Saturday, December 15, 2012

Darmanitan -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Darmanitan Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Darmanitan from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Darmanitan is a stage 1, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Darmanitan does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  Darmanitan's first move is called Continuous Tumble and for one colorless energy card this move does 20 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip a coin until you get tails.  Its second move is called Damage Counterpunch and for three energy cards, two colorless and one fire, this move does 60 damage plus 60 more damage if Darmanitan has any damage counters on it.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Darmanitan is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Darumaka into play (I reviewed Darumaka from this set yesterday) and then evolve Darumaka into Darmanitan.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I didn't recommend using Darumaka on its own, and definitely not using it as a starter Pokemon or putting it into the active Pokemon spot before evolving it into Darmanitan.  For some reason, if you can't get your opponent to attack you, you may want to first use Darumaka's move to get some damage on Darumaka so when you evolve Darumaka into Darmanitan the next turn you can do 120 damage right away with Damage Counterpunch.  But more than likely you won't need to do this.  I would keep Darmanitan on your bench until it has three energy cards on it, then move it into the active Pokemon spot and use Damage Counterpunch every turn.  Because Damage Counterpunch is so good, when you get some damage on Darmanitan, I would include potions and cards like that in your deck so you can keep Darmanitan in the active Pokemon spot as long as possible and knock out every single Pokemon out there in two moves or less.  I would use a 1-1 or 2-2 line of Darumaka and Darmanitan in a fire type deck.  This card may work well in almost any type deck because it only requires one actual fire energy card to attack.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an excellent stage 1 Pokemon card that can do major damage.  There really isn't anything to dislike about this card once you get three energy cards on it, however the reason I'm giving this card a 4 out of 5 rating instead of a 5 is that I wish the card would have a higher hp because it has such a powerful move, also Continuous Tumble is a worthless move that I wish could have been replaced by a better move.  But overall, this card is an excellent card that belongs in many decks.  I would give this Pokemon line, Darumaka and Darmanitan, a 3 out of 5 rating.  Between the two Pokemon, this line is average.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Darmanitan from the Boundaries Crossed set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Squirtle from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

Free Pokemon TCG Online Code Cards:
Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
What fire type Pokemon was I really hoping to get to build a deck around in my earlier YouTube videos?  And what cards were I looking for of this Pokemon, there were two, please indicate the sets.
Please respond by including your YouTube username so I can send you the code on there.  I will select one commenter at random who commented the correct answer and give that person the code.


Janoy Arteaga said...

Wild guess but is it Charizard? Base 2 and stormfront.
YouTube: elemenope17

sealu88 said...
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sealu88 said...

well it is a fluke
daramanitan from boundaries crossed

you tube username emboar88

Darryl said...

Magmortar Lv. X
Mysterious Treasures

YouTube : DarrylGoh96

I doubt this is the right answer since it's only in 1 expansion, but, oh well.

Kevin Hu said...

Magmortar lv. X Mysterious Treasures
Infernape Lv. X Diamond and Pearl
Youtube: ninjap98

YiKoRu said...

youtube: yikoru kuroneko

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Darryl for winning!