Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Tropius -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Tropius Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Tropius from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  Tropius is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 110, it has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Tropius does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Stomp, for three colorless energy cards this move does 50 damage plus 20 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin.  Tropius' second move is called Solar Beam, this move requires four energy cards to use, three colorless and one grass, and does 80 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Tropius 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 decide to use this card in a deck, you'll not want to use more than one.  I say this because this card is extremely slow to attack and you don't want to have too many energy cards tied up to this Pokemon.  I personally wouldn't use this card in a deck just because it is too slow and neither attack it has is that great.  But you could certainly use one of these in a deck, set it up on the bench and get four energy cards on it, then move it to the active Pokemon spot and do 80 damage a turn with Solar Beam.  One thing I do like about this card is that it requires mainly colorless type energy cards meaning it would work well in almost all type decks.

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 Roaring Skies set.  There are some positives on this card like the fact it has a high HP and two moves, both doing a fair amount of damage.  However, this card gets a below average rating because it is very slow on the attack, and neither move does above average damage.  So if you're building a grass type deck and want some power, this card may work, but I would recommend looking elsewhere first.

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Shedinja -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Shedinja Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Shedinja from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  Shedinja is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 30.  It does not have a weakness or resistance but it does have a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Shedinja does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Cursed Rain, for one grass energy card this move allows you to put one damage counter on each of your opponent's Pokemon and then to switch out Shedinja for one of your benched Pokemon.  Shedinja's second move is called Hopeless Scream, this move requires one colorless energy card to use and does 50 damage times the number of damage counters on Shedinja, which would do a maximum of 100 damage a turn.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Shedinja is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Nincada into play (I reviewed Nincada from this set two days ago) and then evolve Nincada into Shedinja.  Nincada has another Stage 1 evolution in Ninjask, which I reviewed yesterday and I will comparing both of Nincada's Stage 1 forms at the end of this section..  If you read my review of Nincada, you'll know that I thought it was a very poor Basic Pokemon card, mainly because it had such a low HP, but it also only had one move and the one move it did have did damage to itself making Nincada's HP that much lower.  So knowing this about Nincada and looking at this Shedinja card, the only time I would recommend using this card in a deck is if I were building a spread damage type deck, that way I could get damage on all Pokemon at once and then if I had another card that did let's say 20 damage to each of your opponent's Pokemon that already had damage on them, everything would work perfectly.  But, if you're not building a spread damage type deck, I would recommend avoiding this card altogether, it has way too low of an HP.  So if you use this line in a spread damage type deck, use a 1-1 line and get Shedinja into the active Pokemon spot early so it can't be knocked out in one move.  So after reviewing both Shedinja and Ninjask from this set, I would say Ninjask is a bit more solid and a safer card to use in a deck, whereas there's a lot of risk to use Shedinja in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a very poor Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Roaring Skies set, unless you're building a spread damage type deck.  I just cannot fathom using a card, especially a Stage 1 card, with only 30 HP.  But, if you think you can get it to work in a spread damage type deck, it would be worth using.  Combined with Nincada from this set, I can't give these two Pokemon higher than a 1 out of 5 rating, more than likely you should avoid this Pokemon family.

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Ninjask -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Ninjask Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Ninjask from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  Ninjask is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a free retreat cost.  Ninjask's Ability is called Wing Buzz, and says that once per turn you may discard a card from hand, if you choose to do this, your opponent must discard a card from their deck.  Besides the Ability, Ninjask just has one move called Afterimage Assault, for two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, this move does 30 damage, plus it allows you to search your deck for up to 2 Ninjask card and put them onto your bench.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Ninjask is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Nincada into play (I reviewed Nincada from this set yesterday) and then evolve Nincada into Ninjask.  Nincada has another Stage 1 evolution in Shedinja which I'll be reviewing tomorrow and then recommended one of the two Stage 1 cards to use with Nincada.  If you read yesterday's review of Nincada, you'll know that I thought it was a very poor Basic Pokemon card, mainly because it had such a low HP, but it also only had one move and the one move it did have did damage to itself making Nincada's HP that much lower.  So knowing this about Nincada and looking at this Ninjask card, this Ninjask card is similar to Nincada in that it has an extremely low HP, luckily this card has a free retreat cost so it can be moved in and out of the active Pokemon spot with no trouble.  The only reason I would recommend using this card at all is for its Ability, if you think you can make it so your opponent loses because they don't have any cards left in their deck, then definitely switch in Ninjask whenever it is convenient, utilize its Ability, attack with Afterimage Assault, then move it back out the next turn.  I wouldn't use more than a 1-1 line of Nincada and Ninjask in a deck just because both have such a low HP.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is slightly below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Roaring Skies set.  I do like this card's Ability and its one move is not that bad either.  This card just has too low of an HP and is limited in what it can do, not being able to do more than 30 damage a turn.  So if you Ninjask's Ability really intrigues you, you could definitely try using this Pokemon line in a deck, otherwise, look elsewhere.  Combined I would give this cards a 2 out of 5 rating.

