Sunday, May 22, 2016

Garbodor -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Garbodor BREAKpoint Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Garbodor from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Garbodor is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Garbodor's Ability is called Garbotoxin and says that if Garbodor has a tool card attached to it, all Pokemon in the game no longer have any abilities, outside of Garbotoxin.  Besides the Ability, Garbodor just has one move called Offensive Bomb, and for four energy cards, three colorless and one psychic, does 60 damage plus confuses and poisons the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Garbodor is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Trubbish into play (I reviewed Trubbish from this set yesterday) and then evolve Trubbish into Garbodor.  If you read yesterday's review of Trubbish, you'll know that I thought that card was an average Basic Pokemon card, the only downfall on the card was having a higher retreat cost than attack cost, but the card did have an above average HP and a move that could attack for one energy card plus discard an energy attached to the defending Pokemon.  So even though Trubbish is a decent card on its own, it is really a mute point, because the whole reason to play this line in a deck is for Garbodor's Garbotoxin Ability, meaning you should keep this card on the bench the whole time.  It is worth building a deck around this Ability, only including Pokemon in this deck where Abilities don't play a prominent role in how the card works, that way your deck will be at an advantage by not using any Abilities and you would hope your opponent has a deck where Abilities are heavily used meaning their strategy is destroyed.  So, definitely consider building a deck around this line of Trubbish and Garbodor from the BREAKpoint set, many competitive players have, and it is a very dominant deck.  Even if you have to put Garbodor into the active Pokemon spot, once you get four energy cards on it, it is still a good card.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is one of the best cards for competitive play from the BREAKpoint set.  Even if this card just had an Ability it would get the same rating from me.  So definitely consider using this line when creating a new deck, it can really affect your opponent's strategy and allow you to win very easily.  Of course the combination of Trubbish and Garbodor would get a 5 out of 5 rating from me.

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

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Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
True or False?  This is the first English set to include Garbodor as a rare.
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.


Ariel Fridman said...

False, the first and only English set to include Garbodor as a regular rare is Plasma storm.
the first English set to include Garbodor as a holo rare is Dragons Exalted and the first and only English set to include Garbodor as a secret rare is Plasma Freeze.
my name is Ariel Fridman.

plyr 010 said...


plyr 010

The Poke Hunter said...


The Poke Hunter

Leena Sregneva said...

Leena Sregneva

Bobin Flobo said...
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Bobin Flobo said...

The first set to have Garbodor as a rare was plasma storm, but he was a secret rare in plasma freeze

Youtube name: Bobinflobo

Anonymous said...



RS Gaming said...


RS Gaming

Tom Garner said...

The answer is false as Garbodor was previously a rare in BW Plasma Storm.

Tom Garner

grentis09 said...

That is way false.