Saturday, February 28, 2015

Lombre -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Lombre Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Lombre from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card set.  Lombre is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Lombre does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Hook, for one grass energy card this move does 20 damage.  Lombre's second move is called Beat, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Lombre is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Lotad into play (I reviewed Lotad from this set yesterday) and then evolve Lotad into Lombre.  Lombre does have a stage 2 evolution in Ludicolo that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed those cards yet, there are two of them, the strategy below will act like Lombre is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review of Lotad, you'll know that I thought that card was a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card, mainly because the only move it had required two energy cards to use instead of one, but overall it was still a pretty decent card.  So knowing this about Lotad and looking at this Lombre card, if you're building a grass type deck, I would definitely recommend considering a 1-1 line of these two Pokemon.  Both Pokemon have good moves, and don't require many energy cards to attack.  So ideally, I would get Lotad in the active Pokemon spot to start the game, wait a turn without attacking to get two energy cards on Lotad and either use its move that does 20 damage or evolve it into Lombre and use Beat every turn doing 30 damage.  These two Pokemon aren't very flashy, but if you need some more Pokemon in your deck, that can attack fairly quickly, and do solid damage, I would recommend these two cards.

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 Primal Clash set.  The only thing I dislike about this card is its low HP, other than that, this card has two solid moves, both doing above average damage.  Combined with Lotad from this set, I would give both a 3 out of 5 rating, I did give Lotad a 2 rating, so Lombre pulls this line up, rating wise.

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Lotad -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Lotad Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Lotad from the Primal Clash set.  Lotad is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Lotad does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Beat, for two colorless energy cards this move does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Lotad is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Lombre and a stage 2 evolution in Ludicolo, which I'll be reviewing the next two days, you'll more than likely want to use those cards with this Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed those cards yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolutions.  So on its own, this card could be used in a deck, since it requires any type of energy cards you want to use.  But because it can't attack for only one energy card and it only does have the one move, I wouldn't strongly recommend using this card in a deck.  If you do decide to use this card in a deck, only use one or two, and try and get Lotad into the active Pokemon spot to start the game, put two energy cards on it, and use Beat every turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  There really isn't anything below average on this card, it has a solid HP, low retreat cost, and one average move, but because this card is quite limited in what it can do, and it requires two energy cards to attack, I docked it a point and gave it a 2 out of 5 rating.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Sceptile 9/160 -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Sceptile 9/160 Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Sceptile from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second consecutive Sceptile card I have reviewed from this set.  This Sceptile is a stage 2, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  This is the first card I have reviewed from this set to have an Ancient Trait on it, this one is a Barrier and says that whenever your opponent uses a Trainer card, all effects of an attack on Sceptile are prevented.  Besides the Ancient Trait, Sceptile has two moves.  The first move that it has is called Leaf Blade, this move requires one grass energy card and does 30 damage plus 30 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin.  Sceptile's second move is called Power Poison, this move requires three energy cards, two grass and one colorless, and does 120 damage, plus it poisons the defending Pokemon, however you do have to discard one energy card attached to this Pokemon when using this move.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Sceptile is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Treecko into play and then evolve it into Grovyle before you can evolve Grovyle into Sceptile, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last couple of days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought Treecko was an average Basic Pokemon card with an average HP, low retreat cost, and a pretty good move, but it was just limited in what it could do, then when I reviewed Grovyle, I wasn't that impressed with it, the card did have two moves, but neither move was that great.  The Sceptile card that I reviewed yesterday was very good and I gave it a great rating, its Ability was awesome allowing you to attach a grass energy card to one of your Pokemon each turn and healing that Pokemon you attached it to, plus it could do above average damage for only three energy cards.  So knowing this about those three cards and looking at this Sceptile card, I like this Sceptile card better than yesterday's, but I would recommend combining both and building a deck around these two cards.  I would set up both Sceptile cards on the bench and then move this Sceptile card into the active Pokemon spot first.  Then I would use Power Poison every turn the defending Pokemon wouldn't be knocked out by 30 damage.  Since Power Poison discards an energy card each turn, I would then use the other Sceptile's Ability to move a grass energy card from my hand onto the active Sceptile.  Besides Power Poison, Leaf Blade is a pretty dominate move if you get a heads when you flip a coin, so it may be worth attaching Trick Coin to this card.  Plus I haven't even talked about the Barrier it has, meaning if your opponent uses a lot of Trainer cards in their deck, and you have this Sceptile card in the active Pokemon spot, they won't be able to attack for many turns.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a very powerful, Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  I sure hope all Ancient Trait cards are like this Sceptile card, because this one is very dominant.  It has a great HP, lower retreat cost, and two awesome moves, both doing above average damage.  So if you're thinking about building a grass type deck, I would highly recommend using this Pokemon family from the Primal Clash set, I would use a 4-2-2 line of this family with 1 each of the Sceptile cards I've reviewed the past two days.  Overall, I would give this entire line a 4 out of 5 rating.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Sceptile 8/160 - Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Sceptile 8/160 Primal Clash
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Sceptile from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two consecutive Sceptile cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Sceptile is a stage 2, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Sceptile's Ability is called Nurture and Heal and says that once per turn you may attach a grass energy card from your hand to one of your benched Pokemon, if you do this, heal 30 damage from that Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, Sceptile just has one move called Jungle Edge, this move requires three energy cards to use, two colorless and one grass, and does 70 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Sceptile is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Treecko into play and then evolve it into Grovyle before you can evolve Grovyle into Sceptile, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last couple of days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought Treecko was an average Basic Pokemon card with an average HP, low retreat cost, and a pretty good move, but it was just limited in what it could do, then when I reviewed Grovyle, I wasn't that impressed with it, the card did have two moves, but neither move was that great.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line, and also knowing that there is another Sceptile card in this set.  So looking at this Sceptile card specifically, I would highly recommend using it in a grass type deck.  I would include a minimal amount of the first two Pokemon in this line, and include 2 maximum of this Sceptile card.  The main reason I would recommend using this Sceptile card is for its Ability, you could keep this card on the bench and not only be able to attach two energy cards per turn using its Ability, but any time you use it to attach a grass type energy card to your Pokemon it heals 30 damage.  So if I were building a deck with this card in it, I would make sure and have a lot of Pokemon that can retreat for free or use several Switch trainer cards.  With this Sceptile card in your deck, you could also use Pokemon that attack not only the opponent's Pokemon but yours as well.  Like I said, I would keep this card in the bench for most of the game, but if you do want to attack with this card, put three energy cards on it, and use Jungle Edge every turn, it does above average damage.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set and a card that should really be included in every grass type deck out there, not only to do some major damage each turn, but to set up your Pokemon faster and to heal them when they get damaged.  So you can't go wrong by using this card in your deck, however when taking a look at this entire line, I can only give it a 4 out of 5 rating since I gave Treecko a 3 and Grovyle a 2 rating.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Grovyle -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Grovyle Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Grovyle from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card set.  Grovyle is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Grovyle does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Pound, for one grass energy card this move does 20 damage.  Grovyle's second move is called Agility, and for three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, this move does 40 damage, plus if you get a heads when flipping a coin, all effects on an attack from your opponent during their next turn are prevented.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Grovyle is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Treecko into play (I reviewed Treecko from this set yesterday) and then evolve Treecko into Grovyle.  Grovyle does have a stage 2 evolution in Sceptile that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed those cards yet, there are two of them, the strategy below will act like Grovyle is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review of Treecko, you'll know that I thought that card was an average Basic Pokemon card, it had an average HP, and one quick move that could do above average damage.  The card wast just limited in what it could do since it only had the one move.  So knowing this about Treecko and looking at this Grovyle card, if you are using Treecko in a deck, it may make some sense to include one Grovyle card in your deck as well since it does the same amount of damage for the same amount of energy cards but has more HP.  But more than likely you'll either just want to use Treecko in your deck, or use the entire Pokemon family.  I say this because even though Grovyle can do more damage than Treecko, I am not a huge fan of Agility since it does well below average damage and even if you do get a heads once in awhile when using the move, if you're facing a strong Pokemon, one move attacking Grovyle should knock it out since it has such a low HP.  So if you're building a grass type deck, this card is worth a look, but I would recommend against using this card in a deck without using Sceptile.

