Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Emboar from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set. Emboar is a stage 2, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 150. Emboar is the stage 2 evolution of Pignite, and before that Tepig, both of those Pokemon I have reviewed the past couple of days, and both of those Pokemon are in this set. Emboar has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost. Emboar does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves. The first move it has is called Firebreathing and for three energy cards, two colorless and one fire, this move does 40 damage plus 30 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin. Emboar's second move is called Fire Blast and for four energy cards, two each of fire and colorless, this move does 120 damage. Unfortunately after using this move, you have to discard an energy card attached to Emboar.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Emboar is a stage 2 Pokemon, you'll have to first get Tepig and then Pignite into play. In my Tepig review, I thought it was a very good starter Pokemon, so if you put Tepig into the active Pokemon spot right away, I would evolve Tepig into Pignite and Pignite into Emboar as soon as possible, but making sure that when you evolve you can still attack. If you did not move Tepig into the active Pokemon spot to start the game, I would evolve Tepig on the bench. If you have Emboar on your bench, I would put a good amount of energy cards on it, so when you move it into the active Pokemon spot you can use Fire Blast many times in a row. You should be able to knock out most Pokemon in one move by doing 120 damage a turn, and you will be able to knock out all Pokemon in two moves. I would recommend 6 energy cards on Emboar, but that is only if you have Emboar on your bench. If you have Emboar in the active Pokemon spot after evolving from Tepig in that spot, you'll want to use Fire Blast when you can and Fire Breathing when you discard an energy card and don't have another one to attach to Emboar. I would make sure to include supporters and trainer cards in the deck that allow you to get plenty of energy cards into your hand, plus have more energy cards than normal in your deck if you're using this card. I would recommend either just using Tepig in a deck or using the full line, I would use a 3-2-1 line of Tepig, Pignite, and Emboar in a fire type deck.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. In my opinion, this is a pretty average stage 2 Pokemon card that can do a lot of damage but requires a lot of energy cards and time. Even though Fire Blast can do major damage, I'm only giving this card an average rating because it can't necessarily use that move every turn, Emboar does have a high retreat cost, and it doesn't have that high of an hp. Plus, if you can't use Fire Blast, you may end up doing way below average damage by using Firebreathing. So after reviewing all three Pokemon from this line, I would give the Pokemon line a 3 out of 5 rating as well. Tepig is above average, Pignite is below average, and Emboar is average.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
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