Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Scrafty from the Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Set. Scrafty is a stage 1, darkness type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Scrafty does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move this card has is called Kick Away, this move requires two energy cards, one each of darkness and colorless, and does 30 damage, plus it makes your opponent switch out their active Pokemon and replace it with one of their benched Pokemon. Scrafty's second move is called Reinforced Headbutt, this move requires three energy cards, two darkness and one colorless, and does 50 damage and if this card has a Pokemon tool card attached to it it does 100 damage instead of 50.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Scrafty is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Scraggy into play (I reviewed Scraggy from this set yesterday) and then evolve Scraggy into Scrafty. If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Scraggy would be a very good starter Pokemon to use in a darkness type deck and a card that could easily be used on its own in a deck. Because of this you can definitely move Scraggy to the active Pokemon spot immediately. Wherever you choose to evolve Scraggy into Scrafty, you should be able to start attacking quite quickly since Scrafty's Kick Away move requires two energy cards and if you've been using Scraggy for any time at all it should have at least one energy card on it. If you do plan on using this card in a deck, make sure to include Pokemon tool card to take advantage of Reinforced Headbutt and do 100 damage per turn. I think this Pokemon family from the Plasma Storm set would work very well in a darkness type deck and I would include a 2-1 or 3-2 line of this family in a deck.
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 I'm giving this card an average rating, it is a very solid stage 1 Pokemon card and definitely one that I would use in my deck, I especially like that Scrafty has a low retreat cost and that both of its moves do damage. The only reason I'm not giving it a better rating is because it doesn't have a move that requires only one energy card to attack and Reinforced Headbutt does below average damage if you don't have a Pokemon tool attached to Scrafty. Overall, this family is a good one from the Plasma Storm set and I would give it a 4 out of 5 rating.
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