Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Lucario 63/124 -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Lucario Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Lucario from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second Lucario card that I've reviewed from this set, the other was a fighting type Pokemon.  Lucario is a Stage 1, metal type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Lucario does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Vacuum wave, for one metal energy card this move does 50 damage.  Lucario's second move is called Fight Alone and for two energy cards, one each of metal and colorless, this move does 30 damage plus 60 more damage for each Pokemon fewer you have in play than your opponent.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Lucario is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Riolu into play, there are actually two Riolo cards in this set which I've reviewed in the past, and evolve Riolu into Lucario.  If you read my reviews of Riolu from this set you'll know that I thought both cards were average overall, one card had a higher HP but could only do up to 20 damage per turn and the other had an average HP and could do up to 30 damage a turn, both cards had moves based on coin flips, but both could be used on their own.  So knowing this about the two Riolu cards from this set and looking at this Lucario, if you want to use this metal type card, you'll probably want to use the first Riolu card in this set since it requires colorless energy cards to attack as opposed to fighting type Pokemon.  It is a bit risky with this card, but you could do major damage every turn with Fight Alone if you limit the amount of Pokemon you have in play.  That is the main strategy I would use, only keep one Pokemon on your bench and use Fight Alone to do a huge amount of damage every turn.  Not only can that move does a lot of damage, it is pretty quick to use.  I actually like this card more than the other Lucario in this set, this card can just do major damage overall, both moves.  You really can't go wrong with either Lucario from this set, both have good HP and good moves.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an above average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Fates Collide set.  Other than being a metal type card instead of fighting, this card is very good overall.  It has a high HP, and two great moves.  Together with either Riolu card, I would give this line a 4 out of 5 rating, it is definitely one that should be considered.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Bronzong BREAK -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Bronzong BREAK Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Bronzong BREAK from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  The way a BREAK card works is that you place it on top of the Pokemon with the exact name, so this card would be placed on top of Bronzong, so basically this card is a Stage 2 card.  It is placed horizontally on the card it evolves from and can use that Pokemon's Abilities and Attacks as well as what is on the BREAK card.  Bronzong BREAK is a BREAK (essentially a Stage 2), metal type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  It has the same weakness, resistance and retreat cost as the Bronzong you're evolving it from.  Bronzong BREAK does not have an Ability and it only has one moved called Metal Rain, for two energy cards, one each of metal and colorless, this move allows you to discard as many metal type energy cards attached to this Pokemon as you'd like, for each metal energy you discard you may choose one of your opponent's Pokemon and do 30 damage to it.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Bronzong BREAK is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Bronzor into play and evolve it into Bronzong before you can evolve Bronzong into Bronzong BREAK.  I have reviewed both Bronzor and Bronzong from this set previously and if you've read those reviews you'll know that I thought Bronzor was below average, mainly because it required two energy cards to do damage, and for one energy card its move required a coin flip, but I was a huge fan of Bronzong from this set and gave it a 4 out of 5 rating, I really liked its Ability, it essentially prevented spread attack type decks from your opponent from being effective, and had a solid move.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at this Bronzong BREAK card, this card works very well in a spread attack type deck, you can use Bronzong to prevent that type of deck used against you and then use it against your opponent.  So ideally, you would keep this line on the bench most of the game, continuously adding energy cards to Bronzong BREAK and when you've spread enough damage around with your other Pokemon cards, move Bronzong BREAK into the active Pokemon spot and in one turn, potentially knock out several Pokemon.  So I would highly recommend using this card in a spread attack type deck, but if not used in that type of deck, probably wouldn't use this card with Bronzong from this set.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a very good BREAK Pokemon card from the Fates Collide set.  This card is especially good for spread attack type decks and can clean up and knock out most of the Pokemon that have damage on them in one turn late in games.  Together with Bronzor and Bronzong from this set, I would give this entire line a 4 out of 5 rating, it is definitely a line to consider using in a deck.

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Bronzong -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Bronzong Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Bronzong from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  Bronzong is a stage 1, metal type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Bronzong's Ability is called Metal Fortress and says that all effects of your opponent's attacks, including damage, done to your Benched Pokemon are prevented.  Besides the Ability, Bronzong has one move called Guard Press, for three energy cards, two colorless and one metal, this move does 60 damage, plus it reduces any damage done to Bronzong during its next turn by 20.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Bronzong is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Bronzor into play (I reviewed Bronzor from this set yesterday) and then evolve Bronzor into Bronzong.  There is a Bronzong BREAK card in this set and I'll be reviewing it tomorrow.  If you read yesterday's review of Bronzor, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card, it did have a solid HP and two moves, but it required two energy cards to do damage and to retreat, and the move it had for one energy card was coin flip based.  So knowing this about Bronzor and looking at this Bronzong card, you'll want to at least have this card on your bench at all times to utilize its Ability and not let your opponent spread damage around by attacking your bench, so just on Bronzong's Ability alone, this is a must play for metal type decks and almost any type deck out there.  Put a 1-1 line of these two Pokemon in your deck.  So besides keeping this card on the bench most of the game, if you have to, Guard Press isn't a terrible move and only needs one metal energy card and then two of any type energy to attack, 60 damage for three energy cards is average damage overall.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an above average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Fates Collide set.  Even if this card didn't have a move, I would still give it a 4 rating, that is how good I think this card's Ability is.  It can definitely ruin your opponent's strategy if they have a spread attack type deck.  Together with Bronzor from this set, I would give a 4 out of 5 rating, like I said above, if you're building a metal type deck, this card is a must.

