Friday, May 26, 2017

Umbreon GX -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Umbreon GX Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Umbreon GX from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Umbreon GX is a Stage 1, Darkness type Pokemon card, with a HP of 200.  It has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Psychic type Pokemon, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Umbreon GX does not have an Ability but it does have three moves.  The first move that this card has is called Strafe, for one Darkness Energy card, this move does 30 damage, plus the move allows you to switch one of your Benched Pokemon with Umbreon GX.  The next move that this card has is called Shadow Bullet, for three Energy cards, one Darkness and two Colorless, this move does 90 damage, plus it does 30 damage to one of your opponent's Benched Pokemon.  Umbreon GX's GX move is called Dark Call GX, for two Energy cards, one each of Darkness and Colorless, this move allows you to discard two Energy cards from your opponent's 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 Umbreon card, so you do not need to first play Umbreon and then evolve it into Umbreon GX, instead you can evolve Eevee directly into Umbreon 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.  There is an Eevee card in this set that you could use with Umbreon GX, but I have not reviewed it yet since it is a Colorless type Pokemon.  There are two different reasons to use this Umbreon GX card in a deck, the first would be to include it in a spread attack type deck, and use Shadow Bullet in the Active Pokemon spot, not only does this move do above average damage, but it does 30 damage to one of your opponent's Benched Pokemon.  If you first get a Pokemon in the Active Pokemon spot that consistently hits all Benched Pokemon with damage, Shadow Bullet may knock out up to two Pokemon every time it is used.  The other reason to use this card would be for its GX move, although you can only Dark Call GX once, removing two Energy cards from any of your opponent's Pokemon can be quite influential in the strategy of the game, and may give you time to either defend yourself while that Pokemon can't attack, or switch that Pokemon into the Active Pokemon spot and defeat it.  Overall, this Umbreon GX card, while not amazing, has a lot going for it, and should be considered when deck building.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Stage 1 Pokemon GX from the Sun and Moon set.  Like I mentioned above, I do like the fact that this card has three moves on it, with each move doing a little something different.  So, if you're building a Darkness type deck, or a spread attack type deck, I would recommend at least considering this card.

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

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True or False?  Some form of Umbreon GX made my Top 10 Sun and Moon Pokemon Card list.
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ThePokemonMaster A.K.A StevenCurry30 said...

True it was a umbreon gx hyper rare or rainbow rare

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