Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Krookodile -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Krookodile Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Krookodile from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Krookodile is a Stage 2, Darkness type Pokemon card, with a HP of 150.  It has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Psychic type Pokemon, and a three Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Krookodile does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called False Accusation, for two Colorless Energy cards, this move does 20 damage plus 20 more damage for each card in your opponent's hand.  Krookodile's second move is called Obsidian Fang, for three Energy cards, two Darkness and one Colorless, this move does 120 damage, plus, before doing the damage, all Pokemon Tool cards attached to your opponent's Active Pokemon can be discarded.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Krookodile is a Stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Sandile into play and then evolve it into Krokorok before you can evolve Krokorok into Krookodile, 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 combined were below average.  Although both Sandile and Krokorok had solid HP and a good variety of moves, both cards were somewhat slow on the attack and not that powerful.  So knowing this about Sandile and Krokorok and looking at this Krookodile card, you could use a 1-1-1 line of this Pokemon family, attaching just a single Double Colorless Energy card to Krookodile on the Bench, then when your opponent has a full hand, move Krookodile to the Active Pokemon spot and do major damage.  Of course, if Pokemon Tool cards are something you think your opponent will depend on, certainly put three Energy cards on Krookodile and use Obsidian Fang.

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 Sun and Moon set.  Other than having to wait for a good opportunity to use False Accusation, this card is solid overall, not only can it do major damage, but it can attack fairly quickly.  Altogether, I would give this line a 2 out of 5 rating, it can be considered, but it shouldn't be the main Pokemon line in a deck.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Krokorok -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Krokorok Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Krokorok from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card set.  Krokorok is a Stage 1, Darkness type Pokemon card, with a HP of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Psychic type Pokemon, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Krokorok does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Knock Off, for two Colorless Energy cards this move does 20 damage, and allows you to discard a random card from your opponent's hand.  Krokorok's second move is called Darkness Fang, for three Energy cards, two Darkness and one Colorless, this move does 60 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Krokorok is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Sandile into play (I reviewed Sandile from this set yesterday) and then evolve Sandile into Krokorok.  Sandile does have a Stage 2 evolution in Krookodile, 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 Krokorok is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read my review of Sandile, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon overall.  Even though Sandile had an above average HP and two moves, I gave it a below average rating mainly because it was slow on the attack and when attacking it was under-powered.  So knowing this about Sandile and looking at this Krokorok card, it is similar to its Basic evolution form, in that it has a solid HP, two moves, yet isn't worth using in a deck since it is not that powerful.  Knock Off can be useful for disrupting your opponent's strategy and if you're playing 4 Double Colorless Energy cards it can be used for only one Energy card, but Darkness Fang only does average damage and isn't worth the three Energy cards needed to attack on a Stage 1 card.

Pokemon Card Rating:  
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average to slightly below average Stage 1 Pokemon card overall.  This card really doesn't have any negatives but it just isn't that great overall.  It is somewhat slow on the attack and can't do more than average damage.  Together with Sandile from this set, I would give the two cards a 2 out of 5 rating, look elsewhere for some Darkness type Pokemon to use in your deck.

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Sandile -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Sandile Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Sandile from the Sun and Moon set.  Sandile is a Basic, Darkness type Pokemon card with a HP of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Psychic type Pokemon, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Sandile does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Gnaw, for two Colorless Energy cards, this move does 20 damage.  Sandile's second move is called Crunch, for three Energy cards, two Darkness and one Colorless, this move does 30 damage, plus if you get a heads when flipping a coin, you're able to discard an Energy card from your opponent's Active Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Sandile is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Krokorok, and a Stage 2 evolution in Krookodile, 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 Sandile does not have any evolution forms and that it will be used on its own.  On its own, the only way you'll want to use this card is if you're building a deck that will be using 4 Double Colorless Energy cards, that way, you can use Gnaw the first turn of the game and do 20 damage a turn.  If you aren't using a full line of Double Colorless Energy or aren't using the Evolution forms of Sandile, I would discourage you from using this card.  Even though it does have an above average HP and two moves, Crunch is below average overall, and the card is somewhat slow on the attack.

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 Sun and Moon set.  Like I mentioned above, this card does have some positives about it, I like its somewhat high HP, and the fact it has two moves.  But I think this card would work better sitting on the Bench and evolving it there into Krokorok and then into Krookodile.

