Saturday, April 22, 2017

Araquanid -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Araquanid Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Araquanid from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Araquanid is a Stage 1, Water type Pokemon card, with a HP of 100. It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Araquanid's Ability is called Water Bubble and says that all attacks from Fire type Pokemon are prevented.  Besides the Ability, Araquanid has one move called Aqua Edge, which for three Energy cards, two Colorless and one Water, does 70 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Araquanid is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Dewpider into play (I reviewed Dewpider from this set yesterday) and then evolve Dewpider into Araquanid.  If you read yesterday's review of Dewpider, you'll know that I thought it was an average Basic Pokemon card overall.  It as limited in that it only had one move that could do 10 damage, but I did like that it also had the potential to inflict a Special Condition on the defending Pokemon.  So knowing this about Dewpider and looking at Araquanid, I would recommend setting this entire line up on the Bench.  I would suggest doing this because Aqua Edge requires three Energy cards to attack, so you don't want to evolve Dewpider and not be able to attack right away.  Plus, if you're building a Water type deck, you may want to include a 1-1 line of this family, just so you can put Araquanid into the active Pokemon spot if you're facing a heavy Fire type deck, therefore preventing them from attacking.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Sun and Moon set.  Other than being a little slower on the attack, this card is solid overall.  I like that it does above average damage with Aqua Edge, and the fact it practically eliminates any effectiveness from Fire type Pokemon being used by your opponent.  Together with Dewpider from this set, I would give the two cards a 3 out of 5 rating, the same rating I gave the cards individually.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Dewpider -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Dewpider Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Dewpider from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Dewpider is a Basic, Water type Pokemon card with a HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Dewpider does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  Its only move is called Bubble, for one Water Energy card this move does 10 damage, plus it Paralyzes the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when flipping a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Dewpider is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Araquanid, 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, since this card has a move that can do damage for one Energy card, it is worth considering for a starter type Pokemon in a Water type deck.  I like that this card has the potential to Paralyze the defending Pokemon, therefore making it unable to attack and giving you more time to set up your Benched Pokemon.  So, while this isn't the greatest Water type Pokemon out there, this card definitely merits some consideration when deck building.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Araquanid, this is an average Basic Pokemon card.  Other than only being able to do 10 damage total with its move, this card has a solid HP, low retreat cost, and has the potential to inflict a special condition.  Because of its ability to Paralyze, this card could be effective later in games if you flip a heads when using its move.  So like I mentioned above, this card should be considered when deck building.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Wishiwashi -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Wishiwashi Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Wishiwashi from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Wishiwashi is a Basic, Water type Pokemon card with a HP of 30.  Wishiwashi has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Wishiwashi's Ability is called Cowardice and says that you may discard all cards attached to Wishiwashi and return Wishiwashi to your hand, you can only do this after the first turn of the game and if you didn't just put Wishiwashi into the active Pokemon spot.  Besides the Ability, Wishiwashi just has one move called Water Gun, for one Water Energy card this move does 10 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Wishiwashi is a basic Pokemon card with no evolution forms, you'll only have to use this card in a deck if you want to use Wishiwashi.  So knowing this, the only reason you would want to use this card is for its Ability.  If your deck benefits from pulling specific cards from the discard pile, you could potentially attach them to Wishiwashi, use its Ability, and get those Energy cards or whatever else is attached to it, to your discard pile.  Besides its Ability, there is no reason to use this card, mainly because of its extremely low HP, it won't take long for this card to get knocked out.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion this is a below average Basic Pokemon card from the Sun and Moon set.  If this card didn't have an Ability, it would certainly get a 1 out of 5 rating from me.  This card is similar to Magikarp in its HP, and is just too weak to want to use many of in a deck.  So, unless your deck depends on cards in your discard pile, do not use this card in a deck.  Guardians Rising coming out in May does have a Wishiwashi GX card in it.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Crabominable -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Crabominable Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Crabominable from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Crabominable is a Stage 1, Water type Pokemon card, with a HP of 140. It has a x2 weakness to Metal type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Crabominable does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Avalanche, for three Energy cards, two Water and one Colorless, this move does 80 damage, plus 10 damage to each of your opponent's Benched Pokemon.  Crabominable's second move is called Ice Hammer, for four Energy cards, three Water and one Colorless, this move does 140 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Crabominable is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Crabrawler into play then evolve Crabrawler into Crabominable.  I have not reviewed Crabrawler from this set yet, since it is a Fighting type Pokemon.  So, looking at this Crabominable card, because it has such a huge retreat cost, it would make sense to set it up on the Bench.  This card would work perfectly in a spread attack type deck since it can do more than average damage with Avalanche, and then it also spreads damage around with that move.  This would be the main move I would use on Crabominable, although Ice Hammer does do major damage.  So, if you're prepared to take a few turns to get this card set up, and to discard a lot of Energy when retreating, this is a pretty great Stage 1 Pokemon card to use in either a Water type deck or a spread attach type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a well above average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Sun and Moon set.  Other than being slow to set up and having a high retreat cost, both of the moves on this card are dominant, they both can do major damage to the defending Pokemon, and Avalanche can also spread damage around.  I would highly recommend using this card in a deck.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Primarina GX -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Primarina GX from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Primarina GX is a Stage 2, Water type Pokemon card, with a HP of 250.  It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Primarina GX does not have an Ability but it does have three moves.  The first move that this card has is called Bubble Beat, for two Colorless Energy cards this move does 10 damage plus 20 more damage for each Water Energy attached to your Pokemon.  Primarina's second move is called Roaring Seas, for Four Energy cards, three Water and one Colorless, this move does 120 damage, plus it discards an Energy card attached to your opponent's Active Pokemon.  Primarina GX's GX move is called Grand Echo, for two Colorless Energy cards, this move heals all damage from all of your Pokemon.

