Sunday, November 30, 2014

Litleo -- Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Review

Litleo Phantom Forces Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Litleo from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Set.  Litleo is a basic, fire type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Litleo does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Roar, for one colorless energy card this move makes your opponent switch out their active Pokemon with one of their benched Pokemon.  Litleo's second move is called Live Coal, this move requires two energy cards, one each of fire and colorless, and does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Litleo is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Pyroar, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So, on its own I would not recommend using this card in a deck.  The main reason I say this is because it takes two turns for Litleo to attack and it has a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  If you have a spread damage type deck, Litleo might have some reason to be in the deck with its Roar move, but I don't like the move much since you can't choose the Pokemon your opponent puts in the active Pokemon spot.  So if you do choose to use this card in a deck, use only one and use Live Coal most turns.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Pyroar, this card is a below average Basic Pokemon card.  Like I said in the strategy section of this post, this card's retreat cost is too high, and neither move it has is very good.  You can definitely find better fire starter type Pokemon out there, so you don't need to use this one.

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Talonflame -- Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Review

Talonflame Phantom Forces Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Talonflame from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Set.  Talonflame is a stage 2, fire 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.  Talonflame does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Acrobatics, this move requires one fire energy card and does 30 damage plus 30 more damage for each heads you get when flipping two coins.  Talonflame's second move is called Jet Shoot, this move requires three energy cards, two fire and one colorless, and does 120 damage, however if your opponent attacks Talonflame during their next turn, damage done to Talonflame is increased by 40.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Talonflame is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Fletchling into play and then evolve it into Fletchinder before you can evolve Fletchinder into Talonflame, both of those Pokemon are from this set, however I have only reviewed Fletchinder so far because Fletchling is a colorless type Pokemon and will be reviewed in a few weeks.  I thought Fletchinder was a slightly below average Stage 1 Pokemon card because it only had 80 HP, but other than that it was a good card.  So knowing this about Fletchinder, I could potentially see using Fletchinder in the active Pokemon for a turn or two, then evolving it in the active Pokemon spot to get more HP and to be able to do more damage, or just keeping the entire line on the bench until Talonflame has three energy cards on it.  Either way, I preferably would use Acrobatics most turns attaching Trick Coin as a tool card to Talonflame, that way you have a better chance at doing 90 damage a turn for only one energy card.  But I would make sure to have three energy cards on Talonflame in the case where you need to knock out a Pokemon in one turn, I would then use Jet Shoot and do 120 damage a turn.  I could definitely see myself using this card and this line in a deck and would include a 2-2-2 or 1-1-1 line in at least a dual type fire deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Phantom Forces set.  I like that this card has a very low retreat cost and two moves, both moves able to do above average damage.  I would give this card an even better rating if it had a higher HP, but when the HP is a little lower for a Stage 2 card and Jet Shoot can increase damage by 40, you'll definitely have to use some Potion cards to keep this card alive.  But overall, I would definitely recommend using this line in a deck, even if Fletchling is average when I review it, you should definitely consider using this line in a deck.

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Fletchinder -- Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Review

Fletchinder Phantom Forces Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Fletchinder from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card set.  Fletchinder is a stage 1, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Fletchinder does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Peck, for one fire energy card this move does 20 damage.  Fletchinder's second move is called Combustion, and for three energy cards, two fire and one colorless, this move does 60 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Fletchinder is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Fletchling into play (I will be reviewing Fletchling from this set in a few weeks since it is a colorless type Pokemon) and then evolve Fletchling into Fletchinder.  Fletchinder does have a stage 2 evolution in Talonflame 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 Fletchinder is the final evolution in this line.  Since I haven't reviewed Fletchling from this set yet, I'll just assume it is average, so with this assumption, the only way I would use even one of these Fletchinder cards in a deck would be if I planned on getting Fletchinder into the active Pokemon spot the second turn in the game, and using Peck right away.  I wouldn't recommend using Combustion unless you're using this card with Talonflame, because this move requires too much time to set up for a Pokemon with only 80 HP.  So if you really want to use this line in a deck, I wouldn't use more than a 1-1 line of Fletchling and Fletchinder.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a slightly below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Phantom Forces set.  This card does have two average to above average moves and a low retreat cost, but would have been a much better card if it had 90 HP instead of 80.  So again, this is a below average card, but if you would like a quick Stage 1 card in your deck, this card is definitely recommended.

