Monday, March 27, 2017

Tsareena -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Tsareena Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Tsareena from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Tsareena is a Stage 2, grass type Pokemon card, with a HP of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Tsareena's Ability is called Queenly Majesty and says that when you play Tsareena from your hand to evolve one of your Pokemon, you may have your opponent reveal their entire hand and then have them discard one card from it.  Besides the Ability, Tsareena just has one move called Trop Kick, for three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, this move does 80 damage, plus it heals 20 damage and all Special Conditions from Tsareena.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Tsareena is a Stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Bounsweet into play and then evolve it into Steenee before you can evolve Steenee into Tsareena, 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 I thought both cards were average overall and together.  I thought Bounsweet was a pretty good Basic starter type Pokemon since it had two moves, one that could heal damage from your own Pokemon and one that could do damage.  Steenee also could heal damage from your own Pokemon, but its move wasn't as good, since it was based off of a coin flip, with 20 base damage and up to 40 damage depending on a heads or not.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at this Tsareena card, I think the ideal strategy with this card would be to either use a Trainer or a Pokemon Ability to continuously return this entire line to your hand, that way, every 3 turns, you could see what is in your opponent's hand, therefore potentially ruining their strategy, as well as discarding a card each time.  Besides using Tsareena's Ability, Trop Kick, is a solid move that does do above average damage every turn, so I would have no problem using it in the active Pokemon spot.  I could see using a 1-1-1 line of this family in a grass type deck, mainly for Tsareena's Ability but also to use each Pokemon in this line in 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 card from the Sun and Moon set.  Other than being a Stage 2 Pokemon card, meaning it is slow to get set up, I like this card quite well, its Ability is very useful, plus you can't go wrong with its move.  Altogether, I would give this line a 3 out of 5 rating, the same rating I gave each card in this line individually.

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Steenee -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Steenee Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Steenee from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card set.  Steenee is a Stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with a HP of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Steenee does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Sweet Scent, for one grass energy card, this move heals 30 damage from one of your Pokemon.  Steenee's second move is called Stomp and for two colorless energy cards, 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 Steenee is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Bounsweet into play (I reviewed Bounsweet from this set yesterday) and then evolve Bounsweet into Steenee.  Bounsweet does have a Stage 2 evolution in Tsareena, 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 Steenee is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read my review of Bounsweet, you'll know that I thought it was an average Basic Pokemon card overall.  It had a solid HP, low retreat cost, and two quick attacking moves, I liked that it could do damage or heal damage from a Pokemon.  So knowing this about Bounsweet and looking at this Steenee card, both cards have the same move, Sweet Scent, other than that, the only difference in moves is that Steenee can do up to 40 damage with Stomp instead of only 10 damage with Bounsweet.  So, if building a grass type deck, I would either just use Bounsweet as a starter type Pokemon, or, if you're already using 4 Double Colorless energy cards in your deck, I could see using a 2-2 line of Bounsweet and Steenee, that way you could use one right away, and set one up on the bench.  But for the most part, even though I would say Steenee is average overall, I probably wouldn't use this line without using Tsareena.

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 Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Sun and Moon set.  I like that this card has a solid HP and two moves, but I am not a huge fan of the amount of damage that this card can do, because without some luck, only being able to do 20 damage a turn isn't much.  Combined, since both cards received 3 ratings from me individually, I'll give both cards a 3 out of 5 rating combined.

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Bounsweet -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Bounsweet Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Bounsweet from the Sun and Moon set.  Bounsweet is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with a HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Bounsweet does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Sweet Scent, for one Grass Energy card, this move heals 30 damage from one of your Pokemon.  Splash, is the name of Bounsweet's second move, for one colorless energy card, this move does 10 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Bounsweet is a basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Steenee, and a Stage 2 evolution in Tsareena, 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 Bounsweet does not have any evolution forms and that it will be used on its own.  On its own, this card could certainly be used as a starter type Pokemon in almost any time deck, but would work best in a Grass type deck.  You could get this card into the active Pokemon spot to start the game and do 10 damage to the defending Pokemon per turn with Splash, which can use any type of Energy card, or, in a Grass type deck, you could use Bounsweet to heal your damaged Pokemon.  So, if you want to use Bounsweet in the second fashion that I mentioned, I would recommend making your Grass type deck, quick or free on the retreat costs, or have a Grass type deck that has Pokemon doing damage to their own Pokemon, that way you could try and get Bounsweet in the active Pokemon spot for a turn or two and heal your own Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average Basic Pokemon card overall.  Like I mentioned above, this is a very solid card overall and for only having two moves, with a maximum of 10 damage, this card can do a fair amount of things, from attacking to healing damage from your Benched Pokemon.  The only downside in my opinion with this card is that with only 60 HP, later in games when you have damage on your Benched Pokemon, its HP might be too low to last more than a turn in the active Pokemon spot.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Shiinotic -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Shiinotic Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Shiinotic from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Shiinotic is a Stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with a HP of 100. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Shiinotic's Ability is called Illuminate and says that once per turn you may search your deck for a Grass type Pokemon, reveal it, and put it into your hand.  Shiinotic only has one move called Flickering Spores, for two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, this move does 30 damage and puts the defending Pokemon to sleep.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Shiinotic is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Morelull into play (I reviewed Morelull from this set yesterday) and then evolve Morelull into Shiinotic.  If you read yesterday's review of Morelull, you'll know that I thought it was an average Basic Pokemon card overall, I thought it could be used as a starter type Pokemon, since it had an average HP, a low retreat cost, and two moves, both requiring one energy card, but I also thought it was lacking in late game situations.  So knowing this about Morelull and looking at this Shiinotic card, I would recommend either starting this line in the active Pokemon spot, putting the defending Pokemon to sleep, and then setting up your Benched Pokemon, or just keeping this line on the Bench so Shiinotic's Ability can be used and you can quickly get the Grass type Pokemon you need into play.  This card can replace several trainer cards in a deck and be used once every turn.

