Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Gabite #88/124 -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Gabite Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gabite from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two consecutive Gabite cards from this set.  Gabite is a stage 1, dragon type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to dragon type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Gabite does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Tackle which requires one colorless energy card and does 20 damage.  Gabite's second move is called Shred and for two energy cards, one each of water and fighting, this move does 40 damage and this move's damage can't be affected by any effects on the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Gabite has a stage 2 evolution in Garchomp, I would suggest evolving Gible into Gabite and then Gabite into Garchomp if possible.  But if you moved Gible into the starting Pokemon start right away since one of the Gible cards from this set is a good starter Pokemon, or you have to move Gabite into the active Pokemon spot because it is your only option, as long as you have two energy cards on Gabite, I would definitely use Shred every turn.  In the mean time I would be actively pursuing the Garchomp card in my deck and trying to get it into my hand so I could evolve Gabite.  Just make sure if you do use this card, that you notice even though it is a dragon type card that it requires water and fighting energy cards, so you'll want to include this card in a water and fighting dual type deck, and I would recommend using Gabite without Garchomp if necessary, if you decide to do this, I would use a 2-1 line of Gible and Gabite in your deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very average stage 1 Pokemon card.  Besides having a somewhat low hp, everything else on this card is average.  It has two decent moves, both do solid damage, and are very quick.  Besides the attacks, Gabite's retreat cost is minimal, the only thing this card is lacking is a good Ability.  I'll have to compare this card to tomorrow's Gabite card to see which one is better.

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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Gabite from the Dragons Exalted set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of the second Gabite card from this set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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1 comment:

Catherine Hoang said...

I'll Trade Gabite For Marowak