Sunday, December 31, 2017

Sawk -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Sawk Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Sawk from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Sawk is a Basic, Fighting type Pokemon card with a HP of 90.  Sawk has a x2 weakness to Psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two 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 Quick Guard, for one Fighting Energy card, this move prevents all damage done to Sawk by attacks from Basic Pokemon during your opponent's next turn, however, you can't use Quick Guard twice in a row.  The second move on this card is called Brick Break, for two Energy, one Fighting and one Colorless, this move does 40 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Sawk 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 Sawk.  With this being said, although it seems nice in theory that when using Quick Guard, Basic Pokemon can't attack Sawk, if you're opponent has Guzma in there hand, they can easily switch Sawk out of the Active Pokemon spot and get their original Pokemon back into their Active Pokemon spot with a Float Stone Trainer, plus, many decks out there use mainly Pokemon other than Basic Pokemon, this move would have been 100 times better if it was an Ability, on par with something like Alolan Ninetales, still, you can use this move to stall your opponent from doing damage and set up your Benched Pokemon.  Brick Break is a decent move, but not anything to write home about, the main reason to use this card would be for Quick Guard.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average to slightly below average Basic Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  Like I stated above, if you're looking for a Pokemon you can potentially use in the Active Pokemon spot to give you time to set up your Benched Pokemon, this card may fit the bill, but overall, I would probably pass on it.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Sawk from the Burning Shadows set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Crabrawler, 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 --
What is the name of the first English set to include Sawk?
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.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Lucario -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Lucario Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Lucario from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Lucario is a Stage 1, Fighting type Pokemon card, with a HP of 120. It has a x2 weakness to Psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Stance is the name of this card's Ability and says that when you play Lucario from your hand to evolve one of your Pokemon, you may prevent all effects of attacks done to Lucario during your opponent's next turn.  Besides the Ability, the only move on this card is called Submarine Blow, for three Fighting Energy cards, this move does 120 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Lucario is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Riolu into play (I reviewed Riolu from this set yesterday) and then evolve Riolu into Lucario.  If you read yesterday's review of Riolu, you'll know that it was an above average Basic Pokemon card overall.  The card had a HP of 70, which is good for a Basic Pokemon and it also had two moves, one that could do 10 damage for one Fighting Energy card, and another that could do 30 damage for two Fighting Energy cards.  Riolu is a solid starter type Pokemon, so you could easily use Riolu in the Active Pokemon spot a turn or two, then evolve it into Lucario, immediately preventing all damage done to Lucario and potentially using Submarine Blow and doing major damage.  Ideally, you would make it so that in your deck you have Max Elixir to get Riolu set up with lots of Energy, then when you evolve Riolu into Lucario, either have a Float Stone Trainer on the Active Pokemon or use Guzma to put Lucario in the Active Pokemon spot, that way you could do damage to the defending Pokemon but they couldn't do any damage in return.  This card also works well with Devolution Spray because you could then return Lucario to the Bench during your next turn, use that Trainer to devolve it, then repeat the strategy the next turn to get Lucario in the Active Pokemon spot.  I could see using this line the way Pikachu and Raichu from this set are used to Paralyze the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an above average Stage 1 Pokemon from the Burning Shadows set.  Despite just having one move that is slow to set up, I still would recommend at least looking at this line when building a Fighting type deck.  I really like both Riolu and Lucario from this set, and with things like Max Elixir, Strong Energy, Float Stone, and Guzma, you can end up doing major damage almost every turn and preventing your opponent from attacking at all.  Together, I would give these two cards a 4 out of 5 rating, they are very good overall.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Lucario from the Burning Shadows set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Sawk, 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 --
How many Fighting type Pokemon cards are there in the Burning Shadows set?
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.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Riolu -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Riolu Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Riolu from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Riolu is a Basic, Fighting type Pokemon card with a HP of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to Psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one 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 Punch, for one Fighting Energy card, this move does 10 damage.  The second move on this card is called Low Kick, for two Fighting Energy cards, this move does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Riolu is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Lucario, 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, you never really just want to use a Basic Pokemon like this without using its evolution form, with that being said, Riolu is a pretty solid starter type Pokemon for a deck, especially if you're using Strong Energy in your deck.  You could do 30 damage or more the first turn you can attack during a battle with Punch, or if you can keep this card on the Bench to start the game, use a Max Elixir to get a Fighting Energy on it, then attach a Strong Energy and Guzma it into the Active Pokemon spot, with Regirock EX on your Bench, this card can do 60 damage the first turn of the game, which will knock out many Basic Pokemon out there.  So this card definitely has some potential, and if you're using Lucario in your deck, this is an excellent Riolu to use with that line.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Lucario, this is a very solid Basic Pokemon card.  Comparing this to other Basic Pokemon out there with a Stage 1 evolution, this is one of the better ones, especially since it is a Fighting type Pokemon and can utilize lots of other cards to increase its attack power.  One thing that makes this card stand out is that it has 70 HP instead of 60, so it is a little harder to knock out.  So again, if you're building a deck that includes Lucario, this is the Riolu to use.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Riolu from the Burning Shadows set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Riolu's Stage 1 evolution in Lucario, 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 --
At what level does Riolu evolve into Lucario?
