Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Porygon -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Porygon Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Porygon from the Burning Shadows 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.  This card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move on this card is called Code Check, for one Colorless Energy card, this move allows you to look at one of your opponent's face-down Prize cards.  The second move on this card is called Beam, for one Colorless Energy card, this move does 10 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Porygon is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Porygon2, and a Stage 2 evolution in Porygon-Z, 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 Porygon does not have any evolution forms and that it will be used on its own.  On its own, unless you find it really important to be able to see one of your opponent's Prize cards, I would pass on using this line without any of Porygon's evolution forms.  This card should work perfectly fine as a Basic starter type Pokemon to start a game, but you never want to use a Pokemon with only 60 HP for long in the Active Pokemon spot.  Since this card is a Colorless type deck, it can be used in any deck.  Like I mentioned, the main reason you want to use this card, other than getting to Porygon-Z, would be to see one of your opponent's Prize cards, by  doing this, you can achieve some clarity on your opponent's strategy, plus, you know which exact Prize cards you looked at, so you'll know what Prize card your opponent gets into their hand when they knock out a Pokemon.

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.  Similar to some of the other Basic Pokemon that I've been reviewing lately, there is nothing really wrong with this card, it just isn't usable in the Active Pokemon spot for long.  This card does have a solid HP, low retreat cost, and two quick attacking moves.

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Persian -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Persian Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Persian from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Persian is a Stage 1, Colorless type Pokemon card, with a HP of 90. It has a x2 weakness to Fighting 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 Screech, for one Colorless Energy card, this move makes it so that during your next turn, the defending Pokemon takes 60 more damage from attacks.  The second move on this card is called Slash, for one Colorless Energy card, this move does 40 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Persian is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Meowth into play (I reviewed Meowth from this set yesterday) and then evolve Meowth into Persian.  If you read yesterday's review of Meowth, you'll know that I thought it was an average Basic Pokemon card overall.  The card had a solid HP, and one quick-attacking move, that did 10 damage plus had the potential to Paralyze the defending Pokemon.  So knowing this about Meowth from the set and looking at this Persian card, this line is intriguing from a deck building perspective.  You can either put one Energy card on Persian, use Screech one turn and Slash the second to do 100 damage in two turns, or, you could attach a Float Stone to this card or Guzma it out the turn after using Screech, and essentially do 60 more damage with any of your Pokemon's moves.  If you retreat this card after using Screech, most Pokemon GX should be able to knock out every Pokemon possible in that Active Pokemon spot in one turn.  Personally, I haven't seen this line being too popular, but this is a decent card in my opinion, and if you're looking to build a budget-friendly deck, certainly give this card a look.

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 Burning Shadows set.  This card really doesn't have any negatives, I like that it can be used in any type deck and do damage for only one Energy card.  Like I mentioned above, this is a good attacker in a budget-friendly deck.  Combined with Meowth from yesterday, I would give this line a 4 out of 5 rating.

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Meowth -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Meowth Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Meowth from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Meowth 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.  This card does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move on this card is called Fake Out, for one Colorless Energy card, this move does 10 damage, plus, if you get a heads when flipping a coin, the defending Pokemon is Paralyzed.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Meowth is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Persian, 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 want to use anything with such a low HP and a low attack.  But, if you are building a Colorless type deck or if you're using Persian in your deck, this is a very good card to use, since it can attack for one Energy, and if used early in games, can prevent your opponent from attacking, giving you more time to get your Benched Pokemon set up.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Persian, this is an average to slightly below average Basic Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  Like I mentioned above, this card shouldn't be used on its own often, but as a Basic Pokemon that has a Stage 1 evolution, this is certainly a solid one, with an average HP, and a move that both does damage and has the potential to inflict a Special Condition.

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Sunday, January 28, 2018

Zygarde -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Zygarde Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Zygarde from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Zygarde is a Basic, Dragon type Pokemon card with a HP of 150.  Zygarde has a x2 weakness to Fairy 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 Land Crush, for three Colorless Energy cards, this move does 80 damage.  The second move on this card is called Core Enforcer, for four Energy cards, one each of Darkness and Fairy, and two Colorless, this move does 150 damage, however you must discard both a Darkness Energy and Fairy Energy attached to Zygarde after attacking.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Zygarde 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 Zygarde.  With this being said, because there isn't such a thing as a Basic Dragon type Energy in the TCG, you'll have to include this card in a dual type deck featuring Darkness and Fairy type Pokemon if you want to be able to use both attacks on this card.  While both moves can do a fair amount of damage, both are slow to set up, and in my opinion, it doesn't make much sense to include this card in a deck.  Add to the fact this card is slow to set up and has an extremely high retreat cost, there really is no reason to use this card in a deck.  If I were to ever use this card in a deck, I would only use its Land Crush move since I wouldn't have to discard Energy after attacking, and the move requires three Colorless Energy, so I don't have to worry about getting specific Energy into my hand.

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 stated above, I would not use this card in a deck, but as far as a Basic Pokemon that isn't an EX or GX, this card does have a high HP and two somewhat powerful moves, it is just too slow to set up and too costly to retreat to warrant serious use in a deck.