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Karrablast -- Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Review

Karrablast Phantom Forces Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Karrablast from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Set.  Karrablast 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. Karrablast does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Peck, for one colorless energy card this move does 10 damage.  Karrablast's second move is called Headbutt, for two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, this move does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Karrablast is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Escavalier, which I'll be reviewing in a couple of weeks since it is a metal 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 if you're building a grass type deck and are looking for starter type Pokemon cards, I would definitely recommend giving this card a look.  Outside of having a little lower HP than I'd like, this card is pretty good.  You can put it into the active Pokemon spot to start the game, do 10 damage the first turn, attach another energy card to it the second turn and do 20 damage every turn after that while getting your other Pokemon set up.  I could see myself using 1 or 2 of these cards in a grass type deck.  Just a word of warning, if you plan to use this card with Escavalier, you'll definitely want to make sure that you have the right energy cards in your deck for both.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Escavalier, this card is an average Basic Pokemon card.  The only thing I am down on with this card is its HP, but everything else is good and makes it a worthy starter type Pokemon.  It has a low retreat cost, and two solid moves.  So you definitely can't go wrong by using this card as a starter type Pokemon card in your deck.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Leavanny -- Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Review

Leavanny Phantom Forces Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Leavanny from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Set.  Leavanny 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 one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Leavanny does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Coordinate, for one grass energy card, this move allows you to attach a Pokemon tool card to two of your benched Pokemon that do not have Pokemon tool cards on them.  Leavanny's second move is called Leaf Storm, for three energy cards, two grass and one colorless, this move does 70 damage, plus it heals 20 damage from each of your grass Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Leavanny is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Sewaddle into play and then evolve it into Swadloon before you can evolve Swadloon into Leavanny, 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 cards were below average, and I wouldn't have recommended using either of them without this Leavanny card, I actually gave the first two Pokemon in this line a combined rating of 1 out of 5.  So knowing this and looking at Leavanny, if you decide to use this Pokemon family in a deck, I would make sure to only use Leavanny in the active Pokemon spot, the first two Pokemon are too weak.  I would make sure to have three energy cards on Leavanny then move it into the active Pokemon spot and use Leaf Storm every turn.  The more grass Pokemon in your deck the better, because then Leaf Storm can heal more Pokemon.  You'll also want to find Pokemon that have low retreat costs so that you can easily retreat your damaged Pokemon out of the active Pokemon spot and then heal them with Leaf Storm.  I personally wouldn't use this line in a deck, but if you decide to, I would use 1 of each Pokemon.

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 Phantom Forces set.  I like that this card has a very low retreat cost and two moves, one being very good.  Unfortunately this above average card is the highest evolution of a pretty poor line of Pokemon in the Phantom Forces set, so I can't recommend using the line in a deck, I would give the entire line a 2 out of 5 rating, individually Sewaddle was a 2, Swadloon a 1, and Leavanny a 4.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Swadloon -- Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Review

Swadloon Phantom Forces Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Swadloon from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card set.  Swadloon is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Swadloon does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Protect, for one grass energy card this move prevents all effects of an attack by your opponent done to Swadloon during their next turn if you get a heads when flipping a coin.  Swadloon's second move is called Corkscrew Punch, this move requires three energy cards, two grass and one colorless, and does 40 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Swadloon is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Sewaddle into play (I reviewed Sewaddle from this set yesterday) and then evolve Sewaddle into Swadloon.  Swadloon does have a stage 2 evolution in Leavanny 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 Swadloon is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review of Sewaddle, you'll know that I thought the card was a below average Basic Pokemon card, at least on its own.  The card had a little lower HP than I'd like, and it took two energy cards to actually attack.  However, when using that card with this Swadloon card, Sewaddle isn't so bad.  So knowing this about Sewaddle and looking at this Swadloon card, if you aren't using Leavanny with the first two Pokemon in this line, please stay away from this Swadloon card.  All this card really does is give your team time to stall, while you wait to get Levanny into play.  Swadloon's only move that does damage does way below average damage for the amount of energy cards it requires and with only 70 HP, if you try and move this card into the active Pokemon spot later in the game it will be knocked out in no time.  So I would not recommend using this Swadloon card in a deck with just Sewaddle.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a very poor Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Phantom Forces set.  I like that this card has a low retreat cost and two moves, but the card has too low of an HP for my liking and neither move on this card is very good.  If you're building a grass type deck, there are much better Pokemon out there to use than the ones in this line.  Together, I would give the line of Sewaddle and Swadloon a 1 out of 5 rating, both are very poor individually and together.

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Sewaddle -- Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Review

Sewaddle Phantom Forces Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Sewaddle from the Phantom Forces set.  Sewaddle 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.  Sewaddle does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Nap, this move requires one grass type energy card and heals 20 damage from Sewaddle.  Sewaddle's second move is called Bug Bite, this move requires two energy cards, one each of colorless and grass, and does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Sewaddle is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Sewaddle and a stage 2 evolution in Leavanny, 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 recommend using this card in a deck, just because of its low HP and the fact it can't attack without two energy cards on it.  I would have no problem using this card with the rest of this Pokemon family, but on its own, I wouldn't use this card, and even if I did, I would make sure to use not more than 1.  If you did use one of these in your deck, I would get it into the active Pokemon spot early, and use Nap first if Sewaddle has any damage on it, then Bug Bite after that, and then make sure to retreat it as soon as I get a better Pokemon set up on the bench.

