Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Accelgor from the Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Set. Accelgor is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a free retreat cost. Accelgor does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Retribution, this move requires one colorless energy card and does 20 damage, plus if you had Escavalier get knocked out during your opponent's last turn, you may move all the energy cards attached to their active Pokemon back into their hand. Accelgor's second move is called Signal Beam, this move requires two energy cards, one each of colorless and grass, and does 30 damage, plus it confuses the defending Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Accelgor is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Shelmet into play (I reviewed Shelmet from this set yesterday) and then evolve Shelmet into Accelgor. If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Shelmet was a pretty solid basic Pokemon card so because of this, you may already have Shelmet in the active Pokemon spot when you get Accelgor into your hand. The one thing I didn't like about the Shelmet card from this set was its high hp, but if you use that card with this Accelgor card, the retreat cost will no longer be a problem because Accelgor has a free retreat cost. I think both of these Pokemon are very good, so if you're building a grass type deck, I could definitely see including up to 4 Shelmet and 3 Accelgor in that deck. I would try to get these Pokemon into the active Pokemon spot early, if Shelmet is in the active Pokemon spot you can put the defending Pokemon to sleep, if Accelgor is in there, you can confuse the defending Pokemon. Each special condition can be accomplished quite quickly with these cards and should allow you to set up your benched Pokemon after attacking only two total energy cards to the Pokemon in this line. Unless you only have one energy card on Accelgor, I would pass on using Retribution unless you decide to build a deck that includes Karrablast and Escavalier as well.
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. Really the only thing keeping this card from a 5 rating is that it only has 80 hp, other than that, I like both of Accelgor's moves and I especially like that it has a free retreat costs. I am going to give this Pokemon family from the Plasma Blast set, Shelmet and Accelgor, a 5 out of 5 rating, it is a very excellent line and one that should definitely be used in grass type decks.
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