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.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Gardevoir GX from the Burning Shadows set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Diancie, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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In the Gardevoir GX deck review video that I did on my channel, how many Gardevoir GX did I use?
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1 comment:

rayyan zamizam said...

You used 3 gardevoir GXs