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Sharpedo -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Sharpedo Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Sharpedo from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Sharpedo is a Stage 1, Darkness type Pokemon card, with a HP of 110. It has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Psychic type Pokemon, and a free retreat cost.  Sharpedo's Ability is called Rough Skin and says that if Sharpedo is your Active Pokemon and is attacked by one of your opponent's Pokemon, put 3 damage counters on that attacking Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, Sharpedo has one move called Aqua Impact, for three Energy cards, one Darkness and two Colorless, this move does 60 damage plus 20 more damage for each Colorless Energy card in your opponent's Active Pokemon's retreat cost.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Sharpedo is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Carvanha into play (I reviewed Carvanha from this set yesterday) and then evolve Carvanha into Sharpedo.  If you read yesterday's review of Carvanha, you'll know that I thought it was a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card overall, it had a solid HP, a low retreat cost, and two moves.  It was very effective in discarding Pokemon Tool cards, but it was a little slow on the attack when trying to do damage.  So knowing this about Carvanha from this set and looking at this Sharpedo card, the key with this entire line is to utilize Aqua Impact's additional damage, so you can set this card up on the Bench and when the defending Pokemon has 3 or more Energy cards for its retreat cost, I would move Sharpedo into the Active Pokemon spot and do 120 or more damage a turn.  Another strategy with this line would be to get Sharpedo into play as soon as possible, and use its Ability to do 30 damage a turn to an attacking Pokemon while you either set up your Benched Pokemon or set up Sharpedo to use Aqua Impact.  This card can certainly take a fair amount of damage, with its Ability and the fact it has a free retreat cost.

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 Sun and Moon set.  Other than not having a move that is real quick to use, this card has a great HP, a great Ability, and a potentially great move, so it is definitely worth a look when building a Darkness type deck.  Together with Carvanha from this set, which I gave a 2 out of 5 rating, I would give these two cards a 3 out of 5 rating.

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Carvanha -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Carvanha Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Carvanha from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Carvanha is a Basic, Darkness type Pokemon card with a HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Psychic type Pokemon, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Carvanha does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Gnaw Through, for one Colorless Energy card this move allows you to discard all Pokemon Tool cards from your opponent's Active Pokemon.  Carvanha's second move is called Bite, for two Energy cards, one each of Darkness and Colorless, this move does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Carvanha is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Sharpedo, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So, on its own, unless you're sure your opponent is going to be using a lot of Tool cards on their Active Pokemon, I would probably pass on using this card.  Carvanha does have an above average HP, a low retreat cost, and Bite does do average damage, but for a starter type Pokemon like this card should be, you want to be able to attack and do damage for only one Energy card.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Sharpedo, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card overall.  Like I mentioned above, this card does have some positive things going for it, it has two moves, a low retreat cost, and a solid HP, but unless you specifically need something to discard Tool cards, look elsewhere for a Basic, Darkness type Pokemon to use in a deck.

