Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Charizard from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set. Charizard is a stage 2, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 160. Charizard is the stage 2 evolution of Charmeleon, and before that Charmander, both of those Pokemon I have reviewed the past couple of days, and both of those Pokemon are in this set. Charizard has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Charizard does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves. The first move it has is called Split Bomb and for three energy cards, two colorless and one fire, this move does 40 damage to two of your opponent's Pokemon. Charizard's other move is called Scorching Fire and for five energy cards, one fire and four colorless, this move does 150 damage, however after using this move you must discard a fire energy card attached to Charizard.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Charizard is a stage 2 Pokemon, you'll have to first get Charmander and then Charmeleon into play. The easiest way to get a ton of energy cards on Charizard is to evolve Charmander into Charmeleon and then Charmeleon into Charizard on your bench, while you continuously put energy cards on this line, so when you do move Charizard into the active Pokemon spot you have 6 or more energy cards on Charizard. Another, quicker way to get energy cards on Charizard is to put Charmander in the active Pokemon spot right away, make sure you have energy cards in your discard pile, and use its Draw In move that allows you to get two energy cards from your discard pile and attach them to Charmander. You could use this move 3 times and have 7 energy cards on Charmander, then you could retreat it out and evolve it into Charizard on your bench. Regardless of how you get energy cards on Charizard, when you put it into the active Pokemon spot, your hope is to be able to use Scorching Fire once and knock out the defending Pokemon. But if you don't have five energy cards on Charizard or you don't want to put that many on Charizard, you could always put this Pokemon line in a spread damage type deck, and use Split Bomb every turn, and knock out multiple Pokemon at once after a few turns. After reviewing all three Pokemon from this line, I would definitely recommend using Charizard in a deck, I would use a 4, 3, 2 line of Charmander, Charmeleon, and Charizard in a fire type deck, this line would be the line I build it around.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating. In my opinion, this is an above average stage 2 Pokemon card. This card has a high hp, and two great moves, one that can do a ton of damage to one Pokemon in one turn, the other move does a fair amount of damage to two Pokemon at once. Even though this card does have two great moves and a good hp, both of its moves require a lot of energy, so this card is slow, so be prepared to use most your energy cards in your deck on this Pokemon. Overall, I would give this card a 3 to 4 out of 5 rating, I think Charizard is above average, but both of its previous evolutions are only average.
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