Monday, February 22, 2016

Granbull -- BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Review

Granbull BREAKthrough Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Granbull from the BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Set.  Granbull is a stage 1, fairy type Pokemon card, with an hp of 120. It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to darkness type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Granbull does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Startling Bark, for two colorless energy cards this move allows you to randomly choose three of your opponent's cards in their hand and have them show them to you and put them back into their deck.  Granbull's second move is called Tantrum, and for three energy cards, two colorless and one fairy, this move does 120 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Granbull is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Snubbull into play (I reviewed Snubbull from this set yesterday) and then evolve Snubbull into Granbull.  If you read yesterday's review of Snubbull, you'll know that I thought that card was a below average Basic Pokemon card, it had two moves and an above average HP, but there really wasn't anything useful on the card.  So knowing this about Snubbull and looking at this Granbull card, the only reason you would want to use this card is for Tantrum, which does major damage for three energy cards.  So you'll want to only use a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family in a deck, set up Granbull on the bench, make sure you have a way to remove confusion, and use Tantrum every turn.  Because this is really all Granbull can do, and it gets confused each turn, I would not base a deck around this card or make it a mainstay in all of your decks, but in turn, it is really just a small, yet powerful option for a fairy type deck.

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 BREAKthrough set.  Like Snubbull from this set, this card has a well above average HP, but is slow on the attack, even though Granbull's first move is quicker, it is based off a coin flip and I am not a fan.  So if you want to risk knocking out Granbull in one move by using Tantrum when confused or have no problem using trainer cards to cure Granbull's confusion each turn, this is a powerful card to include in a fairy type deck.  Together with Snubbull from this set, I cannot give higher than a 2 out of 5 rating.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Granbull from the BREAKthrough set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Ralts, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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What was the first English set to include a Granbull card?
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Kai Tung Ng said...

The first English expansion to include a Granbull card was Neo Genesis (Uncommon: 37/111).

Kai Tung Ng

John Fleischli said...

The first english set that included Grandbull was Neo Genesis.

John Fleischli

JDPTPokemon said...

The first english set that included Grandbull was Neo Genesis.


kadetoster said...

The first English set that included Granbull was Neo Genesis. (#37/111)

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UmbreonFan said...


Neo Genesis

grentis09 said...

Neo Genesis! Diamond rarity, too


Cabal said...

Neo Genesis was the first English set to include a Granbull card.


Matthew Templeman said...

Neo GEnesis


Vilmos Zoltan Kiss said...

Neo Genesis