Friday, July 31, 2015

Togepi -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Togepi Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Togepi from the Roaring Skies set.  Togepi is a basic, fairy type Pokemon card with an hp of 40.  It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to darkness type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Togepi does not have an Ability or Ancient Trait and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Sweet Kiss, this move requires one colorless energy card to use and does 10 damage, but it lets your opponent draw a card.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Togepi is a basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Togetic, and a Stage 2 evolution in Togekiss, 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 Togepi does not have any evolution forms and that it will be used on its own.  On its own, I would not recommend using this card in a deck, mainly because of its low HP.  If you use this card any other time than the start of the game, it is going to get knocked out very quickly.  Plus, if you use this card at the start of the game like needed, Sweet Kiss, is going to help your opponent more than hurt it since it lets them draw an additional card.  So unless you want to use this Togepi card as the first step in the rest of this family in your deck, stay away from this card.

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 Roaring Skies set.  The only thing that I like about this card is that it can attack for one energy card, other than that it has an extremely low HP, and the one move it does have, which makes the card very limited, really helps out the opponent too.  So look elsewhere if you're building a fairy type deck.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Jirachi -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Jirachi Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Jirachi from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  Jirachi is a basic, metal type Pokemon card with an hp of 70, it has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Jirachi does not have an Ability or Ancient Trait but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Diminutive Desire, for one metal energy card this move allows you to look at the top 7 cards in your deck, choose one of them to move to your hand and shuffle the other 6 back into your deck.  Jirachi's second move is called Doom Desire, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of colorless and metal, and says that Jirachi must discard all energy cards attached to it, then at the end of your opponent's next turn, that Pokemon is knocked out.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Jirachi 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 definitely has some intrigue to it and warrants and least an in depth look if you're building a metal type deck.  I am not huge fans of either of these moves, especially Diminutive Desire which basically is a trainer card in a move.  But I like Doom Desire quite well, the earlier you would use this card in the game the better, mainly because if you try and keep this card on the bench then move Jirachi into the active Pokemon spot to use this move, if you're facing a powerful Pokemon, yes you can knock it out in one turn, but not after they attack you and probably knock you out.  So if you use Jirachi in a deck, use it against weaker Pokemon and ones that can't knock out Jirachi in one turn.

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 Roaring Skies set.  This card does have an above average HP and a low retreat cost, of the two moves it has, I think one is below average and one is above average making this card average overall.  I am sure this Jirachi card will work great if you strategize around it, and even on its own, it can probably knock out a Pokemon or two, so it is definitely worth consideration if you're building a metal type deck.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Inkay -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Inkay Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Inkay from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  Inkay is a basic, darkness type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Inkay does not have an Ancient Trait or an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Rip Off, for one darkness energy card this move allows you to randomly choose a card from your opponent's hand, have them show you the card then shuffle it into their deck.  Inkay's second move is called Psybeam, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of darkness and colorless, and does 20 damage, plus it confuses the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when flipping a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Inkay is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Malamar, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since there is not a Malamar card in this set, and the most recent Barbaracle card in a set is in the Phantom Forces set which I have reviewed both Malamar cards from the set, I will act like I plan on using this Inkay card on its own.  So, on its own, this card could be used in a darkness type deck as a starter type Pokemon since it has two moves.  If you started the game with Inkay in the active Pokemon spot you could use Rip Off and get an idea of what your opponent has planned for their strategy then after use Psybeam every turn hoping to flip some heads.  One negative about this card is its low HP, which would make me personally not want to use this card in a deck, so if you want to use one, do not use more than 1 without using Malamar.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Malamar, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card.  This card is good in that it has two moves, both decent, and a low retreat cost.  For me, this card just isn't one that I would really want to use in a deck, the first move this card has doesn't do much, at least it doesn't do any damage, and the second move is good, just takes an extra turn to use it.  So if you're building a darkness type deck, there are definitely better cards out there to use.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Absol -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Absol Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Absol from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  Absol is a basic, darkness type Pokemon card with an hp of 100, it has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Absol's Ability is called Cursed Eyes and says that when you move Absol from your hand onto your bench, you may move 3 damage counters from one of your opponent's Pokemon to another of their Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, Absol only has one move called Mach Claw, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of darkness and colorless, and does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Absol 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 could either be used as a slower, more powerful starter type Pokemon in a darkness type deck by getting Absol into the active Pokemon spot early and using Mach Claw every turn, or in a spread damage type deck by putting Absol into play later in the game when the opponent's Pokemon all have damage on them, you can potentially then use Absol's Ability to knock out one of your opponent's Pokemon.  This Absol card is average at best, so I would not recommend using more than 1 of these in a deck.