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 Phantom Forces set.  This card does have some good things about it, like the fact it has two moves and a low retreat cost.  But this card gets a lower rating from me because it has a low HP, and neither move it has is that great, making this card inferior to most Basic Pokemon cards out there.

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Yanmega -- Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Review

Yanmega Phantom Forces Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Yanmega from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Set.  Yanmega is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a free retreat cost.  Yanmega does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Windfall, this move allows you to shuffle your hand into your deck and draw 6 new cards, for one grass energy card.  Yanmega's second move is called Surprise Strike and for three colorless energy cards does 50 damage plus if you just moved Yanmega into the active Pokemon spot, the move does 50 more damage for a total of 100.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Yanmega is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Yanma into play (I reviewed Yanma from this set yesterday) and then evolve Yanma into Yanmega.  If you read yesterday's review of Yanma, you'll know that I thought that card was a below average Basic Pokemon card, I actually thought the card was pretty solid over all, with an above average HP, and a good move doing 30 damage, but you would need to attach an energy card to it each turn to be able to attack each turn which made me give it a lower rating.  So knowing this about Yanma and looking at this Yanmega card, I would highly recommend using this Pokemon line a deck that included many other Pokemon that had free retreat costs.  That way, you could set up Yanma, evolve it into Yanmega on the bench, then put three energy cards on it, then every couple of turns, switch it into the active Pokemon spot and use Surprise Strike one turn, do 100 damage, then retreat it for free.

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 Phantom Forces set.  I really like this card in a deck that includes many low or free retreat cost Pokemon, and being able to do 100 damage every turn for only three energy cards of any type is really amazing.  So if you're just starting to build a deck, I would highly recommend trying to work this line into your new deck.  Overall, I would give the line of Yanma and Yanmega from the Phantom Forces set a 3 out of 5 rating, Yanma was a 2 and Yanmega was a 4.

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Yanma -- Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Review

Yanma Phantom Forces Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Yanma from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Set.  Yanma is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Yanma does not have an Ability and the only move it has is called Air Slash.  This move requires two colorless energy cards and does 30 damage, however you must discard an energy card attached to Yanma after using this move.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Yanma is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Yanmega, 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 Yanma has a high HP, and low retreat cost, and Air Slash does above average damage, I don't want to have to keep attaching energy cards to basically a starter type Pokemon every turn to use Air Slash.  Instead, I would want to be able to put two energy cards on Yanma period, and then start setting up my benched Pokemon.  If you do decide to use this card in a deck, make sure to not use more than 1.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Yanmega, this card is a below average Basic Pokemon card.  Like I said in the strategy section of this post, this card is pretty good outside of having to discard an energy card every turn, so if you can get over that fact, this card wouldn't be bad at all to use in a deck.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Venomoth -- Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Review

Venomoth Phantom Forces Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Venomoth from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Set.  Venomoth 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.  Venomoth does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Dizzying Wind, this move requires one grass type energy card and the move makes your opponent flip a coin during their next turn if they play a trainer card, if they get a tails, the trainer card they used has no effect.  Venomoth's other move is called Noxious Scales, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, and does 50 damage, plus it confuses and poisons the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Venomoth is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Venonat into play (I reviewed Venonat from this set yesterday) and then evolve Venonat into Venomoth.  If you read yesterday's review of Venonat, you'll know that I thought that card was an average Basic Pokemon card, it had a solid HP and low retreat cost, plus one good move, it just took a little longer to execute than I would have liked.  So knowing this about Venonat and looking at Venomoth from this set, I could see using a 2-1 line of Venonat and Venomoth in a deck.  I would use Venonat as the starter type Pokemon, get two energy cards on it, use its only move for a couple of turns, then evolve Venonat into Venomoth.  If you use Venomoth at the beginning of the game, 50 damage should knock out many Pokemon in two turns, later in the game is when you will benefit by being able to both poison and confuse the defending Pokemon.  Even though this card only has 90 HP, because it has a low retreat cost, this card can still work fine later in games.

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 Phantom Forces set.  There is nothing that really stands out to me with this card, everything is average, thus making me give it an average rating.  Venomoth's first move, Dizzying Wind, doesn't do much for me, but I would make sure to have three energy cards on Venomoth at all times.  So together with Venonat from this set, I would give the two cards a 3 out of 5 rating, both cards received 3 ratings individually and combined.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Venonat -- Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Review

