Friday, September 30, 2016

Skiploom -- Steam Siege Pokemon Card Review

Skiploom Steam Siege Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Skiploom from the Steam Siege Pokemon Card set.  Skiploom is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an HP of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Skiploom does not have an Ability and its only move is called Splash, which does 20 damage for one colorless energy card.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Skiploom is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Hoppip into play (I reviewed Hoppip from this set yesterday) and then evolve Hoppip into Skiploom.  Skiploom does have a Stage 2 evolution in Jumpluff, 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 Skiploom is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read my review of Hoppip, you'll know that I thought that card was poor overall, mainly because of its low HP of 40.  Outside of that it was average, but because of that low HP, it was a card that couldn't be used in a deck.  So knowing this about Hoppip and looking at this Skiploom card, this card is pretty much identical.  For a Stage 1 Pokemon card to only have 70 HP is pretty sad and really makes it unusable.  Add in the fact it only has one move that does a maximum of 20 damage and there is a case not to use this card in a deck at all.  So unless you have to use this card to get to Jumpluff, do not use Hoppip or Skiploom in a deck on their own.

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 Steam Siege set.  This is another card in this Pokemon family with a really low HP, I do like that this card only requires one energy card to attack and does a fair amount of damage, but is very limited overall in what it can do.  Together with Hoppip from this set, I would give the two cards a 1 out of 5 rating, definitely stay away from these weak Pokemon.

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Hoppip -- Steam Siege Pokemon Card Review

Hoppip Steam Siege Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Hoppip from the Steam Siege set.  Hoppip is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an HP of 40.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Hoppip does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Splash that does 10 damage for one colorless energy card.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Hoppip is a basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Skiploom, and a Stage 2 evolution in Jumpluff, which I'll be reviewing the next couple of days, 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 just act like Hoppip does not have any evolution forms and that it will be used on its own.  On its own, this card is not usable, mainly because of its very low, almost Magikarp like HP.  You may be able to get away with the first turn of the game having this card in the active Pokemon spot and doing 10 damage with Splash, but after that, you're just asking for trouble.  So unless you're using this card with at least Skiploom, do not use this card in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very poor Basic Pokemon card from the Steam Siege set.  All you have to do is look at the HP to know about this card, this low HP overrides all of the other things on this card, like its low HP and solid move.  So like I said above, no reason to play this card in a deck on its own.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Tangrowth -- Steam Siege Pokemon Card Review

Tangrowth Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Tangrowth from the Steam Siege Pokemon Card Set.  Tangrowth is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Tangrowth does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Leaf Storm, for three energy cards, two grass and one colorless, this move does 80 damage plus it heals 40 damage from each of your grass type Pokemon.  Tangrowth's second move is called Flog, for four energy cards, three grass and one colorless, this move does 110 damage, plus 30 more damage if you get a heads when flipping a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Tangrowth is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Tangela into play (I reviewed Tangela from this set yesterday) and then evolve Tangela into Tangrowth.  If you read yesterday's review of Tangela, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card, even though it had a solid HP and two moves, overall it was just too slow and too under-powered on the attack to use on its own, throw in the high retreat cost and there are much better grass type Pokemon to use out there.  So knowing this about Tangela and looking at this Tangrowth card, this card is similar in that it has a very high HP, two moves, and a high retreat cost.  Whereas Tangela had two under-powered moves, I think this card has too very powerful moves, and if you're building a mainly grass type deck this card is definitely one to use.  Make sure to have some Switch trainer cards in your deck to retreat this card for free, set up Tangrowth on the bench and get three energy cards on it.  Retreat your damaged Pokemon throughout the game, then when Tangrowth is in the active Pokemon spot you can use Leaf Storm and heal all of their damage very quickly.  And if you have to do major damage, Flog is a good move, albeit with a very high attack cost, but doing up to 140 damage per turn is excellent.  Because both Pokemon in this line require a ton of energy to attack, I wouldn't use more than a 1-1 line of this family in a majority grass deck.

