Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Raticate from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set. Raticate is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 70. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a free retreat cost. Raticate does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Transfer Junk, this move requires one colorless energy card and allows you to transfer a Team Plasma Pokemon, Trainer, and Energy card from your discard pile into your hand. Raticate's second move is called Bite and this move does 30 damage for two colorless energy cards.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Raticate is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Rattata into play (I reviewed Rattata from this set yesterday) and then evolve Rattata into Raticate. If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Rattata from this set was a miserable basic Pokemon card and what that should not be used in a deck on its own. Because of this, if you want to use Raticate, I would highly recommend evolving Rattata into Raticate on your bench and putting two energy cards on Raticate before moving it into the active Pokemon spot. I personally would not use this card in a deck, but would definitely consider using this line if your deck has one of these two things: The first thing is if you have a deck with a lot of Team Plasma cards, then Raticate's Transfer Junk move will be very helpful. The second scenario I would use this card in is if your deck includes many Pokemon that have free retreat costs, since Raticate has a free retreat cost and can attack fairly quickly, it should be added to the deck. If you decide to use this card in a standard deck, your only choice will be to use Bite every turn you can.
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. Even though this card has a really low hp, I am not giving this card a 1 rating because I think this card will be helpful in a couple different styles of decks, and since it has a free retreat cost, you can always move it for free. Overall, the line of Rattata and Raticate from this set get a 2 out of 5 rating, Rattata was a 1 and Raticate was a 2.
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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Raticate from the Plasma Freeze set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of the first of two Eevee cards, which are from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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In the FireRed and LeafGreen games, what berry was Raticate most likely to hold when captured in the wild?
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