Thursday, June 29, 2017

Bellsprout -- Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Review

Bellsprout Guardians Rising Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Bellsprout from the Guardians Rising set.  This is the first card that I've reviewed from the Guardians Rising set.  Bellsprout is a Basic, Grass type Pokemon card with a HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to Fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Bellsprout does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move on this card is called Vine Whip, for two Energy cards, one each of Grass and Colorless, this move does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Bellsprout is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Weepinbell, and a Stage 2 evolution in Victreebel, 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 Bellsprout does not have any evolution forms and that it will be used on its own.  On its own, although this card can do a fair amount of damage with its only move, because the card just has one move, and it requires two Energy cards instead of one to use, I would recommend passing on using this card on its own.  If you want to use this card as a start to this entire Pokemon family, I would recommend using it.

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 Guardians Rising set.  Like I stated above, the main thing making this card slightly below average is its slow attack, other than that, this card has a solid HP, low retreat cost, and very good move.  So again, if you're looking for a starter type Pokemon to use in your deck, I would look elsewhere, but there are plenty of cards out there worse than this Bellsprout.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Oranguru -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Oranguru Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Oranguru from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Oranguru is a Basic, Colorless type Pokemon card with a HP of 120.  Oranguru has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Oranguru's Ability is called Instruct and allows you to once per turn, draw cards until you have 3 cards in your hand.  Besides the Ability, Oranguru just has one move called Psychic, for three Colorless Energy cards, this move does 60 damage plus 20 more damage times the amount of Energy attached to your opponent's Active Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Oranguru 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 Oranguru.  So knowing this, this is a very good card to include in almost any type deck, you only need to use one, you can then store it on your Bench, utilizing its Ability the whole game, and making sure you always have cards in your hand.  Plus, if you put Energy cards on this card, you can do major damage to your opponent's Pokemon that have lots of Energy cards attached to them, or, just having Oranguru on your Bench may prevent or discourage your opponent from attaching lots of Energy cards to their Pokemon.  Overall, I would definitely consider putting one of these in a deck.

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.  Other than being slow to attack and having only one move, this card is solid overall, its Ability can replace Trainer cards in your deck, and the card can fit into any type deck since it only requires Colorless Energy cards to attack, and can always do at least average damage when attacking.  So this is a great card overall, and one worth considering when deck building.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Bewear -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Bewear Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Bewear from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Bewear is a Stage 1, Colorless type Pokemon card, with a HP of 130. It has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Bewear does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  This card's first move is called Bear Hug, for two Colorless Energy cards, this move does 40 damage, plus it makes the defending Pokemon unable to retreat during your opponent's next turn.  Superpower is the name of Bewear's second move, for three Colorless Energy cards this move does 80 damage plus 40 more damage if you do 20 damage to Bewear.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Bewear is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Stufful into play (I reviewed Stufful from this set yesterday) and then evolve Stufful into Bewear.  If you read yesterday's review of Bewear, you'll know that I thought it was a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card overall, although the card had an above average HP and could do 30 damage when attacking, both its attack cost and retreat cost required two Energy cards, so for a Basic Pokemon it was limited in what it could do and was somewhat slow.  So knowing this about Stufful and looking at this Bewear card, this card is also somewhat slow on the attack, so if you'd like to use this line in a deck, it would make more sense to use 1 of each and set them up on the Bench, that way you could move Bewear into the Active Pokemon spot immediately and do 80 plus damage.  This card can fit into any type deck since it requires only Colorless Energy to attack, and can be made quicker if Double Colorless Energy cards are used instead of Basic Energy.

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 slow on the attack, this card is solid overall, with a high HP, and two powerful moves.  Add this line into any deck lacking some power, especially if you're already using 4 Double Colorless Energy cards.  Together with Stufful from this set, I would give these two cards a 3 out of 5 rating.

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Stufful -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Stufful Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Stufful from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Stufful is a Basic, Colorless type Pokemon card with a HP of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Stufful does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  This card's only move is called Tackle, for two Colorless Energy cards, this move does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Stufful is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Bewear, 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, the only way I would recommend using this card in a deck is if you're planning on having 4 Double Colorless Energy cards in your deck, that way, you could try and use Stufful as a starter type Pokemon, be able to attack for only one Special Energy card, doing 30 damage a turn, and only need one Special Energy card to retreat.  If you aren't using Special Energy, although Tackle is a decent move, I would look for a quicker Basic 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 Bewear, this is a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card overall.  Like I mentioned above, this card definitely has some use, however, since it can't attack for only one Basic Energy card, I cannot say this card is average, and it should not be used without using Bewear in your deck.

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