Thursday, August 18, 2016

Carbink 50/124 -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Carbink Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Carbink from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of two consecutive Carbink cards I've reviewed from this set.  This Carbink card is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 90, it has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Carbink has an Ability called Safeguard that says all effects of an attack done by an EX Pokemon to Carbink is prevented.  Besides the Ability, Carbink just has one move called Power Gem and does 40 damage for two energy cards, one each of fighting and colorless.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Carbink is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, other than Carbink BREAK, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card, however since there are two Carbink cards in this set I will be comparing the two.  So on its own, this card merits used based solely on its Ability, you can put one in your deck and keep it on the bench to prevent your opponent from using an EX card, since they know you'll put Carbink into the active Pokemon spot and if they do do that, you just put Carbink into the active Pokemon spot and attack with Power Gem every turn.  Even if you're not facing EX Pokemon, this card is solid overall with an above average damage move and a somewhat quick attack.  Compared to yesterday's card, this card has a higher HP and a quicker attack, yesterday's card can do more damage per turn and has a more useful Ability.  With that being said, both cards are good and you could easily use one of each in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Basic Pokemon card from the Fates Collide set.  This is as about a solid of a card as can be, a perfect starter type Pokemon if you're content on waiting a turn to attack.  This card has an Ability to shut down EX cards and a solid move, so if you're building a fighting type deck, this card is worth a long look.

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

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How many fighting type Pokemon cards in the Fates Collide set have a rarity of rare?
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JAlexander said...

Marowak, Kabutops, Carbink(49), Lucario, Zygarde(53)

Jean Alexander

Peter Scheurer said...
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Peter Scheurer said...

5 Fighting Types are Rare, 3 Ultrarare

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Robin Arnold said...

5 regular rare fighting types


Giuseppe Rubini said...



William Morton said...


William Morton

Bob Jones said...


Absolute Zero

masasayoyo said...

they are carbink, kubutops, lucario, marowak, zygarde.

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