Saturday, April 9, 2016

Emboar EX -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Emboar EX BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Emboar EX from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Emboar EX is a basic, EX, fire type Pokemon card with an hp of 180. It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Emboar EX does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Spiral Punch, for two energy cards, one each of fire and colorless, this move does 20 damage plus 20 more damage for each heads you get when you flip a coin until you get tails.  Emboar's second move is called Strong Flare and for four energy cards, two each of fire and colorless, this move does 150 damage, however you must discard two energy attached to this Pokemon when using this move.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Emboar EX is a basic Pokemon card you won't need to use any other cards with this card.  But remember, because this card is an EX card, if this card is knocked out, two prize cards are taken instead of one.  So knowing this about Emboar EX, the only way you'll want to use this card is in a fire type deck that uses for Burning Energy cards, that way you can try and set this card up on the bench put one colorless energy card on this card and two Burning Energy cards, thus allowing this card to use only three energy cards to do 150 damage a turn, plus not having to discard any energy when attacking by discarding those Burning Energy cards.  Other than that, Spiral Punch isn't a move I would use much, unless Emboar was in the active Pokemon spot and you only had two energy cards on it.  But like I said, if you use an Emboar EX in your deck, set it up on the bench and make sure to have Burning Energy on it.  Because this card works best with Special energy cards, use no more than 1 in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average EX Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint set.  I really like this card's Strong Flare move, but Spiral Punch isn't anything special and a high retreat cost balances this card out and makes it average at best.  But like I said numerous times, if you put Burning Energy cards in your deck, definitely give this card a long look for you deck.

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

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True or False?  This is the first EX card from BREAKpoint that I've reviewed on my blog.
Please respond by including the correct answer and a link to your YouTube channel.  Only one entry per person please.


Cabal said...

True. Emboar EX is the first EX card from BREAKpoint that you have reviewed on your blog.


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Carlos H. said...

It´s true.

Carlos H.

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Unknown said...

I won't some pokemon cards but an ex card

Unknown said...

I won't some pokemon cards but an ex card