Thursday, November 30, 2017

Raichu -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Raichu Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Raichu from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Raichu is a Stage 1, Lightning type Pokemon card, with a HP of 110. It has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Metal type Pokemon, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Raichu's Ability is called Evoshock and says that when you play Raichu from your hand to evolve 1 of your Pokemon, you may leave the defending Pokemon Paralyzed.  Besides the Ability, Raichu just has one move called Volt Tackle, for three Energy cards, two Lightning, and one Colorless, this move does 130 damage, however it does do 30 damage to itself.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Raichu is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Pikachu into play (I reviewed Pikachu from this set yesterday) and then evolve Pikachu into Raichu.  If you read yesterday's review of Pikachu, you'll know I thought it was a solid card overall.  It had two moves, one that could do damage and another that could Paralyze the defending Pokemon.  That card could be used as a starter type Pokemon, but the strategy with this line is to include several in your deck so that you can Paralyze the defending Pokemon each turn, while Raichu is on your Bench, then attack with your Active Pokemon.  Personally, I've seen this strategy several times when battling online, trainers use Devolution Spray to move Raichu back into their hand so they can continuously use its Ability.  Plus, if you do have to use Raichu's move, Volt Tackle does do a good amount of damage, I just wish it required two Colorless Energy cards instead of two Lightning.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is one of the best cards to use in a Lightning type deck right now, since it can be used from the Bench and it can make your opponent unable to attack you at all!  So pair this Pikachu and Raichu line with a powerful attacker and you'll be able to take down most decks out there!  Together with this specific Pikachu from the Burning Shadows set, I would give both cards a 5 out of 5 rating.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Pikachu -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Pikachu Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Pikachu from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Pikachu is a Basic, Lightning type Pokemon card with a HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Metal type Pokemon, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  This card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move on this card is called Tail Whap, for one Colorless Energy card, this move does 10 damage.  Thunder Shock is this card's second move, for two Energy cards, one each of Lightning and Colorless, this move does 20 damage, plus if you get a heads when flipping a coin, the defending Pokemon is Paralyzed.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Pikachu is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Raichu, 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, this card could certainly be used as a starter type Pokemon in a Lightning type deck since it can attack for one Energy card.  This card works well with Raichu from this set, since when you evolve Pikachu into Raichu, it Paralyzes the defending Pokemon, so you could get a head start on the paralysis with Thunder Shock.  Even without Raichu, this card is worth using in a deck because it can give you time to get your Benched Pokemon set up while your opponent's Active Pokemon is Paralyzed and can't attack.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Raichu, this is an average Basic Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  Like I mentioned above, I like that this card has two moves, one that requires only one Energy card and the other that has a chance to inflict a Special Condition.  This is certainly the Pikachu card to use with Raichu from this set.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Tapu Fini GX -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Tapu Fini GX Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Tapu Fini GX from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Tapu Fini GX is a Basic, Water type Pokemon card, with a HP of 170.  This card does not have a Weakness or Resistance and it has a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Tapu Fini GX does not have an Ability but it does have three total moves with one GX move.  The first move on this card is called Aqua Ring, for one Colorless Energy card, this move does 20 damage, plus, you may switch this card with one of your Benched Pokemon.  Hydro Shot is this card's second move, for three Energy cards, two Water and one Colorless, this move does 120 damage to one of your opponent's Pokemon, however you must discard two Water Energy cards attached to Tapu Fini after using this move.  The GX move on this card is called Tapu Storm GX, for one Water Energy card, this move makes your opponent shuffle their Active Pokemon and all cards attached to it back into their deck.

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 Ho-Oh card, so you do not need to first play Tapu Fini and then evolve it into Tapu Fini 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.  So knowing how a GX card works, the only way I would even consider using this card in a deck is for its GX move, and even then, there are much better GX moves out there to use over this one.  But especially if your opponent is attacking with a Stage 1 or Stage 2 card with several Energy cards attached to it, Tapu Storm GX can really help you out!  Other than this card's GX move, this card is never worth using in the Active Pokemon spot, since its first move essentially just switch's Tapu Fini GX from the Active Pokemon spot, and the second move may do a lot of damage, but you won't be able to attack right away after using the move.  I would much rather use a card that can do 120 damage without discarding Energy and then use a Guzma Supporter to get the Pokemon you want to attack in your opponent's Active Pokemon spot.  So again, I would not recommend using this card in a deck, the only reason to ponder this card at all is for its GX move.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a well below average Pokemon GX from the Burning Shadows set.  Even considering this card's GX move, it is still pretty poor overall, meaning there is really not much of a use for this card in competitive decks, look elsewhere if you're building a Water type deck.

