Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Nuzleaf from the Next Destinies set. This is a stage 1, darkness type Pokemon card that evolved from Seedot and evolves into Shiftry. Nuzleaf has an hp of 80, a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Nuzleaf doesn't have an Ability and it only has one move called Surprise Punch which takes two energy cards, one each of colorless and darkness and does 20 damage, besides doing the damage, your opponent must move an energy card from their active Pokemon to one of their benched Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since this is a stage 1 Pokemon card that evolves into a stage 2 card you'll want to use that stage 2 card as soon as possible, but if you're forced to use Nuzleaf for a turn or two you only have one choice of a move to use. Hopefully when you use Surprise Punch your opponent won't have enough energy cards attached to their active Pokemon to attack the next turn. But instead of risking damage on Nuzleaf I would try my hardest to evolve Nuzleaf into Shiftry on my bench instead of actually putting it the active Pokemon spot.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating. This card is very poor in my opinion, it has a low hp, and a weak move for a stage 1 Pokemon card, there is no reason to have this card in your deck if you don't have Shiftry in your deck. I would stay away from this card at all costs otherwise. Unless Surprise Punch is more of a surprise in games, this card is not good at all.
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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Nuzleaf from the Next Destinies set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Scraggy from the same set.