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 Steam Siege set.  This card is definitely one to use if you're building a grass type deck, since it can do major damage and heal your grass type Pokemon.  The only knocks on this card and Tangela from this set are the high retreat and attack costs, but with time this line can be dominant in a grass type deck.  Together, I would give both Pokemon a 3 out of 5 rating, very solid line for a deck.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Tangela -- Steam Siege Pokemon Card Review

Tangela Steam Siege Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Tangela from the Steam Siege Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first card that I'll be reviewing from the Steam Siege set.  Tangela is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Tangela does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Slam, for two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, this move does 30 damage times the number of heads you get when flipping two coins.  Tangela's second move is called Mega Drain, for three energy cards, two grass and one colorless, this move does 40 damage, plus it heals 20 damage from Tangela.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Tangela is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Tangrowth, 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, I would not recommend using this card in a deck.  The main reason I say this is because most times when looking at Basic Pokemon, you want to answer the question of could I use this card early on in the game, but the answer to this is probably no.  Even though this card has two moves, both moves are under-powered and you need to waste three energy cards if you want to move Tangela out of the active Pokemon spot.  So unless you're using this card to get to Tangrowth, do not use this card in a deck on its own.  If you have to use this card in a deck, a Trick Coin trainer will help you with Slam, giving you a better chance at at least being able to do some damage, and a Switch trainer will avoid having to discard 3 energy cards when retreating.  But like I said, neither move on this card is that great, so you should never want to have this card in the active Pokemon spot.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Tangrowth, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card from the Steam Siege set.  Even though this card is a Basic Pokemon, it is more similar to an under-powered Stage 1 card, it has a solid HP, but the card is extremely slow on the attack, has a high retreat cost, and just can't do that much damage for the amount of energy required.  So I cannot recommend using Tangela in a deck on its own.

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Cinccino 89/124 -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Cinccino Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Cinccino from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of the two Cinccino cards that I've reviewed from this set.  Cinccino is a Stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Cinccino does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Sweeping Cure, for one colorless energy card this move heals 90 damage from one of your benched Pokemon.  Cinccino's second move is called Knock Away and for two colorless energy cards this move does 30 damage plus 30 more damage if you get a heads when flipping a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Cinccino is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Minccino into play, there are actually two Minccino cards in this set which I've reviewed the past few days, and evolve Minccino into Cinccino.  If you read my reviews of Minccino from this set you'll know that I thought both cards were below average overall, the first Minccino card was really poor, it couldn't do any damage when attacking and the only move it had may not have any effect at all, the second Minccino card from this set was a little better, being able to do above average damage but it did have a below average HP, which made it not that good as a starting type Pokemon.  So knowing this about the first Pokemon in this line, and looking at this Cinccino card, if you can work out a way to freely retreat Cinccino in and out of the active Pokemon spot, it would be worth it to use a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family so you can heal 90 damage from one of your benched Pokemon and keep a powerful Pokemon, like an EX from getting knocked out.  Just like yesterday's Cinccino card, this card would benefit from a Trick Coin trainer to have a better chance at doing 60 damage a turn with Knock Away.  After reviewing both Cinccino cards from this set, neither is too great, I like this one a little better just because I find that both moves on this card could be very useful, and this card at least can do damage every turn, even if you get a tails when flipping a coin with Knock Away.

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.  This card is very solid overall, with a low retreat cost, average HP, and two good, quick moves, add in the fact this card can be used in any type deck, and it is one to consider when deck building.  Even though this card is average, I can only give this line of Minccino and Cinccino a 2 out of 5 rating combined.

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Cinccino 88/124 -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Cinccino Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Cinccino from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two Cinccino cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Cinccino is a Stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Cinccino does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Covet, for one colorless energy it makes your opponent show you their hand and you get to choose a card from their hand and put it on the bottom of their deck.  Cinccino's second move is called Last Resort, for one colorless energy card, this move does 60 damage, however you must flip a coin, if tails the move does nothing.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Cinccino is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Minccino into play, there are actually two Minccino cards in this set which I've reviewed the past two days, and evolve Minccino into Cinccino.  Additionally, there are two Cinccino cards in this set.  If you read my reviews of Minccino from this set you'll know that I thought both cards were below average overall, the first Minccino card was really poor, it couldn't do any damage when attacking and the only move it had may not have any effect at all, the second Minccino card from this set was a little better, being able to do above average damage but it did have a below average HP, which made it not that good as a starting type Pokemon.  So knowing this about the first Pokemon in this line, and looking at this Cinccino card, I wouldn't recommend using this line unless you have four Trick Coin trainer cards in your deck and plan on using one with this card so that you have a good chance at doing 60 damage for only one energy card.  If you're not using a Trick Coin trainer, I wouldn't recommend using this card or line in a deck, maybe tomorrow's Cinccino card will make this line better.

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.  I like how this card has an average HP, two moves, and can fit into any type deck, but because this card's main move is based on a coin flip and Minccino isn't very good, I cannot recommend using this card in a deck, and combined I would give this line a 2 out of 5 rating.

