Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Golbat from the Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Set. Golbat is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80. It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Golbat does not have an Ability and it only has one move. The only move it has is called Spiral Drain, this move requires two energy cards, one each of psychic and colorless, and does 20 damage, when using this move you can also heal 20 damage from Golbat.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Golbat is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get 1 of the two Zubat cards from this set into play (I reviewed both the past two days) and then evolve Zubat into Golbat. Golbat does have a stage 2 evolution in Crobat 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 Golbat is the final evolution in this line. So after reviewing both Zubat cards from this set, I would recommend using the first Zubat card in this set, #52/135, with this Golbat card because both have the same move, Spiral Drain. I would use this version of Zubat because it has a higher hp, and it can heal damage every turn it attacks. I would try and evolve Zubat into Golbat on the bench and then move Golbat into the active Pokemon spot as soon as possible when you can evolve Zubat. I would put two energy cards on Golbat, and then use Spiral Drain every turn, trying to stay in the active Pokemon spot as long as possible so that I could set up my other benched Pokemon. I would actually use this line in a psychic type deck, I would use a 1-1 line of the Zubat card I mentioned and this Golbat card.
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 has a below average hp, I am still giving this card an average rating because I like that Spiral Drain heals 20 damage per turn from Golbat, so early on in the game this card will take awhile to get knocked out. Also this card does have a low retreat cost, and 20 damage for two energy cards is a pretty standard move. So if you are looking to add a card or two to a psychic type deck I don't think you can go wrong by using Zubat and Golbat from the Plasma Storm set in your deck.
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