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 Roaring Skies set.  This card has a well above average HP and a low retreat cost.  I like Absol's Ability quite a bit even though you can only use it once.  The one move that Absol has is decent, but I would have really liked more from this card, overall it isn't bad, but it definitely could have been better.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Hawlucha -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Hawlucha Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Hawlucha from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  Hawlucha is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 80, it has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Hawlucha does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Tackle, for one fighting energy card this move does 10 damage.  Hawlucha's second move is called Midair Strike, for three colorless energy cards, this move does 40 damage plus if you get a heads when flipping a coin, it does 40 more damage for a total of 80 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Hawlucha 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 building a fighting type deck and are looking for a starter type Pokemon, this Hawlucha may not be a bad one to use.  All you would have to do is put one energy card on this card and it could do 10 damage a turn, plus it has a low retreat cost and high HP so it could stay in the active Pokemon spot awhile while you set up your benched Pokemon, but if you are feeling a bit luckier, you could always put 3 energy cards on this card, attach the Trick Coin card to this card, and try and do 80 damage a turn with Midair Strike.  I personally wouldn't use this card in a deck, but if you choose to, I wouldn't use more than 1 of these in a deck.

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 Roaring Skies set.  I am not a huge fan of Midair Strike by an means, but overall this card is solid, with an above average HP, low retreat cost, and two very average moves, it could definitely hold its own in a deck.

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Binacle -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Binacle Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Binacle from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  Binacle is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Binacle does not have an Ancient Trait or an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Sand Attack, for one fighting energy card this move makes your opponent flip a coin if they decide to attack during their next turn, if they get tails, the move they are trying to do does nothing.  Binacle's second move is called Mud-Slap, this move requires three energy cards to use, one colorless and two fighting, and does 40 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Binacle is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Barbaracle, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since there is not a Barbaracle card in this set, and the most recent Barbaracle card in a set is in the Flashfire set which I have reviewed previously and given a 3 out of 5 rating, I will act like I plan on using this Binacle card on its own.  So, on its own, I would not recommend using this card in a deck.  I say this because Binacle's Mud-Slap move is very slow on the attack and for the amount of energy cards required to attack, it does well below average damage.  If you aren't going to use Barbaracle in a deck, there is no reason to only use this card for Sand Attack, because there is no reason to just trying to prevent your opponent from attacking every turn while Binacle will never be able to do anything anyway.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Barbaracle, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card.  I am not a fan of this card at all, the only reason I am not giving this card a 1 out of 5 rating is because the card does have two moves and an average HP, if it just had one of the two moves, then I would have moved the card down even lower rating wise.  So you can do much better when building a fighting type deck than to use this card in it.

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Gliscor -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Gliscor Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gliscor from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  Gliscor is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Gliscor does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Rock Slide, this move requires one colorless energy card to use and does 20 damage, plus it does 20 damage to two of your opponent's benched Pokemon.  Gliscor's second move is called Slash, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of fighting and colorless, and does 40 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Gliscor is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Gligar into play (I reviewed Gligar from this set yesterday) and then evolve Gligar into Gliscor.  If you read yesterday's review of Gligar, you'll know that I thought the card was slightly below average, it did have an above average HP and a low retreat cost, but the only move it did have required a coin flip and couldn't do any damage, only inflict special conditions.  So knowing this about Gligar and looking at this Gliscor card, this card is a great card to use in a spread damage type deck.  I would highly recommend using at least a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family in either a fighting or spread damage type deck.  Ideally, you would want to get Gligar evolved in to Gliscor right away and then use Rock Slide every time, unless you can knock out the defending Pokemon with 40 damage then I would use Slash.

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 Roaring Skies set.  There isn't one thing that I dislike about this card.  It has an average HP and low retreat cost, and two very good moves, both doing above average damage in my opinion.  So if you want to power up your fighting type deck or boost your spread damage type deck, this Pokemon family of Gligar and Gliscor is a great one to use, even though I only gave Gligar a 2 out of 5 rating, I would highly recommend this entire line and give it a 4 out of 5 rating.

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Gligar -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Gligar Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gligar from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  Gligar is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Gligar does not have an Ancient Trait or an Ability and it only has one move.  This move is called Stun Poison, for one colorless energy card this move paralyzes and poisons the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when you flip a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Gligar is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Gliscor, 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 recommend using this card in a deck, sure it would be nice to poison and paralyze the defending Pokemon right away to start the game, but since Gligar only has the one move and it is based off of a coin flip, I would not recommend using this card in a deck.  There are much better starter type Pokemon out there to use, depending on how good Gliscor is when I review it tomorrow, this card may work perfectly fine with it.  Of course if you do use this card in a deck, attaching a Trick Coin card to it will give you a better shot of flipping a heads.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Gliscor, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card.  Even though this card can't do any damage and the only move it has is based off of a coin flip, I am giving this card a 2 rating instead of a 1 because it does have an above average HP and a low retreat cost.