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Bronzor -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Bronzor Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Bronzor from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  Bronzor is a basic, metal type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Bronzor does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Iron Defense, for one metal energy card this move prevents all effects of attacks done to Bronzor during its next turn if you get a heads when flipping a coin.  Bronzor's second move is called Hammer In and for two energy cards, one each of metal and colorless, this move does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Bronzor is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Bronzong, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So, on its own, this card is okay, and could be used as a starter type Pokemon because you can defend yourself the first turn with Iron Defense and then the second turn and the turns thereafter do 20 damage a turn.  I myself would probably pass on using this card in a deck with Bronzong just because it requires two energy cards to do damage and requires that same amount of energy cards to retreat.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Bronzong, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card.  I do like that this card has a solid HP and two moves, but this card is slow on the attack, one move is based off of a coin flip, and you have to give up all energy cards needed to attack when retreating.  So if you are building a metal type deck, there are definitely much better metal type cards out there to use.

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Wormadam 59/124 -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Wormadam Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Wormadam from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  This is the third and final Wormadam card I'll be reviewing from this set, previously I've reviewed the grass and fighting type ones.  This Wormadam card is a stage 1, metal type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Wormadam does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Strike Back, for one metal type energy card this move does 20 damage times the number of damage counters on this Pokemon.  Wormadam's second move is called Iron Head and for three energy cards, two colorless and one metal, this move does 60 damage plus 20 more damage for each heads you get when you flip a coin until you get a tails.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Wormadam is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Burmy into play (I reviewed Burmy from this set a few weeks ago) and then evolve Burmy into Wormadam.  Like I said above, there are two other Wormadam cards in this set, which I'll be comparing further down in this post, plus Burmy has another Stage 1 evolution in Mothim which I have reviewed previously as well.  If you read my review of Burmy, you'll know that I thought that card was a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card, mainly because it was so limited in what it could do, just having one move that could do a maximum of 10 damage per turn.  But other than that, it was solid overall, with an average HP and low retreat cost.  So knowing this about Burmy and looking at this Wormadam card, this card would work best if you have a Pokemon that does major damage with a move but also does damage to your own Pokemon, you could then move Wormadam into the active Pokemon spot with even 50 damage on it and do 100 damage a turn for only one energy card.  So that is the main strategy I would use with this card, but be prepared to quickly heal damage from this set and then possibly retreat it to get damage on it again.  Iron Head is an average move but takes longer to set up, but with the Trick Coin trainer may do a good amount of damage.  So if you're building a metal type deck, this Pokemon family is worth a look, I would consider using a 1-1 line.  Looking at all three Wormadam cards in this set, you can't really say one is that much better than another since they are all different types and require distinct types of energy, all are pretty good in my opinion.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a slightly above average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Fates Collide set.  There really isn't any negatives on this card, has a better than average HP, and two good moves both with potential to do well above average damage.  So no matter the type of deck you're building, metal, grass, or fighting, the Burmy-Wormadam line is one to use, I would give all of these lines a 3 out of 5 rating.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Mandibuzz -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Mandibuzz Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Mandibuzz from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  Mandibuzz is a stage 1, darkness type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110. It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Mandibuzz does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Bone Drop, for one colorless energy card this move does 60 damage to one of your opponent's Pokemon that has an Ability on it.  Mandibuzz's second move is called Cutting Wind and for three energy cards, two colorless and one darkness, does 80 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Mandibuzz is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Vullaby into play (I reviewed Vullaby from this set yesterday) and then evolve Vullaby into Mandibuzz.  If you read yesterday's review of Vullaby, you'll know that I thought it was a very poor Basic Pokemon card, despite the fact that it had two moves, an average HP, and a low retreat.  In my opinion it was very poor because it required three energy cards to do actual damage, did well below average damage, and the first move it had was based on a coin flip.  So knowing how bad Vullaby from this set is and looking at this Mandibuzz card, if you're building a darkness type deck or spread attack type deck, I would use a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family, of course evolving Mandibuzz on the bench.  If using a spread attack type deck style, you could use a card that does 10 or 20 damage to all Pokemon in play a couple of turns then in the active Pokemon spot use Bone Drop to knock out your opponent's Pokemon one by one.  Of if you want to win by brute force, Cutting Wind does well above average damage for three energy cards.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an above average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Fates Collide set.  There really isn't any negatives with this card, it has an above average HP, low retreat cost, and two great moves, one attacking benched Pokemon and the other doing well above average damage.  