Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Toxapex -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Toxapex Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Toxapex from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Toxapex is a Stage 1, Psychic type Pokemon card, with a HP of 110. It has a x2 weakness to Psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Toxapex's Ability is called Toxic Spikes and says that whenever your opponent's Active Pokemon retreats, the new Active Pokemon is Poisoned.  Besides the Ability, Toxapex just has one move, this move is called Venoshock and for three Energy cards, one Psychic and two Colorless, this move does 50 damage plus 50 more damage if the defending Pokemon is Poisoned.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Toxapex is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Mareanie into play (I reviewed Mareanie from this set yesterday) and then evolve Mareanie into Toxapex.  If you read yesterday's review of Mareanie, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card overall.  The card was just too limited overall to be even average.  It did have a solid HP, and could Poison the defending Pokemon every time it attacked, but on its own I didn't recommend it.  So knowing this about Mareanie and looking at Toxapex, you could either start the game with Mareanie in the Active Pokemon spot, Poisoning the defending Pokemon, then using Toxapex's Venoshock move and doing 100 damage a turn, or, you could keep this line on the Bench, only utilizing its Ability and Poisoning all new Pokemon to the Active Pokemon spot when a Pokemon is retreated.  Unless you are building a deck with a lot of Pokemon that can inflict the Poisoned Special Condition, I would use this line only for Toxapex's Ability.

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.  Like I mentioned above, this card has an excellent Ability, making it usable only from the Bench.  This card is certainly above average if you can always have the defending Pokemon inflicted with Poison, since Toxapex can then do 100 damage a turn.  Together with Mareanie from this set, because these cards work well together, I would give the two Pokemon a 3 out of 5 rating.

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

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Joao Vasco Alvares said...

Toxapex from Sun & Moon.

But if GX counts, it's Toxapex GX secret rare from Guardians Rising


Ben M said...

Toxapex RARE HOLO from Sun and Moon expansion


plyr 010 said...

Secret Rare

JW said...

Secret Rare

Kris Uniwolf said...

Toxapex Rainbow Rare/Hyper Rare in the Guardians Rising set, but if you're not including any sets from Base set Sun and Moon onwards, then it would be a holo rare from Sun and Moon base set

ThunderKirito said...

Secret Rare


francis bacus said...

Toxapex GX from Guardians Rising


MGardevoir Yveltal said...

Secret Rare for its GX.
Rare Holo for its normal card.