Friday, July 28, 2017

Wailord -- Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Review

Wailord Guardians Rising Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Wailord from the Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Set.  Wailord is a Stage 1, Water type Pokemon card, with a HP of 200. It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Wailord does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  Dive is the name of the first move on this card, for three Energy cards, two Water and one Colorless, this move does 40 damage, plus, if you flip a heads when flipping a coin, all effects of an attack on Wailord, including damage, during your opponent's next turn is prevented.  Wailord's second move is called Open Sea, for four Energy cards, three Water and one Colorless, this move does 80 damage, plus it heals 30 damage from each of your Water type Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Wailord is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Wailmer into play (I reviewed Wailmer from this set yesterday) and then evolve Wailmer into Wailord.  If you read yesterday's review of Wailmer, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card overall.  For a Basic Pokemon, the card had a very high HP and could do a fair amount of damage, having two moves, however, similar to this card, both moves it had were on the slow side, and neither were that powerful.  So knowing this about Wailmer and looking at this Wailord card, if you're building a mostly Water Type deck, I could see using a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family.  Of course you'll want to set this line up on the Bench, then you could use Open Sea a couple of turns and heal your Bench Pokemon.  Because this card is so slow, it is definitely going to hurt if you have to move it to the Active Pokemon spot early, or if you have to retreat it.  I would not consider using this card if you can't use the healing effect with Wailord's Open Sea move.

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 Guardians Rising set.  Although this card is extremely slow on the attack, has a high retreat cost, and can't do that much damage when attacking, because it can heal 30 damage a turn from all of your Water Pokemon in play, I am giving this card an above average rating overall.  Combined with Wailmer from this set, which I gave a 2 out of 5 rating, I would give this line a 3 out of 5 rating total.

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Wailmer -- Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Review

Wailmer Guardians Rising Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Wailmer from the Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Set.  Wailmer is a Basic, Water type Pokemon card with a HP of 120.  It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Wailmer does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move on this card is called Splash, for two Energy cards, one each of Water and Colorless, this move does 20 damage.  Wailmer's second move is called Surf, for four Energy cards, three Water and one Colorless, this move does 70 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Wailmer is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Wailord, 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, I would not recommend using this card in a deck, especially without Wailord.  Although this card has potential to do a good amount of damage, has a high HP, and two moves, because this card is so slow on the attack, and neither move it has can do that much damage for the Energy cards required, I would look elsewhere for a Basic Water type Pokemon to use.  Plus, if you get Wailmer into the Active Pokemon spot early, you have to either use a Trainer to get Wailmer out of the Active Pokemon spot, or you have to discard three Colorless Energy cards.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Wailord, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card overall.  Like I mentioned above, this card does have some positives, like a high HP and two moves, but those things do not make up for the fact that this card is slow on the attack, somewhat under-powered, and has a high retreat cost.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Sharpedo -- Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Review

Sharpedo Guardians Rising Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Sharpedo from the Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Set.  Sharpedo is a Stage 1, Water type Pokemon card, with a HP of 90. It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a free retreat cost.  Sharpedo does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move on this card is called Jet Headbutt, for two Energy cards, one each of Water and Colorless, this move does 70 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Sharpedo is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Carvanha into play (I reviewed Carvanha from this set yesterday) and then evolve Carvanha into Sharpedo.  If you read yesterday's review of Carvanha, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card overall.  The card had a low HP and was very limited in what it could do, with only one move that could do 10 damage.  So knowing this about Carvanha and looking at this Sharpedo card, because Sharpedo has a free retreat cost, it is best to set this card up on the Bench, and potentially have multiple Pokemon with free retreat costs, that way you can move these cards in and out of the Active Pokemon spot without having to discard any Energy.  Once Sharpedo is set up, it is a very powerful attacker and does not require much Energy to attack.  So, if you're building a Water type deck and looking for some power, I would recommend using this line in your deck, at least a 1-1 line.

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 Guardians Rising set.  Although this card is very limited, in only having one move, because its one move is well above average and it has a free retreat cost, I am a fan of this card and think it should be used in decks.  Together with Carvanha from this set, I would give these two cards a 3 out of 5 rating.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Carvanha -- Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Review

Carvanha Guardians Rising Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Carvanha from the Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Set.  Carvanha is a Basic, Water type Pokemon card with a HP of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Carvanha does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  Its only move is called Bite, for one Water Energy card, this move does 10 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Carvanha is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Sharpedo, 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 is too limited to use, especially since it has a below average HP as well.  If you can put this card into the Active Pokemon spot for one turn before evolving it, it would be fine then, but if you can't evolve it, doing 10 damage a turn late in games won't do much good, plus a card with 50 HP late in games will quickly get knocked out.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Sharpedo, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card overall.  Like I mentioned above, because this card has a below average HP, and can only do a maximum of 10 damage per turn, it just isn't good enough to warrant use.  The one positive on this card is that it can attack for only one Energy card.  But again, without using Sharpedo in your deck, I would pass on using this card.

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