Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Pignite from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set. Pignite is a stage 1, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Pignite does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. Its first move is called Rollout which requires two energy cards, one each of fire and colorless, and does 20 damage. Pignite's second move is called Firebreathing and for three energy cards, two colorless and one fire, this move does 40 damage plus 20 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Pignite has a stage 2 evolution in Emboar, if you have Pignite on your bench, I would keep it there until you evolve it into Emboar. However, in yesterday's review I thought that Tepig would be an excellent starter Pokemon to start a game with. So if you were able to get Tepig into the active Pokemon spot right away in the game, and you get a Pignite into your hand, I would definitely evolve Tepig into Pignite when possible, because for two energy cards Pignite can still attack, and by adding one more on Pignite it can do at least 20 more damage than Tepig can, and it has a higher hp by 30. So if you have Pignite in the active Pokemon spot, you'll definitely want to use Firebreathing every turn if you have enough energy cards for the attack. Also, you'll need some luck so you can get a heads and do 60 damage instead of 40. If you only want to use Tepig and Pignite in your deck, I think Tepig is better as a basic Pokemon than Pignite is as a stage 1 Pokemon, so I would recommend using a 1-1 or 2-1 line of Tepig and Pignite in a fire type deck. Those numbers may change after I review Emboar tomorrow. You'll have to wait and see what I think about that card.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating. In my opinion, this is a below average stage 1 Pokemon card. As good as this Pokemon line started off, with Tepig from yesterday, this line took a major drop in quality after reviewing this card. Even though it does have a good hp, and two moves, neither move is very good, so if you do have Pignite in the active Pokemon spot, you'll want to evolve it into Emboar as soon as possible so you can do more than 40 damage per turn.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
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