Crobat G (Platinum)
And the runner –up in our Top 10 countdown is . . .
little Crobat G.
Mediocre HP, terrible Weakness, pathetic attack . . .
what on earth is this card doing on our list?
Oh right . . . THAT Power . . .
Put simply, Crobat G’s Flash Bite PokePower turns this
card into an easily searchable, re-useable way of
putting a damage counter on any of your opponent’s
Pokémon. Doesn’t sound too spectacular when you spell it
out, but Crobat G wins games.
It wins games by making sure that you are not 10 damage
away from a KO and a Prize. It wins games by avoiding
Gengar SF’s Fainting Spell. It wins games by taking an
easy prize from a heavily-damaged Pokémon on the bench
without even needing to declare an attack. Run Crobat G
with a few PokeTurns and it can do these things
A good test of a card’s versatility and utility is when
it becomes widely used outside of the deck for which it
was originally designed. This has most definitely been
the case with Crobat G as it can often be seen in decks
alongside the likes of Gengar, Kingdra, and Gyarados,
just to name a few of the most common.
Crobat is one of those cards that is unique and useful
enough to see play for as long as it is in the format.
Modified: 4.75 (a potential game-winner in almost any
Limited: 4.75 (amazing here too, especially with
Honchkrow G and PokeTurn from the same set)