Saturday, August 5, 2017

Wishiwashi GX -- Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Review

Wishiwashi GX Guardians Rising
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Wishiwashi GX from the Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Set.  Wishiwashi GX is a Basic, Water type Pokemon card, with a HP of 210.  It has a x2 weakness to Lightning type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Wishiwashi GX does not have an Ability but it does have three moves.  The first move that this card has is called Water Gun, for one Water Energy card this move does 20 damage.  This card's second move is called Torrential Vortex, for five Energy cards, three Water and two Colorless, this move does 120 damage, plus it allows you to discard a Special Energy card attached to your opponent's Active Pokemon.  This card's GX move is called Blue Surge GX, for five Energy cards, three Water and two Colorless, this move does 220 damage, however after using this move you must move all Energy cards attached to this card to your 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 Wishiwashi card, so you do not need to first play Wishiwashi and then evolve it into Wishiwashi 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.  With this specific GX card, you could certainly use this card with Wishiwashi from this set, since the Ability on that card allows you to move a Wishiwashi GX from your hand to replace the regular Wishiwashi in play.  With that being said, unless you're fine on spending a very long time to set up a Pokemon, I would not use either card in a deck.  Ideally you would put this card on your Bench, get five Energy cards on it, then use Blue Surge GX once, moving all Energy cards to your Benched Pokemon, then retreating Wishiwashi GX during your next turn with a Trainer.  Because this card is so slow on the attack, there is no reason to use this card for Water Gun, and really no reason to use more than one of these in a deck at a time.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a below average GX Pokemon card from the Guardians Rising set.  Like I stated above, this card is just too slow on the attack to be used heavily in a deck.  While the GX move on this card is solid, doing major damage, it can really only be used once then you have to not only set up the card again, but you can no longer use the GX move.  So if you're looking for some power for a Water type deck, I would recommend looking elsewhere.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Wishiwashi GX from the Guardians Rising set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Mareanie, 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?  Wishiwashi GX is the only Water type GX card in this set.
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