Sunday, March 19, 2017

Decidueye GX -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Decidueye GX Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Decidueye GX from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first GX card that I have reviewed on my blog.  Decidueye GX is a Stage 2, grass type Pokemon card, with a HP of 240.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Decidueye GX has an Ability called Feather Arrow that says once during your turn you may put 2 damage counters on 1 of your opponent's Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, Decidueye GX has one regular move and one GX move.  Its regular move is called Razor Leaf, for three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, this move does 90 damage.  Decidueye's GX move is called Hollow Hunt GX, and for one grass energy card this move allows you to move 3 cards from your discard pile back into your hand.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, first off, the way a Pokemon GX works is that it is used instead of a regular Decidueye card, so if you have Dartrix in play, you evolve that Pokemon directly into Decidueye GX.  In play, only one GX move can be used during the entire game, and once a Pokemon GX is knock out, two prize cards are taken instead of one for the knock out.  So just like yesterday's Decidueye card, since Decidueye is a Stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Rowlet into play and then evolve it into Dartrix before you can evolve Dartrix into Decidueye, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last few days. If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought both cards were below average overall and together. Rowlet is a pretty perfect starter type Pokemon, having a solid HP, and two moves, one doing 10 damage and the other doing 20 damage. Dartrix is also average, even though it has a lower HP, I do like that the card has two moves, and one move that can spread damage around.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at this GX card, ideally you'll want to use 4 Decidueye GX cards in a deck and keep them all on your bench, that way you can do up to 80 damage a turn to your opponent's Pokemon from your bench, just by utilizing this Pokemon's Ability.  As far as using Decidueye in the active Pokemon spot, Razor Leaf does well above average damage, but the risk of getting knocked out hinders me from wanting to use this card in the active Pokemon spot too badly.  Decidueye's GX move is solid, but not spectacular, so unless the strategy is to continuously use discarded Pokemon, I would use a different GX move over this one.  This GX card is much better than the Decidueye card from Sun and Moon, and there is really no reason to use that card over this one.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is one of the best GX cards made so far, and what makes it so good is that it can do major damage from the bench.  Really, the only negative on this card is its GX move, which isn't that powerful, other than that, this card has a really high HP, powerful move, and a great ability.  As long as you can fit in 4 of these into a deck, this card is a must use in grass type decks.  Together, the whole line of Rowlet, Dartrix, and Decidueye gets a 4 out of 5 rating from me.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Decidueye GX from the Sun and Moon set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Grubbin, 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 --
How many total regular GX cards are in the Sun and Moon 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.

3 comments:

MGardevoir Yveltal said...

There are 11, MGardevoir Yveltal (Youtube).

Lantaar said...

11
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzKCM7qTNIBkbAp6rChh6DA

Goatseid said...

11
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxqzDyw6lL7kX1RHBy-czHw