Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Silcoon from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set. Silcoon is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80. Silcoon evolves from Wurmple which I reviewed yesterday and evolves into Beautifly which I'll be reviewing tomorrow. Silcoon 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 Harden which takes one colorless energy card and prevents your opponent from doing any damage to you unless the opposing Pokemon can do 70 damage or more per turn. Silcoon's second move is called Bug Bit which takes three energy cards, two colorless and one grass and does 40 damage.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, even though Silcoon is a stage 1 Pokemon card that has a stage 2 evolution in Beautifly and I usually recommend keeping stage 1 cards like this on the bench until you can evolve it, I would recommend putting Silcoon in the active Pokemon spot as soon as you can, especially early on the in the game, that way you can use Harden every turn to guarantee you can't be attacked and then either add energy cards to Silcoon in preparation for its evolution or set up your benched Pokemon while Silcoon is providing you with some time. I would try and get three energy cards on Silcoon as soon as possible so I could keep using Harden every turn and set up the bench Pokemon after that, and if you have to you can use Bug Bite to hopefully knock out weak basic Pokemon in two turns. Looking ahead at tomorrow's card review, Beautifly can't do any more damage than Silcoon can, so I would recommend this card for its Harden move, and use Harden as long as possible to set up your other Pokemon, then when Silcoon is knocked out or you retreat it (I would let it get knocked out because it has a high retreat cost), I would put in a Pokemon that is ready to attack. So out of the two Pokemon in this line so far, I would recommend using a 1-1 line of Wurmple and Silcoon in a grass type deck, this line would be for a defensive deck. After tomorrow's Beautifly review I'll be reviewing Wurmple's other evolution in Cascoon.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. This is an extremely good defensive card in my opinion, the only reason I'm giving this an average rating is because Silcoon has many negatives to go with its good defensive, it has a low hp, high retreat cost, and can only do 40 damage for three energy cards which isn't much. But if you're looking for 2 cards for a grass type deck, you can't go wrong with 1 each of Silcoon and Wurmple.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Silcoon from the Dragons Exalted set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Silcoon's stage 2 evolution in Beautifly from the same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!