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 Primal Clash set.  Even though I am giving this card a below average rating, there are still some positives on this card, like it has two moves, the first doing a fair amount of damage for only one energy card, and the second possibly preventing all damage from your opponent's attack, and it also has a low retreat cost, however this card has too low of an HP for me to like very much, and Agility isn't that great of move in my opinion.  So after reviewing both Treecko and Grovyle from this set, I would give both a combined rating of 2 out of 5.

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Treecko -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Treecko Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Treecko from the Primal Clash set.  Treecko is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Treecko does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Quick Attack, this move requires one grass energy card to use and does 10 damage, plus 10 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Treecko is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Grovyle and a stage 2 evolution in Sceptile, which I'll be reviewing the next two days, you'll more than likely want to use those cards with this Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed those cards yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolutions.  So on its own, this card could be used on its own since it has an average HP, low retreat cost, and one average move.  The only thing you'll have to prepare for if you want to use this card in your deck, is for it to be extremely limited.  You could always attach a Trick Coin tool to this card and have a better chance at doing 20 damage a turn with Quick Attack, but either way, I would want to start the game with this card in the active Pokemon spot and not use it at all late in the game, because of this, I would only include one maximum of this card in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very average Basic Pokemon card from the Primal Clash that is good overall but just is limited in what it can do.  So if you're building a grass type deck and are looking for a Basic, starter type Pokemon, that has the potential to do a good amount of damage for only one energy card, this card is worth a look, but if you need something powerful, look elsewhere.

