Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Crustle from the Noble Victories set. This is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 100. Crustle evolves from Dwebble. Crustle has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Crustle doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called X-Scissor which takes two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless and does 20 damage plus 50 more damage if you get a heads when flipping one coin. Crustle's second move is called Reckless Charge which does 80 damage for three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, when using this move Crustle does 10 damage to itself.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, as long as doing 10 damage to yourself won't knock you out I would use Reckless Charge every turn, hoping to knock out at least 1 Pokemon every two turns. However if the defending Pokemon will be knocked out with 20 damage or less you should obviously use X-Scissor instead of Reckless Charge. Since Crustle has a high retreat cost I would keep Crustle in the active Pokemon spot until it is knocked out or find some way to retreat it without having to discard three energy cards. I probably wouldn't use this grass type card in my deck but if I were I would use a 2-1 line of Dwebble and Crustle.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. This card has a high hp, and can do some major damage but overall it is still average, I especially don't like that it has a three colorless energy card retreat cost, and even though Crustle's hp is 10 more than average on a stage 1 card, it really isn't that high since Reckless Charge does damage to Crustle.
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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Crustle from the Noble Victories set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Amoonguss from the same set.