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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Noivern GX -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Noivern GX Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Noivern GX from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Noivern GX is a Stage 1, Dragon type Pokemon card, with a HP of 200.  It has a x2 weakness to Fairy type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a free retreat cost.  This card does not have an Ability, but it does have three different moves, two regular moves and one GX move.  The first move on this card is called Distort, for two Energy cards, one each of Darkness and Colorless, this move does 50 damage, plus it makes it so your opponent is unable to play any Item cards from their hand during their next turn.  Sonic Volume is the second move on this card, for three Energy cards, one each of Psychic, Darkness, and Metal, this move does 120 damage, plus it makes it so your opponent is unable to play any Special Energy cards from their hand during their next turn.  The GX attack on this card is called Boomburst GX, for three Energy cards, one each of Psychic, Darkness, and Colorless, this move does 50 damage to each of your opponent's Pokemon.

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 Noivern card, so you do not need to first play Noivern and then evolve it into Noivern GX, instead you can evolve Noibat directly into Noivern 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.  There is a Noibat card in this set, but I haven't reviewed it yet, it is a Colorless type Pokemon.  Just looking at this Noivern GX card, the first thing you'll want to note is that it requires two distinct Energy types to attack, Darkness and Psychic, so if you are building that type of deck, there is certainly merit for including this card.  I like how the first two moves on this card not only do a fair amount of damage, but do something more, preventing your opponent from attaching Special Energy cards or using Item cards can really hinder them, making it that much easier to win the battle.  With Zoroark GX so popular and its Riotous Beating move requiring a full Bench, this card's GX attack can do 300 total damage, which is pretty amazing.  So if you're building a dual type deck, Psychic and Darkness, or building a spread attack type deck, this card is certainly one to consider.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Stage 1 Pokemon GX card from the Burning Shadows set.  Like I mentioned above, if placed in the right type of deck, this card is pretty versatile, being able to do a good amount of damage, to your opponent's Active Pokemon and their Benched Pokemon, as well as inflicting other conditions on your opponent making them unable to set up their deck.  So while this card isn't that great, it is certainly a card to consider when deck building.

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Friday, January 26, 2018

Shiinotic -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Shiinotic Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Shiinotic from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Shiinotic is a Stage 1, Fairy type Pokemon card, with a HP of 100. It has a x2 weakness to Metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Darkness type Pokemon, 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 Strength Sap, for two Energy cards, one each of Fairy and Colorless, this move does 30 damage, plus it allows you to heal 30 damage times the number of Energy attached to your opponent's Active Pokemon.  The second move on this card is called Sleep Pulse, for three Energy cards, one Fairy and two Colorless, this move does 60 damage, plus it 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 a below average Basic Pokemon overall.  Although the card had a solid HP, a low retreat cost, and could attack for only one Colorless Energy card, it just wasn't that great since it had only one move that could do a total of 10 damage.  So knowing this about Morelull and looking at this Shiinotic card, you could certainly start the game with Morelull in the Active Pokemon spot, do 10 damage when attacking, then evolve it your next turn.  The only reason to use this line in a deck would be if you have another Pokemon that benefits if the defending Pokemon is Asleep, that way you could use Sleep Pulse and then retreat Shiinotic.  Strength Sap is an intriguing move, but with only 100 damage to start, it is a pretty easy knock out in one move.

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.  While there is nothing really that bad about this card, it just isn't one that I can highly recommend, there really isn't anything on the card that is that great, neither move does above average damage, and sure the first move heals damage and the second inflicts a Special Condition, but with only 100 HP and the amount of Energy required to attack, I would rather look elsewhere.  Overall I would give Morelull and Shiinotic combined the same rating I gave each card individually, 2 out of 5.

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Morelull -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Morelull Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Morelull from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Morelull is a Basic, Fairy type Pokemon card with a HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to Metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Darkness type Pokemon, 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 Ram, for one Colorless 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, there is really no reason to use this card in a deck.  I say this because even though the card has a solid HP and low retreat cost, it is very limited in what it can do when attacking, only having one move that does 10 damage.  I do like that this card fits into any type deck since its attack requires a Colorless Energy card.  This card may work well to start the total line of Morelull and Shiinotic, but this card should certainly not be used 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 Shiinotic, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  Although a good start to get to Shiinotic, you never want a Pokemon in the Active Pokemon spot that can only do a maximum of 10 damage per turn.  Certainly look elsewhere if you're building a Fairy type deck.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Ribombee -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Ribombee Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Ribombee from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Ribombee is a Stage 1, Fairy type Pokemon card, with a HP of 70. It has a x2 weakness to Metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Darkness type Pokemon, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  This card's Ability is called Honey Gather, it says once per turn, you may search your deck for up to 2 Basic Energy cards and put them into your hand.  Besides the Ability, this card has just one move called Pollen Shot, for one Colorless Energy card, this move does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Ribombee is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Cutiefly into play (I reviewed Cutiefly from this set yesterday) and then evolve Cutiefly into Ribombee.  If you read yesterday's review of Cutiefly, you'll know that I thought it was a well below average Basic Pokemon card overall, mainly due to the fact it only had a HP of 30.  I did like how the card had a free retreat cost, but it couldn't be in the Active Pokemon spot long before getting knocked out.  So knowing this about Cutiefly and looking at this Ribombee card, the first thing that stands out is how well this card may work with Gardevoir GX from this set, you can use Ribombee's Ability to get 2 Fairy Energy cards into your hand, then use Gardevoir GX's Ability to attach Fairy Energy from your hand to one of your Pokemon, essentially, this is a way to guarantee that you can use Gardevoir's Ability each and every turn.  Other than the Ability, which is very useful, there is no reason to use this card in a deck because it has such a low HP and a somewhat weak move.  So if you're building a deck, I could see using a 1-1 line of this family, you could use Guzma with Cutiefly the first turn, then the second turn, evolve it so you can always make sure to have Energy in your hand.

