Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Charizard -- Evolutions Pokemon Card Review

Charizard Evolutions Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Charizard from the XY Evolutions Pokemon Card Set.  Charizard is a Stage 2, fire type Pokemon card, with a HP of 150.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Charizard has an Ability called Energy Burn that says all cards attached to this Pokemon are fire type energy instead of their usual type.  Besides the Ability, this card just has one move called Fire Spin, for 4 fire energy cards, this move does 200 damage, however after using this move, you must discard 3 energy attached to Charizard.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Charizard is a Stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Charmander into play and then evolve it into Charmeleon before you can evolve Charmeleon into Charizard, 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 cards were average to above average.  If used with Burning Energy, both Charmander and Charmeleon could be used on their own and without Charizard respectively.  But, as usual, you want to use the full evolution of a Pokemon family when deck building because the final evolution form is usually the best.  So, does the reprint of the almighty Base Set Charizard holo deserve a spot in your deck, possibly.  This Charizard card can do 200 damage a turn and keep the damage coming almost every turn if you do 1 of 2 things, you could either use Double Colorless energy cards on this card and utilize Charizard's Ability to quickly get 4 "fire" type energy cards on this card, or, stick to the same strategy as with the Basic and Stage 1 forms and use 4 Burning Energy cards in your deck, the only problem here, is that you'll need to put 3 of those Burning Energy cards on this card just be able to attack every turn.  So if you're building a fire type deck, I would strongly consider using this card, you'll just have to decide if you want to use so much energy on one card, and no that, 200 damage no longer can one hit knock out all Pokemon in the TCG, most Mega EX Pokemon have a higher HP than that.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average to slightly above average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Evolutions set.  For nostalgia reasons I am probably giving this card a little better rating than it deserves, but if played right in a deck, this card can do 200 damage a turn for only three energy cards.  What makes this card even better is that both Charmander and Charmeleon from this set are good, altogether I would give this line a 4 out of 5 rating.  If only Blastoise and Venusaur holo reprints would have been in this set...

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

Free Pokemon TCG Online Code Cards:
Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
True or False?  I have pulled a reverse holo of this Charizard card from a booster pack.
Please respond with the correct answer and a link to your YouTube channel. 24 hours from now I will be randomly selecting a correct response to my question and sending a private message to this person with a free code on YouTube.


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Christian M. said...

False, but you can do it! :)

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TheGamersCircle said...


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Tracy Miller said...

How much is this card worth? 3/110 2002 great cond

Tracy Miller said...

How much is this card worth? 3/110 2002 great cond