Saturday, August 12, 2017

Vikavolt GX -- Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Review

Vikavolt GX Guardians Rising Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Vikavolt GX from the Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Set.  Vikavolt GX is a Stage 2, Lightning type Pokemon card, with a HP of 240.  It has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Metal type Pokemon, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Vikavolt does not have an Ability, but it has two regular moves and one GX move.  The first move on this card is called Charge Beam, for one Lightning Energy card this move does 50 damage, plus it allows you to attach an Energy card from your discard pile to Vikavolt GX.  Super Zap Cannon is the second move on this card, for four Energy cards, one Lightning and three Colorless, this move does 180 damage, however you must discard 2 Energy from Vikavolt GX after using this move.  The GX move on this card is called Gigatron GX, for four Energy cards, one Lightning and three Colorless, this move does 60 damage to each of your opponent's Benched 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 Vikavolt card, so if you have Charjabug in play, you evolve that Pokemon directly into Vikavolt 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.  Since Vikavolt GX is a Stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Grubbin into play and then evolve it into Charjabug before you can evolve Charjabug into Vikavolt GX, both of those Pokemon are from the Sun & Moon Base Set and I've reviewed those cards previously on my blog.  Looking at this GX card by itself, if you're building a spread attack type deck, you could considering using this GX card in your deck to use its Gigatron GX to potentially knock out multiple Benched Pokemon at once.  Other than its GX move, this card is really too slow on the attack and consistently needs Energy attached to it to be too useful in a deck.  If this card was a Basic evolution it would be much better, but when you combine the need for at least 4 Energy cards to consistently do a good amount of damage and the fact you need to evolve twice to get to this card, I would probably look elsewhere.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Pokemon GX card from the Guardians Rising set.  This card certainly can do some major damage when attacking, but like I mentioned above, because this is a Stage 2 GX card, two of its moves requires 4 Energy cards when attacking, and one of its moves discards Energy cards each use, although this card is powerful, there are better GX cards to use out there, but again, this card is definitely good for a spread attack type deck.

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

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How many Stage 2 Pokemon GX are there in the Guardians Rising set?
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Joao Vasco Alvares said...


Chloe Young said...

4 unique stage 2 pokemon, 5 gx cards total

Vignesh Manikandan said...

4 stage two GX pokemon

Kabir Josan said...

4 stage 2 Pokémon