Thursday, April 27, 2017

Charjabug -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Charjabug Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Charjabug from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card set.  Charjabug is a Stage 1, Lightning type Pokemon card, with a HP of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Metal type Pokemon, and a three Colorless energy card retreat cost.  Charjabug does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Shocking Jaws, for two Energy cards, one each of Lightning and Colorless, this move does 20 damage, plus if you get a heads when flipping a coin the move Paralyzes the defending Pokemon.  Charjabug's second move is called Electric Ball, for three Energy cards, one Lightning and two Colorless, this move does 50 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Charjabug is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Grubbin into play (I reviewed Grubbin from this set a few weeks ago) and then evolve Grubbin into Charjabug.  Grubbin does have a Stage 2 evolution in Vikavolt, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed that card yet, the strategy below will act like Charjabug is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read my review of Grubbin, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card overall.  Grubbin was a Grass type Pokemon in this set, it had an above average HP, but only one move that required two Energy cards to use and did 20 damage total.  Because the card was slow on the attack and limited in what it could do, I did not recommend using the card on its own.  The same thinking goes with this Charjabug card as well, because it is slower on the attack, and can't do that much damage when attacking, I would recommend either not playing this line at all, or evolving the entire line on the bench.  Shocking Jaws on this card isn't bad, especially if you can Paralyze the defending Pokemon, therefore giving you time to set up your Benched Pokemon, but Electric Ball does below average damage for the amount of Energy required.

Pokemon Card Rating:  
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Sun and Moon set.  I do like that this card has a solid HP and two moves, but its retreat cost is very high, and the card can't do that much damage when attacking.  Since both Grubbin and Charjabug from this set received 2 out of 5 ratings from me, the two cards combined get the same 2 out of 5 rating.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Charjabug from the Sun and Moon set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Grubbin's Stage 2 evolution in Vikavolt, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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At what level does Charjabug evolve into Vikavolt?
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Juan L. Dela Cruz said...

It evolves at any level as long as it is leveled up in a magnetic field


Joao Vasco Alvares said...

It evolves when leveled up in a magnetic field

Kris Uniwolf said...

It evolves when it's leveled up in a magnetic field

Kris Uniwolf

MGardevoir Yveltal said...

It evolves at any level in the Vast Poni Canyon area of Alola