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 Primarina card, so if you have Brionne in play, you evolve that Pokemon directly into Primarina GX.  In play, only one GX move can be used during the entire game, and once a Pokemon GX is knocked out, two prize cards are taken instead of one.  So just like yesterday's Primarina card, since Primarina GX is a Stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Popplio into play and then evolve it into Brionne before you can evolve Brionne into Primarina GX, 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 average overall. Popplio could easily be used as a starter type Pokemon in a Water type deck since it had an above average HP and two quick attacking moves. Brionne from this set was solid, but I didn't recommend using it unless you planned on using Primarina in a deck too, since it was limited on the amount of damage it could do when attacking. So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at Primarina GX, a deck could easily be built around this card.  What you want to do is include lots of Pokemon that have free retreat costs, use an Ability from the Bench that allows you to retreat a certain type of Pokemon for free, or use a Stadium card that will help you retreat Pokemon.  You would then move all of your active Pokemon back to the Bench before they are knocked out, then, once all of your Benched Pokemon have damage on them, use Primarina GX's Grand Echo move, which will essentially be like you're starting the game all over, since all of your Pokemon will be damage free.  Besides using the GX move on Primarina GX, both of its other moves are pretty powerful.  For only one Colorless Energy card, this card could do major damage with Bubble Beat, if you're mainly using a Water type deck and already have your Bench Pokemon set up.  Or, if you put four Energy cards on Primarina, it can do 120 damage a turn and potentially prevent your opponent from attacking.  So there are lots of options with this card, and that is why I would highly recommend using this GX card in a Water type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an excellent GX Pokemon card from the Sun and Moon set.  The only thing that isn't amazing on this card is the fact it requires four Energy cards to use Roaring Seas.  Other than that, this card has a high HP, three very powerful moves, and it has the potential to help out every Pokemon on your Bench.  So, like I mentioned above, I would definitely consider building a deck around this Pokemon GX.  Combined with Popplio and Brionne from this set, I would give this line a 4 out of 5 rating.  I would much rather use Primarina GX in a deck than Primarina.  Essentially, Primarina is just an under-powered Primarina GX.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Primarina -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Primarina Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Primarina from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Primarina is a Stage 2, Water type Pokemon card, with a HP of 150.  It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Primarina does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is Disarming Voice, for two Energy cards, one each of Water and Colorless, this move does 30 damage, plus it Confuses the defending Pokemon.  Primarina's second move is called Sparkling Aria, for three Energy cards, two Water and one Colorless, this move does 100 damage, plus it heals 30 damage from Primarina.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Primarina is a Stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Popplio into play and then evolve it into Brionne before you can evolve Brionne into Primarina, 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 average overall.  Popplio could easily be used as a starter type Pokemon in a Water type deck since it had an above average HP and two quick attacking moves.  Brionne from this set was solid, but I didn't recommend using it unless you planned on using Primarina in a deck too, since it was limited on the amount of damage it could do when attacking.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at Primarina, this is definitely a card that can do some major damage, so if you don't start the game with Popplio in the active Pokemon spot, try and set this line up on the Bench, getting three Energy cards on Primarina and therefore allowing you to do 100 damage per turn with Primarina.  Primarina does have a little lower HP than some Stage 2 Pokemon, but the ability to heal 30 damage a turn when using Sparkling Aria should really help.  So, if you're looking for some power in your deck, or want to make the defending Pokemon confused, I would highly recommend using this line.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Sun and Moon set.  Like I mentioned above, Primarina's Sparkling Aria can do major damage plus inflict a Special Condition.  So while there isn't much strategy wise to this card and line, it makes a solid one in a Water type deck.  Altogether, I would give this line a 3 out of 5 rating.