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Mega Gallade EX -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Mega Gallade EX Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Mega Gallade EX from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  Mega Gallade EX is a Mega Evolution, EX, psychic type Pokemon card with an hp of 220. It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Mega Gallade does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Unwavering Blade, for three energy cards, two psychic and one colorless, this move does 110 damage plus it does 30 damage to each of your opponent's Pokemon that have damage on them.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
Before I start with the strategy, remember that this card is a Mega Evolution card and an EX card so if you use this card in your deck and it gets knocked out, your opponent gets to take two prize cards instead of one and when you evolve an EX card into its Mega Evolution, your turn ends, you cannot do anything else.  So knowing these things, you'll always want to use Mega Evolution cards with caution, with that being said, this card works perfectly with the Gallade EX card from this set.  I would use a 1-1 line of these two cards in a spread damage type deck.  I would either get Gallade EX into the active Pokemon spot early in the game and use Swift Lunge to get 30 damage on several of your opponent's Pokemon or use a Pokemon that can do 10 damage to each of your opponent's Pokemon, either way, you eventually want to get Mega Gallade into the active Pokemon spot so you can use Unwavering Blade, not only does this move do major damage to the defending Pokemon, but if you use this card in a spread damage type deck like I'm suggesting, you should be able to do 30 damage to each of your opponent's benched Pokemon since they all have damage on them.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a well above average Mega EX Pokemon card from the Roaring Skies set. This card is even more than above average if used in a spread damage type deck and I could see a deck built around this card not a problem.  So combined with Gallade EX from this set, I would give both cards a 4 out of 5 rating, if you're a fan of psychic type Pokemon, this line is a great one to use.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Gallade EX -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Gallade EX Roaring Skies
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gallade EX and Gallade EX Full Art from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  Gallade EX is a basic, EX, psychic type Pokemon card with an hp of 170. It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Gallade EX does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Swift Lunge, for two energy cards, one each of psychic and colorless, this move does 30 damage plus you may have your opponent switch their active Pokemon with one of their benched Pokemon.  Gallade's second move is called Piercing Prizes, this move requires three psychic energy cards to use, and does 50 damage plus 20 more damage for each of your remaining prize cards.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Gallade EX is a basic Pokemon card you won't need to use any other cards with this card.  But remember, because this card is an EX card, if this card is knocked out, two prize cards are taken instead of one.  However, Gallade does have a mega evolution you could use from this set and I will be reviewing that card tomorrow, so this strategy below will act like Gallade EX does not have an evolution.  So knowing this, on its own, this card could definitely be used in a deck with two different strategies.  You could use this card in a spread damage type deck and mainly use Swift Lunge with this card having your opponent switch their active Pokemon every turn, then later on, either use a card that does major damage to one of your benched Pokemon or use a card that does 10 or 20 damage to each of your opponent's benched Pokemon to knock out several at once.  The other type of strategy you would want to use with this card is to get it into the active Pokemon spot right away to start the game, get three energy cards on it and then do major damage every turn with Piercing Prizes, the more Prize cards you have left the better, that is why it would be best to start the game with this card in the active Pokemon spot because then you'll have all of your prize cards.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average EX Pokemon card from the Roaring Skies set.  I really have no complaints with this card, it just isn't anything that extraordinary but a solid card that could be used in any psychic type deck out there.  It has a good HP, and two moves that both involve different strategies, neither however consistently being able to do major damage every single turn.  I would consider using 1 of these in a deck.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Deoxys -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Deoxys Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Deoxys from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  Deoxys is a basic, psychic type Pokemon card with an hp of 110, it has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Deoxys does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Close Encounter, this move requires one colorless energy card and allows you to draw two cards.  Deoxys' second move is called Overdrive Smash, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of psychic and colorless, and does 30 damage, plus during Deoxys' next turn, Overdrive Smash does 60 more damage, for a total of 90 damage in one turn, 120 damage over two turns.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Deoxys 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, the only reason I would use this card would be for its Overdrive Smash attack, this card can do major damage over two turns using that move and should knock most weaker, starter type Pokemon out in two turns.  Close Encounter doesn't do much for me, I would rather include a trainer in my deck if I really wanted to draw cards.  So if I were building a psychic type deck, I would consider putting 1 or 2 of these Deoxys cards in the deck and try and use them as starter type Pokemon, having a high HP like Deoxys does and a quick move should start the game off very smoothly for you and also give you some time to set up your benched Pokemon.

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 Roaring Skies set.  This card is pretty solid overall, with an above average HP and one good move of the two it has.  This card definitely isn't the most powerful card out there, but could be used in a psychic type deck as a starter type Pokemon since it only requires two energy cards to attack.