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Minccino 87/124 -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Minccino Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Minccino from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of the two Minccino cards that I've reviewed from this set.  Minccino is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Minccino does not have an Ability and this card only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Tail Smack, for one colorless energy card this move does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Minccino is a Basic evolution form with a Stage 1 evolution in Cinccino, you'll more than likely want to use Minccino with Cinccino, however because there are two Minccino cards in this set, I will compare both later on in this review, then there are two Cinccino cards from this set that I'll compare and contrast.  But, since I haven't reviewed any of the Cinccino cards yet, I'll just consider both Minccino cards without Cinccino.  So on its own, this Minccino card could be used as a starter type Pokemon since it can attack for only one energy card and do above average damage, add in the fact this card can be used in any type deck out there and this card is definitely better than yesterday's Minccino card.  Whereas yesterday's card had a higher HP, it couldn't do any damage when attacking and if your opponent wasn't using a Tool card, the move could do nothing at all.  But, because this card only has 50 HP, I would be somewhat leery to use this card just because later in the game it would be an easy one hit knockout.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Cinccino, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card.  Compared with yesterday's Minccino card, this card is much better, and if this card had a higher HP, I would highly recommend using this card in a deck, but with only a 50 HP, this card is usable, just one I wouldn't recommend that highly for a deck.

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Minccino 86/124 -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Mincinno Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Minccino from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two Minccino cards that I'll be reviewing from this set.  Minccino is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Minccino does not have an Ability and this card only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Cleaning Up, for one colorless energy card this move allows you to discard a Pokemon Tool card attached to one of your opponent's Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Minccino is a Basic evolution form with a Stage 1 evolution in Cinccino, you'll more than likely want to use Minccino with Cinccino, however because there are two Minccino cards in this set, I will review the second one tomorrow then state which one I would recommend in play, then there are two Cinccino cards from this set 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 Minccino card and will try and use it on its own.  On its own, I cannot recommend using this card in a deck, mainly because it can't do any damage when attacking and if you don't plan on evolving this card, it is beyond useful if you can't discard a Tool card from one of your opponent's Pokemon.  The only scenario it would even make sense to use this card would be if you specifically knew your opponent was going to use a Tool card in their deck, but even then, I would rather just knock the Pokemon out that has that Tool card instead of just discarding the Tool card.  So again, unless you specifically need to discard a Tool card, do not use this card in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Cinccino, this is a very poor Basic Pokemon card from the Fates Collide set.  The main knock on this card is that it can't do any damage when attacking, but even if you can discard a Tool card from your opponent's Pokemon, it may be a one time use with the move.  So without Cinccino, do not use this card in a deck.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