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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Nincada -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Nincada Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Nincada from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  Nincada is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 40.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Nincada does not have an Ability or Ancient Trait and it only has one move.  This move is called Slight Intrusion, for one colorless energy card it does 20 damage, however it does do 10 damage to itself.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Nincada is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Ninjask and Shedinja, which I'll be reviewing the next two days, you'll more than likely want to use this card with one of those Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed those cards yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without one of its Stage 1 forms.  So, on its own, I would stay away from this card at all costs, not only does it have an extremely low HP that can easily be knocked out in one move later in the game, but if you try attacking with Nincada, it will make it that much easier for it to get knocked out.  So unless you just want to let your opponent take one of their prize cards with little effort at all, do not use this card on its own.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Ninjask or Shedinja, this is a very poor Basic Pokemon card from the Roaring Skies set.  The only thing I like about this card is that it can do 20 damage a turn, but there are just too many negatives to overcome with this card including its extremely low HP and the fact when you attack Nincada does damage to itself.  So if you're building a grass type deck, make sure to look elsewhere for Grass type Pokemon.

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Dustox 8/108 -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Dustox Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Dustox from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of the two Dustox cards I've reviewed from this set.  Dustox 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 one colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Dustox card has an Ancient Trait called Plus that says if Dustox knocks out a Pokemon when attacking, you get to take two prize cards instead of one.  Besides the Ancient Trait, Dustox has two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Flap, for one grass energy card this move does 20 damage.  Dustox's second move is called Wind Shard, this move requires three energy cards to use, one grass and two colorless, and does 50 damage to one of your opponent's benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Dustox is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Wurmple into play and then evolve it into Cascoon before you can evolve Cascoon into Dustox, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last few days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought both cards were below average, I gave Wurmple a 2 out of 5 rating because the main move it had for attacking, although a decent move, required two energy cards to use, and I gave Cascoon a 2 out of 5 rating as well, mainly because of its low HP and high retreat cost, plus the fact it can't actually do damage when attacking.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at this specific Dustox card, the only time I would utilize this card would be in a spread damage type deck, that way I could knock out a Pokemon each turn with Wind Shard, and utilize Dustox's Ability and get to take two prize cards every time I knocked out a Pokemon.  So ideally, I would want to put a Pokemon in the active Pokemon spot that does let's say 20 damage to each of the opponent's Pokemon and do that move a couple of times, then when Dustox is set up on the bench, move it to the active Pokemon spot and one by one knock out those weaker benched Pokemon, I would definitely recommend using some Potion trainer cards on this card just so it lasts that much longer in the active Pokemon spot.  Both Dustox cards from this set are good, but they both belong in different types of decks, this Dustox card is better in a spread damage type deck, and isn't as powerful, yesterday's card is more powerful and should be used in a deck that inflicts lots of special conditions.  So if you're building a spread damage type deck, I would recommend using a 1-1-1 line of Wurmple, Cascoon, and Dustox.

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 Roaring Skies set.  Looking at the numbers, yesterday's Dustox card is better, it can do more damage per turn and it has a higher HP, but this Dustox card is also very good, though a little underpowered, I really like its Ancient Trait and just think if you use this card to knock out an EX card, you can take 3 prize cards instead of 2.  So again, I am going to give this entire line a 3 out of 5 rating, when you use all three cards together it brings the rating down, but not enough that I wouldn't recommend considering this Pokemon family when building a deck.

