Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Swanna from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set. Swanna is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to lighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Swanna does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves. The first move it has is called Aerial Ace which requires two colorless energy cards and does 20 damage plus 20 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin. Swanna's second move is called Defog and for three energy cards, two colorless and one water, this move does 60 damage plus 40 more damage if you're able to discard a Stadium card that is in play.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Swanna is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Duckett into play (I reviewed Ducklett from this set yesterday) and then evolve Ducklett into Swanna. If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought it was best to evolve Ducklett into Swanna on the bench, but Ducklett isn't too bad of a starter Pokemon so you may have moved it into the active Pokemon spot, either way, when you can you should definitely evolve Ducklett into Swanna, because Swanna has more hp and can do more damage for the same amount of energy cards. So once you have Swanna in the active Pokemon spot, I would recommend getting three energy cards on it, so you can use Defog every turn. However, if you don't have three energy cards on it you should use Aerial Ace when you can. I would try and include Stadium cards in my deck that benefit my own Pokemon and to make sure that Defog does 100 damage per turn instead of 60. Another strategy you could use with this card is to have it on your bench, therefore preventing your opponent from using any of their Stadium cards because if they do, Swanna can do major damage right away, and they will have to discard their Stadium Card immediately. I would definitely recommend using Swanna if you are using Ducklett in your deck. I would suggest using a 2-1 or 2-2 line of Ducklett and Swanna in almost any type deck. I say this because Swanna only needs one actual water energy card to use either of its moves.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is a very solid stage 1 Pokemon card. Just looking at its base moves, hp, etc...this card is average, but both of its average moves do something more, that is why I'm giving this card a higher than average rating. So after reviewing both Pokemon in this line, Ducklett and Swanna, I would definitely recommend using this line in a deck, and would give the line a 4 out of 5 rating.
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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Swanna from the Boundaries Crossed set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Frillish. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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