Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Lanturn from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set. Lanturn is a stage 1, lightning type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Lanturn does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves, the first move that this card has is called Special Tackle, this move requires one lightning energy card and does 30 damage, plus 30 more damage if Lanturn has any special energy cards attached to it. Lanturn's second move is called Extreme Current, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one lightning, and does 90 damage, however after using this move you must discard an energy card from Lanturn.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Lanturn is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Chinchou into play (I reviewed Chinchou from this set yesterday) and then evolve Chinchou into Lanturn. If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Chinchou was a very average basic Pokemon card. Because of this, and after taking into account this card from the overview section of this post, I would recommend using a 1-1 line of Chinchou and Lanturn if you choose to use this line in your lightning type deck. I would deal with this card and line in two separate ways depending on when I got Chinchou and Lanturn into my hand. If I could get Lanturn into the active Pokemon spot very quickly, I would move it there, attach a Plasma Energy card or another special energy card to Lanturn and do 60 damage every turn for only 1 energy card using Special Tackle. If I didn't get Lanturn into my hand until later in the game, I would evolve Chinchou into Lanturn on the bench, put at least 3 energy cards, preferably more, then move Lanturn into the active Pokemon spot and use Extreme Current every turn, of course unless the defending Pokemon would be knocked out by 30 damage or less.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is an above average stage 1 Pokemon card. I am giving this card an above average rating because I like both of Lanturn's moves and this card allows you to roll with a couple of different strategies in your deck. So because of this card's versatility, I'm giving this card a 4 out of 5 rating. Overall, I would give this line a 3 out of 5 rating, but any lightning type deck should take this line into consideration when the deck is being created.
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