Thursday, January 8, 2015

Gigalith -- Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Review

Gigalith Phantom Forces Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gigalith from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Set.  Gigalith is a stage 2, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Gigalith's Ability is called High Density Armor, this ability reduces attacks done to Gigalith by 50 if Gigalith is attacked when it has a full HP and no damage on it.  Besides the Ability, Gigalith just has one move called Overdrive Smash, this move requires four energy cards, three fighting and one colorless, and does 60 damage plus 40 more damage if you use Overdrive Smash two turns in a row.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Gigalith is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Roggenrola into play and then evolve it into Boldore before you can evolve Boldore into Gigalith, 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 both cards weren't above average and combined I gave them a 2 out of 5 rating, both could do a fair amount of damage but both were slow on the attack and had high retreat costs.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at this Gigalith card, if you want a very powerful Pokemon in your deck, this card is definitely worth a look.  Since it is a Stage 2 card, you're going to have to be patient to be able to use this card, I would set up this entire line on the bench since it requires many energy cards to attack, and by moving Gigalith into the active Pokemon spot when it has four energy cards on it, will allow you to use Gigalith's Ability the first time that it is attacked.  Of course, since this card only has one move, you'll just need to use this move turn after turn.  I would try and include some Potion cards in the deck to keep Gigalith's Ability as close to full as possibility to utilize its Ability more.  This card like I said is powerful, but I can't see building a deck around this card, so I wouldn't use more than a 1-1-1 line of this family.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Phantom Forces set.  I like how this card has a good Ability that makes the card good defense wise, and the one move it has can basically do 80 damage per turn.  However, when I include this card with the first two Pokemon in this family from the Phantom Forces set, I can only give the line a 3 out of 5 rating at the best.  Overall, the line is slow, can do great attacks, but also have very high retreat costs.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Gigalith from the Phantom Forces set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Murkrow, 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 --
What is the highest rarity of any Gigalith card in the English TCG?
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.


brezaboy said...

The highest rarity of any Gigalith card in the English TCG is Rare Holo


Niruth Kashyap said...

Rare holo

YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap


Snaily said...

Rare holo, in Dragons Exalted and Phantom Forces.

Youtube name: Happycat


otavio said...

Rare Holo
Aura Guardian

Rolands Anspoks said...

Rare halo
Rolands Anspoks

Cabal said...

Rare Holo


Victiniburst430 said...

A rare holo

Simon Zumbach said...

The highest rarity of any Gigalith card in the English TCG is Rare holo.
Simon Zumbach

crosswise98 said...

Rare Holo

blackworld7 said...

Rare holo


PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to crosswise98 for winning!