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Dustox 7/108 - Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Dustox Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Dustox from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two Dustox cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Dustox 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.  Dustox does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Psybeam, this move requires two colorless energy cards to use and does 30 damage, plus it confuses the defending Pokemon.  Dustox's second move is called Twilight Poison, this move requires four energy cards to use, two each of grass and colorless, and does 80 damage, plus it poisons the defending Pokemon and puts it to sleep.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Dustox is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Wurmple into play and then evolve it into Cascoon before you can evolve Cascoon into Dustox, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last few days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought both cards were below average, I gave Wurmple a 2 out of 5 rating because the main move it had for attacking, although a decent move, required two energy cards to use, and I gave Cascoon a 2 out of 5 rating as well, mainly because of its low HP and high retreat cost, plus the fact it can't actually do damage when attacking.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at this specific Dustox card, if you're building a deck that has a lot of Pokemon that can inflict special conditions on the defending Pokemon, I would definitely consider using Dustox in that deck with it, including a 1-1-1 line of this entire Pokemon line.  However, if you're not building that type of deck, even though this Dustox card isn't terrible by any means, I would probably not recommend using it, just because Dustox will take a while to get into the active Pokemon spot and it does require four energy cards to do major damage.  But if you do use this card in a deck, you'll want to set it up on the bench, get four energy cards on it, then use Twilight Poison every single 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 Roaring Skies set.  There isn't anything that I dislike about this Dustox card, it has an average HP and retreat cost, and two moves that both do at least average damage plus inflict special conditions.  However, considering this whole Pokemon family from the Roaring Skies set, I can only give the family a 3 out of 5 rating at best, just because Wurmple and Cascoon are very poor, so I can not wholeheartedly recommend using this family in a deck.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Cascoon -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Cascoon Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Cascoon from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card set.  Cascoon 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.  Cascoon does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Poison Sting, this move requires one grass energy card to use and it poisons the defending Pokemon.  Cascoon's second move is called Iron Defense, this move requires two colorless energy cards to use and prevents all damage done to Cascoon by your opponent's attacks during the next turn if you get a heads when you flip a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Cascoon is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Wurmple into play (I reviewed Wurmple from this set a couple of days ago) and then evolve Wurmple into Cascoon.  Cascoon does have a stage 2 evolution in Dustox that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed those cards yet, since there are two, the strategy below will act like Cascoon is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read my review of Wurmple, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card.  The card had a good HP and two moves, but it just didn't impress me that much and needed two energy cards to actually do damage to the defending Pokemon.  When using Wurmple with one of its Stage 1 forms, the card actually would be better because then it would make more sense to use both the moves it has, the other move allowing you to retrieve a Wurmple from your deck and put it onto the bench.  So knowing this about Wurmple and looking at this Cascoon card, I would not recommend using these two Pokemon without using one of the Dustox cards from this set, I say this because Cascoon has way too high of a retreat cost to warrant use.  If the card had a one energy card retreat cost, I could see using a 1-1 line of these two Pokemon and putting Cascoon into the active Pokemon spot, poisoning the defending Pokemon and then retreating it the next turn, but since the retreat cost is so high it isn't worth it, plus throw in a low HP, and neither move on Cascoon able to do actual damage, and this is a card to avoid using 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, but one that is a little bit better than Silcoon if you're considering using one of these two lines starting with Wurmple.  I do like that this card has two moves, both could be effective, but this just isn't an ideal card to use as the final form in a Pokemon family.  Even though I gave both cards in this line so far a 2 out of 5 rating, together I am giving them a 1 out of 5 rating, stay away from them.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Beautifly -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Beautifly Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Beautifly from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  Beautifly 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 free retreat cost.  Beautifly's Ability is called Miraculous Scales, this prevents all attacks done to Beautifly by EX Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, Beautifly has one move called Whirlwind, this move requires three energy cards to use, two colorless and one grass, and does 80 damage, plus you may have your opponent switch their active Pokemon with one of their benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Beautifly is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Wurmple into play and then evolve it into Silcoon before you can evolve Silcoon into Beautifly, 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 below average, I gave Wurmple a 2 out of 5 rating because the main move it had for attacking, although a decent move, required two energy cards to use, and I gave Silcoon as 1 out of 5 rating because it had a low HP, high retreat cost, and one pretty under-powered move for a Stage 1 card.  So knowing this about the first two forms in this Pokemon line and looking at this Beautifly card, this card would be mainly used as a way to combat EX heavy decks.  I would include a 1-1-1 line of Wurmple, Silcoon, and Beautifly in a deck and just leave this line on the bench until your opponent plays an EX card, then move Beautifly to the active Pokemon spot doing 80 damage a turn and retreat it for free once you knock it out.  Not only does this card prevent EX cards from attacking, it might prevent your opponent from even setting up an EX card on the bench.  I also like how Whirlwind increases the chances of your opponent having an EX card in the active Pokemon spot, for example if they just have one card on their bench, an EX card, you could then have them move it to the active Pokemon spot.

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 Roaring Skies set.  I really like this card, the reason I am holding back giving it a perfect rating is because Beautifly loses a lot of its effectiveness if your opponent isn't using an EX card, but this card still has a free retreat cost and an above average damage move, so it is definitely worthy of using.  However, paired together with Wurmple and Silcoon from this set, I can't give this line any higher than a 3 out of 5 rating.

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Silcoon -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Silcoon Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Silcoon from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card set.  Silcoon 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.  Silcoon does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The one move it does have is called String Shot, for one grass energy card this move does 10 damage, plus if you get a heads when attacking, the defending Pokemon is paralyzed.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Silcoon is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Wurmple into play (I reviewed Wurmple from this set yesterday) and then evolve Wurmple into Silcoon.  Silcoon does have a stage 2 evolution in Beautifly 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 Silcoon is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review of Wurmple, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card.  The card had a good HP and two moves, but it just didn't impress me that much and needed two energy cards to actually do damage to the defending Pokemon.  When using Wurmple with one of its Stage 1 forms, the card actually would be better because then it would make more sense to use both the moves it has, the other move allowing you to retrieve a Wurmple from your deck and put it onto the bench.  So knowing this about Wurmple and looking at this Silcoon card, I would not recommend using either of these two cards without using Beautifly in a deck.  In my opinion Silcoon is even worse than Wurmple, it does less damage, has a higher retreat cost, and only has one move.  So there is no reason at all to use just Wurmple and Silcoon in a deck, you'll not want to put Silcoon into the active Pokemon spot because the retreat cost is two energy cards higher than its attack cost.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a very poor Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Roaring Skies set.  This card should only be used to get Wurmple from Silcoon to Beautifly.  This card only has one move, it is decent if it were on a Basic Pokemon but very poor on a Stage 1, add in a below average HP and a high retreat cost, and this is one poor card.  Together with Wurmple from this set, I would give these two cards a combined 1 out of 5 rating.