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, outside of this card's Ability, which is excellent, this card is very poor overall, with a low HP and a weak move.  Although not heavily used, this Pokemon line can certainly be used when deck building, to aid something like Gardevoir GX and attaching Energy from your hand to your Pokemon.  Even though both Pokemon received below average ratings individually, I am going to give the two cards a 3 out of 5 combined rating, just because the line goes from free retreat cost to useful Ability.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Cutiefly -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Cutiefly Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Cutiefly from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Cutiefly is a Basic, Fairy type Pokemon card with a HP of 30.  It has a x2 weakness to Metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Darkness type Pokemon, and a free retreat cost.  This card does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move on this card is called Fairy Wind, for one Colorless Energy card, this move does 10 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Cutiefly is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Ribombee, 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 reason to use this card in a deck is for its free retreat cost, that way you can Guzma this card into the Active Pokemon spot and retreat it for free, you don't have to worry about using a Float Stone Trainer or discarding Energy.  With that being said, with such a low HP, it is very risky playing this card in a deck, since it is so easily knocked out.  So overall, although the free retreat cost is nice, I would only choose to use Cutiefly if the plan is to use Ribombee in the deck as well, that way you can use Cutiefly for a limited time before evolving it.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Ribombee, this is a well below average Basic Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  Like I mentioned above, you're never going to want to use a card in your deck with such a low HP, as it is so easy to knock out, most times just with a Pokemon that spreads a little damage around.  So again, this card is nice for its free retreat cost, but that is it.  Certainly look elsewhere if you're building a Fairy type deck and looking for a Basic Pokemon.

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Diancie -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Diancie Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Diancie from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Diancie is a Basic, Fairy type Pokemon card with a HP of 90.  Diancie has a x2 weakness to Metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Darkness 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 Sparkling Wish, for one Fairy Energy card, this move allows you to search your deck for a Pokemon that evolves from one of your Pokemon and put that Pokemon onto your Pokemon in play to evolve it.  The second move on this card is called Diamond Storm, for two Energy cards, one each of Fairy and Colorless, this move does 30 damage, plus it heals 30 damage from each of your Fairy type Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Diancie 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 Diancie.  With this being said, this card works best in Fairy type decks, mainly due to the fact Diamond Storm only heals Fairy type Pokemon.  This card can certainly work in a Gardevoir GX deck, since you can use Sparkling Wish to help get to Gardevoir GX, then put Diancie back on the Bench and when several of your Pokemon have damage on them, you can use Diamond Storm and heal potentially all of your Pokemon at once.  If you're building a deck with mainly Basic Pokemon or a deck with more than just a couple of other type Pokemon, I would not use this card, but this card is popular in the TCG, and is a recommended card to use.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very good Basic Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  Other than not being able to do more than 30 damage when attacking, this card really doesn't have any weaknesses.  The card has a low retreat cost, two great moves, one that helps evolve your Pokemon, and the other than does damage and heals damage at the same time, so again, if you're building a Fairy type deck, I would highly recommend playing this card.

