Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Watchog from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set. Watchog is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Watchog does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move this card has is called Hypnoblast, this move requires one colorless energy card and does 20 damage to the defending Pokemon plus puts that Pokemon to sleep. Watchog's second move is called Psych Up, this move does 30 damage for two colorless energy turns, however if you choose to use this move two turns in a row, the second time you use Psych Up it does 60 damage instead of 30.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Watchog is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Patrat into play (I reviewed Patrat from this set yesterday) and then evolve Patrat into Watchog. If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Patrat was a below average Pokemon card in this set, so even though I haven't reviewed this card yet, I would suggest using the Patrat from Plasma Storm numbered 111, on a side note, there are many Patrat cards from the Black and White sets but none of them are very good. Because Patrat isn't the greatest, I would try and keep Patrat on the bench, start attaching energy cards to it and then evolve it into Watchog and put Watchog into the active Pokemon spot as early as possible. I would do this because I want to be able to put the defending Pokemon to sleep and then have time to setup the rest of my benched Pokemon. So I would actually use Hypnoblast most turns unless Psych Up would knock the defending Pokemon out. Because Patrat isn't the greatest, I would use a 1-1 line of Patrat and Watchog in any type deck. This line would be a nice addition to a deck that has a lot of Pokemon that inflict special conditions on the defending Pokemon.
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. Everything about this card is pretty good, it has an average hp, low retreat cost, and two good moves. I like how this Pokemon card can attack very quickly and also put the defending Pokemon to sleep at the same time, that way you can set up your other Pokemon. I also like the fact that both of Watchog's moves are quick and both do a good amount of damage. So I would definitely recommend considering to use this Pokemon family in any deck you have. Overall, I would give Patrat and Watchog a 3 out of 5 rating.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Watchog from the Boundaries Crossed set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Lillipup which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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