So you can't go wrong with having this card in a deck, together with Vullaby, which I gave a 1 out of 5 rating, I would give these two Pokemon a 3 out of 5 rating.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Vullaby -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Vullaby Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Vullaby from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  Vullaby is a basic, darkness type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Vullaby does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Leer and for one colorless energy card this move paralyzes the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when flipping a coin.  Vullaby's second move is called Cutting Wind and for three energy cards, two colorless and one darkness, this move does 40 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Vullaby is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Mandibuzz, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So, on its own, the strategy is quite simple, do not use this card!  I say this because you need three energy cards on this card in order to attack and even then, it isn't smart to put that many energy cards on a card with an HP of only 60, and Cutting Wind does well below average damage anyway.  Also, there is no reason to use this card as a starter type Pokemon and try and paralyze the defending Pokemon every turn to give you time to set up your own Pokemon because that move requires a coin flip, meaning you won't necessarily get a heads every turn.  So unless you just love Vullaby and want to use it in your deck, stay away from this card.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Mandibuzz, this is a well below average card.  I do like that it has two moves and a solid HP, but neither move is very good and it is just way too slow on the attack.  So definitely look elsewhere for Basic, darkness type Pokemon cards to use in your deck.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Tyranitar -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Tyranitar Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Tyranitar from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  Tyranitar is a stage 2, darkness type Pokemon card, with an hp of 160.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Tyranitar's Ability is called Raging Roar and says that when you evolve Pupitar into Tyranitar, using this card, you may attach a darkness energy card from your discard pile to Tyranitar for each prize card your opponent has taken.  Besides the Ability, Tyranitar just has one move called Dark Mountain that requires 5 darkness energy cards to use and does 150 damage plus 50 more damage for supporter card you find when discarding the top two cards of your deck.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Tyranitar is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Larvitar into play and then evolve it into Pupitar before you can evolve Pupitar into Tyranitar, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them in the past.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought both Larvitar cards from this set were pretty poor, one could attack for one energy card but did damage to itself and the other was slower on the attack, could do more damage, but had a lower HP.  For Pupitar, I was not a fan of the one from this set, it didn't have a high HP and also did damage to itself when attacking.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at this Tyranitar card, if you're going to use this line in a deck, make sure to use it in a majority darkness type deck, and use a 1-1-1 line, set the line up on the bench and only use it to try and salvage the game when you are about to lose, don't add any energy cards to Tyranitar and then when you put it into the active Pokemon spot close to the end of the game, you can get five energy cards on it in one turn and do 150 damage a turn.  To me, it probably isn't worth it to dedicate so many energy cards to this one card, especially when the first two Pokemon in this line aren't great and the fact if your opponent can force this card into the active Pokemon spot before it is set up, you'll be in trouble.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a below average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Fates Collide set.  I do like that this card can do up to 250 damage a turn and that it can quickly get energy cards on it, but to me, this card is too much of a risk, plus it has a high retreat cost, so if building a deck, I would look elsewhere.  Overall, I can't give this entire line higher than a 1 out of 5 rating, it is one you want to stay away from.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Umbreon EX -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Umbreon EX Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Umbreon EX and Umbreon EX Full Art from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  Umbreon EX is a basic, EX, darkness type Pokemon card with an hp of 170. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Umbreon EX does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Veil of Darkness, for one colorless energy card this move does 20 damage plus allows you to draw as many cards from your deck as you discard from your hand.  Umbreon's second move is called Endgame and for three energy cards, two colorless and one darkness, this move does 70 damage, plus if this attack knocks out a Mega EX Pokemon, you get to take two additional prize cards.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Umbreon 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 Umbreon EX, there are two different strategies you could take with this card.  The first strategy is to include this card in a deck that includes Pokemon that can retrieve cards from the discard pile, that way, you can start the game with Umbreon EX in the active Pokemon spot, use Veil of Darkness to quickly get the cards you need into your hand, then later in the game retrieve those discarded cards and get them back into your hand or deck.  The other strategy with this card is to use it to get 4 prize cards at once, so get three energy cards on Umbreon and leave it on the bench, then when you are about to knock out a Mega EX, move it to the active Pokemon spot and use Endgame, thus allowing you to take 4 prize cards instead of 2.  Regardless of the strategy you use with this card, it is definitely one to look at when building a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an above average EX Pokemon card from the Fates Collide.  This card isn't that spectacular overall, but there are two distinct strategies you can use with this card and will fit nicely into many decks out there.  So if you're building a deck, take a long look at incorporating this card into it.

