Thursday, June 25, 2015

Dustox 7/108 - Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Dustox Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Dustox from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two Dustox cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Dustox is a stage 2, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Dustox does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Psybeam, this move requires two colorless energy cards to use and does 30 damage, plus it confuses the defending Pokemon.  Dustox's second move is called Twilight Poison, this move requires four energy cards to use, two each of grass and colorless, and does 80 damage, plus it poisons the defending Pokemon and puts it to sleep.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Dustox is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Wurmple into play and then evolve it into Cascoon before you can evolve Cascoon into Dustox, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last few days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought both cards were below average, I gave Wurmple a 2 out of 5 rating because the main move it had for attacking, although a decent move, required two energy cards to use, and I gave Cascoon a 2 out of 5 rating as well, mainly because of its low HP and high retreat cost, plus the fact it can't actually do damage when attacking.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at this specific Dustox card, if you're building a deck that has a lot of Pokemon that can inflict special conditions on the defending Pokemon, I would definitely consider using Dustox in that deck with it, including a 1-1-1 line of this entire Pokemon line.  However, if you're not building that type of deck, even though this Dustox card isn't terrible by any means, I would probably not recommend using it, just because Dustox will take a while to get into the active Pokemon spot and it does require four energy cards to do major damage.  But if you do use this card in a deck, you'll want to set it up on the bench, get four energy cards on it, then use Twilight Poison every single 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 Roaring Skies set.  There isn't anything that I dislike about this Dustox card, it has an average HP and retreat cost, and two moves that both do at least average damage plus inflict special conditions.  However, considering this whole Pokemon family from the Roaring Skies set, I can only give the family a 3 out of 5 rating at best, just because Wurmple and Cascoon are very poor, so I can not wholeheartedly recommend using this family in a deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Dustox from the Roaring Skies set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of the second Dustox card, 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?  Dustox is the only grass type Pokemon in the Roaring Skies set to have two different cards.
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.

17 comments:

Cabal said...

True. Dustox is the only grass type Pokemon in the Roaring Skies set to have two different cards.

cabalw

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnLY5kCyPH6tBOPfSjiVgsg

king Kapan said...

true

king Kapan

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3Q1aVkv_NxNG8ZuuMaTquQ

Sascha Wiegel said...

That's True!

Nice review on Dustox. :)

Sascha Wiegel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMelMQ0Q2f8sve_As0kpzjA

whoppenot 360 said...

True, Dustox is the only grass type Pokémon to be in two different cards in the Roaring Skies set.

whoppenot 360

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO42SDhvdvm7gA3wz9OAm4w

Azula Fan said...

True!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrUoUd2dn-pZJ6kvhEgiRVQ

Rick Baauw said...

I think it a 7 out of ten pokemon
120 hp is realy nice

Rick baauw

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Rick Baauw said...

I mean 140 hp

Megastorm said...

It's True.

LivFreak said...

True, it is.

http://www.youtube.com/thelivfreak

Kai Tung Ng said...

True. Dustox is the only Grass-Type Pokemon in the Roaring Skies expansion to have two different cards. Those cards are: Uncommon; 7/108 and Rare; 8/108.

Kai Tung Ng

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc_wX6pMW7wFZFmb9E3XmOw

Taran Middleton said...

True

SkyBlade79
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3-GR64yJnJghdWyUFYq-TA

Gordon Ramsay said...

True.

Gordon Ramsay

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLFff2fC9JsrENR6DI3UU4A

The Pokemon Cards Collector said...

True Dustox is the only Grass type Pokemon to have 2 different cards

The Pokemon Cards Collector

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIABBCybvc7rp1sVvdPi_vg

Andrew Jones said...

True.

InfamousSting

https://www.youtube.com/user/InfamousSting/

Rocco Schmidt said...

True!

Niruth Kashyap said...

True. There is a regular Dustox card and an ancient trait Dustox card.

YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap

Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWBgLwMzImHCHJpGxyhFYKQ

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Sascha Wiegel for winning!