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Bruxish -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Bruxish Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Bruxish from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Bruxish is a Basic, Water type Pokemon card with a HP of 100.  Bruxish has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  This card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move on this card is called Gnash Teeth, for one Water Energy card, this move Confuses the defending Pokemon.  Synchronise is this card's second move, for three Energy cards, one Water and two Colorless, this move does 60 damage, plus the move also does 20 damage to each of your opponent's Benched Pokemon that shares a type with your opponent's Active Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Bruxish is a Basic Pokemon card with no evolution forms, you'll only have to use this card in a deck if you want to use Bruxish.  So knowing this, this card would be best used in a deck that attacks by spreading damage around, that way, if you are facing a deck with multiple of the same type Pokemon, you may knock out multiple Pokemon at once when using Synchronise.  Depending on the deck you're facing, this card may be completely useless or it could do major damage since there are plenty of decks out there with multiple different types and decks that are a majority of the same type Pokemon.  Essentially, this card can do 30 damage for one Energy and 60+ damage for two Energy, so it is quick to attack, you just need some additional things to happen for this card to be good.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average Basic Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  Like I mentioned above, if you are building a spread attack type deck, this card certainly fits right in, other than that, this card isn't that useful, since 60 damage when using Synchronise isn't anything special, and there is a coin flip's chance that Gnash Teeth will do nothing at all.  But, as a Basic Pokemon, this card does have a high HP, and there is certainly merit to using one of this card in a deck.

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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Simipour -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Simipour Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Simipour from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Simipour is a Stage 1, Water type Pokemon card, with a HP of 90. It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  This card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move on this card is called Scratch, for one Colorless Energy card this move does 30 damage.  Aqua Reflect is this card's second move, for two Energy cards, one each of Water and Colorless, this move does 50 damage, however, you must move a Water Energy card from Simipour to one of your Benched Pokemon after using the move.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Simipour is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Panpour into play (I reviewed Panpour from this set yesterday) and then evolve Panpour into Simipour.  If you read yesterday's review of Panpour, you'll know that I thought it was a below average card overall and a card that I wouldn't use on its own.  The card did have an above average HP, but it was very limited in having only one move that could only do 10 damage, it is the kind of card that would work in the Active Pokemon spot to start the game, but should be evolved as soon as possible.  So knowing this about Panpour and looking at this Simipour card, I like how both moves on this card are quick to use and both can do a fair amount of damage, I don't think either move is good enough to warrant trying to fit this line into a deck, especially since you have to move a Water Energy when using Aqua Reflect.  So overall, I would not recommend using this line in a Water type deck, these two Pokemon combined are too limited in what they can do, and can't do enough damage when attacking.

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 Burning Shadows set.  Like I mentioned above, this card does have a solid HP and two moves, both requiring little Energy.  But overall, this card just isn't that good and can't do enough damage when attacking, combine that with a below average Panpour card, and this is a below average line overall, I would give it a 2 out of 5 rating, look elsewhere when building a Water type deck.

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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Panpour -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Panpour Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Panpour from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Panpour is a Basic, Water type Pokemon card with a HP of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  This card does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move on this card is called Water Gun, for one Water Energy card, this move does 10 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Panpour is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Simipour, 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, this card can certainly be used to start a game since it can attack for only one Energy card, plus it has an above average HP, so it will certainly last at least a turn early in the game, especially if you aren't going second and can't attack your first turn.  Despite this card being okay as a starter type Pokemon, I wouldn't recommend using this card on its own because of how limited the card is, just having the one move that only does 10 damage.  This card is much better suited to sit on the Bench and evolve it into Simipour there.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Simipour, this is a below average Basic Pokemon from the Burning Shadows set.  Like I mentioned above, although this card does have a solid HP and quick attacking move, this card is too limited to merit using on its own, and with only being able to do 10 damage when attacking, this card will do nothing later in games.

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Friday, November 24, 2017

Azumarill -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Azumarill Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Azumarill from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Azumarill is a Stage 1, Water type Pokemon card, with a HP of 120. It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  The Ability on this card is called Thick Fat and says that this Pokemon takes 30 less damage from Fire and Water type Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, the one move on this card is called Waterfall, for three Energy cards, one Water and two Colorless, this move does 80 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Azumarill is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Marill into play (I reviewed Marill from this set yesterday) and then evolve Marill into Azumarill.  If you read yesterday's review of Marill, you'll know that I thought it was a below average card overall and a card that I wouldn't use on its own.  The card was okay overall with a solid HP, low retreat cost, and two moves, that would work decently in the Active Pokemon spot for a turn before you evolve it into Azumarill.  This Azumarill card, once set up, can certainly do a good amount of damage, requiring essentially two Energy cards, Waterfall does do 80 damage per turn, and if you're facing Water or Fire type Pokemon, this card's high HP seems even higher.  So while this card is not great by any means, it is solid overall, and this is the type of line that I could see being used in a theme deck.

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 Burning Shadows set.  Like I mentioned above, this card has a pretty good Ability that makes its HP seem even higher, and once set up this card is decent.  Combine this card with Marill from this set and I would give it a 3 out of 5 rating, if you're looking for a low cost Water type deck, you may try and fit this Pokemon line into your deck.