Venonat Phantom Forces Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Venonat from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first card in the Phantom Forces set.  Venonat 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. Venonat does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move it has is called Stun Spore, this move requires two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, and does 20 damage, plus it paralyzes the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when flipping a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Venonat is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Venomoth, 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 would be a decent starter type Pokemon for a grass type deck, it has a low retreat cost and average HP.  All you need to do is get two energy cards on this card, so you'll have to endure a turn of attacking or hope your opponent also has a slower Pokemon in the active Pokemon spot.  Once you get two energy cards on Venonat you can use Stun Spore every turn, and if you do get lucky and get a heads when using the move, your opponent won't be able to attack, thus giving you more time to set up your benched Pokemon while Venonat is still in the active Pokemon spot.  Because this card is a little slower, I wouldn't recommend using more than 1 or 2 of these in a deck, and would definitely look elsewhere too before putting this card into it.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Venonat, this card is average to slightly below average.  Even though I wish Venonat's only move was a bit quicker, once you get two energy cards on it, Stun Spore does do average damage plus can do more by inflicting a special condition.  So it has everything average, HP, retreat cost, and one move, so this card is definitely worth consideration when building a grass type deck.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Noibat -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Noibat Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Noibat from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Noibat 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. Noibat does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move is called Tackle, and for one colorless energy card it does 10 damage.  Noibat's second move is called Gust, and for two colorless energy cards, the move does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Noibat is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Noivern, which I reviewed a couple of weeks ago, you'll definitely want to use this card with that card since I gave Noivern, which is a darkness type Pokemon that requires darkness and psychic type energy cards, a 4 out of 5 rating.  Because Noivern is very good, especially in a spread damage type deck, I would make sure to include a 2-2 line of Noibat and Noivern in a deck.  You could easily start the game with this Noibat card in the active Pokemon spot since it can attack quickly and does a fair amount of damage for the amount of energy cards it requires.  So I would move this card to the active Pokemon spot to start the game, use Tackle the first turn, Gust the second, and try and evolve Noibat into Noivern the third time.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, this Noibat card is an average Basic Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set.  It can easily be used on its own, since it can use any type energy cards, and it also should be used with Noivern from this set.  Combined with Noivern, I would give these two Pokemon a 4 out of 5 rating, I would highly recommend this line for any spread damage, psychic, or darkness type deck.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tornadus -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Tornadus Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Tornadus from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Tornadus is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 110, it has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Tornadus 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 colorless energy cards to use and does 20 damage, plus you may have your opponent switch their active Pokemon with one of their benched Pokemon.  Tornadus's second move is called Twister Throw, this move requires three colorless energy cards and does 60 damage plus 60 more damage if you have the same number of cards in your hand as your opponent.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Tornadus 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 could work well in any type deck since it is a colorless type deck.  Even though the moves are a little slower on Tornadus, because it only has a one colorless energy card retreat cost, you can use Tornadus in the active Pokemon spot for a bit, retreat it, and easily start attacking again when you put it back into the active Pokemon spot.  If I were to use this card in a deck I would only use a maximum of one of this card, and I would try and work it out to have the same number of cards in my hand each time as my opponent so Twister Throw would do 120 damage every single 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 Furious Fists set.  This card does have a good HP and low retreat cost, plus two moves, but neither move in my opinion is that far above average that it would make me change my rating of the card.  This card can definitely be a solid addition to any type deck, especially if you can make the card do 120 damage every single turn.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Watchog -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Watchog Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Watchog from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Watchog is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Watchog does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Held-Item Inspection, this move requires one colorless energy card to use and allows you to see your entire opponent's hand, and lets you choose an item card they have and make them shuffle that card back into their deck.  Watchog's second move is called Thorough Crunch, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 30 damage plus for each heads you get when flipping two coins, you get to discard an energy card attached to your opponent's active Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Watchog is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Patrat into play (I reviewed Patrat from this set yesterday) and then evolve Patrat into Watchog.  If you read yesterday's review of Patrat, you'll know that I thought that card was a way below average Basic Pokemon card because it only had one move and the only move it had allowed you to look at one of your prize cards, it couldn't do any damage at all.  So knowing this about Patrat and looking at this Watchog card, you'll want to use minimal of each card if you want to use this Pokemon family in your deck.  Neither card is great in this line, but if you put a 1-1 line in your deck, you could easily get Watchog into the active Pokemon spot a couple of turns into the game and then use Thorough Crunch every single turn, hopefully getting some heads and discarding some of your opponent's energy cards, thus allowing your team plenty of time to get set up, while your opponent cannot attack because they don't have enough energy cards.

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 Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set.  Other than a lower HP, this card is definitely average overall.  I like that both moves can use any type of energy, and I especially like Thorough Crunch, it does average damage for the amount of energy cards it requires, but being able to discard energy cards is a big plus.  So overall, I would give this line a 2 out of 5 rating, it isn't that great, but if you can quickly evolve Patrat into Watchog, the line is definitely worth a look.  Individually Patrat was a 1, Watchog a 3.

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Patrat -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Patrat Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Patrat from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Patrat 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. Patrat does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move it has is called Safety Check, this move requires one colorless energy card and allows you to look at one of your face-down prize cards.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Patrat is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Watchog, 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.  The main reason being that this card can't do any damage at all.  If I were using this card with Watchog, I would definitely put this card into the active Pokemon spot to start the game just to see one or many of my prize cards, then use Watchog to do the attacking.  But if you're just considering this card to use in a deck, please look elsewhere.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Watchog, this card is a very poor Basic Pokemon card that makes no sense to use in a deck.  Without being able to do any damage, this card doesn't belong in a deck.  There are plenty of Basic Pokemon cards out there that have 60 HP like this card and can do damage for only one energy card.

