Thursday, February 21, 2013

Skarmory #95/149 -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Skarmory Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Skarmory from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two consecutive Skarmory cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  This Skarmory card is a basic, metal type Pokemon card with an hp of 80. It has a x2 weakness to fire type  Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Skarmory does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move it has is called Claw, this move does 20 damage for one metal energy cards, however if you get a tails when flipping a coin to use this move, this move does nothing.  Skarmory's second move is called Drill Peck and for three energy cards, two colorless and one metal, this move does 50 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Skarmory is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  Because there are two Skarmory cards in this set, I am going to say right away that I would prefer using the other card from this set (sight unseen) or not use a Skarmory card at all.  I say this because I do not like this card at all, but I will complain more about this card in the rating section.  If you do decide to use this card in your deck, which I would not, I would try to move it into the active Pokemon spot right away since it can do 20 damage for one energy card, and it has a high hp for a basic Pokemon so you can do 20 damage every turn until you get three energy cards on it, then you can use Drill Peck and do 50 damage instead of 20.  However, this strategy is flawed, because Skarmory may end up not being able to do much damage because Claw may fail when you're using it, and by the time you get three energy cards on Skarmory it may be knocked out.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very bad basic Pokemon card that I would not use at any cost in a deck.  For one, this is a metal type card, and metal type Pokemon just aren't that popular.  Secondly, neither of Skarmory moves are very good, both are below average, and because Skarmory's second move requires three energy cards to use, it would have been nice if Skarmory would have had a higher hp.  So let's hope the other Skarmory card from this set is better, because this one is absolutely terrible.

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

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Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
What other Pokemon have two cards in the Boundaries Crossed set, like Skarmory does?
Please respond by including the correct answer and a link to your YouTube channel.

20 comments:

anttangz said...

psyduck and golduck
http://www.youtube.com/user/MegaDryBone?feature=mhee

Carlos Escalona Esteban said...

Psyduck, Golduck, Keldeo, Croagunk, Mienfoo and the EX with their full art cards.

Daniel Fermo de Oliveira said...
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tvOBT said...

Psyduck, Golduck, Keldeo, Croagunk, Skarmory, and Mienfoo

Black and White Kyurem have EX Counterparts, Keldeo has an EX Counterpart

Full graphic holo's also duplicate Celebi EX, Keldeo EX, Celebi EX, Black Kyurem EX, White Kyurem EX, Landorus EX

It should also be noted:

Rocky Helmet has a duplicate
Biana, Cheren, and Skyla have a full graphic holo duplicate

www.youtube.com/magicmerliny

Daniel Fermo de Oliveira said...

Psyduck (32 & 33)
Golduck (34 & 35)
Croagunk (64 & 65)
Mienfoo (86 & 87)

And then there are the Full Art version of some cards that aren't really the same ones

http://www.youtube.com/user/KungWei

JWLim said...

The following cards have two cards in the Boundaries Crossed expansion: Psyduck, Golduck, Keldeo, Croagunk, Mienfoo

The following cards have a normal version and a EX version: Black Kyurem, White Kyurem, Keldeo

The following cards are released as normal cards and full art cards: Skyla, all Pokemon EX.

The Rocky Helmet also has two cards.


Youtube Username: Jwern1994
Channel Link: http://www.youtube.com/user/Jwern1994

GamerodyBill said...
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GamerodyBill said...

Two normal pokemon cards: Psyduck Golduck Croagunk Mienfoo
A normal and a EX pokemon cards: Black/White Kyurem Keldeo
Rocky Helmet
All EX with full arts
http://www.youtube.com/user/GamerodyBill

Phlosio Auditore said...

Psyduck, Golduck, Keldeo, Croagunk, Skarmory, and Mienfoo

And Ex cards ( normal and FA )


http://www.youtube.com/user/Typhlosion990?feature=mhee

papiku said...

Celebi,Psyduck,Golduck,Mienfoo, Cresselia,Landorus.

user:papiku


http://www.youtube.com/user/slicerys?feature=mhee

Unknown said...

pokemons: Psyduck, Golduck, Keldeo, Croagunk, Mienfoo (+ Skarmory)

EX pokemons: Black Kyurem, White Kyurem, Keldeo

http://youtube.com/user/kadetoster

Okan Acar said...

Psyduck, Golduck, Keldeo, Croagunk, Mienfoo

http://www.youtube.com/user/ceza961

atif said...

Psyduck, Golduck, Keldeo, Croagunk, Mienfoo

Black Kyurem, White Kyurem, Keldeo (ex)

Rocky Helmet

tricky question thou


https://www.youtube.com/user/atifdon15

Colaman-112 said...

Psyduck (32,33)
Golduck (34,35)
Keldeo (47,48)
Croagunk (64,65)
Mienfoo (86,87)
Rocky Helmet(133,153)

FA:s
Celebi EX
Keldeo EX
Cresselia EX
Landorus EX
Black Kyurem EX
White Kyurem EX
Skyla

http://www.youtube.com/user/Colaman112

cy said...

Psyduck, Golduck, Croagunk, Mienfoo, Keldeo

Normal and Ex cards: Black Kyurem, White Kyurem, Keldeo

And the Ex cards with full art versions.

Youtube: EsIw90

Link: http://www.youtube.com/user/EsIw90?feature=mhee

Hannah lobban said...

Psyduck, Golduck, Keldeo, Croagunk, Mienfoo, celebi ex keldeo ex, Cresselia ex, Landorus EX, Black Kyurem ex, white kyurem EX

bmn710 said...

Psyduck, Golduck, Keldeo, Croagunk, Mienfoo

EX pokemons: Black Kyurem, White Kyurem, Keldeo

duecebigilo2

http://www.youtube.com/user/duecebigilo2?feature=mhee

YunokiAz said...

Psyduck, Golduck, Keldeo, Croagunk, Mienfoo, Rocky helmet

Username: YunokiAz

Link:http://www.youtube.com/user/YunokiAz?feature=mhee

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Colaman112 for winning!

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Colaman112 for winning!