Saturday, August 19, 2017

Gothita -- Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Review

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

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

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average Basic Pokemon card from the Guardians Rising set.  Other than being limited by only having one move and only being able to do a maximum of 10 damage per turn, this card is very solid.  It has an average HP, low retreat cost, and I like the fact it can attack very quickly, and do damage to any of your opponent's Pokemon.  This card will make a solid starter type Pokemon in a Psychic or spread attack type deck.

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Garbodor -- Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Review

Garbodor Guardians Rising Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Garbodor from the Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Set.  Garbodor 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 three Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Garbodor does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move on this card is called Trashalanche, for one Psychic Energy card this move does 20 damage times the number of Item cards in your opponent's discard pile.  Acid Spray is the name of this card's second move, for three Energy cards, one Psychic and two Colorless, this move does 70 damage, plus, you're able to discard an Energy attached to your opponent's Active Pokemon if you get a heads when flipping a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Garbodor is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Trubbish into play (I reviewed Trubbish from this set yesterday) and then evolve Trubbish into Garbodor.  If you read yesterday's review of Trubbish, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card overall.  The card did have a solid HP and two moves, but it also had a high retreat cost, was under-powered when trying to damage when attacking, and was slow on the attack to do damage.  If paired with Garbodor from this set, its Stomp Off move could help since it may discard an Item card from your opponent's deck, giving Garbodor more power with Trashalanche.  The best strategy with this Pokemon line would be to evolve the line on the Bench and wait for your opponent to discard Item cards, most competitive decks in the TCG right now use tons of Item cards, so if you wait long enough, the only move you'll want to use on Garbodor is Trashalanche, it could easily do well over 100 damage for one Energy card.  Trainer cards like the Field Blower which allows you to discard up to 2 Item cards in play, also helps Garbodor's move.  I would not recommend using Garbodor for its Acid Spray move, although it does do above average damage, I would rather just use the one Energy on this card and potentially do more damage.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an excellent Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Guardians Rising set, and easily the best rare card in the set.  Because of how prevalent Item cards are in the current meta game, Garbodor is extremely powerful, plus it is quick on the attack.  Combined with Trubbish from this set, I would give the two cards a 4 out of 5 rating, if you play the TCG, definitely consider building a deck around this line.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Trubbish -- Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Review

Trubbish Guardians Rising Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Trubbish from the Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Set.  Trubbish 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.  Trubbish does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move on this card is called Stomp Off, for one Psychic Energy card this move allows you to discard the top card of your opponent's deck.  Drool is this card's second move, for three Energy cards, one Psychic and two Colorless, this move does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Trubbish is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Garbodor, 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 think discarding a card from your opponent's deck each turn is going to be a winning strategy for you, I would either use this entire line together or leave out Trubbish from your deck.  Although this card does have two moves and an above average HP, Drool does well below average damage and this card has a higher retreat cost than the attack cost of its first move.  So although this card wouldn't be terrible to use on its own, I cannot recommend using it in a deck on its own.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Garbodor, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card overall.  This card does have a solid HP and two moves, however, neither move on this card is that great, and really it is a card that should be kept on the Bench while you're trying to get Garbodor into your hand.  So again, I do not recommend using this card on its own.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Slowbro -- Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Review

Slowbro Guardians Rising Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Slowbro from the Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Set.  Slowbro 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.  Slowbro does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move on this card is called Amnesia, for one Colorless Energy card this move does 20 damage, plus it makes your opponent's Active Pokemon unable to use one of their moves during their next turn, the move is of your choosing.  Facade is the name of the second move on this card, for three Energy cards, one Psychic and two Colorless, this move does 50 damage plus 80 more damage if the defending Pokemon is either Burned or Poisoned.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Slowbro is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Slowpoke into play (I reviewed Slowpoke from this set yesterday) and then evolve Slowpoke into Slowbro.  If you read yesterday's review of Slowpoke, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card overall.  Although it could do damage when attacking for only one Energy card, its second move was underwhelming, and with a high retreat cost, it couldn't be used as a starter type Pokemon.  Knowing this about Slowpoke, and also knowing Slowking is available in the Burning Shadows set, this card is similar to Slowpoke in that it has two moves, but a very high retreat cost, so if you do use this line in a deck, you're going to want to figure out a way to retreat these Pokemon for free, with either a Trainer or Ability.  Potentially, you could keep Slowbro set up on the Bench, then switch it into the Active Pokemon spot to prevent a powerful Pokemon's attack, like a GX move, or a move on an EX card, other than that, you could switch it back and forth with a card that Burns or Poisons the defending Pokemon so you could do 130 damage a turn every turn with Facade.

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 overall.  Other than having a high HP, this card is average overall.  It does have an above average HP, and two decent moves, one that is more defensive, in Amnesia, and one that can do major damage in Facade.  Together with Slowpoke from this set, I would give the two cards a 3 out of 5 rating, as long as you can retreat these cards for free, they are worth considering when deck building.

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