Saturday, July 30, 2016

Grumpig -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Grumpig Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Grumpig from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  Grumpig 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 two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Grumpig does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Head Walking for one psychic energy card this move allows you to move a Pokemon from your opponent's discard pile onto their bench and do 30 damage to it.  Grumpig's second move is called Knock Back, for two psychic energy cards this move does 50 damage, plus your opponent must switch their active Pokemon with one of their benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Grumpig is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Spoink into play (I reviewed Spoink from this set yesterday) and then evolve Spoink into Grumpig.  If you read yesterday's review of Spoink, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card, mainly because it only had one move that was based on a coin flip, however I mentioned if used with Grumpig it would be better since you could try and use Spoink in the active Pokemon spot one turn and potentially do 30 damage for one energy card.  So knowing this about Spoink and looking at this Grumpig card, I would highly recommend using at least 1-1 line of these two Pokemon in a psychic type deck or a spread attack type deck.  Both cards can do major damage, and I particularly like Grumpig's Head Walking move, since you can do 30 damage a turn to one of your opponent's weaker Pokemon, for example a Basic Pokemon that has only 60 or 50 HP.  Plus, if your opponent has several weaker Pokemon on their bench from using Head Walking a couple of turns, you can knock out these Pokemon one turn at a time by forcing your opponent to put them in the active Pokemon spot with Knock Back.

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 Fates Collide set.  In my opinion this card doesn't have any downfalls to it, it has a solid HP, average retreat cost, and two great moves, making this card usable in spread attack decks and psychic type decks.  Together with Spoink from this set I would give this line a 3 out of 5 rating.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Grumpig from the Fates Collide set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Gothita, 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 --
How many XY series sets in English has Grumpig been in?
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.


Joel Travis said...

Grumpig has been in 2 sets. XY base and Fates Collide expansion!

Account: Joel Travis

Maciej Winyl said...

2 XY sets
username Maciej Winyl

Lost Coyote said...

2 sets, holo available from fates collide.

Username: Lost Coyote

AlexPiplup said...

Grumpig has been in 2 xy sets!!

My YouTube username is FrozenPiplup

Derek McDowell said...

Grumpig has been in two XY sets.

Youtube username: Derek McDowell

Thank you!

Skyle Maxwell said...

2 sets

Skyle Maxwell

John Ngo said...

2 sets
John Ngo

Ben Johnson said...

XY sets... 2.

Interesting moveset.

YouTube: Silverstone

Sanwich Makers said...

Grumpig has been in two sets for xy fates collide and the xy base set

Christopher Cotton said...

Grumpig has been in 2 xy sets. My youtube channel is ThePeaceGuyHD

Duzz Morgan said...

In two sets, XY base and XY FC. My youtube channel is Duzz Morgan,