Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Swellow from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set. This is the second Swellow card I've reviewed from this set. Swellow is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. This Swellow card has an Ancient Trait called Plus that says if Taillow knocks out a Pokemon, you get to take an additional prize card. Besides the Ancient Trait, this card has two moves. The first move that this card has is called Peck, for two colorless energy cards this move does 30 damage. Swellow's second move is called Wing Attack and for three colorless energy cards the move does 50 damage.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Swellow is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Taillow into play (I reviewed Taillow from this set two days ago) and then evolve Taillow into Swellow, there are actually two Swellow cards from this set and I'll be comparing the two at the end of this paragraph. If you read my review of Taillow, you'll know that I thought that card was a below average Basic Pokemon card, it had a low HP, and the only move it had was a coin flip based move, meaning it could do above average damage every single turn or do no damage at all, so I recommended looking elsewhere for a Basic Pokemon card to use in your deck. So knowing this about Taillow and looking at this specific Swellow card, I really like Swellow's Ancient Trait and if you can knock out an EX card with this card you can take three prize cards at once, that is half way to winning the game. Comparing this card to yesterday's Swellow card, yesterday's card can do way more damage, 90 compared to 50, but you just have to take into account if you think you can utilize this card's Ancient Trait or not. I personally would try and build a whole deck that included Pokemon that had the Plus Ancient trait, but if you're a beginner, I would recommend yesterday's Swellow card more.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is an average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Roaring Skies set. This card has an average HP and low retreat cost, but compared to yesterday's Swellow card does less damage, but the Ancient Trait on this card makes up for it, so both cards are equal in my opinion, meaning that combined with Taillow from this set I am still giving both cards a 2 out of 5 rating.
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