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 Sun and Moon set.  Solely on Shiinotic's Ability, I think this card is above average, throw in an above average HP, and a solid move, and this card is always worth considering when building a grass type deck.  Together with Morelull from this set, I would give both cards a 4 out of 5 rating.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Morelull -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Morelull Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Morelull from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Morelull is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with a HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Morelull does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Flickering Spores, for one colorless energy card this move puts the defending Pokemon to sleep.  Morelull's second move is called Ram, for one grass type energy card this move does 10 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Morelull is a basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Shiinotic, 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, this card could easily be used as a starter type Pokemon in almost any deck out there, in grass type decks you can either use Morelull to put the defending Pokemon to sleep and give you time to set up your bench without taking damage, or you could just use Ram every turn and do a little damage every turn while setting up the bench.  In a non-grass type deck, your only option is to stall using Flickering Spores.  Either way, this card is quick on the attack and has a low retreat cost and solid HP.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Shiinotic, this is an average Basic Pokemon card overall.  Like I mentioned above, this is a very solid starter type Pokemon card for a deck, the only negative on this card is that it can't do more than 10 damage a turn, so it won't be as useful later in games.  But, since this card is quick on the attack and has two attacks requiring only one energy card per attack, this card is definitely worth consideration when deck building.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Lurantis GX -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Lurantis GX Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Lurantis GX from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Lurantis GX is a Stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with a HP of 210. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Lurantis GX does not have an Ability but it does have three moves.  Its first move is called Flower Supply, for one grass energy card this move does 40 damage and allows you to attach 2 basic Energy cards from your discard pile to your Pokemon in any way you like.  This card's second move is called Solar Blade, for three energy cards, two grass and one colorless, this move does 120 damage, plus heals 30 damage from Lurantis GX.  The GX move on Lurantis GX is called Chloroscythe, for one grass type energy card, this move does 50 damage times the number of grass type energy attached to Lurantis GX.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Lurantis GX is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Fomantis into play (I reviewed Fomantis from this set yesterday) and then evolve Fomantis into Lurantis GX.  If you read yesterday's review of Fomantis, you'll know that I thought it was an average to above average Basic Pokemon card overall, and I highly recommended it as a starter type Pokemon in a grass type deck.  I liked that the card had two good moves, the first allowing you to attach a grass type energy to one of your Pokemon from your deck, and the second move doing 20 damage for two energy cards.  The Fomantis card works very well with Lurantis GX from this set.  Just a note, there is not a regular Lurantis card in the Sun and Moon set, so to use the full line of this Pokemon family, you'll have to use a GX card, which if knocked out, two prize cards are taken instead of one.  The reason Fomantis works so well with this card is that both Fomantis and Lurantis help attach basic energy cards to your Pokemon, therefore setting up your deck that much quicker, plus it makes your deck able to use less energy since you can search for what you need, you don't have to draw them.  Besides attaching energy, which is the main reason to use this line, Solar Blade is a well above average move, and if you wanted to, you get set up this line on the bench, getting 4+ grass type energy cards on Lurantis GX, and doing 200+ damage in one turn with its GX move, just remember, only one GX move can be used per game.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very good GX Pokemon card from the Sun and Moon set.  In my opinion, there aren't any negatives on this card, it has a well above average HP, and all three moves on this card are pretty great, it can help set up your Pokemon, as well as do major damage every single turn.  Plus, the 210 HP on this card is made even higher when you can heal 30 damage a turn when using Solar Blade.  Together with Fomantis from this set, which I gave a 4 out of 5 rating, I would give this entire line a 5 out of 5 rating, it is a great one, and one that should be highly considered when deck building.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Fomantis -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Fomantis Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Fomantis from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Fomantis is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with a HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Fomantis does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Synthesis, for one colorless energy card this move allows you to search your deck for a grass type energy card and attach it to one of your Pokemon.  Fomantis' second move is called Leafage, for two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, this move does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Fomantis is a basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Lurantis, 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, if you're building a grass type deck, this card is a very good starter type Pokemon to use in the deck.  Ideally, you would get this card into the active Pokemon spot to start the game, and use Synthesis to attach two energy cards total to your Pokemon during your turn, one the normal way and one with Synthesis.  Plus, if you have to, you can always do damage with Leafage.  But I really like the Synthesis move on this card since you don't have to wait for energy cards to come into your hand, but can search your deck for them, and you can get Pokemon set up very quickly.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Lurantis, this is an above average Basic Pokemon card from the Sun and Moon set.  Like I mentioned above, I really like Fomantis' Synthesis move, used early in the game, it can quickly set up all of your benched Pokemon.  So, if you're building a grass type deck, I would highly recommend using at least 1 of these cards in it.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Grubbin -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Grubbin Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Grubbin from the Sun and Moon set.  Grubbin is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with a HP of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Grubbin does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  Its only move is called Vice Grip, for two colorless energy cards this move does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Grubbin is a basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Charjabug, and a Stage 2 evolution in Vikavolt, which I'll be reviewing in the next few weeks, 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 Grubbin does not have any evolution forms and that it will be used on its own.  On its own, the only time I would use this card is if you're building a deck that has 4 Double Colorless energy cards in it, that way you could try and use Grubbin as a starter type Pokemon and do 20 damage the first turn for only one energy card.  Another reason you may consider using this card is if you're building a lightning type deck and want a Pokemon with a different weakness type, since both of the two evolution forms of Grubbin are lightning type Pokemon in this set.  But, overall, this card is slower on the attack and has a high retreat cost, so like I mentioned, unless you're using a full line of Double Colorless energy, I would pass on using this card.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card overall.  This card does have some positives on it, likes its HP, and the fact it requires only colorless energy cards to attack, but with only one move, which requires two energy cards, and a high retreat cost, there are much better cards out there to use in a grass type deck.

