Monday, November 19, 2012

Gloom -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Gloom Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gloom from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Gloom is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Gloom does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  Its first move is called Foul Odor and for two colorless energy cards this move confuses both Gloom and the defending Pokemon.  Gloom's second move is called Poison Powder which requires three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, and does 40 damage, plus it poisons the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Gloom has a stage 2 evolution in Vileplume, I would suggest evolving Oddish into Gloom and then Gloom into Vileplume if possible all on the bench.  But if you have to move Gloom into the active Pokemon spot before evolving it into Vileplume, or you moved Oddish into the active Pokemon spot and evolved it into Gloom, I would always use Poison Powder as long as you have three energy cards on Gloom.  Even though it can't do as much damage as most moves can for three energy cards, I would still use this move every turn because it actually does damage and does not inflict a special condition on Gloom, whereas Foul Odor does.  But make sure if you plan on using Gloom in your deck that you have plenty of ways to heal special conditions.  I would not use just Oddish and Gloom in a deck together without Vileplume.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a poor stage 1 Pokemon card.  It has a below average hp, two slow moves, and of these two slow moves, one doesn't do any damage at all but confuses Gloom, and the other move does hardly any damage for three energy cards.  I would not suggest using this card at all unless you are going to use Vileplume, but I would never recommend putting this card in the active Pokemon spot if you can avoid it.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Gloom from the Boundaries Crossed set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Gloom's stage 2 evolution in Vileplume which is also from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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