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Umbreon GX -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Umbreon GX Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Umbreon GX from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Umbreon GX is a Stage 1, Darkness type Pokemon card, with a HP of 200.  It has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Psychic type Pokemon, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Umbreon GX does not have an Ability but it does have three moves.  The first move that this card has is called Strafe, for one Darkness Energy card, this move does 30 damage, plus the move allows you to switch one of your Benched Pokemon with Umbreon GX.  The next move that this card has is called Shadow Bullet, for three Energy cards, one Darkness and two Colorless, this move does 90 damage, plus it does 30 damage to one of your opponent's Benched Pokemon.  Umbreon GX's GX move is called Dark Call GX, for two Energy cards, one each of Darkness and Colorless, this move allows you to discard two Energy cards from your opponent's 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 Umbreon card, so you do not need to first play Umbreon and then evolve it into Umbreon GX, instead you can evolve Eevee directly into Umbreon 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 an Eevee card in this set that you could use with Umbreon GX, but I have not reviewed it yet since it is a Colorless type Pokemon.  There are two different reasons to use this Umbreon GX card in a deck, the first would be to include it in a spread attack type deck, and use Shadow Bullet in the Active Pokemon spot, not only does this move do above average damage, but it does 30 damage to one of your opponent's Benched Pokemon.  If you first get a Pokemon in the Active Pokemon spot that consistently hits all Benched Pokemon with damage, Shadow Bullet may knock out up to two Pokemon every time it is used.  The other reason to use this card would be for its GX move, although you can only Dark Call GX once, removing two Energy cards from any of your opponent's Pokemon can be quite influential in the strategy of the game, and may give you time to either defend yourself while that Pokemon can't attack, or switch that Pokemon into the Active Pokemon spot and defeat it.  Overall, this Umbreon GX card, while not amazing, has a lot going for it, and 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 1 Pokemon GX from the Sun and Moon set.  Like I mentioned above, I do like the fact that this card has three moves on it, with each move doing a little something different.  So, if you're building a Darkness type deck, or a spread attack type deck, I would recommend at least considering this card.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Alolan Persian -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Alolan Persian Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Alolan Persian from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Alolan Persian is a Stage 1, Darkness type Pokemon card, with a HP of 90. It has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Psychic type Pokemon, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Alolan Persian does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Taunt, for zero Energy cards, this move allows you to switch one of your opponent's Benched Pokemon with their Active one.  Alolan Persian's second move is called Claw Rend, for one Darkness Energy card this move does 30 damage plus 30 more damage if the Defending Pokemon had damage on it previously.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Alolan Persian is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Alolan Meowth into play (I reviewed Alolan Meowth from this set yesterday) and then evolve Alolan Meowth into Alolan Persian.  If you read yesterday's review of Alolan Meowth you'll know that I thought that card was average overall.  Despite only having one move, I thought Alolan Meowth was average overall because it had an above average HP, and could do up to 30 damage per turn without using any Energy cards.  So, you could either use Alolan Meowth as a starter type Pokemon and evolve it into Alolan Persian, or, the strategy I would recommend would be to use this card in a spread attack type deck, spread damage around first before playing Alolan Persian, then, for only one Energy card, Claw Rend should be able to do 60 damage every turn since damage has already been spread around.  I do like the combination of moves on Alolan Persian, they work well together.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average to slightly above average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Sun and Moon set.  This card works really well in a spread attack type deck, yet the combination of Alolan Meowth and Alolan Persian, should work well in almost any deck out there that has a few Darkness type Energy cards in it.  Together with Alolan Meowth, I would give this line a 4 out of 5 rating, it is one worth considering.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Alolan Meowth -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Alolan Meowth Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Alolan Meowth from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Alolan Meowth is a Basic, Darkness type Pokemon card with a HP of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to Darkness type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Psychic type Pokemon, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Alolan Meowth does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  Its only move is called Fury Swipes, this move, which requires zero Energy, does 10 damage times the number of heads you get when flipping 3 coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Alolan Meowth is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Alolan Persian, 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.  The first thing to remember is that this is an Alolan Pokemon, so you have to use this card with Alolan Persian.  Secondly, because this card doesn't require any Energy to attack, it can fit into any deck, and would make a perfect starter type Pokemon since it can attack so quickly, and has the potential to do a fair amount of damage.  So, ideally, you could put up to four of these in a deck, and if you're using Trick Coin Trainer cards, that would make this card even better because you get two shots at getting as many heads as possible with 3 coin flips.  I thought Alolan Rattata from this set was average, and that card had a very low HP, whereas this card is actually above average HP wise.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Alolan Persian, this is an average Basic Pokemon card.  Like I stated above, I really like how this card doesn't require any Energy to attack, allowing you plenty of time to set up your Benched Pokemon while doing up to 30 damage per turn with Fury Swipes.  This is an excellent start to the Alolan Persian line, which I'll be looking at in total tomorrow.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Alolan Raticate -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Alolan Raticate Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Alolan Raticate from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Alolan Raticate is a Stage 1, Darkness type Pokemon card, with a HP of 120. It has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Psychic type Pokemon, and a three Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Alolan Raticate does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Evil Orders, for two Colorless Energy cards this move allows you to search your deck for a number of cards up to the number of your Benched Pokemon and put them into your hand.  Alolan Raticate's second move is called Endeavor, for three Energy cards, one Darkness and two Colorless, this move does 60 damage plus 30 more damage for each heads you get when you flip two coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Alolan Raticate is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Alolan Rattata into play (I reviewed Alolan Rattata from this set yesterday) and then evolve Alolan Rattata into Alolan Raticate.  If you read yesterday's review of Alolan Rattata you'll know that I thought that card was average overall.  Despite having a very low HP, 40, it could do 20 damage a turn with no Energy cards attached to it and it had a free retreat cost, I recommended using that card as a starter type Pokemon in any type deck.  So knowing this about Alolan Rattata and looking at Alolan Raticate, you could certainly start with Alolan Rattata in the Active Pokemon spot, then evolve it into Alolan Raticate and start using Endeavor, potentially doing 120 damage a turn for only three Energy cards.  Another strategy would be to utilize Alolan Raticate's Evil Orders move by putting one Double Colorless Energy card on this card and finding all of the Energy, Pokemon, or Trainer cards you need in your deck very quickly.  Overall, this line has some potential and should definitely be considered when deck building, especially if you have some Darkness type Energy in your deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average, yet solid Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Sun and Moon set.  Although this card is very slow to do damage when attacking, when it does attack it can do major damage, plus, this card's first move can take the place of several Trainer cards at once.  Together with Alolan Rattata, which I gave a 3 rating, both cards get a 3 out of 5 rating from me.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Alolan Rattata -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Alolan Rattata Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Alolan Rattata from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Alolan Rattata is a Basic, Darkness type Pokemon card with a HP of 40.  It has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Psychic type Pokemon, and a free retreat cost.  Alolan Rattata does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  Its only move is called Gnaw, this move doesn't require any Energy to attack, and it does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Alolan Rattata is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Alolan Raticate, 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.  The first thing to remember is that this is an Alolan Pokemon, so you have to use this card with Alolan Raticate.  Secondly, the only way to play this card would be as a starter type Pokemon, because of its low HP, ideally you'd start it in the Active Pokemon spot, do 20 damage for zero Energy, then retreat it a turn or two later.  So, if you're playing a quick attacking deck, and are comfortable with a lower HP Pokemon, this card will work in almost any type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Alolan Raticate, this is an average Basic Pokemon card.  Although this card has quite the low HP, considering the fact it has a free retreat cost and a free attack cost, this card can be useful in a deck, and can help you not only attack faster, but allow you to set up your Benched Pokemon without wasting Energy on Alolan Rattata.