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.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Solrock -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Solrock Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Solrock from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Solrock is a Basic, Fighting type Pokemon card with a HP of 90.  Solrock has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one 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 Double Draw, for one Colorless Energy card, this move allows you to draw 2 cards.  Solrock's second move is called Solar Heat, for one Fighting Energy, this move does 20 damage, plus 20 more damage if you have a Stadium card in play.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Solrock 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 Solrock.  With this being said, if you read yesterday's review of Lunatone, you'll know that the Ability on that card required Solrock to be in play, so you're going to want to include those two cards together.  If you use this Solrock in a deck, it makes for a decent starter type Pokemon, especially if you're using Regirock EX, a Strong Energy, and a Brooklet Hill Stadium card, if you're using all of these cards and have them in play, the first turn you attack, Solrock can do 70 damage for only 1 Energy card.  Buzzwole GX is very similar to this, but spreads damage around for 1 Energy card.  So if you're building a Fighting type deck, this card is certainly worth consideration as it helps draw cards and it can do major damage early in a game.

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 set.  Like I mentioned above, if you pair this card with both Lunatone and several other tech cards, this card can pack a punch early in a game, plus, I like that it can help draw additional cards early in a game.  While I would much rather use Buzzwole GX in a deck, this is a card that can still attack if you're facing something like Hoopa or Alolan Ninetales that prevent GX cards from doing damage.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Solrock from the Burning Shadows set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Riolu, 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 --
What is the name of the first English set to include Solrock?
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.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Lunatone -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Lunatone Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Lunatone from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Lunatone is a Basic, Fighting type Pokemon card with a HP of 90.  Lunatone has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  This card's Ability is called Heal Block, it says that if you have Solrock in play, Pokemon can't be healed, both yours and your opponent's.  Besides the Ability, Lunatone has just one move called Lunar Blast, for two Energy cards, one each of Fighting and Colorless, this move does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Lunatone 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 Lunatone.  With this being said, if you want to utilize this card properly, you're going to want to pair it with Solrock so you can prevent all Pokemon from being healed.  Besides the pretty awesome Ability, that a deck can certainly be built around, this card has just one believe average move.  So again, if you're aren't using this card for its Ability, you're playing the card wrong, without its Ability, it should not be used.

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 set.  This card is average solely based on its Ability, which I think is very intriguing, it also means you must use Solrock if you want to use this card's Ability.  Other than the Ability, this card is well below average overall, with a slow move that does below average damage.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Lunatone from the Burning Shadows set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Solrock, 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? Every English set that includes a Lunatone card also features a card of Solrock.
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.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Rhyperior -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Rhyperior Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Rhyperior from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Rhyperior is a Stage 2, Fighting type Pokemon card, with a HP of 160.  It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  This card's Ability is called Toppling Wind and says that when you play this card from your hand to evolve one of your Pokemon, you may discard the top 3 cards of your opponent's deck.  Besides the Ability, this move just has one move called Rock Wrecker, for four Energy cards, two Fighting and two Colorless, this move does 170 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Rhyperior is a Stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Rhyhorn into play and then evolve it into Rhydon before you can evolve Rhydon into Rhyperior, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last two days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that both cards below average.  Although both Pokemon had above average HP and had potential to do a good amount of damage, both Pokemon were slow to set up and had very high retreat costs, making them unlikely to ever help you in battle.  Knowing how poor the first two Pokemon in this line are and looking at this Rhyperior card, the main reason you'd want to use this card is for its Ability, you could pair the Ability with something like a Devolution Spray Trainer and try and beat your opponent by having them run out of cards in their deck, it could also help combat things like Mallow, Zoroark GX, and Gallade from BREAKthrough.  If you can ever get Rhyperior set up, it can do major damage every turn, potentially 200+ damage per turn with some Strong Energy and the aid of Regirock EX on the Bench.  So while the first two Pokemon in this line are poor, this card is strong, you may try and fit a 1-1-1 line into your Fighting type deck, or, any type deck if you are only using this card for its Ability, just make sure you have plenty of Float Stone and Guzma cards in your deck to get it out of the Active Pokemon spot.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Stage 2 Pokemon from the Burning Shadows set.  Despite being incredibly slow to set up and having a high retreat cost, its Ability makes up for this, making it a useful card to have in battle.  And, if you do get this card set up, it does major damage every single turn.  Looking at all three Pokemon in this line in this set from a whole, I would give them a 2 out of 5 rating.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Rhyperior from the Burning Shadows set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Lunatone, 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 --
What is the name of the first English set to include a Rhyperior card?
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.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Rhydon -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Rhydon Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Rhydon from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card set.  Rhydon is a Stage 1, Fighting type Pokemon card, with a HP of 110.  It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four 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 Rock Tumble, for three Energy cards, two Fighting and one Colorless, this move does 80 damage.  The second move on this card is called Megahorn, for four Energy cards, three Fighting and one Colorless, this move does 120 damage, however, you must flip a coin when attacking and if you get a tails, the move does nothing.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Rhydon is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Rhyhorn into play (I reviewed Rhyhorn from this set yesterday) and then evolve Rhyhorn into Rhydon.  Rhyhorn does have a Stage 2 evolution in Rhyperior, 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 Rhydon is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read my review of Rhyhorn, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card overall.  Despite having a solid HP and two moves, I didn't recommend using it, mainly because neither move it had could do that much damage, and the card had a high retreat cost.  The exact same can be said about this card, it has a good HP and two moves, but this card has an extremely high retreat cost, that may end up losing the game for you if you get it moved to the Active Pokemon spot and don't have something like Guzma or a Float Stone to use.  Besides the high HP, although it can do 80 damage per turn for three Energy cards, many Fighting type Pokemon out there can do more for the exact same Energy cost, and the second move on this card, Megahorn, is useless, since it only has a 50% chance of doing any damage at all.  So unless Rhyperior from this set is amazing, I would pass on this line altogether.

