Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Herdier from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set. Herdier is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Herdier does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move this card has is called Bite, this move requires one colorless energy card and does 20 damage to the defending Pokemon. Herdier's second move is called Take Down, this move requires three colorless energy cards and does 60 damage, however when using this move it does 10 damage to Herdier.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Herdier is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Lillipup into play (I reviewed Lillipup from this set yesterday) and then evolve Lillipup into Herdier. Herdier does have a stage 2 evolution in Stoutland that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed that card yet, the strategy below will act like Herdier is the final evolution in this line. So if you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Lillipup was a slightly below average basic Pokemon card. So with that being said, if you can, keep that card on the bench, evolve it into Herdier then attach up to three energy cards to Herdier and use Take Down most turns. The thing you'll have to watch out for with this card is that Herdier already has a lower than average hp and with Take Down doing damage to Herdier it will knock out Herdier fairly fast. So it is better to get this card into the active Pokemon spot early in the game so you face weaker Pokemon. I would not use this line so far in my deck, but if you choose to I wouldn't want to use more than 1 each of Lillipup and Herdier.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is a below average stage 1 Pokemon card. So it looks like the first two Pokemon in this Pokemon family aren't that great in the Boundaries Crossed set. I do like that this card can be in any deck, but this card has a low hp, and neither of its moves is too great. So I would not recommend using this card in your deck.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Herdier from the Boundaries Crossed set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Herdier's stage 2 evolution in Stoutland which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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