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Banette 32/108 -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Banette Roaring Skie Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Banette from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of two Banette cards I've reviewed from this set.  Banette is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to darkness type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Banette card has an Ancient Trait called Evolution that says you may play Banette immediately after putting Shuppet into play, you do not have to wait a turn.  Besides the Ancient Trait, Banette has two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Evolution Jammer, this move requires one psychic energy card to use and does 20 damage, plus it makes your opponent unable to evolve any of their Pokemon during their next turn.  Banette's second move is called Curse Deeply, this move requires two energy  cards to use, one each of psychic and colorless and allows you to put 5 damage counters on your opponent's Pokemon in any way that you'd like.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Banette is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Shuppet into play (I reviewed Shuppet from this set two days ago) and then evolve Shuppet into Banette, there are actually two Banette cards from this set, and I will compare both cards at the end of this section.  If you read my review of Shuppet you'll know that I thought it was a very poor Basic Pokemon card, not only was it limited in only having one move, but the only move it did have may not even do anything at all if the opponent isn't using any special energy cards and the move does not do any damage.  So knowing this about Shuppet and looking at this Banette card, Banette's Ancient Trait works perfect with how poor Shuppet is, as long as you have both Shuppet and Banette in your hand, you can play them both at once and never have to use Shuppet on its own.  This Banette card would work perfectly in a spread damage type deck, you could set it up on the bench, put two energy cards on it, then when multiple Pokemon of your opponent's have significant amount of damage on them, you can move Banette to the active Pokemon spot and knock out several at once.  I would highly recommend using a 1-1 line of Shuppet and Banette in a spread damage type deck.  Compared with the other Banette card from this set, there is no comparison, this card is much better!

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 Roaring Skies set.  There isn't anything that I dislike about this card, it has an average HP, a good Ancient Trait that removes the need to worry about Shuppet, and two good moves, both quick and both doing good damage.  Combined with Shuppet from this set, which I gave a 1 out of 5 rating, they get a 3 out of 5 rating, definitely use this line in a spread damage type deck.

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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Banette 31/108 -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Banette Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Banette from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two Banette cards I'll be reviewing consecutively.  Banette is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to darkness type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Banette's Ability is called Tool Concealment and says that each Pokemon Tool card in play has not effect.  Besides the Ability, Banette just has one move called Psyshot, this move requires three energy cards to use, two colorless and one psychic, and does 60 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Banette is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Shuppet into play (I reviewed Shuppet from this set yesterday) and then evolve Shuppet into Banette, there are actually two Banette cards from this set, and I'll be reviewing the second one tomorrow and then comparing the two.  If you read yesterday's review of Shuppet, you'll know that I thought that card was a very poor Basic Pokemon card, mainly because it couldn't do anything when attacking.  It only had one move, and all it could do was discard a Special Energy card attached to one of your opponent's Pokemon, not only is this move not very good, but if your opponent doesn't have a Special Energy card in use, the move does absolutely nothing.  So knowing this about Shuppet and looking at this Banette card, this card isn't bad on its own, but knowing that you have to first use Shuppet, I would avoid using this Pokemon family in a deck.  If you do decide to use this line, definitely don't use more than a 1-1 line and use it mainly for Banette's Ability, so you may be able to just keep Banette on the bench the whole game, all to prevent your opponent from using Tool cards.  Banette's only move does average damage for the amount of energy required so it makes it a wash if the card should be used or not.  So again, the only time I would even consider using this line would be if I wanted the opponent to not use Tool cards.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a slightly below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Roaring Skies set.  I like Banette's only move and its Ability could come in handy, but since this card has a low HP coupled with one slower move, this card is not worthy to use in a deck.  Combined with Shuppet from this set, I would give the two Pokemon a combined rating of 1 out of 5, look elsewhere for Pokemon to use in your psychic type deck.

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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Shuppet -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Shuppet Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Shuppet from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  Shuppet is a basic, psychic type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to darkness type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Shuppet does not have an Ancient Trait or an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Bleh, for one psychic energy card this move allows you to discard a Special Energy attached to one of your opponent's Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Shuppet is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Banette, which I'll be reviewing the next two days, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed either of those cards 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 any scenario.  Not only can it do no damage at all when attacking, if your opponent isn't using any Special Energy, the one move Shuppet has does absolutely nothing, and it is indeed a bleh move.  So stay away from this card at all costs, no need to write any strategy on this card because you shouldn't be using it.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Banette, this card is a very poor Pokemon card from the Roaring Skies set.  Like I said in the strategy section of this post, this card is pretty useless so there is no reason to use this card in your deck unless you really want to use Banette.