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Marill -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Marill Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Marill from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Marill is a Basic, Water 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.  This card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move on this card is called Bubble, for one Water Energy card, this move Paralyzes the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when flipping a coin.  Rollout is the second move on this card, for two Colorless Energy cards, this move does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Marill is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Azumarill, 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, even though this card has two moves, a solid HP, and a low retreat cost, I wouldn't use it in a deck, mainly because Bubble is based off of a coin flip, and you can do a lot more damage than 20 for a Double Colorless Energy on lots of other cards.  If you do plan on using Azumarill in your deck, this isn't a bad start to the line, since you have a chance at preventing your opponent from attacking the next turn while you wait to get Azumarill into play.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Azumarill this is a below average Basic Pokemon from the Burning Shadows set.  Like I mentioned above, this card does have some positives on it, like a solid HP and low retreat cost, but without using Azumarill in your deck, there is no reason to use this Basic Pokemon card.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Gyarados -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Gyarados Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gyarados from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Gyarados is a Stage 1, Water type Pokemon card, with a HP of 150. It has a x2 weakness to Lightning type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  This card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move on this card is called Venting Anger, for two Colorless Energy cards, this move does 50 damage times the number of Magikarp cards in your discard pile.  Gyarados' second move is called Splash Burn, for four Energy cards, two each of Water and Colorless, this move does 160 damage, however the move also does 30 damage to each of your Benched Pokemon

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Gyardaos is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Magikarp into play (I reviewed Magikarp from this set yesterday) and then evolve Magikarp into Gyarados.  If you read yesterday's review of Magikarp, you'll know that I thought it was an average card overall and easily one of the best Magikarp cards out there, since it could for sure do 10 damage every turn plus it gave you a chance at enduring more than a turn in the Active Pokemon spot if you flipped a heads when attacking, preventing all effects of attacks by your opponent's Pokemon during their next turn.  Knowing this about Magikarp and looking at this Gyarados card, if you are okay with including 4 Magikarp cards in your deck, then this card can do up to 150 damage per turn for only 1 Double Colorless Energy card, if you're using Venting Anger and you have 3 Magikarp in your discard pile, if you use enough Ultra Ball Trainer cards, you can easily have Magikarp in your discard pile.  This strategy takes up too many spots in a deck to be effective, but if you want to do 160 damage per turn for three Energy cards, this card works well, plus you can use it every turn, since Splash Burn doesn't require Gyarados to discard any Energy, but you either may want to have limited Pokemon on your Bench, or have a Pokemon that either heals all damage at once, or has an increased attack if your Benched Pokemon have damage on them.  No matter the strategy you take with this card, it will require time to set up and it does have a very high retreat cost, requiring lots of resources to retreat it.

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 Burning Shadows set.  Like I mentioned above, this card definitely has some possibilities when in a deck, it can do major damage when using either of its moves, however it is slow to set up these moves and it has a high retreat cost, so while it may be powerful, I probably wouldn't use this line in a deck, even though both Magikarp and Gyarados received 3 out of 5 ratings from me, the same rating I would give both Pokemon together.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Magikarp -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Magikarp Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Magikarp from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Magikarp is a Basic, Water type Pokemon card with a HP of 30.  It has a x2 weakness to Lightning type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Magikarp does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move on this card is called Splashing Dodge, for one Water Energy card, this move does 10 damage, plus, if you get a heads when flipping a coin, this move also prevents all effects of attacks, including damage, done to Magikarp during your opponent's next turn.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Magikarp is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Gyarados, 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, just knowing this is a Magikarp card is enough to know that this card should never be used in the Active Pokemon spot.  The reason for this is Magikarp almost always has a very low HP, usually 30, meaning, it is easily knocked out in one move.  As far as Magikarp cards go, this is one of the better ones that I've seen, since it does damage, plus it gives you a chance to prevent damage and have Magikarp last a turn without being knocked out.  So if you want to use some form of Gyarados in a deck, this is a Magikarp card you should definitely use.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Gyarados this is a below average Basic Pokemon from the Burning Shadows set.  But, like I mentioned above, because this is one of the best Magikarp cards out there, I am giving this card a 3 out of 5 rating, it is really an exclusive rating to just Magikarp cards.  If this card had a normal HP, like 60, it actually would be a decent starter type Pokemon for a deck.

