Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Whirlipede from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set. Whirlipede is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Whirlipede's Ability is the same as Venipede's. The Ability is called Poison Point and it says that if Whirlipede is your active Pokemon, any Pokemon that attacks Whirlipede is poisoned. Besides the Ability, Whirlipede has only one move called Spinning Attack, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one psychic, and does 50 damage.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Whirlipede has a stage 2 evolution in Scolipede,I would not use this card unless you use Scolipede. If you are using Scolipede, and have to put Whirlipede into the active Pokemon spot your only choice is to attach three energy cards to Whirlipede and use Spinning Attack every turn until you can evolve Whirlipede into Scolipede. So if you are not using Scolipede in your deck, I would just stick with Venipede, it has the same Ability, which is very good, and requires only two energy cards to attack instead of three, and by not using Whirlipede in your deck, you'll have room for another psychic Pokemon or two in your deck. So again, if you are not using Scolipede in your deck, just use 1 or 2 Venipede's and do not use Whirlipede.
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. I do like its Ability, but it has the same one as Venipede, and it does have an above average hp, but so does Venipede. I don't like this Pokemon's only move, and the fact it has a high retreat cost, and that only move is slow to use. So I would not use this card in a deck unless I'm using Scolipede as well.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
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