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Tangrowth -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Tangrowth Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Tangrowth from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Tangrowth is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Tangrowth does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Mega Drain, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, and does 50 damage, plus it heals 20 damage from Tangrowth.  Tangrowth's second move is called Grass Knot, this move requires four energy cards, two each of colorless and grass, and does 80 damage plus 10 more damage for each colorless energy in your opponent's retreat cost.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Tangrowth is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Tangela into play (I reviewed Tangela from this set yesterday) and then evolve Tangela into Tangrowth.  If you read yesterday's review of Tangela, you'll know that I thought that card was a below average Basic Pokemon card, it had a good HP, and one good move, but its retreat cost was a little high and both moves that it did have required at least two energy cards to use.  So knowing this about Tangela and looking at this Tangrowth card, if you want to use this line in your deck, I would highly recommend only using a 1-1 line of these two Pokemon and setting them both up on the bench, since both have high retreat costs.  I would then make sure and get four energy cards on Tangrowth before moving it to the active Pokemon spot, and also to make sure that you will be knocking out the defending Pokemon in a turn or two with Grass Knot before moving it to the active Pokemon spot because you'll have to give up four energy cards to retreat Tangrowth.  I am not a big fan of Mega Drain, I would only use it to restore HP whenever the defending Pokemon can be knocked out with 50 damage or less.  This line isn't that great in my opinion, but if you include a couple of Switch trainer cards in your deck, this card and line will seem that much better.

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 Primal Clash set.  Besides having an extremely high retreat cost, this card is pretty average, as long as you have time to set this card up, it can do major damage to your opponent's Pokemon and heal itself along the way.  So if you're building a grass type deck, and looking for a solid, but not spectacular Pokemon line to use, I would recommend taking a look at this line, which I would give a combined 3 out of 5 rating.

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Tangela -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Tangela Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Tangela from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Tangela is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Tangela does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  Its first move is called Absorb, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of colorless and grass, and does 20 damage, plus it heals 20 damage from Tangela.  Tangela's second move is called Vine Whip.  This move requires three energy cards to use, two grass and one colorless, and does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Tangela is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Tangrowth, 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, unless you really need one more Basic grass type Pokemon card in your deck, I would not recommend using this card.  Tangela does have a first good move which I would recommend using if you use this card in your deck.  I wouldn't recommend using this card because it is slow to attack and Vine Whip is a very poor move damage wise, doing much less damage than most Pokemon cards can do for 3 energy cards.  When I review Tangrowth tomorrow, if that card is good, this card would definitely be worthy to use with it.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Tangrowth, this card is a below average Basic Pokemon card.  This card does have a good HP, and one good move, but overall it isn't that great, since Vine Whip is a very poor move, it has a higher retreat cost, and is slow to attack.  So like I said previously, unless you're looking for one more grass type Basic Pokemon card, stay away from this card.

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Beedrill -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Beedrill Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Beedrill from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Beedrill is a stage 2, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 120.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a free retreat cost.  Beedrill does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Allergic Shock, this move requires one grass energy card and says that during your next turn, if you do damage to the defending Pokemon, that Pokemon is knocked out.  Beedrill's second move is called Twineedle, this move requires two grass energy cards to use and does 50 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip two coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Beedrill is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Weedle into play and then evolve it into Kakuna before you can evolve Kakuna into Beedrill, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last couple of days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that neither Pokemon is that great in this set, I actually gave Weedle only a 1 rating because it had a low HP, and a really poor move, and gave Kakuna a 2 rating, because like Weedle it had a low HP, but Kakuna did have one decent move, but had a terribly high retreat cost.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this family and looking at this Beedrill card, if you want to use this Pokemon family in a deck, only use a 1-1-1 line of these three Pokemon.  Set up the entire line on the bench and when you get Beedrill set up, it only needs two energy cards, I would highly recommend moving this card in and out of the active Pokemon spot, using Allergic Shock every time you move Beedrill into the active Pokemon spot.  Basically any time you can't knock out the defending Pokemon in two turns or less with your current active Pokemon, switch out your active Pokemon, hopefully for free or only one energy card, move Beedrill to the active Pokemon spot, use Allergic Shock, wait for your opponent to attack, then during your next turn, retreat Beedrill for free, and put a Pokemon in the active Pokemon spot that for sure does damage, no matter how much damage that Pokemon does, it will knock out the defending Pokemon.  So I would recommend building a deck with many Pokemon in it that have free retreat costs.  You could always try and do 100 damage with Beedrill's second move, but if you can retreat Beedrill for free, I wouldn't risk using a coin flip based move and end up doing zero damage.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  The only thing that isn't that great about this card is that it has a low HP, but since it does have a free retreat cost, hopefully this isn't too much of an issue.  Other than that, I really like Beedrill's Allergic Shock move, and think it can be a game changer when battling, and if you use a Trick Coin tool on Beedrill when using Twineedle, you can also do some major damage with this card.  However, I can only give this entire line a 2 out of 5 rating, combined this entire line just isn't that great and you're going to have to consider that when deciding whether to use Beedrill in your deck or not.

