Saturday, March 18, 2017

Decidueye -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Decidueye Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Decidueye from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Decidueye is a Stage 2, grass type Pokemon card, with a HP of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Decidueye does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is Leaf Blade, for one grass energy card this move does 30 damage plus 30 more damage if you get a heads when flipping a coin.  Decidueye's second move is called Brave Bird, for three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, this move does 120 damage, however it does do 20 damage to Decidueye.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, 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 two 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.  One thing to note with Decidueye is that there is a GX version of it in this set, so instead of using this card, you can use the GX to finish the line off.  However, taking a look at this specific Decidueye card, knowing that the first two Pokemon in this line are average, I would say if you're using 4 Trick Coin trainer cards in your deck, you could attach one to Decidueye and potentially do 60 damage a turn for only one energy, but the main reason you'd want to use this card is to do 120 damage a turn with Brave Bird, and you may only have to use two energy cards for this move if you have a Double Colorless energy card attached to Decidueye.  I know the Forest Shadow theme deck is based around this Decidueye card, and I wasn't a huge fan of that deck, but you could easily evolve this line in the active Pokemon spot and then use the Brave Bird every turn, but you may want to use some trainer cards, like a Potion card to remove damage from Decidueye, or use a Pokemon's Ability from the bench to heal Decidueye, since it does damage to itself and it has a somewhat low HP for a Stage 2.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Sun and Moon set.  Even though this card has two moves that can do major damage, I am only giving this card an average rating because it does do damage to itself when attacking with one of its moves, and its other move requires some luck when using, add in the fact it has 140 HP opposed to 160+ HP like some other Stage 2, and this card is average at best.  However, since all cards in this line are average, I am going to give this entire line a 4 out of 5 rating, it is a solid line to include in a theme deck.

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

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What is the main color of the shiny version of Decidueye?
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MGardevoir Yveltal said...

I'll say dark green, MGardevoir Yveltal.

Lantaar said...

Dark green/teal

Lycodrake said...

Partially color-blind so i'd say a very dark green.

krass600 said...

Dark green.