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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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Togedemaru -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Togedemaru Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Togedemaru from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Togedemaru is a Basic, Lightning type Pokemon card with a HP of 80.  Togedemaru has a x2 weakness to Lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Metal 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 Rollout, for one Lightning Energy, this move does 20 damage.  The second move on this card is called Electrosmash, for two Energy cards, one each of Lightning and Colorless, this move does 40 damage plus 20 more damage if you get a heads when flipping a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Togedemaru 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 Togedemaru.  So knowing this, unless you're desperate for a starter type Pokemon in a Lightning type deck, there is really no reason to use this card in a deck.  Sure, 20 damage for one Energy card early in the game is decent, but later in games, this card can't do much, and with only 80 HP, later in games it is pretty easy to get knocked out.  So in my opinion, this is a card you may see in a theme deck, but there is no reason to use this card in a competitive deck.

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.  Like I mentioned above, I wouldn't use this card in a deck, but overall it isn't too bad, if you use it as a starter type Pokemon.  This card does have an above average HP, at least for early in games, and it does have two moves, with the potential to do up to 60 damage.  But again, unless you have no other options, I would look elsewhere for a Basic, Lightning type Pokemon to use in a deck.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Eelektross -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Eelektross Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Eelektross from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Eelektross is a Stage 2, Lightning type Pokemon card, with a HP of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Metal 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 Dark Clamp, for two Energy cards, one each of Lightning and Colorless, this move does 50 damage, plus, it makes your opponent's Active Pokemon unable to retreat during your opponent's next turn.  Vacuum Belt is this card's second move, for three Energy cards, two Lightning and one Colorless, this move does 80 damage, plus, an additional 80 damage, but if you choose to do this additional damage, you must do 80 damage to one of your own Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Eelektross is a Stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Tynamo into play and then evolve it into Eelektrik before you can evolve Eelektrik into Eelektross, 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 both cards were both average overall.  Both Pokemon had well below average HP and were limited in each having only one move a piece, with Eelektrik unable to attack anything with an HP of 100 or higher.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line, you're going to definitely want to set this entire line up on the Bench if you do use it in a deck.  I personally wouldn't recommend using line in a deck, even though Eelektross has the potential to do up to 160 damage per turn, it just isn't worth it to do 80 damage to one of your own Pokemon.  One example of this making sense, would be if you are using Tauros GX in your deck, where Tauros does more damage when attacking when it has more damage on it, so you could do 160 damage with Eelektross twice, then do major damage with Tauros GX one time.

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 Burning Shadows set.  In addition to this being a Stage 2 Pokemon card, so it is already slow to set up, neither move on this card is too powerful, unless you do damage to your own Pokemon, so unless you're fine with doing this, I would look elsewhere when building a Lightning type deck.  Altogether, I would give this line a 2 out of 5 rating, it just isn't good overall.

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Eelektrik -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Eelektrik Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Eelektrik from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card set.  Eelektrik is a Stage 1, Lightning type Pokemon card, with a HP of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Metal type Pokemon, and a two 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 Small Appetite, for two Energy cards, one each of Lightning and Colorless, this move does 50 damage, however, if your opponent's Active Pokemon has an HP of 100 or more, the move does nothing.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Eelektrik is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Tynamo into play (I reviewed Tynamo from this set yesterday) and then evolve Tynamo into Eelektrik.  Tynamo does have a Stage 2 evolution in Eelektross, 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 Eelektrik is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read my review of Tynamo, you'll know that I thought that card was well below average, mainly because of its low HP of 40, plus it only had one move, even though it could do up to 40 damage per turn, more than likely it would only do 10 damage per turn, so I wouldn't recommend using it on its own.  Knowing this about Tynamo and looking at this Eelektrik card, this card makes zero sense to use without using Eelektross in your deck, mainly because this card is useless if you're facing a powerful Pokemon, or really anything that is popular in today's Standard format.  So like Tynamo, if you want to use Eelektross in your deck, set this line up on your Bench.