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Kakuna -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Kakuna Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Kakuna from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card set.  Kakuna is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Kakuna does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Bug Bite which does 20 damage for one grass energy card.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Kakuna is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Weedle into play (I reviewed Weedle from this set yesterday) and then evolve Weedle into Kakuna.  Kakuna does have a stage 2 evolution in Beedrill that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed that card yet, the strategy below will act like Kakuna is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review of Weedle, you'll know that I thought that card was an extremely poor Basic Pokemon card, not only could it do no damage at all, it had a low HP, and the only move it had was to be able to put more Weedle cards into play.  So knowing this about Weedle and looking at this Kakuna card, you could potentially use a 1-1 line of Weedle and Kakuna in a deck if you can quickly evolve Weedle into Kakuna, that way you could do 20 damage a turn for only one energy card.  However, because Weedle is so bad from this set, I cannot really recommend using the first two Pokemon in this line together without considering Beedrill.

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 Primal Clash set.  Even though this card has a good move, that is quick and does above average damage for the amount of energy cards it requires, I am still giving this card a below average rating because Kakuna has a lower HP, really high retreat cost, and is limited in what it can do.  So together with Weedle from this set, I can only give these two cards a 1 rating, stay away from them at all costs.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Weedle -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Weedle Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Weedle from the Primal Clash set.  This is the first card that I'll be reviewing from the Primal Clash set.  Weedle is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Weedle does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Multiply, this move requires one grass energy card to use and it allows you to search your deck for a Weedle and put it onto your bench.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Weedle is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Kakuna and a stage 2 evolution in Beedrill, which I'll be reviewing the next two days, you'll more than likely want to use those cards with this Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed those cards yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolutions.  So on its own, I would avoid this card at all costs.  Not only can this card not do any damage, but the only move that this card has is to put more very poor Weedle cards into play.  So not only can I not recommend using one Weedle card in a deck, but I can highly recommend not using more than one Weedle card in a deck just to use Multiply.  Hopefully the evolutions of Weedle are much better, because the first card in the Primal Clash set is very poor.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a miserable and very poor Basic Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set, and hopefully the worst card in the set.  Not only does this card have a below average HP, but the only move this card has is suffocating at best, not being able to do any damage, and only putting more Weedle cards into play.  So stay away from this card at all costs.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Furfrou -- Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Review

Furfrou Phantom Forces Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Furfrou from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Set.  Furfrou is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 90, it has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Furfrou does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Tight Jaw, for two colorless energy cards this move does 20 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin the defending Pokemon is paralyzed.  Furfrou's second move is called Sharp Fang, this move requires three colorless energy cards to use and does 50 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Furfrou 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, I would not recommend using this card in a deck, mainly because Furfrou is fairly slow on the attack and neither move it has is that great.  If you do choose to use this card in a deck, you can fit it into any type deck since it can use any energy cards you like.  I would try to get this card into the active Pokemon spot early in the game so you can do 20 damage or 50 damage a turn with either of Furfrou's moves.  Later on in the game, it may make more sense to do only 20 damage if you can paralyze the defending Pokemon and make them unable to attack Furfrou during their next turn.  Again, though, I would not 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 Basic Pokemon card from the Phantom Forces set.  This card does have a good HP, low retreat cost, and two moves, but overall it just isn't that great of a card to use in a deck.  Both of the moves this card has are below average, and I think it would hurt your deck more to use this card in it, than it would to leave it out.

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Fletchling -- Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Review

Fletchling Phantom Forces Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Fletchling from the Phantom Forces set. Fletchling is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Fletchling does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Peck, for one colorless energy card this move does 10 damage.  Fletchling's second move is called Quick Attack, for two colorless energy cards this move does 10 damage, plus if you get a heads it does 20 more damage, for a possible total of 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Fletchling is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Fletchinder and a stage 2 evolution in Talonflame, which I've reviewed in the past since both Pokemon are fire type, I would recommend you go and read the reviews I have written for those two Pokemon.  To summarize, I thought Fletchinder was a bit below average because even though it had two good moves, its HP was a little low, but I did give Talonflame an above average, it had two excellent moves overall, but again had a little lower HP, but I still recommended the line favorably.  So this post is just going to assume I hadn't reviewed those two Pokemon yet and consider Fletchling on its own.  So on its own, if you really need one more Basic Pokemon card in your deck this card could definitely be used because it can attack quickly and it can do a fair amount of damage, if you're lucky, for only two energy cards.  This card runs into the same problem as the other two Pokemon in this line in that its HP is a bit too low, thus making me a little more weary of using the card in a deck on its own, but it would be a fine start to using this entire line if you choose to do that.

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 Phantom Forces set.  Other than having a bit lower HP than desired, this card is pretty good, since it can fit into any deck, can do 10 damage right away for only one energy card, and can do up to 30 damage with Quick Attack for only two energy cards.  So this card is definitely worth a look when building a deck.

