Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gothorita from the Emerging Powers Pokemon Card Set. This is the first of two consecutive Gothorita cards I'll be reviewing from this set. Gothorita is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80. It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. This Gothorita card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Double Slap and for one colorless energy card it does 20 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip two coins. Gothorita's second move is called Psybeam which does 20 damage for two energy cards, one each of psychic and colorless, plus this move confuses the defending Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since this is a stage 1 Pokemon card that has a stage 2 evolution in Gothitelle, I would recommend keeping Gothorita on the bench and evolving it into Gothitelle before putting it into play, I would do this because Gothitelle can do much more damage than Gothorita and it has a higher hp. There are two Gothitelle cards in this set, and I've reviewed both of them on my blog previously. If you have to put Gothorita into play, I would recommend using Psybeam for sure the first turn so you can for sure do some damage and confuse the defending Pokemon, then depending on how lucky you're feeling would determine if you would use Double Slap which has the potential to do 40 damage, or Psybeam which does 20 damage every turn the next turn. If I were to use Gothorita in a deck, I would make sure to include Gothitelle in that deck, and either have a 4-3-2 or 3-2-1 line of Gothita, Gothorita, and Gothitelle.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is a sub-par stage 1 Pokemon card, the only thing I like about this card is that it can confuse the defending Pokemon, other than that, this card has a low hp, and neither of its moves can do much damage at all. So again, if you're not using Gothitelle in your deck, don't use Gothorita.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Gothorita from the Emerging Powers set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of the second Gothorita card from this set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!