Sunday, December 10, 2017

Duskull -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Duskull Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Duskull from the Burning Shadows set.  Duskull is a Basic, Psychic type Pokemon card with a HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to Darkness 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 Dark Guidance, for one Psychic Energy card, this move allows you to move a Basic Pokemon from your discard pile to your hand.  The second move on this card is called Spooky Shot and for two Energy cards, one each of Psychic and Colorless, does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Dusclops is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Dusclops, and a Stage 2 evolution in Dusknoir, 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 Duskull does not have any evolution forms and that it will be used on its own.  On its own, I could potentially see trying to use this card as a starter type Pokemon in a Psychic type deck.  You would put this card into the Active Pokemon spot to start the game, then if you use an Ultra Ball Trainer to get Tapu Lele GX on your Bench, you could discard a Basic Pokemon, then use Dark Guidance on this card to get the card you just discarded on the Bench.  Other than for this specific strategy, there is really no use to using this card on its own, since many Pokemon out there can do a lot more damage than 20 for two Energy cards.

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.  Although this card does have a solid HP, low retreat cost, and two moves, I still wouldn't recommend using this card on its own, mainly due to the fact it can't do any damage for one Energy card, and unless you are specifically discarding Pokemon early in the game, you can't use this card later in games as it will get knocked out quite quickly.

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Seviper -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Seviper Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Seviper from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Seviper is a Basic, Psychic type Pokemon card with a HP of 100.  Seviper has a x2 weakness to Psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  This card's Ability is called More Poison and says to put 1 more damage counter on your opponent's Poisoned Pokemon between turns.  Besides the Ability, this card just has one move called Venomous Fang, for three Energy cards, one Psychic and two Colorless, this move does 30 damage, and it Poisons the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Seviper 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 Seviper.  So knowing this, because Venomous Fang requires three Energy cards to do below average damage when attacking, this card is best suited to sit on the Bench while you use another Pokemon in your deck to Poison the defending Pokemon, that way, you don't have to attach any Energy cards on this card at all, but you can utilize its Ability.  Without having other Pokemon in your deck that can inflict Poison, there is no scenario in which this card is useful to deploy.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average Basic Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  This average rating is based solely on this card's Ability, because without the Ability, this card is under-powered and slow on the attack.  But like I mentioned above, keep this card on your Bench and use it to increase the amount of damage defending Pokemon take when they're poisoned.

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Wobbuffet -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Wobbuffet Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Wobbuffet from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Wobbuffet is a Basic, Psychic type Pokemon card with a HP of 120.  Wobbuffet has a x2 weakness to Psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three 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 Shadowy Knot, for three Psychic Energy cards, this move does 50 damage times the amount of Colorless Energy in your opponent's Active Pokemon's retreat cost.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Wobbuffet 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 Wobbuffet.  So knowing this, there are two things to note about this card, the first would be that it requires a good amount of Psychic Energy cards, so it is slow to set up as well to retreat, plus, you can't use any Double Colorless Energy cards with this card, so you're going to want to use it in a majority Psychic type deck.  With that being said, because it is so slow to set up, and requires some luck to do major damage, I wouldn't include more than one of this card in a deck, if I were to use this card at all.  I could see this card doing 150 to 200 damage against some Pokemon GX, but so many Pokemon out there have free retreat costs or only one Colorless Energy retreat costs, that it makes no sense to use this card in a deck.  When using this card, it would be best to get it set up on the Bench, then use a Trainer like Guzma to switch Wobbuffet into the Active Pokemon spot against one of your opponent's Pokemon that is not set up and/or has a high retreat cost.

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.  Although this card has an excellent HP and the potential to do a good amount of damage, this card is just too risky to use in my opinion.  The card really depends on the Pokemon your opponent is playing, and you need to get this card set up quickly, otherwise it may sit in the Active Pokemon spot doing nothing.

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Slowking -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Slowking Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Slowking from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Slowking is a Stage 1, Psychic type Pokemon card, with a HP of 120. It has a x2 weakness to Psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, 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 Drift Ashore, for one Psychic Energy card, this move allows you to search your deck for a card and put it into your hand.  Unarmed is the name of this card's second move, for three Psychic Energy cards, this move does 110 damage, plus, if you have no cards in your hand, you may ignore all Energy costs associated with this attack.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Slowking is a Stage 1 Pokemon with a Basic evolution form in Slowpoke, which is most recently in the Guardians Rising set, you'll have to first get Slowpoke into play before you can use this card.  Because this card requires only Psychic Energy to attack, it will be harder to fit into decks, but if you are building a majority Psychic type deck, this card and line is worth a look.  Early in a game, Drift Ashore can be very useful, it is almost like using Tapu Lele GX, but in this case you can get the exact card you need, but you have to be in the Active Pokemon spot to do so.  Unarmed is a pretty powerful move in my opinion if you can get no cards in your hand at all, making it so for only one Energy card, this card can use both of its moves.  Playing the online TCG, I have seen this Slowking card being used, mainly with Lunala GX decks.  Again, if you're building a majority Psychic type deck, this is certainly a line to consider, at least using a 1-1 line of it.

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.  In the competitive TCG, if you're able to attach a Float Stone Trainer to this card, you can move it in and out of the Active Pokemon spot with ease, helping set up your Bench as well as to do 110 damage for little Energy.  This card is both a powerful attacker and a handy Pokemon for setting up the main Pokemon in your deck.  So certainly consider this card when building a Psychic type deck.

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