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Diggersby -- Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Review

Diggersby Phantom Forces Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Diggersby from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Set.  Diggersby is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Diggersby does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Smithereen Smash, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 30 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin, your opponent must discard an energy card attached to their active Pokemon.  Diggersby's second move is called Earthquake, for three colorless energy cards, this move does 80 damage, however it does do 10 damage to each of your own benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Diggersby is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Bunnelby into play (I reviewed Bunnelby from this set yesterday) and then evolve Bunnelby into Diggersby.  If you read yesterday's review of Bunnelby, you'll know that I thought that card was a below average Basic Pokemon card, mainly because it was limited in what it could do, with it only being able to do 10 damage per turn, or if you wanted to put three energy cards on it, it could do a very poor 30 damage.  So knowing this about Bunnelby and looking at this Diggersby card, this line of Pokemon wouldn't be a bad line to include into any type deck if you use a 1-1 line.  You could get Bunnelby into the active Pokemon spot to start the game, do 10 damage right away, then quickly evolve Bunnelby into Diggersby, using Smithereen Smash the first time, or any time 30 damage will knock out the defending Pokemon, and Earthquake after that.  If you do use Earthquake quite a bit, you'll want to make sure to figure out a way to quickly remove damage from your benched Pokemon, and I know some Pokemon cards in the Primal Clash set will do this for you.

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 Phantom Forces set.  This card does have an above average HP, and two moves, but both are pretty average unless you can quickly remove damage from your benched Pokemon, if you can do this, I would give Diggersby a 4 rating.  However, together with Bunnelby from this set, I think both cards are average, and would definitely recommend considering these two cards when building a deck.

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Bunnelby -- Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Review

Bunnelby Phantom Forces Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Bunnelby from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Set.  Bunnelby is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Bunnelby does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  Its first move is called Tackle, this move requires one colorless energy card and does 10 damage.  Bunnelby's second move is called Mud Shot, this move requires three colorless energy cards and does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Bunnelby is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Diggersby, 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 wouldn't recommend using this card in a deck, just because it is limited in what I would want to do with it.  I could definitely see myself using this card if its first move stayed the same, but Mud Shot required two energy cards instead of three, but since it does require three, and I'm not using this card with Diggersby, I would never want to put three energy cards on this card only to do 30 damage.  So I would not recommend using this card, but if you choose to use it, just put one energy on this card and use Tackle every turn, don't waste your energy to do only 30 damage a turn, when many Pokemon out there can do 60 or more damage for only three energy cards.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Diggersby, this card is a below average Basic Pokemon card.  Everything is actually pretty average on this card, its HP, its low retreat cost, and its two moves, but Mud Shot just seems like it will never be used on this card because of its high attack cost, so that is why I am giving this card a below average rating.

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Regigigas -- Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Review

Regigigas Phantom Forces Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Regigigas from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Set.  Regigigas is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 130, it has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Regigigas does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Daunt, for three colorless energy cards this move does 80 damage, plus any damage done by your opponent during their next turn is reduced by 40.  Regigigas's second move is called Heavy Impact, this move requires four colorless energy cards and does 100 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Regigigas 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, if you're looking to add major power to your deck, look no further than this Regigigas card.  Do not use more than one of these however, since the card has massively high costs to attack and to retreat.  So you'll want to set this card up on your bench and get four energy cards on it, then when in the active Pokemon spot, use Heavy Impact the turns where you can knock the defending Pokemon out by doing 100 damage, the other turns, where 100 damage won't knock the defending Pokemon out, use Daunt so that the defending Pokemon's attack is reduced by 40, and Regigigas can last another turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an above average Basic Pokemon card from the Phantom Forces set.  This card has two great moves in my opinion that both can do major damage.  The only things holding this card back from a 5 rating is its very high retreat cost, and the fact the quickest move Regigigas has requires three energy cards, so this card definitely takes a while to set up.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Exploud -- Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Review

Exploud Phantom Forces Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Exploud from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Set.  Exploud is a stage 2, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Exploud does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Boomburst, for two colorless energy cards this move does 20 damage to each of your opponent's Pokemon.  Exploud's second move is called Hyper Voice, this move does 90 damage for four colorless energy cards.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Exploud is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Whismur into play and then evolve it into Loudred before you can evolve Loudred into Exploud, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last couple of days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that Whismur was a very poor card only being able to confuse the defending Pokemon, while also confusing itself, but I did like Loudred quite a bit since its main attack could do 30 damage plus 30 more damage for each energy card your opponent's active Pokemon had on it.  So knowing this about Whismur and Loudred and looking at this Exploud card, I would definitely recommend using this entire Pokemon line if you're looking to add some power to your deck late in the game.  Like I mentioned in yesterday's post, you'll want to set up Loudred on the bench and get three energy cards on it, you could then move it to the active Pokemon spot when the defending Pokemon has at least 3 energy cards on it, then when you knock out that Pokemon, if the Pokemon your opponent puts in has less than 3 energy cards on it, evolve Loudred into Exploud and either spread damage around with Boomburst, or knock it out with Hyper Voice.  So this line of Pokemon could easily be used in either a spread damage type deck, or just to add some power to one.  Because Whismur is very poor, I wouldn't use more than a 1-1-1 line of this Pokemon family.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Phantom Forces set.  First off I like how this card fits into any deck since it is a colorless type card, and that both moves on this card can do a fair amount of damage.  The only thing on this card I'm not a fan of is its retreat cost, but it is still less than the amount of energy required to do Hyper Voice.  Altogether, I would give the line of Whismur, which I gave a 1 rating, Loudred, and Exploud a 4 out of 5 rating, Loudred and Exploud make this line very good, and it should definitely be considered when building any type deck.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Loudred -- Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Review

