Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Boldore from the Emerging Powers Pokemon Card Set. This is the second 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 Headbutt and for two colorless energy cards it does 30 damage. Boldore's second move is called Hard Crash which takes three energy cards, two colorless and one fighing and does 60 damage plus 20 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin, otherwise this move does 60 damage to the defending Pokemon and 20 damage to Boldore.
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 Hard Crash every turn since it can do 60 damage instead of 30 damage with Headbutt, however if you can knock the defending Pokemon out with 30 damage or less, make sure to use Headbutt because with Hard Crash you may end up doing damage to yourself when you don't need to. But like I said earlier, I would keep this card on the bench until I can evolve it into Gigalith. Since Gigalith is so powerful, I would recommend using a 4-3-2 line of Roggenrola, Boldore, and Gigalith, and basing a fighting type deck around this Pokemon line.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. This card is almost identical to the other Boldore card from this set, same hp, same retreat cost, and quite similar moves, this card is a bit quicker but may end up damaging itself or do the same amount of damage as yesterday's card. Because these two cards are so similar, I would probably use 2 of yesterday's card and 1 of today's card in a deck.
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