Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Braixen from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card set. Braixen is a stage 1, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80. It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Braixen does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Destructive Flame, for one fire energy card this move does 20 damage, plus if you get a heads when flipping a coin you can discard an energy card attached to your opponent's active Pokemon. Braixen's second move is called Crackling Ribbon and for two colorless energy cards does 30 damage.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Braixen is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Fennekin into play, there are two Fennekin cards in this set and I've reviewed both the past two days, and then evolve Fennekin into Braixen. Braixen does have a Stage 2 evolution in Delphox, 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 Braixen is the final evolution in this line. So if you read my reviews of the two Fennekin cards in this set, you'll know that I preferred the first Fennekin card, card number 10 more than the other Fennekin card, this first card had a higher HP, and two moves, as opposed to the second Fennekin card which had a below average HP and only one move that couldn't even attack. So knowing this about the Fennekin cards in this set and looking at this Braixen card, if you're already playing one Fennekin card in your deck, it is definitely worth playing this Braixen card because it has two quick moves and both moves can do more damage than the one Fennekin has. However, if you're aren't playing Fennekin in your deck already, I would wait until you use this whole line to use Braixen because Braixen does have a lower HP. When in the active Pokemon spot, it would be to your advantage to have a Trick Coin trainer attached to Braixen so that you have a better chance of discarding an energy card when using Destructive Flame, especially on Pokemon that need a lot of energy to attack, this can be particularly useful.
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 Fates Collide set. Other than having a below average HP, this card has two quick hitting, somewhat powerful moves and a low retreat cost, so there are plenty of worse cards than this one to use in your deck. Together with the first Fennekin card in this set I would give the two cards a 3 out of 5 rating, the same rating I gave each card individually.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Braixen from the Fates Collide set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Braixen's Stage 2 evolution in Delphox, which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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