Pokemon Card Rating:  
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a well below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  While being able to do 80 damage per turn for three Energy cards is okay, because of this card's massive retreat cost, and its flop of a second move, I am not recommending this line at all, both cards combined, Rhyhorn and Rhydon, get a 1 out of 5 rating from me.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Rhydon from the Burning Shadows set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Rhyhorn's Stage 2 evolution in Rhyperior, 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 --
At what level does Rhydon evolve into Rhyperior?
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.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Rhyhorn -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Rhyhorn Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Rhyhorn from the Burning Shadows set.  Rhyhorn is a Basic, Fighting type Pokemon card with a HP of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to Grass 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 Lunge Out, for two Colorless Energy cards, this move does 20 damage.  The second move on this card is called Horn Drill, for three Energy cards, two Fighting and one Colorless, this move does 60 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Rhyhorn is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Rhydon, and a Stage 2 evolution in Rhyperior, which I'll be reviewing the next couple of days, you'll more than likely want to use some of those Pokemon with this card, however, since I have not reviewed any of those cards yet, I will just act like Rhyhorn does not have any evolution forms and that it will be used on its own.  On its own, unless you're desperate for Basic Pokemon to use to start a game in a Fighting type deck, I would look elsewhere.  If you're using 4 Double Colorless Energy in your deck, this card could at least do 20 damage for only 1 Double Colorless Energy card right away during a battle.  Other than that, although Horn Drill does an okay amount of damage, for requiring three Energy to attack, you would hope the card would have a higher HP than 80.  So while this card is slow on the attack, and somewhat under-powered, it is a decent start to this line overall, it just isn't one I would want to use on its own.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  Despite having a solid HP for a Basic Pokemon that evolves twice, this card is too slow to attack with and has too high of a retreat cost to merit use in a deck, especially on its own, look elsewhere.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Rhyhorn from the Burning Shadows Pokemon card set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Rhyhorn's Stage 1 evolution in Rhydon, which is also 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 --
At what level does Rhyhorn evolve into Rhydon?
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.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Machamp GX -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Machamp GX Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Machamp GX from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Machamp GX is a Stage 2, Fighting type Pokemon card, with a HP of 250.  It has a x2 weakness to Psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Machamp GX does not have an Ability but it does have three total moves, two regular moves and one GX move.  The first move on this card is called Cross Cut, for two Fighting Energy cards, this move does 60 damage, plus, if your opponent's Active Pokemon is an evolution Pokemon, this move does 60 damage more.  The second move on this card is called Bedrock Breaker, for three Fighting Energy cards, this move does 130 damage, you must also discard any Stadium card in play after using this move.  The GX move on this card is called Muscle Punch GX, for three Fighting Energy cards, this move does 180 damage.

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 Machamp card, so if you have Machoke in play, you evolve that Pokemon directly into Machamp 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.  Since Machamp GX is a Stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Machop into play and then evolve it into Machoke before you can evolve Machoke into Machamp GX, both of those Pokemon are most recently in the Guardians Rising set, they are not in this set.  Just looking at this Machamp GX card on its own, if you're building a Fighting type deck, this card is worth consideration.  Although slow to set up, once set up, it can pack a major punch!  I really like this card's Cross Cut move, essentially doing 120 damage for two Energy cards, and 160 damage per two Energy cards if you have two Strong Energy attached to this card and you're facing an evolution Pokemon.  Ideally, you would set this entire line up on the Bench, then use Guzma to get Machamp GX in the Active Pokemon spot and ready to attack.  While the GX move on this card isn't that powerful, with the additional of Strong Energy, and potentially Regirock EX on the Bench, this card can do 200 plus damage when attacking.  So while the downfall on this card is that it is slow to set up, Energy cost wise and because it is a Stage 2 Pokemon, if you use some Max Elixir in your deck and some Rare Candy, this card can be very good.  I just got done reviewing my Buzzwole GX deck on YouTube, this card could easily fit into that deck, if only it were a Basic or Stage 1 Pokemon!

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average to slightly above average Stage 2 Pokemon GX card from the Burning Shadows set.  Like I mentioned above, the only downfall to this card is the fact it is a Stage 2 Pokemon, other than that, it has an amazingly high HP, and three great moves, all doing major damage.  So, if you're building a Fighting type deck, that is in need of some power, look no further than this Machamp GX line.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Machamp GX from the Burning Shadows set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Rhyhorn, 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 a Machamp card, but not Machop or Machoke.
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.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Necrozma GX -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Necrozma GX Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Necrozma GX from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Necrozma GX is a Basic, Psychic type Pokemon card, with a HP of 180.  This card has a x2 weakness to Psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  This card's Ability is called Light's End and says that all damage from Colorless type Pokemon are prevented when attacking this card.  Besides the Ability, this card has one normal move and one GX move.  Its normal move is called Prismatic Burst, for three Colorless Energy cards, this move does 10 damage plus 60 more damage for each Psychic Energy you discard when discarding all Energy attached to this card.  The GX move on this card is called Black Ray GX, for three Colorless Energy cards, this move does 100 damage to each of your opponent's Pokemon GX and EX.

