Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Arcanine G from the Supreme Victors set. This is a basic, SP, fire type Pokemon card with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Arcanine's Poke-Body is called Extreme Speed and this makes Arcanine's retreat cost one colorless energy card less for each energy card attached to Arcanine. So if you have two energy cards attached to Arcanine, it has a free retreat cost. Besides the Poke-Body, Arcanine has one move called Overrun which takes three energy cards, two colorless and one fire, and does 40 damage to the defending Pokemon plus 20 damage to one of their benched Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, I would put two energy cards on Arcanine before I put it into the active Pokemon spot so that it can retreat for free. Other than that, this card is extremely straightforward. I would just move Arcanine in and out of play using Overrun when I put it in, and I would keep doing this, until Arcanine would be knocked out. To make Overrun more effective I would use other Pokemon that also do damage to benched Pokemon, so Arcanine could possibly knock out a benched Pokemon when it does 20 damage to that Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating. I like the fact that this card can eventually retreat for free, but the only move Arcanine has isn't that great for three energy cards. Unless you can make Arcanine last a long time, only being able to do 20 damage to one Pokemon, really won't affect it unless Arcanine can attack it three times in a row without being knocked out.
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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Arcanine G from the Supreme Victors set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Articuno from the Supreme Victors set.