Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Vespiquen 4 from the Rising Rivals set. This is a basic SP, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80. It has a x2 weakness to electric type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Vespiquen's Poke-Body is called Royal Gain which says that when you attach a grass energy card to Vespiquen you may remove one damage counter from it. Vespiquen's only move is called Leaf Needle and for three colorless energy cards, it does 30 damage plus 20 more damage for each heads you get when you flip a coin for each grass energy card attached to Vespiquen. So if you had three grass energy cards attached to Vespiquen and got three heads in a row, this move would do 90 damage for three energy cards.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, it is extremely straightforward since this card only has one move. So as always I would recommend getting three energy cards on Vespiquen before putting it into the active Pokemon spot, but even if you don't, you can at least remove 10 damage from it every time you attach a grass energy card to it. I would want to use this card in a mostly grass type deck so you can attach all grass energy cards to this card and thus be able to do a much higher amount of damage when you are using its move. I wouldn't recommend however attaching more than 4 maximum energy cards to this card.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. This card does have the ability to do a lot of damage but it is part luck to do more than 30 damage with Leaf Needle. But it is nice that even though this card only has 80 hp, if for some reason you have to play it before you want to it will seem to have a little higher hp with its Poke-Body.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Vespiquen 4 from the Rising Rivals set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Walrein from the same set.