Friday, December 26, 2014

Gulpin -- Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Review

Gulpin Phantom Forces Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gulpin from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Set.  Gulpin is a basic, psychic type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Gulpin does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Poison Gas, this move requires one psychic energy card and poisons the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when you flip a coin.  Gulpin's second move is called Sludge Bomb, this move requires three energy cards, one psychic and two colorless, and does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Gulpin is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Swalot, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So, on its own I would stay away from this card at all costs.  Not only does this card require three energy cards to for sure do damage, but when you do get three energy cards on this card it does well below the average amount of damage three energy cards normally do.  And if you choose to use this card just for Poison Gas, it requires a coin flip, thus making this move not good as well.  So I really don't see a scenario where I would recommend playing this card on its own.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Swalot, this card is a very poor Basic Pokemon card.  Other than having an average HP, this card has two very poor moves and a higher retreat cost.  So unless you're using this card with Swalot, stay away from it at all costs.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Gulpin from the Phantom Forces set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Gulpin's stage 1 evolution Swalot, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

Free Pokemon TCG Online Code Cards:
Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
At what level does Gulpin evolve into Swalot?
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.


ido guttman said...


ido guttman

GM Giorgos said...

Gulpin evolves at level 26 to Swalot

GM Giorgos

brezaboy said...

Gulpin evolves into Swalot at level 26


Skett Lp said...

skett / skett lp

riyad I said...

In the tcg, swalot is either level 35 or 40.

Tauhid Ibrahim said...


Tauhid Ibrahim

lens baad said...

Gulpin Evolves on Level 26

Username : Lens Baad

TCG Flame said...

lvl 26

TCG Flame

Niruth Kashyap said...

Level 26

YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap


יונתן ש.ק. said...

lv. 26 :)

Oskar Zuk said...

Gulpin evolves at level 26

My youtue:

blackworld7 said...

lvl 26


pikachutobal said...

lvl 26


Sérgio said...


Gulpin evolves into Swallot at lvl 26.

username Sérgio


ljrockinglife2 said...

Evolves al level 26

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Cabal said...

Gulpin evolves into Swalot at level 26.


riyad I said...

Gulpin evolves into Swalot at level 26.
riyad I

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to pikachutobal for winning!