Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Staraptor from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set. Staraptor is a stage 2, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130. It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Staraptor does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Wing Attack, this move requires three colorless energy cards and does 60 damage. Staraptor's second move is called Strong Breeze, this move requires four colorless energy cards and it makes your opponent shuffle the defending Pokemon and all cards attached to it into their deck.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Staraptor is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Starly into play and then evolve it into Staravia before you can evolve Staravia into Staraptor, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last couple of days. The first two Pokemon in this line differ greatly, I am very high on Starly and using it in a deck, but Staravia on the other hand leaves something to be desired, so if you plan on using Staraptor in a deck, I would have 4 Starly, use a couple as starter Pokemon, the others as bench Pokemon so you can evolve Starly into Staravia into Staraptor on the bench. So besides the four Starly, I would include 2 each of Staravia and Staraptor. Like I mentioned, you'll want to evolve Staraptor on the bench and get four energy cards on it there. I would prefer to keep Staraptor on the bench for most of the game unless my opponent gets a Pokemon that they've spent a lot of time on in the active Pokemon spot, I would then move Staraptor into the active Pokemon spot and use Strong Breeze immediately. After that, I would either use Wing Attack most turns, or use Strong Breeze until my opponent had hardly any Pokemon if any on their bench and start attacking hoping to win by having my opponent run out of Pokemon on their bench. Even if you don't want to use Staraptor as an attacker, it will only cost one energy card to retreat it which is very good.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is an average stage 2 Pokemon card from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon card set. I like that this card can be used in any deck, and its low hp. I do like both of Staraptor's moves, but just beware, they are slow, and 130 hp isn't that high for a stage 2, so if you have to move Staraptor into the active Pokemon spot early, it may cause you to get knocked out. Overall, I would rate this entire line a 3 out of 5, possibly a little higher. I have given Starly a 4, Staravia a 1, and Staraptor a 3 out of 5. If you plan on using this family in your deck, it is going to take up a big chunk of it, but if you don't mind that, I would definitely recommend using this line.
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