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Kingdra -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Kingdra Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Kingdra from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Kingdra is a Stage 2, Water type Pokemon card, with a HP of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  This card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, both requiring just one Water Energy.  The first move on this card is called Brine, and for the aforementioned one Water Energy card, does 90 damage to one of your opponent's Pokemon that has damage counters on it.  Tornado Shot is the second move on this card, also requiring just one Water Energy card, this move also does 90 damage, however, you must discard a Water Energy card after using this move, but this move does 30 damage to one of your opponent's Benched Pokemon as well.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Kingdra is a Stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Horsea into play and then evolve it into Seadra before you can evolve Seadra into Kingdra, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last two days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that both cards were average to slightly below average.  Both cards were limited in having just one move a piece, but I did like how both cards were able to do damage to any Pokemon in play of your opponent's and only required one Water Energy card to attack, the same required by this Kingdra card.  The problem with using any Stage 2 cards in a deck is that they're slow to set up, you can speed up the process by using a Rare Candy Trainer therefore going directly to Kingdra from Horsea.  I do like that Kingdra does well above average damage for only one Water Energy card.  I think this card would work best in a deck that spreads damage around, that way you could always use Brine when attacking and be able to attack every Pokemon in play.  Aqua Patch is a Trainer card you may find useful to use with this card since you're going to have to discard Energy if you use Tornado Shot.  I could see putting 2 or 3 Water Energy cards on Kingdra, discarding them with Tornado Shot, then getting them back in one turn, attaching them to your Benched Water type Pokemon with Aqua Patch.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  Like I mentioned above, other than just taking awhile to get set up, since it is a Stage 2 card, this card is very good overall, with two quick moves that both do at least 90 damage.  Altogether I would give this line a 3 out of 5 rating, you can certainly start the game with Horsea in the Active Pokemon spot, attack different Benched Pokemon, and by the time you get to Kingdra be able to do 90 damage to many different Pokemon.

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Seadra -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Seadra Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Seadra from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card set.  Seadra is a Stage 1, Water type Pokemon card, with a HP of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  This card does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that Seadra has is called Water Arrow, for one Water Energy card, this move does 30 damage to one of your opponent's Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Seadra is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Horsea into play (I reviewed Horsea from this set yesterday) and then evolve Horsea into Seadra.  Horsea does have a Stage 2 evolution in Kingdra, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed that card yet, the strategy below will act like Seadra is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read my review of Horsea, you'll know that I thought that card was an average to slightly below average Basic Pokemon card.  The card had a solid HP, could attack for only one Energy, and had a low retreat cost, the only thing negative with the card was that it was limited by having only one move that could do a maximum of only 10 damage.  Knowing this about Horsea and looking at this Seadra card, this card is very similar to Horsea, in just having the one move that requires only one Energy card, and this move being able to attack any of your opponent's Pokemon in play, but instead of doing 10 damage 30.  While this card can certainly do more damage than Horsea, as a Stage 1 Pokemon, it is limited by having a low HP, so this is another below average card overall and a line I would shy away from unless Kingdra in this set is excellent.

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 Burning Shadows set.  Although I like that this card can attack quickly and do 30 damage to any Pokemon in play, this card has too low of a HP and is too restricted by having only one move to want me to use in a deck.  Together with Horsea from this set, which is very similar, I would give these two cards a 2 out of 5 rating, the same rating I gave each card individually.

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Horsea -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Horsea Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Horsea from the Burning Shadows set.  Horsea is a Basic, Water 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.  This card does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move on this card is called Water Arrow, for one Water Energy card, this move does 10 damage to one of your opponent's Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Horsea is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Seadra, and a Stage 2 evolution in Kingdra, which I'll be reviewing the next couple of days, you'll more than likely want to use some of those Pokemon with this card, however, since I have not reviewed any of those cards yet, I will just act like Horsea does not have any evolution forms and that it will be used on its own.  On its own, because this card just has one move, it isn't worth using, but as a start to this entire line, it is a great card to use, especially in a deck that benefits from spreading damage around.  I like that Water Arrow doesn't state you have to attack a Benched Pokemon, so all of the 6 potential Pokemon in play are fair game.  Other than having only one move, this card does have a solid HP and low retreat cost, making it pretty average overall.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average to slightly below average Basic Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  Like I mentioned above, it doesn't make any sense using this card on its own because it only has one move, making it extremely limited later in games, but as a start to the Seadra and Kingdra line, this is a great start!

