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.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Turtonator from the Burning Shadows set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Alolan Vulpix, 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...

3 English set

Ejoty said...

Turtonator has been in 3 sets:
Burning Shadows, Guardians Rising, and As a Promo, which I guess is a set on its own?