Saturday, December 20, 2014

Zubat -- Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Review

Zubat Phantom Forces Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Zubat from the Phantom Forces set.  Zubat is a basic, psychic type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Zubat does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Skill Dive, this move requires one colorless energy card and does 10 damage to one of your opponent's Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Zubat is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Golbat and a stage 2 evolution in Crobat, which I'll be reviewing the next two days, you'll more than likely want to use those cards with this Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed those cards yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolutions.  So on its own, you could definitely use this card as a starter type Pokemon in any type deck, but I would not use more than one of these if you choose to use Zubat without its evolutions.  Because Zubat only has 50 HP and can only do 10 damage maximum, the card will be quite limited later on in games.  But this card does work well at the beginning of games because it can attack any of your opponent's Pokemon and it would be a perfect starter type Pokemon in a spread damage type deck or with a deck featured around a Pokemon that does additional damage if the defending Pokemon already has damage on it.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card from the Phantom Forces set.  Even though I still would use this card in a deck, it is just really limited overall that is why I'm giving it a little lower rating.  If this card had 60 HP and a second move it would be a great card, but since it has 50 HP and only one move I have to give it a 2 rating.  Nevertheless, this card can be used as a starter type Pokemon in a spread damage type deck since it can attack any Pokemon it pleases.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Zubat from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Zubat's stage 1 evolution in Golbat, which is also 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 --
What was the first English set to include a Zubat card, and what rarity was that card?
Please comment with your answer and a link to your YouTube channel.  Only one entry per person per day.  Approximately 24 hours after this review has been posted, I will use a random number generator to select a commenter who has commented with the correct answer. 


Skett Lp said...

first zubat was ex hidden legends it was an common card

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brezaboy said...

First English set to include a Zubat card was Fossil set and the rarity of the card was Common


Niruth Kashyap said...

Fossil set and common rarity

YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap


TCG Flame said...

Fossil set;common rarity

TCG Flame

RighteousForest said...

Zubat didn't get a card until the third set of the TCG, Fossil, where it was a Common card.

Righteous Forest

Tauhid Ibrahim said...

Fossil Set

Tauhid Ibrahim

crosswise98 said...

Fossil common

Josh Tilton said...

It was in the fossil set, and it was a common card!

Josh Tilton

The Trixter said...

The first set to contain Zubat was the Fossil Set. It was a common card.

-The Trixter

Edgardo Iglesias said...

The set was Fossil Set and it was a common rarity.


Jingo 98 said...

The first set was the Fossil Set, and the rarity was a common card.

Jingo 98

Rukario Nite said...

The first set with a zubat included in was fossil. The set was also a leaf type,but it was weak to psychic instead of fire. Fossil is also the smallest set in existence.

-Rukarionite (IGN of PTCGO)

Cabal said...

Fossil set was the first English set to include a Zubat card and its rarity was a Common.


Pyroar TCG said...
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Pyroar TCG said...

Fossil set and rarity is common

Geddy Lee said...

Fossil set, it was a common

Geddy Lee

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to brezaboy for winning!