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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