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.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Charmeleon from the Burning Shadows set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Charmander's Stage 2 evolution in Charizard GX, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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At what level does Charmander evolve into Charmeleon?
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Giri Venkatesh said...

Level 16

Giakitus said...

It evolves at level 16 :)