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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Wurmple -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Wurmple Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Wurmple from the Roaring Skies set.  Wurmple 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.  Wurmple does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Flock, for one grass energy card this move allows you to search your deck for a Wurmple card and put it onto your bench.  Wurmple's second move is called Tackle, this move does 20 damage for two colorless energy cards.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Wurmple is a basic Pokemon card with two stage 1 evolution forms in Silcoon and Cascoon and two stage 2 evolution forms in Beautifly and Dustox, which I'll be reviewing the next few days, you'll more than likely want to use some of those Pokemon with this card, however, since I have not reviewed any of those cards yet, I will just act like Wurmple does not have any evolution forms and that it will be used on its own.  On its own, this card could be used on its own since it has a low retreat cost and can attack for only one or two energy cards, however, looking at Wurmple's Flock move, this move will work better if you intend to evolve Wurmple into one of its Stage 1 forms.  So basically, if you use this card on its own, it has one move that does 20 damage for two energy cards, two colorless energy cards is nice, but I still think this card is a bit too slow for my liking to use it as a starter type Pokemon in a deck.

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 Roaring Skies set.  I do like that this card has a solid HP and two moves, but like I mentioned in the strategy section of this post, if you don't use this card with one of its Stage 1 forms, this card is pretty limited on what it can do and is a little slow on the attack.  So if you're looking for a Basic Pokemon card to use in your deck, there are plenty of other Pokemon to use out there that are better than this card.

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Exeggcutor -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Exeggcutor Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Exeggcutor from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  Exeggcutor is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 120.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Exeggcutor does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Shake It Off, this move requires one grass energy card to use and does 20 damage times the number of colorless Pokemon your opponent has in play.  Exeggcutor's second move is called Seed Bomb, this move requires three energy cards to use, two colorless and one grass, and does 80 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Exeggcutor is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Exeggcute into play (I reviewed Exeggcute from this set yesterday) and then evolve Exeggcute into Exeggcutor.  If you read yesterday's review of Exeggcute, you'll know that I thought it was a well below average Basic Pokemon card mainly because it had a low HP with only 40, besides that it did have two moves, one couldn't do any damage, the other could only do 10 damage.  So if you plan on using Exeggcutor in a deck, make sure to set it up on the bench.  So knowing this about Exeggcute from this set and looking at this Exeggcutor card, this card definitely is extraordinary so if you use this Pokemon family at all I would only use a 1-1 line.  I would get Exeggcutor set up on the bench like I mentioned, and then wait and see what your opponent does, if your opponent has 3 or more colorless type Pokemon in play, put Exeggcutor in the active Pokemon spot and use Shake It Off for only one energy card.  The more likely play with this card is to just put three energy cards on Exeggcutor and then use Seed Bomb every turn which does do above average damage.  Plus if you put Exeggcutor in the active Pokemon spot to use Shake It Off, you need to either play a Switch trainer card or put two more energy cards on it to retreat.

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.  There really isn't anything that I dislike about this card, it has a high HP, two solid moves, one being above average, the other slightly below average and based also on some luck.  The thing that keeps this card at a three for me is that it does require three energy cards to for sure do damage and its retreat cost is high.  So overall, I would give the line of Exeggcute and Exeggcutor from the Roaring Skies set a 2 out of 5 rating, as long as you only use Exeggcutor in the active Pokemon spot you should be fine.

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Exeggcute -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Exeggcute Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Exeggcute from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first card in the Roaring Skies set and first card from that set I'm reviewing on my blog.  Exeggcute is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 40.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Exeggcute does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Loathe, for one colorless energy card this move allows you to switch Exeggcute with one of your benched Pokemon if you get a heads when you flip a coin.  Exeggcute's second move is called Ram, this move requires one grass type energy card to use and does 10 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Exeggcute is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Exeggcutor, 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 definitely not recommend using this card in a deck, the main reason being this card has a very low HP, and if you don't start the game with this card in the active Pokemon spot, it will for sure get knocked out in two moves, probably one, later in games.  If for some reason you want to use this card in a deck or need to use it with Exeggcutor, I would recommend keeping it on the bench for as long as possible to try and evolve it there, or just using Ram every turn and using Potion cards with this card.  Loathe doesn't do much for me, especially since you can just use a Switch trainer card or give up one energy card to retreat it.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Exeggcutor, this is a very poor Basic Pokemon card.  Even though this card does have two moves, neither move being too great, I am giving this card my lowest rating because of its terrible HP which makes this card unusable.  So not the greatest start to the Roaring Skies set, hopefully tomorrow's review will be a bit better.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Bunnelby 121/160 -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Bunnelby Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Bunnelby from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of the two Bunnelby cards I've reviewed from this 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 two colorless energy card retreat cost. This Bunnelby card does have an Ancient Trait called Barrage that says Bunnelby may attack twice in a row, even if the defending Pokemon is knocked out.  Besides the Ancient Trait, Bunnelby has two moves, the first is called Burrow and for one colorless energy card this move allows you to discard the top card of your opponent's deck.  Bunnelby's second move is called Rototiller, this move also requires one colorless energy card and allows you to shuffle a card from your discard pile back into your deck.

