Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Galvantula from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Set. Galvantula is a stage 1, lightning type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Galvantula does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Cobweb Trip, for one lightning energy card this move allows you to move your opponent's active Pokemon to their bench and move one of their benched Pokemon into that spot, plus it confuses the newly active Pokemon. Galvantula's second move is called Electroweb, this move requires three energy cards to use, two colorless and one lightning, and does 60 damage, plus your opponent can't retreat their active Pokemon during their next turn.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Galvantula is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Joltik into play (I reviewed Joltik from this set yesterday) and then evolve Joltik into Galvantula. If you read yesterday's review of Joltik, you'll know that I thought that card was very poor, the main cause of this was because the card only had 30 HP, which made it pretty much unable to use in the active Pokemon spot because it would get knocked out right away. So knowing this about Joltik and looking at this Galvantula card, if you want to use this Pokemon family in a deck, definitely don't use more than a 1-1 line because both Pokemon have extremely low HP. I would recommend setting up this line on the bench and getting 3 energy cards onto Galvantula before putting it into the active Pokemon spot. I would then use Cobweb Trip the first turn, moving one of your opponent's weaker Pokemon into the active Pokemon spot, then the next turn using Electroweb to hopefully knock that Pokemon out, I would continue with that strategy for as long as possible. This Galvantula card may work well in a spread damage type deck as well because if the benched Pokemon have damage on them already, it will be that much easier to knock them out with Electroweb.
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 Phantom Forces set. Besides having a lower HP, I like everything else on this card. It has a low retreat cost, and two moves that work very well together. If you are patient when playing the TCG, and can use Cobweb Trip one turn and Electroweb the next, this Galvantula card can be very good to you. Overall, I would give Joltik and Galvantula from the Phantom Forces set a 2 out of 5 rating, individually I gave Joltik a 1 and Galvantula a 3.
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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Galvantula from the Phantom Forces set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of the first of two Helioptile cards, which are from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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