Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Zebstrika from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set. Zebstrika is a stage 1, lightning type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Zebstrika's Ability is called Zap Zone and says that attacks by any of your lightning type Pokemon aren't affected by an effects on your opponent's active Pokemon. Besides the Ability, Zebstrika just has one move called Crashing Bolt that for two colorless energy cards does 50 damage plus 60 more damage if the Pokemon you're attacking has a fighting type resistance.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Zebstrika is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Blitzle into play (I reviewed Blitzle from this set yesterday) and then evolve Blitzle into Zebstrika. If you read yesterday's review of Blitzle, you'll know that I thought that card was an average Basic Pokemon card overall since it could do 20 damage for only one colorless energy card, however I didn't like the fact it did damage to itself every turn, so I stated it would be best used as a starter type Pokemon but then evolve it into Zebstrika quickly so it doesn't do too much damage to itself. So knowing this about Blitzle from this set and looking at this Zebstrika card, I would actually recommend keeping this entire line on the bench the majority of the game, so only using a 1-1 line of this family in a deck. You should keep it on the bench to best utilize Zebstrika's Ability and that way, if you get two energy cards on it, or one Double Colorless energy, you can wait until your opponent uses a Pokemon that has a fighting type resistance then do Crashing Bolt once Zebstrika is in the active Pokemon spot to do 110 damage a turn for only two energy cards. But, if you're building a lightning type deck, this line should definitely be given consideration just because of Zebstrika's Ability.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating. In my opinion, this is an above average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint set. There really aren't any downfalls with this card, it has a high HP, a good Ability that can be used from the bench, a low retreat cost, and a solid move. So like I said above, this line deserves consideration in a lightning type deck, together I would give Blitzle and Zebstrika a 4 out of 5 rating.
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