Pokemon Card Rating:  
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is well below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  Like Tynamo from yesterday, this card has a low HP and is relatively limited when attacking, since this card only has one move and it can only do damage against Pokemon with 90 HP or less.  Combined with Tynamo from this set, these two cards get a 1 out of 5 rating from me, definitely look elsewhere for Pokemon to put in a Lightning type deck.

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Tynamo -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Tynamo Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Tynamo from the Burning Shadows set.  Tynamo is a Basic, Lightning type Pokemon card with a HP of 40.  It has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Metal type Pokemon, and a one 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 Aqua Shock, for one Lightning Energy card, this move does 10 damage, plus, if your opponent's Active Pokemon has any Water Energy attached to it, this move does 30 more damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Tynamo is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Eelektrik, and a Stage 2 evolution in Eelektross, 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 Tynamo does not have any evolution forms and that it will be used on its own.  On its own, because this card has such a low HP, there is no reason to use it.  Potentially, if you're forced to put this card into the Active Pokemon spot in a game and if you're facing a Water type Pokemon, this card could knock that Pokemon out, but the chances are unlikely this happens, if you use this card to start the Eelektross line, it is best kept on the Bench.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a well below average Basic Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  Starting with this card's extremely low HP and add in the fact that the card has just one move, you'll be able to see why this card shouldn't be used in a deck on its own.  The only way you should even consider this card is if you can someone increase its HP and/or if you're using this with Eelektrik and Eelektross.

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Electivire -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Electivire Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Electivire from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Electivire is a Stage 1, Lightning type Pokemon card, with a HP of 140. It has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Metal type Pokemon, and a four 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 Thunder Punch, for three Energy cards, one Lightning and two Colorless, this move does 60 damage plus 60 more damage if you get a heads when flipping a coin, unfortunately this move does 20 damage to Electivire if you get a tails when flipping a coin.  This card's second move is called Giga Impact, for four Energy cards, two Lightning and two Colorless, this move does 170 damage, however Electivire isn't able to attack during your next turn.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Electivire is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Electabuzz into play (I reviewed Electabuzz from this set yesterday) and then evolve Electabuzz into Electivire.  If you read yesterday's review of Electabuzz, you'll know I thought it was a below average card overall, although it had an above average HP and two moves, both moves on the card were slow and below average damage wise, so I didn't recommend using it on its own.  Knowing this about Electabuzz and looking at this Electivire card, this card follows the same path, it has a great HP for a Stage 1 Pokemon and it has two moves, both slow on the attack.  This card may be worth consideration in a Lightning type deck just because it can do up to 170 damage per turn, but you'll have to retreat Electivire each turn after using Giga Impact so you can attack two turns in a row.

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 Burning Shadows set.  Despite having two heavy attack costs and a really high retreat cost, if you can get the necessary Energy on Electivire and put a Float Stone Trainer, this card has potential to do a good amount of damage.  However, with how poor Electabuzz is in this set, I would give the two Pokemon a 2 out of 5 rating combined.

