Thursday, March 8, 2012

Scrafty -- Next Destinies Set Pokemon Card Review

Scrafty Next Destinies Pokemon CardPokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Scrafty from the Next Destinies set. This is a Stage 1, darkness type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Scrafty doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Rock Head and does 20 damage for one darkness energy card, any attacks done to Scrafty during your opponent's next turn is reduced by 20. Scrafty's second move is called Hammer Kick and for three energy cards, two colorless and one darkness, it does 50 damage plus 30 more damage if this Pokemon has less remaining hp than the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, this Stage 1 Pokemon card can't do too much until it has some damage on it and with a high retreat cost, you'll just have to throw Scrafty into the active Pokemon spot, use Rock Head at first until you get more damage on you then the defending Pokemon and then use Hammer Kick to hopefully knock that Pokemon out. I can't foresee Scrafty being able to knock out more than one Pokemon in this way.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating. This card is below average at best. For a stage 1 Pokemon card, this card is pretty quick, but the move that requires one energy card doesn't do much damage and by reducing 20 damage done to Scrafty when using Rock Head, still doesn't do much because it has such a low hp to begin with. I would stay away from this card at all costs, find a better card for your deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Scrafty from the Next Destinies set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Bronzong from the same set.

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