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Gardevoir GX -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Gardevoir GX Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gardevoir GX from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Gardevoir GX is a Stage 2, Fairy type Pokemon card, with a HP of 230.  It has a x2 weakness to Metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Darkness type Pokemon, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  This card's Ability is called Secret Spring, it says that once per turn, you may attach a Fairy Energy card from your hand to one of your Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, this card has two moves, one regular move and one GX move.  Infinite Force is the name of this card's first move, for one Fairy Energy card, this move does 30 damage times the number of Energy attached to both Active Pokemon.  The GX move on this card is called Twilight GX and for one Fairy Energy card, it allows you to shuffle 10 cards from your discard pile back into your deck.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, first off, the way a Pokemon GX works is that it is used instead of a regular Gardevoir card, so if you have Kirlia in play, you evolve that Pokemon directly into Gardevoir 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 Gardevoir GX is a Stage 2 Pokemon, you'll first have to get Ralts into play and then more than likely evolve it into Kirlia before being able to use Gardevoir GX.  Both of those Pokemon are in this set, neither are that great, but they are good enough to use with this line.  Before I get into strategy too much, this card is pretty amazing, and I've built a deck based around Gardevoir GX and reviewed it on my channel.  Ideally, this card is paired with Sylveon GX, that way you can use Sylveon's Magical Ribbon move to get three cards you want into your hand, usually some combination of Rare Candy and Gardevoir GX, therefore letting you jump over Kirlia, and potentially getting Gardevoir set up during your 2nd turn.  The more Gardevoir GX you have set up the better, since you then can attach more Energy per turn.  In my deck, I use 4 Double Colorless Energy, so I can then attach 1 Double Colorless Energy and then 2 Fairy Energy cards each turn to Gardevoir GX if I have one in the Active Pokemon spot and one on the Bench.  Just four total Energy cards can do 120 damage, plus, with two Gardevoir GX set up, you can then Guzma a Pokemon that has a lot of Energy on it, into the Active Pokemon spot and do much more damage, plus you can add a Choice Band Trainer to Gardevoir GX to do even more damage.  The only downfall with Gardevoir GX is it is weak to Metal type Pokemon, and there should be lots of Solgaleo decks out there with Ultra Prism being released in February, combining Metagross GX and Solgaleo Prism Star to take down Gardevoir GX.  But with that being said, any deck with Gardevoir GX is one of the better decks for the 2018 Standard Format.  Gardevoir's GX attack does come in handy too, although you're mainly going to use this card move its Infinite Force move, if you burn through cards in your deck trying to find Energy, you can then use Twilight GX and refresh your deck, or, if you're close to losing by running out of cards, Twilight GX comes to the rescue.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is easily one of the best Pokemon GX cards in the 2018 Standard Format.  Not only does this card have a very high HP, which makes it hard to take down in one turn, but it has an extremely powerful move, that does major damage when attacking, and is quick to attack, taking advantage of a loaded up defending Pokemon.  So, if you're looking for some power, definitely consider building a deck around both Gardevoir GX and Sylveon GX.  Combining all the Pokemon in this family into one, I would give Ralts, Kirlia, and Gardevoir GX from this set a 4 out of 5 rating.

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Kirlia -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Kirlia Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Kirlia from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card set.  Kirlia is a Stage 1, Fairy type Pokemon card, with a HP of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to Metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Darkness 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 Smack, for one Colorless Energy card, this move does 20 damage.  The second move on this card is called Magical Shot, for two Energy cards, one each of Fairy and Colorless, this move does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Kirlia is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Ralts into play (I reviewed Ralts from this set yesterday) and then evolve Ralts into Kirlia.  Ralts does have a Stage 2 evolution in Gardevoir GX, 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 Kirlia is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read my review of Ralts, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card overall.  The card did have a solid HP, low retreat cost, and a move that required only one Energy, but I preferred the Ralts in the BREAKthrough set.  If you're building a Gardevoir GX deck, either card would work well, since you really never want to have anything other than Gardevoir GX in the Active Pokemon spot.  With that being said, the same thing goes for Kirlia, it is a decent card overall, with two moves that require little Energy, but this card, unlike Ralts, does have a below average HP, so it would be better if you're building a Gardevoir GX deck, to use fewer Kirlia cards and add in Rare Candy instead, that way you can jump from Ralts straight to Gardevoir GX.  This is the Kirlia card I use in my Gardevoir GX deck, again, I never want this card in the Active Pokemon spot, I use Guzma and Float Stone to get it out of the Active Pokemon spot.

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.  Although I use this card in my Gardevoir GX deck, it is not a Stage 1 Pokemon card that you ever want to use on its own, since it has a below average HP and two weaker moves.  Together with Ralts from this set, both cards get a 2 out of 5 rating, the same rating each card received individually.  It doesn't really matter what Ralts and Kirlia cards you use, because Gardevoir GX is so dominant.

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Ralts -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Ralts Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Ralts from the Burning Shadows set.  Ralts is a Basic, Fairy type Pokemon card with a HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to Metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Darkness type Pokemon, 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 Draining Kiss, for one Fairy Energy card, this move does 10 damage, plus it heals 10 damage from Ralts.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Ralts is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Kirlia, and a Stage 2 evolution in Gardevoir, 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 Ralts does not have any evolution forms and that it will be used on its own.  On its own, if you're playing in the 2018 Standard Format, I would much rather use Ralts from the BREAKthrough set, that card has the same HP and retreat cost, but has two moves instead of one, plus, you can attack for any type of Energy, not just a Fairy type Energy.  But if you are building something like a Gardevoir GX deck, this isn't a terrible card to use to start the line, since it can attack for one Energy, plus it makes its HP a bit higher since Draining Kiss also heals damage.

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, this card could certainly be used in a deck that includes Gardevoir GX but I prefer the Ralts from the BREAKthrough set.  This card does have the advantage of healing damage, so if you are putting this card into the Active Pokemon spot to start the game, it may last a bit longer there, giving you more time to get Kirlia or Gardevoir GX into the Active Pokemon spot.

