Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Kabutops from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set. Kabutops is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 150. It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Kabutops does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Cling and for two colorless energy cards this move does 50 damage, plus it allows you to heal the amount of damage you did to the defending Pokemon from Kabutops. Kabutops' second move is called X-Scissor and for three energy cards, two colorless and one fighting, this move does 80 damage plus 60 more damage if you get a heads when flipping a coin.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Kabutops is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Kabuto into play (I reviewed Kabuto from this set yesterday) and then evolve Kabuto into Kabutops. If you read yesterday's review of Kabuto, you'll know that I thought it was average overall, if it was a Basic Pokemon it would be really good, but since it is a restored Pokemon and only able to be played if you use it with the Dome Fossil Kabuto trainer, it is a little harder to get into play, thus making it more similar to a Stage 1 card. So knowing this about Kabuto and looking at this Kabutops card, if you're building a fighting type deck and are looking for a powerful attacker, this is a card to consider, add a Trick Coin trainer to this card and you'll have two chances every turn to do 140 damage for only three energy cards. Even if you use one Double Colorless energy card on this card, it can still do 50 damage a turn, and thus make Kabutops already high HP even higher. So, if you're building a fighting type deck, definitely consider at least a 1-1-1 line of this Pokemon family.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating. In my opinion, this is a very good Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Fates Collide set. A card that should be included in fighting type decks looking for some power. As long as you have success getting Kabuto into play, this card can really pack some punch and even if you don't get that lucky flipping a coin when attacking, this card still does above average damage. So combined with Kabuto from this set, I would give this family a 4 out of 5 rating, I think it is above average overall.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Kabutops from the Fates Collide set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Larvitar, which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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