Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Grumpig from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set. Grumpig is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110. It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Zebstrika does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. Its first move is called Psybeam. This move requires two energy cards, one each of psychic and colorless, and does 30 damage, plus confuses the defending Pokemon. Grumpig's second move is called Extrasensory and does 60 damage for three energy cards, two colorless and one psychic. If your opponent has the same number of cards in their hand as you do this move does 120 damage instead of 60.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Grumpig is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Spoink into play (I reviewed Spoink from this set yesterday) and then evolve Spoink into Grumpig. If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I actually recommended using Spoink has a starter Pokemon because it only requires one energy card to attack and has the potential to do 30 damage. So if you have Spoink in the active Pokemon spot you should evolve Grumpig right away, as long as you have two energy cards on it. If you have Spoink on the bench, you can evolve it there too. Once you get Grumpig into the active Pokemon spot, I would use Extrasensory every turn unless the Pokemon you're facing has more than 120 hp, then I would use Psybeam first, and then Extrasensory after that. But I guess which move you'll use will really matter on how many energy cards you have on Grumpig, but I would always try and have three on Grumpig, especially if it's coming in off the bench. I would consider using this Pokemon line in a psychic type deck, it wouldn't be my main Pokemon, but more like a role player. I would use a 2-2 or 2-1 line of Spoink and Grumpig.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is an above average stage 1 Pokemon card. I do like that this card has an above average hp, plus two good moves. Both moves are average right away but become above average with the ability to confuse with Psybeam and to do 60 more damage with Extrasensory. Overall, I think this Pokemon line is very good and I would give it a 4 out of 5 rating.
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