Saturday, January 17, 2015

Skarmory -- Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Review

Skarmory Phantom Forces Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Skarmory from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Set.  Skarmory is a basic, metal type Pokemon card with an hp of 100, it has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Skarmory does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move that this card has is called Slash, for two colorless energy cards this move does 30 damage.  Skarmory's second move is called Iron Wing, for three energy cards, two metal and one colorless, this move does 90 damage, however you must discard a metal energy attached to Skarmory after using this move.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Skarmory 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 as a starter type Pokemon early in a game.  You could get two energy cards on it, any type really, then use Slash every turn.  Since it has a pretty high HP, it should give you plenty of time to get your benched Pokemon set up.  If you can't get this card into the active Pokemon spot right away, you could stock up energy cards on this card and then when it is in the active Pokemon spot you could use Iron Wing several turns in a row without having to add energy cards to Skarmory.  Because this card doesn't evolve and neither move it has is beyond average, I would only use one of these cards in a deck if I chose to use it 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 Phantom Forces set.  I do like that this card has an above average HP and two moves.  If Iron Wing could do 90 damage without discarding an energy card, I would like this card a lot better, but because both moves are pretty average, I am giving this card an average rating overall.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Skarmory from the Phantom Forces set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Bronzor, 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 --
True or False?  Skarmory has both been an ex and an EX in the English sets.
Please respond by including the correct answer and a link to your YouTube channel.


Pokemon Professors said...

skarmory was an ex in power keepers
skarmory was an EX in XY Base

Niruth Kashyap said...

True, Skarmory was an ex in EX Power Keepers set and was an EX in the XY Set.

YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap


Poke'StarPlus said...

This is true

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Carlos H. said...

Of course it is TRUE.

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PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Niruth Kashyap for winning!