Loudred Phantom Forces Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Loudred from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card set.  Loudred is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Loudred does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Pound, for two colorless energy cards this move does 30 damage.  Loudred's second move is called Energy Press, this move requires three colorless energy cards to use and does 30 damage plus 30 more damage for each energy card attached to the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Loudred is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Whismur into play (I reviewed Whismur from this set yesterday) and then evolve Whismur into Loudred.  Loudred does have a stage 2 evolution in Exploud that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed that card yet, the strategy below will act like Loudred is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review of Whismur, you'll know that I thought that card was very poor, mainly due to the fact it didn't have an attack that did any damage, the only move it did have confused both Whismur and the defending Pokemon.  So knowing this about Whismur and looking at this Loudred card, I would definitely consider using this card in a deck because of Energy Press, but because Whismur is so bad, I would have no problem setting up this line on the bench, thus having the need to only use a 1-1 line of Whismur and Loudred in any type deck.  The reason I would recommend setting Loudred up on the bench would be for one to get three energy cards on it, and for two, letting your opponent get their Pokemon set up, so if they have a really powerful Pokemon in play, let's say a Pokemon that uses four energy cards to attack, as long as it can't do more than 80 damage in one turn, I would move Loudred into the active Pokemon spot and use Energy Press, being able to do 150 damage a turn and more than likely knocking out most Stage 2 Pokemon in one turn.  The only time I would use Pound is if I didn't have enough energy cards to use Energy Press.  So not only can Energy Press do major damage, but it could also prevent your opponent from putting too many energy cards on their Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Phantom Forces set.  I am basing this solely on its Energy Press move as this move can do major damage for not that many energy cards.  Other than that move, this card is pretty average, with its HP, retreat cost, and other move.  So together with Whismur, which only received a 1 rating from me, I am giving these two Pokemon combined a 3 rating, as long as you don't have to use Whismur, this line in fine to use in a deck.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Whismur -- Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Review

Whismur Phantom Forces Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Whismur from the Phantom Forces set. Whismur is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Whismur does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that it has is called Screaming Fit, for one colorless energy card this move confuses both Whismur and the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Whismur is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Loudred and a stage 2 evolution in Exploud, which I'll be reviewing the next two days, you'll more than likely want to use those cards with this Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed those cards yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolutions.  So on its own, I would highly recommend avoiding this card at all costs.  Not only can this card do no damage at all, the only move it does has, confuses Whismur, and if you don't plan on evolving Whismur into Loudred there is no reason to use Whismur at all since it cannot attack.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very poor Basic Pokemon card from the Phantom Forces set.  This is probably one of the worst cards from the Phantom Forces set if you're looking for a Basic Pokemon card to use in your deck.  Not only can this card do no damage at all, but it confuses itself in the process.  The only caveat with this card is that even though Whismur is confuses, it is not like one of its moves will backfire when using it, since it doesn't have a move that does any damage.  But again, avoid this card, and do not use this card in your deck.

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Monday, February 9, 2015

Girafarig -- Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Review

Girafarig Phantom Forces Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Girafarig from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Set.  Girafarig is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 90, it has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Girafarig does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move that this card has is called Tackle, for two colorless energy cards this move does 20 damage.  Girafarig's second move is called Psybite, for three colorless energy cards, this move does 50 damage plus 30 more damage if this card has any psychic energy attached to it.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Girafarig 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, if you want to use this card in a deck, make sure to use it in a Psychic type deck so you can do 80 damage a turn with Psybite.  Other than that, this card is pretty good as a starter type Pokemon, it is just a little slow, but with a high HP, you can make up for that slowness.  So I could see myself using 1 or 2 of these in a psychic type deck as a starter type Pokemon, either getting this card into the active Pokemon spot right away, doing Tackle First then Psybite after, or setting up Girafarig on the bench and then getting three energy cards on it before moving it to the active Pokemon spot.  Even though this card can do 80 damage a turn for three energy cards, it won't cost you that much to retreat it, so don't be afraid to use it later in the game too.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average to slightly above average Basic Pokemon card from the Phantom Forces set.  Other than being a bit slow to attack, this card has all positives on it, it has a high HP, low retreat cost, and two average to above average moves.  So if you're looking for a very strong Basic Pokemon card to use in your deck, I would definitely consider using this one, especially if you're building a Psychic type deck.

