Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Doublade from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card set. Doublade is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80. It has a x2 weakness to darkness type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Doublade does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Stab Deeply. This move requires two energy cards to use, one each of colorless and psychic, and puts 3 damage counters on your opponent's active Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Doublade is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Honedge into play (I reviewed Honedge from this set yesterday) and then evolve Honedge into Doublade. Doublade does have a Stage 2 evolution in Aegislash, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed that card yet, the strategy below will act like Doublade is the final evolution in this line. So if you read my review of Honedge, you'll know that I thought that card was a slightly below average card overall, having a solid HP, and one quick attacking move that could do 10 damage a turn, however its retreat cost was higher than its attack cost, and the card overall was limited in what it could do. So knowing this about Honedge and looking at this Doublade card, this card is very similar to Honedge in that it just has one, quick attacking move, that put damage counters on the defending Pokemon, however with this card, it has a lower HP, and the same retreat cost. So I would have to pass on using either of these two Pokemon in a deck without considering Aegislash. If you do decide to play this line, don't use more than a 1-1 of this Pokemon family and get these cards into the active Pokemon spot early and use Stab Deeply every turn.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is a below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint set. This card does have a solid move, but overall its HP is below average, it has a little higher retreat cost, and it is just limited in what it can do. I can't give this line so far, higher than a 2 out of 5 rating, the same rating both Honedge and Doublade received individually.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Doublade from the BREAKpoint set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Doublade's Stage 2 evolution in Aegislash, which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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