Thursday, January 11, 2018

Alolan Grimer -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Alolan Grimer Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Alolan Grimer from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Alolan Grimer is a Basic, Darkness type Pokemon card with a HP of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Psychic 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 Division, it allows you to search your deck for an Alolan Grimer and put it onto your Bench.  The second move on this card is called Slippery Sludge, for two Colorless Energy cards, this move Confuses the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Alolan Grimer is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Alolan Muk GX, 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, it really doesn't make much sense to use Division, especially considering that the main reason you'd probably use Division is to get more Alolan Grimer on the Bench that you'd be able to then evolve into Alolan Muk GX.  I guess, if you have 4 Double Colorless Energy in your deck, you could try and use this card as a starter type Pokemon, Confusing the defending Pokemon right away during the battle when using Slippery Sludge.  Not only could it prevent your opponent from attacking, but if they try and attack and flip a tails, the defending Pokemon does 30 damage to itself.  Of course, any easy way to get rid of Confusion is to just plain retreat the Pokemon or use Guzma to move in a Benched Pokemon that is more set up and not Confused, plus, your opponent can choose which Pokemon of yours they want to face.  So while I would rather use a Pokemon in the Active Pokemon spot that can for sure do damage when attacking, this card is worth considering, like I said, especially if you're using 4 Double Colorless Energy cards in your deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Alolan Muk GX, this is an average Basic Pokemon card overall.  This card does have a solid HP, and if you're using Double Colorless Energy in your deck, it is quick on the attack and can give you a good start to your game if your opponent either chooses to not attack or flips a tails when attacking.  Just watch out for this card's high retreat cost and try not to use it against any Fighting type decks, especially with the popularity of Lycanroc GX.

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

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What is the name of the first English set to include a Grimer card?
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Magicarp army 0 said...

the first set is fossil and army 0

Giakitus said...

Fossil set :)