Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Archeops from the Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Set. Archeops is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 120. It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a free retreat cost. Archeops does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Acrobatics, this move requires one fighting energy card and does 20 damage plus 20 more damage for each heads you get when you flip two coins. Archeops second move is called Swift Dive, this move requires two fighting type energy cards and does 100 damage, however if Archeops has more than 40 hp remaining, the move only does 50 damage.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Archeops is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Archen into play (I reviewed Archen from this set yesterday) and then evolve Archen into Archeops, remember that if you want to use Archen from this set, you must first evolve it from a Plume Fossil trainer card before being able to put it on your bench. If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Archen was a below average restored Pokemon card that would have been good if it was a basic Pokemon instead. Because of this, I would be weary with the number of Archeops cards you use in your deck. I really like that this card has a free retreat cost, so I would definitely take advantage of this with Archeops. I would try a line of 2 Plume Fossil, 2 Archen, and 2 Archeops in a fighting type deck. No matter when I get Archeops into play, I would want to get 80 damage on Archeops right away then retreat it to the bench. Then, whenever you can knock out your opponent in one turn with Swift Dive doing 100 damage, I would move Archeops into the active position and knock out that Pokemon and retreat Archeops the next turn.
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. Even though I don't recommend using that many of this card in a fighting type deck, the Archeops card overall is very good. It has a great hp, free retreat cost, and two very quick and very damaging moves. So if you are willing to be patient in your game to set up Archeops, you will definitely get some great use out of this Pokemon. Overall though, I am going to give the line of Archen and Archeops from the Plasma Blast set a 3 out of 5 rating, I just wish Archen wasn't a restored Pokemon.
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