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Palossand -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Palossand Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Palossand from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Palossand is a Stage 1, Fighting type Pokemon card, with a HP of 130. It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Palossand's Ability is called Wall of Sand and it says that any damage done to Palossand by attacks is reduced by 20.  Besides the Ability, Palossand only has one move called Absorb Vitality, for four Energy cards, one Fighting and three Colorless, this move does 50 damage, plus you may heal from Palossand the same amount of damage Absorb Vitality did to the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Palossand is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Sandygast into play (I reviewed Sandygast from this set yesterday) and then evolve Sandygast into Palossand.  If you read yesterday's review of Sandygast, you'll know that I thought it was a well below average Basic Pokemon card.  Although the card had a good HP and two moves, neither move it had was above average and its retreat cost was really high.  So knowing this about Sandygast and looking at this Palossand card, the only way I would use this line in a deck is if your deck is all about defense, you could then set up Palossand on the Bench, and continuously reduce damage from Palossand with its Ability and move.  If you're not about this type of strategy, I would definitely pass on this entire line, both Palossand and Sandygast have high retreat costs, and both cards are under-powered.

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 Sun and Moon set.  Although it has some positives on it, like its high HP and the fact its Ability and one move work well together, because the card is so slow to set up and has a high retreat cost, it isn't worth the effort to fit into a deck.  Combined with Sandygast from this set, I would give the two cards a 2 out of 5 rating, there are much better cards out there to use.

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Sandygast -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Sandygast Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Sandygast from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Sandygast is a Basic, Fighting type Pokemon card with a HP of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Sandygast does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  Shore Up is the first move that Sandygast has, this move requires one Colorless Energy card to use and allows you to attach a Fighting Energy card from your discard pile to Sandygast.  Sandygast's second move is called Sand Tomb, for three Energy cards, two Colorless and one Fighting, this move does 30 damage and makes your opponent unable to retreat during its next turn.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Sandygast is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Palossand, 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 really isn't a reason to use this card in a deck.  Besides having a high HP, there isn't anything else good on this card.  It is slow to get set up for doing damage when attacking and its high retreat cost is a pain if you're forced to put it into the Active Pokemon spot early.  Essentially, the only reason you'd use this card in a deck is if you're forced to use it to get to Palossand.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Palossand, this is a well below average Basic Pokemon card from the Sun and Moon set.  Like I mentioned above, the only positive on this card is that it has a high HP, but this card can't be used as a Starter type Pokemon since Shore Up won't work with no Energy in the discard pile, and putting three Energy cards on Sandygast to do only 30 damage with Sand Tomb makes little sense.  So if you're building a Fighting type deck, look elsewhere for cards to use.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Passimian -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Passimian Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Passimian from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Passimian is a Basic, Fighting type Pokemon card with a HP of 110.  Passimian has a x2 weakness to Psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Passimian does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Fling, for one Fighting Energy card this move does 30 damage to one of your opponent's Benched Pokemon.  Passimian's second move is called Team Play, and for two Colorless Energy cards, this move does 10 damage plus 30 more damage for each of your Benched Passimian.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Passimian 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 Passimian.  So knowing this, I could definitely see using a set of 4 Passimian in a Fighting type or a spread attack type deck, you could then try and use it as a starter type Pokemon, doing 30 damage to one of your opponent's Pokemon for only one Energy card, then put the other Passimian on the Bench and allowing Team Play to do up to 100 damage per turn for only one Double Colorless Energy card.  So again, if you're looking for a solid, Basic Pokemon for a Fighting type deck, I would recommend this card.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion this is an above average Basic Pokemon card from the Sun and Moon set.  Passimian has an above average HP, two solid moves, and a low retreat cost, making this card a definite consideration when deck building.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Crabrawler -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Crabrawler Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Crabrawler from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Crabrawler is a Basic, Fighting 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.  Crabrawler does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  Crabrawler's first move is called Punch, for two Colorless Energy cards this move does 20 damage.  Crabhammer is the second move that this card has it does 40 damage for three Energy cards, two Colorless and one Fighting.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Crabrawler is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Crabominable, which I reviewed from this set previously, since it is a Water type Pokemon, I can summarize the two cards at the end of this section.  Looking at Crabrawler on its own, even though it has an above average HP and two moves, I wouldn't use it as a starter type Pokemon because it is slower on the attack, unless you're using a Double Colorless Energy card, plus its Crabhammer move does well below average damage for the amount of Energy required.  Because of this, and knowing that Crabominable from this set required Water type Energy cards to attack, and is slow on the attack.  I would again, recommend this entire line as a whole, but would set up the line on the Bench, therefore never moving Crabrawler to the active Pokemon spot.  Crabominable can both do major damage and spread damage around with its moves, so I would recommend this line for a Water type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Crabominable, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card, like I mentioned above, this card has a good HP but its retreat cost is fairly high and it is slow to set up.  Combined with Crabominable from this set, which I gave a 4 out of 5 rating, I would give these two Pokemon combined that same 4 rating, I think Crabominable is that good and is worth using in a spread attack type deck.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Gigalith -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Gigalith Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gigalith from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Gigalith is a Stage 2, Fighting type Pokemon card, with a HP of 160.  It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Gigalith does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Rock Artillery, for two Energy cards, one each of Fighting and Colorless, this move does 50 damage times the number of Fighting Energy cards discarded from Gigalith when using this move.  Gigalith's second move is called Rock Tumble, for four Energy cards, two each of Fighting and Colorless, this move does 120 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Gigalith is a Stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Roggenrola into play and then evolve it into Boldore before you can evolve Boldore into Gigalith, 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 below average overall.  Although both Pokemon had above average HP, and could do a fair amount of damage when attacking, both Pokemon are slow on the attack, and both Pokemon have really high retreat costs, making them unusable on their own.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at Gigalith, this Pokemon is similar to those two Pokemon in that it has a solid HP, can do major damage when attacking, but has a high retreat cost and a high attack cost.  Ideally, if you could figure out a quick way to attach Fighting type Pokemon from either your discard pile, hand, or another one of your Pokemon to Gigalith, you could then do major damage every turn with Rock Artillery, otherwise you'll have to be really patient and do 120 damage a turn for four Energy cards.  So, while Rock Tumble does do major damage, because Gigalith is a Stage 2 Pokemon, and the move itself takes awhile to set up, I would probably pass on using this line in a deck.

