Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Raichu from the Arceus set. This is a stage 1, electric type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a +20 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Raichu doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two moves, the first move is called Boosted Voltage which does 20 damage for one electric energy card, however if Raichu has a tool card attached to it, Raichu does 20 additional damage to each of your opponent's benched Pokemon that isn't evolved. Raichu's second move is called Thunder Blast and for four energy cards it does 70 damage. This move requires 3 colorless energy cards and one electric, however after using this card you must discard one electric energy card.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, you will definitely want to have a Tool card attached to Raichu so it can do spread damage to all your opponent's unevolved benched Pokemon. I would include this card with other spread damage type Pokemon cards and make sure to get Raichu into the active Pokemon spot as soon as possible so Voltage can do as much damage as possible since the earlier the game the more likely the benched Pokemon are unevolved. I would use Thunder Blast when possible but I would stick to spread type damage moves overall.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. This card can be very good, it can spread damage around or do major damage to the active Pokemon, but if you don't a Tool card attached to Raichu Voltage can't do that much and if you don't have any energy cards in your hand after using Thunder Blast once again Raichu can't do much, so the bad and the good equal each other so that is why I give this card a 3 out of 5.
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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Raichu from the Arceus set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Rapidash from the Arceus set.