Sunday, January 8, 2017

Charmander -- Evolutions Pokemon Card Review

Charmander Evolutions Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Charmander from the XY Evolutions set.  Charmander is a basic, fire type Pokemon card with a HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Charmander does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Scratch and for one colorless energy card it does 10 damage.  Charmander's second move is called Ember and for two energy cards, one each of fire and colorless, this move does 30 damage, however you must discard an energy card attached to Charmander after using this move.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Charmander is a basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Charmeleon, and a Stage 2 evolution in Charizard, 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 Charmander does not have any evolution forms and that it will be used on its own.  On its own, this card works well as a starter type Pokemon in a fire type deck.  I would highly recommend using 4 Burning Energy special energy cards in any fire type deck you build, these energy cards act as fire type energy cards but when they are discarded you can return them to the Pokemon you discarded them from, meaning, you could use Charmander's Ember move every turn without having to add energy to it.  So, I would try and get this card into the active Pokemon spot the first turn of the game, use Scratch right away, and then after that use Ember.  On its own, I could see using up to 4 of these cards in a game, just so you can have a good Pokemon in the active Pokemon spot to start the game.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is easily the best card that I've reviewed from the Evolutions set so far and is a great starter type Pokemon in a fire type deck.  Without using Burning Energy cards, this card isn't as good, but with those energy cards, this card is very good early in the game and is a great way to start off this entire line, which ends with the dominant Charizard.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Charmander from the Evolutions Pokemon card set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Charmander's Stage 1 evolution in Charmeleon, which is also from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
How many fire type Pokemon cards are in the Evolutions set?
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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Yo said...

There are 13 Fire type Pokémon cards in the Evolutions set.
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Christian M. said...

As everyone else already said, 13 fire type Pokemon in the Evolutions set.