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Decidueye GX -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Decidueye GX Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Decidueye GX from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first GX card that I have reviewed on my blog.  Decidueye GX is a Stage 2, grass type Pokemon card, with a HP of 240.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Decidueye GX has an Ability called Feather Arrow that says once during your turn you may put 2 damage counters on 1 of your opponent's Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, Decidueye GX has one regular move and one GX move.  Its regular move is called Razor Leaf, for three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, this move does 90 damage.  Decidueye's GX move is called Hollow Hunt GX, and for one grass energy card this move allows you to move 3 cards from your discard pile back into your hand.

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 Decidueye card, so if you have Dartrix in play, you evolve that Pokemon directly into Decidueye GX.  In play, only one GX move can be used during the entire game, and once a Pokemon GX is knock out, two prize cards are taken instead of one for the knock out.  So just like yesterday's Decidueye card, since Decidueye is a Stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Rowlet into play and then evolve it into Dartrix before you can evolve Dartrix into Decidueye, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last few days. If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought both cards were below average overall and together. Rowlet is a pretty perfect starter type Pokemon, having a solid HP, and two moves, one doing 10 damage and the other doing 20 damage. Dartrix is also average, even though it has a lower HP, I do like that the card has two moves, and one move that can spread damage around.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at this GX card, ideally you'll want to use 4 Decidueye GX cards in a deck and keep them all on your bench, that way you can do up to 80 damage a turn to your opponent's Pokemon from your bench, just by utilizing this Pokemon's Ability.  As far as using Decidueye in the active Pokemon spot, Razor Leaf does well above average damage, but the risk of getting knocked out hinders me from wanting to use this card in the active Pokemon spot too badly.  Decidueye's GX move is solid, but not spectacular, so unless the strategy is to continuously use discarded Pokemon, I would use a different GX move over this one.  This GX card is much better than the Decidueye card from Sun and Moon, and there is really no reason to use that card over this one.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is one of the best GX cards made so far, and what makes it so good is that it can do major damage from the bench.  Really, the only negative on this card is its GX move, which isn't that powerful, other than that, this card has a really high HP, powerful move, and a great ability.  As long as you can fit in 4 of these into a deck, this card is a must use in grass type decks.  Together, the whole line of Rowlet, Dartrix, and Decidueye gets a 4 out of 5 rating from me.

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Decidueye -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Decidueye Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Decidueye from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Decidueye is a Stage 2, grass type Pokemon card, with a HP of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Decidueye does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is Leaf Blade, for one grass energy card this move does 30 damage plus 30 more damage if you get a heads when flipping a coin.  Decidueye's second move is called Brave Bird, for three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, this move does 120 damage, however it does do 20 damage to Decidueye.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Decidueye is a Stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Rowlet into play and then evolve it into Dartrix before you can evolve Dartrix into Decidueye, 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 I thought both cards were below average overall and together.  Rowlet is a pretty perfect starter type Pokemon, having a solid HP, and two moves, one doing 10 damage and the other doing 20 damage.  Dartrix is also average, even though it has a lower HP, I do like that the card has two moves, and one move that can spread damage around.  One thing to note with Decidueye is that there is a GX version of it in this set, so instead of using this card, you can use the GX to finish the line off.  However, taking a look at this specific Decidueye card, knowing that the first two Pokemon in this line are average, I would say if you're using 4 Trick Coin trainer cards in your deck, you could attach one to Decidueye and potentially do 60 damage a turn for only one energy, but the main reason you'd want to use this card is to do 120 damage a turn with Brave Bird, and you may only have to use two energy cards for this move if you have a Double Colorless energy card attached to Decidueye.  I know the Forest Shadow theme deck is based around this Decidueye card, and I wasn't a huge fan of that deck, but you could easily evolve this line in the active Pokemon spot and then use the Brave Bird every turn, but you may want to use some trainer cards, like a Potion card to remove damage from Decidueye, or use a Pokemon's Ability from the bench to heal Decidueye, since it does damage to itself and it has a somewhat low HP for a Stage 2.

