Monday, January 16, 2017

Ponyta -- Evolutions Pokemon Card Review

Ponyta Evolutions Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Ponyta from the XY Evolutions Pokemon Card Set.  Ponyta 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.  Ponyta does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Smash Kick, for two colorless energy cards this move does 20 damage.  Ponyta's second move is called Flame Tail and for two fire energy cards, this move does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Ponyta is a basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Rapidash, with the newest Rapidash being in the Steam Siege set, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since Rapidash is not in this set, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So, on its own, this card is useful in that it has two moves to use, has a low retreat cost and a solid HP.  What you want to do if you're using this Pokemon as a starter type Pokemon in your deck is to either use a Double Colorless energy card on Ponyta so it can attack the first turn and do 20 damage with Smash Kick, or to use a Pokemon's Ability to turn all Pokemon energy cards into fire type energy, that way, you can then use a Double Colorless energy and do 30 damage for only one energy card.  Either way, after the first turn, this card is a useful one to play, but it won't cut it as a starter type Pokemon unless you can do one of the two strategies I just mentioned.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Rapidash, this is an average Basic Pokemon card overall.  Other than not being able to attack for one Basic energy card, this card is average overall.  It has a solid HP, low retreat cost, and two good moves, one doing average damage and the other slightly above average damage.  If you plan on using this card with Rapidash, either from Steam Siege, Generations or another set, this is a great lead in into that card.

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

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5 comments:

ntaero said...

Ponyta evolves into Rapidash at level 40.

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Christian M. said...

Ponyta evolves into Rapidash at level 40.

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MaRio said...

Ponyta evolves at level 40

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João Paulo said...

Level 40

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kris_is_ me_ said...

At lvl 40

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