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've reviewed previously, if you read my review of Diggersby, you'll know that I thought it had a good HP and one good move, albeit slow, but that it had a high retreat cost, making the card below average overall.  So knowing this about Diggersby and also knowing that the previous Bunnelby card from this set I gave a 2 out of 5 rating, mainly because it only had one move and it was a slower, coin flip based move at that, this card will have to be much better than both of those cards to warrant use.  However, the first thing you'll notice with this card is that it can't do any damage, both moves it has, affect the discard pile or deck, so both moves have their use, but I don't know if I would make Bunnelby a mainstay in any deck that I would build.  I would much rather use Trainer cards similar to each of Bunnelby's moves in a deck, therefore leaving the active Pokemon spot for a Pokemon that does damage.  So overall, comparing the two Bunnelby cards from this set, neither are great, yesterday's does do some damage so that is the Bunnelby I would recommend, if you want to get fancy in your deck and basically recycle cards, this Bunnelby card could be used and Rototiller would be the main move used.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  This card is definitely unique in what it can do, plus both moves it does have require only one colorless energy making this card quick and versatile.  But overall, this card isn't that great in my opinion, it can't do any damage and neither move it has is that great.  So again, rating the entire Pokemon family of Bunnelby and Diggersby from the Primal Clash set, I would give them a 2 out of 5 rating, there are much better cards to use out there.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Bunnelby 120/160 -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Bunnelby Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Bunnelby from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two Bunnelby cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Bunnelby is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. This Bunnelby card does not have an Ability or Ancient Trait and it only has one move.  The one move that it has is called Trip Over, for two colorless energy cards, this move does 10 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin it does 30 more 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've reviewed previously, I'll first look at this card as how good it is on its own then see if it would be wise to use this card and Diggersby together.  So looking at this card on its own, I would not recommend using this in a deck, I say this because the one move Bunnelby does have is a little slower and if you don't use Diggersby with this card, the retreat cost is pretty high.  The only way I would consider using this card is as a starter type Pokemon while having a Trick Coin card attached to it, that way you would have two chances at getting a heads when flipping a coin and being able to do 40 damage a turn instead of 10.  When I reviewed Diggersby from this set, I thought pretty much the same thing about that card, Diggersby had a good HP and one good move, albeit slow, but that card also had a high retreat cost, so unless you're really in love with this Pokemon family, I would recommend looking elsewhere for some colorless type Pokemon to use in your deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  This card has some positives like its high HP, and the fact it can potentially do 40 damage a turn, but the negatives outweigh the positives on this card, like the high retreat cost, and the potential to do only 10 damage per turn when attacking.  Combined with Diggersby from this set, I can only give these two cards a 2 out of 5 rating, the same each card received individually.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Bouffalant -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Bouffalant Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Bouffalant from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Bouffalant is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 110, it has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Bouffalant's Ability is called Sap Sipper and says that this Pokemon's attacks does 40 more damage against grass type Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, Bouffalant just has one move called Derail, this move requires three colorless energy cards to use and does 80 damage, plus you may discard a special energy card if there is one attached to your opponent's active Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Bouffalant 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, you may want to add one of these cards to your deck if you have an inclination that your opponent will be using some grass type Pokemon in their deck because if they do, get Bouffalant set up as quickly as possible and then move it to the active Pokemon spot to do 120 damage per turn.  Even if you aren't facing a grass type Pokemon, Derail still is a well above average move, so if you need some power in your deck, don't be afraid to use this card.

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 Primal Clash set.  Other than being slow on the attack, this card is pretty excellent, it has an above average HP, decent retreat cost, and a very powerful move that is even more powerful against grass type Pokemon, being a colorless type Pokemon and fitting into any type deck, will make this card pretty usable in many decks out there.

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Monday, June 15, 2015

Bibarel -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Bibarel Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Bibarel from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Bibarel is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 120.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Bibarel does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is Yawn, for one colorless energy card this move puts the defending Pokemon to sleep.  Bibarel's second move is called Continuous Headbutt, this move requires three colorless energy cards to use and does 80 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip a coin until you get tails.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Bibarel is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Bidoof into play (I reviewed both Bidoof cards from this set the past two days) and then evolve Bidoof into Bibarel.  If you've read my reviews of the Bidoof cards from this set, you'll know that I wasn't the hugest fan of either Bidoof from this set.  Of the two cards, the second one I reviewed, 117/160, was the better of the two, it could do up to 40 damage a turn if used in a water energy type deck for only two energy cards.  So knowing this about the Bidoof cards in this set and looking at Bibarel, I wouldn't recommend using this entire line in any type deck.  I say this because neither Bidoof from this set is that great and you don't want to pair a below average Basic Pokemon card with another below average Stage 1 Pokemon card.  My biggest concern with this Bibarel card is that it may end up doing zero damage every single turn just because Continuous Headbutt relies on coin flips, plus Bibarel is slow on the attack and has a high retreat cost.  So if you're looking to build a deck that includes some colorless type Pokemon in it, look elsewhere, Bibarel isn't up to the job.

