Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Maractus from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set. Maractus is a basic, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Maractus does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Stun Needle and for two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, it does 20 damage, plus paralyzes the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when you flip a coin. Maractus's second move is called Reinforced Needle and this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, and does 40 damage plus 40 more damage if a Pokemon tool card is attached to this Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, you always want to be able to do the most damage possible, so if you use this card you must have Pokemon Tools in your deck, so when you put Maractus into the active Pokemon spot, you can attach a Pokemon Tool card to this Pokemon and be able to do 80 damage every turn. I would use Reinforced Needle every turn, no matter what, unless of course you don't have three energy cards attached to Maractus. Since Maractus is a basic Pokemon, with no evolutions, I would only recommend putting one Maractus card in a grass type deck.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating. To me, this is a below average, basic Pokemon card, even though it does have a very good hp, it is too slow for my liking, and if you don't have a Pokemon Tool card attached to Maractus, this card is worthless. If Stun Needle only required one energy card instead of two, I would consider giving this card an average rating, instead of the below average rating.
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