Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Sceptile from the Arceus set. This is the first of two Sceptile cards I'll be reviewing from this set in consecutive days. This is a stage 2, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 120. It has a +30 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Sceptile's Poke-Body is called Green Breath and says that every time you attach a Grass energy card to Sceptile you may remove 2 damage counters from Sceptile. Besides the Poke-Body, Sceptile has two moves, the first move is called Leaf Blast which takes one grass energy card and does 20 damage times the number of grass energy cards attached to Sceptile. Sceptile's second move is called Poison Claws and for four energy cards, three colorless and one grass it does 60 damage and poisons the defending Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, I would use this card in a mostly grass type deck so you could utilize its Poke-Body better and always remove 2 damage counters when attaching energy cards to Sceptile. Plus if you only attach grass energy cards to Sceptile you can choose between both of its moves if you have four grass energy cards attached to Sceptile. I would first Poison the defending Pokemon with Poison Claws and then do 80 damage with Leaf Blast.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. This is a stage 2 card that you can actually put out in the active Pokemon spot before you have the right amount of energy cards on it because you can heal Sceptile using its Poke-Body. However this card is quite slow if you want to do a fair amount of damage and with only 120 hp for a stage 2 Pokemon card you would wish you would have more time to set this card up.
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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Sceptile from the Arceus set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of another Sceptile from the Arceus set.