Monday, December 11, 2017

Dusclops -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Dusclops Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Dusclops from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card set.  Dusclops is a Stage 1, Psychic type Pokemon card, with a HP of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to Darkness type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Fighting type Pokemon, and a three Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  This card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move on this card is called Night Room, for one Psychic Energy card, this move allows you to put 1 damage counter on all Pokemon in play.  The second move on this card is called Ambush, for three Energy cards, one Psychic and two Colorless, this move does 30 damage, plus, if you get a heads when flipping a coin, the move does an additional 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Dusclops is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Duskull into play (I reviewed Duskull from this set yesterday) and then evolve Duskull into Dusclops.  Duskull does have a Stage 2 evolution in Dusknoir, 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 Dusclops is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read my review of Duskull, you'll know that I thought that card was below average overall.  It did have a decent HP, a low retreat cost, and two moves, but it was slow to do damage when attacking, and its first move only worked when there is a Basic Pokemon in the discard pile.  Because of the below average nature of Duskull and then looking at this card, I would pass on using this entire line.  The only way I would consider using Dusclops at all is if you have a way to move all damage on your own Pokemon to your opponent's Active Pokemon, potentially with a GX move, otherwise, it doesn't make any sense to do damage to your own Pokemon, especially more than a turn or two.  Other than this card's first move, Ambush is a below average move and even if you flip a heads when using the move, doing 60 damage for three Energy cards just isn't much.

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 Burning Shadows set.  This card may work well in a spread attack type deck, but I still don't like the fact it does damage to your own Pokemon when attacking.  So if you can't move the damage from your own Pokemon to your opponents and especially if you aren't using a spread attack type deck, do not use this line.  Together, these two cards get a 2 out of 5 rating from me.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Dusclops from the Burning Shadows set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Duskull's Stage 2 evolution in Dusknoir, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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1 comment:

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Level 37