Sunday, January 6, 2013

Pikachu -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Pikachu Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Pikachu from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Pikachu is a basic, lightning type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Pikachu does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves.  Its first move is called Pika Punch and for one lightning energy card this move does 10 damage.  Pikachu's second move is called Double Voltage, this move requires three energy cards, two lightning and one colorless, and does 40 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip two coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Pikachu is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Raichu, there is not a Raichu card in this set but there is one in Next Destinies, I would recommend keeping Pikachu on your bench and evolving it into Raichu before moving it into the active Pokemon spot.  With that being said, you could definitely try and use this card on its own, or as a starter Pokemon that is used a couple of turns then is evolved into Raichu a few turns later.  I would recommend this card as starter Pokemon because its first move only requires one energy card, so it can attack right away, and then if you can't get Raichu into your hand very quickly, Pikachu has the potential to do 80 damage per turn if you get three energy cards on it.  So, if you have this card on your bench, keep it there until you evolve it into Raichu, if you're forced to put this card into the active Pokemon spot, use whichever move you have the required amount of energy for, unless you only need to do 10 damage to knock out the defending Pokemon, then you'll want to use Pika Punch since it does damage for sure.  I would only use 1 of these in a deck if you plan on using Pikachu on its own and not evolving it (like Ash), otherwise you can use more Pikachu in your deck if you're using Raichu.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average basic Pokemon card.  This is a very solid card in my opinion, it has an average hp, low retreat cost, one quick move, and one slower move that has a possibility of doing a great amount of damage.  So if you need one more Pokemon card in your lightning type deck, this one should suffice.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Pikachu from the Boundaries Crossed set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Voltorb from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

Free Pokemon TCG Online Code Cards:
Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
What game does Pikachu serve as the starter Pokemon?
Please respond by including a link to your YouTube channel so I can send you the code on there, I will use a random number generator to pick a winner, unless I think the question is quite hard then the first person with the correct answer wins.

26 comments:

Daniel said...

Pokemon: Yellow version
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZHEcvxg-aNbmpmyrrIFxkQ

xandys said...

Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition

youtube: xandys

blo909 said...

Pokemon Yellow
http://www.youtube.com/user/anonymoustasboy?feature=mhee

ThePokemonFreak said...

Pokemon Yellow
http://www.youtube.com/user/DeRPoKeMoNFrEaK61?feature=mhee

Kendan Chaulk said...

Pokemon Yellow!

http://www.youtube.com/user/kenzometal?feature=mhee

Thanks!

sebastian benavides said...

pokemon Yellow (the best game ever)

http://www.youtube.com/user/RockerSmash29?feature=mhee

Jeff Hardy Immortal said...

Pokemon Yellow =D
http://www.youtube.com/user/PivetePW

Pikachu_Chris said...

Pokemon Yellow Version, Which Was An Amazing Game!!! :D

http://www.YouTube.Com/xPikachuChris

Toh said...

Only Pokemon Yellow version

Username: maxtoh123

Daniel Fermo de Oliveira said...

Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition.

http://www.youtube.com/user/KungWei

Yuri Asahara said...

Pokèmon Yellow version

Youtube name: Yuriloid91

http://www.youtube.com/user/Yuriloid91

coco nococo said...

Pokemon Yellow Version

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3zSlb5DB5fQGDy8wnygklA?feature=mhee

Daniel Keresztes said...

Pokémon: Special Pikachu Edition
Youtube: newBRIGHT123

Bluelite said...

Pokemon Yellow Version

http://www.youtube.com/user/tubbyranger?feature=mhee

Mksouza said...

Pokemon Yellow Version

https://www.youtube.com/user/Mkisouza

Unknown said...

Pokemon Yellow

ShiningCharizard1

http://www.youtube.com/user/ShiningCharizard1

Chows Zara said...

Pokemon Yellow

http://www.youtube.com/user/chibiz14

Jhon Scarzo said...

Pokemon Yellow www.youtube.com/user/TheJhon753951

George Liu said...

Pokemon Yellow Version
http://www.youtube.com/user/CardKingAce14

dave delisle said...

Pokemon yellow http://www.youtube.com/user/MrNabo21

Mehapples said...

Pokemon Yellow
http://www.youtube.com/user/MehApples

Edward Gibson said...

Pokemon Yellow

Pokemon Yellow

Anthony Ceglie said...

Pokemon: Yellow! Im a proud owner :D

http://www.youtube.com/user/lIAMClI?feature=mhee

Nathan Mildner said...

Pokemon Yellow

Hans Fredrik Schippert said...

Pokemon Yellow!

Youtube: hfschippert

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Toh for winning, the random number generator selected your comment.