Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Ludicolo from the Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Set. Ludicolo is a stage 2, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130. It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Ludicolo's Ability is called Rain Dish, this allows you to heal 20 damage between turns from Ludicolo if you'd like. Besides the Ability, Ludicolo just has one move called Groovy Dance, this move requires three energy cards, two water and one colorless, and does 70 damage, besides doing the damage, if you choose to discard an energy card attached to Ludicolo the defending Pokemon becomes confused.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Ludicolo is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Lotad into play and then evolve it into Lombre before you can evolve Lombre into Ludicolo, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last couple of days. Both of these Pokemon require a good amount of energy to attack, so ideally you'd like to set this line up on the bench, but chances are if you moved Lotad or Lombre into the active Pokemon spot, when you evolve them into Ludicolo you'll have the needed amount of energy cards needed to use Groovy Dance right away. Plus, if you had to use Ludicolo's pre-evolutions in the active Pokemon spot, you can heal some of that damage by using Ludicolo's Ability between turns. As far as attacking, because Ludicolo only has one move you'll have no choice but to use Groovy Dance every turn, if you don't want to put more than three energy cards I would only recommend confusing the defending Pokemon if they would be able to knock Ludicolo out in one turn if they attacked. So I would recommend using this line of Pokemon in a water type deck, I think Lotad and Ludicolo are average to above average Pokemon while Lombre is below average, so I would suggest using a 2-2-1 line of this family in a deck.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is an above average stage 2 Pokemon card. The only below average item on this card is its retreat cost, which is high, other than that, Ludicolo's base hp is somewhat low, but its Ability can make up for that, and I really like that Ludicolo's only move does above average damage every turn, plus can inflict special conditions. Overall, I would give this Pokemon family a 3 out of 5 rating, it is average to slightly above average overall.
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