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Zygarde EX -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Zygarde EX Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Zygarde EX from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  Zygarde EX is a basic, EX, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 190. It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Zygarde EX does not have an Ability but it does have three moves.  The first move that this card has is called Land's Pulse and for one fighting energy card does 20 damage plus 20 more damage if there is a Stadium card in play.  Zygarde's second move is called Cell Storm and for two energy cards, one each of fighting and colorless, this move does 60 damage, it also heals 30 damage from Zygarde EX.  Zygarde's third move is called Land's Wrath and for three energy cards, two fighting and one colorless, this move does 100 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Zygarde 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 Zygarde EX, this is a perfect starter type Pokemon for a fighting type deck and I could see using up to 4 of these in a deck.  Other than the fact two prize cards are taken when this card is knocked out, this card is very quick on the attack and every move it has does well above average damage.  So you can either start the game with this card in the active Pokemon spot doing 20 then 60 then 100 damage, or set this card up on the bench and do 100 damage a turn when moving to the active Pokemon spot.  Plus, if you're facing weaker Pokemon, I like how Cell Storm will heal damage from Zygarde, making its 190 HP seem even higher, plus doing well above average damage.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an excellent EX Pokemon card from the Fates Collide set.  Other than having a higher retreat cost, you can't go wrong by using this card in a deck.  It is very powerful, has a high HP, and can attack quickly, I could definitely see building a deck around all of the Zygarde cards from this set.

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Zygarde 53/124 -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Zygarde Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Zygarde from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of the two Zygarde card reviews I've done for this set.  This Zygarde card is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 120, it has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Zygarde card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Rumble, for two energy cards, one each of fighting and colorless, this move does 30 damage plus your opponent can't retreat during their next turn.  Zygarde's second move is called Geostrike, for three energy cards, two fighting and one colorless, this move does 120 damage, however it also does 10 damage to each of your own benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Zygarde is a basic Pokemon with no evolution forms, you don't have to use any other cards with this card, since there are two Zygarde cards in this set, I'll be comparing both later in this review.  So strategy wise, this card would make sense to use in a deck that features a Pokemon that does damage depending on how many total damage counters are in play, or a Pokemon that allows you to move damage counters from your benched Pokemon to your opponent's.  With either of those two options, you can then feel free to use Geostrike several turns in a row.  Rumble is also an above average move and would make a decent starter type Pokemon move since it is a fairly quick attack and with Zygarde's high HP, you could use Rumble every turn while setting up your benched Pokemon.  I think that both Zygarde cards from this set warrant use.  Yesterday's card is better for a spread attack type deck and a safer strategy overall, this card is a little riskier, but if played with a card that can move damage or does damage based on all of the damage in play, makes this card very powerful.

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 Fates Collide set.  This card has a much better HP than yesterday's Zygarde card, can do more damage per turn and has two moves that both do damage as opposed to one.  Both cards in my opinion are average to above average depending on how they're used.  So if you're building a fighting type deck, I would give a long look to each of these Zygarde cards.

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Zygarde 52/124 -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Zygarde Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Zygarde from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two consecutive Zygarde cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  This Zygarde card is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 90, it has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Zygarde card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Lookout, for one fighting energy card this move allows you to switch one of your opponent's benched Pokemon with their active Pokemon.  Zygarde's second move is called Aura Break and for three energy cards, two colorless and one fighting, does 70 damage, plus if the defending Pokemon is a darkness or fairy type Pokemon it can't attack during their next turn.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Zygarde is a basic Pokemon with no evolution forms, you don't have to use any other cards with this card, but I would recommend reading tomorrow's Zygarde review to see which one I prefer.  So, on its own and with no knowledge of the other Zygarde card, this card would work well in a spread attack type deck, since you could leave this card on the bench to begin the game, get it set up, then after you use a card that does 10 or 20 damage a turn to all Pokemon in play, use Lookout the first turn and Aura Break the second to knock out your opponent's Pokemon one at a time.  This card would also come in handy when facing a heavy Darkness or Fairy type deck.  So if you're building a fighting type deck, or a spread attack type deck, I would recommend at least one of these.

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 Fates Collide set.  Other than being a little slow on the attack, at least a move that does damage, this card is very good overall and one I would recommend taking a long look at when building a deck.  This card can do above average damage every turn and move Pokemon into the active Pokemon spot that your opponent doesn't want there.

