Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Infernape from the Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Set. Infernape is a stage 2, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130. It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a free retreat cost. Infernape does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move it has is called Torment, this move requires one colorless energy card and does 30 damage, plus you get to disable one of your opponent's moves their next turn. Infernape's second move is called Malevolent Fire, this move requires two energy cards, one each of fire and colorless, and does 120 damage. However, after using this move you must remove all energy attached to Infernape.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Infernape is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Chimchar into play and then evolve it into Monferno before you can evolve Monferno into Infernape, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last couple of days. Chimchar is a good starter Pokemon, whereas Monferno isn't a good stage 1 Pokemon card at all, so I would suggest either starting the game with Chimchar in the active Pokemon spot or else evolve Chimchar into Infernape on the bench. Whenever you get two energy cards on Infernape you should use Malevolent Fire, then retreat Infernape the next turn for free and put in a Pokemon card that can do more than 30 damage. I would keep using this strategy the entirety of the game. Because you'll want to rotate Infernape in and out of the active Pokemon spot you should include this card in a deck that includes other Pokemon with free retreat costs or low ones at the very least. Because Monferno isn't very good, at least the one from this set, I would use a 4-2-2 line of this Pokemon family in a fire type deck.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is an average stage 2 Pokemon card. I definitely like this card's free retreat cost and the fact both of its moves are quick. I do like Malevolent Fire quite a bit and as long as you have plenty of energy cards in your deck, this move should work just fine. Overall, I would give this entire Pokemon line, Chimchar, Monferno, and Infernape a 3 out of 5 rating.
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