Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Piloswine from the Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Set. Piloswine is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Piloswine does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves. The first move it has is called Ice Beam, this move requires two energy cards, one each of water and colorless, and does 20 damage, plus paralyzes the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when you flip a coin. Piloswine's second move is called Quintuple Headbutt, this move requires four energy cards, two each of water and colorless, and does 40 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip two coins.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Piloswine is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Swinub into play (I reviewed Swinub from this set yesterday) and then evolve Swinub into Piloswine. Piloswine does have a stage 2 evolution in Mamoswine that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed that card yet, the strategy below will act like Piloswine is the final evolution in this line. So if you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Swinub was a decent basic Pokemon card that could be used in a deck on its own. So after that review, I would suggest using a 1-1 line of this Pokemon line in a water type deck. The reason I would suggest using only one of each Pokemon is because both cards require a lot of energy cards to attack, so you don't want to have a ton of your energy cards tied up in this Pokemon line when there are better Pokemon out there and should be better Pokemon cards in your deck. So ideally, you would want to setup Piloswine on your bench, get four energy cards on it and then put it in the active Pokemon spot and use Quintuple Headache every turn. Usually I don't recommend using moves that are based around flipping coins, but since this move allows you to flip 5 coins, it is extremely unlikely you'll get five tails in a row. So just make sure when you use Piloswine that you have four energy cards on it before moving it to the active Pokemon spot because this card's retreat cost is quite high, so when this card is in the active Pokemon spot you want to make sure it is doing the best it can because when you retreat it it is going to take awhile to get the energy cards back on it.
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. I like that this card has an above average hp, one average move, and one above average move. This card is slow, so that is why I'm only giving this card an average rating and it has a high retreat cost. But, if you only have one of these in a deck, this card should work well for you, and has the potential to do 200 damage per turn. So between Swinub and Piloswine from this set, I would give this line so far a 3 out of 5 rating.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Piloswine from the Plasma Storm set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Piloswine's stage 2 evolution in Mamoswine which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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