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Carbink BREAK -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Carbink BREAK Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Carbink BREAK from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  The way a BREAK card works is that you place it on top of the Pokemon with the exact name, so this card would be placed on top of Carbink, so basically this card is a Stage 1 card.  It is placed horizontally on the card it evolves from and can use that Pokemon's Abilities and Attacks as well as what is on the BREAK card.  Carbink BREAK is a BREAK (essentially a Stage 1), fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110.  It has the same weakness, resistance and retreat cost as the Carbink you're evolving it from.  Carbink BREAK does not have an Ability and only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Diamond Gift and for one fighting energy card does 20 damage plus allows you to attach 2 energy cards from your discard pile to one of your fighting type Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Carbink BREAK is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Carbink into play.  There are two Carbink cards in this set and I've reviewed both of them the past two days.  If you've read those reviews you'll know that I thought both Carbink cards were pretty solid overall, both could be used on their own in decks, both have above average HP, good abilities and solid moves.  So if you're going to use Carbink in your deck, definitely use this BREAK card with it, since it gives Carbink a higher HP and an additional move to use.  Strategy wise, this card works well later in games when you have a fair amount of fighting type energy in the discard pile, you can then use Diamond Gift a turn or two and get your benched Pokemon set up quite quickly and allows you to use less energy cards in your deck since you can reuse the same ones over and over.  I wouldn't use Diamond Gift that often since both Carbink cards from this set have better moves than that, but if you need to set up your Pokemon, it is a good move to use.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a very good BREAK Pokemon card from the Fates Collide set.  I really like how this card allows you to quickly set up your benched Pokemon and allows you to recycle energy cards discarded earlier in the game.  Add that fact to the ratings I gave for both Carbink cards from this set, and I would highly recommend this line when looking to build a fighting type deck, together with either Carbink from this set, I would give this line a 4 out of 5 rating.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Carbink 50/124 -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Carbink Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Carbink from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of two consecutive Carbink cards I've reviewed from this set.  This Carbink card is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 90, it has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Carbink has an Ability called Safeguard that says all effects of an attack done by an EX Pokemon to Carbink is prevented.  Besides the Ability, Carbink just has one move called Power Gem and does 40 damage for two energy cards, one each of fighting and colorless.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Carbink is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, other than Carbink BREAK, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card, however since there are two Carbink cards in this set I will be comparing the two.  So on its own, this card merits used based solely on its Ability, you can put one in your deck and keep it on the bench to prevent your opponent from using an EX card, since they know you'll put Carbink into the active Pokemon spot and if they do do that, you just put Carbink into the active Pokemon spot and attack with Power Gem every turn.  Even if you're not facing EX Pokemon, this card is solid overall with an above average damage move and a somewhat quick attack.  Compared to yesterday's card, this card has a higher HP and a quicker attack, yesterday's card can do more damage per turn and has a more useful Ability.  With that being said, both cards are good and you could easily use one of each in a deck.

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 Fates Collide set.  This is as about a solid of a card as can be, a perfect starter type Pokemon if you're content on waiting a turn to attack.  This card has an Ability to shut down EX cards and a solid move, so if you're building a fighting type deck, this card is worth a long look.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Carbink 49/124 -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Carbink Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Carbink from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  There are actually two Carbink cards in this set and I'll be reviewing the other tomorrow, plus there is a Carbink BREAK.  This Carbink card is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 80, it has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Carbink has an Ability called Energy Keeper that says Basic energy cards attached to your Basic Pokemon cannot be discarded by your opponent's attacks, abilities, or trainers. Besides the Ability, Carbink has one move called Stone Edge, for three energy cards, two fighting and one colorless, this move does 60 damage plus 30 more damage if you get a heads when flipping a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Carbink is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, other than Carbink BREAK, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card, but I would wait until I compare this card to tomorrow's Carbink card before for sure using this card.  With that being said, this is not a card you can start the game with, this card is mainly for its Ability, just putting one in your deck and keeping it on the bench the whole time, that way it could greatly disrupt your opponent's strategy.  And, if you do have to put this card into the active Pokemon spot, if you have three energy cards on it, Stone Edge is a good move and if you flip a heads when flipping a coin, a well above average move.

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 Fates Collide set.  I would like to give this card an above average rating but since it requires three energy cards to attack and on the slower side I am only giving it an average rating, but I would recommend this card to those building a fighting type deck and looking for some defensive strategy to go against your opponent.

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Hawlucha -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Hawlucha Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Hawlucha from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  Hawlucha is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 70, it has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Hawlucha does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Backflip, for one colorless energy card this move allows you to draw a card.  Hawlucha's second move is called Wicked Jab and for two energy cards, one each of fighting and colorless, this move does 30 damage, plus if you get a heads when flipping a coin the defending Pokemon is paralyzed.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Hawlucha is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  With that being said, ideally you would want this card in the active Pokemon spot to start the game since you could potentially draw a card you need the first turn with Backflip and then after that do above average damage every turn with Wicked Jab and if you flip a heads, paralyze the defending Pokemon and allow your self to have time to set up your benched Pokemon.  So if you're building a fighting type deck, this card is definitely one that should be considered and I could see using multiples of this card.

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 Fates Collide set.  This card would work as a solid starter type Pokemon card in a fighting type deck.  It has an above average move and two good moves.  So like I said, definitely give this card a look if you're building a fighting type deck.