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Slaking -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Slaking Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Slaking from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Slaking is a stage 2, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 150.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Slaking does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Amnesia, this move requires three colorless energy cards and does 50 damage, plus you get to choose one of your opponent's attacks on their active Pokemon and that Pokemon is unable to use that move during their next turn.  Slaking's second move is called Knuckle Sandwich, this move requires four colorless energy cards and does 120 damage, however after using this move, you must discard an energy card attached to Slaking.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Slaking is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Slakoth into play and then evolve it into Vigoroth before you can evolve Vigoroth into Slaking, 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 cards were below average, and I wouldn't have recommended using either of them without this Slaking card.  So knowing this and looking at Slaking, if you decide to use this Pokemon family in a deck, I would highly recommend setting up the entire line on the bench and getting at least 4, probably more, energy cards on Slaking before putting it into the active Pokemon spot.  That way, when you do use Slaking, you can use Knuckle Sandwich multiple times in a row without having to attach an energy card.  I would also consider using Amnesia often if the defending Pokemon you're facing only has one move, that way you can do 50 damage to it, and make them unable to attack you.  Since Slaking requires so many energy cards to use, I wouldn't put more than a 1-1-1 line of this Pokemon family in a deck, and would only include this line in a deck, if you are really looking for extra power, otherwise, I wouldn't use this line at all.

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.  This card does have a high HP, and two moves, both around average, but because this card is so slow to attack with and requires a ton of energy cards to retreat, I can't give it more than an average rating.  Combined with the other two Pokemon in this family, I would give Slakoth, Vigoroth, and Slaking from this set a rating of 2 out of 5 and would not recommend using this line in a deck.  Individually Slakoth was a 1, Vigoroth a 2, and Slaking a 3.

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Vigoroth -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Vigoroth Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Vigoroth from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card set.  Vigoroth 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 two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Vigoroth does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Scratch, this move does 20 damage for one colorless energy.  Vigoroth's second move is called Reckless Charge and for three colorless energy cards, this move does 70 damage, however if you get a tails when flipping a coin, you must put 20 damage on Vigoroth.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Vigoroth is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Slakoth into play (I reviewed Slakoth from this set yesterday) and then evolve Slakoth into Vigoroth.  Vigoroth does have a stage 2 evolution in Slaking 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 Vigoroth is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review of Slakoth, you'll know that I thought the card was very poor, all it could do was put both itself and the defending Pokemon to sleep, it couldn't do any damage and the retreat cost on the card was higher than the amount of energy cards it requires to attack.  So knowing this about Slakoth and looking at this Vigoroth card, I still wouldn't recommend using either of these Pokemon in play without Slaking.  This Vigoroth card is much better and you could potentially use a 1-1 line of Slakoth and Vigoroth in a deck.  I would of course evolve Slakoth into Vigoroth immediately and then use Scratch right away and eventually get three energy cards onto Vigoroth to use Reckless Charge.  But I would try and use this card more as a starter type Pokemon, I would get this card into the active Pokemon spot right away, put one energy card on Vigoroth, and then start 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 below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set.  I like that this card has two moves, and a lower retreat cost than Slakoth, but this card still isn't that great.  Neither move that this card has is way above average, both moves are just average.  When combining this card with Slakoth, I would only give the line a 2 out of 5 rating, you can definitely find better Pokemon to use in your deck.

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Slakoth -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Slakoth Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Slakoth from the Furious Fists set.  Slakoth is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Slakoth does not have an Ability and it only has one move. The only move that it has is called Big Yawn, this move requires two colorless energy cards and puts both Slakoth and the defending Pokemon to sleep.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Slakoth is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Vigoroth and a stage 2 evolution in Slaking, which I'll be reviewing the next two days, you'll more than likely want to use those cards with this Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed those cards yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolutions.  So on its own, I would highly recommend not using this card in a deck.  Not only can it do no damage at all, but the amount of energy cards required to retreat this card are more than the amount of energy cards required to use Big Yawn.  This card may work okay if you are using it with at least Vigoroth because you can then get this card into play, put both Pokemon to sleep and hopefully set up your own Pokemon for awhile then evolve Slakoth into Vigoroth.  But again, on its own, I would highly recommend not using this card in a deck.

