Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Simisage from the Next Destinies set. This is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a 2 colorless energy card retreat cost. Simisage doesn't have an Ability, but it does have two moves, the first move is called Collect, which takes one grass energy card and allows you to draw three cards from your deck. Simisage's second move is called Stadium Drain which takes two energy cards, one each of colorless and grass and does 30 damage plus 30 more damage and heals 30 damage from itself if there is a Stadium card in play.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, this is a card I would be very weary about consistently putting in my grass type decks, unless you made sure there was a Stadium card, or 4, in that same deck. It is nice that you can draw 3 cards with Simisage so it could help out slower, more powerful Pokemon, but if there isn't a stadium card in play, this card is pretty worthless. I don't think I would have a Stage 1 card in my deck that can only consistently do 30 damage a turn when there are plenty of other cards out there that do more damage and are just as quick as Simisage. So I would include Simisage in a deck that strategized around the use of Stadium cards and include Pokemon that also benefit from Stadium cards being in play.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating. Without having a Stadium card in play, this is a 1 out of 5 type card, but with that Stadium card in play this card is great, it can do 60 damage a turn and heal 30 from itself that same turn. So the faster you get this card into play, the more effective it will be, because if your opponent attacks with a Pokemon that does 30 damage or less, and you use Stadium Drain every turn, it will be like your opponent isn't attacking you at all.
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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Simisage from the Next Destinies set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Amoonguss from the same set.