Thursday, January 22, 2015

Escavalier -- Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Review

Escavalier Phantom Forces Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Escavalier from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Set.  Escavalier is a stage 1, metal type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Escavalier does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Poke Through, for one metal energy card this move does 20 damage, plus you get to discard a random card from your opponent's hand.  Escavalier's second move is called Sprial Rush, this move requires three energy cards to use, one metal and two colorless, 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 Escavalier is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Karrablast into play (I reviewed Karrablast from this set a few weeks ago) and then evolve Karrablast into Escavalier.  If you read my review of Karrablast, you'll know that I thought that card was a very solid Basic Pokemon card other than having a low HP, because it could either do 10 damage for one energy card or 20 damage for two.  One thing to note on these two cards is that Karrablast is a grass type card and requires one grass energy card to attack while Escavalier is a metal type Pokemon requiring metal energy.  So if you want to use this line in a deck, you'll probably want to be building a dual type deck of grass and metal or use special energy cards that can act as either type.  This Pokemon line is definitely worth of at least a 1-1 line in a deck, you could use Karrablast right away in the game and then evolve into Escavalier when you get it into your hand, or you could set up this line on the bench and waiting until Escavalier has three energy cards on it before moving it to the active Pokemon spot.  I would recommend using Spiral Rush every single turn, and would even recommend attaching a Trick Coin tool card to this so you have a better shot at doing more than 60 damage a turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Phantom Forces set.  The only thing I don't like about this card is its retreat cost, which is fairly high.  Other than that, this card has a great HP, and two good moves, one is quick and does not only damage but discards a card from your opponent's hand, the other does major damage for only three energy cards.  So if you're building a grass and metal type deck and are looking for some power, this line is definitely recommended, I would give this line a 3 out of 5 rating overall.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Escavalier from the Phantom Forces set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Aegislash EX, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
How does Karrablast evolve into Escavalier?
Please respond by including your YouTube username and link to your YouTube channel.  If the question is quite tough, the first correct comment will win, otherwise I'll use a random number generator to choose a winner.


Chasista said...

Hi every trainer.

If I understood the question here's my answer: Karrablast evolve to Escavalier when receive electrical stimulation while is in the same place as Shelmet.

So happy to win yesterday first time!


Chrimle said...

It evolves into Escavalier when traded for a Shelmet, which evolves into Accelgor simultaneously. So Chasista, You're right.


Niruth Kashyap said...

Karrablast evolves to Escavalier when it is traded with Shelmet.

YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap


Atlas said...

It evolves into Escavalier when traded with a shelmet


Cabal said...
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Cabal said...

Karrablast evolves into Escavalier when traded with a Shelmet.


brezaboy said...

Karrablast evolves into Escavalier when it is traded with Shelmet


Stephan Belizaire said...

YOU must trade it with a shelmet

Stephan Belizaire said...

here is my YouTube account

Poke'StarPlus said...

Karrablast evolves into escavelier when it is traded with a shelmet


Peter Gristwood said...



PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Chrimle for winning!

Chrimle said...

Halleluja! :D I'm never lucky, I guess that has changed. Keep up the good work, both blog and videos!