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 Sun and Moon set.  Even though this card has two moves that can do major damage, I am only giving this card an average rating because it does do damage to itself when attacking with one of its moves, and its other move requires some luck when using, add in the fact it has 140 HP opposed to 160+ HP like some other Stage 2, and this card is average at best.  However, since all cards in this line are average, I am going to give this entire line a 4 out of 5 rating, it is a solid line to include in a theme deck.

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Dartrix -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Dartrix Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Dartrix from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card set.  Dartrix is a Stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with a HP of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Dartrix does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Sharp Blade Quill, for one colorless energy card this move does 20 damage to one of your opponent's Pokemon.  Dartrix's second move is called Leaf Blade and for three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, this move does 50 damage, plus 20 more damage if you get a heads when flipping a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Dartrix is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Rowlet into play (I reviewed Rowlet from this set yesterday) and then evolve Rowlet into Dartrix.  Rowlet does have a Stage 2 evolution in Decidueye, 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 Dartrix is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read my review of Rowlet, you'll know that I thought it was a very solid Basic Pokemon card overall.  Other than not being able to do more than 20 damage a turn, the card was a great one to be a starter type Pokemon in a deck, since it had a solid HP and two moves, the first doing 10 damage and the second doing 20 damage.  So knowing this about Rowlet and looking at this Dartrix card, the only way I would use Rowlet and Dartrix in a deck without using Decidueye would be if I was building a spread attack type deck, I could use Rowlet as a starter type Pokemon, then use Dartrix to spread damage around.  I do like that Sharp Blade Quill can do damage to any of your opponent's Pokemon, not just their benched Pokemon.  Ideally, you would use this move on Dartrix a few turns, then move a Pokemon into the active Pokemon spot that can do 20 or more damage to all of your opponent's Pokemon at once.

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 Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Sun and Moon set.  Other than having a low HP, and a weaker second move, if you don't flip a heads, this card is useful since it has two moves, and one of those moves can spread damage around.  So together with Rowlet from this set, I would give the first two Pokemon in this line a 3 out of 5 rating, the same rating I gave both of these cards individually.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Rowlet -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Rowlet Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Rowlet from the Sun and Moon set.  This is actually the first 7th generation Pokemon I've reviewed in the Sun and Moon set.  Rowlet is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with a HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Rowlet does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Tackle, for one colorless energy card this move does 10 damage.  Rowlet's second move is called Leafage and for two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, this move does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Rowlet is a basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Dartrix, and a Stage 2 evolution in Decidueye, 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 Rowlet does not have any evolution forms and that it will be used on its own.  On its own, this card would be a perfect starter type Pokemon to use in a grass type deck, or a card to put into the active Pokemon spot and evolve it while in that spot.  Overall, Rowlet really doesn't have any negatives to it, it has a solid HP, two moves, and a low retreat cost.  I guess, late in games, this card won't be too effective, only doing 20 damage a turn, but I could definitely see using 1 or 2 of these in a deck in the hopes of starting your game off with Rowlet in the active Pokemon spot, doing 10 damage the first turn and 20 damage after that per turn until you get one of your benched Pokemon set up.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average Basic Pokemon card overall.  Like I mentioned above, other than doing a maximum of 20 damage per turn, this card is very solid, with two moves, both quick on the attack, an average HP, and a low retreat cost.  So, if you're building a grass type deck, this card should definitely be considered, and if you're using the full line of Rowlet, this card is a good start to it.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Masquerain -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Masquerain Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Masquerain from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Masquerain is a Stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with a HP of 90. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a free retreat cost.  Masquerain does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  Its only move is called Struggle Bug and for one colorless energy card this move does 30 damage plus it allows you to move an energy card from your opponent's active Pokemon to one of their benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Masquerain is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Surskit into play (I reviewed Surskit from this set yesterday) and then evolve Surskit into Masquerain.  If you read yesterday's review of Surskit, you'll know that I thought it was an average to slightly below average Basic Pokemon card overall.  Other than its lower HP it was a good card since it could attack for only one colorless energy card and do up to 20 damage per turn.  So knowing this about Surskit and looking at this Masquerain card, since this card has a free retreat cost, ideally you would want to include this line in a deck that has either many Pokemon that can retreat for free, or a deck that can easily move Pokemon in and out of the active Pokemon spot.  You could set this card up on the bench and if a Pokemon is moved to the active Pokemon spot by your opponent that isn't set up yet, you could move this card into the active Pokemon spot and use Struggle Bug to make that Pokemon take even longer to get set up, or, if you know your opponent doesn't have any energy in their hand, you could use this move.  The key strategy with this card being keeping it on the bench and only putting it into the active Pokemon spot when removing an energy from the active Pokemon would be beneficial.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Sun and Moon set.  Other than being limited in only having one move, this card is solid overall, it has an average HP, a free retreat cost, and a quick move that can use any type of energy card.  Together with Surskit, I would give these two cards a 3 out of 5 rating, this is a solid overall line that can be used in any type deck.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Surskit -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Surskit Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Surskit from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Surskit is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with a HP of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Surskit does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Quick Attack, for one colorless energy card this move does 10 damage, plus 10 more damage if you get a heads when flipping a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Surskit is a basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Masquerain, 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 first thing you'll notice about this card is that it only has 50 HP, meaning if you don't have a way to get it higher, there is no reason to use this card in a deck or the active Pokemon spot.  I do like that this card fits into all decks since it only requires one colorless energy card to attack and it can do up to 20 damage per turn which is good, but again, because of that low HP, I would much rather evolve Surskit on the bench, or know to only have it in the active Pokemon spot for one turn before evolving.  So, on its own, I would not recommend using this card in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Masquerain, this is an average to slightly below average Basic Pokemon card overall from the Sun and Moon Pokemon card set.  Like I mentioned above, this card is solid overall other than its low HP, I like that it can fit into most decks and it can attack quickly, but ideally, when using a card on its own, it should either have an Ability that can be used from the bench, or a higher HP and a more powerful move.

