Friday, September 8, 2017

Rockruff -- Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Review

Rockruff Guardians Rising Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Rockruff from the Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Set.  Rockruff is a Basic, Fighting type Pokemon card with a HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Rockruff does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  This card's first move is called Corner, for one Fighting Energy card, this move makes it so your opponent is unable to retreat their Active Pokemon during their next turn.  Wild Kick is Rockruff's second move, for two Colorless Energy cards, this move does 30 damage, however, you must flip a coin when using this move, if you get a tails the move does nothing.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Rockruff is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Lycanroc GX, 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, there really is no reason to use this card in a deck.  The main reason it wouldn't be a good card in a deck would be the fact it is not guaranteed to do damage when attacking, plus it is slow on the attack, unless you just want to make sure your opponent's Active Pokemon doesn't retreat during your opponent's next turn.  The only way I would consider using this card in a deck is if you're using it with Lycanroc, even then I would keep it on the Bench and evolve it there.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Lycanroc, this is a well below average Basic Pokemon card from the Guardians Rising set.  Even though this card does have an average HP, low retreat cost, and two moves, it just isn't very good overall, since it requires two Energy cards to do damage when attacking, and then even then depends on a coin flip.  So again, I would recommend staying away from this card if you can.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Rockruff from the Guardians Rising set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Rockruff's Stage 1 evolution in Lycanroc, 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 Rockruff evolve into Lycanroc?
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Benjamin Gu said...

Rockruff evolves into Lycanroc at level 25.

Benjamin Gu

Jaydog1320 said...

Level 25


Thank you! Hope I win, lol

Goon Boi said...

Rockruff evolves at level 25.
Rockruff is actually one of my favorite basic pokemon, my first being Togepi. Obviously not a great Pokemon card-wise unfortunately.