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 Sun and Moon set.  This card has a solid HP, and two moves that both can do major damage, but because every Pokemon in this line requires both a large number of Energy cards to retreat and attack, I think this line is best avoided when deck building, I can't give the entire line anything higher than a 2 out of 5 rating.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Boldore -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Boldore Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Boldore from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card set.  Boldore is a Stage 1, Fighting type Pokemon card, with a HP of 110.  It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Boldore does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Headbutt, for two Energy cards, one each of Fighting and Colorless, this move does 30 damage.  Boldore's second move is called Rock Hurl, for three Energy cards, two Colorless and one Fighting, this move does 50 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Boldore is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Roggenrola into play (I reviewed Roggenrola from this set yesterday) and then evolve Roggenrola into Boldore.  Roggenrola does have a Stage 2 evolution in Gigalith, 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 Boldore is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read my review of Roggenrola, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon overall.  Similar to this Boldore card, Roggenrola had an above average HP, but a high retreat cost, plus only an average move.  So knowing this about Roggenrola and looking at this Boldore card, I would not recommend using either of these Pokemon in a deck without Gigalith.  The main reason for not wanting to use Boldore would be its extremely high retreat cost, after that it would be the fact it is slow on the attack, and neither move it has is above average.

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 Sun and Moon set.  This card does have an above average HP and two moves, but neither move is very good, and Boldore has a much higher retreat cost than attack cost.  So when looking at both Roggenrola and Boldore from this set, I would give the two Pokemon a 1 out of 5 rating, pass on this line.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Roggenrola -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Roggenrola Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Roggenrola from the Sun and Moon set.  Roggenrola is a Basic, Fighting type Pokemon card with a HP of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Roggenrola does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Smack Down.  For two Energy cards, one each of Fighting and Colorless, Smack Down does 20 damage plus 50 more damage if the defending Pokemon is resistant to Fighting type Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Roggenrola is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Boldore, and a Stage 2 evolution in Gigalith, 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 Roggenrola does not have any evolution forms and that it will be used on its own.  On its own, this card shouldn't be used in a deck, the main reason being it can't attack quickly, and the second reason being that the retreat cost on Roggenrola is higher than its attack cost.  Really, the only strategy with this card would be to set it up on the Bench and only use it against a Pokemon resistant to Fighting type Pokemon so it can do 70 damage a turn instead of 20.

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 Sun and Moon set.  Although this card does have a solid HP and can do major damage when attacking, because it is slow on the attack and has a high retreat cost, the card should not be used on its own.  This card works much better when kept on the Bench and evolved there.

