Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Servine from the Black and White Pokemon Card Set. This is the first of two consecutive Servine card reviews I'll be doing from the Black and White set. Servine is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Servine doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Wrap and for one colorless energy card it does 20 damage and if you get a heads when you flip a coin the defending Pokemon is paralyzed. Servine's second move is called Tackle and for two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, it does 30 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 Serperior, I would recommend keeping Servine on the bench and evolving it into Serperior before putting it into play, I would do this because Serperior can do much more damage than Servine and it has a higher hp. There are two Serperior cards from the Black and White set and I've reviewed both of those cards on my blog previously. If you have to put Servine into play, I would recommend using Tackle every turn because it can do more damage, but if you only have one energy card on Servine or you're in fear of getting knocked out the next turn, Wrap would be the better move to use. But like I said, I would not use this card if I didn't have to, but if you want to use Servine in your deck I highly recommend using Serperior as well and I would use a 4-3-2 or 3-2-1 line of Snivy, Servine, and Serperior in a grass type deck.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating. If you didn't know Servine was a stage 1 Pokemon card, you would think this was a basic Pokemon card, because neither of its moves are very powerful, neither move requires very much energy, it has a low hp, and there really isn't anything great about this card. But I am giving it a 2 opposed to a 1 rating because both of its moves do do damage and can be effective early on in the game against weak basic Pokemon.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Servine from the Black and White set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of the second Servine from the same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!