Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Golbat from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card set. Golbat is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 70. It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a free retreat cost. Golbat's Ability is called Sneaky Bite and allows you to place two damage counters on one of your opponent's Pokemon when you move Golbat from your hand to evolve one of your Zubat in play. Besides the Ability, Golbat just has one move called Swoop Across, this move requires one colorless energy and it does 10 damage to each of your opponent's Pokemon in play.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Golbat is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Zubat into play (I reviewed Zubat from this set yesterday) and then evolve Zubat into Golbat. Golbat does have a stage 2 evolution in Crobat that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed that card yet, the strategy below will act like Golbat is the final evolution in this line. So if you read yesterday's review of Zubat, you'll know that I thought the card was a below average Basic Pokemon card, at least on its own. I would still recommend using the card in a deck because it could do 10 damage to any of the opponent's Pokemon in play, but the card was quite limited overall with only one move and 50 HP. So knowing this about Zubat and looking at this Golbat card, if you're building a spread damage type deck, I would highly recommend using this Pokemon line in a deck. Both Zubat and Golbat can do spread damage and since Golbat has a free retreat cost, this card works perfectly in any type deck, you can attach any energy card you like to it, and do 10 damage to each of your opponent's Pokemon. I would probably put a 1-1 line in a deck, try and get this line into the active Pokemon spot very early in the game and get a ton of damage spread around your opponent's Pokemon, setting up those Pokemon for many one hit knock outs later in the game.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is a great Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Phantom Forces set. This card doesn't have the greatest HP and can't do a ton of damage each turn, but I would still highly recommend using this card in a deck because it can attack quickly, do damage to several Pokemon at once, and can retreat for free. So together with Zubat, I would give this line a 4 out of 5 rating, definitely use this Pokemon family if you are building a spread damage type deck. So even though I gave Zubat a 2 out of 5 rating, make sure to use this line in a deck.
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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Golbat from the Phantom Forces set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Golbat's stage 2 evolution in Crobat which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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