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 Necrozma card, so you do not need to first play Necrozma and then evolve it into Necrozma 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, this is an ideal card to use with Metagross GX, since the Ability on that card allows you to attach a Psychic Energy card from your discard pile to your Active Pokemon each turn, so if you have 2 or 3 Metagross GX set up on your Bench, you can pretty easily do 190 damage per turn with Prismatic Burst.  Plus, not only can you do major damage each turn with this card, but any Colorless type Pokemon out there won't work against Necrozma GX due to its Ability.  If you aren't pairing this card with Metagross GX, it isn't nearly as good, but I do like this card's GX move, and the fact it only requires Colorless Energy cards, doing 100 damage to all of your opponent's GX and EX cards, could do up to 630 damage in one turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, when used with Metagross GX, this is a great GX card and an above average one overall.  If you aren't pairing this card with something that can help quickly attach Energy, this card is below average overall.  But like I said above, this card has a solid HP, a great Ability, and two powerful moves, certainly consider this card when deck building.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Necrozma GX from the Burning Shadows set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Machamp GX, 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 --
What are the two forms of Necrozma that will be in the upcoming Ultra Prism set?
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.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Palossand -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Palossand Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Palossand from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Palossand is a Stage 1, Psychic type Pokemon card, with a HP of 130. It has a x2 weakness to Darkness type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Fighting type Pokemon, and a four 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 Sand Tomb, for three Energy cards, one Psychic and two Colorless, this move does 80 damage, plus it makes the defending Pokemon unable to retreat during your opponent's next turn.  This card's second move is called Dust Storm, for four Colorless Energy cards, this move does 100 damage, however, you must discard all cards from both Active Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Palossand is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Sandygast into play (I reviewed Sandygast from this set yesterday) and then evolve Sandygast into Palossand.  If you read yesterday's review of Sandygast, you'll know that it was a well below average Basic Pokemon card on its own, mainly because it only had one attack and could only do a maximum of 10 damage when attacking.  Using that card first in the Active Pokemon spot before evolving into Palossand would be fine, since it can attack quickly and it has an above average HP, but unfortunately the difference in attack costs between the two Pokemon mean you're going to have to sit out a turn and not attack.  So ideally, if you do use this line in a deck, it should be set up on the Bench so when it is in the Active Pokemon spot it can attack right away.  With that being said, this card has a very high retreat cost and two high Energy cost moves, meaning it is slow to set up.  The only way I would consider using this card in a deck is if you're using 4 Max Elixir cards, therefore getting tons of Energy on Sandygast on the Bench, then you can attack quicker, also you'll need a way to retrieve the Psychic cards you discard with Dust Storm back into your deck or hand.  Sand Tomb is an above average move, but it is easy to get around not being able to retreat.  So while this card has two somehwhat powerful moves, I don't think I'd use this line in a deck, mainly because it is too slow to set up, and you can only use Dust Storm once before having to set it up again.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  Like I stated above, this card does have some positives, like two moves that both do a minimum of 80 damage, plus they affect the defending Pokemon, but because this card is so slow to set up, I wouldn't recommend it.  Combined with Sandygast from this set, I would give this entire line a 2 out of 5 rating, look elsewhere when building a Psychic type deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Palossand from the Burning Shadows set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Necrozma GX, 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 first English Sun and Moon series set to include a Palossand card.
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.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Sandygast -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Sandygast Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Sandygast from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Sandygast is a Basic, Psychic type Pokemon card with a HP of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to Darkness type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Fighting type Pokemon, and a three Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  This card does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move on this card is called Absorb Life, for one Psychic Energy card, this move does 10 damage, plus it heals 10 damage from itself.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Sandygast is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Palossand, 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, although this card does have an above average HP for a Basic Pokemon that has a Stage 1 evolution, there is no reason to use this card in a deck.  The main reason this card shouldn't be used is that it can only do 10 damage maximum when attacking, meaning you're never going to knock out an EX or GX card that has 150+ HP.  If you are using Palossand in your deck, this is a good start to the line since it can attack quickly if you're unable to evolve Sandgast before putting it in the Active Pokemon spot.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Palossand, this is a well below average Basic Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  Like I mentioned above, by itself, this card is way too limited and way too weak to use.  Paired with Palossand this card is average and certainly could be used.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Sandygast from the Burning Shadows set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Sandygast's Stage 1 evolution in Palossand, 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 --
At what level does Sandygast evolve into Palossand?
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.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Meowstic -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Meowstic Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Meowstic from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Meowstic is a Stage 1, Psychic type Pokemon card, with a HP of 90. It has a x2 weakness to Psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one 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 Allure, for one Psychic Energy card, this move lets you draw 3 cards.  The second move on this card is called Hand Kinesis, for two Colorless Energy cards, this move does 10 damage for each card in your hand.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Meowstic is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Espurr into play (I reviewed Espurr from this set yesterday) and then evolve Espurr into Meowstic.  If you read yesterday's review of Espurr, you'll know I thought it was a below average card overall.  It was a fairly intriguing card, since its one move made it so the defending Pokemon was weak to Psychic type Pokemon until the end of your next turn.  Other than that, this card was very limited, with just the one move, and 60 HP.  Knowing this about Espurr and looking at this Meowstic card, this card is intriguing as well, ideally, you would use either Professor Sycamore or N before using Allure, then use Hand Kinesis the following turn, to do a good amount of damage, but with the popularity of N, your opponent can easily reduce the size of your hand after using Allure, and later in games, if you've taken some Prize cards, N will really hurt Hand Kinesis' attack power.  So while Meowstic is intriguing, I would stick with my originally strategy of just using Espurr, using its move to make the defending Pokemon weak to Psychic type Pokemon, then use Guzma or retreat Espurr the next turn and bring in a big hitting Psychic type Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  Like I stated above, although this card has some intrigue with it, since it can potentially do major damage for only one Double Colorless Energy card, overall, I think this card just isn't that great, and I would pass on using this card or line in a deck.  Together with Espurr from this set, I would give both cards a 2 out of 5 rating.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Meowstic from the Burning Shadows set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Sandygast, 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 --
On what date did I first review a Meowstic card?
