Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Crabominable -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Crabominable Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Crabominable from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Crabominable is a Stage 1, Fighting type Pokemon card, with a HP of 140. It has a x2 weakness to Psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four 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 Gusty Hammer, for one Fighting Energy card, this move does 80 damage, however, this move does 10 damage to itself for each damage counter on it.  Crabominable's second move is called Double Stomp, for 3 Fighting Energy cards, this move does 80 damage, plus 40 more damage for each heads you get when flipping two coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Crabominable is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Crabrawler into play (I reviewed Crabrawler from this set yesterday) and then evolve Crabrawler into Crabominable.  If you read yesterday's review of Crabrawler, you'll know that it was a below average Basic Pokemon overall.  The card was just too limited to advise using on its own, since it only had the one move that required two Energy cards to use.  While the one move on the card has potential to do a good amount of damage, a card with only 80 HP won't last long later in games.  So knowing this about Crabrawler and looking at this Crabominable card, there are two situations when deck building you may try and include this card, the first would be if you have a card in your deck that has a move that moves all damage from your own Pokemon to an opposing Pokemon, that way, it would make sense to use Gusty Hammer and do damage to yourself.  The other scenario would be if you're using a Victini card from the Guardians Rising set, that way you could utilize its Ability giving you two chances at flipping coins when using Double Stomp, and potentially doing 160+ damage for three Energy cards.  While both of these scenarios make some sense to actually consider this card, I still don't highly recommend this card, in today's game it is all about EX and GX cards, this card is going to be too weak and too easy to take down, plus, if you don't have Guzma or a Float Stone Trainer, this card requires a ton of Energy to retreat.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average to slightly below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  I do like that the HP on this card is similar to Stage 2 Pokemon, and that both moves have the opportunity to deal major damage, but overall, this card is a little slow on the attack and could be easy to knock out if you have damage on Crabominable before moving it in the Active Pokemon spot, since it would take away Gusty Hammer's appeal.  Overall, I would give Crabrawler and Crabominable from this set a 2 out of 5 rating.

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

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1 comment:

Juan L. Dela Cruz said...