Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Pignite from the Black and White Pokemon Card Set. This is the first of two consecutive Pignite card reviews I'll be doing from the Black and White set. Pignite is a stage 1, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Pignite doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Flame Charge and for one colorless energy card this move allows you to search your deck for a fire energy card and attach it to Pignite. Pignite's second move is called Heat Crash and for three energy cards, two fire and one colorless, this move does 50 damage.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since this is a stage 1 Pokemon card that has a stage 2 evolution in Emboar, I would recommend keeping Pignite on the bench and evolving it into Emboar before putting it into play, I would do this because Emboar can do much more damage than Pignite and it has a higher hp. There are two Emboar cards from the Black and White set and I've reviewed both of those cards on my blog previously. If you have to put Pignite into play, you can actually start attacking pretty quickly with Pignite because you can put Pignite into the active Pokemon spot with only one energy card then when it is your turn again you can use Flame Charge, attach an energy card to Pignite with that move and attach another energy card to Pignite from your hand, that way, in two turns you can get three energy cards on Pignite which will enable you to use Heat Crash every turn until you can evolve Pignite into Emboar. But like I said, I would not use this card if I didn't have to, but if you want to use Pignite in your deck I highly recommend using Emboar as well and I would use a 4-3-2 or 3-2-1 line of Tepig, Pignite, and Emboar in a fire type deck.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating. Even though this card has a very good hp, I wouldn't recommend using this card at all. It has an extremely high retreat cost for a stage 1 Pokemon card, it only has one move that can do any damage, and the only move that can do damage does below average damage for the amount of energy cards it requires to attack. You'll have to wait and read tomorrow's card review to see if the other Pignite card from this set is any better.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
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