Saturday, October 22, 2016

Volcanion EX -- Steam Siege Pokemon Card Review

Volcanion EX Steam Siege
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Volcanion EX from the Steam Siege Pokemon Card Set.  Volcanion EX is a basic, EX, fire and water dual type Pokemon card with an hp of 180. It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Volcanion EX's Ability is called Steam Up and says that once per turn you may discard a fire energy card from your hand, if you decide to do that before attacking, each of your Basic, fire type Pokemon's moves do 30 damage more during that turn.  Besides the Ability, Volcanion EX has just one move called Volcanic Heat, for three energy cards, two fire and one colorless, this move does 130 damage, however Volcanion can't attack during its next turn.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Volcanion 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 Volcanion EX, the main reason you'll want to use this card is to take advantage of its Ability, so you don't even have to put this card into the active Pokemon spot to have it benefit your deck.  Because of this, I would only use one of these in a deck, and not put any energy cards on it or anything.  You can then include an abundance of fire type Pokemon in your deck, and including Volcanion from this set is a great idea since it can retrieve fire energy cards from your discard pile.  So Steam Up is a great Ability and even though Volcanic Heat isn't that great of move, since it essentially does 65 damage a turn, it is still good enough if you have to use it while in the active Pokemon spot.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a solid but nothing more than average EX Pokemon card from the Steam Siege set.  Like I mentioned above, I really like this card's Ability and the fact you don't have to put it into the active Pokemon spot for it to be effective.  Pair it with the Volcanion from this set or another card that can retrieve fire energy cards from the discard pile, and this card is even better.  So if you're building a fire deck type, I would recommend using one of these cards in that deck.

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

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