Saturday, October 6, 2012

Boldore -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Boldore Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Boldore from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card 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 does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Rock Cannon which requires one fighting energy card and does 30 damage times the number of heads you get in a row, if you flip a tails on the first turn this move does nothing.  Boldore's second move is called Earthquake, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one fighting, and does 60 damage, however it does do 10 damage to each your own benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Boldore has a stage 2 evolution in Gigalith, I would suggest evolving Roggenrola into Boldore and then Boldore into Gigalith if possible.  But if you have to move Boldore into the active Pokemon spot before evolving it into Gigalith, I would try and use Earthquake every turn even though it does do damage to your own benched Pokemon.  But as long as you evolve Boldore into Gigalith, the more damage you have on your benched Pokemon the better Gigalith will be.  So I would hope to have a pretty full bench when I put Boldore into the active Pokemon spot.  The only time I would use Rock Cannon is if by using Earthquake I would knock out one of my own Pokemon or if I didn't have three energy cards attached to Boldore.  I still wouldn't use Roggenrola or Boldore without using Gigalith in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average, stage 1 Pokemon card.  The reason I think it is below average is because both of its moves aren't that great.  The first move, Rock Cannon may end up doing no damage at all, and Earthquake does average damage to the defending Pokemon, but does damage to your own Pokemon which makes this move below average.  One thing I really don't like about this card is that if you want to guarantee damage to your opponent's active Pokemon when attacking you have to use Earthquake which in turn will always do damage to your own Pokemon and potentially knock them out.

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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Boldore from the Dragons Exalted set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Boldore's stage 2 evolution in Gigalith which is also from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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