Monday, December 17, 2012

Wartortle -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Wartortle Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Wartortle from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Wartortle is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Wartortle does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  Its first move is called Withrdraw which requires one colorless energy card and says that if you get a heads when you flip a coin, all damage done to Wartortle by your opponent during their next turn is prevented.  Wartortle's second move is called Waterfall which requires three energy cards, two water and one colorless, and does 60 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Wartortle has a stage 2 evolution in Blastoise, if you have Wartortle on your bench, I would keep it there until you evolve it into Blastoise.  If for some reason you have to put or have Wartortle in the active Pokemon spot the strategy is fairly straight forward.  I would recommend evolving it into Blastoise as soon as possible, but if you can't, depending on the amount of energy cards you have on Wartortle will determine the move you will use.  I would try and get three energy cards on Wartortle on the bench that way when you move it into the active Pokemon spot you can attack right away with Waterfall.  I would use Waterfall every turn, unless you have less than three energy cards on Wartortle or you're going to be knocked out and lose the game if you don't use Withdraw.  After reviewing this card, I would not recommend using Squirtle and Wartortle in a deck together, I'll have to review Blastoise tomorrow to see if you should use any of these Pokemon in a deck.  So far it isn't looking to good for this water Pokemon line.

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.  So both Squirtle and Wartortle have both been disappointing in this line, hopefully Blastoise will be much better. This card is pretty average overall, since it does do 60 damage and has two moves, but what is bringing it down is the fact it only has 80 hp, when most solid stage 1 Pokemon have at least 90 hp.  Plus if you don't have three energy cards on this card it can't do much, it definitely can't attack and you only have a 50% chance of actually not taking damage.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Wartortle from the Boundaries Crossed set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Wartortle's stage 2 evolution in Blastoise which is also from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
How long is Wartortle said to live?
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20 comments:

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