Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Golbat -- Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Review

Golbat Plasma Storm Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
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.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Golbat from the Plasma Storm set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Golbat's stage 2 evolution in Crobat which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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How does Golbat evolve into Crobat?
Please respond by including your YouTube username and link to your YouTube channel.  If the question is quite tough, the first correct comment will win, otherwise I'll use a random number generator to choose a winner.

39 comments:

Arjen said...

Golbat evolves into Crobat when it grows a level and its Happiness is very high

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE6Y8XJQCRmJdpNjmVGhONA?feature=guide

Jeffrey Coe said...

high friendship

Morris @ S and F said...

It evolves from Golbat when leveled up with high friendship.

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IAAdmin said...

Golbat evolves into Crobat when it is leveled up with high friendship

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Jeffrey Coe said...

https://www.youtube.com/user/coejeffrey

sorry forgot my youtube

Ondra Kaše said...

Golbat evolves into Crobat when leveled up with high friendship.

yt: KaseO2
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Casper Involitre said...

Golbat evolves into Crobat when it is leveled up with high friendship

TheICasper

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zkranc said...

It evolves into Crobat after a level up, when it's friendship is at 220 or higher.

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Amirul Yew said...

Golbat evolve after being leveled up when their friendship level is at or above 220

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CMN said...

When leveled up with high friendship (220+)

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Zerker said...

level up golbat with friendship more than 220

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Matthew Bouvier said...

Zubat evolves into golbat and it evolves with a friend happiest by trading and by channel is ieatufordinner

Matthew Bouvier said...

My channel is WWW.YouTube.com/user/ieatufordinner

RakunZZa said...

Golbat evolves into Crobat when it's happiness is above 220.

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abcbbccbcdbc said...

Golbat evolves into Crobat when it levels up with Happiness>220

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Tyler Chen said...

Golbat evolves into Crobat once it has leveled itself at least once and has a happiness level of over 220.

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Daniel Fermo de Oliveira said...

When leveled up with 220+ friendship

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TK said...

Golbat Must reach at least 220 happiness then level up to evolve into Crobat.

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Danilo masp said...

level up when happy with the trainer

daniloim89

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Kpwbo said...

Golbat evolves into Crobat when it levels up while have a high friendship/happiness (at or above 220).

kpwbo

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Vismos said...

Golbat evolves when it has a lot of friendship and grows a level

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Kim Hoong said...

It evolves into Crobat after a level up, when it's friendship is higher than 220.

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2Sw04BX5BRdNGbpuHss6mg

Simon Perovnik said...

It evolves from Golbat when leveled up with high friendship.

TheGumpec

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Mohanned tarek said...

Golbat evolves to crobat after being leveled up when their friendship level is at or above 220
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Calvin Gomes said...

Golbat evolves with high friendship. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZhkC1G-c_mwx06W-oO96hA?feature=guide

Orelho said...
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Orelho said...

Golbat evolves into Crobat when it's leveled up with at least 220 points of friendship.

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Jurgen Borg said...

with 220 or more friendship with its trusted partner :)

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Jeff Hardy Immortal said...

220 or more friendship points =D
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Epokedl smith said...

When it levels up and it has 220 or more of friendship points!

epokedl
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timihari said...

Golbat evolves when it levels up with 220 or more friendship/happiness.

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tomorowlandude said...

It evolves from Golbat when leveled up with high friendship.

tomorowlandude
http://www.youtube.com/user/tomorowlandude

Justin McClarran said...

When its friendship is higher than 220.

YT: Justin McClarran

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpqMAp2tZkhFdgFPo-QQF5w

TheTCF42 said...

Golbat evolves when its friendship is at a high enough number.

TheTCF42

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Marcus Carter said...

Golbat evolves into Crobat when it's Happiness is high upon leveling up.

http://www.youtube.com/user/cartermarcus04

upgrade008 said...

Golbat evolves into Crobat when it is leveled up with high friendship

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BadgerNappa said...

When it levels up and it has 220 or more of friendship points!

BadgerNappa
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kokum66 said...

Golbat evolves with high happiness or friendship.
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PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Kim for winning!