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Lucario 47/124 -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Lucario Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Lucario from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two Lucario cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Lucario is a Stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110. It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Lucario does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Beatdown, for one fighting energy card this move does 40 damage.  Lucario's second move is called Magnum Kick, for three energy cards, two colorless and one fighting, this move does 70 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Lucario is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Riolu into play, there are actually two Riolo cards in this set which I've reviewed the past two days, and evolve Riolu into Lucario.  Additionally, there are two Lucario cards in this set, this fighting type and a metal type one that I will be reviewing in a few weeks.  If you read my reviews of Riolu from this set you'll know that I thought both cards were average overall, one card had a higher HP but could only do up to 20 damage per turn and the other had an average HP and could do up to 30 damage a turn, both cards had moves based on coin flips, but both could be used on their own.  So knowing this about the two Riolu cards from this set and looking at this Lucario, this card fits well with either of the two Riolu cards, this card is somewhat quick on the attack and both moves it has can do above average damage.  So, if I were building a fighting type deck, I could see using a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family and starting the game with Riolu and evolving it into Lucario as soon as possible then using Beatdown or Magnum Kick, depending on how many energy cards you have on it.  I also like that Lucario has a low retreat cost which will allow you to easily retreat it if you start the game with it.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an above average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Fates Collide set.  There really isn't much for strategy with this card, it is a straight attacker, but I would recommend it for a fighting type deck.  Together with either Riolu from this set, I would give the line a 4 out of 5 rating.

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Riolu 46/124 -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Riolu Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Riolu from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second Riolu card that I've reviewed from this set.  Riolu is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with a HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to Psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Riolu does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Smash Punch, this move does 30 damage for one fighting energy card, however you must flip a coin when using this move and if you get a tails the move does nothing.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Riolu is a Basic evolution form with a Stage 1 evolution in Lucario, you'll more than likely want to use Riolu with Lucario, one of which I'll be reviewing tomorrow and the second Lucario card in a couple of weeks, however since I haven't reviewed Lucario right I'll just review this card as if I'd be using it on my own, but I will be comparing it to yesterday's Riolu card.  So, on its own, strategy-wise, this card would have to be used as a starter type Pokemon since it has 60 HP and a move that is quick on the attack.  If you attach a Trick Coin trainer to this card which gives you two chances at getting a heads, this card is a quick attacker that does well above average damage, so you should start the game with this card in the active Pokemon spot and use Smash Punch every turn.  As far as the two Riolu cards go, I like yesterday's card a little better, since it has a higher HP and has a better chance of doing damage every turn, both neither card is a must use for a fighting type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Lucario, this is an average Basic Pokemon card.  I am giving this Riolu card the same rating as I gave yesterday's Riolu, both are solid overall and both require coin flips to do damage, this card has the potential to do more damage but yesterday's card has a little better chance at doing damage consistently.

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Riolu 45/124 -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Riolu Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Riolu from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two Riolu cards that I'll be reviewing from this set.  Riolu is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to Psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Riolu does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Double Smash that for one colorless energy card does 10 damage times the number of heads you get when flipping two coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Riolu is a Basic evolution form with a Stage 1 evolution in Lucario, you'll more than likely want to use Riolu with Lucario, however because there are two Riolu cards in this set, I will review the second one tomorrow then state which one I would recommend in play, then there are two Lucario cards from this set, one fighting type and one metal type that I'll compare and contrast.  But, since I haven't reviewed any of those other cards yet, in this review I'll just act like I'm only considering this specific Riolu card and will try and use it on its own.  On its own, this card can definitely be used in a deck since it requires only one energy to attack, has a higher HP, and can do above average damage.  There is also merit in not using this card at all since it is based off of a coin flip.  But I could see using at least one of these cards in any type deck, putting a Trick Coin trainer on this card and doing up to 20 damage a turn to start the game while setting up my benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Lucario, this is an average Basic Pokemon card.  Even though this card's only move is based off of coin flips, I still would recommend this card because even if you have average luck, the move should do 10 damage a turn.  So when looking for Basic Pokemon cards to use for your deck, this one deserves consideration.

