Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Watchog from the Emerging Powers Pokemon Card Set. Watchog is a a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, that has an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Watchog doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Watcheck which takes one colorless energy card and lets you see the top 5 cards of your opponent's deck and rearrange them in any order you like. Watchog's second move is called Quick Tail Smash and for two colorless energy cards it does 20 damage, however before you use this move you may flip a coin, if you get a heads this move does 80 damage total, but if you get a tails this move does nothing.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since this is a colorless type Pokemon card you're going to be able to put this card into any deck, since it can attack with any type of energy. The strategy is very straightforward if you want to do some attacking with this card you'll have to use Quick Tail Smash because this is the only move of Watchog's that can do damage, the only time I would use Watcheck is if I don't have two energy cards attached to Watchog or the opponent specifically puts a card they want on the top of their deck. I would flip a coin before using Quick Tail Smash more often than not, unless the defending Pokemon will be knocked in 40 damage or less. I would only use a 2-1 line of Patrat and Watchog in any type deck.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating. In my opinion, this is a below average, stage 1 Pokemon card. The reason I think this is because this card has the potential to do no damage at all, so if this card ends up not doing much damage at all it would be a waste to have in the deck, I would consider a plethora of other cards before putting this card in my deck, however if you get lucky this card can do 80 damage per turn for only two energy cards, it has an average hp, and low retreat cost. But this card is too risky for me so I wouldn't use it.
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