heracross is about to be knocked out and you need to do as much damage as possible before leaving the active Pokemon spot.  Otherwise, if the defending Pokemon has more than 120 HP but less than 170 HP, I would just do 80 damage with Giga Power and knock that Pokemon out in two turns.  The only time I would use Guard Press is when Heracross only has two energy cards on it.

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 Furious Fists set.  I really like how powerful this card is and how little energy it needs to use to do 120 damage a turn.  The only bad thing about this card is that its HP is a bit lower, but if you have to you can use Guard Press to get the damage reduced from your opponent's attacks.  So overall, if you're looking for a very powerful grass type card to put into your deck, I would highly recommend using this one.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Victreebel -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Victreebel Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Victreebel from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Victreebel is a stage 2, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Victreebel's Ability is called Wafting Scent and says that once per turn, you may discard a grass type energy card attached to Victreebel, if you choose to do this, the defending Pokemon is both confused and poisoned.  Besides the Ability, Victreebel just has one move called Spiral Drain, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, and does 60 damage, plus it heals 30 damage from Victreebel.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Victreebel is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Bellsprout into play and then evolve it into Weepinbell before you can evolve Weepinbell into Victreebel, 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 Bellsprout was a pretty good Basic Pokemon card because it had two moves, one in which could discard your opponent's cards, and the other doing just 10 damage, and you'll also know that I wasn't a big fan of Weepinbell from this set, so I would rather just use Bellsprout or not use the line at all.  So knowing these things and looking at this Victreebel card, I would definitely recommend using Victreebel in a grass type deck or a deck that inflicts a lot of special conditions.  I would include a 3-2-2 line of this family and try and get Bellsprout into the active Pokemon to start the game and use the strategy I stated in that review, or evolve the entire line on the bench and get at least 4 or 5 energy cards on Victreebel before putting it into the active Pokemon spot.  That way, when you do put Victreebel into the active Pokemon spot you will have no trouble being able to use its Ability and then attack every turn with Spiral Drain.  Once Victreebel is actually set up, it should last quite a long time in the active Pokemon spot because it can heal 30 damage from itself every turn making its HP seem even higher, plus if you confuse the defending Pokemon, they may choose not even to attack.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a very good Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set.  The only thing not that great about this card is its lower HP for a Stage 2 card but Spiral Drain makes up for this by allowing Victreebel to remove 30 damage a turn.  So you really can't go wrong with using this card because both its move and Ability are great, and once you get this card set up this card should dominate for quite a long time.  So overall, I would give this Pokemon family, Bellsprout, Weepinbell, and Victreebel a 4 out of 5 rating, I definitely think this line should be in decks being built.  Individually I gave Bellsprout a 3, Weepinbell a 2, and Victreebell a 5 rating.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Weepinbell -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Weepinbell Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Weepinbell from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card set.  Weepinbell 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 two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Weepinbell does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Vine Whip, this move requires two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, and does 20 damage.  Weepinbell's second move is called Spit Poison, this move requires three energy cards to use, and does 40 damage to the defending Pokemon plus poisons it.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Weepinbell is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Bellsprout into play (I reviewed Bellsprout from this set yesterday) and then evolve Bellsprout into Weepinbell.  Weepinbell does have a stage 2 evolution in Victreebel 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 Weepinbell is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review of Bellsprout, you'll know that I thought that card was an average Basic Pokemon card and one that could be used on its own in a deck because it had one move that did 10 damage and the move I really liked on the card would allow you to discard on of your opponent's cards in their hand.  But that card had a little lower HP, so you wouldn't want to use more than 1 of them in a deck.  So knowing this about Bellsprout and looking at this Weepinbell card, I would not use the combination of Bellsprout and Weepinbell without Victreebel, I say this because both of Weepinbell's moves are below average and just like Bellsprout, Weepinbell has a low HP.  But if you really like this grass line, I would say to use no more than a 1-1 line of each Pokemon, again I would suggest getting Bellsprout into the active Pokemon early in the game to use Knock Off and ruin your opponent's deck, then after that evolve Bellsprout into Weepinbell and use Spit Poison when you can.

