Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Whimsicott -- Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Review

Whimsicott Guardians Rising Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Whimsicott from the Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Set.  Whimsicott is a Stage 1, Fairy type Pokemon card, with a HP of 80. It has a x2 weakness to Metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Darkness type Pokemon, and a free retreat cost.  Whimsicott does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move on this card is called The Wages of Fluff, for one Colorless Energy card, this move makes it so that if the defending Pokemon is knocked out during your next turn, you can take 2 Prize cards instead of 1.  Fairy Wind is this card's second move, for one Fairy Energy card this move does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Whimsicott is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Cottonee into play (I reviewed Cottonee from this set yesterday) and then evolve Cottonee into Whimsicott.  If you read yesterday's review of Cottonee, you'll know that I thought it was a well below average Basic Pokemon overall.  Although it had a solid HP, a low retreat cost, and a quick attacking move, because it had just the one move, and this move was based off of coin flips, I did not recommend using it in a deck.  Because of this fact, if you want to use Whimsicott in a deck, either use a Cottonee from a different set, or evolve this entire line on the Bench.  You really only need to use a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family.  You would try and use this line for Whimsicott's The Wages of Fluff move, you'll need another powerful Pokemon set up on your Bench, then you could use Whimsicott's move one turn, retreat it for free the next turn, knock out the Defending Pokemon and take two Prize cards instead of one.  I do like that both moves on this card require only one Energy card, but would have liked to see a bit more on a Stage 1 card.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Guardians Rising set.  I do like that this card has two moves, one that does damage every time and another than can quickly win you the game, add in a free retreat cost, and this is certainly a card that should be considered when deck building.  However, because of its lower HP, and the fact Cottonee from this set isn't that good, I can't give these two cards higher than a 3 out of 5 rating.

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

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How many Fairy type Pokemon cards are in the Guardians Rising set?
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1 comment:

Trainer Sneak said...

Eight Fairy type Pokemon cards are in the Guardians Rising set
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