Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Venipede from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set. Venipede is a basic, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 70. It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Venipede's Ability is called Poison Point and says that if Venipede is your active Pokemon and is attacked by one of your opponent's Pokemon, the Pokemon who attacked is now poisoned. Besides the Ability, Venipede has one move called Bug Bite which requires two energy cards, one each of colorless and psychic, and does 20 damage.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Venipede has a stage 1 evolution in Whirlipede, and a stage 2 evolution in Scolipede, I would definitely recommend including both those two Pokemon in a deck with Venipede. However with that being said, you may want to use Venipede on its own, as a starter Pokemon in your psychic type deck. I recommend this because Venipede's Ability may prevent your opponent from attacking you early on, which will do two things for you, the first thing it will do is allow you time to get two energy cards on Venipede to use Bug Bite, and the second thing it will do is give you time to set up your benched Pokemon, so after a few turns you can retreat Venipede and use one of your benched Pokemon that is ready to attack. Of course if you are using Venipede with its evolutions after a couple of turns you should be able to evolve Venipede into Scolipede. So, after looking at this card, I would suggest using this card on its own in a psychic type deck, but only use one of them. You'll have to read my card reviews the next two days to see how many Venipede cards you should use with both of its evolutions.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating. In my opinion, this is an above average basic Pokemon card and a basic Pokemon card that can be used on its own and is a very solid start to a Pokemon line that ends with a stage 2 Pokemon. The only thing I don't really like about this card is that its retreat cost is two energy cards, you may just want to use this card for its Ability, but will be forced to put energy cards on this card if you want to retreat it. Other than that, I really like Venipede's Ability, and that it has an above average hp.
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