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Alolan Ninetales -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Alolan Ninetales Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Alolan Ninetales from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Alolan Ninetales is a Stage 1, Water type Pokemon card, with a HP of 110. It has a x2 weakness to Metal type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Luminous Barrier is this card's Ability, it says that it prevents all effects of attacks, including damage, done to Alolan Ninetales, by your opponent's Pokemon GX or Pokemon EX.  Besides the Ability, this card has one move called Aurora Beam, for three Energy cards, one Water and two Colorless, this move does 80 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Alolan Ninetales is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Alolan Vulpix into play (I reviewed Alolan Vulpix from this set yesterday) and then evolve Alolan Vulpix into Alolan Ninetales.  If you read yesterday's review of Alolan Vulpix, you'll know that I thought it was below average overall, especially compared to the Alolan Vulpix in the Guardians Rising set, so if you have the choice, definitely use the Guardians Rising one.  Taking a look at this Alolan Ninetales, this is a pretty amazing card to use in a deck, mainly because of its Luminous Barrier Ability.  Because Pokemon GX and EX cards are so popular in today's game, this is an easy way to potentially prevent your opponent from being able to attack at all, plus, if you're using 4 Double Colorless Energy cards in your deck, for two Energy cards, one Water and one Double Colorless Energy, you can do 80 damage per turn.  Add in the fact that this card has a weakness to Metal type Pokemon, which isn't very popular, a low retreat cost, and an above average HP, and there is no reason to not include this card in a Water type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is one of the best Pokemon cards in the Burning Shadows set, and is a card I use in one of my decks for the competitive TCG.  Like I mentioned above, this card has a great HP, awesome Ability, powerful move, and low retreat cost.  The only downside to this card is that its only move does require three Energy cards, so it may be slow on the attack.  But again, if you're looking to stop GX or EX cards, this is a great card to use!  Together with the Alolan Vulpix from this set, I would give the two cards a 4 out of 5 rating, definitely use the Guardians Rising Alolan Vulpix.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Alolan Vulpix -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Alolan Vulpix Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Alolan Vulpix from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Alolan Vulpix is a Basic, Water type Pokemon card with a HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to Metal type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Alolan Vulpix does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move on this card, called Powder Snow, does not require any Energy to use, if you get a heads when flipping a coin, the defending Pokemon is Asleep.  Icy Snow is the name of this card's second move, for two Water Energy cards, this move does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Alolan Vulpix is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Alolan Ninetales, 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, I would not recommend using this card in a deck, unless you can't do better than 30 damage for two Water Energy cards.  There is an Alolan Vulpix card from the Guardians Rising set that I like much better than this card, it is the same in having an identical HP, weakness, and retreat cost, plus two moves with the same attack costs, except for that card allows you to search your deck for up to 2 Pokemon and put them into your hand and do 20 damage for two Colorless Energy.  So between the two Alolan Vulpix cards out there, the one in Guardians Rising is much better.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Alolan Ninetales this is a below average Basic Pokemon card.  Like I stated above, the main reason I'm giving this card a below average rating is because it is nowhere near as good as the Alolan Vulpix in Guardians Rising, and you need two Water Energy cards to do damage when attacking with this card.  Overall, the card isn't terrible, it does have a solid HP, two moves, and a low retreat cost, but with better options out there, there is no reason to use this card.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Turtonator -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Turtonator Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Turtonator from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Turtonator is a Basic, Fire type Pokemon card with a HP of 130.  Turtonator has a x2 weakness to Water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  This card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move on this card is called Flame Cloak, for two Energy cards, one each of Fire and Colorless, this move does 30 damage, plus it allows you to attach a Fire Energy from your discard pile to Turtonator.  This card's second move is called Heat Blast, for three Energy cards, one Fire and Two Colorless, this move does 70 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Turtonator is a Basic Pokemon card with no evolution forms, you'll only have to use this card in a deck if you want to use Turtonator.  So knowing this, because this card has such a high retreat cost, you're going to want to make sure you can retreat it before putting it into the Active Pokemon spot, whether that be by using a Trainer like a Float Stone, a Pokemon's Ability, or just straight Energy cards.  You don't want to try and start the game with this card in the Active Pokemon spot and then not being able to get it out of that spot.  Once set up, this card can do a fair amount of damage, but I wish Flame Cloak was able to attach a discarded Energy to a Benched Pokemon instead of Turtonator.  So while this card isn't terrible overall, it isn't one that has to be used in a Fire type deck.  This is the type of card usually found in theme decks, it is a card with a high HP, and two straight-forward, somewhat powerful moves.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average Basic Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows.  Personally, this isn't a card I would use in a deck, but there really isn't anything wrong with it, since it does have a high HP for a Basic Pokemon and it can do up to 70 damage per turn for only two Energy cards if you're using a Double Colorless Energy.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Salazzle GX -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Salazzle GX Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Salazzle GX from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Salazzle GX is a Stage 1, Fire type Pokemon card, with a HP of 200.  It has a x2 weakness to Water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  This card does not have an Ability, but it does have three different moves, two regular moves and one GX move.  The first move on this card is called Diabolical Claws, for two Fire Energy cards this move does 50 damage times each Prize card you've taken.  Heat Blast is this card's second move, for two Fire Energy cards, this move does 110 damage.  The GX move on this card is called Queen's Haze GX, for two Fire Energy cards, this move allows you to discard all Energy from your opponent's Active 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 Salazzle card, so you do not need to first play Salazzle and then evolve it into Salazzle GX, instead you can evolve Salandit directly into Salazzle 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.  There is a Salandit card in this set, but it is a Psychic type card, so I will be reviewing it later this month.  Looking at this Salazzle GX card, if you are building a mainly Fire type deck, this card is definitely worth consideration.  I could potentially see using a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family and saving it for the end of the game, therefore allowing you to do major damage with Diabolical Claws.  The two non-GX moves on this card are both pretty good, both quick on the attack too.  So if you're looking for some power in a Fighting type Pokemon card, one that is fairly quick on the attack, this Salazzle card is pretty great.  In my opinion, Salazzle GX's GX move is pretty poor, at least in today's metagame, most Pokemon can attack very quickly, requiring only one or two Energy cards, so discarding an Active Pokemon's Energy won't do much, plus multiple Energy can usually be attached per turn, so they can get set up pretty quickly again.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Stage 1 Pokemon GX card from the Burning Shadows set.  I like how this card is very powerful once set up, but because this card is restricted to only using Fire Energy, there is limited use for it, plus this card's GX move is pretty poor.  Overall, if you're building a Fire type deck, this is a card to try and fit in.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Heatmor -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Heatmor Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Heatmor from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Heatmor is a Basic, Fire type Pokemon card with a HP of 110.  Heatmor has a x2 weakness to Water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  This card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move on this card is called Odor Sleuth, for two Colorless Energy cards, this move allows you to flip 2 coins, for each heads, you're able to put a card from your discard pile into your hand.  Searing Flame is the name of the second move on this card, for three Energy cards, one Fire and two Colorless, this move does 60 damage, plus it Burns the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Heatmor is a Basic Pokemon card with no evolution forms, you'll only have to use this card in a deck if you want to use Heatmor.  So knowing this, the first thing I would point out is that this card's two moves require a majority of Colorless type Energy cards, meaning it should fit easily into most decks.  This card would be pretty amazing if Odor Sleuth wasn't based off of coin flips, but because it is, it isn't as good, I would much rather use a Trainer card to achieve this same goal than a Pokemon.  Searing Flame does above average damage plus inflicts a Special Condition, it is just slow to set up.  Overall, this card is just okay, it can certainly be used in Fire type decks, but there is nothing special about this card.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  Like I mentioned above, this card really isn't that bad overall, it just isn't anything special.  The card does have an above average HP and two moves, both which are decent.  But, this card does require three Energy cards to do damage when attacking, making it slow, and the move that would really help you in battle, Odor Sleuth, may not help you at all if you flip two tails.  I would recommend looking elsewhere when building a Fire type deck.

