Monday, April 23, 2012

Gurdurr -- Noble Victories Pokemon Card Review

Gurdurr Pokemon Card Noble Victories SetPokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gurdurr from the Noble Victories set. This is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80. Gurdurr has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Gurdurr evolves from Timburr into Conkeldurr and there are two Conkeldurr cards in this set that you can use. Gurdurr doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Strength and for two fighting energy cards it does 30 damage. The second move is called Pummel which takes three energy cards, two colorless and one fighting, and does 40 damage plus 20 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since this is a stage 1 Pokemon card that has a stage 2 evolution I would try to evolve Gurdurr into Conkeldurr as soon as possible and preferably on the bench. However if you have to play Gurdurr in the active Pokemon spot I would use Will-O-Wisp every turn except for the turn before you want to evolve Lampent into Chandelure, I would use whichever move you can afford to use, I would use Strength if you only have two energy cards on Gurdurr and Pummel if you have three energy cards on it. The advantage of evolving Gurdurr on your bench into Conkeldurr is that you can put the great amount of energy cards needed to attack on the card without being attacked, and since Gurdurr does have a low hp for a stage 1 card you'll definitely want to avoid getting attacked before you evolve Gurdurr into Conkeldurr. And both Conkeldurr cards from this set are very good and have high hp so you're definitely better off putting a Conkeldurr into the active Pokemon spot intead of Gurdurr. But even if you have to play Gurdurr a turn or two as long as it doesn't get knocked out it should be okay with some damage on it when you evolve it into Conkeldurr since that Pokemon has at least 140 hp if you use one of the cards from this set.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating. Unfortunately this isn't the greatest stage 1 card in the world but it isn't the worst either. Gurdurr has a lower hp than I would like and its moves aren't that great, neither doing too much damage. Gurdurr is also fairly slow and needs time to be able to attack, so I would recommend using this card as only a means to use Conkeldurr in your deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Gurdurr from the Noble Victories set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Archen from the same set.