Thursday, July 20, 2017

Alolan Ninetales GX -- Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Review

Alolan Ninetales GX Guardians Rising
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Alolan Ninetales GX from the Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Set.  Alolan Ninetales GX is a Stage 1, Water type Pokemon card, with a HP of 210.  It has a x2 weakness to Metal type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Alolan Ninetales does not have an Ability but it does have three moves.  Its first move is called Ice Blade, for two Colorless Energy cards this move does 50 damage to one of your opponent's Pokemon.  The second move on this card is called Blizzard Edge, for three Energy cards, two Water and one Colorless, this move does 160 damage, however you must discard 2 Energy cards from Alolan Ninetales after using this move.  The third move on this card is Alolan Ninetales' GX move, it is called Ice Path and for two Colorless Energy cards it allows you to move all damage counters from Alolan Ninetales GX to your opponent's Active 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 Alolan Ninetales card, so you do not need to first play Alolan Ninetales and then evolve it into Alolan Ninetales GX, instead you can evolve Alolan Vulpix directly into Alolan Ninetales 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.  If you read my review of Alolan Vulpix from this set, you'll know that I thought it was an average Basic Pokemon card overall, I liked how it could do both damage and find Pokemon in your deck for two Energy cards or less, and I recommended using it as a starter type Pokemon.  So knowing this about Alolan Vulpix and looking at this GX card, this card would work in a spread attack type deck since it can do 50 damage to any one of your opponent's Pokemon in play.  This card can also do major damage with both Blizzard Edge and Ice Path GX, but because the first move you must discard 2 Energy cards after using and the second move you can only use once, in my opinion, there isn't much of a reason to use this card outside of in a spread attack type deck, and even then, there are better cards out there to use, ones that don't let your opponent have two Prize cards when defeated.

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 GX from the Guardians Rising set.  Although this card has a solid HP and three moves, all doing a good amount of damage, there just isn't enough on this card for me to want to use it in a deck, there are just too many consequences when attacking.  Together with Alolan Vulpix from this set, I would give these two cards a 2 out of 5 rating, I would recommend looking elsewhere.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Alolan Ninetales GX from the Guardians Rising set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Tentacool, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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How many total Water type Pokemon cards are there in the Guardians Rising set?
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plyr 010 said...

i think its 23
plyr 010

Joao Vasco Alvares said...

26 counting full arts and rainbow rares

KGBEER said...

22 cards with the same content.
26 if u count only different numeration
45 if u count all versions rainbow, fa, etc.

minewarrior OG said...