Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Dugtrio from the XY Evolutions Pokemon Card Set. Dugtrio is a Stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with a HP of 90. It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Dugtrio does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that Dugtrio has is called Slash, for two colorless energy cards this move does 40 damage. Dugtrio's second move is called Earthquake, and for three fighting energy cards, this move does 130 damage, however it does do 20 damage to each of your own benched Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Dugtrio is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Diglett into play (I reviewed Diglett from this set yesterday) and then evolve Diglett into Dugtrio. If you read yesterday's review of Diglett, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card overall. The main reason it was below average is because of its low HP, of only 40. Other than that, if you can get two energy cards on it, the one move it does have is solid, it allows you to do 30 damage to one of your opponent's benched Pokemon. So knowing this about Diglett and looking at this Dugtrio card, I actually think the best approach with this line is to use several Diglett and Dugtrio in a fighting type deck, you could then have several Diglett on your bench and use Earthquake every single turn without doing damage to your benched Pokemon, since Diglett's Ability prevents it from taking damage while on the bench. Outside of that, this card can attack quickly, especially if you're using 4 Double Colorless energy cards in your deck, it only needs 1 energy card to do 40 damage. So overall, this is definitely a line to consider when deck building, if you can quickly heal your own Pokemon or if you use multiple Diglett on the bench, Earthquake is a very powerful move that doesn't require that many energy cards to use, or if you want to use Dugtrio early in the game, 40 damage a turn only two turns into the game is good too.
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 XY Evolutions set. To me, this card really doesn't have any negatives on it, it has a solid HP, two moves, one powerful, the other quicker but still doing above average damage, and it works perfectly with the Diglett from this set. For this reason, even though I only gave Diglett a 2 out of 5 rating on its own, combined they get a 4 out of 5 rating for me, I like how the two cards work together, and the potential to do 130 damage a turn every turn with Dugtrio.
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