Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Crustle -- Dark Explorers Pokemon Card Review

Crustle Dark Explorers Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Crustle from the Dark Explorers Pokemon Card Set.  Crustle is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 110.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Crustle does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Cut and for two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, it does 30 damage.  Crustle's second move is called Heavy Bullet which takes three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, and does 70 damage, plus 20 more damage to one of your opponent's benched Pokemon if you get a heads when you flip a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since this card doesn't have an Ability on it, I would recommend using Crustle as soon as you get two energy cards on it, I would preferably use Heavy Bullet every turn but if you only have two energy cards on Crustle you don't have much of a choice.  I would include this card in a dual type deck since it requires mainly colorless energy cards to attack, I would also make sure that there are spread damage type cards in the deck so if you get a heads when you use Heavy Bullet you could possibly knock out one of your opponent's benched Pokemon.  Since Crustle is only a stage 1 Pokemon, I would only have a 2-1 line of Dwebble and Crustle in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating. Even though this card isn't too great, I am still going to give this card an above average rating, I like how it has 20 more hp than most stage 1 Pokemon, and its move that requires three energy cards does 10 more and possibly 30 more damage than most moves that require three energy cards.  The only bad thing about this card is that it is somewhat slow and has a high retreat cost.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Crustle from the Dark Explorers set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Flareon from the same set.

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