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Hariyama -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Hariyama Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Hariyama from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Hariyama is a Stage 1, Fighting type Pokemon card, with a HP of 130. It has a x2 weakness to Psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Hariyama does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Push Out, for three Energy cards, one Fighting and two Colorless, this move does 60 damage, plus it forces your opponent to switch out their Active Pokemon with one of their Benched Pokemon.  Hariyama's second move is called Megaton Slap Push, for four Energy cards, one Fighting and three Colorless, this move does 130 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Hariyama is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Makuhita into play (I reviewed Makuhita from this set yesterday) and then evolve Makuhita into Hariyama.  If you read yesterday's review of Makuhita, you'll know that I thought it was an average Basic Pokemon card overall, it had an above average HP, and two moves, both having the potential to do more than average damage.  So it could be used on its own, or a good start to this line.  So knowing this about Makuhita and looking at this Hariyama card, because both of the moves on this card are slow to attack, I would recommend setting up the line on the Bench, therefore only using a 1-1 line of each Pokemon.  Hariyama's Push Out move would work well in a spread attack type deck.  If you're not using this type of deck, I would probably pass on this line altogether since Hariyama has a really high retreat cost, and two high attack cost moves.

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 Sun and Moon set.  This card is solid overall, having an above average HP and two good and powerful moves.  The downfalls to this card would be its high retreat cost and high attack costs.  So, again, if you're building a spread attack type deck I would consider using this line, otherwise, unless you are using 4 Double Colorless Energy cards, I would look elsewhere.  Combined with Makuhita from this set, which I gave a 3 out of 5 rating, I would give both of these cards a 3 out of 5 rating combined.

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Makuhita -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Makuhita Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Makuhita from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Makuhita is a Basic, Fighting 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.  Makuhita does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  Makuhita's first move is called Surprise Attack, for one Fighting Energy card this move does 20 damage, however you must flip a coin when using this move, if you get a tails, the move does nothing.  Makuhita's second move is called Strength, for two Energy cards, one each of Fighting and Colorless, this move does 40 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Makuhita is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Hariyama, 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 looking for above average power from a Basic Pokemon for a Fighting type deck, this card definitely fits the bill.  If you can somehow guarantee 20 damage every turn with Surprise Attack, this card would be much better.  40 damage for two Energy cards is solid and this card is a good lead in to Hariyama, since you can put Makuhita in the Active Pokemon spot, it doesn't have to be evolved on the Bench.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Hariyama, this is an average Basic Pokemon card from the Sun and Moon set.  This card has an above average HP, and two solid moves.  I like that this card is quick on the attack, and is a good Basic Pokemon that evolves into a Stage 1.  So, if you're building a Fighting type deck, this card should definitely be considered.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Lunala GX -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Lunala GX Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Lunala GX from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Lunala GX is a Stage 2, Psychic type Pokemon card, with a HP of 250.  It has a x2 weakness to Darkness type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Fighting type Pokemon, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Lunala GX has an Ability plus two moves.  Its Ability is called Psychic Transfer and says that as often as you'd like during your turn, before your attack, you may move 1 Basic Psychic Energy card from one of your Pokemon to another.  Besides the Ability, Lunala GX has two moves, the first move it has is called Moongeist Beam, for four Psychic Energy cards this move does 120 damage, plus it makes it so that the defending Pokemon can't be healed during your opponent's next turn.  Lunala GX's GX move is called Lunar Fall GX and for three Psychic Energy cards this move allows you to knock out one of your opponent's Basic Pokemon that isn't a Pokemon GX.

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 Lunala card, so if you have Cosmoem in play, you evolve that Pokemon directly into Lunala 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.  Since Lunala GX is a Stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Cosmog into play and then evolve it into Cosmoem before you can evolve Cosmoem into Lunala GX, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last few days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought both cards were well below average, if you plan on using Lunala GX in your deck, evolve the entire line on the Bench.  Cosmog can only draw a card, it can't do damage when attacking, and Cosmoem's only move is a free retreat.  So, if you're building a Psychic type deck, I would highly recommend trying to fit this Pokemon family in the deck, the main reason to use this line is for Lunala GX's Ability, that way, unless a Pokemon is knocked out, you can quickly move Psychic Energy cards from one Pokemon to another therefore requiring less Psychic Energy cards in your deck, and allowing you to use Pokemon that have moves that cost more Energy cards.  Lunala GX is also a great way to defeat a Pokemon EX, since EX cards are Basic Pokemon, the GX move on this card can knock them out in one move.  Moongeist Beam is a solid move, slow on the attack, but does do above average damage, and can be a fall back for you if you've used Lunala GX's GX move already.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average Pokemon GX card from the Sun and Moon set.  Although Cosmog and Cosmoem from this set are very poor, the entire family can be used exclusively on the Bench, and even on the Bench, Lunala GX can have quite the impact on the game.  So again, if you're building a Psychic type deck or need a card to knock out a Pokemon EX in one turn, give this Lunala GX line a look.  Altogether, this line gets a 3 out of 5 rating from me, the Lunala GX definitely carries its weight over the other two cards.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Cosmoem -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Cosmoem Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Cosmoem from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card set.  Cosmoem is a Stage 1, Psychic type Pokemon card, with a HP of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to Psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Cosmoem does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  Its only move is called Teleport, for one Colorless Energy card this move allows you to switch Cosmoem with one of your Benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Cosmoem is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Cosmog into play (I reviewed Cosmog from this set yesterday) and then evolve Cosmog into Cosmoem.  Cosmag does have two Stage 2 evolution forms in Lunala and Solgaleo, which I'll be reviewing in the near future, that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed those cards yet, the strategy below will act like Cosmoem is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read my review of Cosmog, you'll know I thought it was a very poor Basic Pokemon card overall.  Although it had a solid HP, low retreat cost, and could attack for only one Energy card, because its only option was to draw a card, the card could easily be replaced by a Trainer card.  So knowing this about Cosmog and looking at this Cosmoem card, this card is very similar in that it is very limited in what it can do, but this Cosmoem card is even worse, since all you can do is retreat it to the Bench for free.  So with the two Pokemon in this line so far, the only option is to not use the Pokemon at all without Lunala or Solgaleo, and even then, you should keep Cosmog and Cosmoem on the Bench.

