Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Charmeleon from the XY Evolutions Pokemon Card set. Charmeleon is a Stage 1, fire type Pokemon card, with a HP of 80. It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Charmeleon does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Slash, for three colorless energy cards this move does 50 damage. Charmeleon's second move is called Flamethrower and for three energy cards, two fire and one colorless, this move does 90 damage a turn, however, you must discard a fire type energy card attached to Charmeleon after using this move.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Charmeleon is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Charmander into play (I reviewed Charmander from this set yesterday) and then evolve Charmander into Charmeleon. Charmeleon does have a Stage 2 evolution in Charizard, 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 Charmeleon is the final evolution in this line. So if you read my review of Charizard, you'll know that I thought it was an above average Basic Pokemon card and a solid starter type Pokemon for a fire type deck, I recommended using that card with 4 Burning Energy cards, thus allowing Charmander to do 30 damage every turn without having to add any additional energy cards to it. This Charmeleon card follows that same thinking, attach three energy cards to it, having one be a Burning Energy, that way, you can do 90 damage a turn, every turn, with Flamethrower, and never have to discard an energy card, since Burning Energy cards makes it so that if you do discard that card, you can re-attach it immediately. The only downside with Charmeleon is that it is slow on the attack, so you'll either have to set it up on the bench or go to battle with Charmander for a couple of turns. If building a fire type deck, I could definitely see using a couple of these in a deck, especially if you plan on having your starter Pokemon be Charmander.
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 Evolutions set. Like I mentioned in the strategy section of this post, with Burning Energy, this card can do above average damage every single turn, but this card is slow on the attack and has a lower HP, making the positives and negatives on this card even out, making this card average at best. Together with Charmander from this set, and Burning Energy, I would give this line a 4 out of 5 rating so far.
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