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Electabuzz -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Electabuzz Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Electabuzz from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Electabuzz is a Basic, Lightning type Pokemon card with a HP of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Metal type Pokemon, 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 Punch, for two Colorless Energy cards, this move does 20 damage.  The second move on this card is called Thunder Shock, for three Energy cards, one Lightning and two Colorless, this move does 40 damage, plus, if you get a heads when flipping a coin, your opponent's Active Pokemon is Paralyzed.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Electabuzz is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Electivire, 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, there is really no reason to use this card in a deck, it is slow on the attack, has a somewhat high retreat cost, and for three Energy cards, it does below average damage and only has a 50/50 shot at Paralyzing the defending Pokemon.  I would much rather use Pikachu from this set instead of this Electabuzz card.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Electabuzz, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  Like I mentioned above, without Electivire, there is little reason to use this card in a deck.  The card does have an above average HP and it does have two moves, but that is about it, neither move on this card is very good.  Certainly look elsewhere for a Basic, Lightning type Pokemon if you're building a deck.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Raichu -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Raichu Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Raichu from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Raichu is a Stage 1, Lightning type Pokemon card, with a HP of 110. It has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Metal type Pokemon, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Raichu's Ability is called Evoshock and says that when you play Raichu from your hand to evolve 1 of your Pokemon, you may leave the defending Pokemon Paralyzed.  Besides the Ability, Raichu just has one move called Volt Tackle, for three Energy cards, two Lightning, and one Colorless, this move does 130 damage, however it does do 30 damage to itself.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Raichu is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Pikachu into play (I reviewed Pikachu from this set yesterday) and then evolve Pikachu into Raichu.  If you read yesterday's review of Pikachu, you'll know I thought it was a solid card overall.  It had two moves, one that could do damage and another that could Paralyze the defending Pokemon.  That card could be used as a starter type Pokemon, but the strategy with this line is to include several in your deck so that you can Paralyze the defending Pokemon each turn, while Raichu is on your Bench, then attack with your Active Pokemon.  Personally, I've seen this strategy several times when battling online, trainers use Devolution Spray to move Raichu back into their hand so they can continuously use its Ability.  Plus, if you do have to use Raichu's move, Volt Tackle does do a good amount of damage, I just wish it required two Colorless Energy cards instead of two Lightning.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is one of the best cards to use in a Lightning type deck right now, since it can be used from the Bench and it can make your opponent unable to attack you at all!  So pair this Pikachu and Raichu line with a powerful attacker and you'll be able to take down most decks out there!  Together with this specific Pikachu from the Burning Shadows set, I would give both cards a 5 out of 5 rating.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Pikachu -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Pikachu Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Pikachu from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Pikachu is a Basic, Lightning type Pokemon card with a HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Metal 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 Tail Whap, for one Colorless Energy card, this move does 10 damage.  Thunder Shock is this card's second move, for two Energy cards, one each of Lightning and Colorless, this move does 20 damage, plus if you get a heads when flipping a coin, the defending Pokemon is Paralyzed.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Pikachu is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Raichu, 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 could certainly be used as a starter type Pokemon in a Lightning type deck since it can attack for one Energy card.  This card works well with Raichu from this set, since when you evolve Pikachu into Raichu, it Paralyzes the defending Pokemon, so you could get a head start on the paralysis with Thunder Shock.  Even without Raichu, this card is worth using in a deck because it can give you time to get your Benched Pokemon set up while your opponent's Active Pokemon is Paralyzed and can't attack.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Raichu, this is an average Basic Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  Like I mentioned above, I like that this card has two moves, one that requires only one Energy card and the other that has a chance to inflict a Special Condition.  This is certainly the Pikachu card to use with Raichu from this set.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Tapu Fini GX -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Tapu Fini GX Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Tapu Fini GX from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Tapu Fini GX is a Basic, Water type Pokemon card, with a HP of 170.  This card does not have a Weakness or Resistance and it has a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Tapu Fini GX does not have an Ability but it does have three total moves with one GX move.  The first move on this card is called Aqua Ring, for one Colorless Energy card, this move does 20 damage, plus, you may switch this card with one of your Benched Pokemon.  Hydro Shot is this card's second move, for three Energy cards, two Water and one Colorless, this move does 120 damage to one of your opponent's Pokemon, however you must discard two Water Energy cards attached to Tapu Fini after using this move.  The GX move on this card is called Tapu Storm GX, for one Water Energy card, this move makes your opponent shuffle their Active Pokemon and all cards attached to it back into their deck.

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 Ho-Oh card, so you do not need to first play Tapu Fini and then evolve it into Tapu Fini 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.  So knowing how a GX card works, the only way I would even consider using this card in a deck is for its GX move, and even then, there are much better GX moves out there to use over this one.  But especially if your opponent is attacking with a Stage 1 or Stage 2 card with several Energy cards attached to it, Tapu Storm GX can really help you out!  Other than this card's GX move, this card is never worth using in the Active Pokemon spot, since its first move essentially just switch's Tapu Fini GX from the Active Pokemon spot, and the second move may do a lot of damage, but you won't be able to attack right away after using the move.  I would much rather use a card that can do 120 damage without discarding Energy and then use a Guzma Supporter to get the Pokemon you want to attack in your opponent's Active Pokemon spot.  So again, I would not recommend using this card in a deck, the only reason to ponder this card at all is for its GX move.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a well below average Pokemon GX from the Burning Shadows set.  Even considering this card's GX move, it is still pretty poor overall, meaning there is really not much of a use for this card in competitive decks, look elsewhere if you're building a Water type deck.

