Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Galvantula -- Emerging Powers Pokemon Card Review

Galvantula Emerging Powers Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Galvantula from the Emerging Powers Pokemon Card Set.  This is a stage 1, electric type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a free retreat cost.  Galvantula doesn't have an Ability, but it does have two moves, the first move is called Gnaw and for one colorless energy card it does 20 damage.  Galvantula's second move is called Stun Needle, and for two energy cards, one each of electric and colorless, it does 30 damage and paralyzes the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when you flip a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, this isn't the greatest stage 1 Pokemon card around, but it does have a free retreat cost so I would look to incorporate this card into a deck built around free retreat cost.  Galvantula is fairly fast so once you get an energy card or two on it you can do up to 30 damage and then retreat it soon after if you need to without giving up any energy cards.  I would try and use Stun Needle every turn and hope to get lucky and gets heads every turn as well.  Since Galvantula is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you're going to need Joltik in your deck if you want to play Galvantula, so I would recommend using a 2-1 line of Joltik and Galvantula.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  This card is a below average, stage 1 Pokemon card, the only thing preventing me from giving this card a 1 out of 5 is that it has a free retreat cost.  Other than that, Galvantula has two weak moves, and a low hp, so more than likely this card is going to get knocked out quite fast and not be able to do much damage along the way.

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