Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Octillery from the Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Set. Octillery is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Octillery does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Sharpshooting, this move requires one water energy card and does 30 damage to one of your opponent's Pokemon. Octillery's second move is called Bubble Beam, this move requires two water energy cards and does 40 damage, plus paralyzes the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when you flip a coin.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Octillery is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Remoraid into play (I reviewed Remoraid from this set yesterday) and then evolve Remoraid into Octillery. If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Remoraid was an average to slightly below average basic Pokemon that albeit a little slow could still be used in a deck on its own. With that being said, this Octillery card is pretty fast for a stage 1 Pokemon, so if I were to use this line in a deck, I would use a 2-2 line, and try and evolve Remoraid into Octillery on the bench. And as soon as you get Octillery into play, I would move it to the active Pokemon spot and use Sharpshooting right away. I would definitely include this line in a spread damage type deck, so then early in the game I would use Sharpshooting turn after turn to really spread the damage around on my opponent's Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is an above average stage 1 Pokemon card. I think this card is above average because it has a low retreat cost, average hp and two quick, very solid moves. I like this stage 1 card as a card to get into the active Pokemon spot early in games and a card that allows you to not only spread damage around using Sharpshooting, but gives you time to set up your bench since it has the ability to paralyze the defending Pokemon. Overall, I would give the line of Remoraid and Octillery from the Plasma Blast set a 3 out of 5 rating, Remoraid was a 2 and Octillery was a 4.
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