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.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Alolan Ninetales from the Burning Shadows set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Horsea, 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 --
True or False?  This is the only English set to include Ninetales as a Water type Pokemon.
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.


Olaf Spagetti said...
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Olaf Spagetti said...

True. English sets have one.
in Japanese set two alolal ninetales water (Facing a New Trial and GX Battle Boost)
But Guardian Rising has GX-version.
I have no youtube channel, mail ls

Olaf Spagetti said...

maybe this is my channel oO

Olaf Spagetti said...

Sorry for my english, maybe i dont understand question correct.
If you mean "This is the ONLY english (not japanese, spanish, german) set to include...", answer is FALSE,
if you mean "This is the only (this set, burning shadows) english set to include...", answer is TRUE =)

Giri Venkatesh said...