Thursday, July 9, 2015

Voltorb -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Voltorb Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Voltorb from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  Voltorb 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. Voltorb does not have an Ancient Trait or an Ability, but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Thunder Wave, for one lightning energy card this move paralyzes the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when flipping a coin.  Voltorb's second move is called Big Explosion, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of lightning and colorless, and does 60 damage, however, Voltorb also does 60 damage to itself, which essentially knocks Voltorb out.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Voltorb is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Electrode, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So, on its own, I would not recommend using this card in a deck.  The main reason that I say this is that this card can do no damage at all without knocking out itself.  So you can't put this card into the active Pokemon spot and expect it to do damage to the defending Pokemon for a few turns.  The only thing it can do is possibly paralyze the defending Pokemon, but if you were to use this card as a starter type Pokemon, the defending Pokemon more than likely wouldn't be able to do much damage anyway.  So unless you just want to give your opponent a prize card right away in the game, do not use this card in your deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Electrode, this is a very poor Basic Pokemon card.  Even though this card has an average HP, low retreat cost, and two moves, I am still giving this card a below average rating because of how poor both of its moves are.  This card is basically useless in a deck and should only ever be considered if you want to use Electrode in your deck and in that case Voltorb would never make it to the active Pokemon spot.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Voltorb from the Roaring Skies set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Voltorb's stage 1 evolution Electrode, 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 was the first English set to include a Voltorb card, and what rarity was 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.


Cabal said...

The first English set to include a Voltorb card was Base Set and the rarity of that card was a Common.


Jam T said...

Base Set, Common.


JDPTPokemon said...
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The Pokemon Cards Collector said...

The first English set to include Voltorb was Base Set and the rarity of that card is common.

The Pokemon Cards Collector

Ethan Orchard said...

base set common card

JDPTPokemon said...

The first English set to include a Voltorb card was Base Set and it was a common card.


Kai Tung Ng said...

The first English expansion to include a Voltorb card was Base Set (67/102), and the rarity of that card was Common.

Kai Tung Ng

Djamel Mizi said...

Base set. Rarity-Common

Djamel Mizi

Declan Morris said...

It was from the Base set and was a common card.

Declan Morris said...

Clhu said...

La primera expansión en inglés en incluir una tarjeta de Voltorb era Base Set (67/102), y la rareza de esa carta era común. Claudio Posse.

Noah Anderson said...

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Chasista said...

Common in Base Set.


PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Djamel Mizi for winning!