Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Cascoon from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set. Cascoon is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80. Cascoon evolves from Wurmple which I reviewed a few days ago and evolves into Dustox which I'll be reviewing tomorrow. Cascoon has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Silcoon does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves, the first move is called Tangle Drag which takes one colorless energy card and and allows you to move your opponent's active Pokemon to the bench and replace it with one of their benched Pokemon. Cascoon's other move is called Spiral Drain and for two colorless energy cards it does 20 damage and heals 20 damage from itself.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Cascoon in a stage 1 Pokemon card that has a stage 2 evolution in Dustox I would evolve Wurmple into Cascoon and Cascoon into Dustox on the bench, and then when Dustox is on your bench move it into the active Pokemon spot. There are a couple of reasons I would do this besides the obvious that a Pokemon's evolution is naturally better. The first reason is that this card has a high retreat cost and low hp, so it will get knocked out fast and if you want to retreat it will cost a lot of energy, the other reason is that neither of its moves are great. Similar to Silcoon, this card is a defensive card, but not as good as Silcoon, you may want to use Tangle Drag one turn if you have to have Cascoon in the active Pokemon spot, then the next turn evolve Cascoon into Dustox and knock out that one Pokemon of your opponent's you just moved into the active Pokemon spot. If Cascoon is in the active Pokemon spot, unless like I just said you're are going to evolve into Dustox the next turn, I would use Spiral Drain every turn. I would suggest using this card in a psychic and grass type deck so you can use 4 Wurmple in the deck, and use those Wurmple both for Beautifly and Dustox eventually. If you were only going to use Cascoon in the deck, I would use a 1-1 line of Wurmple and Cascoon.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating. Since I gave Silcoon a three out of five rating and I think this card is worse it only makes sense that I give this card a worse rating, like I said earlier, this card has a low hp, high retreat cost, and two okay to below average moves. The only reason I would really play this card is to be able to use Dustox.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Cascoon from the Dragons Exalted set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Cascoon's stage 2 evolution in Dustox from the same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!