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.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Alolan Vulpix from the Burning Shadows set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Alolan Vulpix's Stage 1 evolution in Alolan Ninetales, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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How many total Water type Pokemon cards are there in the Burning Shadows set?
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1 comment:

Giri Venkatesh said...

Total 13 Water type Pokemon cards

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