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Pinsir -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Pinsir Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Pinsir from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Pinsir is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with a HP of 110.  Pinsir has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Pinsir does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Roof Fling, for two colorless energy cards this move allows you to make your opponent move their active Pokemon and all cards attached to it back into their hand, if you get a heads when flipping a coin.  Pinsir's second move is called Guillotine, for two grass energy cards this move does 50 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Pinsir 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 Pinsir.  So knowing this, if you're already using 4 Double Colorless energy cards in your deck, I would highly recommend using one of these Pinsir cards in your deck, Roof Fling is a pretty powerful move, and can win the game for you if you're able to use it when your opponent doesn't have any benched Pokemon, or if they have spent many turns setting up a powerful Pokemon this card can ruin their best Pokemon by putting it back into their hand.  If using a grass type deck, this card is also useful since it can then utilize Guillotine and do above average damage for only 2 grass energy cards.  So overall, I think this is a great card and one to consider if building a grass type deck, or one in where you try and make your opponent lose by running out of benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion this is an above average Basic Pokemon card from the Sun and Moon set.  In my opinion, there really aren't any negatives on this card, it has a well above average HP, and two great moves, one that can immediately win the game and the second that can do major damage every turn.  So again, if you're building a grass type deck, I would highly recommend this card for it.

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Parasect -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Parasect Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Parasect from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Parasect is a Stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with a HP of 110. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Parasect does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that Parasect has is called Fury Cutter, which for two colorless energy cards does 10 damage plus 20, 60, or 120 more damage depending on if you get 1, 2, or 3 heads when flipping 3 coins.  Parasect's second move is called Mushroom Drain, for three energy cards, two grass and one colorless, this move does 70 damage, plus it heals 30 damage from Parasect.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Parasect is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Paras into play (I reviewed Paras from this set yesterday) and then evolve Paras into Parasect.  If you read yesterday's review of Paras, you'll know that I thought that card was average overall, it had a solid HP of 60, a low retreat cost, and a fairly powerful move.  The only real downside to the card was that it required two energy cards instead of one to attack, and that it was limited in only having one move.  So knowing this about Paras and looking at this Parasect card, if you're building a grass type deck and are in need of a grass type line that does a fair amount of damage, I would recommend Paras and Parasect.  Ideally, you would use a Trick Coin trainer and attach it to Parasect to give you a better chance at doing 140 damage per turn with Fury Cutter while having only 1 Double Colorless energy card or two Basic energy cards on Parasect and then after that always using Mushroom Drain.  Parasect already has an above average HP, so healing 30 more damage from Parasect when using Mushroom Drain makes this card even better HP wise.  So again, if building a grass type deck, I could definitely see using at least 1-1 line of this Pokemon family.

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 Sun and Moon set.  This card is the type of card I like using in my decks, something that is straight-forward strategy wise and is purely an attacker.  Although you need some luck with Parasect to do major damage, 70 damage a turn for 3 energy cards is still solid and is worth using.  Overall, I would give the line of Paras and Parasect from the Sun and Moon set a 4 out of 5 rating, I think the two are solid overall, both able to do a good amount of damage and both useful in decks.

