Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Scraggy from the Next Destinies set. This is a basic, darkness type Pokemon card that evolves into Scrafty. Scraggy has an hp of 70, a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Scraggy doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Shed Skin and for one colorless energy card it allows you to heal 40 damage from Scraggy. Scraggy's second move is called Lunge which takes two darkness energy cards and does 40 damage, however if you get a tails when you flip a coin this move does nothing.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since this is a basic Pokemon card that evolves into another Pokemon you'll want to try your hardest to get the evolution on top of this card as soon as possible, but if you're forced to use Scraggy here's what you should do: Scraggy works well as a starter Pokemon, since it can heal 40 damage from itself for only one colorless energy card if you start the game with Scraggy you can use Shed Skin the turn before you evolve Scraggy into Scrafty and all the damage should be healed from Scraggy. Even though you only have a 50/50 chance of doing 40 damage with Lunge for a starter Pokemon even 20 damage a turn is still pretty good, so if I were to use this card in my deck I would include 2 Scraggy cards and 1 Scrafty, or 3 and 2 of each.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. Even though this card may not do any damage for your I still think it is an average basic Pokemon card, it has a high hp and if you get a heads when you flip a coin it can do major damage for a basic Pokemon that has an evolution. Even later in the game if you need to put this card into the active Pokemon spot it should survive for a turn while using Shed Skin until you can evolve it into Scrafty.
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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Mienshao from the Next Destinies set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Jigglypuff from the same set.