Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Watchog from the Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Set. This is the first of two consecutive Watchog cards I'll be reviewing from this set. Watchog is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. This Watchog card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move this card has is called Fast Swipe, this move requires one colorless energy card and allows you to randomly discard a card from your opponent's hand. Watchog's second move is called Biting Fang, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 30 damage plus 20 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Watchog is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get one of the two Patrat cards into play (I reviewed both Patrat cards from this set the past two days) and then evolve Patrat into Watchog. Like I mentioned earlier, there are two Watchog cards from this set, so tomorrow I'll compare both cards. If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought both of the Patrat cards from this set were equally unimpressive, so I would not recommend using Watchog in a deck unless it was an amazing card which this one isn't. So personally, I would not use this card in a deck. However, if you choose to use Watchog and Patrat in a deck, I would include a 2-1 or 1-1 line max, try and keep Patrat on the bench, evolve it into Watchog, attach two energy cards to it, then use Biting Fang every turn, hoping for a heads. Since this card is a colorless type card, it can fit in any deck, but I would only use this card as a very last resort.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is a below average stage 1 Pokemon card. This card is below average in my opinion because even though it has a good retreat cost, solid hp, and two moves, there really isn't anything that stands out on this card. Fast Swipe doesn't do anything for me, and Biting Fang, although somewhat quick, even if you get a heads every turn, 50 damage is around average for that type of move. So coupled with the Patrat cards from this set, I'm giving this line so far, a 2 out of 5 rating. I would not use Patrat or Watchog in a deck.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Watchog from the Plasma Storm set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of the second Watchog card, which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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