Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Barboach -- Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Review

Barboach Guardians Rising Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Barboach from the Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Set.  Barboach is a Basic, Fighting type Pokemon card with a HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Barboach does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move on this card is called Hook, for one Colorless Energy card this move does 10 damage.  Mud-Slap is this card's second move, for two Energy cards, one each of Fighting and Colorless, this move does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Barboach is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Whiscash, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So, on its own, if you're looking for a solid, but not spectacular Fighting type Pokemon card to use as a starter in your deck, this card may be for you.  You can put this card into the Active Pokemon to start the game and start attacking right away.  Although a maximum of 20 damage per turn when attacking isn't too good, it is still decent to begin the game.  I wish this card would have had a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost instead of two, but you can always use a Trainer or another Pokemon's Ability to retreat it for free.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Whiscash, this is an average Basic Pokemon overall.  This card has an average HP, and two solid moves, both quick on the attack.  Like I mentioned above, although this card isn't spectacular by any means, it can still work well in a deck, especially at the beginning of the game or a means to get to Whiscash.

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

Free Pokemon TCG Online Code Cards:
Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
How many total Fighting type Pokemon cards are in the Guardians Rising set?
Please respond with the correct answer and a link to your YouTube channel. 24 hours from now I will be randomly selecting a correct response to my question and sending a private message to this person with a free code on YouTube.


Kris Uniwolf said...

19, including the secret rare energy

Kris Uniwolf


Jaydog1320 said...

20. (19, plus the Mudsdale pre-realease exclusive card.)



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