Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Ninjask from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set. Ninjask is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 60. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Ninjask is one of two evolutions of Nincada, I will be reviewing Nincada's other evolution in Shedinja tomorrow. Ninjask's Ability is called Cast-off Shell and says that when you move this Pokemon from your hand to evolve Nincada, you find Shedinja in your deck and put it onto the active Pokemon spot, you don't even have to evolve it from Nincada. Besides the Ability, Ninjask only has one move called Night Slash which does 60 damage for two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, besides doing the damage you may choose to switch Ninjask with one of your benched Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Ninjask's Ability mentions Shedinja in it, I would recommend having at least one Shedinja in the same deck you have Ninjask and Nincada in, thus it would be best to have these Pokemon cards in a psychic and grass type deck, and these cards would work well in a deck with Dustox and Beautifly in. I would keep Nincada on the bench, evolve Nincada into Ninjask, move Shedinja to the bench, and then eventually move Ninjask to the active Pokemon spot. I would try and get Ninjask out earlier in the game so it is facing weaker Pokemon and then can do 60 damage one turn with Night Slash and switch out that same turn, thus being able to last longer in the game without getting knocked out. So if I were to use Ninjask in a deck, I would use a 2-2 line of Nincada and Ninjask.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. After pondering whether to give this card a higher rating I just couldn't get over the fact that it had only 60 hp, so I decided on giving it an average rating, even though it can attack very quickly and do a great amount of damage while retreating basically for free after attacking, and it helps you get a non-basic Pokemon into play without evolving it.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Ninjask from the Dragons Exalted set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Nincada's stage 1 evolution in Shedinja from the same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!