Saturday, October 27, 2012

Garchomp #91/124 -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Garchomp Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Garchomp from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of two consecutive Garchomp card reviews I'll be doing from this set.  Garchomp is a stage 2, dragon type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  Garchomp is the stage 2 evolution of Gabite, and before that Gible, both of those Pokemon I have reviewed the past couple of days, and both of those Pokemon are in this set.  Garchomp has a x2 weakness to dragon type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a free retreat cost.  Garchomp does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  Its first move is called Jet Headbutt and for one colorless energy card, this move does 40 damage.  Garchomp's second move is called Sand Tomb and for three energy cards, one each of fighting, water, and colorless, this move does 80 damage and prevents the defending Pokemon from retreating during their next turn.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Garchomp is a stage 2 Pokemon, I would recommend evolving Gible into Gabite and then Gabite into Garchomp on your bench, then when you get two energy cards on Garchomp move it into the active Pokemon spot and then depending on the number of energy cards you have attached to Garchomp will determine which move you'll use.  So after reviewing yesterday's Garchomp card and today's card, I would definitely suggest using yesterday's card over this one, yesterday's card is just as quick and can do more damage, the only thing this card has an advantage on over yesterday's card is the retreat cost, this card can retreat for free.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  Compared to yesterday's Garchomp card, this card is no where near as good, but in the whole scheme of things, this card is still an above average stage 2 Pokemon card.  It has a good hp, and two great moves, plus a free retreat cost.  But like I said in the strategy section of this review, compared to the other Garchomp in this set, this card is much worse.  Either way, I would recommend using a 4-3-2 line of Gible, Gabite, and Garchomp in a fighting and water type deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Garchomp from the Dragons Exalted set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of the first of two Deino cards from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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