Friday, December 16, 2016

Xerneas -- Steam Siege Pokemon Card Review

Xerneas Steam Siege Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Xerneas from the Steam Siege Pokemon Card Set.  Xerneas is a basic, fairy type Pokemon card with a HP of 130, a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to darkness type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Xerneas does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Geomancy, for one fairy energy card, this move allows you to attach one fairy type energy card to 2 of your benched Pokemon.  Xerneas' second move is called Rainbow Spear and for three energy cards, two fairy and one colorless, this move does 100 damage, however after attacking, you must discard an energy attached to this card.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Xerneas is a basic Pokemon with no evolution forms, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  With that being said, this card does have a BREAK evolution which I'll be reviewing tomorrow that you may want to use with this card.  On its own, the main reason you'll want to use Xerneas is in a heavy fairy type deck and as a starter type Pokemon so that you can use Geomancy and get your fairy type Pokemon set up very quickly.  It may be worth it to use Rainbow Spear once, then use a Switch trainer to retreat Xerneas since it wouldn't make sense to keep discarding energy cards while using this move.  So without knowing anything about Xerneas BREAK, I could still see using this card in a deck, like I said, early in the game, to set up your benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Basic Pokemon card from the Steam Siege set.  I like that this card has a very good HP, and two solid moves, one that can help your benched Pokemon and the other that can dole out major damage to the defending Pokemon.  The only downside with this card is that you have to discard an energy card when doing damage, but other than that, it should be considered when creating a fairy type deck.

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

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How many total Fairy type Pokemon cards are in the Steam Siege set?
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John Marcelo said...

There are 7 fairy type Pokemon in Steam Siege

jason xie said...

There are 7 fairy types in the steam siege including EX and M-EX and break.

Yo said...

Tommy Games

Bhavin Patel said...

There are 7 total fairy type Pokémon cards in Steam Seige.

Wasted Bandit said...

10 fairy types/youtube name is wastedbandit