Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Galvantula from the Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Set. Galvantula is a stage 1, lightning type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a free retreat cost. Galvantula does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move this card has is called Discharge, this move requires one lightning energy card and does 30 damage times the number of lightning energy cards you discard from Galvantula when you discard all the lightning type energy cards attached to it. Galvantula's second move is called Signal Beam, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 30 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin this move also confuses the defending Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Galvantula is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Joltik into play (I reviewed Joltik from this set yesterday) and then evolve Joltik into Galvantula. If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Joltik wasn't a great Pokemon card to put into the active Pokemon spot before it evolves so I would definitely recommend keeping Joltik on the bench, evolving it into Galvantula and then moving Galvantula into the active Pokemon spot at an opportune time. One thing that is good about Galvantula is that if you have to put Joltik into the active Pokemon spot before you want to, you can quickly evolve Joltik into Galvantula and retreat it for free. You'll more than likely want to use this Pokemon line in a lightning type deck but you could use Signal Beam in any deck. I would use this card in a lightning type deck and use Signal Beam most turns until you need one last desperation move, then I would use Discharge and hopefully do at least 60 damage. I wouldn't use this line in a deck, but if you choose to I wouldn't use more than a 1-1 line of Joltik and Galvantula.
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 and a Pokemon line that I would probably leave out of a lightning type deck. I say this because neither Galvantula nor Joltik have a very high hp, and even those this card has the potential to do a fair amount of damage, I wouldn't waste so many energy cards on a card that won't last long in play. On this Galvantula card I do like that one of its moves requires colorless energy cards so it makes the card work well in dual type decks, but I don't like how Discharge discards all the lightning energy cards attached to this card. So overall, I would have to give the Pokemon line of Joltik and Galvantula a 2 out of 5 rating, both cards from this set are below average cards.
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