Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Zebstrika from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set. Zebstrika is a stage 1, lightning type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Zebstrika does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. Its first move is called Flame Charge and this move requires one colorless energy card and allows you to search your deck for a fire energy card and attack it to this Pokemon. Zebstrika's second move is called Thunder which requires three energy cards, two colorless and one lightning, and does 90 damage. However when using this move you must flip a coin, if you get a tails Zebstrika does 30 damage to itself.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Zebstrika is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Blitzle into play (I reviewed Blitzle from this set yesterday) and then evolve Blitzle into Zebstrika. If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Blitzle was a decent starter Pokemon so if you use Blitzle like a starter Pokemon it may be in the active Pokemon spot when you evolve it into Zebstrika, if this is the case, make sure you can attack right away when you evolve. If you don't have Blitzle in the active Pokemon spot I would make sure not to move it into the active Pokemon spot until you have three energy cards on it so you can use Thunder every turn. I would use a 1-1 line of Blitzle and Zebstrika in a lightning and fire type deck, I would use this card in a partially fire type deck to benefit Zebstrika's other move. This line should do okay on its own, so it doesn't need to be paired with any certain cards to make it much better.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is an average stage 1 Pokemon card. I do like that this card has an above average hp, low retreat cost, and a heavy hitting move. However I'm giving this card an average rating because of the fact Thunder has the potential to do 30 damage every turn to Zebstrika, and only one of Zebstrika's moves really does much. Overall, I would give the line of Blitzle and Zebstrika a 3 out of 5 rating.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
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