Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Muk from the Next Destinies set. This is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110. It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost. Muk doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Gentle Wrap and for two energy cards, one each of colorless and psychic it does 20 damage and makes the defending Pokemon unable to retreat during their next turn. Muk's second move is called Toxic Secretion and for four energy cards, three colorless and one psychic, it does 60 damage and poisons the defending Pokemon, however you may put 2 damage counters on the poisoned Pokemon between turns instead of 1.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, to really do some damage with this card you're going to have to load on the energy cards onto Muk. When you do I would use Toxic Secretion and poison the defending Pokemon, however you are probably not going to retreat after that since Muk's retreat cost is so high so you're going to have to keep using Toxic Secretion until you either win the game or Muk is knocked out.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating. For a stage 1 Pokemon card, this card is way too slow and really can't do much damage. And by the time you get four energy cards attached to Muk and do some damage you just have to discard them all to retreat Muk. I'm sure there are better Pokemon out there to poison the defending Pokemon and I suggest you take a look at those.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Muk from the Next Destinies set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Mewtwo EX from the same set.