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Bruxish -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Bruxish Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Bruxish from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Bruxish is a Basic, Water type Pokemon card with a HP of 100.  Bruxish has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, 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 Gnash Teeth, for one Water Energy card, this move Confuses the defending Pokemon.  Synchronise is this card's second move, for three Energy cards, one Water and two Colorless, this move does 60 damage, plus the move also does 20 damage to each of your opponent's Benched Pokemon that shares a type with your opponent's Active Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Bruxish 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 Bruxish.  So knowing this, this card would be best used in a deck that attacks by spreading damage around, that way, if you are facing a deck with multiple of the same type Pokemon, you may knock out multiple Pokemon at once when using Synchronise.  Depending on the deck you're facing, this card may be completely useless or it could do major damage since there are plenty of decks out there with multiple different types and decks that are a majority of the same type Pokemon.  Essentially, this card can do 30 damage for one Energy and 60+ damage for two Energy, so it is quick to attack, you just need some additional things to happen for this card to be good.

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.  Like I mentioned above, if you are building a spread attack type deck, this card certainly fits right in, other than that, this card isn't that useful, since 60 damage when using Synchronise isn't anything special, and there is a coin flip's chance that Gnash Teeth will do nothing at all.  But, as a Basic Pokemon, this card does have a high HP, and there is certainly merit to using one of this card in a deck.

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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Simipour -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Simipour Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Simipour from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Simipour 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 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 Scratch, for one Colorless Energy card this move does 30 damage.  Aqua Reflect is this card's second move, for two Energy cards, one each of Water and Colorless, this move does 50 damage, however, you must move a Water Energy card from Simipour to one of your Benched Pokemon after using the move.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Simipour is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Panpour into play (I reviewed Panpour from this set yesterday) and then evolve Panpour into Simipour.  If you read yesterday's review of Panpour, you'll know that I thought it was a below average card overall and a card that I wouldn't use on its own.  The card did have an above average HP, but it was very limited in having only one move that could only do 10 damage, it is the kind of card that would work in the Active Pokemon spot to start the game, but should be evolved as soon as possible.  So knowing this about Panpour and looking at this Simipour card, I like how both moves on this card are quick to use and both can do a fair amount of damage, I don't think either move is good enough to warrant trying to fit this line into a deck, especially since you have to move a Water Energy when using Aqua Reflect.  So overall, I would not recommend using this line in a Water type deck, these two Pokemon combined are too limited in what they can do, and can't do enough damage when attacking.

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 Burning Shadows set.  Like I mentioned above, this card does have a solid HP and two moves, both requiring little Energy.  But overall, this card just isn't that good and can't do enough damage when attacking, combine that with a below average Panpour card, and this is a below average line overall, I would give it a 2 out of 5 rating, look elsewhere when building a Water type deck.

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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Panpour -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Panpour Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Panpour from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Panpour is a Basic, Water type Pokemon card with a HP of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one 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 Water Gun, for one Water Energy card, this move does 10 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Panpour is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Simipour, 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 can certainly be used to start a game since it can attack for only one Energy card, plus it has an above average HP, so it will certainly last at least a turn early in the game, especially if you aren't going second and can't attack your first turn.  Despite this card being okay as a starter type Pokemon, I wouldn't recommend using this card on its own because of how limited the card is, just having the one move that only does 10 damage.  This card is much better suited to sit on the Bench and evolve it into Simipour there.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Simipour, this is a below average Basic Pokemon from the Burning Shadows set.  Like I mentioned above, although this card does have a solid HP and quick attacking move, this card is too limited to merit using on its own, and with only being able to do 10 damage when attacking, this card will do nothing later in games.

