Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Charmander -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Charmander Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Charmander from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Charmander is a basic, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Charmander does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves.  The first move is called Draw In which requires one fire energy card and allows you to attach 2 fire energy cards from your discard pile to Charmander.  Charmander's second move is called Flare which requires two energy cards, one each of fire and colorless, and does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Charmander has a stage 1 evolution in Charmeleon, and a stage 2 evolution in Charizard, I would definitely recommend including both those two Pokemon in a deck with Charmander.  Charmander would be an okay starter Pokemon because it has above average hp and a move that does 20 damage, but I would keep Charmander in my hand until you have at least a couple of fire energy cards in your discard pile, that way, you can put Charmander on your bench one turn, move it into the active Pokemon spot the next, and get three energy cards on it in one turn if you use Draw In, then the next turn you can evolve it into Charmeleon.  However, if you can't evolve Charmander into Charmeleon right away, and have to move it into the active Pokemon spot I would use Flare every turn because it actually does damage, the only time I would use Draw In is if you are facing a weak Pokemon and by not doing any damage for a turn will greatly affect your next turn, or if you have a ton of energy cards in your discard pile and you need to get some back.  I could see using 1 of these cards in rare cases in a fire type deck, but like I said in the early part of this paragraph, I would most definitely recommend using this Card with Charmander's evolutions, not just on its own.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average basic Pokemon card.  Even though it requires two energy cards to first attack, its only attacking move is an average move, it does have a good hp, and Draw In can definitely help you get needed energy cards for Charmander's evolutions.  I would have liked to see Charmander have a less expensive retreat cost and Draw In not require any energy cards, but I guess this is only a basic Pokemon card after all and average at that.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Charmander from the Boundaries Crossed set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Charmander's stage 1 evolution in Charmeleon from the same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

Free Pokemon TCG Online Code Cards:
Since it seems like the same people enter at the same time every day, from now on, you are only eligible to win one free code card per week.
Today's Quiz --
What English Pokemon Card Sets have Charmander Secret Rare Cards in them? 
Please respond by including your YouTube username so I can send you the code on there.


Jaime Mendoza said...

EX Dragon
EX Firered & Leafgreen

Username: "Kuro15"

Miroslav Návrat said...

Diamond & Pearl—Stormfront

Miroslav Návrat

Zi Hung Neo said...

rising rivals

username :neozh3

Erick Vega said...


shiva subedi said...


Youtube Username:MarioMadness3

blackie said...


EX Dragon

EX Firered and Leafgreen

Youtube username: JyKoLiNaKaNa

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Jaime Mendoza on winning the code card! Please remember, you are only eligible to win 1 free code card a week.

jake martelle said...

thanks for 1 per week it makes it so much more fair

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