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Simisear -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Simisear Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Simisear from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Simisear is a Stage 1, Fire type Pokemon card, with a HP of 90. It has a x2 weakness to Water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  This card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move on this card is called Scratch, for one Colorless Energy card, this move does 30 damage.  The second move on this card is called Flare Recharge, for two Energy cards, one each of Fire and Colorless, this move does 50 damage, plus it allows you to attach a Fire Energy from your discard pile to one of your Benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Simisear is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Pansear into play (I reviewed Pansear from this set yesterday) and then evolve Pansear into Simisear.  If you read yesterday's review of Pansear, you'll know that I thought that card was slightly below average overall.  The card did have an above average HP, but it only had one move that did a maximum of 10 damage per turn, making the card very limited in play and not one to use in the Active Pokemon spot any other time than to start the game.  Knowing this about Pansear and looking at this Simisear card, I actually think this is a useful card for a Fire type deck.  Of course you're going to want to use 4 Burning Energy cards in your deck, so that if you have to discard an Energy card when attacking, you can immediately re-attach it, but if you need a quick way to get Fire Energy cards from your discard pile onto your Benched Pokemon, any type, not just Fire type Pokemon, this Simisear card may be for you.  I like how Scratch can use any type of Energy card and can attack quickly, plus, Flare Recharge does do a solid amount of damage for only two Energy cards in addition to re-attaching a discarded Energy card.  So while this card has to be in the Active Pokemon spot to be effective, if you're building a Fire type deck, this is certainly a card to consider.

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 Burning Shadows set.  Like I mentioned above, this card is very solid overall, having a good HP, and two quick attacking moves that both do a fair amount of damage, plus, if you're using lots of Fire Energy cards in your deck, this card is a good way to retrieve those cards from the discard pile.  Together with Pansear from this set, both cards get a 3 out of 5 rating from me.

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Pansear -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Pansear Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Pansear from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Pansear is a Basic, Fire type Pokemon card with a HP of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to Water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Pansear does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move on this card is called Flare, for one Fire Energy card, this move does 10 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Pansear is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Simisear, 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, because this card is so limited, in just having the one move that does 10 damage, I would not recommend using this card on its own.  If you are using Simisear in your deck, this card isn't a bad start to get to that card, since it can attack quickly and has an above average HP.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Simisear this is a below average Basic Pokemon card.  Like I stated above, the main reason I'm giving this card a below average rating is because it only has one move and can only do 10 damage per turn, plus, its only move requires a Fire Energy card, instead of a Colorless.  With an above average HP, this card may last more than a turn later in games, but there is no use in using this card without Simisear.

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Ho-Oh GX -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Ho-Oh GX Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Ho-Oh GX from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Ho-Oh GX is a Basic, Fire type Pokemon card, with a HP of 190.  This card has a x2 weakness to Lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Fighting type Pokemon, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Ho-Oh GX does not have an Ability but it does have three total moves with one GX move.  The first move on this card is called Sacred Fire, for three Energy cards, one Fire and two Colorless, this move does 50 damage to one of your opponent's Pokemon.  Phoenix Burn is the name of the second move on this card, for four Energy cards, three Fire and one Colorless, this move does 180 damage, however Ho-Oh can't use this move two turns in a row.  The GX move on this card is called Eternal Flame GX, for three Energy cards, one Fire and two Colorless, this move allows you to move a combination of 3 Fire type GX or EX Pokemon from your discard pile onto your Bench.

