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.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Tapu Fini GX from the Burning Shadows set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Pikachu, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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Giri Venkatesh said...

Four Guardian deities in the Pokemon world


Olaf Spagetti said...

Koko, Fini, Lele, Bulu, so, 4.