Sunday, February 7, 2016

Gallade -- BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Review

Gallade BREAKthrough Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gallade from the BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Set.  Gallade is a stage 2, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 150.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Gallade's Ability is called Premonition and says that once per turn you may look at the top 5 cards of your deck and arrange them in any way that you'd like.  Besides the move, Gallade just has one move called Sensitive Blade, for two colorless energy cards this move does 60 damage plus 70 more damage if you played a supporter card that same turn.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Gallade is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Ralts into play and then evolve it into Kirlia before you can evolve Kirlia into Gallade, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them in the past on my blog.  If you've read my reviews of those cards, which are both Psychic type Pokemon, you'll know that I thought Ralts was an average Basic Pokemon card, having two moves, one that could heal damage and the other that could attack, however I thought Kirlia from this set was a below average Stage 1 Pokemon card, mainly because of its low HP, and the fact neither of its moves were that great, one move could be replaced by a trainer and the second move was based on a coin flip.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at Gallade, because neither of the first two forms of Gallade are that great, I would definitely consider just using 1 of each card in this line and then keeping this line on the bench the entire game just to utilize Gallade's Ability.  But if you do want to attack with this line, I would still set up the line on the bench and use Sensitive Blade every turn when in the active Pokemon spot, you'll want to try and find a way to use a Supporter card one turn, discard it the next turn, then retrieve it from the discard pile and put it back into play, thus allowing you to do 130 damage per turn with Sensitive Blade.

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 BREAKthrough set.  I am mostly giving this card an above average rating based solely on its Ability, I think it is just that good.  But, Gallade's move is very good as well, so this card is definitely one you'll want to consider when building a psychic or a fighting type deck.  Altogether, I would give the line of Ralts, Kirlia, and Gallade from this set a 3 out of 5 rating.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Gallade from the BREAKthrough set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Meloetta, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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How does Kirlia evolve into Gallade?
Please respond by including your YouTube username and link to your YouTube channel.  If the question is quite tough, the first correct comment will win, otherwise I'll use a random number generator to choose a winner.


Matthew Abulail said...

First your Ralts needs to be a male and from that Ralts will evolve to Kirlia at level 20 and you use a dawn stone on Kirlia to evolve it into Gallade.

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DistortionDragon said...

You must have male kirlia and get a dawn stone. Use the dawn stone to evolve kirlia.
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Cabal said...

Male Kirlia evolves into Gallade when being exposed to a Dawn Stone. Female Kirlia does not evolve into Gallade.


Gabriele Magazzù said...

You need your kirlia to be a male and then use a dawn stone on him.
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Matthew Templeman said...

Using a dawn stone on a male krilia


Jelly Paladin said...

Use a Dawn Stone on a male Kirlia.

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Chasista said...

Using a Dawn stone onto a male Kirlia


Kai Tung Ng said...

For a male Kirlia, it evolves into Gallade when he is exposed to a Dawn Stone. For a female Kirlia, it will never evolve into a Gallade (for obvious reasons).

Kai Tung Ng