M Audino EX -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

M Audino EX Fates Collide
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of M Audino EX from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  M Audino EX is a Mega Evolution, EX, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 220. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  M Audino does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Magical Symphony, for three colorless energy cards this move does 110 damage plus 50 damage to one of your opponent's benched Pokemon if you used a supporter card that same turn.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
Before I start with the strategy, remember that this card is a Mega Evolution card and an EX card so if you use this card in your deck and it gets knocked out, your opponent gets to take two prize cards instead of one and when you evolve an EX card into its Mega Evolution, your turn ends, you cannot do anything else.  So knowing these things, you'll always want to use Mega Evolution cards with caution, with that being said, you'll always want to use the appropriate Spirit Link trainer card do evolve the EX card into its Mega EX form so you don't have to end your turn.  So knowing how Mega EX cards worth and knowing that Audino EX is solid from this set, having two moves one that can attack quickly the other one doing more damage the more Pokemon you have in play, this card is definitely worth it if you're already using Audino EX in your deck.  I could especially see using this card in a spread attack type deck, you could spread damage around first, getting 20 or 30 damage on all of your opponent's Pokemon, then put M Audino EX into the active Pokemon spot, do major damage to the defending Pokemon then knock out your opponent's benched Pokemon 1 by 1 if you use a Supporter card each turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average Mega EX Pokemon card on its own, combined with Audino EX from this set, makes an excellent set of Pokemon to put into a deck, no matter the type, this line puts some power into your deck.  So together with Audino EX, I would give this line a 4 out of 5 rating.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Audino EX -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Audino Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Audino EX and Audino EX Full Art from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  Audino EX is a basic, EX, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 180. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Audino EX does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Drain Slap, for one colorless energy card this move does 20 damage, plus heals 20 damage from Audino EX.  Do the Wave is Audino EX's second move and for three colorless energy cards this move does 60 damage plus 10 more damage for each of your benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Audino 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.  However, Audino does have a mega evolution you could use from this set and I will be reviewing that card tomorrow, so this strategy below will act like Audino EX does not have an evolution.  So knowing this, on its own, this card would work well in the beginning of a game since it can do at least 110 damage a turn with a full bench, thus making this a very powerful move.  Later in the game this card won't be that effective, since doing 60 damage for three energy cards is pretty standard for even non Pokemon EX cards.  So if you're building a deck and want to use this card, use only one of these at the most, try and get it into the active Pokemon spot early, while you have a full bench, and use Do the Wave every turn.  Of course if you can knock out the defending Pokemon with only 20 damage, definitely use that move that way you can heal Audino EX too.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average EX Pokemon card from the Fates Collide set.  This card doesn't have anything too great about it, but not too many negatives either.  This card's retreat cost is a bit high, but it is a solid starter type Pokemon, since it is able to attack for only one energy card and can do more damage the more Pokemon you have on your bench.  So overall, this card can definitely help a deck, but it is not required in great decks out there.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Altaria EX -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Altaria Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Altaria EX and Altaria EX Full Art from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  Altaria EX is a basic, EX, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 170. It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Altaria EX does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Powerful Gain, for two colorless energy cards this move does 30 damage plus 60 more damage if Altaria was healed during the turn you are attacking, plus heals 30 more from Altaria if that is true.  Altaria's second move is called Shining Wind and for three colorless energy cards this move does 80 damage, plus it makes it so Altaria does not have a weakness during your opponent's next turn.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Altaria 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.  Altaria EX does have a Mega EX card in this set that I've actually reviewed already since it was a fairy type card, I thought that card was an amazing Mega EX card overall, not only could it do well above average damage for only three energy cards, but it could also heal damage from all of your Pokemon in play.  So knowing that about the Mega EX card and looking at this EX card, on its own, this card isn't that great, but it is needed to get to the Mega EX.  Powerful Gain could be a good move if you heal Altaria before attacking, but the move Mega Altaria has is much better than that move.  So strategy wise, either don't use this card at all, or only use it to get to Mega Altaria EX.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average EX Pokemon card overall.  There really isn't anything spectacular about this card, but it can fit into any type deck, has two moves, and can have no weakness thus allowing its HP to seem higher.  Even though this card isn't that great overall, combined with Mega Altaria from this set, I would give both cards a 4 out of 5 rating.

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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.

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Loudred -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Loudred Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Loudred from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card set.  Loudred is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an HP of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Loudred does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Smash Kick and for one colorless energy card this move does 10 damage.  Loudred's second move is called Stomp and for three colorless energy cards, this move does 40 damage plus if you get a heads 40 more damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Loudred is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Whismur into play (I reviewed Whismur from this set yesterday) and then evolve Whismur into Loudred.  Loudred does have a Stage 2 evolution in Exploud, 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 Loudred is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read my review of Whismur, you'll know that I thought it was a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card overall.  It had a solid HP and two moves, but really could only do 10 damage a turn, which made it pretty limited, plus add in a higher retreat cost and it was a card that I wouldn't be using in a deck.  So knowing this about Whismur and looking at this Loudred card, I can't recommend using the first two Pokemon in this line.  Like Whismur, Loudred has a solid HP and two moves, but both moves that this card has are very weak, and Smash Kick is similar to what you'd find on a Basic Pokemon.  So unless you're just in love with this line of Pokemon, don't use this line in your deck.  Of course if you do use Loudred in your deck, your best chance when attacking would be to attach a Trick Coin trainer to this card and test your luck when using Stomp hoping to do 80 damage a turn.

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.  Like I said in the strategy section of this post, this card has some positives about it, like a solid HP and two moves, but neither move that this card has is that great, making this card below average overall, same goes for Whismur from this set and together they would get a 2 out of 5 rating.

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Whismur -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Whismur Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Whismur from the Fates Collide set.  Whismur is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Whismur does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Pound and for one colorless energy card this move does 10 damage.  Whismur's second move is called Round and for two colorless energy cards this move does 10 damage times the number of Pokemon you have in play with the Round move.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Whismur is a basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Loudred, and a Stage 2 evolution in Exploud, which I'll be reviewing the next couple of days, 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 just act like Whismur does not have any evolution forms and that it will be used on its own.  On its own, this card could definitely be used as a starter type Pokemon since it can be used in any type deck and can attack for only one energy card.  I wouldn't recommend this card too highly though because unless you have multiple of this line in play, Pound is the only move that will do any damage, because otherwise Round will only do 10 damage and there is no point in putting two energy cards on this card to do something one energy card can do.  So could this card work in a deck on its own, yes, but do I recommend using it, no.

