Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Grumpig from the Pokemon XY Card Set. Grumpig is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy retreat cost. Grumpig does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Tricky Steps, this move requires two energy cards, one each of psychic and colorless, and does 30 damage. Also when using this move you may move an energy card attached to your opponent's active Pokemon to one of their benched Pokemon. Grumpig's second move is called Psybeam, this move requires three energy cards, two psychic and one colorless, and does 60 damage plus it confuses the defending Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Grumpig is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Spoink into play (I reviewed Spoink from this set yesterday) and then evolve Spoink into Grumpig. If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Grumpig was a very average, limited basic Pokemon card that could be used on its own but I would recommend against it. So if you choose to use Grumpig in your deck, I would only include a 1-1 line of Spoink and Grumpig and evolve Spoink on the bench, put three energy cards on Grumpig and when in the active Pokemon spot use Psybeam most turns. I actually think both of Grumpig's moves are above average so it will definitely help you out in a psychic type deck. I would take a hard look at using Tricky Steps when your opponent may knock you out and by moving an energy card off of them it might prevent them from attacking.
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 from the X and Y set. Besides having an above average hp, this card has two very good moves that are fairly fast to use. The only thing I don't really like about this card is its retreat cost but it isn't that bad. Overall, I would rate the line of Spoink and Grumpig from the X and Y set a 3 out of 5, they are average overall and work work well in all psychic type decks out there, but just not as the main Pokemon family. Individually I thought Spoink was average and gave it a 3, and thought Grumpig was above average and gave it a 4.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
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