Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Raticate from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set. Raticate is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 60. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a free retreat cost. Raticate does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move this card has is called Gnaw Through, this move requires one colorless energy card and allows you to discard a Pokemon tool card attached to the defending Pokemon. Raticate's second move is called Super Fang, this move requires three colorless energy cards and allows you to put damage counters on the defending Pokemon until it has 10 hp left.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Raticate is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Rattata into play (I reviewed Rattata from this set yesterday) and then evolve Rattata into Raticate. If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Rattata was a horrible Pokemon card and one not to use in a deck, however after taking a look at this card, you may have to use one Rattata card in your deck so you can have one Raticate in your deck. You would hope to just keep Rattata and Raticate on your bench, put three energy cards on Raticate and when your opponent puts a Pokemon into play that can either do a ton of damage, or one that has a massive hp, move Raticate into play, use Super Fang, and retreat it for free the next turn. Because this card is a colorless type Pokemon card, this Pokemon line can be used in any deck, like I said earlier, I wouldn't use more than a 1-1 line of Rattata and Raticate in a deck, it is definitely risky to use this line in a deck, but it could definitely do a great deal of damage if it faces the right Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is an average stage 1 Pokemon card. Even though this card has a low hp and only one good move, I am still giving this an average rating, I feel that Raticate's free retreat cost and Super Fang move make up for its other shortcomings. Overall, I can only give this Pokemon line a 2 out of 5 rating.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Raticate from the Boundaries Crossed set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Meowth which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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In the Battle Aboard the St. Anne Pokemon Anime episode, which Pokemon did Ash trade for Raticate?
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