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.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Espurr -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Espurr Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Espurr from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Espurr is a Basic, Psychic type Pokemon card with a HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to Psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  This card does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move on this card is called Perplexing Eyes, for one Colorless Energy card, this move makes your opponent's Active Pokemon have a Psychic type weakness until the end of your next turn.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Espurr is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Meowstic, 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, the only way you would want to use this card in a deck is if you're building a majority Psychic type deck, by doing this, you could then use Espurr for one turn, attacking with Perplexing Eyes, then either retreat it during your next turn with a Float Stone, or Guzma, and do double the amount of damage with your new Active Pokemon against your opponent's Active Pokemon.  So essentially, this is a great way to quickly do more damage when attacking and knock a Pokemon out.  The one downfall with this strategy is that with only 60 HP, it will be pretty easy for your opponent to knock out Espurr in one turn, but it may be worth it, if you can knock out a GX or EX in one turn when you're able to do double the amount of damage when attacking.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Meowstic, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  Like I mentioned above, there is definitely merit for using this card in a Psychic type deck, but if you don't have any Psychic Pokemon set up and ready to attack, Espurr's only move will do very little and it will only get knocked out by your opponent.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Espurr from the Burning Shadows set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Espurr's Stage 1 evolution in Meowstic, 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 --
How many Espurr cards have I reviewed on my blog?
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.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Scolipede -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Scolipede Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Scolipede from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Scolipede is a Stage 2, Psychic type Pokemon card, with a HP of 160.  It has a x2 weakness to Psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four 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 Poison Horn, for three Energy cards, two Psychic and one Colorless, this move does 80 damage, plus the defending Pokemon is Poisoned.  The second move on this card is called Steamroller, for four Energy cards, three Psychic and one Colorless, this move does 140 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Scolipede is a Stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Venipede into play and then evolve it into Whirlipede before you can evolve Whirlipede into Scolipede, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last two days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that both cards below average.  I was somewhat a fan of the Venipede in this set, since it had two moves, and could do up to 60 damage per turn for one Energy card if the defending Pokemon was Poisoned, but together, it didn't make sense to use the first two Pokemon without using Scolipede.  With that being said, there is no reason to use this Pokemon line in a deck at all, mainly because Scolipede is a Stage 2 Pokemon, so it is slow to set up, plus, it requires at least three Energy cards to attack, and neither move on this card does that much damage.  Add in this card has a massive retreat cost, and there only card I would even consider playing in this line would be Venipede, and that is only if I could make sure the defending Pokemon was Poisoned before attacking with it.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a below average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  Despite having a decent HP and two moves, this card is still below average overall.  Its two moves are too slow to set up, and its retreat cost is way too high! Overall, I would give this line a 1 out of 5 rating, there is no reason to ever use this line in a deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Scolipede from the Burning Shadows set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Espurr, 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 --
What is the name for the first English set to include a Scolipede card?
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.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Whirlipede -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Whirlipede Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Whirlipede from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card set.  Whirlipede is a Stage 1, Psychic type Pokemon card, with a HP of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to Psychic 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 Spin Turn, for two Energy cards, one each of Psychic and Colorless, this move does 30 damage, plus, you have to switch this Pokemon with one of your Benched Pokemon.  Whirlipede's second move is called Rollout, for three Energy cards, two Psychic and one Colorless, this move does 60 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Whirlipede is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Venipede into play (I reviewed Venipede from this set yesterday) and then evolve Venipede into Whirlipede.  Venipede does have a Stage 2 evolution in Scolipede, 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 Whirlipede is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read my review of Venipede, you'll know that I thought it was an average to slightly below average Basic Pokemon card overall.  The card had an above average HP and two moves, with the possibility of doing up to 60 damage per turn if the defending Pokemon is Poisoned, for only one Energy card.  So knowing this and looking at this Whirlipede card, there is really no reason to use Whirlipede without Scolipede, so you may play Venipede on its own, if not, use the entire line, don't stop at Whirlipede.  Although this card has a solid HP and two moves, it has a really high retreat cost, and neither move on this card is very good.  I guess the only good thing is that if you do have Whirlipede on your Bench and it is moved to the Active Pokemon spot by Guzma, you can move it out of the Active Pokemon spot when attacking for two Energy cards.

Pokemon Card Rating:  
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  Like I mentioned above, do not use this card in a deck unless you're using Scolipede.  While Venipede is solid from this set, I am not a fan of this card, combined, I would give the two Pokemon a 2 out of 5 rating, look elsewhere for Basic and Stage 1 Psychic type Pokemon.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Whirlipede from the Burning Shadows set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Venipede's Stage 2 evolution in Scolipede, 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 --
At what level does Whirlipede evolve into Scolipede?