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 from the Fates Collide set.  Like I said in the strategy section of this post, this card does have some positives, since it is a colorless type Pokemon it can be used in any type deck, it can attack for only one energy card, and it has two moves.  However, this card is pretty limited in the amount of damage it can do and it has a higher retreat cost, so there are definitely better Basic Pokemon cards out there to use.

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Lugia BREAK -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Lugia BREAK Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Lugia 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 Lugia, 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.  Lugia BREAK is a BREAK (essentially a Stage 1), colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 150.  It has the same weakness, resistance and retreat cost as the Lugia you're evolving it from.  Lugia BREAK does not have an Ability and only has one move.  The only move that this card has is Flash of Destruction, for four colorless energy cards this move does 150 damage, however after using this move you must discard an energy card attached to Lugia BREAK.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Lugia BREAK is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Lugia into play.  I did review Lugia from this set yesterday and thought that it was average overall, it had an Ability that would reduce damage to your Pokemon when Lugia was in the active Pokemon spot and against EX Pokemon it could do up to 120 damage a turn.  So overall, that card could be used on its own.  After summarizing Lugia BREAK in the above section, the advantage to using this card with Lugia is to increase its HP and to do 90 more damage to non EX Pokemon than what Lugia can do on its own.  Ideally, I would still just keep this line on the bench and wait for an EX card to be in the active Pokemon spot to do 120 damage a turn, but if you want to do more damage without facing EX cards, use a 1-1 line of Lugia and Lugia BREAK, set it up on your bench and be prepared to keep attaching energy cards to Lugia BREAK every turn after doing 150 damage a turn with Flash of Descruction.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average BREAK Pokemon card from the Fates Collide set.  I like that this card has a solid HP and a powerful move, but it is slow on the attack and will continuously require energy cards to be attached to it.  Overall the line of Lugia and Lugia BREAK from this set is 3 out of 5, average overall and worthy of a look when deck building.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Lugia -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Lugia Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Lugia from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  Lugia is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 120, it has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Lugia's Ability is called Pressure and says that as long as Lugia is your active Pokemon, all damage done from your opponent's attacks are reduced by 20.  Besides the Ability, Lugia has one move called Intensifying Burn, this move requires three colorless energy cards to use, and does 60 damage plus 60 more damage if you're facing a Pokemon EX.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Lugia is a basic Pokemon with no evolution forms, other than Lugia BREAK, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  With that being said, on its own, this card can help you do two things, number one, with its Ability it can help prevent damage onto your benched Pokemon, and number two, it can prevent your opponent from playing Pokemon EX cards in their active Pokemon spot since Intensifying Burn can do 120 damage a turn against those Pokemon.  So if you're building a deck and think that you'll be seeing lots of EX Pokemon, I would highly recommend putting one of these cards in your deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average, yet very solid Basic Pokemon card.  A card that can be used in any type deck, and is critical in taking down EX cards.  The main reason I'm only giving this card a 3 out of 5 rating is that if you're not facing an EX Pokemon or a powerful attacker, this card isn't that great.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Snorlax -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Snorlax Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Snorlax from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  Snorlax is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 140, it has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Snorlax does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Toss and Turn and for three colorless energy cards this move does 30 damage plus 90 more damage if you use this move while Snorlax is asleep.  Snorlax's second move is called Swallow and for four colorless energy cards this move does 50 damage, plus it heals from Snorlax the same amount of damage you do to the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Snorlax 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, the only situation I would use Snorlax in is if you have a way of putting Snorlax to sleep every turn, then for three energy cards you could do 120 damage a turn.  If you can't do this, do not use this card in a deck, it has a way too high retreat cost, and both moves it has are under-powered and slow on the attack.

