Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Carracosta from the Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Set. Carracosta is a stage 1, 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. Carracosta does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Fossil Clutch, this move requires three energy cards, to colorless and one water, and does 50 damage, plus if you want to discard a card in your hand that has Fossil in the name, this move does 100 damage instead of 50. Carracosta's second move is called Waterfall, this move does 80 damage for four energy cards, two each of water and colorless.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Carracosta is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Tirtouga into play (I reviewed Tirtouga from this set yesterday) and then evolve Tirtouga into Carracosta, remember that if you want to use Tirtouga 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 Tirtouga was a pretty miserable Pokemon card that should not be used on its own for any reason, so if you decide to use Carracosta in your deck, make sure to evolve this line on the bench. Because Carracosta is so slow and has such a high retreat cost, you'll definitely want to set this card up on the bench, I would try and get four energy cards on Carracosta before putting it into the active Pokemon spot, once in that spot, I would then use Waterfall every turn. I would not discard an item card with Fossil in the name when using Fossil Clutch, because those fossil item cards are very important in getting restored Pokemon into play. Because both Tirtouga and Carracosta are so slow and have such high retreat costs, if using this line I would not put more than 1 each of these Pokemon in a water type deck, but me personally, I would not want to use this line in a deck.
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 very good hp, and two somewhat powerful moves, this card gets a below average rating from me because both moves this card does have are extremely slow, and the retreat cost for this card is way way way too high. Overall, the line of Tirtouga and Carracosta from the Plasma Blast set would only get a 2 out of 5 rating for me, Tirtouga was a 1, Carracosta was a 2.
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