Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Basculin -- Next Destinies Pokemon Card Review

Basculin Next Destinies Pokemon CardPokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Basculin from the Next Destinies set. This is a basic, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 80. Basculin has a x2 weakness to electric type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Basculin doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Bite and for one colorless energy card it does 10 damage. Basculin's second move is called Bared Fangs and for one water energy card this move does 40 damage, however if the Pokemon you are attacking doesn't have any damage on it this move does nothing.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, this card is extremely straight-forward. Since Bared Fangs can only be used when the opponent has damage on their active Pokemon you can only use Bared Fangs then otherwise you'll have to use Bite. I would definitely suggest using this card as a starter Pokemon in your deck, it is fast only requiring 1 energy card and it has a fairly high hp for a basic Pokemon that can do a fair amount of damage. So in my water deck I would include 2 or 3 of these cards and use Bite first and Bared Fangs after that, and if you get this card into the active Pokemon spot right away during the game you should be able to knock out a couple of Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating. For a basic Pokemon that isn't known to be too powerful I really do like this card, like I was saying earlier this card is very fast and would be a great starter card for any water type deck. One thing I would like to mention about this card is its artwork which has numerous Basculin on the card, this is very unusual and you don't see many cards with more than 1 picture of the Pokemon on it.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Basculin from the Next Destinies set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Vanillish from the same set.

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