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Brionne -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Brionne Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Brionne from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card set.  Brionne is a Stage 1, Water type Pokemon card, with a HP of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Brionne does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Wave Splash, for two Energy cards, one each of Water and Colorless, this move does 30 damage.  Brionne's second move is called Disarming Voice, for three Energy cards, two Water and one Colorless, this move does 50 damage and Confuses the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Brionne is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Popplio into play (I reviewed Popplio from this set yesterday) and then evolve Popplio into Brionne.  Popplio does have a Stage 2 evolution in Primarina, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed that card yet, the strategy below will act like Brionne is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read my review of Popplio, you'll know that I thought it was a very solid card overall, it had an above average HP, and two moves, both quick to use, but both doing average damage.  I thought the card could easily be used as a Starter type Pokemon in a deck.  So knowing this about Popplio and looking at this Brionne card, these first two Pokemon are both solid, you could easily start the game with Popplio in the active Pokemon spot and evolve it into Brionne quickly, and do up to 50 damage a turn with Disarming Voice.  Unfortunately, Disarming Voice is a little underwhelming, so you may want to only use Wave Splash and attach other Energy cards to your Benched Pokemon.  Personally, I would either just use Popplio or evolve the entire line on the Bench into Primarina or Primarina GX.

Pokemon Card Rating:  
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Sun and Moon Pokemon card set.  I do like that this card has a solid HP, and two moves.  This card has the potential to do damage and inflict a special condition every turn, but I wouldn't necessarily use this card in a deck without Primarina.  Because of that fact, I would give Popplio and Brionne from this set a combined 2 out of 5 rating.

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Popplio -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Popplio Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Popplio from the Sun and Moon set.  Popplio is a Basic, Water type Pokemon card with a HP of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Popplio does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Pound, for one Water Energy card this move does 10 damage.  Popplio's second move is called Water Gun, for two Energy cards, one each of Water and Colorless, this move does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Popplio is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Brionne, and a Stage 2 evolution in Primarina, which I'll be reviewing the next couple of days, you'll more than likely want to use some of those Pokemon with this card, however, since I have not reviewed any of those cards yet, I will just act like Popplio does not have any evolution forms and that it will be used on its own.  On its own, if you're looking for a quick attacking Water type Pokemon for your deck, I would highly recommend this Popplio card, although this card can't do major damage, it can attack for either one or two Energy cards and can give you plenty of time to set up your benched Pokemon at the beginning of the game.  This card also makes an excellent start to this entire line.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average Basic Pokemon card overall.  Like I mentioned above, other than doing a maximum of 20 damage per turn, this card is very good overall, it actually has an above average HP and two solid, quick attacking moves, so I would recommend this card for Water type decks.  Both Popplio and Litten from this set are near identical and both make great starts to either a Water or a Fire type deck.