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.  This card has some positives about it like its high HP and the fact it has two moves.  But that is where the positives end, Bibarel has too high of a retreat cost for my liking, is too slow on the attack, and when attacking, there is no guarantee that it can even do damage.  So combined with the better of the two Bidoof cards from this set, I would give this entire line a 2 out of 5 rating, you can find better Pokemon to use than these.

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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Bidoof 117/160 -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Bidoof Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Bidoof from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of the two Bidoof cards that I've reviewed from this set.  Bidoof is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. This Bidoof card does have an Ancient Trait called Recovery that says when Bidoof is healed, double the amount healed.  Besides the Ancient Trait, Bidoof just has one move called Drench, this move requires two colorless energy cards to use, and does 20 plus 20 more damage if Bidoof has any water energy attached to it.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Bidoof is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Bibarel, 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 but I will be comparing both Bidoof cards in this post.  So taking a look at this specific Bidoof card, you could use this card as a starter type Pokemon in a deck if you're building a water type deck, that way you can do 40 damage a turn for only two energy cards.  If you're not using Bidoof in a water type deck, neither Bidoof card from this set is that great of an option, I would much rather keep Bidoof on the bench and evolve it into Bibarel there.  If you are building a water type deck, I would use up to two of these cards.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Bibarel, this is an average Basic Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  This card is the better of the two Bidoof cards in this set, but not by much.  I would avoid both Bidoof cards if possible but if you're building a water type deck, this is a good card to use since it can do 40 damage a turn for only two energy cards.

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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Bidoof 116/160 -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Bidoof Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Bidoof from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two Bidoof cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Bidoof is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. This Bidoof card does not have an Ability or Ancient Trait but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Gnaw, for one colorless energy card this move does 10 damage.  Bidoof's second move is called Scrunch, this move requires two colorless energy cards to use and prevents all damage done from an attack by your opponent during their next turn if you get a heads when you flip a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Bidoof is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Bibarel, which I'll be reviewing in two days, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet and I haven't even reviewed the second Bidoof card from this set yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution and I do not know which Bidoof card is better.  So, on its own, I would not recommend using this card in a deck, however if you plan on using this card with Bibarel, it would definitely be acceptable.  The reason I wouldn't use this card on its own is because it is weak overall, only being able to do 10 damage a turn maximum.  It is nice that it has 70 HP, which is above average, but there is no reason for this card to stay in the active Pokemon spot for that long.  So unless you really like Bidoof, I wouldn't recommend using this card in a deck on its own.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Bibarel, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card.  This card does have some positives like its high HP and a low retreat cost, plus the fact it has two moves, but overall this card is just too weak for me to want to use, and neither move is that great on this card.  So you can definitely find better colorless type cards out there to use in your deck.

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Friday, June 12, 2015

Spinda -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Spinda Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Spinda from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Spinda is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 80, it has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Spinda does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Staggering Steps, for one colorless energy card this move confuses one of the active Pokemon depending on if you get a heads or tails when flipping a coin, if you get a heads the defending Pokemon is confused, if you get a tails Spinda is confused.  Spinda's second move is called Uproar, this move requires one colorless energy card to use as well, and does 10 damage to each of your opponent's Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Spinda 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, this card would work perfectly in almost any type deck as a starter type Pokemon, but it would especially work well in a spread damage type deck.  I would highly recommend using this card in a spread damage type deck and putting up to four of these in a deck, that way you have the best possible chance of getting it into the active Pokemon spot to start the game.  I would never use Staggering Steps, only Uproar.  I would then make sure to have some Pokemon in my deck that can do let's say 30 damage or more to any of the opponent's benched Pokemon, that way, you can spread damage around with Spinda and then use that other Pokemon to knock out one of the benched Pokemon with damage already on it.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a perfect starter type Pokemon for any deck and a card that I highly recommend using.  This card may seem a bit weaker since both of its moves requires only one colorless energy card to use, however, if your opponent has a full bench to start the game, it is like Uproar can do 60 damage a turn.  So you can't find a much better starter type Pokemon card out there, at least one not so quick, so I highly recommend using Spinda in a deck.

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Delcatty -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Delcatty Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Delcatty from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Delcatty is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Delcatty does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Replace, for one colorless energy card this move allows you to move as many energy cards attached to your Pokemon to your other Pokemon as you'd like.  Delcatty's second move is called Play Rough, this move requires two colorless energy cards to use and does 30 damage plus 30 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Delcatty is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Skitty into play (I reviewed Skitty from this set yesterday) and then evolve Skitty into Delcatty.  If you read yesterday's review of Skitty, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card, the main reason because it had a low HP, and required two energy cards to actually do damage to the defending Pokemon.  So knowing this about Skitty and looking at this Delcatty card, you should only try and use this line to use Delcatty's Replace move, that way, you can set up your Pokemon early in the game, then set up Delcatty on the bench, get one energy card on it, then if you have a powerful Pokemon put onto your bench or you get it knocked out early in the game and you can get it back onto the bench, you can put Delcatty into the active Pokemon spot for one turn, use Replace, and quickly set up that Pokemon you just put on your bench, the next turn retreating Delcatty and playing that newly set up Pokemon.  Delcatty's other move, Play Rough is decent, I would recommend a Trick Coin trainer card with this card so it has a better chance of doing 90 damage a turn, but just like yesterday, this card does have a below average HP.

