Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Pikachu -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Pikachu Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Pikachu from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  Pikachu is a basic, lightning type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Pikachu does not have an Ancient Trait or Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Tail Whip, this move requires one colorless energy card to use and makes the defending Pokemon unable to attack during its next turn if you get a heads when you flip a coin.  Pikachu's second move is called Electro Ball, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of lightning and colorless, and does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Pikachu is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Raichu, which is in both Furious Fists and the XY sets, you'll more than likely want to use this card with one of those cards.  However, since Raichu isn't in this set, and I've reviewed those Raichu cards previously, I'll just act like I'd use Pikachu on its own, you can always go back and read my Raichu reviews.  So on its own, this card could definitely be used as a starter type Pokemon in a lightning type deck.  It has a solid HP and low retreat cost, plus two moves, one is pretty average, possibly below average in Tail Whip, and the other, Electro Ball, is above average.  So what I would try and do with this card is to put 1 or 2 of these in a deck, and get Pikachu into the active Pokemon spot to start the game, get two energy cards on Pikachu, then use Electro Ball most turns, knocking out Basic Pokemon in two turns.  You could always attack a Trick Coin trainer card to this card and have a better chance at making your opponent unable to attack with Tail Whip.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Raichu, this is an average Basic Pokemon card from the Roaring Skies set.  Other than not being able to do damage for only one energy card, this card is pretty good overall and I like Pikachu's second move that does above average damage for an attack like that on a Basic Pokemon card.  So if you're building a lightning type deck or are just a fan of Pikachu, this card is definitely worth consideration.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Pikachu from the Roaring Skies set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Voltorb, 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 --
What English set includes the Pikachu card with the highest rarity, and what rarity is that card?
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.


Gordon Ramsay said...

Pikachu in Rising Rivals.Ultra rare holo

Gordon Ramsay

Niruth Kashyap said...
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Cabal said...

Black & White set includes the Pikachu card with the highest rarity and the rarity of that card is a Secret Rare.


The Pokemon Cards Collector said...

Black & White set includes the Pikachu card with the highest rarity and the rarity of that card is a Secret rare.

The Pokemon Cards Collector

JDPTPokemon said...

The set that includes a Pikachu card with the highest rarity is the Black & White set, and it is a secret rare


Jam T said...

Black & White set, secret rare.


Kai Tung Ng said...

Although a Pikachu EX has been announced in the Legendary Holo Collection in Japan, the English expansion that includes the Pikachu card with the highest rarity is Black & White (115/114), and that rarity is Rare Secret. Also notable is Pikachu ☆ from EX Holon Phantoms.
But the answer is Black & White (115/114), and that rarity is Rare Secret.

Kai Tung Ng

Chasista said...

There are 5 Secret Rare Pikachu cards. The higher rarity of that ones is the Ultra Rare from Black and White set. The other ones are Rising Rivals (3 cards)and EX Legend Maker being Rare Holo, Secret Rare cards.
There's also EX Holon Phantoms having an amazing Gold Star Ultra rare, Shiny Rare Holo card <3


Michele Petrillo said...

Just last night pikachuEX was announced but the 115/114 black and white secret rare is rarer and pikachuEX is not confirmed in English

VanessaS said...

The Pikachu secret rare from black and white base set.

Ethan Orchard said...

EX holon phantoms gold star pikachu

GusEdAndrade said...

Secret rare pikachu from the black and white set

PrimalMega24 said...

EX Holon Phantoms gold star Pikachu


Herobrine Hunter said...

Black & white secret rare

Herobrine Hunter

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Kai Tung Ng for winning!