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Pelipper -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Pelipper Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Pelipper from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Pelipper is a Stage 1, Water type Pokemon card, with a HP of 100. It has a x2 weakness to Lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Fighting type Pokemon, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Pelipper does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Courier, for two Colorless Energy cards this move allows you to move one of your Benched Pokemon and all cards attached to it, back into your hand.  Pelipper's second move is called Fly, and for three Energy cards, two Colorless and one Water, this move does 60 damage, however when using this move, you must flip a coin, if tails, the move does nothing, if heads all effects of attacks, including damage, are prevented from affecting Pelipper during your opponent's next turn.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Pelipper is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Wingull into play (I reviewed Wingull from this set yesterday) and then evolve Wingull into Pelipper.  If you read yesterday's review of Wingull, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card overall, I liked the card in that it had a solid HP, a quick move, and a low retreat cost, but the card was limited in that it only had one move, and its only move couldn't even do damage.  Because of how poor Wingull is, if you use this line in a deck, I would suggest evolving it on the Bench.  If you keep this line there, you can then build the rest of your deck around Pokemon that can either retreat for free, or by using a Pokemon's Ability, that way, whenever a Pokemon is close to getting knocked out, you can retreat it, then, move Pelipper into the active Pokemon spot, use Courier one turn, making that Pokemon and all cards attached to it go back into your hand, and then switching Pelipper back to the Bench the next turn.  Courier would work best with Basic Pokemon since you wouldn't have to spend multiple times evolving those Pokemon again, you could potentially move the card right back into the active Pokemon spot.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average Stage 1 Pokemon card overall.  Although it has a solid HP, and two moves, similar to Wingull, this card is only usable in very specific situations.  Like I mentioned above, if the plan is to retreat a lot of Pokemon, then using a 1-1 line of Wingull and Pelipper is a great idea, otherwise, I would pass on the line, since Pelipper may not do any damage when attacking.  Overall, I would give Wingull and Pelipper from this set a 2 out of 5 rating.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Wingull -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Wingull Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Wingull from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Wingull is a Basic, Water type Pokemon card with a HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to Lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Fighting type Pokemon, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Wingull does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  Its only move is called Roost, for one Colorless Energy card this move heals 30 damage from Wingull.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Wingull is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Pelipper, 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, there is really no reason to use this card in a deck.  The only strategy this card could use on its own would be putting it in the active Pokemon spot to start the game and using Roost every turn, hopefully removing all damage from attacks every turn and allowing time for your Bench to be set up.  Otherwise, since this card can't attack, it would make more sense to leave it on the Bench and evolve it into Pelipper there.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Pelipper, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card.  This card has a solid HP, low retreat cost, and a decent move if it had a move that could also do damage when attacking, unfortunately since it only has the one move, this card is very poor and there is no reason to use this card in the active Pokemon spot.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Corsola -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Corsola Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Corsola from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Corsola is a Basic, Water type Pokemon card with a HP of 80.  Corsola has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Corsola does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Call for Family, for one Colorless Energy card this move allows you to search your deck for up to 2 Basic Pokemon and put them onto your Bench.  Corsola's second move is called Surf, for three Energy cards, one Water and two Colorless, this move does 60 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Corsola is a basic Pokemon card with no evolution forms, you'll only have to use this card in a deck if you want to use Corsola.  So knowing this, the only way I would consider using Corsola in a deck is if you want to start the game by using its Call for Family move and getting your Bench completely full.  Although Surf is an average move, I wouldn't waste three Energy cards on a card that only has 80 HP.  So, if you're building a Water type deck and don't want to use Call for Family, I would pass on using this card in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion this is a below average Basic Pokemon card from the Sun and Moon set.  Although this card does have a high HP and two moves, I would not recommend using it in a deck.  This card is too slow on the attack when trying to do damage, and although Call for Family may be useful early in games, it may not help you late in games when you have a full Bench.  So overall, I would probably pass on using this card in a deck.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Lapras GX -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Lapras GX Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Lapras GX from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Lapras GX is a Stage 2, Water type Pokemon card, with a HP of 190.  It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Lapras GX does not have an Ability but it does have three moves.  The first move that this card has is called Collect, for one Water Energy card this move allows you to draw 3 cards.  Lapras GX's second move is called Blizzard Burn, for three Water Energy cards this move does 160 damage, however, Lapras cannot attack during its next turn.  Lapras GX's GX move is called Ice Beam GX, for three Energy cards, two Water and one Colorless, this move does 100 damage plus Paralyzes the defending Pokemon.