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 from the Fates Collide set.  I like the fact that this card has two moves, a solid HP, and requires colorless energy cards to attack, but overall this card just isn't that great, neither move this card has does above average damage on its own, and this card is way too slow on the attack to warrant use in a deck.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Aerodactyl -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Aerodactyl Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Aerodactyl from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  Aerodactyl is a Restored (essentially Stage 1), colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 120, it has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a free retreat cost.  Aerodactyl does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Bite, for one colorless energy card this move does 30 damage.  Aerodactyl's second move is called Jet Draft and for two colorless energy cards this move does 120 damage, plus it allows you to discard a Special Energy card attached to your opponent's Active Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Aerodactyl is a restored Pokemon, you'll have to include at least 1 Old Amber Aerodactyl trainer card for each Aerdoactyl you include in your deck.  The only way to get Aerodactyl into play is to use that trainer card and move an Aerodactyl from the bottom of your deck to your bench.  Even though it is a little difficult to get Aerodactyl into play, I would highly recommend using this card in a deck, probably just a 1-1 line, but for essentially one Double Colorless energy card this card can do 120 damage a turn.  So you can't beat that power wise, add in a free retreat cost and a solid HP, and this card is one to turn to when deck building.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, even rating this card compared to Stage 1 Pokemon, this is a very good Pokemon card from the Fates Collide set.  Other than the hiccup it takes to get this card into play, there are no negatives on this card, it has two moves, both moves being above average, this card can be used in any type deck, it has a high HP, and a free retreat cost, so definitely consider using this card in your deck.

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Kangaskhan -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Kangaskhan Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Kangaskhan from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  Kangaskhan is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 120, it has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Kangaskhan does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Tiny Punch, for two colorless energy cards this move does 40 damage.  Mega Punch is Kangaskhan's second move and for four colorless energy cards it does 100 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Kangaskhan 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, the only way I would recommend using this card in a deck is if you already plan on using 4 Double Colorless energy cards.  That way you can turn Kangaskan's slow moves into quick, powerful attacks!  You really can't beat only two energy cards doing 100 damage a turn.  If you aren't using Double Colorless energy cards in a deck, I would look elsewhere for Basic Pokemon to use.  You potentially could use this card as a starter type Pokemon, but since Tiny Punch requires less energy cards than it does to retreat Kangaskhan, it doesn't make sense to use as a starter type Pokemon either.

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 from the Fates Collide set.  I do like that this card has a high HP, and two somewhat powerful moves, but this card is very slow on the attack and has a high retreat cost making this card somewhat worse than other cards out there.

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Meowth -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Meowth Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Meowth from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  Meowth is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Meowth does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Turmoil Strike.  For two colorless energy cards, this move does 50 damage to one of your opponent's Pokemon that has damage counters on it.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Meowth is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Persian, which isn't in the Fates Collide set but is in the Steam Siege set, you'll more than likely want to use Persian with this card.  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 only scenario where you'll want to use this card is in a spread attack type deck where you have a Pokemon that does 10 or 20 damage to all of your opponent's benched Pokemon, that way if you move Meowth into the active Pokemon spot it has the chance to attack any of your opponent's Pokemon since they all have damage on them.  That is really the only scenario you can actually play this card, this card can't be used as a starter type Pokemon, number one because it is slower on the attack, and number two because this card can't attack a Pokemon unless it has damage on it already.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, this is a well below average Basic Pokemon card unless you're using it in a spread attack type deck.  Even though this card is pretty unusable, I am still giving this card not my lowest rating just because it does have a solid HP, can be used in any type deck, and has a low retreat cost.  So overall, like I said a couple of times, do not use unless you plan on using Persian or you're using a spread attack type deck.

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Kingdra EX -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Kingdra EX Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Kingdra EX from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  Kingdra EX is a basic, EX, dragon type Pokemon card with an hp of 170. It has a x2 weakness to fairy type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Kingdra EX does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Big Storm, for one colorless energy card this move does 20 damage, plus it allows you to discard a Stadium card in play.  Kingdra's second move is called Dragon Trail and for four energy cards, three colorless and one water, this move does 60 damage plus 30 more damage for each Lightning energy attached to this card.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Kingdra 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 Kingdra EX, really the only deck I would even consider using this card in would be a dual type lightning and water type deck, since you could then do up to 150 damage per turn with Dragon Trail.  In that scenario, you would just have to set Kingdra up on the bench because there is no point in putting it into the active Pokemon spot to do 20 damage a turn.  Outside of that dual type deck, this card shouldn't be used, it is just too weak, having two under-powered moves and not that high of an HP.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very poor EX Pokemon card from the Fates Collide set.  I do like that this card has a low retreat cost and two moves, but like I said above, there is only one situation you should use this card in, other than that, this card just doesn't do much damage and is pretty slow as well, so if you're building a deck and looking for an EX card to use, definitely quickly skip over this one.

