Monday, July 9, 2012

Boldore #51/98 -- Emerging Powers Pokemon Card Review

Boldore #51/98 Emerging Powers Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Boldore from the Emerging Powers Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two consecutive Boldore cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Boldore is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Boldore doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Smack Down and for two energy cards, one each of fighting and colorless, it does 20 damage plus 60 more damage if the defending Pokemon has fighting as their resistance.  Boldore's second move is called Power Gem and for four energy cards, two each of colorless and fighting it does 80 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since this is a stage 1 Pokemon card that has a stage 2 evolution in Gigalith, I would recommend keeping Boldore on the bench and evolving it into Gigalith before putting it into play, I would do this because Gigalith can do much more damage than Boldore and it has a higher hp.  There is one Gigalith card in this set, and I've reviewed that card on my blog previously.  If you have to put Boldore into play, I would recommend using Power Gem every turn because it does 80 damage and will knock out almost all Pokemon in two turns or less.  The only thing with this move is that it requires four energy cards so it will take awhile to get that much energy on Boldore, in the mean time if Boldore is in the active Pokemon spot and you don't have four energy cards on it, you'll have no choice but to use Smack Down.  I would probably get four energy cards on Boldore on the bench, four fighting energy cards that is, then evolve it into Gigalith before putting it into the active Pokemon spot, since Gigalith can do 120 damage per turn for four energy cards.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  This is an average stage 1 Pokemon card in my opinion.  It has a good hp, and can do a good amount of damage, but the card is slow and requires a ton of energy to retreat, I would mainly use this card as a way to use Gigalith in my deck.

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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Boldore from the Emerging Powers set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of the second Boldore card from this set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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