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 Furious Fists set.  Unfortunately this card is just below average overall in my opinion, since it has a low HP, and two moves that both do little damage for the amount of energy cards it requires.  But this card's moves aren't that slow, it does have two moves, and both of the moves it has require some colorless energy cards so this card isn't all bad, together with Bellsprout from this set I would give it a 2 out of 5 rating, individually I gave Bellsprout a 3 and Weepinbell a 2.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Bellsprout -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Bellsprout Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Bellsprout from the Furious Fists set.  This is the first card in the Furious Fists set.  Bellsprout 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.  Bellsprout does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Vine Whip, this move requires one grass energy card and does 10 damage.  Bellsprout's second move is called Knock Off, this move requires two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, and allows you to discard a random card from your opponent's hand.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Bellsprout is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Weepinbell and a stage 2 evolution in Victreebel, 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 wouldn't use this card in a deck because it has a below average HP and can only do 10 damage maximum.  But if you decide to use this card in your deck, I would make sure to not use more than 1 and use this card as a starter type Pokemon because it is pretty weak, but be okay in the active Pokemon spot to start the game.  You would use Bellsprout's Vine Whip move most turns to do damage to the opposing Pokemon but if you want to give yourself time to set up your benched Pokemon, extra time that is, you could use Knock Off a bunch of turns and hope to either make your opponent discard an energy card or an evolution card that they needed, and if your opponent doesn't have any way of getting Pokemon from their discard pile back into their hand or deck, Bellsprout's Knock Off move could be very deadly to your opponent.

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 Furious Fists set.  I was going to give this card a 2 rating until I read about its Knock Off move and how effective this card could be in ruining your opponent's strategy, but I can't give this card any higher rating than that because the card can only do 10 damage total and 50 HP isn't that great for a Basic Pokemon.  So this card could definitely be used in a deck, but I would use it with caution because it is a weaker card overall.

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Furfrou -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Furfrou Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Furfrou from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Furfrou is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 90, it has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Furfrou does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Tight Jaw, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 20 damage plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin, the move paralyzes the defending Pokemon.  Furfrou's second move is called Sharp Fang, and for three colorless energy cards this move does 50 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Furfrou is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  With that being said, this card isn't the greatest in my opinion but if you just need one more card to use in any type deck, I would definitely consider this one.  Strategy wise, you would want to use this card earlier in the game, since it can do up to 50 damage for three energy cards, that way, you could do 20 damage with Tight Jaw and if time permitting, you could do 50 damage with Sharp Fang, then when you get one of your benched Pokemon set up, one that can do more damage, you can easily retreat Furfrou because it only has a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Another good thing about this card, besides it fitting into any deck, is that it does have 90 HP, so if you use this card as a starter type Pokemon, it will give you plenty of time to set up your benched Pokemon before you have to retreat Furfrou since most opposing Basic Pokemon will probably only do 10 or 20 damage a turn.

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.  There are positives and negatives on this card that I will go over, but when you balance them all out, there are more negatives than positives.  So for positives, this card has a high HP and low retreat cost, it can fit into any type deck, and the card has two moves, however, neither of the two moves that this card has are that great, and for a Basic Pokemon card the moves this card has are both a little on the slow side for the amount of damage they can actually do.  So overall, this card is not the greatest but it definitely isn't the worst Basic Pokemon card out there, so you could definitely use this card in your deck if need be.

