Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Crustle -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Crustle Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Crustle from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Crustle is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Crustle's Ability is called Sturdy and basically says that if an attacking Pokemon knocks out Crustle in one move when Crustle does not have any damage on it to begin with, Crustle is not knocked out and it has 10 hp remaining.  Besides the Ability, Crustle just have one move called Stone Edge, this move requires three energy cards, two fighting and one colorless, and does 70 damage plus 20 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Crustle is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Dwebble into play (I reviewed Dwebble from this set yesterday) and then evolve Dwebble into Crustle.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Dwebble was not an ideal starter type Pokemon card or a card that should be moved to the active Pokemon spot unless it is going to be evolved immediately or you have no other options.  Strategy wise with this line I would recommend keeping Dwebble on the bench, evolving it into Crustle, then attaching three energy cards to Crustle, and keep it on the bench until the end of the game.  You can then move Crustle into the active Pokemon spot and use Stone Edge every turn, late in the game your opponent may be able to do more than 100 damage a turn, so Crustle's Ability will prevent Crustle from being knocked out in 1 turn and you can hopefully knock out a few Pokemon by doing at least 70 damage a turn with Crustle.  Crustle in my opinion is a solid defensive and offensive Pokemon card and I would consider putting 1 each of Dwebble and Crustle in a mostly fighting type deck.

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. I like how  this card has an above average hp, solid Ability, and a powerfully offensive move.  However there are a couple of things I don't like about this card.  The first thing is that its only move requires three energy cards, so this card is slow, and secondly, this card has a high retreat cost.  So overall this is a good card that I would recommend using in a deck, I would give Dwebble and Crustle together a 3 out of 5 rating.

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

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What happens if Crustle's shell breaks during a fight?
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.


Carlos Escalona Esteban said...

Crustle loses!


anttangz said...

it lost the battle


GamerodyBill said...

It will be the loser of the battle.--In Pokemon Black
It will feel unsure and begin to weaken.--In Pokemon Black and White 2

GamerodyBill said...

It will be the loser of the battle.--In Pokemon Black
It will feel unsure and begin to weaken.--In Pokemon Black and White 2

papiku said...

It will be the loser of the battle.--In Pokemon Black
It will feel unsure and begin to weaken.--In Pokemon Black and White 2



Rickard Bodell said...

If Crustles shell breaks during battle, it will lose the battle.

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Heng Liwei said...

It will lose.


Daniel Fermo de Oliveira said...

It will lose the battle


Okan Acar said...

crustle lose battle


Unknown said...
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Unknown said...

in Pokemon Black: The one whose boulder is broken is the loser of the battle.

in Pokemon Black and White 2: When its boulder is broken in battles for territory, it feels unsure and begins to weaken.


Niran Mistry said...

crustle will lose!

diegoemilio said...

Crustle loses the battle
Diego Ordoñez

Hans Fredrik Schippert said...

In B&W, Crustle loses the battle if it's shell breaks.
In B&W2, Crustle feels unsure and gets weaker.

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seba said...

B/W: He loses the battle
B2/W2: He starts to feel unsure and begins to weaken


Justin McClarran said...

It loses the battle.


Mighty Mewtwo said...

It will lose the battle.


Eric Chan said...

It will lose the battle its in.


tvOBT said...

It loses the fight over territory



Kevin Hu said...

It will lose the battle.

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Milton Santoso said...

crustle will lose the battle


atif said...


it will lose

Bryan Bodjanac said...

it will weaken and lose the battle.


qwart said...

It feels unsure, gets weaker and loses the battle.



JWLim said...

In battles for territory, if a Crustle's shell breaks, that Crustle loses. However, in BW2 Pokedex entries, it states that it will feel unsure and begin to weaken.

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PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to atif for winning!