Monday, April 24, 2017

Bruxish -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Bruxish Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Bruxish from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Bruxish is a Basic, Water type Pokemon card with a HP of 110.  Bruxish has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Bruxish does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Vivid Charge, for one Colorless Energy card this move allows you to search your deck for up to 3 Basic Energy cards and put them into your hand.  Bruxish's second move is called Psychic Fangs and for three Energy cards, two Water and one Colorless, this move does 90 damage.

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, there are really two ways you could play this card in a deck.  The first is to use it as a starter type Pokemon, putting one Energy card on Bruxish and using Vivid Charge a couple of turns to get Energy cards into your hand, therefore making sure you can attach at least one Energy card per turn to your Pokemon.  The other strategy with this card would be to set it up on the Bench, therefore when moved to the active Pokemon spot, it can do 90 damage a turn every turn with Psychic Fangs.  The only downside to this card is that it does take awhile to actually do damage when attacking, and although 110 HP is high for a Basic Pokemon, usually with a Pokemon that requires three Energy cards to attack, you want an even higher HP than that.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion this is an average Basic Pokemon card from the Sun and Moon set.  This card is certainly worth a look in Water type decks or in decks where lots of Energy cards are needed in a player's hand.  So I could certainly using one or two of these in a deck.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Pyukumuku -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Pyukumuku Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Pyukumuku from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Pyukumuku is a Basic, Water type Pokemon card with a HP of 60.  Pyukumuku has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Pyukumuku's Ability is called Innards Out and says that if this Pokemon is your Active Pokemon and is knocked out by damage from an opponent's attack, put 6 damage counters on the attacking Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, Pyukumuku just has one move called Continuous Tumble, for one Water Energy card, this move does 30 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip a coin until you get tails.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Pyukumuku 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 Pyukumuku.  So knowing this, unless you usually test your luck with coin flip based moves, or always use 4 Trick Coin Trainer cards in your decks, the only reason to use this card is for its Ability.  Innards Out is a completely defensive Ability, this Ability may work well if you have a Pokemon that does damage to one of your own Pokemon when attacking, that way you can put all of the damage on Pyukumuku and then move it to the active Pokemon spot having the defending Pokemon knock Pyukumuku out and then having that Pokemon take 60 damage.  You also could potentially put this card in the active Pokemon spot so that it prevents your opponent from attacking, knowing that they'll receive 60 damage if they knock out Pyukumuku, therefore giving your Bench time to be set up.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion this is a below average Basic Pokemon card from the Sun and Moon set.  I personally think this card's Ability has some potential to it, but if you have to use this card in the Active Pokemon spot, you only have a 50/50 chance of doing damage, but if you do damage with this card it is above average.  Because of the risk both Pyukumuku's Ability and only move have, this card is below average overall.

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Araquanid -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Araquanid Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Araquanid from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Araquanid is a Stage 1, Water type Pokemon card, with a HP of 100. It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Araquanid's Ability is called Water Bubble and says that all attacks from Fire type Pokemon are prevented.  Besides the Ability, Araquanid has one move called Aqua Edge, which for three Energy cards, two Colorless and one Water, does 70 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Araquanid is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Dewpider into play (I reviewed Dewpider from this set yesterday) and then evolve Dewpider into Araquanid.  If you read yesterday's review of Dewpider, you'll know that I thought it was an average Basic Pokemon card overall.  It as limited in that it only had one move that could do 10 damage, but I did like that it also had the potential to inflict a Special Condition on the defending Pokemon.  So knowing this about Dewpider and looking at Araquanid, I would recommend setting this entire line up on the Bench.  I would suggest doing this because Aqua Edge requires three Energy cards to attack, so you don't want to evolve Dewpider and not be able to attack right away.  Plus, if you're building a Water type deck, you may want to include a 1-1 line of this family, just so you can put Araquanid into the active Pokemon spot if you're facing a heavy Fire type deck, therefore preventing them from attacking.

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.  Other than being a little slower on the attack, this card is solid overall.  I like that it does above average damage with Aqua Edge, and the fact it practically eliminates any effectiveness from Fire type Pokemon being used by your opponent.  Together with Dewpider from this set, I would give the two cards a 3 out of 5 rating, the same rating I gave the cards individually.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Dewpider -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Dewpider Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Dewpider from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Dewpider 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.  Dewpider does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  Its only move is called Bubble, for one Water Energy card this move does 10 damage, plus it Paralyzes the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when flipping a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Dewpider is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Araquanid, 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, since this card has a move that can do damage for one Energy card, it is worth considering for a starter type Pokemon in a Water type deck.  I like that this card has the potential to Paralyze the defending Pokemon, therefore making it unable to attack and giving you more time to set up your Benched Pokemon.  So, while this isn't the greatest Water type Pokemon out there, this card definitely merits some consideration when deck building.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Araquanid, this is an average Basic Pokemon card.  Other than only being able to do 10 damage total with its move, this card has a solid HP, low retreat cost, and has the potential to inflict a special condition.  Because of its ability to Paralyze, this card could be effective later in games if you flip a heads when using its move.  So like I mentioned above, this card should be considered when deck building.

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