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Friday, July 17, 2015

Xatu -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Xatu Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Xatu from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  Xatu is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Xatu does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is Future Sight, for one colorless energy card this move allows you to look at either your own or your opponents top 5 cards of their deck and rearrange the cards in any way that'd you like.  Xatu's second move is called Stressful Eye, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of colorless and psychic, and does 30 damage, plus your opponent must show you their entire hand and you get to discard a Trainer card from their hand.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Xatu is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Natu into play (I reviewed both Natu cards from this set the past two days) and then evolve Natu into Xatu.  If you've read my reviews of the Natu cards from this set, you'll know that neither was very good, the first one, without the Ancient Trait was a little better in my opinion since it had a higher HP, still low at 50, and a quicker move that could do 10 damage every turn.  The second Natu card from this set had a great Ancient Trait called Plus, but it had an even lower HP than the first Natu card and was slower to attack.  So knowing this about the two Natu cards from this set and looking at this Xatu card, I would recommend avoiding this entire line in TCG play.  Unless you really want to know the strategy your opponent is trying to use or the cards they have in their deck and hand, I would not use this card at all.  For a Stage 1 card, this card is pretty weak and neither move it has is very good.  So like I said, unless you want to use this card to see what your opponent's strategy is, and if you do want to do this only use a 1-1 line, do not use Natu or Xatu from this set.

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.  This card unlike the two Natu cards has an average HP, but that is all the better this card gets.  Neither move this card has is very good, neither doing much for damage, more for detecting your opponent's strategy, I would much rather start attacking in a game than waste a couple of turns trying to figure out what the opponent is planning.  So together with either Natu card from this set, I would give this Pokemon family a 1 out of 5 rating, definitely a very poor line overall.

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Natu 28/108 -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Natu Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Natu from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of the two Natu cards that I've reviewed from this set.  Natu is a basic, psychic type Pokemon card with an hp of 40.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. This Natu card does have an Ancient Trait called Plus that says if your opponent's Pokemon is knocked out by damage from Natu, you get to take one additional prize card.  Besides the Ancient Trait, Natu just has one move called Psywave, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of psychic and colorless, and does 10 damage times the number of energy cards attached to your opponent's Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Natu is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Xatu, 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 Natu cards in this post.  So taking a look at this specific Natu card, even though I really like its Ancient Trait, I would stay away from this card at all costs.  Not only does this card have an extremely low HP, the one move it does have is slow to use and may end up doing no damage at all during a turn, or if you're facing a Pokemon that has a ton of energy cards on it, you'll more than likely be able to do 30 or 40 damage but get knocked out right away.  So unless you just feel like giving a Prize card to your opponent, do not use this Natu card in a deck.  Comparing the two Natu cards from this set, neither are very good, if you want to use one of these two Natu cards to play with Xatu, use yesterday's card as it can attack quicker and has a higher HP.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Xatu, this is a well below average Basic Pokemon card from the Roaring Skies set.  Outside of the Ancient Trait, there isn't one thing that I like about this card, it has a low HP, and pretty poor move, so considering this is on a Basic Pokemon card and there is another Natu in this set, it is a pretty easy decision not to use this card in a deck.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Natu 27/108 -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Natu Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Natu from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two Natu cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Natu is a basic, psychic type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. This Natu card does not have an Ancient Trait or an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Peck, for one colorless energy card this move does 10 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Natu is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Xatu, 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 Natu 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 Natu card is better.  So, on its own, I would not recommend using this card in a deck. My main reason for saying this is because Natu is just too limited in what it can do, since it only has one move and the one move it does have can only do 10 damage total, plus add in the fact it has a below average HP and there are several reasons why you shouldn't use this card in a deck.  If you plan on using Xatu or just really want to use this card in your deck, only use one, and get it into the active Pokemon spot as soon as possible so that you can attack quickly and won't get knocked out in one turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Xatu, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card.  Like I stated in the strategy section of this post, this card is too limited in what it can do, can't do much damage, and has too low of an HP for me to recommend using.  Overall, it could be worse, that is why I am giving it a 2 out of 5 rating instead of a 1, hopefully tomorrow's Natu card is better.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Thundurus EX Full Art -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Thundurus EX Full Art Roaring Skies
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Thundurus EX and Thundurus EX Full Art from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  Thundurus EX is a basic, EX, lightning type Pokemon card with an hp of 170. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Thundurus does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Headlock, for two energy cards, one each of lightning and colorless, this move does 30 damage plus 30 more damage if you get a heads when flipping a coin, or if you get a tails when flipping a coin, the move does 30 damage plus the defending Pokemon is paralyzed.  Thundurus' second move is called Voltage Rush, this move requires three lightning type energy cards to use and does 150 damage, however after using this move, Thundurus does 50 damage to itself.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Thundurus EX is a basic Pokemon card you won't need to use any other cards with this card.  But remember, because this card is an EX card, if this card is knocked out, two prize cards are taken instead of one.  So knowing this about Thundurus EX, I could see using one of these cards in a lightning type deck if you're looking for some power.  If you do use this card in your deck, make sure to have either several Potion cards or a Pokemon that heals damage from your other Pokemon, because ideally with this Thundurus card you'll want to use Voltage Rush most turns and knock out Pokemon in one turn or less.  The only time I would recommend using Headlock is if you only have two energy cards on Thundurus, 50 damage will knock Thundurus out, the defending Pokemon will be knocked out by 30 damage, or you want to try and prevent the defending Pokemon from attacking.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very solid EX Pokemon card from the Roaring Skies set that I would definitely recommend considering for a deck.  My only complaint on this card is that the HP is a little low, especially when you could be doing 50 damage a turn to it, but overall, this card is very powerful and pretty quick on the attack as well, and would add some greatly needed power to a lightning type deck.

