Thursday, October 25, 2012

Gabite #89/124 -- 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 second 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.  This Gabite card does have an Ability, the Ability is called Dragon Call and says that once during your turn you may search your deck for a dragon type Pokemon and put it into your hand.  Besides the Ability, Gabite only has one move called Dragonslice which takes two energy cards, one each of water and fighting, and does 20 damage.

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.  If you choose to use this Gabite card over the other Gabite card from this deck I would not move this card into the active Pokemon spot if possible.  I would keep it on the bench and use Dragon Call every chance I could. I would recommend using this Gabite card over the other Gabite card if your deck includes many other dragon type Pokemon, then you can use this card as a catalyst to get those other cards into play.  However, if you have to move Gabite into the active Pokemon spot, you have no choice but to use Dragonslice every turn until you can evolve Gabite into Garchomp.  If you are only going to use this card for its Ability, I would only use a 1-1 line of Gible and Gabite in a mostly dragon type deck, otherwise I wouldn't recommend using this card if you want to use only 1 or 2 dragon type Pokemon cards 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.  Even though I gave both Gabite cards from this deck the same rating, I prefer yesterday's card over this card.  At least yesterday's card could do well if moved into the active Pokemon spot, this card doesn't have much of a chance.  Other than only having one move, this card is the same as yesterday's card.

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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 Gabite's stage 2 evolution in Garchomp, which is also from this set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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Manuca said...

Hi men, nice review. Really helpfull for us who are comming back to the TCG.

Just one question. Are those codes working? tried them 1 minute after you post them and no case. Could you give me a spare one so I could get my colection started (thinking about buying them online. Any recomended site?)

Nice blog.

Raffy Bautista said...

I love this card! Nice Review!

Akhil Goel said...

primetime, i have a suggestion. u can make ratings for attack cards, and then ratings for support cards. this card is actually a billion times better than the previous one because of dragon call.

Catherine Hoang said...

I'll Trade Gabite for a slurpuff

Luca Hall said...

I actually think this card could have gotten a 4 out of 5 rating. One Dragon Call starts off a chain reaction that gets you a lot of Dragon type Pokemon. Sure its attack sucks, but you don't actually attack with Gabite. You use Dragon Call with multiple Gabite to get 3 Altaria into play, then Dragon Call for a Garchomp and do 120 damage for one Energy. That's why Garchomp/Altaria is such a good deck: it's the fastest deck ever!