Saturday, October 7, 2017

Blissey -- Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Review

Blissey Guardians Rising Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Blissey from the Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Set.  Blissey is a Stage 1, Colorless type Pokemon card, with a HP of 160. It has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Blissey's Ability is called Fresh Egg and says that when you play Blissey from your hand to evolve one of your Chansey cards in play, you may heal 80 damage from your Active Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, Blissey has just one move called Double-Edge, for four Colorless Energy, this move does 160 damage, however the move also does 80 damage to Blissey.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Blissey is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Chansey into play (I reviewed Chansey from this set yesterday) and then evolve Chansey into Blissey.  If you read yesterday's review of Chansey, you'll know that I thought it was a well below average Basic Pokemon overall.  Despite having a good HP and two moves, the card was slow on the attack when trying to do damage, and its quicker move, requiring two Energy cards, required a coin flip to even be able to heal damage from your own Pokemon.  Knowing this about Chansey and looking at this Blissey card, the main reason you'd want to use this line in a deck is for Blissey's Ability, essentially giving your Active Pokemon a max potion every time Chansey is evolved.  Other than Blissey's Ability, there is zero reason to use this card or line in a deck, especially with its extremely high retreat cost.  It would be best to use only a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family, or use only 1 Chansey and several Blissey and then use a Trainer or another Pokemon's Ability to either devolve Chansey or return the entire line to your hand, giving you multiple opportunities to evolve Chansey and heal damage from your Active Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Guardians Rising set.  Similar to Chansey, this card has a high HP, and an okay move that can do major damage, but unfortunately since this card is so slow on the attack and does damage to itself when attacking, there is no reason to ever use this card in the Active Pokemon spot.  Like I mentioned above, the only reason to use this line at all in a deck is for Blissey's Ability, because of this, this entire line only gets a 1 out of 5 rating from me, neither card is great, and neither card you'll want to use anywhere but the Bench.

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

Free Pokemon TCG Online Code Cards:
Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
What is the name of the first English set to include a Blissey card?
Please respond with the correct answer and a link to your YouTube channel. 24 hours from now I will be randomly selecting a correct response to my question and sending a private message to this person with a free code on YouTube.


Trainer Sneak said...

Neo Revelation is the first English set to include a Blissey card

please post correct answer and winner in next blog post and if you do not have the code to give away that not a problem
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Giakitus said...

Neo Revelation.
Yesterday I read poorly, didn't realize you said english set xD