Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Blastoise from the Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Set. Blastoise is a stage 2, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140. It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost. Blastoise's Ability is called Deluge and says that as often as you'd like during your turn you may attach a water energy card from your hand to one of your Pokemon. Besides the Ability, Blastoise just has one move called Hydro Pump, this move requires four colorless energy cards and does 60 damage plus 10 more damage for each water energy card attached to Blastoise.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Blastoise is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Squirtle into play and then evolve it into Wartortle before you can evolve Wartortle into Blastoise, 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 from Plasma Blast aren't the greatest, so if you're looking to build a deck that includes Blastoise you may want to look in other Black and White series sets for Squirtle and Wartortle cards. With that being said, the main reason you'll want to use this entire line at all is for Blastoise's Deluge ability, because this is an Ability, you can utilize it on the bench, so you'll never even have to move any of Blastoise's evolutions into the active Pokemon spot. Because of this, if you're building a water type deck I would try and include a 2-1-1 line of Squirtle, Wartortle, and Blastoise into your deck. I would for sure keep Blastoise on the bench if possible and then make sure to have plenty of energy cards in my deck and to include trainer cards that would get the energy cards into your hand, that way, you could attach tons of energy cards each turn to your benched Pokemon and set them all up in one or two turns. Once you've set up all of your other Pokemon, if you have enough energy cards left I could definitely see setting up Blastoise with four water energy cards and thus being able to do 100 damage per turn with Hydro Pump.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is an above average stage 2 Pokemon card from the Plasma Blast Pokemon card set. Disregarding the first two Pokemon in the Blastoise line, I think this card is a very good stage 2 Pokemon card. I like that its only move can be used with any types of energy as well as Blastoise's Ability will greatly reduce the time needed to set up your own Pokemon. However, if you consider Blastoise's high retreat cost with the poor prior evolutions in this line, I probably wouldn't build a deck around this line, because of this, I wouldn't give the entire line of Squirtle, Wartortle, and Blastoise a 3 out of 5 rating. Squirtle received a 2, Wartortle a 1, and Blastoise a 4.
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