Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Swadloon from the Emerging Powers Pokemon Card Set. This is the first of two consecutive Swadloon cards I'll be reviewing from this set. Swadloon is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Swadloon doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Gnaw and for one colorless energy card it does 20 damage. Swadloon's second move is called Double Razor Leaf and for three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, it does 50 damage times the number of heads it gets when you flip two coins.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since this is a stage 1 Pokemon card that has a stage 2 evolution in Leavanny, you'll want to evolve Swadloon into Leavanny as soon as possible. I would also recommend keeping Swadloon on the bench until you're able to evolve it into Leavanny, and then when you can put Leavanny into the active Pokemon spot. There are two Leavanny cards from this set and I've reviewed both of them previously. If you have to put Swadloon in the active Pokemon spot you'll want to use Double Razor Leaf a majority of the time since it has the possibility of doing more damage than Gnaw but if the defending Pokemon will be knocked out by 20 damage or less you'll definitely want to use Gnaw instead since that damage is guaranteed. If you're looking to use Swadloon in a grass type deck you'll definitely want to include Leavanny and I would recommend using a 4-3-2 or 3-2-1 line of Sewaddle, Swadloon, and Leavanny.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating. This card gets a below average rating for me, the reason I am giving this card a below average rating is because it has a low hp, and neither of its moves can do too much, Double Razor Leaf has a possibility of doing a good amount of damage but it also has a possibility of doing 0 or average damage, and with only 80 damage it is a little risky to attach 3 energy cards to a Pokemon because before you know it that Pokemon will be knocked out.
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