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.

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

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How many GX cards in the Sun and Moon set are only available in regular GX form?
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Bob Bob said...

Three (3) GX cards in the Sun and Moon set are only available in regular GX form. These are of course the Alola starters.

Beavis said...

There are only 3 GX cards in the Sun and Moon Base Set available in regular form, which are the Alolan starters' final evolution.

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Michael Di Fratello said...

Three, which are Inceroar-GX, Decidueye-GX, and Primarina-GX

Kris Uniwolf said...


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