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Friday, November 24, 2017

Azumarill -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Azumarill Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Azumarill from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Azumarill is a Stage 1, 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.  The Ability on this card is called Thick Fat and says that this Pokemon takes 30 less damage from Fire and Water type Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, the one move on this card is called Waterfall, for three Energy cards, one Water and two Colorless, this move does 80 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Azumarill is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Marill into play (I reviewed Marill from this set yesterday) and then evolve Marill into Azumarill.  If you read yesterday's review of Marill, you'll know that I thought it was a below average card overall and a card that I wouldn't use on its own.  The card was okay overall with a solid HP, low retreat cost, and two moves, that would work decently in the Active Pokemon spot for a turn before you evolve it into Azumarill.  This Azumarill card, once set up, can certainly do a good amount of damage, requiring essentially two Energy cards, Waterfall does do 80 damage per turn, and if you're facing Water or Fire type Pokemon, this card's high HP seems even higher.  So while this card is not great by any means, it is solid overall, and this is the type of line that I could see being used in a theme deck.

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 Burning Shadows set.  Like I mentioned above, this card has a pretty good Ability that makes its HP seem even higher, and once set up this card is decent.  Combine this card with Marill from this set and I would give it a 3 out of 5 rating, if you're looking for a low cost Water type deck, you may try and fit this Pokemon line into your deck.

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Marill -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Marill Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Marill from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Marill is a Basic, Water type Pokemon card with a HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, 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 Bubble, for one Water Energy card, this move Paralyzes the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when flipping a coin.  Rollout is the second move on this card, for two Colorless Energy cards, this move does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Marill is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Azumarill, 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, even though this card has two moves, a solid HP, and a low retreat cost, I wouldn't use it in a deck, mainly because Bubble is based off of a coin flip, and you can do a lot more damage than 20 for a Double Colorless Energy on lots of other cards.  If you do plan on using Azumarill in your deck, this isn't a bad start to the line, since you have a chance at preventing your opponent from attacking the next turn while you wait to get Azumarill into play.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Azumarill this is a below average Basic Pokemon from the Burning Shadows set.  Like I mentioned above, this card does have some positives on it, like a solid HP and low retreat cost, but without using Azumarill in your deck, there is no reason to use this Basic Pokemon card.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Gyarados -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Gyarados Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gyarados from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Gyarados is a Stage 1, Water type Pokemon card, with a HP of 150. It has a x2 weakness to Lightning type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four 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 Venting Anger, for two Colorless Energy cards, this move does 50 damage times the number of Magikarp cards in your discard pile.  Gyarados' second move is called Splash Burn, for four Energy cards, two each of Water and Colorless, this move does 160 damage, however the move also does 30 damage to each of your Benched Pokemon

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Gyardaos is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Magikarp into play (I reviewed Magikarp from this set yesterday) and then evolve Magikarp into Gyarados.  If you read yesterday's review of Magikarp, you'll know that I thought it was an average card overall and easily one of the best Magikarp cards out there, since it could for sure do 10 damage every turn plus it gave you a chance at enduring more than a turn in the Active Pokemon spot if you flipped a heads when attacking, preventing all effects of attacks by your opponent's Pokemon during their next turn.  Knowing this about Magikarp and looking at this Gyarados card, if you are okay with including 4 Magikarp cards in your deck, then this card can do up to 150 damage per turn for only 1 Double Colorless Energy card, if you're using Venting Anger and you have 3 Magikarp in your discard pile, if you use enough Ultra Ball Trainer cards, you can easily have Magikarp in your discard pile.  This strategy takes up too many spots in a deck to be effective, but if you want to do 160 damage per turn for three Energy cards, this card works well, plus you can use it every turn, since Splash Burn doesn't require Gyarados to discard any Energy, but you either may want to have limited Pokemon on your Bench, or have a Pokemon that either heals all damage at once, or has an increased attack if your Benched Pokemon have damage on them.  No matter the strategy you take with this card, it will require time to set up and it does have a very high retreat cost, requiring lots of resources to retreat it.