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.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Venipede -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Venipede Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Venipede from the Burning Shadows set.  Venipede is a Basic, Psychic type Pokemon card with a HP of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to Psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two 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 Bug Bite, for one Psychic Energy card, this move does 10 damage.  Venoshock is the second move on this card, for two Colorless Energy cards, this move does 20 damage, plus if the defending Pokemon is already Poisoned, this move does 40 more damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Venipede is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Whirlipede, and a Stage 2 evolution in Scolipede, which I'll be reviewing the next couple of days, you'll more than likely want to use some of those Pokemon with this card, however, since I have not reviewed any of those cards yet, I will just act like Venipede does not have any evolution forms and that it will be used on its own.  On its own, if you're able to Poison the defending Pokemon before attacking with this card, it is a decent early game Pokemon to use, since it can do 60 damage for only 1 Double Colorless Energy card, plus the Pokemon is Poisoned and taking additional damage between every turn.  Other than that, I would look elsewhere for a Basic Pokemon to use in a Psychic type deck if you can't Poison the defending Pokemon before attacking, because although this card does have a decent amount of options when attacking, doing 20 damage per turn is nothing special.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average to slightly below average Basic Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  First, I like that this card has a little higher HP than the standard 60 HP most Basic Pokemon have that can evolve.  So, this card is a little tougher to knock out, plus, like I said above, if you can Poison the defending Pokemon before attacking with Venipede, being able to do 60 damage per turn right away in the game is a nice amount and can do a lot of damage.  So while I probably wouldn't play this card on its own, it is a great start to the Scolipede line and it wouldn't be the worst card in the world to use on its own.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Venipede from the Burning Shadows Pokemon card set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Venipede's Stage 1 evolution in Whirlipede, which is also 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 --
At what level does Venipede evolve into Whirlipede?
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.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Toxicroak -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Toxicroak Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Toxicroak from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Toxicroak is a Stage 1, Psychic type Pokemon card, with a HP of 110. It has a x2 weakness to Psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two 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 Poison Jab, for two Energy cards, one each of Psychic and Colorless, this move does 30 damage, and it Poisons the defending Pokemon.  The second move on this card is called Poison Boost, for three Energy cards, two Psychic and one Colorless, this move does 80 damage, plus, if the defending Pokemon is already Poisoned, the attack does 80 more damage, after doing this additional damage, the Special Condition is removed.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Toxicroak is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Croagunk into play (I reviewed Croagunk from this set yesterday) and then evolve Croagunk into Toxicroak.  If you read yesterday's review of Croagunk, you'll know I thought it was a below average card overall, it is a card you don't want to use on its own, but as a way to get to Toxicroak, it is a solid card overall, with two moves, a low retreat cost, and a solid HP.  Looking at this Toxicroak card, you'll want to include this card in a deck if you are inflicting the Poison Special Condition on your opponent's Active Pokemon often, that way you can do 160 damage per turn with Poison Boost.  Ideally, you would try and utilize a Pokemon Ability from the Bench to Poison the defending Pokemon each turn.  Even if you don't use another Pokemon to Poison the defending Pokemon, you can use Poison Jab first and then Poison Boost second, doing 90 damage per turn on average.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an above average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  Specifically in a Psychic type deck, this card can be very good, doing up to 160 damage per turn for only 3 Energy cards, plus it can Poison the defending Pokemon.  Together with Croagunk from this set, I would give both cards a 4 out of 5 rating, these cards certainly have potential.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Toxicroak from the Burning Shadows set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Venipede, 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 --
How many English sets in the Pokemon TCG have included a Toxicroak rare non-holo card?
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.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Croagunk -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Croagunk Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Croagunk from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Croagunk is a Basic, Psychic type Pokemon card with a HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to Psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one 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 Corkscrew Punch, for one Colorless Energy card, this move does 10 damage.  The second move on this card is called Frog Hop, for two Energy cards, one each of Psychic and Colorless, this move does 20 damage plus 20 more damage if you get a heads when flipping a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Croagunk is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Toxicroak, 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, you're never going to want to use a card with only 60 HP, but as a first step to getting any Toxicroak card into play, this card isn't bad at all, since you can use it to start the game and do 10 damage the first turn and up to 40 damage the second turn.  So if you are building a Psychic type deck, this card wouldn't make for a bad starter type Pokemon, it is just a card you don't want to really use on its own.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Toxicroak, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  Like I mentioned above, there is really no reason to use this card on its own, but if you are trying to use Toxicroak in your deck, this specific Croagunk card isn't a bad card at all, having an average HP, and two decent moves, it just won't last long later in games.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Croagunk from the Burning Shadows set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Croagunk's Stage 1 evolution in Toxicroak, 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 --
At what level does Croagunk evolve into Toxicroak?
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.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Dusknoir -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Dusknoir Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Dusknoir from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Dusknoir is a Stage 2, Psychic type Pokemon card, with a HP of 150.  It has a x2 weakness to Darkness type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Fighting type Pokemon, and a three Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  This card's Ability is called Dark Invitation, it says once per turn you may have your opponent reveal their hand, then choose a Basic Pokemon you find there, put it on their Bench, and put 3 damage counters on it.  Besides the Ability, this card has one move called Mind Jack, for three Energy cards, one Psychic and two Colorless, this move does 30 damage, plus 30 more damage for each of your opponent's Benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Dusknoir is a Stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Duskull into play and then evolve it into Dusclops before you can evolve Dusclops into Dusknoir, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last two days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that both cards were both below average overall.  Although both Pokemon had solid HP and a good amount of moves, Duskull certainly didn't deserve to be used on its own, and although Dusclops would be great in a spread attack type deck, it did do damage to your own Pokemon when attacking.  So knowing how poor the first two Pokemon in this line are, if you are building a Psychic type deck, this line certainly deserves consideration if you're looking for some power, since Mind Jack on this card can do 210 total damage per turn, if you can use its Ability, then do 180 damage with Mind Jack.  Because this line is slow to set up and the first two Pokemon are poor, I would only include a 1-1-1 line and potentially use a Rare Candy to skip over Dusclops.  You can also just keep this card on the Bench and do damage with this card's Ability.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  Despite being slow to set up, since it is a Stage 2 Pokemon and the fact it requires three Energy cards to attack, I still think this card is worth considering when deck building, both because of Dusknoir's Ability and because of its one move.  Overall, this is a powerful attacking card, that can also spread damage around.  Because this card is very solid overall, I would give this entire line a 3 out of 5 rating.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Dusknoir from the Burning Shadows set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Croagunk, 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 --
At what level does Dusclops evolve into Dusknoir?
