Thursday, February 12, 2015

Exploud -- Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Review

Exploud Phantom Forces Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Exploud from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Set.  Exploud is a stage 2, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Exploud does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Boomburst, for two colorless energy cards this move does 20 damage to each of your opponent's Pokemon.  Exploud's second move is called Hyper Voice, this move does 90 damage for four colorless energy cards.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Exploud is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Whismur into play and then evolve it into Loudred before you can evolve Loudred into Exploud, 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 Whismur was a very poor card only being able to confuse the defending Pokemon, while also confusing itself, but I did like Loudred quite a bit since its main attack could do 30 damage plus 30 more damage for each energy card your opponent's active Pokemon had on it.  So knowing this about Whismur and Loudred and looking at this Exploud card, I would definitely recommend using this entire Pokemon line if you're looking to add some power to your deck late in the game.  Like I mentioned in yesterday's post, you'll want to set up Loudred on the bench and get three energy cards on it, you could then move it to the active Pokemon spot when the defending Pokemon has at least 3 energy cards on it, then when you knock out that Pokemon, if the Pokemon your opponent puts in has less than 3 energy cards on it, evolve Loudred into Exploud and either spread damage around with Boomburst, or knock it out with Hyper Voice.  So this line of Pokemon could easily be used in either a spread damage type deck, or just to add some power to one.  Because Whismur is very poor, I wouldn't use more than a 1-1-1 line of this Pokemon family.

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.  First off I like how this card fits into any deck since it is a colorless type card, and that both moves on this card can do a fair amount of damage.  The only thing on this card I'm not a fan of is its retreat cost, but it is still less than the amount of energy required to do Hyper Voice.  Altogether, I would give the line of Whismur, which I gave a 1 rating, Loudred, and Exploud a 4 out of 5 rating, Loudred and Exploud make this line very good, and it should definitely be considered when building any type deck.

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

Free Pokemon TCG Online Code Cards:
Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
True or False?  Exploud has been an ex card before.
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

True, Exploud has been an ex card before.


Bob Simon said...


bob simon

Bob Simon said...

i meant (true) by yes

brezaboy said...



Chrimle said...

Yes, it has. True.


hoi daar said...

True, in the EX Crystal Guardians Set


xHatashi said...




Niruth Kashyap said...


YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap


EXOticFlame 317 said...


EXOticFlame 317

Cabal said...



ACT said...

True, True

Youtube User: AfutureV

Kevin Peters said...

True said...



Wes Lee said...

That's true!

Franz Macalintal said...

Answer: True

YT Channel:

YT Name: Franz Macalintal

John Disuza said...


john disuza

guess my name said...


guess my name

Satyam Kapoor said...


satyam kapoor

Mark Clint said...

NAME: mark clint



pokemon lover said...


pokemon lover

Komal Sharma said...

the given statement- exploud has EX card is TRUE

komal sharma

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to hoi daar for winning!

Chasista said...

7 last comments in 12 minutes? 6 of them in a row 1 minute difference?
5 empty profiles and channels and created one week ago with one day difference between them or same day O_o

Say I'm distrustful but...