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