Friday, June 26, 2015

Dustox 8/108 -- 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 second of the two Dustox cards I've reviewed from this set.  Dustox is a stage 2, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Dustox card has an Ancient Trait called Plus that says if Dustox knocks out a Pokemon when attacking, you get to take two prize cards instead of one.  Besides the Ancient Trait, Dustox has two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Flap, for one grass energy card this move does 20 damage.  Dustox's second move is called Wind Shard, this move requires three energy cards to use, one grass and two colorless, and does 50 damage to one of your opponent's benched Pokemon.

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, the only time I would utilize this card would be in a spread damage type deck, that way I could knock out a Pokemon each turn with Wind Shard, and utilize Dustox's Ability and get to take two prize cards every time I knocked out a Pokemon.  So ideally, I would want to put a Pokemon in the active Pokemon spot that does let's say 20 damage to each of the opponent's Pokemon and do that move a couple of times, then when Dustox is set up on the bench, move it to the active Pokemon spot and one by one knock out those weaker benched Pokemon, I would definitely recommend using some Potion trainer cards on this card just so it lasts that much longer in the active Pokemon spot.  Both Dustox cards from this set are good, but they both belong in different types of decks, this Dustox card is better in a spread damage type deck, and isn't as powerful, yesterday's card is more powerful and should be used in a deck that inflicts lots of special conditions.  So if you're building a spread damage type deck, I would recommend using a 1-1-1 line of Wurmple, Cascoon, and Dustox.

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.  Looking at the numbers, yesterday's Dustox card is better, it can do more damage per turn and it has a higher HP, but this Dustox card is also very good, though a little underpowered, I really like its Ancient Trait and just think if you use this card to knock out an EX card, you can take 3 prize cards instead of 2.  So again, I am going to give this entire line a 3 out of 5 rating, when you use all three cards together it brings the rating down, but not enough that I wouldn't recommend considering this Pokemon family when building 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 Nincada, 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 --
How many total Ancient Trait Pokemon cards that are grass type are in the Roaring Skies set?
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.


Cabal said...

There is only 1 Ancient Trait Pokemon card that are grass type in the Roaring Skies set which is Dustox (Rare, 8/108) the card you reviewed today.


king Kapan said...

1 only dustox

king Kapan

Agus Dedode said...

There is only one. Dustox.

Agus Dedode

whoppenot 360 said...

There is only one Ancient Trait grass type Pokémon card in the Roaring Skies set. That card is Dustox.

whoppenot 360

Kai Tung Ng said...

There is one Ancient Trait Pokemon card (Dustox - Rare; 8/108) that is Grass-Type in the Roaring Skies expansion in total.

Kai Tung Ng

LivFreak said...

There is only one, this Dustox.

Sascha Wiegel said...

There is only one Grass Type Pokémon with the Ancient Trait in the Roaring Skies set.

Again a nice review on the Dustox. :)

Sascha Wiegel

Taran Middleton said...

Only one


Michele Petrillo said...

1 BTW hi

Andrew Jones said...

There is only one grass type ancient trait pokemon card in the set which just happens to be the Dustox reviewed.


Chasista said...

Only one.


Gordon Ramsay said...

Only one.

Gordon Ramsay

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Agus Dedode for winning!