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 Lapras card, so you do not need to first play Lapras and then evolve it into Lapras GX.  In play, only one GX move can be used during the entire game, and once a Pokemon GX is knocked out, two prize cards are taken instead of one.  You could certainly use Lapras GX as a starter type Pokemon in a deck if you'd like to draw a bunch of cards to start the game with its Collect move.  Otherwise, this card is best set up on the bench since its other two moves both require three cards.  Although Blizzard Burn can do major damage, it makes Lapras GX unable to attack during its next turn.  So you'll either want to keep this card on the bench, moving it in to knock out a Pokemon in one turn and then retreating it the next, or only moving it to the active Pokemon spot to win the game by knocking out the defending Pokemon.  As far as GX moves go, I would not recommend using Ice Beam GX, as it isn't that powerful and Blizzard Burn can do more damage in one turn.  So, unless you're looking to do major damage once in awhile in your deck, I would probably pass on using this card in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a below average GX Pokemon card from the Sun and Moon set.  Although this card looks pretty amazing in all three forms, regular, Full Art, and Rainbow Rare, this card just isn't that good in my opinion, mainly because it can't consistently do damage, and is slow on the attack when attacking to do damage.  So unless you're desperate for some power in your Water type deck, I would pass on this card.

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Cloyster -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Cloyster Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Cloyster from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Cloyster is a Stage 1, Water type Pokemon card, with a HP of 120. It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Cloyster does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Headlock, for two Energy cards, one each of Water and Colorless, this move does 30 damage plus 30 more damage if you get a heads when flipping a coin, or the defending Pokemon is Paralyzed if you get a tails.  Cloyster's second move is called Guard Press, for three Energy cards, two Water and one Colorless, this move does 80 damage, plus any damage done to Cloyster during your opponent's next turn is reduced by 20.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Cloyster is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Shellder into play (I reviewed Shellder from this set yesterday) and then evolve Shellder into Cloyster.  If you read yesterday's review of Shellder, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card overall, even though it had a solid HP and could do 10 damage for one Energy card, it was below average in my opinion because its retreat cost was higher than its attack cost and it only had one move, making it very limited.  So knowing this about Shellder and looking at this Cloyster card, ideally, you could start the game with Shellder in the active Pokemon spot, then the second turn of the game evolve it into Cloyster and use Headlock, either doing 60 damage in one turn, or paralyzing the defending Pokemon making them unable to attack and allowing you to set up your benched Pokemon.  Similar to Shellder, this card does have a pretty high retreat cost, so keep that in my when using this line.  But if you're building a Water type deck, I think this line is worth a look, especially since Cloyster has such a high HP for a Stage 1 card and has two solid moves.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very solid Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Sun and Moon set.  Although it can't attack for only one Energy card, this card can do up to 80 damage per turn, has a high HP, and has a variety of things the attacks on this card do.  So paired with Shellder from this set, I would give this line a 3 out of 5 rating.

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Shellder -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Shellder Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Shellder from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Shellder is a Basic, Water type Pokemon card with a HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Shellder does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  Its only move is called Tackle, for one Colorless Energy card this move does 10 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Shellder is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Cloyster, 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, although this card could be used as a starter type Pokemon in any type deck since it can attack for one Colorless Energy card, I would pass on using this card in a deck without also using Cloyster.  The main reason I say this is because of Shellder's retreat cost, in which the amount of Energy cards required to retreat is higher than the amount to attack.  Plus, later in games, doing only 10 damage a turn won't do much.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Cloyster, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card.  Although this card has a solid HP, and one quick move, because it is very limited in what it can do and has a higher retreat cost, especially for a Basic Pokemon that can evolve, I would not recommend using this card in a deck.

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Poliwrath -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Poliwrath Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Poliwrath from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Poliwrath is a Stage 2, Water type Pokemon card, with a HP of 150.  It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Poliwrath does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Split Spiral Punch, for one Water Energy card this move does 30 damage, plus it Confuses the defending Pokemon.  Poliwrath's second move is called Wake-Up Slap, for three Energy cards, one Water and two Colorless, this move does 80 damage plus 80 more damage if the defending Pokemon is affected by a Special Condition.  After using this move, all Special Conditions are removed from the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Poliwrath is a Stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Poliwag into play and then evolve it into Poliwhirl before you can evolve Poliwhirl into Poliwrath, 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 average overall but below average together.  I thought Poliwag was a solid starter type Pokemon for a Water type deck since it had an average HP and two moves, one that could do up to 60 damage per turn and the other that could do 10 damage for one Energy card.  Poliwhirl was average on its own as well, it had a solid HP and two moves, but its first move required coin flips to do damage, and its second move was average at best.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at this Poliwrath card, I would only use this complete line if your deck either has a lot of Pokemon that inflict Special Conditions, or you're comfortable with setting this line up on the bench, then using Split Spiral Punch one turn and Wake-Up Slap the next to do an average of 95 damage per turn.  In my opinion, this card is too slow to set up to make too much of a difference, but it is solid overall, since 80 damage or more per turn is still good.

