Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Samurott from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set. Samurott is a stage 2, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140. Samurott is the stage 2 evolution of Dewott, and before that Oshawott, both of those Pokemon I have reviewed the past couple of days, and both of those Pokemon are in this set. Samurott has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Samurott does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves. Its first move is called Waterfall and for two energy cards, one each of water and colorless, this move does 50 damage. Samurott's second move is called Destructive Whirlpool and for four energy cards, two each of water and colorless, this move does 80 damage and allows you to discard an energy card attached to the defending Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Samurott is a stage 2 Pokemon, you'll have to first get Oshawott and then Dewott into play. Both of the previous Pokemon in this line are pretty good, so you would definitely be okay evolving from Oshawott up to Samurott while in the active Pokemon spot. I would actually recommend doing it that way. I would recommend that because all three Pokemon in this line can do a good amount of damage with little energy, so you only need two energy cards maximum on any of the Pokemon to do at least 20 or 50 damage. I would build a deck around another, more powerful Pokemon line, and use this line more as a speed line, and just attach two energy cards to Samurott and mainly use Waterfall. However, if I had Samurott on the bench, I would definitely stock it up with four energy cards so when it was moved to the active Pokemon spot it could use Destructive Whirlpool right away. So I would consider including this line in a water type deck, I would include a 3-2-1 line of Oshawott, Dewott, and Samurott. This is one line where I would actually consider not using all the Pokemon in the line, just because they are all pretty decent, so if you don't have room for all three, you can just use Oshawott, or Oshawott and Dewott.
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. What I like about this card is that both of its moves are quite good. One move is quick, yet does 50 damage, and the other move is a little slower, but does way more damage and is worth the wait. I am going to give this whole line a 4 out of 5 rating, just because each card in this line is average to above average.
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