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 Burning Shadows set.  Like I mentioned above, this card definitely has some possibilities when in a deck, it can do major damage when using either of its moves, however it is slow to set up these moves and it has a high retreat cost, so while it may be powerful, I probably wouldn't use this line in a deck, even though both Magikarp and Gyarados received 3 out of 5 ratings from me, the same rating I would give both Pokemon together.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Magikarp -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Magikarp Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Magikarp from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Magikarp is a Basic, Water type Pokemon card with a HP of 30.  It has a x2 weakness to Lightning type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Magikarp does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move on this card is called Splashing Dodge, for one Water Energy card, this move does 10 damage, plus, if you get a heads when flipping a coin, this move also prevents all effects of attacks, including damage, done to Magikarp during your opponent's next turn.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Magikarp is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Gyarados, 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, just knowing this is a Magikarp card is enough to know that this card should never be used in the Active Pokemon spot.  The reason for this is Magikarp almost always has a very low HP, usually 30, meaning, it is easily knocked out in one move.  As far as Magikarp cards go, this is one of the better ones that I've seen, since it does damage, plus it gives you a chance to prevent damage and have Magikarp last a turn without being knocked out.  So if you want to use some form of Gyarados in a deck, this is a Magikarp card you should definitely use.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Gyarados this is a below average Basic Pokemon from the Burning Shadows set.  But, like I mentioned above, because this is one of the best Magikarp cards out there, I am giving this card a 3 out of 5 rating, it is really an exclusive rating to just Magikarp cards.  If this card had a normal HP, like 60, it actually would be a decent starter type Pokemon for a deck.

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Kingdra -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Kingdra Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Kingdra from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Kingdra is a Stage 2, Water type Pokemon card, with a HP of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  This card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, both requiring just one Water Energy.  The first move on this card is called Brine, and for the aforementioned one Water Energy card, does 90 damage to one of your opponent's Pokemon that has damage counters on it.  Tornado Shot is the second move on this card, also requiring just one Water Energy card, this move also does 90 damage, however, you must discard a Water Energy card after using this move, but this move does 30 damage to one of your opponent's Benched Pokemon as well.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Kingdra is a Stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Horsea into play and then evolve it into Seadra before you can evolve Seadra into Kingdra, 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 both cards were average to slightly below average.  Both cards were limited in having just one move a piece, but I did like how both cards were able to do damage to any Pokemon in play of your opponent's and only required one Water Energy card to attack, the same required by this Kingdra card.  The problem with using any Stage 2 cards in a deck is that they're slow to set up, you can speed up the process by using a Rare Candy Trainer therefore going directly to Kingdra from Horsea.  I do like that Kingdra does well above average damage for only one Water Energy card.  I think this card would work best in a deck that spreads damage around, that way you could always use Brine when attacking and be able to attack every Pokemon in play.  Aqua Patch is a Trainer card you may find useful to use with this card since you're going to have to discard Energy if you use Tornado Shot.  I could see putting 2 or 3 Water Energy cards on Kingdra, discarding them with Tornado Shot, then getting them back in one turn, attaching them to your Benched Water type Pokemon with Aqua Patch.

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 Burning Shadows set.  Like I mentioned above, other than just taking awhile to get set up, since it is a Stage 2 card, this card is very good overall, with two quick moves that both do at least 90 damage.  Altogether I would give this line a 3 out of 5 rating, you can certainly start the game with Horsea in the Active Pokemon spot, attack different Benched Pokemon, and by the time you get to Kingdra be able to do 90 damage to many different Pokemon.

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Seadra -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Seadra Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Seadra from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card set.  Seadra is a Stage 1, Water type Pokemon card, with a HP of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  This card does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that Seadra has is called Water Arrow, for one Water Energy card, this move does 30 damage to one of your opponent's Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Seadra is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Horsea into play (I reviewed Horsea from this set yesterday) and then evolve Horsea into Seadra.  Horsea does have a Stage 2 evolution in Kingdra, 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 Seadra is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read my review of Horsea, you'll know that I thought that card was an average to slightly below average Basic Pokemon card.  The card had a solid HP, could attack for only one Energy, and had a low retreat cost, the only thing negative with the card was that it was limited by having only one move that could do a maximum of only 10 damage.  Knowing this about Horsea and looking at this Seadra card, this card is very similar to Horsea, in just having the one move that requires only one Energy card, and this move being able to attack any of your opponent's Pokemon in play, but instead of doing 10 damage 30.  While this card can certainly do more damage than Horsea, as a Stage 1 Pokemon, it is limited by having a low HP, so this is another below average card overall and a line I would shy away from unless Kingdra in this set is excellent.