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Fletchling -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Fletchling Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Fletchling from the Flashfire set.  Fletchling is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Fletchling does not have Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Quick Attack, this move requires one colorless energy card and does 10 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin, the move does 20 damage instead of 10.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Fletchling is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Fletchinder and a stage 2 evolution in Talonflame, and surprisingly I have reviewed Fletchinder from this set already since it was a fire type Pokemon, and there is not a Talonflame in the set, you should go back and read my reviews of Fletchinder from this set and Talonflame from the X and Y set to see what I think of those cards, but in this review I will just review Fletchling as a Basic Pokemon not knowing anything about its evolutions.  So on its own, I could definitely see using one of these in any type deck as a starter type Pokemon, I would try and get this card into the active Pokemon spot early and use Quick Attack every single turn, thus giving you time to set up your benched Pokemon since that move only requires one energy card.  Then when you get one of your benched Pokemon set up, you can move that benched Pokemon into the active Pokemon spot and retreat Fletchling for only one energy card.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average Basic Pokemon card from the Flashfire set.  I like that this card can attack very quickly and possibly do above average damage every turn if you get a heads when you use Quick Attack.  Plus you can use this card in any type deck since it is a colorless type which really helps this card out, the only downside to this card is that it only has 50 HP.  So overall, if you need a solid Basic Pokemon card for your deck to use as a starter, I would definitely recommend taking a hard look at this card.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Lopunny -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Lopunny Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Lopunny from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Lopunny is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Lopunny's Ability is called Big Jump and says that once during your turn you may return this card and all cards attached to it to your hand.  Besides the Ability, Lopunny only has one move called Sitdown Bounce, this move requires three colorless energy cards and does 80 damage, however if you get a tails when flipping a coin, Lopunny cannot attack during its next turn.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Lopunny is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Buneary into play (I reviewed Buneary from this set yesterday) and then evolve Buneary into Lopunny.  If you read yesterday's review of Buneary, you'll know that I thought that card was a pretty poor card because it only had the one move on it, that did below average damage for the amount of energy it required, and when you used the move once you had to retreat Buneary back to your bench.  So knowing this about Buneary and looking at this Lopunny card, I cannot recommend using these two cards together in a deck.  I say this because Lopunny is about the same as Buneary just a Stage 1 evolution, it has a way below average move if you flip a tails when using Sitdown Bounce and you can get Lopunny out of the active Pokemon spot whenever you'd like using its Ability.  Lopunny is definitely better than Buneary, but I wouldn't risk using Buneary just to use Lopunny.  If you do want to use this line in your deck because they can fit into any type deck, I wouldn't use more than one each, you could definitely use Buneary right away then when you attack you'll have to switch it out, on the bench then evolve Buneary into Lopunny, get three energy cards on it, use Sitdown Bounce a couple of times then return everything to your hand.

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 is definitely better than Buneary but it is still a poor Pokemon card overall.  If you flip a tails when using Sitdown Bounce, that move really only does 40 damage a turn which is terrible, and since Buneary is so bad, I wouldn't want to do only 40 damage a turn after playing with Buneary for awhile.  So overall, I cannot give this line better than a 1 out of 5 rating, I would highly recommend not using this line in play.

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Buneary -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Buneary Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Buneary from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Buneary is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Buneary does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Bounce, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 10 damage, however when you use this move, you must switch Buneary with one of your benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Buneary is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Lopunny, 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 I would not recommend using this card in a deck.  I say this because the only move Buneary has, Bounce, requires two energy cards to do below average damage, and if you aren't using Lopunny in your deck, there is really no reason to keep two energy cards on Buneary on the bench because you'll just want to use Buneary as a starter type Pokemon and then be done with it for the game.  So if you really want to use this card in a deck, make sure to not use more than one of these, set up Buneary in the active Pokemon spot early in the game, and be prepared to move one of your benched Pokemon into the active Pokemon spot as soon as Buneary attacks.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  So for me, this is a way below average Basic Pokemon card from the Flashfire set.  Even though this card has some good things going for it, like an average HP, and low retreat cost, I really don't like the only move this card has and this is making me give this card such a low rating, I really see no use for this card at all without Lopunny, so if you need a Basic Pokemon card to complete your deck, I would recommend looking elsewhere for one.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Miltank -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Miltank Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Miltank from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Miltank is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 100, it has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Miltank does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Powerful Friends, this move requires one colorless energy card and does 10 damage plus 70 more damage if you have any Stage 2 Pokemon on your bench.  Miltank's other move is called Hammer In, this move requires three colorless energy cards and does 60 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Miltank is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  With that being said, I would definitely think about putting one of these cards in any type deck as both a starter type Pokemon and as a quicker card to use late in the game when you have some Pokemon on the bench already, like a Stage 2, that way you can either do 10 damage early in the game and eventually work your way up to doing 60 damage a turn with Hammer In, or if you have a Stage 2 Pokemon on your bench later in the game, you only have to put two energy cards on Miltank and then you can do 80 damage a turn with Powerful Friends and retreat Miltank after a couple of turns putting that Stage 2 card into play.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very powerful Basic Pokemon card from the Flashfire set and one that is an above average card.  I would definitely look at using this card in any of the decks I would build because it can use any type of energy as well as the fact that it can attack quickly and do major damage.  So if you need one more card in your deck or are just lacking some power, I would definitely recommend at least looking at this card for your deck.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Furret -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Furret Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Furret from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Furret is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Furret does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Buried Treasure Hunt, this move requires one colorless energy card and allows you to look at the top 4 cards of your deck and put 2 of the 4 you draw into your hand.  Furret's second move is called Slam, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 30 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip two coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Furret is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Sentret into play (I reviewed Sentret from this set yesterday) and then evolve Sentret into Furret.  If you read yesterday's review of Sentret you'll know that I thought that card was a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card because of its lower HP, but other than that was a good Basic Pokemon card because it had a low retreat cost, and two average moves.  So knowing this about Sentret and taking a look at this Furret card, if you want to use this line in a deck, I wouldn't recommend using more than a 1-1 line, I would just put this line into a deck if you need a couple more cards to make it 60, since these cards can work in any deck.  I would try and get Furret into the active Pokemon spot early in the game so it has the possibility of knocking out Basic Pokemon in one move with Slam, if you get 2 heads.  Also, early in the game you could use Buried Treasure Hunt, because it is never a bad thing to draw cards, and it should help you early on in the game.  I personally would not use this line in a deck just because there really isn't anything special about either of these cards and neither can do major damage every single time.

