Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Camerupt from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set. Camerupt is a stage 1, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130. It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost. Camerupt does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, its first move is called Fire Shard, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one fire, and does 60 damage plus burns the defending Pokemon. This move also paralyzes the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when you flip a coin. Camerupt's second move is called Flamethrower, this move requires four energy cards, two each of fire and colorless, and does 80 damage. However, after using this move you must discard an energy card attached to Camerupt.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Camerupt is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Numel into play (I reviewed Numel from this set yesterday) and then evolve Numel into Camerupt. If you read yesterday's review, I would definitely never move Numel into the active Pokemon spot before it is evolved or use Numel on its own in a deck. So once you get Camerupt into play and into the active Pokemon spot, you'll want to make sure you have at least three energy cards on it, I would actually prefer using Fire Shard instead of Flamethrower on this card, because you do not have to discard energy cards when you use Fire Shard, and Fire Shard has a chance to inflict to special conditions on the defending Pokemon. So I would recommend putting Camerupt in a deck that also includes Pokemon that inflict special conditions, since Fire Shard requires two colorless energy cards, this card will fit well in any deck. However, since Numel is not a good card at all, I would not recommend using more than a 1-1 line of Numel and Camerupt in any 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. It does have a very high hp, and two good moves, but it does have a high retreat cost, and it will take a good amount of time to actually use this card since it is so slow. Since this is a fire type card, you may want to pair this card with Charizard from this set, I would not recommend doing that because between these two cards, they would require way too many energy cards. Overall, I would give the Pokemon line of Numel and Camerupt from this set a 2 out of 5 rating, you can definitely find better lines out there to use in Fire type decks.
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