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Wormadam 44/124 -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Wormadam Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Wormadam from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  There are actually three different Wormadam cards in this set, a grass type, fighting type, and metal type.  This Wormadam card is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110. It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Wormadam does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Sand Spray, for one fighting energy card this move does 30 damage.  Wormadam's second move is called Twin Bursts, for three colorless energy cards this move does 60 damage plus 60 more damage if you have Mothim on your bench.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Wormadam is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Burmy into play (I reviewed Burmy from this set a few weeks ago) and then evolve Burmy into Wormadam.  Like I said above, there are two other Wormadam cards in this set, a grass type card that I've reviewed in the past and a metal type that I will be reviewing in the future, plus Burmy has another Stage 1 evolution in Mothim which I have reviewed previously as well.  If you read my review of Burmy, you'll know that I thought that card was a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card, mainly because it was so limited in what it could do, just having one move that could do a maximum of 10 damage per turn.  But other than that, it was solid overall, with an average HP and low retreat cost.  So knowing this about Burmy and looking at this Wormadam card, if you're building a fighting type deck and are looking for some quick hitting power, it would be worth using a 1-1 line, you could get Burmy into the active Pokemon spot to start the game then evolve it the second turn and do 30 damage a turn with Sand Spray, and if you have a fighting and grass type deck it would be worth putting Mothim into your deck so that Twin Burst could do 120 damage a turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a slightly above average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Fates Collide set.  The only thing I dislike about this card is that it has a little higher retreat cost, but other than that, this card has a high HP, and two great moves, both doing above average damage if played right, so this card fits right in with the other Stage 1 evolution forms of Burmy that I've reviewed from this set so far.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Regirock EX -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Regirock EX Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Regirock EX from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  Regirock EX is a basic, EX, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 180. It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Regirock EX does have an Ability which is called Regi Power and says that the attacks of your fighting type Pokemon, excluding Regirock EX, are increased by 10.  Besides the Ability, Regirock just has one move called Bedrock Press, this move requires three fighting energy cards, and does 100 damage, plus it reduces any damage done to Regirock during your opponent's next turn by 20.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Regirock 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 Regirock EX, this is a pretty perfect card to include at least one of in a fighting type deck.  All you have to do is keep this card on the bench and you can utilize its Ability and increase your Pokemon's attacks by 10 damage.  Plus, if you spend the time to set this card up, it can do well above average damage every single turn, plus reduce damage done to Regirock.  The only downfall on this card is its high HP, but if you use a Switch trainer, it isn't that big of a deal.  So again, if you're building a fighting type deck, this card is a must have for your deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a pretty impressive EX Pokemon card from the Fates Collide set.  Other than a higher HP, and a card that takes a little while to set up, this card is excellent.  It can be used on your bench without energy cards to increase the attacks of all of your fighting type Pokemon, or it can be put in the active Pokemon spot and do 100 damage a turn.  So like I said above, if you're building a fighting type deck, this card should be top priority for you.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Pupitar -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Pupitar Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Pupitar from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card set.  Pupitar is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Pupitar does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  This one move is called Thrash and for one colorless energy card does 20 damage plus 20 more damage if you get a heads when flipping a coin, unfortunately 20 damage to Pupitar if you get a tails when flipping a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Pupitar is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Larvitar into play, there are two Larvitar cards in this set and I've reviewed both the past two days, and then evolve Larvitar into Pupitar.  Pupitar does have a Stage 2 evolution in Tyranitar, which I'll be reviewing in the next couple of weeks, since it is a darkness type card, 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 Pupitar is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read my reviews of the two Larvitar cards in this set, you'll know that I thought both cards were below average overall, but if I had to choose one to put in the active Pokemon spot it would be the first one, card number 40, since it can attack quickly and has an average HP.  So knowing this about the two Larvitar cards in this set and looking at Pupitar, I cannot recommend using any of these Pokemon without potentially using Tyranitar.  This Pupitar card has a low HP for a Stage 1, and a pretty horrible move, since it can do 20 damage to Pupitar when attacking, making its low HP seem that much lower.  Of course, if you decide to play this card in your deck, it is a must to use the Trick Coin trainer with it, giving you two chances at getting a heads when flipping a coin.  The good thing about this card is that it requires only one colorless energy card to attack, so that it can be used in any type deck.

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 Fates Collide set.  This card has a low HP, and a potentially self inducing damage attack, that makes this card not usable in my opinion.  Overall with the two Larvitar cards from this set, I would give this line a 1 out of 5 rating, it just isn't worth it to use any of these Pokemon in a deck without using Tyranitar.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Larvitar 41/124 -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Larvitar Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Larvitar from the Fates Collide set.  This is the second of the two Larvitar cards that I've reviewed from this set.  Larvitar is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with an HP of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Larvitar card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Mountain Munch, for one colorless energy card this move allows you to discard the top card of your opponent's deck.  Larvitar's second move is called Corkscrew Punch and for two colorless energy cards does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Larvitar is a basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Pupitar, and a Stage 2 evolution in Tyranitar, which I'll be reviewing in the next couple of weeks, you'll more than likely want to use some of those Pokemon with this card, however, since I have not reviewed any of those cards yet I will look at this card on its own and then compare it with yesterday's Larvitar card.  So, on its own, the first thing that jumps out at me about this card is that it has a lower HP and to attack needs two energy cards, which makes it a less than ideal starter type Pokemon, thus leading me to recommend not using this card on its own.  Compared to yesterday's card, this card is worse in my opinion, since it has a lower HP, is slower on the attack, and can do equal amount of damage for one more energy card.  So if you're forced to play one of the two Larvitar cards from the Fates Collide set, go with yesterday's card, since it can do 20 damage per turn for one energy card, and even though it does 10 damage to Larvitar every time it attacks, its higher HP is better.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card.  This card is worse than yesterday's Larvitar card and although it has two moves and a low retreat cost, I cannot recommend using this card on its own in a deck, it is too slow on the attack and has too low of an HP.

