Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Whirlipede from the Emerging Powers Pokemon Card Set. This is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Whirlipede doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Venoshock and for one psychic energy card it does 10 damage plus 60 more damage if the defending Pokemon is poisoned. Whirlipede's second move is called Steamroller and for three colorless energy cards it does 40 damage.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since this is a stage 1 Pokemon card with a stage 2 evolution in Scolipede, I would highly recommend keeping Whirlipede on your bench, evolving it into Scolipede and then moving Scolipede into the active Pokemon spot. I would do this because Scolipede can do more damage when attacking, and it has a higher hp. If you were forced to put Whirlipede into the active Pokemon spot, I would make sure the defending Pokemon is poisoned, so I would include this card in a deck with Pokemon that can poison the defending Pokemon. The reason I would make sure that the defending Pokemon is poisoned is because without this, Whirlipede can only do 40 damage and needs three energy cards, but if the defending Pokemon is poisoned, you only need to attach one energy card to Whirlipede and you can do 70 damage. If I were to use this Pokemon in a deck, I would make sure to include Scolipede and use either a 4-3-2 or 3-2-1 line of Venipede, Whirlipede, and Scolipede.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating. Besides having an average hp, and one good move (if the defending Pokemon is poisoned) this card isn't good at all. It has a high retreat cost, and cannot do more than 40 damage, but still needs three energy cards to attack. So again, with this card I would only use it as a means to play Scolipede.
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