Monday, September 19, 2016

Exploud -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Exploud Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Exploud from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  Exploud is a stage 2, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Exploud does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Ambush, for three colorless energy cards this move does 80 damage plus if you get a heads when flipping a coin it does 40 more damage for a total of 120 damage a turn.  Exploud's second move is called Cacophony and says that for three colorless energy cards at the end of your opponent's next turn, discard the defending Pokemon and all cards attached to it.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Exploud is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Whismur into play and then evolve it into Loudred before you can evolve Loudred into Exploud, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last two days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought both were slightly below average.  Both cards had multiple moves they could use and solid HP, but neither card had a move that was that powerful so just looking at those two cards on their own I couldn't recommend using either of them in a deck.  So knowing that about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at this Exploud card, Ambush is a pretty powerful attack doing up to 120 damage a turn so you could throw a Trick Coin trainer on this card to give it a better chance at doing maximum damage every turn, but I don't know if it is worth it to put a Stage 2 card into play that only does 80 damage a turn without some luck.  Exploud's second move is very interesting, but unfortunately it doesn't knock out the defending Pokemon but moves it to the discard pile without taking prize cards and it gives your opponent time to get a weaker Pokemon into the active Pokemon spot.  So unless you build your whole deck around continuously removing your opponent's Pokemon from the active Pokemon spot and putting them into the discard pile, this is an average card at best and probably not a line I would recommend using.

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 Fates Collide set.  I really like Exploud's Ambush move, it does a good amount of damage, but other than that, this card is slower on the attack, and a lower HP, and a high retreat cost.  So together with Whismur and Loudred from this set, I can't give this line higher than a 2 out of 5 rating.

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

Free Pokemon TCG Online Code Cards:
Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
What is the highest rarity of any Exploud card in the English TCG?
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.


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Alec Loveall said...

Exploud EX Crystal Guardians 92/100 Ultra Rare Holo
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Prince Macatangay said...

Rare Holo ex
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Volkan Bozkuş said...

Rare holo ex
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Riccardo Galassini said...

Rare holo ex
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wispa said...

Rare Holo ex (from EX Crystal Guardians).

Youtube name: wispa

Wyatt Holcombe said...

Rare Holo EX, from EX Crystal Guardians.


Chris smith said...
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Chris smith said...

Rare Holo ex (Crystal Guardians)

plyr 010 said...

rare holo ex


Riccardo Galassini said...

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AgarNewb said...

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Dany Daft said...

Crystal Guardians Rare Holo EX

Username: Dany Daft