Sunday, September 24, 2017

Clefable -- Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Review

Clefable Guardians Rising Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Clefable from the Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Set.  Clefable is a Stage 1, Fairy type Pokemon card, with a HP of 100. It has a x2 weakness to Metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Darkness type Pokemon, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Clefable does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move on this card is called Lullaby, for one Colorless Energy card, this move does 20 damage, plus it puts the defending Pokemon to Sleep.  Meteor Mash is the name of this card's second move, for three Energy cards, one Fairy and two Colorless, this move does 60 damage, plus during Clefable's next turn, this move does 60 additional damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Clefable is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Clefairy into play (I reviewed Clefairy from this set yesterday) and then evolve Clefairy into Clefable.  If you read yesterday's review of Clefairy, you'll know that I thought it was an average Basic Pokemon card overall.  Although the card was limited overall, only doing a maximum of 10 damage per turn, the card did have two moves, a solid HP, and low retreat cost, and could be used as either a starter type Pokemon in a Fairy type deck, or as a way to spread damage around in a spread attack type deck.  Knowing this about Clefairy and looking at this Clefable card, it would make more sense to use this Pokemon line as starter type Pokemon, getting Clefable into the Active Pokemon spot the second turn into the game, doing 20 damage and then putting the defending Pokemon to sleep with Lullaby, therefore giving you time to set up your Benched Pokemon.  This card is also very powerful, doing 90 damage per turn on average if you set Clefable up on the Bench and use Meteor Mash every turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Guardians Rising set.  Similarly to Clefairy, this card has a solid HP, a low retreat cost, and two good moves.  I like how this card has a quick attack as well as one that does major damage after it is set up.  Together with Clefairy from this set, which I also thought was average and gave a 3 out of 5 rating, I would give both cards combined a 3 out of 5 rating, it is a solid line overall.

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Clefairy -- Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Review

Clefairy Guardians Rising Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Clefairy from the Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Set.  Clefairy is a Basic, Fairy type Pokemon card with a HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to Metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Darkness type Pokemon, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Clefairy does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Slap, for one Fairy Energy card this move does 10 damage.  For two Colorless Energy cards, Follow Me, allows you to switch your opponent's Active Pokemon with one of their Benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Clefairy is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Clefable, 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, if you're building a Fairy type deck or a spread attack type deck, this card has some use.  Slap is a decent move to start the game with, since it can attack for one Energy card and do damage every turn.  Although limited later in games, it is an okay move at the start of games.  Follow Me is the main reason you'd use this card in a spread attack type deck, you would move Clefairy in and out of the Active Pokemon spot using Follow Me every turn, potentially setting up a weak Pokemon in your opponent's Active Pokemon spot so you can knock it out during your next turn with a more powerful Pokemon you have set up on your Bench.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Clefable, this is an average Basic Pokemon card overall.  I like this card because there are a couple of different strategies this card could be used with, both as a starter and a card in a spread attack type deck.  This card has a low retreat cost and solid HP, so it is worth considering when deck building.

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Solgaleo -- Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Review

Solgaleo Guardians Rising Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Solgaleo from the Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Set.  Solgaleo is a Stage 2, Metal type Pokemon card, with a HP of 160.  It has a x2 weakness to Fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Psychic type Pokemon, and a three 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 Shining Arrow, for two Energy cards, one each of Metal and Colorless, this move does 50 damage to one of your opponent's Pokemon.  Fangs of the Sunne is this cards second move, for three Energy cards, two Metal and one Colorless, this move does 170 damage, however Solgaleo can't use this move two turns in a row.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Solgaleo is a Stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Cosmog and Cosmoem into play.  Neither of those Pokemon are in the Guardians Rising set, but I have reviewed both of those cards in the Sun & Moon Base Set.  Remember, Both Solgaleo and Lunala are Stage 2 evolution forms of Cosmog, so you could potentially use a mixture of both Pokemon in a deck.  If you're building a spread attack type deck, this card would work well, since its Shining Arrow move can do 50 damage to any Pokemon in play.  Fangs of the Sunne is a very powerful move, unfortunately it can't be used twice in a row, but even if you rotate back and forth between the two moves, you can still average 110 damage per turn, which is very good.  The only real drawback on this card is that it is slow to set up, ideally you would set this card up on the Bench, then one hit knock out several Pokemon in a row with Shining Arrow, after spreading damage around earlier in the game, or just try and knock out the defending Pokemon every turn with Fangs of the Sunne.  So overall, if you're patient and a fan of doing major damage, this is a card that should be considered when deck building.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Guardians Rising set.  Other than having a high retreat cost and being slow to attack, this card can do major damage every turn or it can spread damage around.  So if you are already using Lunala in your deck, or are looking for some power, this is a card to consider.  Between Lunala and Solgaleo from this set, I like Solgaleo a little better.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Probopass -- Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Review

Probopass Guardians Rising Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Probopass from the Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Set.  Probopass is a Stage 1, Metal type Pokemon card, with a HP of 130. It has a x2 weakness to Fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Psychic type Pokemon, and a four Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Probopass does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move on this card is called Energy Link, for one Metal type Energy card this move does 30 damage, plus, this move allows you to attach an Energy card from your discard pile to Probopass.  This card's second move is called Power Gem, for four Colorless Energy cards, this move does 120 damage.


Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Probopass is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Nosepass into play (I reviewed Nosepass from this set yesterday) and then evolve Nosepass into Probopass.  If you read my review of Nosepass, you'll know that I thought it was a well below average Basic Pokemon card overall.  Even though the card had a high HP, and two moves, with the potential to do 60 damage per turn, this card was too slow to set up, and under-powered overall, plus its retreat cost was very high.  So knowing this about Nosepass and looking at this Probopass card, you'll of course want to set this line up on the Bench, especially because both Pokemon in this line have such high retreat costs.  If you're using 4 Double Colorless Energy cards in your deck, I could potentially see using a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family, and being able to do 120 damage per turn for only two Energy cards.  Otherwise, both Pokemon in this line are too slow to attack, and both under-powered.  I do like, however, how you can attach a Special Energy card to Probopass with its Energy Link move.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Guardians Rising set overall.  Despite its extremely high retreat cost, and the amount of Energy required to attack, in certain situations this card can be quite good, especially when using Double Colorless Energy cards.  Together with Nosepass from this set, which I gave a 1 out of 5 rating, I would give both cards combined a 2 out of 5 rating.

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