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.  Besides having a low retreat cost and average hp, the two moves that Furret has are average at best and neither can for sure do a lot of damage, so for those reasons I'm giving this card a below average rating.  Actually, both Sentret and Furret in this Pokemon family have received 2 ratings from me and I would rate the both of them combined as a 2 as well, I would look for other Pokemon to use in your deck before I would use these ones.

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Sentret -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Sentret Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Sentret from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Sentret is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Sentret 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.  Sentret's second move is called Tail Smack and for two colorless energy cards, this move does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Sentret is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Furret, 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 could definitely use this card in any type deck since it can use any type energy cards to attack and it has two moves that both require little energy to use.  So if you wanted to use this card in a deck, I would not use any more than 2 of these and they would be both used as starter type Pokemon, just trying to get this Pokemon into the active Pokemon spot early, getting two energy cards on it, using Tail Smack every turn and then setting up your benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card that could have easily been a 3 rating if it would have had an HP of 60.  But because it didn't I am going to give it a lower rating because this card is good to use at the beginning of the game, but just that 10 HP difference later in the game could make a big difference.  So if you're building a deck, and need one more Basic Pokemon card to use, this card wouldn't be the worst one out there and definitely deserves at least a look.

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Snorlax -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Snorlax Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Snorlax from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Snorlax is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 130, it has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Snorlax's Ability is called Stir and Snooze and makes you flip 2 coins between turns if Snorlax is asleep and if either of them are tails Snorlax is still asleep.  Snorlax's only move is called Sleepy Press, this move requires four colorless energy cards and does 120 damage, plus this move heals 20 damage from Snorlax, but it puts Snorlax to sleep.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Snorlax 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 not use this card in a deck because it requires so many energy cards to use and the retreat cost on this card is extremely high.  If you were to use this card in a deck, it could be used in any type deck, and I would recommend not using more than 1 and including many trainers in the deck that can awaken Snorlax.  That way, you can get four energy cards on Snorlax on the bench, move it to the active Pokemon spot, use Sleep Press a couple of turns, using the trainer cards that I mentioned, then retreat Snorlax before it will be knocked out.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card from the Flashfire set.  Even though this card has a high HP and can do major damage, I am giving this card a below average rating because it is so slow to attack, goes to sleep when attacking, and has a really high retreat cost.  So I would not recommend using this card in a deck, it is just too costly to use.

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Mega Kangaskhan EX -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Mega Kangaskhan EX Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Mega Kangaskhan EX from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Mega Kangaskhan EX is a Mega Evolution, EX, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 230. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Mega Kangaskhan does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Wham Bam Punch, this move requires three colorless energy cards and does 100 damage plus 30 more damage for each heads you get when you flip a coin until you get tails.