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Monday, July 13, 2015

Manectric -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Manectric Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Manectric from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  Manectric is a stage 1, lightning type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Manectric does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Random Spark, for one lightning energy card this move does 30 damage to one of your opponent's Pokemon.  Manectric's second move is called Bite, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 40 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Manectric is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Electrike into play (I reviewed Electrike from this set yesterday) and then evolve Electrike into Manectric.  If you read yesterday's review of Electrike, you'll know that I thought the card was slightly below average, it couldn't be used on its own because it was so limited in what it could do only having one move that did 10 damage, other than that, it did have an average HP, and a low retreat cost.  So knowing this about Electrike and looking at Manectric, this card is similar to Electrike in that it has an average HP and a low retreat cost, but neither move it has is that great.  This card could definitely work in a spread damage type deck, since Random Spark can do 30 damage to any one of your opponent's Pokemon which helps you pick and choose an easy Pokemon to knock out.  Neither of Manectric's moves can do that much damage, but both are quick and do a good amount of damage for the amount of energy cards required.  I more than likely wouldn't use this line in a deck, since neither can do much damage, but if you're building a lightning type deck or are just a fan of this Pokemon line, only use a 1-1 line.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Roaring Skies set.  This card cannot do major damage, which is a turn off for me, but the card does have a solid HP, low retreat cost, and two good moves, at least for the amount of energy cards required to use them.  So you definitely can't go terribly wrong by using this Pokemon line in your deck, combined I would give the two of these cards a 3 out of 5 rating.

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Sunday, July 12, 2015

Electrike -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Electrike Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Electrike from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  Electrike is a basic, lightning type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Manectric does not have an Ancient Trait or an Ability and it only has one move.  This move is called Bite, for one colorless energy card this move requires one colorless energy card to use and does 10 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Electrike is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Manectric, 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 I say this is this card is just too limited in that it can only do 10 damage maximum.  If you were using this card with Manectric it would work perfectly, but you want a starter type Pokemon like Eletrike to do more than 10 damage a turn, especially if you have to use this card later in the game.  Other than the low damage it does when attacking, everything else on this card is average, so if you're desperately in need of a Pokemon to use in a lightning type deck, there would be much worse ones out there to use than Electrike.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Manectric, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card.  This card is pretty average overall, HP, retreat cost, energy card cost for attacking, however because this card is quite limited in what it can do only having one move and that move being able to do 10 damage, this card is a below average Basic Pokemon card.

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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Zapdos -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Zapdos Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Zapdos from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  Zapdos is a basic, lightning type Pokemon card with an hp of 120, it has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Zapdos does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Drill Peck, this move requires one lightning energy card to use and does 20 damage.  Zapdos's second move is called Raging Thunder, this move requires three energy cards to use, two lightning and one colorless, and does 120 damage, however this move does do 40 damage to one of your benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Zapdos 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, the move you want to use this card for is Raging Thunder, it does major damage for only three energy cards but you need to plan around the 40 damage it does to your own Pokemon, so either do not have any Pokemon on your bench, very risky, or have a way to heal damage from all of your Pokemon at once, I know there are cards out there that can heal 20 damage a time from each of your own Pokemon, or you could also put a Pokemon on the bench with an extremely high HP, like a Wailord can, and just keep doing 40 damage a turn to that card.  Because Zapdos does do damage to your own Pokemon, I would only use 1 of these in a deck if you use it at all.

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 Roaring Skies set.  This card does have a high HP and two moves, one being average and the other being above average, but because Zapdos does a ton of damage to your own Pokemon, I had to reduce the rating I gave to this card.  If you like to play with some risk, this is definitely a card to consider for a lightning type deck.

