Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Drilbur -- Emerging Powers Pokemon Card Review

Drilbur Emerging Powers Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Drilbur from the Emerging Powers Pokemon Card Set.  Drilbur is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to electric type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  There are actually two Drilbur cards in this set, but I'll only be reviewing this one because the other Drilbur card is a common card.  Drilbur doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Hone Claws and for one colorless energy card it allows you to do 30 more damage when you attack with Drilbur the next turn.  Drilbur's second move is called Scratch and for one fighting energy card it does 10 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since this is a basic Pokemon card that has a stage 1 evolution in Excadrill, I would recommend keeping Drilbur on the bench and evolving it into Excadrill before putting it into play, I would do this because Excadrill can do much more damage than Drilbur and it has a higher hp.  There are two Excadrill cards in this set, and I've reviewed both on my blog previously.  If you have to put Drilbur into the active Pokemon spot, I would recommend using Hone Claws the first turn and then Scratch the next turn so you can always do 20 damage per turn, on average.  The only time I wouldn't use Hone Claws before using Scratch would be if the defending Pokemon has 20 damage or less on it, then it doesn't make any sense to use Hone Claws first.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  This is a fairly solid basic Pokemon card, it has a good hp, and can do a fair amount of damage for one energy card, it is a little slow but if you get this card out into the active Pokemon spot early enough you can probably knock out some basic Pokemon cards with this card, and you for sure will if you use Drilbur two turns, do 40 damage, and then move one of the Excadrill cards from your hand onto Drilbur.

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

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