Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Salamence from the Arceus set. This is a stage 2, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140. It has a +30 weakness to colorless type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Salamence's Poke-Power is called Top Accelerator and says that once per turn you may reveal the top card of your deck, if that card is an energy card you may attach it to one of your Pokemon, if it isn't you have to discard the card. Besides the Poke-Power, Salamence has two moves, the first move is called Shoot Through and for three energy cards, one each of fire, water, and colorless it does 50 damage plus it does 20 damage to one of your opponent's benched Pokemon. Salamence's second move is called Dragon Claw which does 70 damage for 4 colorless energy cards.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, this card would be best used in a split type deck which includes water and fire type Pokemon so you have the necessary energy cards to perform Shoot Through. If you want to use Salamence solely for its Dragon Claw move you can put it into any type deck since it requires any type of energy cards to attack. I would recommend setting this card up on my bench and putting four energy cards on it and doing 70 damage until Salamence gets knocked out. I would consider using Shoot Through if I had other spread type cards in my deck. Once you do have Salamence in the active Pokemon spot you could consider using its Poke-Power to set up other cards on your bench.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. This card is pretty average. It can do a fair amount of damage but it will take time to do the damage. I don't see anything too spectacular about this card other than its moves require mostly colorless energy cards. So if you want to include Salamence in your deck this isn't a bad card to use.
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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Salamence from the Arceus set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Swalot from the Arceus set.