Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Garbodor from the Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Set. This is the second of two consecutive Garbodor cards I'll be reviewing from this set. This Garbodor card is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110. It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. So these things are the same as yesterday's Garbodor card. Like yesterday's card, this Garbodor does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move this card has is called Ensnarl, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 20 damage times the number of colorless energy cards in the defending Pokemon's retreat cost. Garbodor's second move is called Double Ducts, this move requires four energy cards, three colorless and one psychic, and does 80 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip two coins.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Garbodor is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get one of the three Trubbish cards from this set into play (I reviewed all three of those cards the past couple of days and have compared them in the final Trubbish review) and then evolve Trubbish into Garbodor. Like I mentioned earlier in this post, there are two Garbodor cards from this set, I will compare the two of them in the rating section. So whichever Trubbish card you choose to use with Garbodor, you'll want to evolve Trubbish into Garbodor when you have two energy cards on it so that when you evolve you can use Ensnarl right away. Because this move may not do any damage at all, I would suggest keeping Garbodor on the bench until your opponent puts a Pokemon with at least a three colorless energy card retreat cost in the active Pokemon spot, then I would move in Garbodor and use Ensarl. I don't think I would take the time to put four energy cards on this card to use Double Ducts. So if you were to use this card in a deck, I wouldn't use more than a 1-1 line of Trubbish and Garbodor, however I definitely prefer the other Garbodor card from this set more.
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 and it is definitely worse than the other Garbodor card in this set. I am giving it an average rating even though it has two moves and an above average hp because this card has a high retreat cost, and neither of Garbodor's moves can be counted on to do damage every turn. Plus, this card is much slower than yesterday's card. If you want to use this card in a deck, I would pair it with the other Garbodor card from this set so that if you have the choice you would keep this card on the bench or in your hand and use the other Garbodor in battle, only using this card if you face a Pokemon with a high retreat cost. So if I was to rate this line, using this Garbodor card, I would give it a 3 out of 5 rating.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Garbodor from the Plasma Storm set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of the first of two Elgyem Pokemon cards from this set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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