Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gourgeist from the Pokemon XY Card Set. Gourgeist is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to darkness type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy retreat cost. Gourgeist does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Eerie Voice, this move requires one psychic energy card and allows you to put 2 damage counters on each of your opponent's Pokemon. Gourgeist's second move is called Spirit Scream, this move requires two psychic energy cards and allows you to put damage counters on each active Pokemon, yours and your opponent's, until they each have 10 hp left on them.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Gourgeist is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Pumpkaboo into play (I reviewed Pumpkaboo from this set yesterday) and then evolve Pumpkaboo into Gourgeist. If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Pumpkaboo was a very poor basic Pokemon card especially since its retreat cost was higher than the cost of its only attack which also doesn't do any damage. Because Pumpkaboo isn't very good, you'll definitely want to evolve into Gourgeist on the bench. All you need is one energy card on Gourgeist before moving it to the active Pokemon spot. While in that spot, you can use Eerie Voice every turn unless you're facing a really high hp Pokemon like a Mega Evolution EX, then you should use Spirit Scream and almost knock it out. I would definitely recommend using this card in not only psychic type decks but decks that spread damage around. I would use a 2-2 line of Pumpkaboo and Gourgeist.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is an excellent stage 1 Pokemon card. I really like everything about this card, it has an above average hp, and two great moves that not only do a lot of damage but are fast to use. You should definitely include this in spread damage type decks and this Pokemon family would make a great addition to psychic type decks as well. I see the Gourgeist card as a great way to prevent and even take down EX and Mega EX cards. Overall, I would give this line a 4 out of 5 rating, even though Pumpkaboo was a 1 individually, I think overall this Pokemon family is awesome!
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