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 Ho-Oh card, so you do not need to first play Ho-Oh and then evolve it into Ho-Oh 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.  So knowing how a GX card works, the only reason to really use this card in a deck is for its GX move, you can attach one Double Colorless Energy and one Fire Energy to this card and retrieve up to 3 GX and EX cards from your discard pile and put them directly onto your Bench.  Although this is a great move in theory, there are some problems, first, if you have a full Bench, or at least not 3 open spots, the move's effectiveness is reduced, second, you need to have Fire type GX or EX cards in your deck to use this move, and third, if you have that many GX or EX cards in your discard pile, you're probably either about to lose the game, or you've already used a GX move and can't use this move.  Other than that, there are plenty of cards out there that can do 50 damage for two Energy cards, let alone three Energy cards, and although Phoenix Burn can knock out many Pokemon in one move, not using it twice in a row is a bummer!  So although I am a huge fan of Ho-Oh and would like to use this card in a deck, I don't think it is that good.

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 Burning Shadows set.  Despite having three moves, I can't highly recommend this card, unless you have a Fire type deck, full of GX and EX cards, there is really no reason to use Ho-Oh GX, Trainer cards can retrieve cards from your discard pile, and many Pokemon can do more damage.  So again, I would recommend passing on this card.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Charizard GX -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Charizard GX Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Charizard GX from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Charizard GX is a Stage 2, Fire type Pokemon card, with a HP of 250.  It has a x2 weakness to Water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Charizard GX does not have an Ability but it does have three total moves, two regular moves and one GX move.  The first move on this card is called Wing Attack, for three Colorless Energy cards, this move does 70 damage.  Crimson Storm is the second move on this card, for five Energy cards, three Fire and two Colorless, this move does 300 damage, however, you must discard 3 Fire Energy cards from Charizard after using this move.  The GX move on this card is called Raging Out GX, for three Energy cards, one Fire and two Colorless, this move allows you to discard the top 10 cards of your opponent's deck.

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 Charizard card, so if you have Charmeleon in play, you evolve that Pokemon directly into Charizard 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 Charizard GX is a Stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Charmander into play and then evolve it into Charmeleon before you can evolve Charmeleon into Charizard GX, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them in the past.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought both cards were fairly average overall.  Charmander from this set had a slightly above average HP and two moves, one that did 10 damage and one that did 20, it could be used as a starter type Pokemon and it could attack for only one Energy card.  Charmeleon from this set, was also solid, it had an average HP and two moves, but really could not do above average damage until you had 3 Energy cards on it, so overall it was a little slower.  Knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at Charizard GX, if you're building a majority Fire type deck and are using 4 Burning Energy cards, this Charizard GX is pretty amazing, since you can do 300 damage a turn every single turn, if you have 3 Burning Energy cards attached to Charizard and two other type Energy cards.  Plus, you can also win the game by using this card's GX move, potentially making your opponent run out of cards in their deck.  So despite being extremely slow, not only attack wise, but the fact it is a Stage 2 Pokemon card, I would still recommend using this card in a deck, again, only if you're using Burning Energy, otherwise this card requires way too much Energy and way too long to set up.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  First off, let me say, Charizard is my favorite Pokemon, so I may be biased with this card.  But again, like I stressed above, if you're building a Fire type deck and have both Burning Energy and Double Colorless Energy in your deck, once you get Charizard GX set up, you can't be stopped!  300 damage per turn is amazing!  Overall, I would give this line a 3 out of 5 rating, if you don't mind spending a lot of resources in your deck on this line, it is a decent one to use in a deck.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Charmeleon -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Charmeleon Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Charmeleon from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card set.  Charmeleon is a Stage 1, Fire type Pokemon card, with a HP of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to Water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Charmeleon does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move on this card is called Claw Slash, for two Colorless Energy cards, this move does 30 damage.  Heat Blast is the name of the second move on this card, for three Energy cards, two Fire and one Colorless, this move does 70 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Charmeleon is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Charmander into play (I reviewed Charmander from this set yesterday) and then evolve Charmander into Charmeleon.  Charmander does have a Stage 2 evolution in Charizard GX, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed that card yet, the strategy below will act like Charmeleon is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read my review of Charmander, you'll know that I thought it was an average to slightly above average Basic Pokemon card overall, I liked the fact it had an above average HP, and two decent moves, it was a very good start to this entire line.  So knowing this about Charmander and looking at this Charmeleon card, this is another solid but not spectacular Pokemon for this entire line.  Unlike Charmander, this card just has an average HP, but its Heat Blast move does do above average damage.  Charmeleon can be used in any type deck if you're okay with doing 30 damage for a Double Colorless Energy card, but this card is best used in a Fire type deck.  So while I would not use Charmander and Charmeleon from this set without using Charizard GX, neither of these two Pokemon are terrible.