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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Blissey -- Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Review

Blissey Phantom Forces Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Blissey from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Set.  Blissey is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Blissey does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Tender Vengeance, this move requires three colorless energy cards and does 10 damage times the number of damage counters on each of your benched Pokemon.  Blissey's second move is called Charge Dash, this move requires four colorless energy cards and does 60 damage plus 20 more damage if you choose to do 20 damage to Blissey.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Blissey is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Chansey into play (I reviewed Chansey from this set yesterday) and then evolve Chansey into Blissey.  If you read yesterday's review of Chansey, you'll know that I thought that card was a very poor Basic Pokemon card, the main two reasons being it was very slow on the attack and the only move that could do damage on the card, may not be able to do damage at all if you don't have 7 cards in your hand.  So knowing this about Chansey and looking at this Blissey card, I would possibly include a 1-1 line of Chansey and Blissey in a deck if the deck had a lot of Pokemon that had low retreat costs or free retreat costs, that way, I could set up Blissey on the bench, get three energy cards on it, then use most of my other Pokemon first in the active Pokemon spot, retreat them for free when they are almost knocked out, then put Blissey into the active Pokemon spot and use Tender Vengeance every turn.  That would be the only scenario where I would use this line in a deck otherwise I would avoid it altogether.

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 Phantom Forces set.  This card does have a high HP, and two decent moves that can potentially do major damage, but this card, just like Chansey is extremely slow, and both moves are below average if one you don't have a lot of damage on your benched Pokemon, or two don't want to do damage to Blissey.  So together with Chansey from this set, which I gave a 1 rating, I can only give these two cards a 2 out of 5 rating, I would avoid them almost always when building a deck.

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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Chansey -- Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Review

Chansey Phantom Forces Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Chansey from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Set.  Chansey is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Chansey does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  Its first move is called Nap, this move requires one colorless energy card and heals 30 damage from Chansey.  Chansey's second move is called Lucky Punch, this move requires three colorless energy cards and does 100 damage if you have exactly 7 cards in your hand.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Chansey is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Blissey, 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.  Even though this card has a good HP, and made even better by its first move, and this card can do 100 damage per turn, I would not recommend using it.  The main reason being that this card may end up doing zero damage for you if you don't have exactly the right amount of cards in your hand, and its retreat cost is high, so if you're using it without Blissey, you may end up wasting all of the energy you put on Chansey to retreat it.  If you do want to use this card in a deck because you think you can easily get 7 cards in your hand, with trainer cards, etc, then I would get three energy cards on Chansey on the bench and when in the active Pokemon spot use Lucky Punch every turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Blissey, this card is a well below average Basic Pokemon card.  This card has a lot of positives that I mentioned in the previous section, like a high powered move, and good HP, but this card is just too slow, has too high of a retreat cost, and is too risky in my opinion to warrant use in a deck at all. so use this Chansey card at your own risk.

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Friday, February 6, 2015

Fearow -- Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Review

Fearow Phantom Forces Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Fearow from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Set.  Fearow 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.  Fearow does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Fly, for two colorless energy cards this move does 40 damage, however you must flip a coin when using this move, if you get a heads all effects of an attack by your opponent during their next turn are prevented, if you get a tails, Fly does nothing at all.  Fearow's second move is called Drill Peck and does 60 damage for three colorless energy cards.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Fearow is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Spearow into play (I reviewed Spearow from this set yesterday) and then evolve Spearow into Fearow.  If you read yesterday's review of Spearow, you'll know that I thought that card was an average Basic Pokemon card that would move to above average if used in a spread damage type deck since the only move it had could do 10 damage for one colorless energy card, but it made the opponent switch out their active Pokemon every turn.  So knowing this about Spearow and looking at this Fearow card, I would just stick with putting one Spearow card in a spread damage type deck and not using Fearow at all.  I say this because not only Fearow not contribute to the spread damage style of Spearow, but neither move it has is that great and you for sure have to put three energy cards on Fearow to make sure and do some damage.  So I would not recommend using Fearow at all.  If you do choose to use Fearow in a deck, I wouldn't use more than a 1-1 line, and I would try and get Spearow into the active Pokemon spot early to spread damage around, then possibly retreat it, evolve it into Fearow on the bench, get three energy cards on it, then use Drill Peck every turn.  I am not a big fan of coin flip based moves, so I would avoid Fly.

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 Phantom Forces set.  Despite having an average HP, low retreat cost, and two moves, I am still giving this card a below average rating, mainly because of its two average to below average moves.  I just want something more than this when using a Stage 1 card in my deck.  So together with Spearow from this set, I can't give these two cards higher than a 2 rating.

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Spearow -- Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Review

Spearow Phantom Forces Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Spearow from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Set.  Spearow is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Spearow does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that it has is called Whirlwind, this move requires one colorless energy card and does 10 damage, plus your opponent must switch their active Pokemon with one of their benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Spearow is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Fearow, 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 could definitely see using this card in a deck if I were to build a spread damage type deck.  I would try and get this Spearow card into the active Pokemon spot to start the game, and then get 10 damage on as many Pokemon as I could, so then I could put in a card from my deck later in the game that does let's say 40 more damage if the defending Pokemon has damage on it already, and this Spearow card should do that for us perfectly.  Outside of a spread damage type deck, this card still could be used, since it has an average HP, and a quick move, but I would not recommend using it as much.  At most, I would use one of these in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Fearow, this card is an average Basic Pokemon card from the Phantom Forces set, that would get a slight bump in rating if you're using it in a spread damage type deck.  There really isn't anything to complain about on this card except for that it is limited in what it can do.  It has an average HP, average retreat cost, and a quick, but pretty average move.  So again, if you're building a spread damage type deck, I would give this card a hard look, otherwise, you can probably skip over the thought.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Goodra -- Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Review

