Sunday, June 25, 2017

Gumshoos GX -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Gumshoos GX Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gumshoos GX from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Gumshoos GX is a Stage 1, Colorless type Pokemon card, with a HP of 210.  It has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Gumshoos GX has an Ability called Search the Premises that says once per turn, you may have your opponent reveal their hand.  Besides the Ability, Gumshoos GX has one regular move and one GX move.  Its regular move is called Headbutt Bounce, for three Colorless Energy cards, this move does 100 damage.  Gumshoos GX's GX move is called Gumshoe Chance GX, for one Colorless Energy card, this move does 10 damage plus 50 more damage times the amount of Energy attached to your opponent's Active Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, first off, the way a Pokemon GX works is that it is used instead of a regular Gumshoos card, so you do not need to first play Gumshoos and then evolve it into Gumshoos GX, instead you can evolve Yungoos directly into Gumshoos GX.  In play, only one GX move can be used during the entire game, and once a Pokemon GX is knocked out, two prize cards are taken instead of one.  If you read my review of Yungoos from this set, you'll know that I thought it was a very solid Basic Pokemon card overall, one that could be used on its own in a deck, specifically as a starter type Pokemon, since it could attack for only one Energy card, had a low retreat cost and an above average HP.  Knowing this about Yungoos and looking at this Gumshoos GX card, you could still use up to 4 Yungoos cards in a deck as starter Pokemon, but I would certainly include 1 Gumshoos GX card, mainly for its Ability, giving you the chance to see your opponent's hand every turn via Gumshoos GX's Ability is a great way to figure out your opponent's strategy, and potentially give you an advantage against them.  Although Headbutt Bounce does well above average damage, its GX move goes well with the idea of just keeping Gumshoos GX on the Bench, since you can move it to the Active Pokemon spot only when the defending Pokemon has multiple Energy cards on it, using Gumshoe Chance GX and knocking it out in one turn.  Overall, this is a very good GX card, and one I would recommend using in a deck.

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 GX from the Sun and Moon set.  Like I mentioned above, this card works well both from the Bench, using its Ability and as an attacker, not only is its GX move good, but its regular move does a good amount of damage every turn.  Combined with Yungoos from this set, I would give these two cards a 5 out of 5 rating, I think combined, they are very good, and should certainly be in decks.

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

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True or False?  Some form of Gumshoos GX made my Top 10 Sun and Moon Pokemon Card list.
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