Pokemon Card Rating:  
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a slightly below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  If you're not using Double Colorless Energy cards in your deck, the real knock on this card is that it is slow to set up and can't do much damage unless you have three Energy cards on it.  Combine this card with Charmander from this set and both cards get a 3 out of 5 rating combined, both are okay, neither are great.

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Charmander -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Charmander Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Charmander from the Burning Shadows set.  Charmander is a Basic, Fire type Pokemon card with a HP of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to Water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  This card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move on this card is called Scratch, for one Colorless Energy card, this move does 10 damage.  Flame Tail is this card's second move, for two Energy cards, one each of Fire and Colorless, this move does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Charmander is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Charmeleon, and a Stage 2 evolution in Charizard, which I'll be reviewing the next couple of days, you'll more than likely want to use some of those Pokemon with this card, however, since I have not reviewed any of those cards yet, I will just act like Charmander does not have any evolution forms and that it will be used on its own.  On its own, if you're building a Fire type deck and are looking for a quick attacking, starter type Pokemon, this is a great card to use.  What I like best about this card is that it has an above average HP, so it may even stand a chance later in games.  I like how Scratch can use any type of Energy so you should be able to attack as soon as possible with this card, plus, you can do up to 20 damage a turn too.  So while this card isn't over-powering by any means, it is a solid, Basic Fire type Pokemon card, a card that is cheap to obtain, price wise, and one that can help in battle.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average to slightly above average Basic Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  Other than only being able to do 20 damage per turn, this card is very good overall and makes a great start to the Charizard GX line.  This card has an above average HP, and two quick attacking moves, that both do damage.

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Golisopod GX -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Golisopod GX Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Golisopod GX from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Golisopod GX is a Stage 1, Grass type Pokemon card, with a HP of 210.  It has a x2 weakness to Fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  This card does not have an Ability, but it does have three different moves, two regular moves and one GX move.  The first move on this card is called First Impression, for one Grass Energy card, this move does 30 damage plus 90 more damage if Golisopod GX was on your Bench the previous turn.  Armor Press is the name of this card's second move, for three Energy cards, one Grass and two Colorless, this move does 100 damage, plus Golisopod takes 20 less damage during your opponent's next turn.  The GX move on this card is called Crossing Cut GX, for three Energy cards, one Grass and two Colorless, this move does 150 damage, however you must switch this Pokemon with one of 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 Golisopod card, so you do not need to first play Golisopod and then evolve it into Golisopod GX, instead you can evolve Wimpod directly into Golisopod 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.  If you read my review of Wimpod from this set, I gave that card a 0 out of 5 rating, it was pretty terrible in my opinion, other than having an above average HP, it had an extremely high retreat cost, and a move that did well below average damage and had a high attack cost.  There is no reason to use Wimpod from this set on its own or in the Active Pokemon spot.  The way to use this Golisopod card is to set the line up on your Bench, therefore when you move Golisopod GX to the Active Pokemon spot, you can do 120 damage for only one Energy card with First Impression.  You can attach a Float Stone Item card to Golisopod GX and give it a free retreat cost, that way you can continuously move Golisopod GX in and out of the Active Pokemon spot and do 120 damage a turn every time it is in the Active Pokemon spot.  Other than First Impression, both of its other moves do a good amount of damage and require only two Energy cards, if you're using a Double Colorless Energy, so this card will fit into a lot of decks and can do a lot of damage quite quickly.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average Stage 1, GX Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  If you're building a Grass type deck, this is a line that should certainly be included, especially if you're looking for some power.  Golisopod GX is a Stage 1 card so it is fairly quick to set up, and if you can retreat it for free a couple of times, this card only requires one Energy card the entire game and can do 120 damage a turn.  Together with Wimpod from this set, which I thought was terrible, I would still give this line a 3 out of 5 rating, set it up on the Bench and you'll be golden.

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

Wimpod -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Wimpod Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Wimpod from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Wimpod is a Basic, Grass type Pokemon card with a HP of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to Fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Wimpod's Ability is called Wimp Out and says that during your first turn, Wimpod does not have a Retreat Cost.  Besides the Ability, Wimpod just has the one move called Gnaw, which does 30 damage for three Energy cards, one Grass and two Colorless.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Wimpod is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Golisopod 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 is absolutely no reason to use this card in a deck.  The only positive on this card is that it does have an above average HP, as a Basic Pokemon that has a Stage 1 evolution.  Ideally, you'd like to be able to use a Pokemon's Ability from the Bench, but Wimpod's Ability is only available for one turn, making it not good at all.  So, unless you want to wait to get three Energy cards on this Pokemon and then risk not having enough Energy to retreat, I would stay as far away from this Pokemon as possible.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 0 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Golisopod, this is a terrible Basic Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  This card really has nothing going for it, its Ability is pretty much useless, it is extremely slow on the attack, under-powered, and has a high retreat cost.  The only reason this card should ever be used is to get to Golisopod GX.

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