Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Gigalith -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Gigalith Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gigalith from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Gigalith is a Stage 2, Fighting type Pokemon card, with a HP of 160.  It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Gigalith does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Rock Artillery, for two Energy cards, one each of Fighting and Colorless, this move does 50 damage times the number of Fighting Energy cards discarded from Gigalith when using this move.  Gigalith's second move is called Rock Tumble, for four Energy cards, two each of Fighting and Colorless, this move does 120 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Gigalith is a Stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Roggenrola into play and then evolve it into Boldore before you can evolve Boldore into Gigalith, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last two days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought both cards were below average overall.  Although both Pokemon had above average HP, and could do a fair amount of damage when attacking, both Pokemon are slow on the attack, and both Pokemon have really high retreat costs, making them unusable on their own.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at Gigalith, this Pokemon is similar to those two Pokemon in that it has a solid HP, can do major damage when attacking, but has a high retreat cost and a high attack cost.  Ideally, if you could figure out a quick way to attach Fighting type Pokemon from either your discard pile, hand, or another one of your Pokemon to Gigalith, you could then do major damage every turn with Rock Artillery, otherwise you'll have to be really patient and do 120 damage a turn for four Energy cards.  So, while Rock Tumble does do major damage, because Gigalith is a Stage 2 Pokemon, and the move itself takes awhile to set up, I would probably pass on using this line in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Sun and Moon set.  This card has a solid HP, and two moves that both can do major damage, but because every Pokemon in this line requires both a large number of Energy cards to retreat and attack, I think this line is best avoided when deck building, I can't give the entire line anything higher than a 2 out of 5 rating.

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

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How many Stage 2, Fighting type Pokemon cards are in the Sun and Moon set?
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MGardevoir Yveltal said...

1 only, which is this Gigalith.

MGardevoir Yveltal

ash brydne said...

2 gigalith from sun and moon and machamp from guardians rising

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Christopher Kato said...

1 in sun and moon base, this gigalith

Wild Fank said...

1 only it is Gigalith

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plyr 010 said...

1 from sun and moon

Joao Vasco Alvares said...