Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Cradily from the Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Set. Cradily is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 120. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Cradily does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Lifesplosion, this move requires one grass energy card, and for each energy card attached to Cradily, you may search your deck for a stage 2 Pokemon and put it into your deck. Cradily's other move is called Spiral Drain, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, and does 60 damage. Besides doing the damage, Cradily also heals 20 damage from itself.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Cradily is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Lileep into play (I reviewed Lileep from this set yesterday) and then evolve Lileep into Cradily, remember that if you want to use Lileep from this set, you must first evolve it from a fossil before being able to put it on your bench. If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Cradily was an average Pokemon card that was hindered by the fact it was a restored Pokemon. So unless this Cradily card is really good, I would prefer using a standard 2 stage Pokemon family, instead of a fossil, basic, and stage 1 family. So after knowing all of this, I would not use Cradily in a deck, Cradily is a good card in my opinion but if you look at this entire Pokemon line I just don't like it enough to use it. If you choose to use this line in a deck, you'll want to have this line in a deck that contains at least a fair amount of grass type energy, I would put as many Root Fossil Lileep cards in the deck as you want Lileep, so I would use a 2-2-2 line of the trainer, Lileep, and Cradily. My goal would be to get Cradily into the active Pokemon spot as soon as possible, because even though this line takes up more spots than normal basic-stage 1 lines, Cradily's first move Lifesplosion could greatly reduce the need for you to have so many duplicate Pokemon in your deck since you can go after the higher evolution Pokemon you need with this move. When you get most of the stage 2 cards you need into your hand, I would then use Spiral Drain for as long as possible. The earlier you get Cradily into the active Pokemon spot the better, since Spiral Drain heals damage from Cradily, so it can stay in the active Pokemon spot longer and thus give you more time to set up your benched 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 I would not recommend using this card or this Pokemon line in a deck, I am still giving Cradily an average rating because it does have a very good hp, and two good moves. If you are willing to be a bit patient with your deck, this line should work well, but if you're like me and want to attack as fast as possible I would stay away from this line. So that is why I am giving this entire line a 2 out of 5 rating, it will definitely work well for some, but most it won't be that great.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Cradily from the Plasma Blast set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Tropius, which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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