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 Furious Fists set.  The only average thing about this card is that it has 60 for an HP, other than that, everything is below average.  The only move it has requires too many energy cards and does no damage at all, and the retreat cost on this card is unbelievably high.  So I can not recommend to use this card one tiny bit.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Eevee -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Eevee Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Eevee from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Eevee 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. Eevee's Ability is called Energy Evolution and says that when you place an energy card on Eevee, you may search your deck for the evolution that is the same type as the energy card you just attached, and evolve Eevee into that Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, Eevee just has one move called Gnaw, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 10 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Eevee is a basic Pokemon card with many different stage 1 evolution cards in this set, you'll more than likely want to use this card with its evolutions.  Because I have reviewed all of the evolution cards already, you should just go back to my reviews of those cards to figure out if this Eevee card should be used with those cards, or if you should look to another set for an Eevee card.  With that being said, it is really a mute point on having to use this Eevee or another Eevee card, all you have to do is get Eevee into play, put an energy card on it, and use its Ability to evolve Eevee, because of this, you never really have to use Eevee at all, since you can always evolve it right away.  On its own however, I would not use this card in a deck because it has too slow of move that does below average damage and it also has a lower HP.

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.  If this card were to be used on its own I would give it a 1 rating, but if you plan on using this card with an evolution of Eevee, this card is much better because you can utilize its Ability and evolve it immediately.  So overall, if you are building a deck that includes at least 1 Eevee evolution, this card will work just perfectly for you.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Lickilicky -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Lickilicky Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Lickilicky from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Lickilicky is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 120.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Lickilicky does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Knock Off, for three colorless energy cards this move does 50 damage, plus you get to discard a random card from your opponent's hand.  Lickilicky's second move is called Lickichop, this move requires four colorless energy cards and does 60 damage, plus 30 more damage for each heads you get when you flip a coin until you get tails.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Lickilicky is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Lickitung into play (I reviewed Lickitung from this set yesterday) and then evolve Lickitung into Lickilicky.  If you read yesterday's review of Lickitung, you'll know that I thought the card was very poor and one of the worst cards I had reviewed from the Furious Fists set.  So knowing this about Lickitung and looking at this Lickilicky card, the only reason I would even consider using this card in a deck is because I would be feeling very lucky and would think that if I took the time to put four energy cards on Lickilicky and used Lickichop, I would be able to do a ton of damage and knock out a Pokemon in one turn.  Other than that, I would not recommend using this card in a deck, because both moves it has are slow, the retreat cost is really high, and neither move is guaranteed to even do average damage for the amount of energy cards required.

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 Pokemon card set.  Other than having a high HP and being able to fit into any type deck since it is a colorless type Pokemon, I do not like anything about this card.  This card is better than Lickitung, which it should be, but I can not recommend using this Pokemon line in a deck.  I would give Lickitung and Lickilicky a 1 out of 5 combined rating and would advise everyone to stay away from these two Pokemon in the Furious Fists set.

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Lickitung -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Lickitung Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Lickitung from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Lickitung 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 three colorless energy card retreat cost. Lickitung does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Lunge.  This move requires three colorless energy cards to use, and if you get a heads when you flip a coin the move does 50 damage, otherwise it doesn't do anything at all.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Lickitung is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Lickilicky, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So, on its own I would highly recommend staying away from this card at all costs, it just isn't good.  It only has one move, that is extremely slow to set up, so you can't use this Basic Pokemon card as a starter type Pokemon.  Plus, if you do get three energy cards on this card and try attacking, even if you get a heads, it still does below average damage for three energy cards, and if you get a tails it doesn't do anything.  So unless you have your heart set on using Lickilicky from this set, stay away from this card at all costs.  If you do have this card in your deck, which you shouldn't, the only thing you can do is hope for some luck while using Lunge every single turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, this is easily the worst card I have reviewed so far from the Furious Fists set.  Like I discussed in the strategy section of this post, the only good thing about this card is its HP, other than that, it has way too high of a retreat cost, it only has one move that is terrible, and this card may not be able to do anything at all when in the active Pokemon spot.  So again, I would highly recommend staying away from this card.

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Noivern -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Noivern Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Noivern from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Noivern 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.  Noivern's Ability is called Echolocation and says that if any damage is done to Noivern, flip a coin first, if heads all of that damage is prevented.  Besides the Ability, Noivern has only one move which is called Boomburst.  This move requires three energy cards to use, one each of psychic, darkness, and colorless, and does 30 damage to each of your opponent's benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Noivern is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Noibat into play and then evolve Noibat into Noivern.  I actually have not reviewed Noivern from this set yet because it is a colorless type card, so in this section I will just assume Noibat is an average card and that you are basically going to have to use that card in order to use Noivern.  So looking at this Noivern card, this card would fit perfectly in a spread damage type deck.  You could set this card up on the bench, get three energy cards on it, then use Boomburst while in the active Pokemon spot to potentially knock out multiple Pokemon of your opponent's at a time.  You could also use this late in games because of its Ability because you get a 50/50 shot of preventing all damage done to Noivern making its 100 HP seem that much higher.  So I would definitely recommend using this card in a deck, both if you're building a spread damage type deck and if you're building a dual type deck or psychic and darkness.  I would recommend using a 2-2 line of these 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 isn't anything like I really dislike about this card.  This card has an above average HP, low retreat cost, a very good Ability, and a devastating move if you include this card in a spread damage type deck.  So this card is basically a must have and a must use for a spread damage type deck, and is still a great card for just a normal darkness and psychic type deck.