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Paras -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Paras Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Paras from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Paras is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with a HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Paras does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Scratch, for two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, this move does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Paras is a basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Parasect, 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, since this is a Basic Pokemon card, you're going to have to look at this card as a a starter type Pokemon for a deck.  As a starter type Pokemon, you're going to want a card that can attack quickly, which isn't the case with Paras.  Other than a quick attack, a starter type Pokemon should have at least 60 HP and a low retreat cost, which Paras has.  So overall, this card could be used as a starter type Pokemon in a grass type deck, but because it only has the one move, it is limited in what it can do, and you'll have to be okay with doing nothing during Paras' first turn, unless you're setting Paras up on the bench.  So while I wouldn't highly recommend using this card since it can't attack that quickly, if you're desperate for a Basic Pokemon, this card could fit that bill, since it can do a fair amount of damage when attacking, but there are definitely better cards out there to use.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Parasect, this is an average to slightly below average Basic Pokemon card overall from the Sun and Moon Pokemon card set.  Like I mentioned above, although this card is a little slower on the attack, it is still good overall, since it can do 30 damage per turn with its second attack, it has a solid HP, and a low retreat cost.  So again, while I would look for a card that can attack for one energy card, this one is definitely not the worst one out there overall.

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Butterfree -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Butterfree Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Butterfree from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Butterfree is a Stage 2, grass type Pokemon card, with a HP of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Butterfree does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is Psy Bolt, for one colorless energy card this move does 30 damage, plus if you get a heads when flipping a coin the defending Pokemon is paralyzed.  Butterfree's second move is called Whirlwind and for three colorless energy cards does 80 damage, plus it makes your opponent switch their active Pokemon with one of their benched Pokemon after the attack.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Butterfree is a Stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Caterpie into play and then evolve it into Metapod before you can evolve Metapod into Butterfree, 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 I thought both cards were below average overall and together.  One thing I like about this whole line is that all three Pokemon require only colorless energy cards to attack, but both Caterpie and Metapod have below average HP and weak moves, meaning you'll want to set this entire line up on the bench.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at Butterfree, if you're building a spread attack type deck, I think this line should be considered for the deck, since all three Pokemon can use Double Colorless energy cards, all three Pokemon can be quicker on the attack and Butterfree can do 80 damage a turn for only two energy cards, plus spread damage around by making the active Pokemon be switched after every turn using Whirlwind.  So, if you're building a spread attack type deck, I would recommend using this line, again setting it up on the bench, if you're building a mainly grass type deck, Butterfree still has some good power, but it isn't as good in a deck like that, since with a spread attack type deck, you could get 80 damage on several of your opponent's Pokemon then put a Pokemon into play that does let's say 20 damage to all of your opponent's Pokemon per turn and knock out multiple Pokemon at once.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Sun and Moon set.  Other than having a slightly lower HP than you'd want from a Stage 2, this card is very good.  It can be used in any type deck, since it requires only colorless type energy cards, it has two moves, one quick attacking and the other more powerful, it can spread damage around, and it can be used both in grass and spread attack type decks with ease.  Although Butterfree is great, altogether I would give this line a 3 out of 5 rating, you'll definitely want to try and set up Butterfree on the bench.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Metapod -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Metapod Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Metapod from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card set.  Metapod is a Stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with a HP of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Metapod does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Iron Defense, for one colorless energy card this move prevents all damage done to Metapod during your opponent's next turn if you get a heads when flipping a coin.  Metapod's second move is called Bug Bite, for three colorless energy cards this move does 40 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Metapod is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Caterpie into play (I reviewed Caterpie from this set yesterday) and then evolve Caterpie into Metapod.  Metapod does have a Stage 2 evolution in Buttefree, 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 Metapod is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read my review of Caterpie, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon overall.  The main reason for this was its below average HP, but also because even though it had two moves, the only move that could do any damage required two energy cards instead of one.  So knowing this about Caterpie from this set and looking at this Metapod, I do like that both cards in this line so far all require colorless energy cards to attack, meaning they can be used in any type deck.  With that being said, there really isn't a reason to use Caterpie and Metapod without Butterfree, since Caterpie is below average on its own, and Metapod, like Kakuna, is a Stage 1 evolution form more in the shape of a defensive card and a card just to stall until you can get to Butterfree or Beedrill.  So unless you're using 4 Double Colorless energy cards in your deck or if you need a Pokemon to give you a chance at stalling to set up your benched Pokemon, I wouldn't use Caterpie or Metapod in a deck.

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 Sun and Moon set.  There are some positives with this card, like how both of its move require colorless energy cards to use and that it has two moves, but this card has too low of an HP, too weak of moves, and a way too high of retreat cost to warrant serious use in a deck.  Together, Caterpie and Metapod from this set get a 1 out of 5 rating, neither should be used in a deck without Butterfree.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Caterpie -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Caterpie Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Caterpie from the Sun and Moon set.  This is the first card in the Sun and Moon set.  Caterpie is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with a HP of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Caterpie does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Nap, for one colorless energy card this move heals 20 damage from Caterpie.  Caterpie's second move is called Gnaw, for two colorless energy cards this move does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Caterpie is a basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Metapod, and a Stage 2 evolution in Butterfree, 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 Caterpie does not have any evolution forms and that it will be used on its own.  On its own, this card would be solid overall if it didn't have a below average HP, plus add in the fact that you need two energy cards on this card to do damage when attacking and this card is below average.  I do like that both of Caterpie's moves require colorless type energy cards meaning this card could be used in any type deck and potentially could only need 1 Double Colorless energy card to use either of its moves.  Ideally, you should pass on using this card on its own in a deck, but if you have to play it in your deck, use whichever move you have the necessary energy cards for and try and evolve it as quickly as possible.

