Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Toxicroak -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Toxicroak Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Toxicroak from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Toxicroak is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Toxicroak does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  It's first move is called Revenge, this move requires only one colorless energy card and does 20 damage plus 70 more damage if any of your Pokemon were knocked out the previous turn.  Toxicroak's second move is called Poison Jab, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one psychic, and does 60 damage plus defends the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Toxicroak is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Croagunk into play (there are two Croagunk cards in this set and I've reviewed both of them the past two days) and then evolve Croagunk into Toxicroak.  If you read the past two day's reviews, I prefer the Croagunk card that has 70 hp and has the move that does 20 damage and poisons the defending Pokemon over the card that has 60 hp and can paralyze the defending Pokemon.  I would try and keep Croagunk on the bench and then evolve it into Toxicroak there,  but if you have Croagunk in the active Pokemon spot, whenever you get Toxicroak in your hand, evolve it right away because Toxicroak has more hp than Croagunk, uses less energy to attack, and can do more damage (for more energy cards of course).  I would look to move Toxicroak into the active Pokemon spot as soon as one of my Pokemon is knocked out and use Revenge to do 90 damage, then turns after that I would use Poison Jab to do 60 damage every turn.  I would use a 2-2 line of Croagunk and Toxicroak in a psychic type deck or a deck that inflicts many special conditions, no matter the type, because like Croagunk, this card mainly requires colorless energy cards.

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.  This card does have average hp, but it has two superior moves, one move requires little energy and can do major damage, and the other move requires more energy cards but can do major damage every turn plus poison the defending Pokemon.  So if you're looking for 4 more Pokemon cards to put in a deck, this Pokemon line could be the line you're looking for.  So, if you're using the Croagunk numbered 65/149 and this Toxicroak card, I would give that line a 4 out of 5 rating.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Toxicroak from the Boundaries Crossed set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Cresselia EX 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 --
What type of frog is Toxicroak based off of?
Please respond by including your YouTube username and link to your YouTube channel.  If the question is quite tough, the first correct comment will win, otherwise I'll use a random number generator to choose a winner.


Samrat Khanal said...
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Samrat Khanal said...

Toxicroak is based off of the Poison Dart Frog.

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Milton Santoso said...

Poison Dart Frog


djstalk3r said...

Toxicroak is based off a poison dart frog.

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Toh said...

Poison Dart Frog

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Rickard Bodell said...

The pokémon Toxicroak is based on a Posion dart frog.
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willcpmendoza said...

toxicroak= poison dart frog

Louis Thyssen said...

It is based of a poison dart frog.

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Daniel Fermo de Oliveira said...

It's based off of a Poison Dart Frog


small talk said...


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Leandro Rangel said...

Strawberry poison-dart frog

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Arancha bebany said...

Toxicroak is based of the poison dart frog.

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ThePokemonFreak said...

Toxicroak is based off a poison dart frog.


Alabrel said...

Poison Dart.


My captcha is "tociga". Which kind of sounds like Toxic-a. Really random note.

RedDevil said...

Toxicroak is based off a poison dart frog.


qwart said...

A Poison Dart Frog



Jose Mari Chu said...

Toxicroak is based off a poison dart frog, which is the common name of a group of frogs in the family Dendrobatidae (known to be toxic, but their level of toxicity varies by species).


Heroic Lion said...

Poison dart frog


OmfgItsChazz said...

Poison Dart Frog. Username is OmfgItsChazz http://www.youtube.com/user/OmfgItsChazz

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Samrat for winning!