Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Cacturne from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set. Cacturne is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Cacturne does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move this card has is called Rapid-Fire Needles, this move requires one grass energy card and does 60 damage, however this move also does 30 damage to one of your own Pokemon. Cacturne's second move is called Payback, this move requires two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, and does 30 damage plus 60 more damage and you're able to discard an energy card from your opponent's active Pokemon if they only have one prize card left.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Cacturne is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Cacnea into play (I reviewed Cacnea from this set yesterday) and then evolve Cacnea into Cacturne. If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Cacnea wasn't the greatest basic Pokemon card out there and it definitely isn't one that I would use on its own. So, after summarizing this card in the overview section of this post, I would not recommend using many cards from this line in a deck. However, I would definitely consider putting one each of Cacnea and Cacturne in a grass type deck, leaving them on the bench the entire game until your opponent gets one Prize card left, then moving Cacturne into the active Pokemon spot and using Payback every turn. I would not want to put Cacturne into the active Pokemon spot before it has two energy cards on it, because Rapid-Fire Needles even though it does 60 damage, 30 damage is an awful lot to do to one of your 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 is average, I still would recommend using just one each of Cacnea and Cacturne in a grass type deck just for a life boat to make sure if you are close to losing, you'll have some fire power in the end to possibly win the game. Overall, I would give Cacnea and Cacturne combined a 3 out of 5 rating.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Cacturne from the Plasma Freeze set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Leafeon, which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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