Thursday, January 12, 2017

Ninetales -- Evolutions Pokemon Card Review

Ninetales Evolutions Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Ninetales from the XY Evolutions Pokemon Card Set.  Ninetales is a Stage 1, fire type Pokemon card, with a HP of 100. It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Ninetales does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is Lure, for one fire energy card this move allows you to switch your opponent's active Pokemon with one of their benched Pokemon, and this new active Pokemon is unable to retreat during your opponent's next turn.  Ninetales' second move is called Fire Blast and for three energy cards, two fire and one colorless, does 120 damage, after using this move you must discard a fire energy attached to Ninetales.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Ninetales is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Vulpix into play (I reviewed Vulpix from this set yesterday) and then evolve Vulpix into Ninetales.  Ninetales does have a BREAK evolution which I'll be reviewing tomorrow that you could use with this line.  If you read yesterday's review of Vulpix, you'll know that I thought it was an average to slightly below average Basic Pokemon card overall.  It had a solid HP, low retreat cost, and a good move, but the card only had one move and it required two energy cards instead of one to attack.  So, knowing this about Vulpix and looking at this Ninetales card, this Pokemon family could be used in 1 of 2 ways.  The first way to use this card is to use it in a spread attack type deck, where you first spread damage around, then move Ninetales to the active Pokemon spot and use Lure to get the Pokemon you want into the active Pokemon spot and the next turn knock that Pokemon out.  The second way to use this card is a straight up attacker, attaching a Burning Energy card to this card means that it can do 120 damage every single turn without having to attach more than three energy cards to this card ever, by doing this, Ninetales can be one of the main attackers in your deck.  Without considering Ninetales BREAK, I could see using a 2-2 line of this Pokemon family.

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 XY Evolutions set.  The only downfall with this card is that it does take 3 energy cards to do damage to the defending Pokemon, and without a Burning Energy it needs a new energy card attached to it each turn.  But overall, I would highly recommend using this card in a fire type deck, together with Vulpix from this set, I would give the two cards a 4 out of 5 rating.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Ninetales from the XY Evolutions set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Ninetales BREAK, 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 --
In how many English sets is there a Ninetales card that is a rare holo?
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.

1 comment:

Christian M. said...

Hope I counted correctly, but it should be 11 where it is a rare Holo; if we include the "Brock's Ninetales" from Gym Challenge.
There are also 2 EX's (if I counted correctly), but that wasn't the question. ;)


Nice review as always, Ninetales is one of my favorites, so beautiful.

Maybe the work will pay off with my first won code card, would be amazing.