Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Absol -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Absol Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Absol from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  Absol is a basic, darkness type Pokemon card with an hp of 100, it has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Absol's Ability is called Cursed Eyes and says that when you move Absol from your hand onto your bench, you may move 3 damage counters from one of your opponent's Pokemon to another of their Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, Absol only has one move called Mach Claw, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of darkness and colorless, and does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Absol is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  With that being said, this card could either be used as a slower, more powerful starter type Pokemon in a darkness type deck by getting Absol into the active Pokemon spot early and using Mach Claw every turn, or in a spread damage type deck by putting Absol into play later in the game when the opponent's Pokemon all have damage on them, you can potentially then use Absol's Ability to knock out one of your opponent's Pokemon.  This Absol card is average at best, so I would not recommend using more than 1 of these in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average Basic Pokemon card from the Roaring Skies set.  This card has a well above average HP and a low retreat cost.  I like Absol's Ability quite a bit even though you can only use it once.  The one move that Absol has is decent, but I would have really liked more from this card, overall it isn't bad, but it definitely could have been better.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Absol from the Roaring Skies set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Inkay, 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 English sets has Absol been in?
Please respond by including the correct answer and a link to your YouTube channel.


Kai Tung Ng said...

Absol has been in 10 English expansions in total.

Kai Tung Ng


Naruboku said...

Answer: 10 sets (11 if including the XY Black Promos Series)


Cabal said...

Absol has been in a total of 10 English sets.



Kenny Crossheart said...

Answer: 10

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Channel link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFFgK9JQ5MDpVQ9oizfVM6w

EragonLegend said...

10 sets



Chasista said...

In a total of 10 sets. 8 as Absol and in the other 2 as Absol ex and Absol G & Absol G LV.X



lynne v said...

He has been in 10 total sets

Lynne v


The Pokemon Cards Collector said...

Absol has been in 10 English Expansions in total.

The Pokemon Cards Collector


PrimalMega24 said...

Absol has been in 10 English sets (11 if you included the XY Black Star Promo series)



Jam T said...

The answer is 10 English Expansions in total.

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Cameron Squires said...

Absol has been in 10 sets (11 including the black star promo)


Jason Down said...

Answer: 10 (+1 black star Promo)


James Murphy said...

it has been in 10 sets (11 sets if you include the black star promo)


SwagyViper l Gaming & More said...

Absol Has been in 10 sets or like some other people have said 11

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Poison Viper said...

Absol is in 10 english sets, 11 if you so choose to count The black star promo set

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PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Naruboku for winning!