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.  This card does have a below average HP and isn't the most powerful Pokemon out there, but I think this card can be very useful in any type deck out there with its Replace move, plus it does have a move that can attack for only two energy cards.  So if you are intrigued by Delcatty's Replace move, I would highly recommend using this Pokemon family in a deck, however combined, I think these two cards are only a 2 out of 5.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Skitty -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Skitty Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Skitty from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Skitty is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Skitty does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Charm, for one colorless energy card this move reduces any damage done from your opponent's active Pokemon during their next turn by 20.  Skitty's second move is called Tail Smack, this move requires two colorless energy cards to use and does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Skitty is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Delcatty, 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 being it only has 50 HP, which is pretty low, plus it requires two energy cards to actually do some damage.  If you're looking for a colorless Pokemon card to use for your deck, the card I just reviewed two days ago, Zigzagoon, is similar to this card but has a higher HP.  If you do decide to use this card in a deck, make sure to not use more than 1, and get it into the active Pokemon spot early in the game.  If you get this card out early, 50 HP won't seem so low and you may be able to use this card a couple of turns before having to retreat it.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Delcatty, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card.  This card is similar to Zigzagoon from this set which I also gave a 2 out of 5 rating, however, this card is poorer than that one.  I am not a fan of Skitty's low HP, and neither of its moves.  So if you're building a deck and looking for some colorless Pokemon to use, I would recommend looking elsewhere in regards to this Skitty card.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Linoone -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Linoone Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Linoone from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Linoone 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 one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Linoone does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Fury Swipes, for two colorless energy cards this move does 30 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip 3 coins.  Linoone's second move is called Dash Attack, this move requires two colorless energy cards to use, and does 30 damage to one of your opponent's benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Linoone is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Zigzagoon into play (I reviewed Zigzagoon from this set yesterday) and then evolve Zigzagoon into Linoone.  If you read yesterday's review of Zigzagoon, you'll know that I thought it was a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card.  It was pretty decent overall, just wasn't that great, it had a solid HP and low retreat cost, and two moves, but it did require two energy cards to do damage to the defending Pokemon.  So knowing this about Zigzagoon and looking at this Linoone card, this card is similar to Zigzagoon in that it has two moves, neither that great, but unlike Zigzagoon, both of this card's moves can do damage and both only require two energy cards to use.  So if you're building a spread damage type deck, I could potentially see using a 1-1 line of these two Pokemon if you are in desperate need of Pokemon for your deck.  Since these two cards require colorless energy cards to attack they can be used in any type deck.  I would try and get Linoone into the active Pokemon spot early in the game and either attach a Trick Coin card to this card so you have a better chance of doing 90 damage a turn with Fury Swipes, or spread damage around with Dash Attack so that later in the game you can use a card that has a move that does 10 or 20 damage to each of your opponent's benched Pokemon and potentially knock out several Pokemon at once.

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.  Other than having one move be a coin flip based move, this card is pretty decent overall, having a low retreat cost, average HP, and two average moves.  So if you're looking for a couple of cards to use in any type deck, the line of Zigzagoon and Linoone from the Primal Clash set would be one to consider, combined I give these two cards a 3 out of 5 rating.

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Monday, June 8, 2015

Zigzagoon -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Zigzagoon Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Zigzagoon from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Zigzagoon 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. Zigzagoon does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Sand Attack, this move requires one colorless energy card to use, and makes your opponent flip a coin when attacking during their next turn, if they get a tails, the attack does nothing.  Zigzagoon's second move is called Headbutt, this move requires two colorless energy cards to use, and does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Zigzagoon is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Linoone, 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, this card could be used in a deck, any type deck, since it requires only colorless energy cards to use.  However, this card doesn't have anything too powerful and takes two energy cards to do any damage to the defending Pokemon.  So Sand Attack is pretty useless unless for some reason you have this card in the active Pokemon spot later in the game and just need to prevent the defending Pokemon from attacking.  So if you want to use this card in a deck, don't use more than 1 of these, either get this card into the active Pokemon spot early on to do 20 damage a turn, or put it into the active Pokemon spot later in the game just to make your opponent unable to attack.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Linoone, this is a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  This card is pretty average overall, with an average HP, low retreat cost and two moves, but this card just doesn't strike my fancy.  I am not a fan of coin flip based moves and that is what Sand Attack is, which downgrades this card for me, and then Headbutt is just a very average move that I would have rather had a one energy card attack cost on.  So if you are in a pinch, this card would work in a deck, but I would recommend looking elsewhere.