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 looking to pack a bunch in your deck, I could see using this card in any type deck because it can easily do 100 or more damage every single turn.  So if I was building a deck and the deck needed just a little more power, I would definitely include a 1-1 line of Kangaskhan EX and Mega Kangaskhan EX in it.  I would then proceed to evolve Kangaskhan EX into Mega Kangaskhan EX and use Wham Bam Punch every turn.  The only move that this card has is fairly quick to use, so the earlier you get this card into the active Pokemon spot the more quickly you'll win the game.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  This card can do major damage for only three energy cards and has the potential to knock out every single Pokemon card in the TCG, with some luck of course.  So I really like this Mega EX card, especially because it can use any type of energy cards.  So again, if your deck lacks some power, I would highly recommend using this Pokemon family from the Flashfire set in it.  Together with Kangaskhan EX, I would give these two cards a combined 3 out of 5 rating, together they are average, but they are still worth using.

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Kangaskhan EX Full Art -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Kangaskhan EX Full Art Flashfire Set
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Kangaskhan EX and Kangaskhan EX Full Art from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Kangaskhan EX is a basic, EX, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 180. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Kangaskhan does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Triple Draw, this move requires one colorless energy card to use and allows you to draw three cards.  Kangaskhan's second move is called Kindred Kick, this move requires three colorless energy cards and does 70 damage plus 30 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Kangaskhan 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.  However, Kangaskhan does have a mega evolution you could use from this set and I will be reviewing that card tomorrow, so this strategy below will act like Kangaskhan EX does not have an evolution.  So knowing this, on its own, I would not recommend using Kangaskhan EX in a deck.  I say this because neither move that this card has is that great and I wouldn't want to risk losing two prize cards to my opponent by using a sub-par EX card in my deck.  Really the only thing going for this card is its high hp, and the fact that it can be put into any type deck.  So if you do use this card in a deck, of course you'll want to use Kindred Kick pretty much every turn, and I wouldn't use Triple Draw ever, unless I didn't have enough energy cards on Kangaskhan to use Kindred Kick.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average EX Pokemon card from the Flashfire set, and definitely one I am not a big fan of.  I would not recommend using this card in a deck because neither move, but especially Triple Draw, is very good, and definitely not worthy to be on an EX card.  So if you want to use an EX card in your deck, I would recommend looking elsewhere.

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Pidgeot -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Pidgeot Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Pidgeot from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Pidgeot is a stage 2, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Pidgeot does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that it has is called Clutch, this move requires two colorless energy cards to use and does 40 damage, plus it makes your opponent's active Pokemon unable to retreat during their next turn.  Pidgeot's second move is called Strong Gust, this move requires three colorless energy cards and does 60 damage, plus if you use this move during Pidgeot's next turn, the move will do 120 damage instead of 60.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Pidgeot is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Pidgey into play and then evolve it into Pidgeotto before you can evolve Pidgeotto into Pidgeot, 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 both Pokemon were below average but not terrible Pokemon cards that could be used in a deck on their own but something I would recommend doing.  Because of this, if you want to use this Pidgeot card in a deck, I would use only a 1-1-1 line of this Pokemon family, trying to get Pidgey evolved up to Pidgeot on the bench, you can put this family in any type deck since it is a colorless Pokemon family, but I would want to get three energy cards on Pidgeot and use Strong Gust every single turn, doing 60 damage one turn and then 120 damage the next.

