Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Fraxure from the BREAKthrough Pokemon Card set. Fraxure 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 two colorless energy card retreat cost. Fraxure does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Sharp Fang, for one colorless energy card this move does 20 damage. Fraxure's second move is called Dragon Slayer and for three energy cards, one each of colorless, fighting, and metal, this move does 60 damage plus 40 more damage if the defending Pokemon is a dragon type Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Fraxure is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Axew into play (I reviewed both Axew cards from this set the past two days) and then evolve Axew into Fraxure. Fraxure does have a Stage 2 evolution in Haxorus, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, 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 Fraxure is the final evolution in this line. So if you read my review of the Axew cards from this set, you'll know that I thought both were slightly below average Basic Pokemon cards. Both cards had average HP, and could attack for one energy card, but outside of the first move, the only other move both cards had was a move that required three distinct energy card types and did well below average damage. So if you plan on quickly evolving Axew once in the active Pokemon spot, it would make more sense to use yesterday's card since it could do 20 damage a turn for one energy card. So knowing this about Axew from this set and looking at Fraxure, it may be worth using a 1-1 line of Axew and Fraxure in your deck, if number one you're building a split type deck of metal and fighting, and number two you think you'll be facing a lot of dragon type Pokemon. That way, you can set up Fraxure on the bench and when your opponent puts a dragon type Pokemon in the active Pokemon spot you can use Fraxure against it and do 100 damage a turn with Dragon Slayer. I cannot highly recommend this card however because it does have a below average HP and it requires different energy card types when attacking.
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 BREAKthrough set. Similar to both Axew cards from this set, this card has a decent move set, but with a low HP and the fact it requires different energy types, this card is very restricted in its use, so like I said above, unless you're specifically building a fighting and metal type deck, look elsewhere for a Pokemon card to use. Altogether, I would give the Axew cards and the Fraxure card from this set a 2 out of 5 rating.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Fraxure from the BREAKthrough set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Fraxure's Stage 2 evolution in Haxorus, which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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