Thursday, July 27, 2017

Wailmer -- Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Review

Wailmer Guardians Rising Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Wailmer from the Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Set.  Wailmer is a Basic, Water type Pokemon card with a HP of 120.  It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Wailmer does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move on this card is called Splash, for two Energy cards, one each of Water and Colorless, this move does 20 damage.  Wailmer's second move is called Surf, for four Energy cards, three Water and one Colorless, this move does 70 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Wailmer is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Wailord, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So, on its own, I would not recommend using this card in a deck, especially without Wailord.  Although this card has potential to do a good amount of damage, has a high HP, and two moves, because this card is so slow on the attack, and neither move it has can do that much damage for the Energy cards required, I would look elsewhere for a Basic Water type Pokemon to use.  Plus, if you get Wailmer into the Active Pokemon spot early, you have to either use a Trainer to get Wailmer out of the Active Pokemon spot, or you have to discard three Colorless Energy cards.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Wailord, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card overall.  Like I mentioned above, this card does have some positives, like a high HP and two moves, but those things do not make up for the fact that this card is slow on the attack, somewhat under-powered, and has a high retreat cost.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Wailmer from the Guardians Rising set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Wailmer's Stage 1 evolution in Wailord, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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At what level does Wailmer evolve into Wailord?
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Joao Vasco Alvares said...

Level 40

KGBEER said...

Level 40