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 Sun and Moon Pokemon card set.  Like I mentioned in the strategy section of this post, with a below average HP and a slow attacking move, this card isn't that good of a Basic Pokemon card overall, it does have some positives, like having two moves and requiring colorless energy cards for both moves, but I would recommend either using a different grass type Basic Pokemon in your deck, or using the full line of this evolution in your deck.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Dragonite EX -- Evolutions Pokemon Card Review

Dragonite EX XY Evolutions Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Dragonite EX from the XY Evolutions Pokemon Card Set.  Dragonite EX is a basic, EX, colorless type Pokemon card with a HP of 180. It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Dragonite EX has an Ability called Pull Up, that says when this card is moved from your hand to your bench, you may move 2 Basic Pokemon from your discard pile into your hand.  Besides the Ability, Dragonite EX just has one move called Hyper Beam, for 4 colorless energy cards this move does 130 damage, plus it allows you to discard an energy attached to your opponent's active Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Dragonite EX is a basic Pokemon card you won't need to use any other cards with this card.  But remember, because this card is an EX card, if this card is knocked out, two prize cards are taken instead of one.  So the main reason you'd want to use this card in a deck is for its Ability, you could use this card solely from the bench, allowing you to use less of an important card, just retrieving it from the discard pile multiple times, or make it seem like you're using more than 4 of that same card, giving you a much better chance of always being able to play that great Basic Pokemon card.  If you're using 4 Double Colorless energy cards in your deck, this card is pretty powerful, for two energy cards doing 130 damage.  So overall, if you're using a lot of Basic Pokemon in your deck, or are already using 4 Double Colorless energy, this card should definitely be used in a deck, since it can aid in retrieving Pokemon from the discard pile and it can be a heavy hitter.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an above average EX Pokemon card from the XY Evolutions set.  Like I mentioned above, this card can be a powerful attacker or it can be used solely on the bench, so there are two great strategies this card can be used for.  Other than being slow on the attack, I like this card overall, it fits into any type deck, and can really help your entire deck out.

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Porygon -- Evolutions Pokemon Card Review

Porygon XY Evolutions Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Porygon from the XY Evolutions set.  Porygon is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with a HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Porygon does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Conversion 3, for one colorless energy card this move allows you to choose one of the Pokemon types from the TCG and make your opponent's Pokemon weak to that Pokemon type until the end of your next turn.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Porygon is a Basic Pokemon with a Stage 1 evolution in Porygon2 and a Stage 2 evolution in Porygon-Z, you'll more than likely want to use Porygon with one or both of these Pokemon, however in Base Set, Porygon did not have any evolution forms, so neither of those two Pokemon are in this set, the newest set to feature those two Pokemon would be Ancient Origins.  So, just looking at this Porygon card, it is definitely a usable card if you have a way to freely switch Pokemon in and out of your active Pokemon spot, ideally you would use Porygon's Conversion move the first turn, change the opponent's weakness to something you have in your deck, then move that type of Pokemon into the active Pokemon spot the next turn and attack, more than likely doing double damage since the defending Pokemon will be weak to the attacking Pokemon type.  You could go back and forth with these two Pokemon for as long as possible.  The only trouble with this strategy is that it limits the Pokemon you can use since they have to have a free retreat cost or you have to use a bunch of trainer cards that allow you to switch out your active Pokemon for free.  While you could definitely build a deck around this strategy, I would rather just have one of these Porygon cards in a deck and give the strategy a try, and if it really works for you, add in Porygon cards as time goes by.

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 overall.  While I love Porygon's Conversion move since it can double the amount of damage an attack does, this card can't do any damage on its own, meaning you're always going to have to switch this card out if you want to do damage.  So, while there is potential with this card, there are much better standalone Basic Pokemon cards out there that should be considered before this card.

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Chansey -- Evolutions Pokemon Card Review

Chansey XY Evolutions Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Chansey from the XY Evolutions Pokemon Card Set.  Chansey is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with a HP of 120.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Chansey does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is Scrunch, for two colorless energy cards this move prevents all damage done to Chansey during your opponent's next turn if you get a heads when flipping a coin.  Chansey's second move is called Double-Edge and for four colorless energy cards this move does 80 damage, however the move also does 80 damage to Chansey.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Chansey is a Basic Pokemon with a Stage 1 evolution in Blissey, you'll more than likely want to use Chansey with its evolution form, the newest set to feature Blissey is Phantom Forces.  Of course Chansey did not have an Evolution until the 2nd generation of Pokemon, and in the TCG not until the Neo Revelation set.  So, just looking at Chansey on its own, even though you can speed it up by using Double Colorless energy cards and essentially do Scrunch for one energy card and Double-Edge for two, it still isn't worth using in a deck, I say this because even though you could up your chances at hitting a heads when flipping a coin when using Scrunch, you only can use Double-Edge twice before knocking Chansey out.  In today's game, 80 damage isn't that much, so there is no need to do that much damage back onto Chansey, just use a card that doesn't have self-inflicted damage instead of this card.  Overall, this card is just too slow and too damaging to itself to recommend use in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering any Blissey cards, this is a well below average Basic Pokemon card and it is one of the main reasons so many cards from Evolutions aren't worth much, they just are not good in the TCG and have no demand for them.  This card does have an excellent HP, but both of its moves are slow, without the use of Double Colorless energy cards, Chansey's retreat cost is high, and the amount of damage it does to itself isn't worth it, so definitely do not use this card in a deck.

