Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Servine from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set. Servine is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Servine does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. Its first move is called Vine Whip and for one grass energy card this move does 20 damage. Servine's second move is called Double Slash and for three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, this move does 40 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip two coins.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Servine has a stage 2 evolution in Serperior, if you have Servine on your bench, I would keep it there until you evolve it into Serperior. However, in yesterday's review I indicated that Snivy was a good starter Pokemon so if you have Snivy in the active Pokemon spot, I would recommend evolving Snivy into Servine because it has 20 more hp and can do more damage. So if you have Servine in the active Pokemon spot, I would actually use Vine Whip most turns for two reasons, the first is that it is guaranteed to do 20 damage and second, it only requires one energy card to attack, so if Servine gets knocked out it won't have to discard three energy cards. However, if you are facing a Pokemon with a hp and you have three energy cards on Servine, you can definitely try and use Double Slash and hope for 80 damage, but your best bet would be to evolve Servine into Serperior. I would always suggest using Pokemon with their highest evolution, so I would use this card with Serperior most likely, but if you have a limited amount of spots in your deck, I could definitely see using a 2-1 line of Snivy and Servine in a partly grass type deck.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. In my opinion, this is an average stage 1 Pokemon card. The only thing I don't like about this card is the fact that it has only 80 hp, but at the same time it is quite good besides that. It is very quick, only requiring one energy card to do 20 damage, and can also do up to 80 damage if you get some luck and spend some time setting this card up. So after reviewing the first two Pokemon in this line, I like both of them so far, hopefully Serperior tomorrow doesn't disappoint.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Servine from the Boundaries Crossed set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Servine's stage 2 evolution in Serperior which is also from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!