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.  However this card is definitely the best in this line, it does have a below average hp for a Stage 2, but both of the moves this card has are very good, especially Strong Wind, plus the retreat cost is quite low so you could easily move Pidgeot out of the active Pokemon spot later in the game if it got into trouble.  Altogether, I would give this Pokemon line a 2 out of 5 rating, I probably wouldn't use this family in a deck, because individually I gave Pidgey and Pidgeotto 2 ratings and Pidgeot a 3.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Pidgeotto -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Pidgeotto Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Pidgeotto from the Flashfire Pokemon Card set.  Pidgeotto is a stage 1, colorless 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.  Pidgeotto does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Sand Attack, for one colorless energy card this move makes your opponent's active Pokemon unable to attack during their next turn if they get a tails when flipping a coin before attacking.  Pidgeotto's second move is called Ambush, this move requires two colorless energy cards, and does 20 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin this move does 40 damage instead of 20.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Pidgeotto is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Pidgey into play (I reviewed Pidgey from this set yesterday) and then evolve Pidgey into Pidgeotto.  Pidgeotto does have a stage 2 evolution in Pidgeot 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 Pidgeotto is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review of Pidgey, you'll know that I thought that card was a bit below average for a Basic Pokemon card but it wasn't the worst card out there and in an emergency could easily be used in a deck because it can attack quickly and has a good HP.  Knowing this about Pidgey and looking at this Pidgeotto card, Pidgeotto is really in the same boat, it could be used in a deck without Pidgeot, but it really isn't that great where you would need to use it when building a deck.  So if you decide to use this card in a deck, I would only include a 1-1 line maximum of Pidgey and Pidgeotto, I would try and get this line into the active Pokemon spot early and use Pidgeotto's Ambush move most turns, unless Pidgeotto was put in at the end of the game then you may want to use Sand Attack to avoid 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 Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Flashfire set.  There are some things I like about this card even though I am giving it a below average rating, I like that it has a low retreat cost and the fact both of the moves it has requires two energy cards or less.  But just like Pidgey, this card is limited in what it can do, only being able to do for sure 20 damage a turn, and with a lower hp than most Stage 1 cards, I probably wouldn't use this card in a deck.  So together with Pidgey, I would give this line so far a 2 out of 5 rating, both cards are below average combined and individually.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Pidgey -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Pidgey Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Pidgey from the Flashfire set.  Pidgey is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Pidgey does not have Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Peck Off, this move requires one colorless energy card to use and does 10 damage, plus before using this move, you may discard all Tool cards attached to your opponent's active Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Pidgey is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Pidgeotto and a stage 2 evolution in Pidgeot, 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 because it is very limited, but if you want to start out this Pokemon line by using this card in the active Pokemon spot or need one more Basic Pokemon card for your deck, this one won't be that bad because it does have a solid HP, low retreat cost, and the only move it does have is an average move, and it can fit into any type deck since it requires only one colorless energy card.  But again, I personally would not use this card because all you can do every single turn when Pidgey is in the active Pokemon spot is to use Peck Off and do only 10 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 Basic Pokemon card from the Flashfire set.  This card is pretty much average overall for a Basic Pokemon card, but I am giving it a below average rating because it is so limited and if you want to use it without using Pidgeotto and Pidgeot, you're going to be upset that the card can only do 10 damage maximum every single turn.

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Goodra -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Goodra Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Goodra from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Goodra is a stage 2, dragon type Pokemon card, with an hp of 150.  It has a x2 weakness to fairy type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Goodra's Ability is called Gooey Regeneration, this ability allows you to discard an energy card attached to Goodra and heal 60 damage from it.  Besides the Ability, Goodra just has one move called Heavy Whip, this move requires three energy cards, one each of water, fairy, and colorless, and does 80 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin the move does 40 more damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Goodra is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Goomy into play and then evolve it into Sliggoo before you can evolve Sliggoo into Goodra, 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 both Pokemon were very weak in this set and I wouldn't use those two without Goodra because they both have low HP and cannot do much damage when attacking.  Because the first two Pokemon in this line are so bad, if you choose to use this card in a deck, make sure to evolve the entire line on the bench and then get Goodra to have at least 4 or 5 energy cards before moving it to the active Pokemon spot.  That way you can use Heavy Whip every turn, then if Goodra is close to feinting you can use its Ability and heal 60 damage from it, and then continue on with Heavy Whip because you'll still have at least 3 energy cards on Goodra.  Of course if you want to use this line in a deck, you'll have to use it in a dual type deck of water and fairy type Pokemon, and you'll want to have a low number of each of these Pokemon because Goomy and Sliggoo are so bad, so if I were to use this line in a deck I would use a 1-1-1 line.

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.  I really like this card's Ability and its only move, both are above average, but the reason I didn't give this card a 5 out of 5 rating is because the retreat cost on this card is high, and the energy cards Goodra requires is a bit strange making it fit only in certain type decks.  Overall, I would give this entire line of Goomy, Sliggoo, and Goodra from the Flashfire set a 3 out of 5 rating, it could definitely be used, but you'll have to really hope you won't need to use the first two Pokemon in this line at all or for long.  Individually I gave Goomy a 2 rating, Sliggoo a 1, and Goodra a 4.

