Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Dugtrio from the Pokemon XY Card Set. Dugtrio is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy retreat cost. Dugtrio does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Earthquake, for one fighting energy card this move does 60 damage, however it also does 10 damage to each of your benched Pokemon. Dugtrio's second move is called Rock Tumble, this move also does 60 damage but for three energy cards, two colorless and one fighting.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Dugtrio is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Diglett into play (I reviewed Diglett from this set yesterday) and then evolve Diglett into Dugtrio. If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Diglett was an average to slightly below average basic Pokemon card that probably shouldn't be used on its own but would be okay using with this Dugtrio card. If you decide to use this Pokemon family in your fighting type deck, I would recommend using a 2-2 or 1-1 line, evolving Diglett into Dugtrio on the bench and putting 3 energy cards on Dugtrio so when it is moved to the active Pokemon spot you can use Rock Tumble right away. If you pair this Dugtrio card with a Pokemon that can move damage counters from your own Pokemon to your opponent's Pokemon, you'll definitely want to use Earthquake often, but if you don't have the necessary Pokemon, stay away from Earthquake.
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 from the X and Y set. Even though both of Dugtrio's moves can do 60 damage, neither are really above average moves so Dugtrio is just a solid stage 1 Pokemon card that can easily be inserted into a plethora of fighting type decks out there. I would give the family of Diglett and Dugtrio a 3 out of 5 rating as well, individually Diglett was a 2, Dugtrio a 3.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Dugtrio from the X and Y set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Rhyhorn, which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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