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.

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

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1 comment:

Juan L. Dela Cruz said...