Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Raticate from the Arceus set. This is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 70. It has a +20 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a free retreat cost. Raticate doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two moves, the first move is called Recruit which takes one colorless energy card and says to look at your opponents hand, choose a Supporter card from their hand and discard it, whatever Supporter card you discard of your opponent's, you may perform the action of that supporter card. Raticate's other move is called Extend Fang which again takes one colorless energy card and does 20 damage unless Raticate has a Pokemon Tool attached to it then this move does 60 damage instead of 20.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Raticate is a normal type Pokemon any energy card type can be attached to it so this card can be used in any type deck. I would recommend attaching a Pokemon Tool to Raticate as soon as it gets into the active Pokemon spot so you can use Extend Fang and do 60 damage. I would only use Recruit after I know my opinion has a Supporter card in their hand.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating. This card is very quick only requiring at most one energy card to attack and with a free retreat cost you can move this card in and out of play whenever you like. However this doesn't make up for the fact that this card can't do much damage and with a low hp of 70, it won't be in play very long before getting knocked out.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Raticate from the Arceus set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of the first of two Sceptile cards from the Arceus set.