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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Flygon -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Flygon Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Flygon from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Flygon 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 one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Flygon's Ability is called Sand Flap and says that during your turn, you may choose to or have your opponent shuffle their hand into their deck and draw 4 new cards.  Besides the Ability, Flygon only has one move called Sand Tomb, for three energy cards, one each of grass, fighting, and colorless, this move does 80 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Flygon is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Trapinch into play and then evolve it into Vibrava before you can evolve Vibrava into Flygon, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them in the past.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought both Trapinch and Vibrava were average cards individually, but together just didn't have enough power to be used in a deck without Flygon, but Trapinch could be used as a starter type Pokemon because it had an average HP, and two decent moves.  So knowing about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at the final one, this card stays in line being average overall.  There isn't anything that I dislike about this card, just nothing that really stands out.  Sand Tomb is a good move, that does above average damage, but it does require two different types of energy to use and it is the only attack Flygon has.  Flygon's Ability is good, since it can affect both the opponent and yourself.  But overall, unless you're really in love with this Pokemon family, I would not recommend building a deck around this line, and if you want to use it in a deck, only using a 2-1-1 line of this family, using Trapinch as a starter type Pokemon, then doing 60 damage a turn with Vibrava and 80 damage a turn with Flygon.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  Like I said in the strategy section of this post, Flygon is solid overall, having nothing that is extremely powerful, but nothing terrible either.  This card as well as the two forms of it prior are average together, and would get a 3 out of 5 rating combined from me, they could be used in a deck, but definitely not ones to build around.

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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Vibrava -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Vibrava Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Vibrava from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card set.  Vibrava 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.  Vibrava does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Sand Attack, for one colorless energy card this move does 20 damage plus if the defending Pokemon tries attacking during their next turn, your opponent must flip a coin, and they can only attack if they flip a heads.  Vibrava's second move is called Super Vibration, this move requires three energy cards to use, one each of fighting, grass, and colorless, and it does 60 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Vibrava is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Trapinch into play (I reviewed Trapinch from this set a couple of weeks ago) and then evolve Trapinch into Vibrava.  Vibrava does have a stage 2 evolution in Flygon 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 Vibrava is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read my review of Trapinch from this set, it is a fighting type Pokemon card and it would make for a solid starter type Pokemon in a deck, it has a good HP, low retreat cost, and two quick, average attacking power moves.  So knowing this about Trapinch and looking at this Vibrava card, I am a fan of Sand Attack on this card, it does some damage but it is a very defensive move, possibly disabling your opponent from attacking.  In my opinion, this Vibrava card would be a perfect stepping stone to using Flygon, but just using Trapinch and Vibrava without Flygon isn't recommended, I would either use just Trapinch or the entire Pokemon line.  I am not a huge fan of Super Vibration just because it requires two different energy types and does average damage for the amount of energy required.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a slightly below average, yet still average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  This card definitely doesn't blow me away and make me want to use it in a deck, but it isn't bad overall, outside of having just a little lower HP than I'd like, this card does have two decent moves, and a low retreat cost.  Paired with Trapinch from this set, I would give both combined only a 2 out of 5 rating, I think this line will improve greatly with the introduction of Flygon.

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Friday, June 5, 2015

Kingdra 108/160 -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Kingdra Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Kingdra from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of two Kingdra cards that I've reviewed from this set.  Kingdra is a stage 2, dragon type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to fairy type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Kingdra card has an Ancient Trait called Growth that says when you attach an energy card from your hand to Kingdra, you may attach two energy cards instead of one.  Besides the Ancient Trait, this card has two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Gather Strength, for one colorless energy card this move allows you to search your deck for up to four energy cards and put them into your hand.  Kingdra's second move is called Dragon Blast, this move requires three energy cards to use, two water and one lightning, and does 150 damage, however, you must discard both a water and a lightning type energy card after using this move.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Kingdra is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Horsea into play and then evolve it into Seadra before you can evolve Seadra into Kingdra, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them previously.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought both were very poor Pokemon cards, both are water type Pokemon cards, Horsea had only one move that couldn't do any damage, thus I gave it a 1 rating, Seadra did have two moves, but both moves did below average damage and it had a low HP, so combined I was not recommending using this line in a deck.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at this specific Kingdra card, the only way I would consider using this card is to make sure you have plenty of energy cards in your deck, that way it won't hurt you much going through so many energy cards using Dragon Blast every turn, or figure out a way to get the energy cards from your discard pile back into your hand.  But strategy wise, since Horsea and Seadra are so poor from this set, I would get this entire line set up on the bench, then possibly use Gather Strength the first turn when Kingdra is in the active Pokemon spot to get plenty of energy in hand, then use Dragon Blast after that, utilizing its Ancient Trait, you can re-attach two energy cards to it and do 150 damage every turn.  Compared to yesterday's Kingdra card, this card is much better in my opinion, it can do more damage every single turn, has an Ancient Trait, and doesn't have any moves based on coin flips.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  This is definitely the Kingdra card to use out of the two from this set, however neither are great by any means.  This card has one very powerful attack and a low retreat cost which makes it usable in a deck.  However, using it with the Horsea and Seadra cards from this set will bring the overall rating of the line to a 2 out of 5 rating, and I wouldn't highly recommend using this family in a deck.

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