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.  Although this card can only do major damage when the Defending Pokemon is inflicted with a Special Condition, I still think this card is solid overall and is worth a look when deck building.  All three Pokemon in this line from the Sun and Moon set received a 3 out of 5 rating individually, the same rating the three cards get combined.

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Poliwhirl -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Poliwhirl Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Poliwhirl from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card set.  Poliwhirl is a Stage 1, Water type Pokemon card, with a HP of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Poliwhirl does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Double Slap, for two Colorless Energy cards this move does 30 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip two coins.  Poliwhirl's second move is called Wave Splash, for three Energy cards, one Water and two Colorless, this move does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Poliwhirl is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Poliwag into play (I reviewed Poliwag from this set yesterday) and then evolve Poliwag into Poliwhirl.  Poliwag does have a Stage 2 evolution in Poliwrath, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed that card yet, the strategy below will act like Poliwhirl is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read my review of Poliwag, you'll know that I thought it was an average Basic Pokemon card overall.  It could be used as a starter type Pokemon in a deck since it can attack for only one Energy card and it had a solid HP, but because its other move required three Energy cards and could only do 30 base damage, I recommended looking elsewhere for a Water starter type Pokemon for a deck.  So knowing this about Poliwag and looking at this Poliwhirl card, this card follows Poliwag quite closely, it is average at best, but really not one you'll want to use in a deck without Poliwrath or Politoed.  A Trick Coin Trainer card would make Double Slap better, but 60 damage for 2 or 3 Energy cards is pretty average, so I would look for a card that has higher than 90 HP to use in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:  
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Sun and Moon set.  This card has a solid HP, and two moves, both potentially able to do a fair amount of damage.  But, because neither Poliwag nor Poliwhirl is anything better than average, I would give the first two Pokemon in this line a 2 out of 5 rating.