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Friday, July 10, 2015

Electrode -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Electrode Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Electrode from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  Electrode is a stage 1, lightning type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Electrode does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Continuous Tumble, for one colorless energy card this move does 20 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip a coin until you get a tails.  Electrode's second move is called Energy Bomb, this move requires three energy cards to use, two colorless and one lightning, and does 70 damage, plus you may move all energy from Electrode to your benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Electrode is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Voltorb into play (I reviewed Voltorb from this set yesterday) and then evolve Voltorb into Electrode.  If you read yesterday's review of Voltorb, you'll know that I thought it was a a very poor Pokemon card mainly because it could only paralyze the defending Pokemon or knock itself out and do 60 damage, so basically it could not be used as a starter type Pokemon and rendered it useless in my opinion.  So knowing this about Voltorb and looking at this Electrode card, this card is definitely better as far as Stage 1 cards go, but it still isn't great.  Since I am not a fan of coin flip based moves, I would not recommend using Continuous Tumble unless you only have one or two energy cards on Electrode, otherwise use Energy Bomb every single turn, and make sure to move all of your energy cards from Electrode to your benched Pokemon if you know that Electrode will be knocked out during its next turn.  I would not recommend using this Pokemon line in a deck, mainly because Voltorb is just too poor and Electrode doesn't make up for this fact, you'd be able to find much better lightning type Pokemon out there.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Roaring Skies set.  This card has an average HP, low retreat cost, and two moves, one above average, Energy Bomb, one below average, Continuous Tumble.  Like I said above, even though this Electrode card is average, I can not recommend using Voltorb and Electrode from Roaring Skies in a deck, together I can only give them a 2 out of 5 rating.

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Voltorb -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Voltorb Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Voltorb from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  Voltorb is a basic, lightning type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Voltorb does not have an Ancient Trait or an Ability, but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Thunder Wave, for one lightning energy card this move paralyzes the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when flipping a coin.  Voltorb's second move is called Big Explosion, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of lightning and colorless, and does 60 damage, however, Voltorb also does 60 damage to itself, which essentially knocks Voltorb out.

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

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

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Pikachu -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Pikachu Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Pikachu from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  Pikachu is a basic, lightning type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Pikachu does not have an Ancient Trait or Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Tail Whip, this move requires one colorless energy card to use and makes the defending Pokemon unable to attack during its next turn if you get a heads when you flip a coin.  Pikachu's second move is called Electro Ball, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of lightning and colorless, and does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Pikachu is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Raichu, which is in both Furious Fists and the XY sets, you'll more than likely want to use this card with one of those cards.  However, since Raichu isn't in this set, and I've reviewed those Raichu cards previously, I'll just act like I'd use Pikachu on its own, you can always go back and read my Raichu reviews.  So on its own, this card could definitely be used as a starter type Pokemon in a lightning type deck.  It has a solid HP and low retreat cost, plus two moves, one is pretty average, possibly below average in Tail Whip, and the other, Electro Ball, is above average.  So what I would try and do with this card is to put 1 or 2 of these in a deck, and get Pikachu into the active Pokemon spot to start the game, get two energy cards on Pikachu, then use Electro Ball most turns, knocking out Basic Pokemon in two turns.  You could always attack a Trick Coin trainer card to this card and have a better chance at making your opponent unable to attack with Tail Whip.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Raichu, this is an average Basic Pokemon card from the Roaring Skies set.  Other than not being able to do damage for only one energy card, this card is pretty good overall and I like Pikachu's second move that does above average damage for an attack like that on a Basic Pokemon card.  So if you're building a lightning type deck or are just a fan of Pikachu, this card is definitely worth consideration.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Pelipper -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Pelipper Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Pelipper from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  Pelipper is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Pelipper does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Swallow, for two energy cards, one each of water and colorless, this move does 30 damage, plus it heals the same amount of damage that Pelipper does to the defending Pokemon.  Pelipper's second move is called Water Pulse, this move requires four energy cards to use, three colorless and one water, and does 70 damage, plus it puts the defending Pokemon to sleep.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Pelipper is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Wingull into play (I reviewed Wingull from this set yesterday) and then evolve Wingull into Pelipper.  If you read yesterday's review of Wingull, you'll know that I thought it was a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card.  There wasn't anything terrible about the card, it had an average HP, and a low retreat cost, it just was limited in what it could do, only having one move that could do 10 damage.  So knowing this about Wingull and looking at this Pelipper card, you could use a 1-1 line of Wingull and Pelipper in a water type deck, get Wingull into the active Pokemon spot to start the game, then evolve it into Pelipper right away, then work your way up to using Water Pulse every turn.  Water Pulse does require four energy cards to use, which is a lot, but hopefully once you get four energy cards on Pelipper and put the defending Pokemon to sleep, you can set up your benched Pokemon.  Plus, you can prolong Pelipper's presence in the active Pokemon spot by using Swallow when the defending Pokemon can be knocked out by 30 damage or less so that you can restore some HP on Pelipper.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Roaring Skies set.  This card is pretty decent overall with an above average HP, and two good moves.  I wish Water Pulse would be a little quicker to use, but I like how both moves that Pelipper has not only do damage but do something extra, like heal Pelipper and put the defending Pokemon to sleep.  So if you're building a water type deck, I would definitely consider the line of Wingull and Pelipper from this set, together I would give them a 3 out of 5 rating.