Pokemon Card Rating:  
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a very poor Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Sun and Moon set.  The only reason you should use this card in a deck is to get to either Solgaleo or Lunala.  If you aren't using these Stage 2 Pokemon, stay very far away from this line.  Both cards received 1 out of 5 ratings individually, and combined they get the same rating.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Cosmog -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Cosmog Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Cosmog from the Sun and Moon set.  Cosmog is 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.  Cosmog does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Dust Gathering.  This move allows you to draw a card from your deck.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Cosmog is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Cosmoem, and two Stage 2 evolution forms in Lunala and Solgaleo, which I'll be reviewing in the future, 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 Cosmog does not have any evolution forms and that it will be used on its own.  On its own, this card can easily be replaced by a Trainer card, since the only move that Cosmog has is to draw a card.  Ideally, if you're using Lunala or Solgaleo in your deck, you would evolve the line on the Bench, therefore never putting Cosmog into the Active Pokemon spot.  So, unless you can't get any Trainer cards into your allowing you to draw cards, definitely do not use this card in a deck on its own, because if you don't need extra cards in your hand, this move can't do any damage when attacking.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very poor Basic Pokemon card from the Sun and Moon set.  Although Cosmog has a solid HP, low retreat cost, and a decent move, because it only has the one move on the card, and that move can't do any damage at all, this card is poor overall, and shouldn't be used in a deck on its own.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Toxapex -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Toxapex Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Toxapex from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Toxapex is a Stage 1, Psychic type Pokemon card, with a HP of 110. It has a x2 weakness to Psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Toxapex's Ability is called Toxic Spikes and says that whenever your opponent's Active Pokemon retreats, the new Active Pokemon is Poisoned.  Besides the Ability, Toxapex just has one move, this move is called Venoshock and for three Energy cards, one Psychic and two Colorless, this move does 50 damage plus 50 more damage if the defending Pokemon is Poisoned.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Toxapex is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Mareanie into play (I reviewed Mareanie from this set yesterday) and then evolve Mareanie into Toxapex.  If you read yesterday's review of Mareanie, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card overall.  The card was just too limited overall to be even average.  It did have a solid HP, and could Poison the defending Pokemon every time it attacked, but on its own I didn't recommend it.  So knowing this about Mareanie and looking at Toxapex, you could either start the game with Mareanie in the Active Pokemon spot, Poisoning the defending Pokemon, then using Toxapex's Venoshock move and doing 100 damage a turn, or, you could keep this line on the Bench, only utilizing its Ability and Poisoning all new Pokemon to the Active Pokemon spot when a Pokemon is retreated.  Unless you are building a deck with a lot of Pokemon that can inflict the Poisoned Special Condition, I would use this line only for Toxapex's Ability.

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 Sun and Moon set.  Like I mentioned above, this card has an excellent Ability, making it usable only from the Bench.  This card is certainly above average if you can always have the defending Pokemon inflicted with Poison, since Toxapex can then do 100 damage a turn.  Together with Mareanie from this set, because these cards work well together, I would give the two Pokemon a 3 out of 5 rating.

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Mareanie -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Mareanie Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Mareanie from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Mareanie is 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.  Mareanie does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Poison Sting, for one Psychic Energy card this move Poisons the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Mareanie is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Toxapex, 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 looking for a quick attacking starter type Pokemon for your deck, or have a lot of Pokemon that inflict Special Conditions on the opponent, this card is a good fit for that deck.  You could certainly put Mareanie into the Active Pokemon spot to start the game and use Poison Sting, essentially doing 10 damage between every turn, then giving you time to set up your benched Pokemon while no longer having to add additional Energy cards to Mareanie.  While it could be used as a starter type Pokemon, it is limited in that it only has one move, and it can't for sure do damage every turn, meaning, there are better Psychic cards to use if you can.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Toxapex, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card from the Sun and Moon set.  While this card could be used as a starter type Pokemon in a Psychic type deck, it is just too limited to be used heavily, and because of that, I am giving it a below average rating.