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Malamar -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Malamar Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Malamar from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Malamar is a Stage 1, Darkness type Pokemon card, with a HP of 100. It has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Psychic 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 Psybeam, for one Darkness Energy card, this move does 20 damage, plus it Confuses the defending Pokemon.  The second move on this card is called Energy Slosh, for three Energy cards, one Darkness and two Colorless, this move does 70 damage, however, you must move all Energy from this Pokemon to one of your Benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Malamar is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Inkay into play (I reviewed Inkay from this set yesterday) and then evolve Inkay into Malamar.  If you read yesterday's review of Inkay, you'll know that it was a below average Basic Pokemon card overall.  At first glance, the card does seem decent, with a solid HP, two moves, and a low retreat cost, but upon further inspection, the card isn't that great, since its first move is based off of a coin flip, and can't do damage, and the second move requires two Energy cards to attack and only does 20 damage.  So knowing this about Inkay and looking at this Malamar card, this card is pretty similar.  This card has a good HP and two moves, plus a low retreat cost.  Unless you have a Pokemon in your deck that benefits from a Special Condition being inflicted upon the defending Pokemon, there is no reason to use this Malamar card in a deck, mainly because it is under-powered, and if you do decide to use Energy Slosh and do 70 damage, you must move all Energy attached to Malamar.  So I would pass on this line of Pokemon when deck building.

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, although this card has a decent HP, low retreat cost, and number of moves, there isn't anything above average on this card and really nothing worth using.  Because of this, combining this card with Inkay from the set, I would give the two cards a 1 out of 5 rating, look elsewhere.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Inkay -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Inkay Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Inkay from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Inkay is a Basic, Darkness type Pokemon card with a HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Psychic 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 Constrict, for one Darkness Energy card, this move says to flip a coin, if you get a heads, the defending Pokemon is Paralyzed.  The second move on this card is called Tackle, for two Colorless Energy cards, this move does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Inkay is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Malamar, 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, there isn't much use for this card in a deck.  If you're looking to Paralyze the defending Pokemon, just use Raichu from the Burning Shadows set, when you play it from your hand to evolve Pikachu, you can utilize its Ability to Paralyze the defending Pokemon, then just use Devolution Spray and use its Ability all over again.  While Tackle can be used quickly with only one Double Colorless Energy card, if you have a full Bench, something like Zoroark GX from the Shining Legends set, although a Stage 1 Pokemon, it is a Darkness type Pokemon that can do up to 120 damage per turn for the same amount of Energy.  So unless you're specifically using this card to get to Malamar, I would pass on this card overall.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Malamar, 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 in a deck, with that being said, the card does have a solid HP, low retreat cost, and two moves, and would make a decent Basic Pokemon to use to get to Malamar.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Darkrai GX -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Darkrai GX Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Darkrai GX from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Darkrai GX is a Basic, Darkness type Pokemon card, with a HP of 180.  This card has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Metal type Pokemon, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  This card's Ability is called Restoration and says that if this Pokemon is in your discard pile, you may move it to your Bench and attach one Darkness Energy card to it.  Besides the Ability, this card has two moves, one regular move and one GX attack.  The first move on this card is called Dark Cleave, for three Energy cards, two Darkness and one Colorless, this move does 130 damage.  The GX attack on this card is called Dead End GX, for three Energy cards, two Darkness and one Colorless, this move knocks out the defending Pokemon if it is affected by a Special Condition.

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 Darkrai card, so you do not need to first play Darkrai and then evolve it into Darkrai 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 card works perfectly with the Darkrai I reviewed yesterday, you can have a Darkrai GX on your Bench, and use the regular Darkrai in the Active Pokemon spot, putting the defending Pokemon to sleep, then using Darkrai GX's Ability to get another Darkrai GX on your Bench and attaching an Energy to it, to quickly set it up, and hopefully use a Max Elixir to get three Energy cards on it in one turn, therefore being able to knock out any Pokemon only one turn after getting Darkrai GX on your Bench, as long as the defending Pokemon is Asleep.  Even if you can't use this card's GX move, even though it is a bit slow to set up, being able to do 130 damage per turn for three Energy cards isn't bad.  To get Darkrai GX into your discard pile, discard it with something like Ultra Ball or Professor Sycamore.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average Pokemon GX from the Burning Shadows set.  I really like this card paired with Darkrai from this set, and then utilizing its GX attack to knock out any Pokemon, no matter how high their HP is.  But, like I mentioned above, this card is a little slow on the set up, and its Ability won't work if you don't have a Darkrai in your discard pile.

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Darkrai -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Darkrai Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Darkrai from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Darkrai is a Basic, Darkness type Pokemon card with a HP of 120.  Darkrai has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Psychic type Pokemon, 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 Hypnoblast, for two Energy cards, one each of Darkness and Colorless, this move does 30 damage, and it puts the defending Pokemon to Sleep.  Dark Raid is the name of this card's second move, for three Energy cards, one Darkness and two Colorless, this move does 80 damage, plus 80 more damage if your opponent has already used their GX attack.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Darkrai 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 Darkrai.  With this being said, this card works very well in a Darkness type deck paired with Sneasel and Weavile from this set.  Weavile can do major damage to all Pokemon that have an Ability, while this card does not have an Ability, but it can inflict a Special Condition and prevent your opponent from attacking, and, if your opponent is using GX cards, and uses their GX move, this card can do 160 damage for only two Energy, with one being a Special Energy.  So, if you're looking to build a budget deck, one that is not so hard on the wallet, certainly try building a deck with the Pokemon I've mentioned from the Burning Shadows set.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very good Basic Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  This card has an excellent HP and two good moves.  The one knock out this card is it is a little slow to set up to attack, but if your opponent uses a GX attack, this card does 160 damage every turn for only two Energy! Plus, if you want to try and get your Benched Pokemon set up, or you want to prevent your opponent from attacking, putting their Active Pokemon to Sleep every turn, can accomplish that!

