Friday, February 3, 2017

Voltorb -- Evolutions Pokemon Card Review

Voltorb Evolutions Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Voltorb from the XY Evolutions Pokemon Card Set.  Voltorb is a basic, lightning type Pokemon card with a HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Voltorb does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Continuous Tumble, which for one colorless energy card does 10 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip a coin until you get tails.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Voltorb is a basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Electrode, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So, on its own, the first thing you'll want to look at is if this card has a solid HP, 60 HP is average for a Basic Pokemon, so it passes that test, next you want to see if it can attack for only one energy card, Voltorb passes that test as well, but since Voltorb only has one move, it can't be used much later in the game since its one move isn't very powerful.  The final way to test to see if Voltorb could be used on its own is if Continuous Tumble can do at least 10 damage or more every single turn, and this test Voltorb fails, meaning it isn't worthy of a spot in a deck without using Electrode all because it can't for sure do damage every single time when it attacks.  Of course, if you are using this card with Electrode, you could either keep the card on the bench and evolve it, or try your luck with Continuous Tumble, potentially improving your chances of doing damage by attaching a Trick Coin trainer to Voltorb.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Electrode, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card.  Like I mentioned in detail in the strategy section of this post, this card is pretty solid overall, having a good HP, a move that can be used quickly, and a low retreat cost, but because this card is limited overall, having only one move, and the one move that this card has is based off a coin flip, there is no reason to use this card on its own.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Voltorb from the XY Evolutions set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Voltorb's Stage 1 evolution Electrode, which is 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 --
True or False?  Voltorb was both in the English Base Set and Jungle sets. 
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.


Jordan Plambeck said...


roronos said...

False, Voltorb was not in the Jungle set.

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Justin Franz said...

No voltorb is not in both sets

Justin Franz said... almost forgot this sorry :)