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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Flygon -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Flygon Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Flygon from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Flygon is a stage 2, dragon type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to fairy type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Flygon does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Rainbow Shower.  This move requires one colorless energy card and allows you to attach as many energy cards as you'd like from your hand to your Pokemon in any way that you'd like.  Flygon's second move is called Sand Sweep, this move requires three energy cards, one each of grass, fighting, and colorless, and does 70 damage, plus it heals 30 damage from each of your Pokemon that has at least one energy card on them.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Flygon is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Trapinch into play and then evolve it into Vibrava before you can evolve Vibrava into Flygon, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them in the past.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought both cards were average individually but together were a little below average because neither card had that great of moves or high HP.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at this Flygon card, I would still want to use Flygon in a deck, especially if I am building a dual grass and fighting type deck.  I wouldn't include too many of each Pokemon in this line, probably a 1-1-1 line, and then I would include trainer cards to get a ton of energy cards into my hand, I would then spend time to get Flygon on the bench, then move it to the active Pokemon spot and use Rainbow Shower right away to get all of my Pokemon set up at the same time, then after that I would use Sand Sweep most turns.  I would also try and include many other Pokemon that have lower retreat costs in my deck, so I can move my Pokemon in and out of the active Pokemon spot with ease and heal them with Flygon.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an excellent Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set, not only one that is pretty powerful attack wise, but a card that will greatly increase the effectiveness of your whole deck.  I really like Rainbow Shower, allowing you to move a bunch of energy cards from your hand to your Pokemon at once, and then Sand Sweep not only does above average damage but it heals damage from all of your Pokemon with energy on them.  So I would highly recommend this Pokemon card and line for those building a grass and fighting type deck, altogether I would give this Pokemon family a 4 out of 5 rating, individually Trapinch and Vibrava were 3 out of 5 cards, and Flygon was a 5.

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Vibrava -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Vibrava Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Vibrava from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card set.  Vibrava 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 one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Vibrava does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Charge Energy and for one colorless energy card this move allows you to search your deck for two energy cards and put them into your hand.  Vibrava's second move is called Vibration and for two energy cards one each of grass and fighting, does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Vibrava is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Trapinch into play (I reviewed Trapinch a few weeks back because it was a fighting type Pokemon) and then evolve Trapinch into Vibrava.  Vibrava does have a stage 2 evolution in Flygon 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 Vibrava is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read my review of Trapinch from this set you'll know that I thought that card was average to below average and could be used on its own in a deck, but was a little slow on the attack so it would be best to be kept on the bench if using it with its evolutions.  So when looking at this Vibrava card, the first thing you'll want to note is that you'll probably want to use this card in a dual type deck of grass and fighting Pokemon.  This card can be used in a deck without Flygon but I would only recommend using a 1-1 line of Trapinch and Vibrava.  I would try and set up Vibrava on the bench getting two energy cards on it before moving it to the active Pokemon spot.  The earlier in the game you use Vibrava the better since it only has 80 HP and can only do 30 damage a turn, but with a low retreat cost, and low attack costs, this card is a fairly average and solid card to use 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 Furious Fists set.  I like that this card has two moves, both requiring little energy cards.  Plus this card has a low retreat cost which makes up for its low HP.  Even though I gave both Trapinch and Vibrava 3 out of 5 ratings individually, I am going to give these two cards combined a 2 out of 5 rating, they can be used in a deck, but they definitely won't be game changing.

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Dragonite EX Full Art -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Dragonite EX Full Art Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Dragonite EX and Dragonite EX Full Art from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Dragonite EX is a basic, EX, dragon type Pokemon card with an hp of 180. It has a x2 weakness to fairy type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Dragonite's Ability is called Bust In and says that when you play Dragonite EX from your hand to your bench, you may move as many energy cards from your benched Pokemon to Dragonite EX as you like, if you do this, you must switch your active Pokemon with Dragonite EX.  Besides the Ability, Dragonite EX has only one move called Jet Sonic, this move requires three energy cards, two grass and one lightning, and does 80 damage plus 40 more damage if you choose to discard an energy card attached to Dragonite.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Dragonite 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 about Dragonite EX, the only time I would even include one of these in a deck would be if I were specifically building a grass and lightning dual type deck, otherwise I would stay away from this card.  Even if I were to build that dual type deck, I would still think long and hard about putting this card in that deck.  This card is actually very quick to use since you can pull all of the energy cards from your benched Pokemon and put it into the active Pokemon spot right away, plus you won't give away you have an EX card in your deck because you can keep Dragonite in your hand before you want to use it, but since this is an EX card and can only do 80 damage without discarding an energy card, it just isn't that good of a card and I wouldn't recommend using this card in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average Basic, EX Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set.  I do like its high HP and its Ability, but this card only has one move that isn't that great for an EX card, thus making this card pretty unusable in play, resulting in my below average rating for this card.  There are plenty of EX cards out there better than this one that you should be using in your deck.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Klefki -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Klefki Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Klefki from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Klefki is a basic, fairy type Pokemon card with an hp of 60, it has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to darkness type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Klefki's Ability is called Secret Key and says that each of your fairy Pokemon's resistance is now 40.  Besides the Ability, Klefki just has one move called Fairy Lock, this move requires two energy cards, one each of fairy and colorless, and does 30 damage, plus it makes your opponent unable to retreat during their next turn.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Klefki 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 highly recommend using at least one of these Klefki cards if you're building a fairy type deck, all you would have to do is sit this card on your bench the whole game to utilize its Ability and if you're facing for example darkness type Pokemon, which many fairy type Pokemon are resistant to, you can reduce 40 from their attacks.  But I would go even further with this Klefki card and recommend using more than one of these in a deck so you can use Klefki in the starter Pokemon spot.  All you have to do is put two energy cards on Klefki and it can do 30 damage a turn which will knock out most Basic Pokemon in two turns.

