Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Celebi EX from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set. Celebi EX is a basic, EX, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Because Celebi is an EX card, if your opponent knocks this card out they get to take two prize cards instead of one. Celebi's Ability is called Time Recall and it says that any of your evolved Pokemon in play can use moves from their previous evolutions. Besides the Ability, Celebi EX has only one move called Wind Whisk which requires three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, and does 60 damage. However, after using the move, this card must be switched to your bench and another card is moved into the active Pokemon spot.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since this is a basic Pokemon card you won't have to include this card with any other evolutions. Because Celebi EX only has one move that when used retreats you to the bench, I would keep Celebi on the bench until it had three energy cards on it, then when there is a good opportunity to do so, move Celebi into the active Pokemon spot and use Win Whisk one turn which afterwards Celebi will be on the bench, and that's where I would leave it until another one of your Pokemon is either knocked out or retreats. I would use this card primarily for its Ability, because of its Ability, I would build a deck that includes a fair amount of stage 1 and stage 2 Pokemon cards that require a lot of energy cards to attack, that way, I could evolve into those Pokemon, put them into the active Pokemon spot and still be able to attack with one of their previous evolutions. I could definitely see myself using 1 Celebi EX card in a grass type deck, but I would mostly use this card for its Ability, it isn't good enough to be used for an attacker because its move is average and if knocked out, it will hurt you twice as much as other non EX Pokemon cards.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. In my opinion, this is a pretty average basic Pokemon card, actually for an EX card it really isn't that great but overall it is average. It has a decent hp, an average move, and a slightly above average Ability. If you only need one more grass Pokemon card to put in your deck, this card wouldn't be tops on my list but it wouldn't be the worst card to put in either.
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