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!

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1 comment:

Anjo said...

Venipede evolves into Whirlipede at level 22