Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Loudred from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card set. Loudred 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. Loudred does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Pound, for two colorless energy cards this move does 30 damage. Loudred's second move is called Energy Press, this move requires three colorless energy cards to use and does 30 damage plus 30 more damage for each energy card attached to the defending Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Loudred is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Whismur into play (I reviewed Whismur from this set yesterday) and then evolve Whismur into Loudred. Loudred does have a stage 2 evolution in Exploud 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 Loudred is the final evolution in this line. So if you read yesterday's review of Whismur, you'll know that I thought that card was very poor, mainly due to the fact it didn't have an attack that did any damage, the only move it did have confused both Whismur and the defending Pokemon. So knowing this about Whismur and looking at this Loudred card, I would definitely consider using this card in a deck because of Energy Press, but because Whismur is so bad, I would have no problem setting up this line on the bench, thus having the need to only use a 1-1 line of Whismur and Loudred in any type deck. The reason I would recommend setting Loudred up on the bench would be for one to get three energy cards on it, and for two, letting your opponent get their Pokemon set up, so if they have a really powerful Pokemon in play, let's say a Pokemon that uses four energy cards to attack, as long as it can't do more than 80 damage in one turn, I would move Loudred into the active Pokemon spot and use Energy Press, being able to do 150 damage a turn and more than likely knocking out most Stage 2 Pokemon in one turn. The only time I would use Pound is if I didn't have enough energy cards to use Energy Press. So not only can Energy Press do major damage, but it could also prevent your opponent from putting too many energy cards on their 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 Phantom Forces set. I am basing this solely on its Energy Press move as this move can do major damage for not that many energy cards. Other than that move, this card is pretty average, with its HP, retreat cost, and other move. So together with Whismur, which only received a 1 rating from me, I am giving these two Pokemon combined a 3 rating, as long as you don't have to use Whismur, this line in fine to use in a deck.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Loudred from the Phantom Forces set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Loudred's stage 2 evolution in Exploud which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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True or False? Every English set that Whismur is in, Loudred is also.
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