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Sliggoo -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Sliggoo Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Sliggoo from the Flashfire Pokemon Card set.  Sliggoo is a stage 1, dragon type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to fairy type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Sliggoo does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Gooey, this move removes 30 damage from Sliggoo, and requires one colorless energy card to use.  Sliggoo's second move is called Gentle Slap, this move requires three energy cards, one each of water, fairy, and colorless, and does 40 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Sliggoo is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Goomy into play (I reviewed Goomy from this set yesterday) and then evolve Goomy into Sliggoo.  Sliggoo does have a stage 2 evolution in Goodra 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 Sliggoo is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review of Goomy, you'll know that I thought that card was a below average Basic Pokemon card that shouldn't be used on its own, unless you were specifically building a fairy and water type deck and were desperate for one more card.  Because Goomy is not the greatest and this card, Sliggoo, is not great as well, I would not recommend using the first two Pokemon in this line in a deck without using Goodra.  If for some reason you really like the first two Pokemon in this line and want to use Goomy and Sliggoo, I would use a 1-1 line, and probably wait to put this Pokemon line into the active Pokemon spot, until Goomy is evolved on the bench and Sliggoo has three energy cards on it, that way you could use Gentle Slap every turn and then use Gooey if Sliggoo got in trouble because you wouldn't necessarily want to retreat Sliggoo and give up three energy cards to do so.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a way below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Flashfire set.  The reason I'm giving this card my lowest rating is because of its low HP and high retreat cost.  The two moves this card has are decent, Gooey is an average move, but Gentle Slap does way below average damage for the amount of energy cards it needs to attack.  So if I were to rate both Goomy and Sliggoo from this set combined, I would give the two cards a 1 out of 5 rating, I am definitely not a fan of them, especially since they need to be in a dual type deck.

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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Goomy -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Goomy Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Goomy from the Flashfire set.  Goomy is a basic, dragon type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to fairy type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Goomy does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Gooey, for one colorless energy card this move removes 10 damage from Goomy.  Goomy's second move is called Tackle, this move requires two energy cards, one each of water and fairy, and does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Goomy is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Sliggoo and a stage 2 evolution in Goodra, 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, the first thing you should know about this card before you try and use it in a deck is that even though the card is a dragon type card, you need to use this card in a dual type deck of water and fairy.  Because this card has a lower hp, without any of Goomy's evolutions, I wouldn't use more than one of these cards in a deck, I would try and get this card into the active Pokemon spot early and use Tackle most turns.  This card really isn't that great, so there are plenty of Basic Pokemon cards I would put into my deck before this one, but this one isn't terrible and could be used on its own.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card from the Flashfire set.  I am giving this card a below average rating even though it has two decent moves because the HP on Goomy is low, the retreat cost is high, and in order to use the only move that does damage on this card, you have to use two distinct types of energy cards.  Overall, this card isn't bad, but I wouldn't use it in a deck without being desperate.

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Dragalge -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Dragalge Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Dragalge from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Dragalge is a stage 1, dragon type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to fairy type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Dragalge's Ability is called Poison Barrier and says that if your opponent's active Pokemon is poisoned it can't retreat.  Besides the Ability, Dragalge just has the one move called Poison Breath, this move requires three energy cards, one each of psychic, water, and colorless, and does 60 damage, plus when you use this move, if you get a heads when you flip a coin, the defending Pokemon is paralyzed.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Dragalge is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Skrelp into play (I reviewed Skrelp from this set awhile ago since it is a psychic type Pokemon card) and then evolve Skrelp into Dragalge.  If you read my review on Skrelp from this set, you'll know that I thought that card was a pretty miserable Basic Pokemon card and one that should not be used in a deck on its own, so if you choose to use this Dragalge card in a deck, make sure to keep Skrelp on the bench and evolve it into Dragalge there.  If you really want to use this line in a deck, I would recommend using it in a dual type deck of water and psychic Pokemon and try and have quite a few Pokemon that can poison the defending Pokemon.  That way, if you get Dragalge onto your bench, you can utilize its Ability and make the active Pokemon unable to retreat, then if you use some spread damage in your deck, you can stack up the damage on all of your opponent's Pokemon, and your opponent really can't do anything about it if they can't retreat.  As far as actually using Dragalge in the active Pokemon spot, the only move it has is a decent one, but I would definitely have the three energy cards on Dragalge before putting it in the active Pokemon spot.  Because I would use this card for its Ability mainly, I wouldn't use more than a 1-1 line of Skrelp and Dragalge in a deck, but I would have to think long and hard if I'd even use them in a 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 that this card has an above average hp, and low retreat cost, it has a solid Ability that can really aid a deck that can poison Pokemon quite a bit, and then the one move Dragalge has is an average move that can poison the defending Pokemon if you get lucky when using the move.  Together with Skrelp from this set, I would give these two cards a 2 out of 5 rating, Skrelp was a 1 for me, and Dragalge was a 3, so if you can find a Skrelp card that isn't in the set, I would more highly recommend using this line in a deck.

