Saturday, February 11, 2017

Gastly -- Evolutions Pokemon Card Review

Gastly XY Evolutions Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gastly from the XY Evolutions set.  Gastly is a basic, psychic type Pokemon card with a HP of 40.  It has a x2 weakness to darkness type Pokemon, a-20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Gastly does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Little Grudge, for one psychic energy card this move makes it so that if the defending Pokemon knocks Gastly out during its next turn, an energy card is discarded from that attacking Pokemon.  Gastly's second move is called Nightmare, for two energy cards, one each of psychic and colorless, this move does 20 damage, plus if you get a heads when flipping a coin, the defending Pokemon is asleep.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Gastly is a Basic evolution with a Stage 1 evolution in Haunter and a Stage 2 evolution in Gengar, you'll more than likely want to use Gastly with those two Pokemon, I will be reviewing Haunter from this set tomorrow, and since Gengar was not in the original Base Set, but in Fossil, there is not a Gengar in this set, the newest sets to include Gengar would be BREAKthrough and Generations.  Since I have not reviewed Haunter from this set yet, I will try and look at Gastly on its own, and consider if it is feasible to use this card in a deck.  So, on its own, just by looking at Gastly's HP, you will know that this isn't a card that should be used on its own, or at all in the active Pokemon spot.  Looking at the two moves that Gastly has confirms this thought, since it requires two energy cards to even attack, so you would definitely not want to use a Pokemon that is slow on the attack and has a low HP in the active Pokemon spot, not at the beginning of the game as a starter type Pokemon, and definitely not later in the game when it will easily get knocked out in one turn.  Little Grudge does help, but if you can't use it before getting attacked, it won't do anything at all.  So the best bet with this card is to play it with Haunter and Gengar and keep it on the bench, evolving it there.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a well below average Basic Pokemon card from the XY Evolutions set, a card that only gets a 2 out of 5 rating from me because it has two moves, otherwise this card is a no-brainer 1 out of 5 rating card.  This card just has too low of an HP to be competitive in today's game, and the moves on this card do nothing to help its low HP.  So look elsewhere for psychic, starter type Pokemon for your deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Gastly from the XY Evolutions Pokemon card set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Gastly's Stage 1 evolution in Haunter, which is also from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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In Pokemon GO, how many Gastly candy does it take to evolve Gastly into Haunter?
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Toni said...

25 gastly candies, my youtube channel is hello from Spain!

theQuickChicken said...

You need 25 Gastly candies to evolve Gastly to Haunter.

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Tauhid Ibrahim said...

25 of em

Zin Zhao Gaming said...

It takes 25 Gastly candy.

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Tbonades said...

You need 25

Diego Morales said...

25 Candies are needed to evolve

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