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 Burning Shadows set.  Although I like that this card can attack quickly and do 30 damage to any Pokemon in play, this card has too low of a HP and is too restricted by having only one move to want me to use in a deck.  Together with Horsea from this set, which is very similar, I would give these two cards a 2 out of 5 rating, the same rating I gave each card individually.

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Horsea -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Horsea Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Horsea from the Burning Shadows set.  Horsea is a Basic, Water type Pokemon card with a HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one 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 Water Arrow, for one Water Energy card, this move does 10 damage to one of your opponent's Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Horsea is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Seadra, and a Stage 2 evolution in Kingdra, 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 Horsea does not have any evolution forms and that it will be used on its own.  On its own, because this card just has one move, it isn't worth using, but as a start to this entire line, it is a great card to use, especially in a deck that benefits from spreading damage around.  I like that Water Arrow doesn't state you have to attack a Benched Pokemon, so all of the 6 potential Pokemon in play are fair game.  Other than having only one move, this card does have a solid HP and low retreat cost, making it pretty average overall.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average to slightly below average Basic Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  Like I mentioned above, it doesn't make any sense using this card on its own because it only has one move, making it extremely limited later in games, but as a start to the Seadra and Kingdra line, this is a great start!

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Alolan Ninetales -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Alolan Ninetales Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Alolan Ninetales from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Alolan Ninetales is a Stage 1, Water type Pokemon card, with a HP of 110. It has a x2 weakness to Metal type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Luminous Barrier is this card's Ability, it says that it prevents all effects of attacks, including damage, done to Alolan Ninetales, by your opponent's Pokemon GX or Pokemon EX.  Besides the Ability, this card has one move called Aurora Beam, for three Energy cards, one Water and two Colorless, this move does 80 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Alolan Ninetales is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Alolan Vulpix into play (I reviewed Alolan Vulpix from this set yesterday) and then evolve Alolan Vulpix into Alolan Ninetales.  If you read yesterday's review of Alolan Vulpix, you'll know that I thought it was below average overall, especially compared to the Alolan Vulpix in the Guardians Rising set, so if you have the choice, definitely use the Guardians Rising one.  Taking a look at this Alolan Ninetales, this is a pretty amazing card to use in a deck, mainly because of its Luminous Barrier Ability.  Because Pokemon GX and EX cards are so popular in today's game, this is an easy way to potentially prevent your opponent from being able to attack at all, plus, if you're using 4 Double Colorless Energy cards in your deck, for two Energy cards, one Water and one Double Colorless Energy, you can do 80 damage per turn.  Add in the fact that this card has a weakness to Metal type Pokemon, which isn't very popular, a low retreat cost, and an above average HP, and there is no reason to not include this card in a Water type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is one of the best Pokemon cards in the Burning Shadows set, and is a card I use in one of my decks for the competitive TCG.  Like I mentioned above, this card has a great HP, awesome Ability, powerful move, and low retreat cost.  The only downside to this card is that its only move does require three Energy cards, so it may be slow on the attack.  But again, if you're looking to stop GX or EX cards, this is a great card to use!  Together with the Alolan Vulpix from this set, I would give the two cards a 4 out of 5 rating, definitely use the Guardians Rising Alolan Vulpix.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Alolan Vulpix -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Alolan Vulpix Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Alolan Vulpix from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Alolan Vulpix is a Basic, Water type Pokemon card with a HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to Metal type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Alolan Vulpix does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move on this card, called Powder Snow, does not require any Energy to use, if you get a heads when flipping a coin, the defending Pokemon is Asleep.  Icy Snow is the name of this card's second move, for two Water Energy cards, this move does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Alolan Vulpix is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Alolan Ninetales, 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, unless you can't do better than 30 damage for two Water Energy cards.  There is an Alolan Vulpix card from the Guardians Rising set that I like much better than this card, it is the same in having an identical HP, weakness, and retreat cost, plus two moves with the same attack costs, except for that card allows you to search your deck for up to 2 Pokemon and put them into your hand and do 20 damage for two Colorless Energy.  So between the two Alolan Vulpix cards out there, the one in Guardians Rising is much better.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Alolan Ninetales this is a below average Basic Pokemon card.  Like I stated above, the main reason I'm giving this card a below average rating is because it is nowhere near as good as the Alolan Vulpix in Guardians Rising, and you need two Water Energy cards to do damage when attacking with this card.  Overall, the card isn't terrible, it does have a solid HP, two moves, and a low retreat cost, but with better options out there, there is no reason to use this card.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Turtonator -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Turtonator Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Turtonator from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Turtonator is a Basic, Fire type Pokemon card with a HP of 130.  Turtonator has a x2 weakness to Water type Pokemon, no resistance type, 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 Flame Cloak, for two Energy cards, one each of Fire and Colorless, this move does 30 damage, plus it allows you to attach a Fire Energy from your discard pile to Turtonator.  This card's second move is called Heat Blast, for three Energy cards, one Fire and Two Colorless, this move does 70 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Turtonator 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 Turtonator.  So knowing this, because this card has such a high retreat cost, you're going to want to make sure you can retreat it before putting it into the Active Pokemon spot, whether that be by using a Trainer like a Float Stone, a Pokemon's Ability, or just straight Energy cards.  You don't want to try and start the game with this card in the Active Pokemon spot and then not being able to get it out of that spot.  Once set up, this card can do a fair amount of damage, but I wish Flame Cloak was able to attach a discarded Energy to a Benched Pokemon instead of Turtonator.  So while this card isn't terrible overall, it isn't one that has to be used in a Fire type deck.  This is the type of card usually found in theme decks, it is a card with a high HP, and two straight-forward, somewhat powerful moves.