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Poliwag -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Poliwag Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Poliwag from the Sun and Moon set.  Poliwag is a Basic, Water type Pokemon card with a HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Poliwag does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Water Gun, for one Water Energy card this move does 10 damage.  Poliwag's second move is called Hydro Pump, for three Colorless Energy cards, this move does 30 damage plus 10 more damage for each Water Energy card attached to Poliwag.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Poliwag is a basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Poliwhirl, and two Stage 2 evolution forms in Poliwrath and Politoed, you'll more than likely want to use some of those Pokemon with this card, however, since I have not reviewed any of those cards yet (Politoed is not in the Sun and Moon set), I will just act like Poliwag does not have any evolution forms and that it will be used on its own.  On its own, this card could certainly be used as a starter type Pokemon in a Water type deck, since it has a solid HP and a move that requires only one Water Energy card to use.  Even though Hydro Pump can do up to 60 damage a turn, I would not recommend using this move unless you plan on evolving Poliwag, because putting three Energy cards on a Pokemon with only 60 HP is pretty risky.  So overall, although this card could definitely be used in a deck on its own, I would probably look elsewhere.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average Basic Pokemon card overall.  Like I mentioned above, I like that this card has a solid HP, and two moves, one that is fast attacking and one that can do more damage but is slower to use.  If not using with Poliwhirl, I would rather use a card with a higher HP that doesn't evolve and that can do more than 10 damage for only one Energy card.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Golduck -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Golduck Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Golduck from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Golduck is a Stage 1, Water type Pokemon card, with a HP of 90. It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a free retreat cost.  Psyduck does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Scratch, for one Colorless Energy card this move does 20 damage.  Golduck's second move is called Double Jet, for one Water Energy card this move does 60 damage times the number of Water Energy cards you discard from your hand, with a maximum of 2 Energy cards.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Golduck is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Psyduck into play (I reviewed Psyduck from this set yesterday) and then evolve Psyduck into Golduck.  If you read yesterday's review of Psyduck, you'll know that I thought it was an extremely poor Basic Pokemon card.  Not only was it very limited, in that it only had one attack, but it only attack could not do damage, and it Confused both Active Pokemon.  So knowing this, and looking at Golduck, there is no reason to use Psyduck in the active Pokemon spot, especially since Golduck has a free retreat cost and can easily be moved in and out of play.  You can easily build a deck around Golduck, using its Double Jet move the entire time, and doing 120 damage a turn for only 1 Water Energy card.  You can pair this card with Starmie from Evolutions and use Starmie's Space Beacon Ability, this allows you to discard a card from your hand once per turn and retrieve two Basic Energy cards from your discard pile.  So every turn, you can use Golduck's move, discard two Water Energy cards from your hand, and retrieve them the next turn with Starmie.  You can also use a Splash Energy from the BREAKpoint set on Golduck, so that if it gets knocked out, you can immediately put Golduck back into your hand.  So essentially, if you're looking for a cheap, competitive deck, use 4-4 lines of Psyduck and Golduck, and Staryu and Starmie, 4 Splash Energy, and 4 Energy Retrieval Trainer cards.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is one of the best cards from the Sun and Moon set, and is very popular in competitive play at the moment.  As long as you're able to retrieve Energy cards from your discard pile every turn, 120 damage a turn, for one Energy card, is a good amount of damage for little Energy, plus, if 90 HP is too low for you, you can also include a Golduck BREAK in your deck.  Together with Psyduck from this set, I would give the two Pokemon a 4 out of 5 rating, I would recommend the BREAKpoint one over the Sun and Moon one, but regardless, you shouldn't be using Psyduck in the Active Pokemon spot.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Psyduck -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Psyduck Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Psyduck from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Psyduck is a Basic, Water type Pokemon card with a HP of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Psyduck does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  Its only move is called Confusion Wave, for one Colorless Energy card this move Confuses both Active Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Psyduck is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Golduck, 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, unless you plan on Confusing the defending Pokemon to start the game then switching out Psyduck to use a Pokemon that benefits from the opposing Pokemon being confused, there is really no reason to use Psyduck on its own.  Sure, the card has a higher HP and can use any type of Energy to attack, but it can't do any damage, and it Confuses itself.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Golduck, this is a well below average Basic Pokemon card.  Like I mentioned above, if a card can't do any damage and inflicts a Special Condition on itself, there is no reason to use that card in a deck.  The only reason to even consider using this card is if you have to use it in order to get to Golduck.

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Incineroar GX -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Incineroar GX Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Incineroar GX from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Incineroar GX is a Stage 2, Fire type Pokemon card, with a HP of 250.  It has a x2 weakness to Water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Incineroar GX does not have an Ability but it does have three moves.  The first move that this card has is called Hustling Strike, for one Fire Energy card this move does 10 damage plus 20 more damage for each of your Benched Fire type Pokemon.  Tiger Swing is the name of the second Incineroar GX has, for three Energy cards, two Fire and one Colorless, this move does 80 damage plus 50 more damage for each heads when two coins are flipped.  Incineroar GX's final move, which is also its GX move, is called Burning Slam GX, for two Fire Energy cards and one Colorless, this move does 200 damage and Burns the defending Pokemon.

