Friday, July 28, 2017

Wailord -- Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Review

Wailord Guardians Rising Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Wailord from the Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Set.  Wailord is a Stage 1, Water type Pokemon card, with a HP of 200. It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Wailord does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  Dive is the name of the first move on this card, for three Energy cards, two Water and one Colorless, this move does 40 damage, plus, if you flip a heads when flipping a coin, all effects of an attack on Wailord, including damage, during your opponent's next turn is prevented.  Wailord's second move is called Open Sea, for four Energy cards, three Water and one Colorless, this move does 80 damage, plus it heals 30 damage from each of your Water type Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Wailord is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Wailmer into play (I reviewed Wailmer from this set yesterday) and then evolve Wailmer into Wailord.  If you read yesterday's review of Wailmer, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card overall.  For a Basic Pokemon, the card had a very high HP and could do a fair amount of damage, having two moves, however, similar to this card, both moves it had were on the slow side, and neither were that powerful.  So knowing this about Wailmer and looking at this Wailord card, if you're building a mostly Water Type deck, I could see using a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family.  Of course you'll want to set this line up on the Bench, then you could use Open Sea a couple of turns and heal your Bench Pokemon.  Because this card is so slow, it is definitely going to hurt if you have to move it to the Active Pokemon spot early, or if you have to retreat it.  I would not consider using this card if you can't use the healing effect with Wailord's Open Sea move.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an above average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Guardians Rising set.  Although this card is extremely slow on the attack, has a high retreat cost, and can't do that much damage when attacking, because it can heal 30 damage a turn from all of your Water Pokemon in play, I am giving this card an above average rating overall.  Combined with Wailmer from this set, which I gave a 2 out of 5 rating, I would give this line a 3 out of 5 rating total.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Wailord from the Guardians Rising set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Snorunt, 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?  At one time, a Wailord card held the record the highest HP on a Pokemon card.
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KGBEER said...

It's true. Wailord ex

TVP8 Polska said...

Yeah it's true. Wailord EX has 250 HP and has not been surpassed by any earlier generations.

Joao Vasco Alvares said...