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 Furious Fists set.  There really isn't anything I dislike about this card.  It has an average HP and retreat cost, a very good Ability if you're using a fairy type deck, and a good move, albeit a tad slow, but definitely a worthy move.  So if you're building a fairy type deck, I would recommend giving this Klefki card a long, hard look.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Sylveon -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Sylveon Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Sylveon from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Sylveon is a stage 1, fairy type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to darkness type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Sylveon does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that it has is called Curly Ribbon and for one fairy type energy card this move does 30 damage plus it allows you to move one of your opponent's energy cards from their active Pokemon to one of their benched Pokemon.  Sylveon's second move is called Echoed Voice, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one fairy, and does 50 damage, however, the next turn if you decide to use Echoed Voice the move does 100 damage instead of 50.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Sylveon is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Eevee into play and then evolve Eevee into Sylveon.  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 Sylveon.  So looking at this Sylveon card, you can basically use Eevee as a starter type Pokemon because just like the Leafeon card from this set, you can use Sylveon right away by only using one energy card and doing 30 damage.  So that is what I would recommend doing, get Sylveon into the active Pokemon spot as soon as possible, use Curly Ribbon the first turn or two, then Echoed Voice every turn after that.  This Pokemon line definitely deserves consideration in your deck, and if you do decide to use this line, I would use a 1-1 or 2-2 line.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average to slightly above average Stage 1 Pokemon card.  I like how this Sylveon card has two moves, both are pretty decent.  The only thing holding this card back from a higher rating is that neither move that Sylveon has can for sure do more than 50 damage a turn.  I know Echoed Voice can do 100 damage a turn the second time using it, but it may be too late if you're facing a really powerful Pokemon.  With that being said, if you're building a fairy type deck, you can't really go wrong with this card and you should definitely consider using it.

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Clefable -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Clefable Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Clefable from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Clefable is a stage 1, fairy type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to darkness type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Clefable does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Follow Me, this move requires one colorless energy card and allows you to switch your opponent's active Pokemon with one of their benched Pokemon.  Clefable's second move is called Moonblast, this move requires two energy cards, one each of fairy and colorless, and does 30 damage, plus any damage done to Clefable during your opponent's next turn is reduced by 30.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Clefable is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Clefairy into play (there are two Clefairy cards in this set and I've reviewed both of them the past two days) and then evolve Clefairy into Clefable.  If you read the past two reviews I've done on Clefairy, you'll know that I thought both cards from this set were average.  I actually preferred the 1st of the two Clefairy cards slightly more because that card had two moves and could do more damage.  So knowing this about the two Clefairy cards from this set and looking at this Clefable card, if you're building a fairy type deck, I would definitely recommend taking a look at this Pokemon family and even using a 2-2 line of these Pokemon.  I would recommend getting this line into the active Pokemon spot early in the game and using Moonblast when you evolve Clefairy into Clefable.  And more than likely early in the game your opponent may not be able to do more than 30 damage so if you use Moonblast your opponent won't do any damage to you at all.  If you can't get this line into the active Pokemon spot early in the game, I would stick put two energy cards on Clefable on the bench and then when it is moved to the active Pokemon spot you could use Follow Me first to get a weaker Pokemon of your opponent's in the active Pokemon spot then use Moonblast after that.

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.  This card doesn't really have anything that stands out, but I like everything on this card quite a bit, and a lot of little things that I liked added up to make this card an above average card.  I really like how Clefable can move whatever Pokemon of your opponent's it wants into the active Pokemon spot and how Moonblast reduces damage done to Clefable by 30.  Overall, I would give the line of Clefairy and Clefable from this set a 4 out of 5 rating, individually I gave both Clefairy cards a 3 and Clefable a 4.

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