Goodra Phantom Forces Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Goodra from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Set.  Goodra is a stage 2, dragon type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to fairy type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Goodra's Ability is called Slip Trip, and it makes it so neither player can attach a Pokemon Tool card from their hand to one of their Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, Goodra just has one move called Dragon Pulse, this card requires four energy cards to use, two colorless and one each of water and fairy.  This move does 130 damage every turn, but it does force you to discard the top card of your deck when using.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Goodra is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Goomy into play and then evolve it into Sliggoo before you can evolve Sliggoo into Goodra, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last couple of days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought both cards were well below average Pokemon cards.  Both had below average HP, could not do damage very quickly, and in Sliggoo's case, had a very high retreat cost.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at Goodra, since Goodra is very powerful on the attack, if you're building a dual type deck of water and fairy type Pokemon, I would definitely consider using a 1-1-1 line of this Pokemon family.  That way you could set up the entire line on the bench, get four energy cards on Goodra and then move it to the active Pokemon spot to use Dragon Pulse every turn.  Using only one each of the first two Pokemon in this line, will minimize the chances of you having to actually use those Pokemon in the active Pokemon spot.  If you plan on using Goodra for quite awhile, which you should, try and find a way to move cards from your discard pile back to your deck, making Dragon Pulse that much better of a move if you don't have to technically discard anything each turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average, Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Phantom Forces set, that is similar to the Hydreigon card I reviewed a couple of days ago, but just not as good.  I like how this card's attack is extremely strong and can be used every turn, however, this card's Ability isn't that great, especially if you like to use Tool cards in your deck, you can't really use the Ability.  Together with Goomy and Sliggoo from this set, I wouldn't highly recommend them, I would only give them a 2 out of 5 combined rating.  Both Goomy and Sliggoo are that poor, that I would really give it some thought if I wanted to use Goodra in a deck.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Sliggoo -- Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Review

Sliggoo Phantom Forces Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Sliggoo from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card set.  Sliggoo 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 three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Sliggoo does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Gooey, for one colorless energy card this move heals 30 damage from Sliggoo.  Its second move is called Gentle Slap, and for three energy cards, one each of water, fairy, and colorless, this move does 40 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Sliggoo is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Goomy into play (I reviewed Goomy from this set yesterday) and then evolve Goomy into Sliggoo.  Sliggoo does have a stage 2 evolution in Goodra that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed that card yet, the strategy below will act like Sliggoo is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review of Goomy, you'll know that I though that card was a below average Basic Pokemon card.  Even though it had two moves, the only move it could attack with required two energy cards, and it had a lower HP.  So knowing this about Goomy and looking at this Sliggoo card, this Sliggoo card is almost the exact same as Goomy, just a little bit better moves because it is a Stage 1 card.  This card has a move that can heal damage from Sliggoo just like Goomy, and then another move that requires a bit more energy that can do some damage.  Because these cards are so similar and I did not like Goomy at all, I definitely don't like Sliggoo from this set and would not recommend using the first two Pokemon in this line at all, without Goodra.  If you do want to use this line in your deck, don't use more than a 1-1 line of the two Pokemon, and get these cards into the active Pokemon spot early because they have a low HP, but can heal themselves.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a well below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Phantom Forces set.  Just like the previous Stage 1 dragon type card I reviewed from this set, this card is very poor.  Besides having a low HP, and a very high retreat cost, neither move that this card is that good, and neither move warrants even consideration in using in a deck.  So combined with Goomy from this set which I gave a 2 rating, they would get a 1 rating combined, stay away from these two cards if you can.

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Goomy -- Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Review

Goomy Phantom Forces Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Goomy from the Phantom Forces set. Goomy is a basic, dragon type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to fairy type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Goomy does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Gooey, this move heals 10 damage from Goomy, for one colorless energy card.  Goomy's second move is called Tackle, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of fairy and water, and does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Goomy is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Sliggoo and a stage 2 evolution in Goodra, which I'll be reviewing the next two days, you'll more than likely want to use those cards with this Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed those cards yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolutions.  So on its own, I would not recommend using this card in a deck.  I say this because Goomy has a little lower HP than I'd like and it isn't quick on the attack, requiring two energy cards to do damage, and two energy cards to retreat.  This card wouldn't be miserable to use if you had to use one in a deck, since you can heal 10 damage right away with Gooey and then use Tackle thereafter, but if you have to put this card into the active Pokemon spot later in the game, you'll be sunk.  So unless you're specifically building a fairy and water type deck, I wouldn't give this card one thought for a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card from the Phantom Forces set.  I do like that this card has two moves on it, but that is about it, since the card has a below average HP, and a high retreat cost, plus only one of the two moves it has can do any damage.  So like I stated above, look elsewhere for a Basic Pokemon card for your deck.

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