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Druddigon -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Druddigon Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Druddigon from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Druddigon is a basic, dragon type Pokemon card with an hp of 110, it has a x2 weakness to fairy type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Druddigon does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Revenge, for two colorless energy cards, this move does 20 damage plus 70 more damage if any of your Pokemon were knocked out by your opponent last turn.  Druddigon's second move is called Dragon Claw, for four energy cards, two colorless, and one each of water and fire, this move does 80 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Druddigon is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  With that being said, I could definitely see if you're building a dual type deck of water and fire Pokemon to use this card in that deck. You could use 1 or 2 of these cards in your deck, set them up on your bench, and then as soon as one of your Pokemon gets knocked out, move Druddigon to the active Pokemon spot, use Revenge one turn doing 90 damage then either retreat Druddigon back out or put 4 energy cards on Druddigon and use Dragon Claw the rest of the turns.  This card in your deck will definitely give you a step up on your opponent every time one of your Pokemon is knocked out and may prevent your opponent from knocking out your Pokemon if they know you can come right back and knock out theirs with Druddigon.

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 I really like Revenge on this card and Druddigon has a very high hp, this card is still average in my opinion, since Dragon Claw is an average move that takes a long time to set up, and you can't really just use Revenge every time a Pokemon gets knocked out because when you retreat Druddigon you'll have to put two more energy cards on it each time since its retreat cost is higher.  But overall, if you're building a dual type deck that has fire and water energy cards in it, this card is definitely worth a look.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Mega Charizard EX X -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Mega Charizard EX X Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Mega Charizard EX version X from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Mega Charizard EX is a Mega Evolution, EX, dragon type Pokemon card with an hp of 230. It has a x2 weakness to fairy type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three 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 Wild Blaze, this move requires six energy cards to use, two fire, one darkness, and two colorless, and does 300 damage a turn, however you must discard the top 5 cards off the top of your deck when you use this move.

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 dual deck of fire and darkness and 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 Wild Blaze and knock any Pokemon out in the TCG in one move.  However, as far as the TCG is concerned, Mega Charizard Y is the much better EX card because instead of discarding cards from your deck when using this move, it just does damage to itself.  And especially late in the game is when you'll want to make sure and knock out a Pokemon quickly, and with this card, you may end up losing the game if you choose to use Wild Blaze and then run out of cards in your deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  This card can definitely do major damage in a deck since it can do 300 damage a turn, however it isn't that great of an EX card in my opinion because it requires so many energy cards to attack, different energy cards at that, plus when you do attack the move discards a ton of energy cards which may make you lose the game pretty quickly.  But if you can get this card into the active Pokemon with a pretty full deck, this card can absolutely dominate!

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Carbink -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Carbink Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Carbink from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Carbink is a basic, fairy type Pokemon card with an hp of 70, it has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to darkness type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Carbink does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Crystal Barrier, for one fairy type energy card if you get a heads when you flip a coin all effects of an attack from your opponent during their next turn are prevented.  Carbink's second move is called Wonder Blast, this move requires three colorless energy card and does 20 damage for each fairy type energy card attached to this Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Carbink 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, you could definitely use at least one of these Carbink cards in a fairy type deck as a starter type Pokemon because you can put it into play immediately and use Crystal Barrier, thus giving you time to set up Wonder Blast and do 100 damage a turn.  With 70 hp, you should be fine early on in the game if you don't get a heads when trying to use Crystal Barrier but later in the game, unless Carbink is already set up, this card won't be that great because 70 hp on a card that late in a game just isn't that good.  So you can definitely take a chance on this card and use it in a deck, early on in the game it will be good, but as the game goes on this card will get worse.

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 has an above average hp, and one good move out of two moves.  If you plan on using this card as a starter type Pokemon, it will be a little slower than most, but will pack much more power by being able to do 100 damage a turn if you're using solely fairy type energy cards with it.  Overall, this card is definitely worth being used in a deck.

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