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 Incineroar card, so if you have Torracat in play, you evolve that Pokemon directly into Incineroar GX.  In play, only one GX move can be used during the entire game, and once a Pokemon GX is knocked out, two prize cards are taken instead of one.  So just like yesterday's Incineroar card, since Incineroar GX is a Stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Litten into play and then evolve it into Torracat before you can evolve Torracat into Incineroar GX, 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 average overall.  Litten could easily be used as a starter type Pokemon in a Fire type deck since it had an above average HP and two quick attacking moves.  Torracat was also solid, with one move doing up to 60 damage with coin flips, and its other move doing 90 damage per turn with a Burning Energy card.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at Incineroar GX, this line could be used right away in the active Pokemon spot the first turn of the game, or the line could be evolved on the bench and three cards could be put on Incineroar GX so it could move to the active Pokemon spot and start attacking immediately.  Compared to yesterday's Incineroar card, this card is much better, and there is no reason to use that card.  This card can match the maximum amount of damage that card could do, plus it can consistently do more damage every turn.  If you're building a majority Fire type deck, Hustling Strike should be able to do more than 100 damage per turn, and if you attach a Trick Coin Trainer to Incineroar GX, Tiger Swing should be able to do more than 100 damage per turn.  With 250 HP, this card will be pretty dominant when set up in the active Pokemon spot.  Although 200 damage is a ton of damage to do with Burning Slam GX, I could see not using the move at all and saving it for another GX.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a very good GX Pokemon card from the Sun and Moon set.  All three moves that this card are extremely powerful and all three can do more than 100 damage per turn.  The reason I'm giving this card a 4 out of 5 rating instead of a 5 rating is because its GX move may not be used.  Together with Litten and Torracat from this set, I would give this line a 4 out of 5 rating, it is better than this line with Incineroar from the set.

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Incineroar -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Incineroar Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Incineroar from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Incineroar is a Stage 2, Fire type Pokemon card, with a HP of 160.  It has a x2 weakness to Water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Incineroar does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is Fire Fang, for two energy cards, one each of Fire and Colorless, this move does 30 damage, plus the defending Pokemon is burned.  Incineroar's second move is called Darkest Lariat, for three energy cards, two Fire and one Colorless, this move does 100 damage times the number of heads you get when flipping two coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Incineroar is a Stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Litten into play and then evolve it into Torracat before you can evolve Torracat into Incineroar, 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 average overall.  Litten could easily be used as a starter type Pokemon in a Fire type deck since it had an above average HP and two quick attacking moves.  Torracat was also solid, with one move doing up to 60 damage with coin flips, and its other move doing 90 damage per turn with a Burning Energy card.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at Incineroar, if you're already using these two Pokemon in your deck, I would suggest using one Incineroar card, similar to Torracat, you'll want to make sure a Trick Coin Trainer is attached to Incineroar, giving it a much better shot at doing major damage every turn with Darkest Lariat.  I could also see wanting to use this card in a deck if several of your Pokemon already inflict the Burn special condition, therefore making your deck that much better.

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 the potential to do 200 damage per turn, I am only giving this card a 3 out of 5 rating because Darkest Lariat is based off of coins flips and is a Stage 2 card, so it will take a while to get set up.  In a Fire type deck, this card is worth a look, altogether, this entire line gets a 4 out of 5 rating from me, each card is solid individually making the sum of the cards greater than the individual ratings.

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Torracat -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Torracat Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Torracat from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card set.  Torracat is a Stage 1, Fire type Pokemon card, with a HP of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to Water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Torracat does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Fury Swipes, for one Fire type Energy card this move does 20 damage times the amount of heads from 3 coin flips.  Torracat's second move is called Flamethrower, for three Energy cards, two Fire and one Colorless, this move does 90 damage, however an Energy card must be discarded after attacking.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Torracat is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Litten into play (I reviewed Litten from this set yesterday) and then evolve Litten into Torracat.  Litten does have a Stage 2 evolution in Incineroar, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed that card yet, the strategy below will act like Torracat is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read my review of Litten, you'll know that I thought it was a very solid card overall, it had an above average HP, and two moves, both quick to use, but both doing average damage.  I thought the card could easily be used as a Starter type Pokemon in a deck.  So knowing this about Litten and looking at this Torracat card, I could easily see using the first two Pokemon in this line as soon as possible in a game, you could attach a Trick Coin Trainer card to Torracat and have a better shot at doing 60 damage with Fury Swipes, or set the line up on the bench, attaching a Burning Energy to it, therefore allowing you to do 90 damage a turn every single turn with Flamethrower.

Pokemon Card Rating:  
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average to above average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Sun and Moon set.  With the use of a Burning Energy, this card becomes above average and can do major damage every turn, I would have liked for this card to for sure do damage every turn, but you'll either have to have some luck with Fury Swipes, or some extra Energy when using Flamethrower.  Together, I would give the first two Pokemon in this line a 3 out of 5 rating, the same rating I gave these cards individually.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Torracat from the Sun and Moon set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Litten's Stage 2 evolution in Incineroar, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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