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.  Personally, this isn't a card I would use in a deck, but there really isn't anything wrong with it, since it does have a high HP for a Basic Pokemon and it can do up to 70 damage per turn for only two Energy cards if you're using a Double Colorless Energy.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Salazzle GX -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Salazzle GX Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Salazzle GX from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Salazzle GX is a Stage 1, Fire type Pokemon card, with a HP of 200.  It has a x2 weakness to Water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  This card does not have an Ability, but it does have three different moves, two regular moves and one GX move.  The first move on this card is called Diabolical Claws, for two Fire Energy cards this move does 50 damage times each Prize card you've taken.  Heat Blast is this card's second move, for two Fire Energy cards, this move does 110 damage.  The GX move on this card is called Queen's Haze GX, for two Fire Energy cards, this move allows you to discard all Energy from 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 Salazzle card, so you do not need to first play Salazzle and then evolve it into Salazzle GX, instead you can evolve Salandit directly into Salazzle 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.  There is a Salandit card in this set, but it is a Psychic type card, so I will be reviewing it later this month.  Looking at this Salazzle GX card, if you are building a mainly Fire type deck, this card is definitely worth consideration.  I could potentially see using a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family and saving it for the end of the game, therefore allowing you to do major damage with Diabolical Claws.  The two non-GX moves on this card are both pretty good, both quick on the attack too.  So if you're looking for some power in a Fighting type Pokemon card, one that is fairly quick on the attack, this Salazzle card is pretty great.  In my opinion, Salazzle GX's GX move is pretty poor, at least in today's metagame, most Pokemon can attack very quickly, requiring only one or two Energy cards, so discarding an Active Pokemon's Energy won't do much, plus multiple Energy can usually be attached per turn, so they can get set up pretty quickly again.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Stage 1 Pokemon GX card from the Burning Shadows set.  I like how this card is very powerful once set up, but because this card is restricted to only using Fire Energy, there is limited use for it, plus this card's GX move is pretty poor.  Overall, if you're building a Fire type deck, this is a card to try and fit in.

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