Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Oddish from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set. This is the first card in the new set, and I'll be reviewing every Pokemon card in the set in the next month or two. I'll be reviewing the cards in the order they are in the set, so if you're looking for me to review a certain card, looking at the set will help you know when I'll be reviewing it. So, Oddish is a basic, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 50. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Oddish does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves. The first move is called Absorb and for one grass type energy card this move does 10 damage and heals 10 damage from Oddish as well. Oddish's second move is called Acid and for two colorless energy cards this move does 20 damage.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Oddish has a stage 1 evolution in Gloom, and a stage 2 evolution in Vileplume, it would be best if you kept Oddish and then Gloom on the bench until you can evolve this line into its stage 2 evolution, then move the stage 2 card into the active Pokemon spot. If you have to put Oddish into the active Pokemon spot, you'll want to use Acid every turn if you can because it does more damage than Absorb, but definitely consider using Absorb if you need to heal some damage from Oddish. Besides looking to attack, I would definitely try to evolve Oddish into Gloom as soon as possible. I could see using 1 of these cards in a deck on its own, since it has two quick moves, and one requires only colorless energy cards. With that being said, I would definitely suggest that if you have Oddish in your deck, using its evolution cards as well.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. In my opinion, this is an average basic Pokemon card. The only thing that isn't average on this card is its hp, which is a bit low, but I think Absorb makes up for this slightly below average HP, plus both of Oddish's moves are good. So like I mentioned in the strategy section of this review, this card is okay by itself, but is much better with its evolutions.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Oddish from the Boundaries Crossed set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Oddish's stage 1 evolution in Gloom from the same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!