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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Doduo -- Evolutions Pokemon Card Review

Doduo Evolutions Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Doduo from the XY Evolutions Pokemon Card Set.  Doduo is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with a HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Doduo does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Fury Attack, for one colorless energy card this move does 10 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip 3 coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Doduo is a Basic evolution Pokemon with a Stage 1 evolution in Dodrio, it is always a good idea to use the full line together, however, there isn't a Dodrio in this set, since there wasn't one in the Base Set, first appearing in the Jungle set.  Because of this, I will be reviewing Doduo on its own, the newest set to feature Dodrio would be BREAKthrough.  So, on its own, unless you're already using 4 Trick Coin tool cards in your deck, there is really no reason to use this card, but if you are using that tool card, Fury Attack is a good move to start the game with since it more than likely will do at least 10 damage per turn and can do up to 30 damage.  Without some extra luck, you could end up doing no damage every turn you try and attack with Doduo, so I would recommend passing on this card.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Dodrio, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card, mainly because it is limited in that it only has one move and the only move that this card has is based off of coin flips.  But, like I mentioned above, if you're using Trick Coin trainer cards this card is a little better, plus any type of energy card be used with this card, meaning there are situations where this card could be used, but overall there are much better Basic Pokemon out there.

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Friday, March 3, 2017

Farfetch'd -- Evolutions Pokemon Card Review

Farfetch'd XY Evolutions Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Farfetch'd from the XY Evolutions Pokemon Card Set.  Farfetch'd is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with a HP of 70.  Farfetch'd has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Farfetch'd card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Leek Slap, for one colorless energy card this move does 50 damage, however Farfetch'd can't use this move two turns in a row.  Farfetch'd second move is called Pot Smash and for three colorless energy cards this move does 50 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Farfetch'd 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 Farfetch'd.  So knowing this, if you're already using 4 Double Colorless energy cards in your deck, I would highly recommend using at least one of these cards in your deck as a starter type Pokemon.  Not many Basic Pokemon can do 50 damage their first turn, and if you're able to attach a Double Colorless energy card to Farfetch'd its first or second turn, every turn you have it in the active Pokemon spot you should be able to do 50 damage since the second turn you could attach the other energy you need, and for two energy cards do Pot Smash.  Another strategy with this card is to use it with a Pokemon that has a free retreat cost or set up a way to quickly move Pokemon in and out of the active Pokemon spot, that way you would only have to attach one energy card to Farfetch'd and every other turn you could have Farfetch'd in the active Pokemon spot and use Leek Slap.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion this is an above average Basic Pokemon card from the XY Evolutions set.  I really like this card as a starter type Pokemon, not only can it fit into any type deck, but like I mentioned above, this card can essentially do 50 damage every single time it is in the active Pokemon spot.  So if you're looking for a powerful starter type Pokemon that will fit in any deck out there, definitely give this Farfetch'd card a look.

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Raticate -- Evolutions Pokemon Card Review

Raticate XY Evolutions Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Raticate from the XY Evolutions Pokemon Card Set.  Raticate is a Stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with a HP of 60. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Raticate does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Crunch, for one colorless energy card this move does 10 damage, plus you can discard an energy attached to your opponent's active Pokemon.  Raticate's second move is called Shadowy Bite, for one colorless energy card this move does 60 damage times the number of special energy cards in your opponent's discard pile.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Raticate is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Rattata into play (I reviewed Rattata from this set yesterday) and then evolve Rattata into Raticate.  If you read yesterday's review of Rattata, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card overall, mainly because of its low HP and the fact it only had one move.  I did like that Rattata could be used in any type deck, it could attack for only one energy card, and its Ability, Mischievous Fang could be very effective if able to be used multiple times.  So knowing this about Rattata from this set and looking at this Raticate card, the first thing you'll want to notice is Raticate's extremely low HP, which in my opinion, really makes this card unusable.  Considering this low HP, and the fact that you're going to need some luck to do more than 10 damage with this card, means you'll either pass on this line entirely, or use it with the Raticate BREAK card from BREAKpoint which is very good, and can do a lot of damage.  So with this Raticate card, you're going to want to use Crunch first to discard a special energy attached to the defending Pokemon, then Shadowy Bite second to do at least 60 damage.  If your opponent isn't using special energy cards in their deck, or aren't using any on their active Pokemon, this Raticate card is worthless.

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 XY Evolutions set.  This card does have some potential when facing a deck full of special energy cards, but outside of that, with such a low HP and moves based on too specific of situations, this card is one that won't be found in many decks.  Individually I gave both Rattata and Raticate 2 out of 5 ratings, the same rating I'm going to give to both cards combined, overall, both Pokemon have way too low of HP to be used very often.

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