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Weavile -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Weavile Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Weavile from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Weavile is a Stage 1, Darkness type Pokemon card, with a HP of 90. It has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Psychic type Pokemon, and a free retreat cost.  This card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move on this card is called Rule of Evil, for one Colorless Energy card, this attack does 60 damage to each Pokemon in play that has an Ability.  The second move on this card is called Slash, for two Energy cards, one each of Darkness and Colorless, this move does 70 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Weavile is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Sneasel into play (I reviewed Sneasel from this set yesterday) and then evolve Sneasel into Weavile.  If you read yesterday's review of Sneasel, you'll know that it was a slightly below Basic Pokemon card overall.  It did have a solid HP and could do up to 80 damage for two Energy cards, but the problem with the card was that in order to do 80 damage per turn, you needed to first power up the move, meaning, you could end up wasting a turn without doing damage to the defending Pokemon, if Sneasel is knocked out, or switched out of the Active Pokemon spot before your next turn.  Knowing this about Sneasel and looking at this Weavile card, you could easily build a deck including a 4-4 or 4-3 line of this Pokemon family, trying to do 80 damage during your 2nd turn with Sneasel, and then potentially massive damage with Weavile's Rule of Evil move.  You could also set up Weavile on the Bench, put just one Energy card on it, then switch it to the Active Pokemon spot when your opponent has a full Bench and lots of Pokemon with Abilities in play.  This card can do major damage to decks relying on Stage 2 Pokemon like Gardevoir GX, Vikavolt, or Metagross GX, where you have multiple of these Pokemon on your Bench to utilize their Abilities.  Of course, Rule of Evil can damage your own Pokemon too, so you're going to need to limit the Pokemon in your deck to exclude those with Abilities.  Plus, if for some reason Rule of Evil isn't effective, Slash does a good amount of damage for only two Energy cards, plus, Weavile has a free retreat cost, which is always helpful.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a pretty amazing Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  I see this card being used quite often in the competitive game, and against decks that I've built, ones depending on lots of EX and GX Pokemon, and usually Pokemon that have Abilities, Weavile does major damage!  Combine this card with Sneasel from this set, and I would give both cards a 4 out of 5 rating.

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Sneasel -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Sneasel Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Sneasel from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Sneasel is a Basic, Darkness type Pokemon card with a HP of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to Fighting 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 Hone Claws, for one Colorless Energy card, this move increases the base of Slash's attack to 80 instead of 20.  The second on this card is called Slash, for two Energy cards, one each of Darkness and Colorless, this move does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Sneasel is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Weavile, 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 Darkness type deck, this card has some merit to use on its own, since it can essentially do 40 damage per turn for two Energy cards.  Usually I don't look ahead on these reviews, but I know Weavile from this set is very good, so there may be times you have this card in your Active Pokemon spot, if you can't knock the defending Pokemon out with 40 damage, use Hone Claws the first turn and Slash the second, to do 80 total damage in two turns.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Weavile, this is an average, to slightly below average Basic Pokemon card.  This card does have a very good HP, and I like the fact that this card can do 80 damage per turn with Slash, if Hone Claws is used first.  The reason I'm not giving this card a better rating is because there are too many scenarios where you may try and use Hone Claws first, then get knocked out, or have Sneasel moved to your Bench, nullifying the 80 damage Slash was going to do.  But, if you're using Weavile in your deck, this is a good start to the line.

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Alolan Muk GX -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Alolan Muk GX Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Alolan Muk GX from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Alolan Muk GX is a Stage 1, Darkness type Pokemon card, with a HP of 220.  It has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Psychic type Pokemon, and a four Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  This card does not have an Ability, but it does have three different moves, two regular moves and one GX move.  The first move on this card is called Chemical Breath, for three Energy cards, one Darkness and two Colorless, this move does 10 damage plus 70 more damage for each Special Condition affecting your opponent's Active Pokemon.  The second move on this card is called Crunch, for four Energy cards, two each of Darkness and Colorless, this move does 120 damage, plus, you're able to discard all Energy from your opponent's Active Pokemon.  Tri Hazard GX is this card's GX move, it does not require any Energy to use, this move allows you to switch your opponent's Active Pokemon with one of their Benched Pokemon, their new Pokemon is now Burned, Paralyzed, and Poisoned.

