Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Diggersby from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Set. Diggersby is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Diggersby does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Smithereen Smash, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 30 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin, your opponent must discard an energy card attached to their active Pokemon. Diggersby's second move is called Earthquake, for three colorless energy cards, this move does 80 damage, however it does do 10 damage to each of your own benched Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Diggersby is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Bunnelby into play (I reviewed Bunnelby from this set yesterday) and then evolve Bunnelby into Diggersby. If you read yesterday's review of Bunnelby, you'll know that I thought that card was a below average Basic Pokemon card, mainly because it was limited in what it could do, with it only being able to do 10 damage per turn, or if you wanted to put three energy cards on it, it could do a very poor 30 damage. So knowing this about Bunnelby and looking at this Diggersby card, this line of Pokemon wouldn't be a bad line to include into any type deck if you use a 1-1 line. You could get Bunnelby into the active Pokemon spot to start the game, do 10 damage right away, then quickly evolve Bunnelby into Diggersby, using Smithereen Smash the first time, or any time 30 damage will knock out the defending Pokemon, and Earthquake after that. If you do use Earthquake quite a bit, you'll want to make sure to figure out a way to quickly remove damage from your benched Pokemon, and I know some Pokemon cards in the Primal Clash set will do this for you.
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. This card does have an above average HP, and two moves, but both are pretty average unless you can quickly remove damage from your benched Pokemon, if you can do this, I would give Diggersby a 4 rating. However, together with Bunnelby from this set, I think both cards are average, and would definitely recommend considering these two cards when building a deck.
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