Monday, December 22, 2014

Crobat -- Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Review

Crobat Phantom Forces Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Crobat from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Set.  Crobat is a stage 2, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a free retreat cost.  Crobat's Ability is called Surprise Bite and allows you to put three damage counters on one of your opponent's Pokemon when evolving Golbat into Crobat.  Besides the Ability, Crobat has one move called Skill Dive, this move requires one colorless energy card and does 30 damage to one of your opponent's Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Crobat is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Zubat into play and then evolve it into Golbat before you can evolve Golbat into Crobat, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last couple of days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I like both of them combined very well, both have lower HP, but both work perfectly for a spread damage type deck, Zubat can do 10 damage to one of your opponent's Pokemon and Golbat can do 10 damage to each of your opponent's Pokemon plus it has a free retreat cost.  So knowing this about those two Pokemon and looking at this Crobat card, this card fits in perfectly with what the first two cards in this line could do.  I would definitely include this Pokemon family in any spread damage type deck, and would do the bulk of my damage with Golbat, then finish off the Pokemon with Crobat.  All three cards are quick to attack so they won't require much energy cards at all, and both Golbat and Crobat can be moved in and out of the active Pokemon spot for free.  So you can't go wrong with this Pokemon line, I would use a 3-2-2 line of this family in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an awesome Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Phantom Forces set and one I highly recommend using.  There is nothing at all I dislike about this card, it has a solid HP, free retreat cost, great Ability, and great move.  The only thing it doesn't have is the Ability to do massive damage in one turn, but if you include this card in a spread damage type deck like I've recommended, 30 damage is more than enough to knock out Pokemon.  So altogether, with Zubat, Golbat, and Crobat from this set, they are a 5 out of 5 rating, use this line if you're building a spread damage type deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Crobat from the Phantom Forces set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Gengar EX, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
What was the first English set to include a Crobat card?
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.


Skett Lp said...


brezaboy said...

The first English set which included a Crobat card was Neo Revelation set


Jamie Lee said...
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Cabal said...

The first English set that include a Crobat card was Neo Revelation set


Jamie Lee said...

I posted a comment previously and I said it was fossil. Checked again, Fossil only had Golbat. Think the real set is Neo Revelation

Jamie Lee

Josh Tilton said...

Neo revelation

Josh Tilton

Jingo 98 said...

First set to include a Crobat card was the Neo Revelation set.

Jingo 98

TCG Flame said...

Neo Revelation

TCG Flame

Geddy Lee said...

Neo Revelation

Geddy Lee

blackworld7 said...

Neo Revelation


יונתן ש.ק. said...

the set was neo revelation :)
yonatano94 is the name :)

RighteousForest said...

Crobat debuted as a card in the Neo Revelation set!

Righteous Forest

Matthew Christian said...

Crobat was in the Neo Revelation expansion and was card 4 out of 64. It was a grass type, had 90 HP, two attacks (Triggered Poison and Cross Attack), a weakness to Psychic, resistance to Fighting (-30), and a free retreat cost.


i don't have a youtube account

Lucas Hensley said...

The first english set to include Crobat was Neo Discovery

bicky bong said...

Neo discovery :D

Niruth Kashyap said...

Neo Revelation set

YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap


Niruth Kashyap said...

Neo Revelation set

YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap


PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to RighteousForest for winning!