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.
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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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