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Espeon GX -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Espeon GX Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Espeon GX from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Espeon GX is a Stage 1, Water type Pokemon card, with a HP of 200.  It has a x2 weakness to Psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Espeon GX does not have an Ability but it does have three moves.  The first move that this card has is called Psybeam, for one Psychic Energy card this move does 30 damage and Confuses the defending Pokemon.  Espeon GX's second move is called Psychic and for three Energy cards, one Psychic and two Colorless, this move does 60 damage plus 30 more damage for each Energy card attached to your opponent's Active Pokemon.  Espeon GX's GX move is called Divide GX, for three Energy cards, one Psychic and two Colorless, this move allows you to put 100 damage on your opponent's Pokemon in any way that you'd like.

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 Espeon card, so you do not need to first play Espeon and then evolve it into Espeon GX, instead you can evolve Eevee directly into Espeon 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 an Eevee card in this set that you could use with Espeon GX, but I have not reviewed it yet since it is a Colorless type Pokemon.  Because the opponent would get two prize cards instead of one if Espeon GX is knocked out, I would not move it into the Active Pokemon spot to use Psybeam, instead I would evolve the line on the Bench, getting three Energy cards on it, that way you could either save it until your opponent plays a Pokemon with a lot of Energy cards on it, therefore you could do major damage with Psychic, or you could use its GX move in a spread attack type deck, either knocking out multiple Pokemon at once with 100 damage, or setting up your opponent's Benched Pokemon to be knocked out by another Pokemon in your deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average Pokemon GX from the Sun and Moon set.  Although it isn't quick on the attack, this card has a very high HP, and three moves to use when attacking.  I like how this card can be used to take down a Pokemon with a heavy attack cost, as well as be used in a spread attack type deck.  So, if you're building a Psychic type deck, I would certainly consider using this GX card.

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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Hypno -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Hypno Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Hypno from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Hypno is a Stage 1, Psychic type Pokemon card, with a HP of 110. It has a x2 weakness to Psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Hypno does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Meditate, for two Colorless Energy cards, this move does 20 damage plus 10 more damage for each damage counter on your opponent's Active Pokemon.  Hypno's second move is called Hypnoblast and for three Energy cards, one Psychic and two Colorless, it does 70 damage and puts the defending Pokemon to sleep.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Hypno is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Drowzee into play (I reviewed Drowzee from this set yesterday) and then evolve Drowzee into Hypno.  If you read yesterday's review of Drowzee, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card overall.  I did like how the card had an above average HP, and had two moves, but neither move it had could do that much damage, plus add in the fact it had a higher retreat cost, and I recommended not using it in a deck on its own.  So knowing this about Drowzee and looking at this Hypno card, there are two strategies you could use with this card, the first would be to use this card in a spread attack type deck, therefore when getting Hypno into the Active Pokemon spot, all Pokemon you'll face should have damage on them already, meaning Hypnoblast should do more than 20 damage a turn.  The second strategy would be to quickly get Hypno into the Active Pokemon spot and use Hypnoblast, putting the defending Pokemon to sleep and then setting up your Benched Pokemon.  While both of these strategies make sense for Hypno, this card isn't that spectacular, so just because you're building a Psychic type deck doesn't mean this line should be in 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 Sun and Moon set.  Like I mentioned above, this card has a good HP, and two moves that work well with different strategies.  Combined with Drowzee from this set, which I gave a 2 out of 5 rating, I would give these two Pokemon a combined 3 out of 5 rating.

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Drowzee -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Drowzee Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Drowzee from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Drowzee is a Basic, Psychic type Pokemon card with a HP of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to Psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Drowzee does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Psychic Boom, for one Psychic Energy card this move does 10 damage times the amount of Energy attached to your opponent's Active Pokemon.  Drowzee's second move is called Headbutt, for two Colorless Energy cards this move does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Drowzee is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Hypno, 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 Psychic type deck, this card could certainly be used as a starter type Pokemon in that deck.  You could either use Psychic Boom every time your opponent attaches an Energy card to their active Pokemon, potentially preventing them from setting up that Pokemon, or put a Double Colorless Energy card on Drowzee and use Headbutt every turn.  Although this card is decent in that it has two solid moves, because Psychic Boom may not do damage when used and the fact that Drowzee has a higher retreat cost, this card isn't the best starter type Pokemon to use in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Hypno, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card from the Sun and Moon set.  HP and move wise, this card is solid, and even has potentially to do up to 40 or 50 damage a turn with Psychic Boom, but I would much rather use a Psychic type Pokemon that can for sure do 10 or 20 damage a turn for only one Energy card, so I would look elsewhere when deck building.

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