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Friday, September 9, 2016

Diancie EX -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Diancie EX Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Diancie EX from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  Diancie EX is a basic, EX, fairy type Pokemon card with an hp of 150. It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to darkness type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Diancie EX's Ability is called Sparkle Veil and says that as long as Diancie is your active Pokemon, any damage done to your Pokemon is reduced by 30.  Besides the Ability, Diancie EX just has one move called Wonder Stage, for three energy cards, two colorless and one fairy, this move does 60 damage plus 50 more damage if a Stadium card is in play.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Diancie 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 Diancie EX, if you're building a fairy type deck or think you'll be facing a spread attack type deck, this card is perfect, since you can do 110 damage a turn for three energy cards with Wonder Stage and essentially prevent spread attacks by utilizing Diancie's Ability.  So if you're going to use this card in a deck, you probably only need to use 1, and you'll want to make sure to have a Stadium card in play at all times to do 110 damage a turn instead of 50.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average EX Pokemon card from the Fates Collide set.  This card can really work well as a defensive card, stopping your opponent's strategy, but if your opponent isn't attacking your benched Pokemon, this Ability doesn't have as much of an effect, making it an average card overall.  Nevertheless, this is a card to strongly consider when building a fairy type deck.

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Whimsicott -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Whimsicott Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Whimsicott from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  Whimsicott is a stage 1, fairy type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to darkness type Pokemon, and a free retreat cost.  Whimsicott does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Light Steps, for one fairy energy card this move does 40 damage and allows you to move an energy from Whimsicott to one of your benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Whimsicott is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Cottonee into play (I reviewed Cottonee from this set yesterday) and then evolve Cottonee into Whimsicott.  If you read yesterday's review of Cottonee, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card, mainly because it had a lower than average HP but also the fact that it was limited in what it can do since it only had one move that did 10 damage.  So knowing this about Cottonee and looking at this Whimsicott card, this card really follows the same pattern, it is very limited in what it can do having only one move.  Although this line could work in a fairy type deck, since you could use a 1-1 line and set it up on the bench, keep attaching energy cards to Whimsicott just to be able to get another energy card into play each turn, then move Whimsicott to the active Pokemon spot, use Light Steps, move an energy card off of Whimsicott to set up your benched Pokemon and retreat it for free a turn or two later.  Unless you're specifically building a fairy type deck, this card has no use in a deck, and even if you are, this card and line isn't that great overall.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a slightly below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Fates Collide set.  I like that this card has a solid HP, free retreat cost, and can attack quickly.  However, I don't like the fact that this card only has one move, and can't do that much damage every turn.  Overall with Whimsicott from this set, which I gave a 2 rating, I would give these cards combined a 2 out of 5 rating, they aren't terrible, but you can definitely find better cards to use out there.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Cottonee -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Cottonee Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Cottonee from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  Cottonee is a basic, fairy type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to darkness type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Cottonee does not have Ability and it only has one move called Fairy Wind that does 10 damage for one colorless energy card.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Cottonee is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Whimsicott, 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, I cannot recommend using this card in a deck, mainly because of its below average HP and the fact that it only has one move, making the card very limited overall.  So unless you are using this card to get to Whimsicott, do not use this card in a deck.  If using with Whimsicott, this card could be put in the active Pokemon spot for one turn, since it can attack with one energy card and do 10 damage.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Whimsicott, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card.  There really isn't anything terrible about this card, it is just limited in what it can do and has a low HP.  So if you're looking for a Basic Pokemon card to use in a fairy type deck, definitely look elsewhere.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

M Altaria EX -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

M Altaria EX Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of M Altaria EX from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  M Altaria EX is a Mega Evolution, EX, fairy type Pokemon card with an hp of 220. It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to darkness type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  M Altaria does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Mist Purge, for three energy cards, one fairy and two colorless, this move does 100 damage plus 30 more damage and heals 30 damage from each of your own Pokemon if this card has a Special energy card attached to it.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
Before I start with the strategy, remember that this card is a Mega Evolution card and an EX card so if you use this card in your deck and it gets knocked out, your opponent gets to take two prize cards instead of one and when you evolve an EX card into its Mega Evolution, your turn ends, you cannot do anything else.  So knowing these things, you'll always want to use Mega Evolution cards with caution, with that being said, you'll always want to use the appropriate Spirit Link trainer card do evolve the EX card into its Mega EX form so you don't have to end your turn.  So knowing how Mega EX cards work, I would highly recommend using this card in a fairy type deck, or almost any deck where you plan on using 4 Double Colorless energy cards.  Not only can Mist Purge do 130 damage a turn for only three energy cards, but that move can quickly heal damage from all of your benched Pokemon.  I have not reviewed Altaria EX from this set yet since it is a colorless type card, but regardless of how good or bad that card is, I would highly recommend using this card.  You could also use this card with a Pokemon that does major damage every turn but also does 10 or 20 damage a turn to your own Pokemon, you could use that card a few turns then use this card two turns and remove all damage from that previous Pokemon.  So again, definitely use this card in a deck, but make sure to use a Double Colorless energy card with it.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an excellent Mega EX Pokemon card from the Fates Collide set.  Although this card is limited in what it can do, just having one move, the one move it does have is spectacular, doing well above average damage and healing a bunch of HP from all of your Pokemon every single turn.  Especially if you're building a fairy type deck, but even other type decks, should give this card a hard look at using this card in that deck.

