Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Oricorio #55/145 -- Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Review

Oricorio Guardians Rising Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Oricorio from the Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Set.  Oricorio is a Basic, Psychic type Pokemon card with a HP of 90.  Oricorio has a x2 weakness to Psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  This Oricorio card does have an Ability, it is called Vital Dance and says that when you play this card from your hand to your Bench, you may search your discard pile for up to 2 Basic Energy cards and put them into your hand.  Besides the Ability, this card has one move called Casual Slap, for two Energy cards, one each of Psychic and Colorless, this move does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Oricorio 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 Oricorio.  So knowing this, if several of your Pokemon in play discard Energy cards when attacking, this card is a very useful one to have in your deck, since you don't even have to put it into the Active Pokemon spot to get some Energy cards back into your hand.  Plus, if you're able to move this card back into your hand and re-use its Ability, the card is even better.  Other than that, although this card only has one move, it does a fair amount of damage, plus it has a low retreat cost, so it wouldn't be miserable to use as a starter type Pokemon in a Psychic type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion this is an average Basic Pokemon card from the Guardians Rising set.  Like I mentioned above, if you need a way to retrieve Energy cards from your discard pile, this card is one you should use.  Other than its Ability, which is above average, its only move does average damage overall, and it is limited in that it only has the one move.  So while this card won't be a staple in all decks, it is worth consideration when deck building.

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Gothitelle -- Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Review

Gothitelle Guardians Rising Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gothitelle from the Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Set.  Gothitelle is a Stage 2, Psychic type Pokemon card, with a HP of 140.  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 Tractorbeam, for one Psychic Energy card, this move allows you to switch your opponent's Active Pokemon with one of their Benched Pokemon, and do 30 damage to their new Active Pokemon.  Link Blast is the name of Gothitelle's second move, for two Energy cards, one each of Psychic and Colorless, this move does 50 damage plus, if your Active Pokemon and your opponent's Active Pokemon have the same amount of Energy on them, the move does 80 more damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Gothitelle is a Stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Gothita into play and then evolve it into Gothorita before you can evolve Gothorita into Gothitelle, 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 average to below average overall.  I liked how both cards from this set could attack quickly, and I liked how Gothita could attack any Pokemon in play.  The main problem with both cards in this line so far is that they just couldn't do that much damage.  This trend continues with Gothitelle, unless you can match the amount of Energy cards when attacking with Link Blast and therefore being able to do 130 damage per turn.  If you're going to use this line in a deck at all, I would use it in a spread attack type deck, you could then use Gothita as a starter type Pokemon, or set up this line on the Bench, first using a card that can do 10 or 20 damage to all of your opponent's Benched Pokemon, then you could move in Gothitelle and use Tractorbeam to knock out a Pokemon each turn of your opponent's.  Ideally, you could switch in a Pokemon with Tractorbeam that has similar Energy to Gothitelle, but since your opponent has another turn before you can attack again, the chances of them keeping the same amount of Energy on their Active Pokemon is slim.

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 somewhat low HP for a Stage 2 Pokemon, and the fact that it is slow to set up, since it is a Stage 2 Pokemon, this card is average overall and could easily be used in a spread attack type deck.  Once set up, this card is quick on the attack, can spread damage around and can do up to 130 damage per turn.  Altogether, the line of Gothita, Gothorita, and Gothitelle gets a 3 out of 5 rating from me, it is worth considering when deck building.

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Gothorita -- Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Review

Gothorita Guardians Rising Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gothorita from the Guardians Rising Pokemon Card set.  Gothorita is a Stage 1, Psychic type Pokemon card, with a HP of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to Psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Gothorita does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move on this card is called Slap, for one Psychic Energy card this move does 20 damage.  Psybeam is this card's second move, for two Energy cards, one each of Psychic and Colorless, this move does 30 damage and it confuses the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Gothorita is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Gothita into play (I reviewed Gothita from this set yesterday) and then evolve Gothita into Gothorita.  Gothita does have a Stage 2 evolution in Gothitelle, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed that card yet, the strategy below will act like Gothorita is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read my review of Gothita, you'll know that I thought it was an average Basic Pokemon card overall, it had a solid HP, low retreat cost, and one move that can do 10 damage to any of your opponent's Pokemon, the only problem with this card is that it is limited in only having one move, so later in games it isn't that good.  So knowing this about Gothita and looking at this Gothorita card, if you're using Gothita as a starter type Pokemon, you could easily evolve it and do more damage quickly with this card, up to 30 damage per turn plus you can Confuse the defending Pokemon.  Neither move on this card is that great though, and with only 80 HP, it may be best to either use Gothita on its own, or use the entire line.

Pokemon Card Rating:  
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Guardians Rising set.  Although this card does have two decent moves, because it has a low HP and can only do 30 damage per turn, it is slightly below average overall, especially as a Stage 1 Pokemon.  Combined with Gothita from this set, I would give the two cards a 2 out of 5 rating, both are solid overall, but neither are spectacular.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Gothita -- Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Review

Gothita Guardians Rising Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gothita from the Guardians Rising set.  Gothita a Basic, Psychic type Pokemon card with a HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to Psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Gothita does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  Its only move is called Blown Kiss, for one Psychic Energy card this move allows you to put 1 damage counter on one of your opponent's Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Gothita is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Gothorita, and a Stage 2 evolution in Gothitelle, 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 Gothita does not have any evolution forms and that it will be used on its own.  On its own, this card could certainly be used as a starter type Pokemon, in both a Psychic type deck and a spread attack type deck. You could get this card into the Active Pokemon spot to start the game and then either attack the defending Pokemon or one of your opponent's Benched Pokemon for only one Energy card.  This is a great start to the Gothitelle line, but if you want to use this card on its own, it could be used solo too.

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 Guardians Rising set.  Other than being limited by only having one move and only being able to do a maximum of 10 damage per turn, this card is very solid.  It has an average HP, low retreat cost, and I like the fact it can attack very quickly, and do damage to any of your opponent's Pokemon.  This card will make a solid starter type Pokemon in a Psychic or spread attack type deck.

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