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Monday, July 6, 2015

Wingull -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Wingull Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Wingull from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  Wingull is a basic, water 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. Wingull does not have an Ancient Trait or Ability and it only has one move.  The only move it has is called Water Gun, this move requires one water energy card to use and does 10 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Wingull is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Pelipper, 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, this card is by no means terrible, but it is just very limited in what it can do only having one move and being able to do 10 damage maximum.  So if you do use this card in a deck, you'll want to use it as a starter type Pokemon, that way doing 10 damage a turn will do more on weaker Pokemon, but again, unless you're using this card with Pelipper, I wouldn't recommend using it.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Pelipper, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card.  I am giving this card a 2 out of 5 rating even though nothing on this card is below average, it has one average move, an average HP, and an average retreat cost, what reduces its rating is the fact it is quite limited and will be quite useless late in games.  So if you're building a water type deck, please look elsewhere, there are plenty of better water type Pokemon cards out there.

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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Articuno 17/108 -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Articuno Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Articuno from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of two Articuno cards that I've reviewed from this set.  Articuno is a basic, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 120, it has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Articuno has an Ancient Trait called Plus that says if Articuno knocks out one of your opponent's Pokemon, you can take an additional prize card, so if you knock out an EX card you can take 3 prize cards.  Besides the Ancient Trait, Articuno has two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Chilling Sigh, this move requires one water energy card to use and puts the defending Pokemon to sleep.  Articuno's second move is called Tri Edge, this move requires three energy cards to use, two water and one colorless, and does 20 damage plus 40 more damage for each heads you get when you flip 3 coins, for a total possibility of 140 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Articuno 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, since there are two different Articuno cards in this set, and I reviewed the first one yesterday, I will be comparing the two at the end of this section.  Looking at this specific Articuno card, the first thing that I am a fan of is its Ancient Trait, so if you could somehow get the defending Pokemon to have a little HP left on it, then switch Articuno into the active Pokemon spot and knock it out with Tri Edge, it would let you win the game that much faster.  I would definitely attach a Trick Coin trainer card to this card to give you two shots at being able to do major damage with Tri Edge.  I would include at least one of these in almost any water type deck I would build just for its Ancient Trait, you could set it up on the bench, get three energy cards on it, then move it to the active Pokemon spot and use Tri Edge every single turn.  Both Articuno cards from this set are pretty solid, the card from yesterday can do more damage consistently every turn, however this card has the potential to do more damage and to take 2 prize cards instead of 1.  So if you're building a water type deck and am a fan of Articuno like I am, you may want to use 1 of each.

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 Roaring Skies set.  There really isn't anything that I dislike about this card, the only reason it gets a 4 out of 5 from me instead of a 5 out of 5, is because it does take three energy cards to be able to do damage to the defending Pokemon, but this card can do major damage, and also has a high HP.  So you can't go wrong with either Articuno card from this set.

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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Articuno 16/108 -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Articuno Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Articuno from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two consecutive Articuno cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Articuno is a basic, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 120, it has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Articuno does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Find Ice, this move requires one water energy card to use and allows you to search your deck for up to 3 water energy cards and put them into your hand.  Articuno's second move is called Freezing Wind, this move requires four energy cards to use, two each of water and colorless, and does 100 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Articuno 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, since there are two different Articuno cards in this set, after I review the second one tomorrow, I can compare the two.  Just looking at this Articuno card, if you're building a heavy water type Pokemon deck, I would definitely recommend including one Articuno card in that deck.  That way, you only need to put one energy card on it, move it to the active Pokemon spot, and then you can use Find Ice right away to make sure you have enough energy cards in your hand to set up the rest of your benched Pokemon.  The main reason I would only include one of these cards in a deck is because Articuno is so slow to do any damage, the one attacking move it does have, does do above average damage, but it is just a high energy cost move, but I do like that Articuno's retreat cost remains low even with this move.

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 Roaring Skies set.  This card does have an above average HP and one powerful move, but this card isn't any better than average in my opinion mainly because of how slow it is to do any damage.  But if you're building a water type deck, this card is worth a look.

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