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Monday, September 5, 2016

Snubbull -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Snubbull Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Snubbull from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  Snubbull is a basic, fairy type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to darkness type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Snubbull does not have an Ability and only has one move, this move is called Ruckus and for two energy cards, one each of fairy and colorless, this move does 50 damage, however when using this move, you must flip a coin, if you get a tails the move does nothing.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Snubbull is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Granbull, which is most recently in the BREAKthrough set, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that card.  But since there is not a Granbull card in this set I will just be considering this card by itself.  So, on its own, this card can do a fair amount of damage pretty quickly, but it can also do no damage at all.  So if you're building a fairy type deck and need some power, take a look at this card, but definitely don't use it without the Trick Coin trainer, so you get two chances at getting a heads when flipping a coin.  Because this card is coin flip based, I wouldn't use more than 1 of these in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Granbull, this is a slightly below average Basic Pokemon.  Like I said above, the major knock on this card is that it just has the one move which is based off of a coin flip, so this card can be really good or really bad, it isn't consistent and it isn't worth having in your deck very often.

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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Mr. Mime -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Mr. Mime Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Mr. Mime from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  Mr. Mime is a basic, fairy type Pokemon card with an hp of 80, it has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to darkness type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Mr. Mime does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Mimic, for one fairy type energy this move allows you to shuffle your hand into your deck and draw the same number of cards that your opponent has in their hand.  Mr. Mime's second move is called Juggling and for two colorless energy cards this move does 20 damage times the number of heads you get when flipping 4 coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Mr. Mime 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, this card would work well as an unlimited use trainer card with its Mimic move, or if you attach a Trick Coin trainer to this card and use a Double Colorless energy cards, for only one energy you could do up to 80 damage a turn.  So if you're building a fairy type deck, this card definitely has some merit for use, and if you're looking for a recycle type move for your hand, this is the card for you.

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 is very solid overall, with a good HP, and two good but not great moves.  This card would work well in a fairy type deck and should definitely be considered when building a deck.

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Saturday, September 3, 2016

Wigglytuff -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Wigglytuff Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Wigglytuff from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  Wigglytuff is a stage 1, fairy type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to darkness type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Wigglytuff does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Expand, for two colorless energy cards this move does 30 damage and any damage done to Wigglytuff during your opponent's next turn is reduced by 30.  Wigglytuff's second move is called Double Slap and for three colorless energy cards this move does 60 damage times the number of heads you get when flipping two coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Wigglytuff is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Jigglypuff into play (I reviewed Jigglypuff from this set yesterday) and then evolve Jigglypuff into Wigglytuff.  If you read yesterday's review of Jigglypuff, you'll know that I thought it was an above average Basic Pokemon card and one I would recommend using as a starter type Pokemon since it used only colorless energy cards to attack and could attack for one or two energy cards plus had an above average HP.  So knowing this about Jigglypuff and looking at this Wigglytuff card, this card follows suit in that it can be used in any deck since both moves that this card has require colorless energy cards.  If you plan on doing a lot of damage with this card you'll want to use a Trick Coin trainer to potentially do 120 damage a turn with Double Slap, otherwise you could use a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family and depend on Expand for two energy cards and spend the remaining energy on setting up your benched Pokemon.  Overall, when building a deck, this line is one that should definitely be considered, especially since it is a fairy type card that can be used with any type energy.

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 depending on coin flips for Double Slap, this card is good overall, with a higher than normal HP and two pretty good moves.  Together with Jigglypuff from this set, I would give this line a 4 out of 5 rating, it is nothing spectacular but very solid and can work in many decks.

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