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.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Dusclops -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Dusclops Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Dusclops from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card set.  Dusclops is a Stage 1, Psychic type Pokemon card, with a HP of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to Darkness type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Fighting type Pokemon, 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 Night Room, for one Psychic Energy card, this move allows you to put 1 damage counter on all Pokemon in play.  The second move on this card is called Ambush, for three Energy cards, one Psychic and two Colorless, this move does 30 damage, plus, if you get a heads when flipping a coin, the move does an additional 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Dusclops is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Duskull into play (I reviewed Duskull from this set yesterday) and then evolve Duskull into Dusclops.  Duskull does have a Stage 2 evolution in Dusknoir, 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 Dusclops is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read my review of Duskull, you'll know that I thought that card was below average overall.  It did have a decent HP, a low retreat cost, and two moves, but it was slow to do damage when attacking, and its first move only worked when there is a Basic Pokemon in the discard pile.  Because of the below average nature of Duskull and then looking at this card, I would pass on using this entire line.  The only way I would consider using Dusclops at all is if you have a way to move all damage on your own Pokemon to your opponent's Active Pokemon, potentially with a GX move, otherwise, it doesn't make any sense to do damage to your own Pokemon, especially more than a turn or two.  Other than this card's first move, Ambush is a below average move and even if you flip a heads when using the move, doing 60 damage for three Energy cards just isn't much.

Pokemon Card Rating:  
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  This card may work well in a spread attack type deck, but I still don't like the fact it does damage to your own Pokemon when attacking.  So if you can't move the damage from your own Pokemon to your opponents and especially if you aren't using a spread attack type deck, do not use this line.  Together, these two cards get a 2 out of 5 rating from me.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Dusclops from the Burning Shadows set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Duskull's Stage 2 evolution in Dusknoir, 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 --
At what level does Duskull evolve into Dusclops?
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.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Duskull -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Duskull Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Duskull from the Burning Shadows set.  Duskull is a Basic, Psychic type Pokemon card with a HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to Darkness type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Fighting type Pokemon, and a one 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 Dark Guidance, for one Psychic Energy card, this move allows you to move a Basic Pokemon from your discard pile to your hand.  The second move on this card is called Spooky Shot and for two Energy cards, one each of Psychic and Colorless, does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Dusclops is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Dusclops, and a Stage 2 evolution in Dusknoir, which I'll be reviewing the next couple of days, you'll more than likely want to use some of those Pokemon with this card, however, since I have not reviewed any of those cards yet, I will just act like Duskull does not have any evolution forms and that it will be used on its own.  On its own, I could potentially see trying to use this card as a starter type Pokemon in a Psychic type deck.  You would put this card into the Active Pokemon spot to start the game, then if you use an Ultra Ball Trainer to get Tapu Lele GX on your Bench, you could discard a Basic Pokemon, then use Dark Guidance on this card to get the card you just discarded on the Bench.  Other than for this specific strategy, there is really no use to using this card on its own, since many Pokemon out there can do a lot more damage than 20 for two Energy cards.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  Although this card does have a solid HP, low retreat cost, and two moves, I still wouldn't recommend using this card on its own, mainly due to the fact it can't do any damage for one Energy card, and unless you are specifically discarding Pokemon early in the game, you can't use this card later in games as it will get knocked out quite quickly.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Duskull from the Burning Shadows Pokemon card set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Duskull's Stage 1 evolution in Dusclops, which is also 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 --
What is the highest rarity of any Duskull card in the English Pokemon TCG?
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.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Seviper -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Seviper Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Seviper from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Seviper is a Basic, Psychic type Pokemon card with a HP of 100.  Seviper has a x2 weakness to Psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  This card's Ability is called More Poison and says to put 1 more damage counter on your opponent's Poisoned Pokemon between turns.  Besides the Ability, this card just has one move called Venomous Fang, for three Energy cards, one Psychic and two Colorless, this move does 30 damage, and it Poisons the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Seviper 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 Seviper.  So knowing this, because Venomous Fang requires three Energy cards to do below average damage when attacking, this card is best suited to sit on the Bench while you use another Pokemon in your deck to Poison the defending Pokemon, that way, you don't have to attach any Energy cards on this card at all, but you can utilize its Ability.  Without having other Pokemon in your deck that can inflict Poison, there is no scenario in which this card is useful to deploy.

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 set.  This average rating is based solely on this card's Ability, because without the Ability, this card is under-powered and slow on the attack.  But like I mentioned above, keep this card on your Bench and use it to increase the amount of damage defending Pokemon take when they're poisoned.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Seviper from the Burning Shadows set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Duskull, 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 --
On what date did I last review a Seviper card on my blog?
