Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Vibrava from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set. Vibrava is a stage 1, dragon type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80. It has a x2 weakness to dragon type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Vibrava does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. Its first move is called Quick Turn, this move requires one grass energy card and does 20 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip two coins. Vibrava's second move is called Sand Pulse, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one fighting, and does 50 damage plus 10 damage to each of your opponent's benched Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, you'll more than likely use this card with its stage 2 evolution in Flygon, but since I haven't reviewed that card yet, this strategy will evolve around only using Trapinch and Vibrava in a deck, not Flygon. One thing to note about this Pokemon line is that Trapinch is purely a fighting type Pokemon card, but both Flygon and Vibrava are Dragon Type Pokemon which require both fighting and grass type energy cards. So with that being said, you'll want to use this card in a fighting and grass type deck. I would try and keep Trapinch on the bench and then evolve it into Vibrava. I would then attach three energy cards to Vibrava, wait until my opponent has a full bench then move Vibrava into the active Pokemon spot and use Sand Pulse every turn. If you have to put Vibrava into the active Pokemon spot before it has three energy cards on it you'll have to use Quick Turn instead of Sand Pulse. Besides putting this card in a fighting and grass type deck, you'll want to use this card in a spread damage type deck, doing this will allow for Vibrava's Sand Pulse move to be even more effective than it is already. I would consider putting a 1-1 or 2-2 line of Trapinch and Vibrava in a fighting and grass or just fighting type deck if you're using this card for Sand Pulse.
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. Even though this card does have a below average hp and has one weak move in Quick Turn, I am still giving this card an average rating. I really like Vibrava's Sand Pulse move and the fact that it has a low retreat cost. So I would definitely recommend using this card as well as Trapinch in a deck.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Vibrava from the Boundaries Crossed set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Vibrava's stage 2 evolution in Flygon which is also from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
What rarities were the first English Vibrava cards and what set were these cards in?
Please respond by including a comment with a link to your YouTube channel, and of course the right answer. If the question is easy I will use a random number generator to select a winner, otherwise the first correct commenter will win.