Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Altaria from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set. This is the first of two Altaria cards I'll be reviewing on my blog, the other Altaria card is a colorless type card. Altaria is a stage 1, dragon type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80. It has a x2 weakness to fairy type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Altaria does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Song of Echoes, for one colorless energy card this move allows you to shuffle your hand into your deck and draw cards equal to the number of bench Pokemon in play, yours and your opponent's. Altaria's second move is called Midnight Eyes, for two energy cards, water and metal, this move does 30 damage plus it puts the defending Pokemon to sleep.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Altaria is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Swablu into play and then evolve Swablu into Altaria. I have not actually reviewed Swablu from this set yet since it is a colorless type Pokemon, plus there is a colorless type Altaria card in this set, and I will be reviewing both of those cards in the next couple of weeks. So for the strategy section of this post, I will just assume Swablu is average and that you'll evolve it into Altaria as soon as you can, in the second Altaria review that I write, I can compare both Altaria cards. So looking at this specific Altaria, this card definitely could be used just for its Song of Echoes move, but more than likely you won't want to use this card at all in a deck. Besides having a below average HP, it isn't extremely powerful by any means and it requires two distinct energy types to attack, water and metal. So unless you're building this specific type of dual deck, I wouldn't recommend using this card in a deck.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is a below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Roaring Skies set. There really isn't anything that I dislike about this card it just doesn't impress me much. Plus, add in a lower HP and the fact this card requires two different energy types, and there are much better cards than this one out there to use if you want to put some Dragon type Pokemon in your deck.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Altaria from the Roaring Skies set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of the first of two Bagon cards, which are from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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