Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Goodra -- Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Review

Goodra Phantom Forces Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Goodra from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Set.  Goodra is a stage 2, dragon type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  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 Slip Trip, and it makes it so neither player can attach a Pokemon Tool card from their hand to one of their Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, Goodra just has one move called Dragon Pulse, this card requires four energy cards to use, two colorless and one each of water and fairy.  This move does 130 damage every turn, but it does force you to discard the top card of your deck when using.

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 cards were well below average Pokemon cards.  Both had below average HP, could not do damage very quickly, and in Sliggoo's case, had a very high retreat cost.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at Goodra, since Goodra is very powerful on the attack, if you're building a dual type deck of water and fairy type Pokemon, I would definitely consider using a 1-1-1 line of this Pokemon family.  That way you could set up the entire line on the bench, get four energy cards on Goodra and then move it to the active Pokemon spot to use Dragon Pulse every turn.  Using only one each of the first two Pokemon in this line, will minimize the chances of you having to actually use those Pokemon in the active Pokemon spot.  If you plan on using Goodra for quite awhile, which you should, try and find a way to move cards from your discard pile back to your deck, making Dragon Pulse that much better of a move if you don't have to technically discard anything each turn.

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, that is similar to the Hydreigon card I reviewed a couple of days ago, but just not as good.  I like how this card's attack is extremely strong and can be used every turn, however, this card's Ability isn't that great, especially if you like to use Tool cards in your deck, you can't really use the Ability.  Together with Goomy and Sliggoo from this set, I wouldn't highly recommend them, I would only give them a 2 out of 5 combined rating.  Both Goomy and Sliggoo are that poor, that I would really give it some thought if I wanted to use Goodra in a deck.

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

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