Monday, June 26, 2017

Stufful -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Stufful Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Stufful from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Stufful is a Basic, Colorless type Pokemon card with a HP of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Stufful does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  This card's only move is called Tackle, for two Colorless Energy cards, this move does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Stufful is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Bewear, 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 way I would recommend using this card in a deck is if you're planning on having 4 Double Colorless Energy cards in your deck, that way, you could try and use Stufful as a starter type Pokemon, be able to attack for only one Special Energy card, doing 30 damage a turn, and only need one Special Energy card to retreat.  If you aren't using Special Energy, although Tackle is a decent move, I would look for a quicker Basic Pokemon to use 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 Bewear, this is a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card overall.  Like I mentioned above, this card definitely has some use, however, since it can't attack for only one Basic Energy card, I cannot say this card is average, and it should not be used without using Bewear in your deck.

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Gumshoos GX -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Gumshoos GX Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gumshoos GX from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Gumshoos GX is a Stage 1, Colorless type Pokemon card, with a HP of 210.  It has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Gumshoos GX has an Ability called Search the Premises that says once per turn, you may have your opponent reveal their hand.  Besides the Ability, Gumshoos GX has one regular move and one GX move.  Its regular move is called Headbutt Bounce, for three Colorless Energy cards, this move does 100 damage.  Gumshoos GX's GX move is called Gumshoe Chance GX, for one Colorless Energy card, this move does 10 damage plus 50 more damage times the amount of Energy attached to your opponent's Active 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 Gumshoos card, so you do not need to first play Gumshoos and then evolve it into Gumshoos GX, instead you can evolve Yungoos directly into Gumshoos 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.  If you read my review of Yungoos from this set, you'll know that I thought it was a very solid Basic Pokemon card overall, one that could be used on its own in a deck, specifically as a starter type Pokemon, since it could attack for only one Energy card, had a low retreat cost and an above average HP.  Knowing this about Yungoos and looking at this Gumshoos GX card, you could still use up to 4 Yungoos cards in a deck as starter Pokemon, but I would certainly include 1 Gumshoos GX card, mainly for its Ability, giving you the chance to see your opponent's hand every turn via Gumshoos GX's Ability is a great way to figure out your opponent's strategy, and potentially give you an advantage against them.  Although Headbutt Bounce does well above average damage, its GX move goes well with the idea of just keeping Gumshoos GX on the Bench, since you can move it to the Active Pokemon spot only when the defending Pokemon has multiple Energy cards on it, using Gumshoe Chance GX and knocking it out in one turn.  Overall, this is a very good GX card, and one I would recommend using in a deck.

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 GX from the Sun and Moon set.  Like I mentioned above, this card works well both from the Bench, using its Ability and as an attacker, not only is its GX move good, but its regular move does a good amount of damage every turn.  Combined with Yungoos from this set, I would give these two cards a 5 out of 5 rating, I think combined, they are very good, and should certainly be in decks.

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Yungoos -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Yungoos Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Yungoos from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Yungoos is a Basic, Colorless type Pokemon card with a HP of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Yungoos does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move on this card is called Tackle, for one Colorless Energy card this move does 10 damage.  Bite is the name of Yungoos' second move, for two Colorless Energy cards this move does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Yungoos is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Gumshoos, 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 would work well as a starter type Pokemon in almost any type deck, since it can attack for only one Energy card, and a Colorless type Energy at that.  Add in the fact that Yungoos has a solid HP, low retreat cost, and the ability to do up to 20 damage per turn, and although not a spectacular card by any means, it is one that should definitely be considered when deck building.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Gumshoos GX, this is an average Basic Pokemon card overall.  Like I mentioned above, there isn't really anything spectacular about this card, but there aren't any negatives on the card either, so if you're looking for a very solid card to use in your deck, I would recommend this card.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Toucannon -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Toucannon Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Toucannon from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Toucannon is a Stage 2, Colorless type Pokemon card, with a HP of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to Lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Fighting type Pokemon, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Toucannon does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Echoed Voice, for two Colorless Energy cards this move does 60 damage, plus it makes this move do 60 additional damage during your next turn.  Toucannon's second move is called Beak Blast, for three Colorless Energy cards, this move does 100 damage, plus Burns the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when flipping a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Toucannon is a Stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Pikipek into play and then evolve it into Trumbeak before you can evolve Trumbeak into Toucannon, 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.  Both Pikipek and Trumbeak had below average HP, and one move, both moves having the potential to do a fair amount of damage, but the cards were just limited overall in what they could do.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking Toucannon, this line would be a great one to use in any type deck, because both Pikipek and Trumbeak can attack for one Energy card, you could certainly use both in the Active Pokemon spot a turn then evolve them the next turn.  You could also set this line up on the Bench, whatever you decide to do, since all three Pokemon in this line only require Colorless Energy cards to attack, the line will fit into any type deck, and once you have Toucannon set up, it can do major damage, either 60 then 120 damage a turn, or 100 damage every turn plus the potential to Burn the defending Pokemon.  So, if you're looking for a good attacking Pokemon family for a deck, I would recommend this one.

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.  Really, the only downside to this card is its slightly low HP of 140, otherwise, this card has two great moves, both having potential to do major damage.  Combine this card with Pikipek and Trumbeak from the set, and as a whole, I would give this line a 4 out of 5 rating, all three Pokemon work well together and should be considered when deck building.

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