Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Starmie from the Next Destinies set. Starmie is an uncommon card in this set. Starmie is a stage 1, water type Pokemon, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to electric type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a free retreat cost. Starmie doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Confuse Ray and for one colorless energy card it confuses the defending Pokemon. Starmie's second move is called Swift and for only one water energy card Starmie does 50 damage, and this move can't be affected by Weakness, Resistance, or anything else.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, I could see using this card in a psychic or poison type deck, a deck that inflicts many special conditions on the defending Pokemon. Starmie is extremely quick only requiring 1 energy card to attack and with a free retreat cost you can move Starmie in and out of the active Pokemon spot whenever so you can actually do quite a bit with this card. I would definitely get Starmie on my bench as soon as possible and then I would move Starmie in whenever my opponent gets a powerful Pokemon into play, I would then use Confuse Ray and confuse that Pokemon hoping to confuse themselves. Also any time a Pokemon would be knocked out by 50 damage I would try and move Starmie in off the bench. So my strategy with Starmie would be to keep it on the bench until spots here and there in the game where it can be used either to stop a powerful Pokemon or to knock out a Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating. Compared to yesterday's card, Lampent, this card is absolutely amazing for a stage 1, uncommon card. I love how this card is so quick and has a free retreat cost and both of its moves are very useful throughout the entirety of the game. I would definitely consider putting a 2-2 line of Staryu and Starmie in any water type deck I would build.
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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Starmie from the Next Destinies set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Lapras from the same set.