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 Alolan Muk card, so you do not need to first play Alolan Muk and then evolve it into Alolan Muk GX, instead you can evolve Alolan Grimer directly into Alolan Muk 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.  There is an Alolan Grimer in this set, I reviewed that card yesterday.  If you read that review, I thought Alolan Grimer was an average Basic Pokemon card overall, I did like that it had an above average HP, and that if you were using Double Colorless Energy in your deck, it could Confuse the defending Pokemon for only one Energy card.  This Alolan Grimer card works well with Alolan Muk GX, since you can Confuse the defending Pokemon first, then your next turn, if the defending Pokemon is still Confused, you can evolve Alolan Grimer and use Alolan Muk's Chemical Breath move to do 80 damage, or you could use its GX move, and if the defending Pokemon still had all of those Special Conditions inflicted on it, Alolan Muk's Chemical Breath move could then do 290 damage, knocking out every single Pokemon possible in the Active Pokemon spot in one move, add in a Choice Band Trainer, and it does 320 damage per turn.  Of course there is risk that your opponent is somehow able to retreat the Active Pokemon, by using something like Acerola or Guzma, if they do that, the GX move on this card is wasted.  Although slow to set up, I do like this card's Crunch move, if you're facing something like Gardevoir GX and it has multiple Energy on it, this move can really set back your opponent if all Energy are discarded from their Active Pokemon.  So while there is some risk to playing this card in a deck, I could see building a deck full of Pokemon that inflict Special Conditions and going from there.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Stage 1 Pokemon GX card from the Burning Shadows set.  Like I mentioned above, if you're lucky when using this card, mainly able to set it up quickly and your opponent isn't able to remove Special Conditions, this card can do lots of damage and is worth using in a deck.  Together with Alolan Grimer from this set, which I also gave a 3 out of 5 rating, both cards get a 3 out of 5 rating combined.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Alolan Grimer -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Alolan Grimer Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Alolan Grimer from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Alolan Grimer is a Basic, Darkness type Pokemon card with a HP of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Psychic 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 Division, it allows you to search your deck for an Alolan Grimer and put it onto your Bench.  The second move on this card is called Slippery Sludge, for two Colorless Energy cards, this move Confuses the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Alolan Grimer is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Alolan Muk GX, 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, it really doesn't make much sense to use Division, especially considering that the main reason you'd probably use Division is to get more Alolan Grimer on the Bench that you'd be able to then evolve into Alolan Muk GX.  I guess, if you have 4 Double Colorless Energy in your deck, you could try and use this card as a starter type Pokemon, Confusing the defending Pokemon right away during the battle when using Slippery Sludge.  Not only could it prevent your opponent from attacking, but if they try and attack and flip a tails, the defending Pokemon does 30 damage to itself.  Of course, any easy way to get rid of Confusion is to just plain retreat the Pokemon or use Guzma to move in a Benched Pokemon that is more set up and not Confused, plus, your opponent can choose which Pokemon of yours they want to face.  So while I would rather use a Pokemon in the Active Pokemon spot that can for sure do damage when attacking, this card is worth considering, like I said, especially if you're using 4 Double Colorless Energy cards in your deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Alolan Muk GX, this is an average Basic Pokemon card overall.  This card does have a solid HP, and if you're using Double Colorless Energy in your deck, it is quick on the attack and can give you a good start to your game if your opponent either chooses to not attack or flips a tails when attacking.  Just watch out for this card's high retreat cost and try not to use it against any Fighting type decks, especially with the popularity of Lycanroc GX.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Alolan Raticate -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Alolan Raticate Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Alolan Raticate from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Alolan Raticate is a Stage 1, Darkness type Pokemon card, with a HP of 120. It has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Psychic 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 Enhanced Fang and does 10 damage, plus, if a Tool card is attached to this card it does 50 more damage.  The second move on this card is called Hyper Fang, for one Darkness Energy card, this move does 60 damage, however, you must flip a coin when using this move, if you get a tails the move does nothing.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Alolan Raticate is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Alolan Rattata into play (I reviewed Alolan Rattata from this set yesterday) and then evolve Alolan Rattata into Alolan Raticate.  If you read yesterday's review of Alolan Rattata, you'll know that it was a well below average Basic Pokemon card.  The major downfall with that card is it had a really low HP of only 40, even though it could do up to 60 damage when attacking for only one Energy card, there is no reason to use a Pokemon with such a low HP in the Active Pokemon spot ever.  So knowing this about Alolan Rattata and looking at this Alolan Raticate card, the first thing is at least this card has a much higher HP, like Alolan Rattata, this card has a decent move in Enhanced Fang, just attach a Choice Band Tool card to it and this move can do 60 damage for no Energy at all! I could see using a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family and just keeping it on the Bench until you need to do some damage quickly, or if you don't have any other Pokemon set up, you can put a Float Stone Trainer on this card to do 60 damage, then retreat it the very next turn.  Hyper Fang on this card is worthless since it requires a coin flip to do damage.

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.  If you're using multiple copies of both Choice Band and Float Stone in your deck, definitely considering using a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family, that way you can do up to 90 damage per turn against GX Pokemon for no Energy at all!  Combined with Alolan Rattata from this set, I would give the two cards a 3 out of 5 rating, it is a solid line overall.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Alolan Rattata -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Alolan Rattata Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Alolan Rattata from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Alolan Rattata is a Basic, Darkness type Pokemon card with a HP of 40.  It has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Psychic 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 Focus Energy, this makes it so Bite's attack's base damage is 60 instead of 20.  This card's second move is called Bite, for one Darkness Energy card, this move does 10 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Alolan Rattata is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Alolan Raticate, 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 want to play a Pokemon with such a low HP in the Active Pokemon spot, not only is this card very easy to knock out, but if it is on your Bench, it is an easy knock out there as well.  Even though I like that this card can do 35 damage per turn on average when using Focus Energy then Bite, the low HP makes this card unusable in battle, especially without Alolan Raticate.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Alolan Raticate, this is a well below average Basic Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  Like I mentioned above, this card does do major damage for only one Energy card, especially coming from a Basic Pokemon that can evolve, but nothing really matters when a card only has 40 HP, making it a very easy card to knock out for your opponent.