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Larvitar 40/124 -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Larvitar Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Larvitar from the Fates Collide set.  This is the first of two Larvitar cards that I'll be reviewing.  Larvitar is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with an HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Larvitar does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Reckless Charge and for one colorless energy card this move does 20 damage, however this move also does 10 damage to Larvitar.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Larvitar is a basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Pupitar, and a Stage 2 evolution in Tyranitar, which I'll be reviewing in the next couple of weeks, you'll more than likely want to use some of those Pokemon with this card, however, since I have not reviewed any of those cards yet and not reviewed the second Larvitar card from this set yet, I will just act like Larvitar does not have any evolution forms and that it will be used on its own.  On its own, I wouldn't recommend using this card in a deck.  Even though this card would be good as a starter type Pokemon, since it can do 20 damage a turn for one energy card, unless you plan on evolving Larvitar, you could end up knowing out Larvitar pretty quickly doing damage to itself every turn when attacking.  So, on its own, do not use this card in a deck, with at least Pupitar, this card could be used in the active Pokemon spot if evolved after a turn or two.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card.  One that is better with the evolution forms in this family instead of on its own.  Other than doing damage to itself when attacking, this card is pretty solid overall.

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Kabutops -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Kabutops Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Kabutops from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  Kabutops is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 150. It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Kabutops does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Cling and for two colorless energy cards this move does 50 damage, plus it allows you to heal the amount of damage you did to the defending Pokemon from Kabutops.  Kabutops' second move is called X-Scissor and for three energy cards, two colorless and one fighting, this move does 80 damage plus 60 more damage if you get a heads when flipping a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Kabutops is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Kabuto into play (I reviewed Kabuto from this set yesterday) and then evolve Kabuto into Kabutops.  If you read yesterday's review of Kabuto, you'll know that I thought it was average overall, if it was a Basic Pokemon it would be really good, but since it is a restored Pokemon and only able to be played if you use it with the Dome Fossil Kabuto trainer, it is a little harder to get into play, thus making it more similar to a Stage 1 card.  So knowing this about Kabuto and looking at this Kabutops card, if you're building a fighting type deck and are looking for a powerful attacker, this is a card to consider, add a Trick Coin trainer to this card and you'll have two chances every turn to do 140 damage for only three energy cards.  Even if you use one Double Colorless energy card on this card, it can still do 50 damage a turn, and thus make Kabutops already high HP even higher.  So, if you're building a fighting type deck, definitely consider at least a 1-1-1 line of this Pokemon family.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very good Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Fates Collide set.  A card that should be included in fighting type decks looking for some power.  As long as you have success getting Kabuto into play, this card can really pack some punch and even if you don't get that lucky flipping a coin when attacking, this card still does above average damage.  So combined with Kabuto from this set, I would give this family a 4 out of 5 rating, I think it is above average overall.

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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Kabuto -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Kabuto Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Kabuto from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  Kabuto is a restored, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Kabuto does not have an Ability and only has one move called Mud Shot that does 30 damage for one fighting energy card.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Kabuto is a restored Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Kabutops, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So, on its own, of course you'll have to use this card with the Dome Fossil Kabuto trainer from the Fates Collide set, since that is the only way to get Kabuto on the bench.  That card itself allows you to look at the bottom 7 cards of your deck and move a Kabuto you find there to your bench.  This card is very similar to the Omanyte card I reviewed earlier in this set other than the fact that this card has a lower retreat cost.  Like I said in that review, if this card was a Basic Pokemon, this would be a perfect starter type Pokemon since it can do well above average damage for only 1 energy card.  However, since you have to use a trainer card to get this card into play, that reduces the appeal of this card a bit, but if I were building a fighting type deck, I would still consider using at least a 1-1 line of the trainer and this Kabuto card so that I could do a good amount of damage for only 1 energy card with Mud Shot.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Kabutops, this is an average Restored Pokemon card.  Like I said, outside of being tricky to get into play, this card is solid overall with a quick, powerful move and a higher HP, it is just a matter of getting it into play that is the issue with this card, but it is still worth a look when deck building.

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Marowak -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Marowak Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Marowak from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  Marowak is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Marowak's Ability is called Bodyguard and says that it prevents all effects of attacks, excluding damage, done to you or your hand from your opponent's Pokemon, plus it removes all existing effects.  Besides the Ability, Marowak just has one move called Bonemerang, for two energy cards, one each of fighting and colorless, this move does 60 damage times the number of heads you get when flipping a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Marowak is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Cubone into play, there is not a Cubone in this set but there is one in the BREAKthrough set, then evolve Cubone into Marowak.  If you're building a deck and think you're going to face lots of decks that have their main strategy being inflicting special conditions, this card is a staple to include in your deck, at least a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family.  This card is also necessary if you use a move that puts your active Pokemon to sleep, as you could use Bodyguard to wake it up each turn.  So I do think that Bodyguard is a very powerful Ability and is the main reason that this card should be used.  Bonemerang is a solid move, if you have some luck, so if you want to put this card into the active Pokemon spot, try and attach a Trick Coin trainer to this card.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average to well above average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Fates Collide set.  All depending on the deck you're facing, like I said above, Bodyguard is the reason you would want to use this card, and it can greatly affect how good your deck is.  So, if you're building a deck, consider using a 1-1 line of this family to counter your opponent's strategy of inflicting special conditions.

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