Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Trapinch from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set. Trapinch is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 60. It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to lightning type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Trapinch does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. Trapinch's first move is called Smithereen Smash, this move requires one colorless energy card and allows you to discard an energy card from your opponent's active Pokemon if you get a heads when you flip a coin. Trapinch's second move is called Bite, this move requires two energy cards, one each of fighting and colorless, and does 20 damage.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Trapinch has a stage 1 evolution in Vibrava, and a stage 2 evolution in Flygon, I would recommend including both those two Pokemon in a deck with Trapinch. More than likely I would recommend this, I'll be reviewing both evolution cards in the next two days. I probably wouldn't use Trapinch on its own because it only has one move that does damage every turn and it requires two energy cards to use it. If this card is used with its evolutions this card is better but as a starter it is just okay. If you get Trapinch into the active Pokemon spot you'll want to use Bite if you can every turn, unless you are forced to use Trapinch against a Pokemon that requires a ton of energy to attack, you may want to risk not doing damage and use Smithereen Smash instead to further prevent the defending Pokemon from doing damage. Again, I would not use this card in a deck on its own, but if you do choose to, I wouldn't use more than one.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating. In my opinion, this is a below average basic Pokemon card and a basic Pokemon card that should not be used on its own in a deck. The reason this card is below average is because neither of its moves are very impressive, Bite isn't bad, but when it is the only move that does damage, it makes it seem worse than it is. Other than the two below average moves, Trapinch does have an average hp and low retreat cost, but there are definitely better basic Pokemon out there to use if you're looking to get one more Pokemon card into your deck.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
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