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.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Wobbuffet -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Wobbuffet Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Wobbuffet from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Wobbuffet is a Basic, Psychic type Pokemon card with a HP of 120.  Wobbuffet has a x2 weakness to Psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  This card does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move on this card is called Shadowy Knot, for three Psychic Energy cards, this move does 50 damage times the amount of Colorless Energy in your opponent's Active Pokemon's retreat cost.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Wobbuffet 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 Wobbuffet.  So knowing this, there are two things to note about this card, the first would be that it requires a good amount of Psychic Energy cards, so it is slow to set up as well to retreat, plus, you can't use any Double Colorless Energy cards with this card, so you're going to want to use it in a majority Psychic type deck.  With that being said, because it is so slow to set up, and requires some luck to do major damage, I wouldn't include more than one of this card in a deck, if I were to use this card at all.  I could see this card doing 150 to 200 damage against some Pokemon GX, but so many Pokemon out there have free retreat costs or only one Colorless Energy retreat costs, that it makes no sense to use this card in a deck.  When using this card, it would be best to get it set up on the Bench, then use a Trainer like Guzma to switch Wobbuffet into the Active Pokemon spot against one of your opponent's Pokemon that is not set up and/or has a high retreat cost.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  Although this card has an excellent HP and the potential to do a good amount of damage, this card is just too risky to use in my opinion.  The card really depends on the Pokemon your opponent is playing, and you need to get this card set up quickly, otherwise it may sit in the Active Pokemon spot doing nothing.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Wobbuffet from the Burning Shadows set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Seviper, 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 --
What is the name of the first English set to include a Wobbuffet?
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.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Slowking -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Slowking Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Slowking from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Slowking is a Stage 1, Psychic type Pokemon card, with a HP of 120. It has a x2 weakness to Psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two 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 Drift Ashore, for one Psychic Energy card, this move allows you to search your deck for a card and put it into your hand.  Unarmed is the name of this card's second move, for three Psychic Energy cards, this move does 110 damage, plus, if you have no cards in your hand, you may ignore all Energy costs associated with this attack.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Slowking is a Stage 1 Pokemon with a Basic evolution form in Slowpoke, which is most recently in the Guardians Rising set, you'll have to first get Slowpoke into play before you can use this card.  Because this card requires only Psychic Energy to attack, it will be harder to fit into decks, but if you are building a majority Psychic type deck, this card and line is worth a look.  Early in a game, Drift Ashore can be very useful, it is almost like using Tapu Lele GX, but in this case you can get the exact card you need, but you have to be in the Active Pokemon spot to do so.  Unarmed is a pretty powerful move in my opinion if you can get no cards in your hand at all, making it so for only one Energy card, this card can use both of its moves.  Playing the online TCG, I have seen this Slowking card being used, mainly with Lunala GX decks.  Again, if you're building a majority Psychic type deck, this is certainly a line to consider, at least using a 1-1 line of it.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an above average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  In the competitive TCG, if you're able to attach a Float Stone Trainer to this card, you can move it in and out of the Active Pokemon spot with ease, helping set up your Bench as well as to do 110 damage for little Energy.  This card is both a powerful attacker and a handy Pokemon for setting up the main Pokemon in your deck.  So certainly consider this card when building a Psychic type deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Slowking from the Burning Shadows set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Wobbuffet, 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 --
How does Slowpoke evolve into Slowking?
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.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Togedemaru -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Togedemaru Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Togedemaru from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Togedemaru is a Basic, Lightning type Pokemon card with a HP of 80.  Togedemaru has a x2 weakness to Lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Metal type Pokemon, and a one 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 Rollout, for one Lightning Energy, this move does 20 damage.  The second move on this card is called Electrosmash, for two Energy cards, one each of Lightning and Colorless, this move does 40 damage plus 20 more damage if you get a heads when flipping a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Togedemaru 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 Togedemaru.  So knowing this, unless you're desperate for a starter type Pokemon in a Lightning type deck, there is really no reason to use this card in a deck.  Sure, 20 damage for one Energy card early in the game is decent, but later in games, this card can't do much, and with only 80 HP, later in games it is pretty easy to get knocked out.  So in my opinion, this is a card you may see in a theme deck, but there is no reason to use this card in a competitive deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  Like I mentioned above, I wouldn't use this card in a deck, but overall it isn't too bad, if you use it as a starter type Pokemon.  This card does have an above average HP, at least for early in games, and it does have two moves, with the potential to do up to 60 damage.  But again, unless you have no other options, I would look elsewhere for a Basic, Lightning type Pokemon to use in a deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Togedemaru from the Burning Shadows set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Slowking, 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 first English set to include Togedemaru.
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.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Eelektross -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Eelektross Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Eelektross from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Eelektross is a Stage 2, Lightning type Pokemon card, with a HP of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Metal type Pokemon, 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 Dark Clamp, for two Energy cards, one each of Lightning and Colorless, this move does 50 damage, plus, it makes your opponent's Active Pokemon unable to retreat during your opponent's next turn.  Vacuum Belt is this card's second move, for three Energy cards, two Lightning and one Colorless, this move does 80 damage, plus, an additional 80 damage, but if you choose to do this additional damage, you must do 80 damage to one of your own Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Eelektross is a Stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Tynamo into play and then evolve it into Eelektrik before you can evolve Eelektrik into Eelektross, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last two days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that both cards were both average overall.  Both Pokemon had well below average HP and were limited in each having only one move a piece, with Eelektrik unable to attack anything with an HP of 100 or higher.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line, you're going to definitely want to set this entire line up on the Bench if you do use it in a deck.  I personally wouldn't recommend using line in a deck, even though Eelektross has the potential to do up to 160 damage per turn, it just isn't worth it to do 80 damage to one of your own Pokemon.  One example of this making sense, would be if you are using Tauros GX in your deck, where Tauros does more damage when attacking when it has more damage on it, so you could do 160 damage with Eelektross twice, then do major damage with Tauros GX one time.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  In addition to this being a Stage 2 Pokemon card, so it is already slow to set up, neither move on this card is too powerful, unless you do damage to your own Pokemon, so unless you're fine with doing this, I would look elsewhere when building a Lightning type deck.  Altogether, I would give this line a 2 out of 5 rating, it just isn't good overall.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Eelektross from the Burning Shadows set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Togedemaru, 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 --
How many total English sets have included an Eelektross card?
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.