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Monday, January 8, 2018

Marshadow GX -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Marshadow GX Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Marshadow GX from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Marshadow GX is a Basic, Fighting type Pokemon card, with a HP of 150.  This card has a x2 weakness to Psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  This card's Ability is called Shadow Hunt and says that Marshadow GX may use any of the attacks on your Basic Pokemon in the discard pile, you'll still need the necessary Energy to use those attacks.  Besides the Ability, this card has two moves.  The first move on this card is called Beatdown, for three Energy cards, two Fighting and one Colorless, this move does 120 damage.  The GX move on this card is called Peerless Hundred Blows GX, for one Fighting Energy card, this move does 50 damage times the number of basic Energy attached to Marshadow GX.

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 Marshadow card, so you do not need to first play Marshadow and then evolve it into Marshadow 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, if you're building a Fighting type deck and have 4 Max Elixir cards in your deck, this is a great GX card to use, solely for its GX move, just casually attach Fighting Energy to Marshadow GX on your Bench with these Trainer cards, and pretty soon you'll easily be able to do 200 damage with the move.  Utilizing this card's Ability, you could pair this card with something like Tauros GX or Drampa GX and do a fair amount of damage using Tauros' moves or discard Special Energy with Drampa's moves.  Even if you don't use this card's Ability, 120 damage for three Energy cards is pretty solid, especially when you can increase that damage by using Regirock EX on your Bench, or attaching Strong Energy to this card.  So overall, this card certainly has potentially, either has a straightforward attacker, or pairing this card with powerful Colorless type Pokemon and using their moves while they're in the discard pile, potentially getting there by using Ultra Ball or Professor Sycamore Trainer cards.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very solid Pokemon GX from the Burning Shadows set.  The one major weakness that this card has is its low HP, which could be fixed by a Fighting Fury Belt Tool card, but again, this card can do major damage when attacking, and really could do even more damage if paired with the right Basic Pokemon, to utilize this card's Ability.

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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Passimian -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Passimian Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Passimian from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Passimian is a Basic, Fighting type Pokemon card with a HP of 110.  Passimian 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 two Colorless Energy cards, this move does 30 damage.  The second move on this card is called Intentional Grounding, for two Fighting Energy cards, this move does 90 damage, however, you must discard a Pokemon Tool card from your hand to use this move, if you can't, this move does nothing.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Passimian 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 Passimian.  With this being said, unless you're building a deck that is chalk full of Pokemon Tool cards, potentially if you're using a Garbodor deck, this card probably isn't the best to use in a deck.  Ideally, you'd put two Strong Energy on this card, and then be able to do 130 damage for two Energy cards, as long as you can discard a Pokemon Tool card from your hand when attacking.  Although Punch requires just one Double Colorless Energy, 30 damage isn't enough to warrant use.  So while this card has potentially as a very strong attacker, I don't think it is worth it to have to discard a Pokemon Tool every time when you're trying to do damage.

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, although this card can pack a punch when set up correctly, it is too risky to use since it depends on Pokemon Tool cards, plus, you want to attach things like Choice Band and Float Stone Trainer cards to your Pokemon, you don't want to have to discard them.

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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Mudsdale -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Mudsdale Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Mudsdale from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Mudsdale is a Stage 1, Fighting type Pokemon card, with a HP of 130. 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 Kick Away, for three Colorless Energy cards, this move does 60 damage, plus, your opponent must then switch their Active Pokemon with one of their Benched Pokemon.  The second move on this card is called Vigorous Death, for four Energy cards, one Fighting and three Colorless, this move does 130 damage, however the move does 30 damage to Mudsdale, but it does do 30 damage to one of your opponent's Benched Pokemon too.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Mudsdale is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Mudbray into play (I reviewed Mudbray from this set yesterday) and then evolve Mudbray into Mudsdale.  If you read yesterday's review of Mudbray, you'll know that it was a well below average Basic Pokemon card.  The card did have a somewhat high HP, but it had a high retreat cost, and only one move, a move that required two Energy cards to use, and only did 20 base damage.  So knowing this about Mudbray and looking at this Mudsdale card, this card follows the same pattern, 130 HP is high for a Stage 1 Pokemon, but neither move on this card is very good, both are slow to set up, and although Vigorous Death does do a lot of damage when it is set up, doing 30 damage to Mudsdale is a major turn off for using this card.  The only scenario I could see for using this card would be in a spread attack type deck, since Kick Away essentially does this, the downfall being your opponent gets to choose the new Pokemon to put in the Active Pokemon spot every turn.  Vigorous Death does a great amount of damage, but requiring 3 or 4 Energy cards to use is too much, meaning if this card is knocked out, and you don't have something like a Wishful Baton Item attached to it, those Energy cards are gone.

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 an above average HP for a Stage 1 Pokemon and two moves that both do a fair amount of damage, but overall, this card is too slow to set up and requires too many Energy cards to attack.  Combined with Mudbray from this set, I would give both cards a 2 out of 5 rating, look elsewhere when deck building.

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