Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Escavalier from the Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Set. Escavalier is a stage 1, metal type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Escavalier does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Steamroll, this move requires two energy cards, one each of metal and colorless, and does 40 damage, plus it does 20 damage to one of your opponent's benched Pokemon. Escavalier's second move is called Slashing Strike, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one metal, and does 80 damage, however Escavalier can't use that move the next turn.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Escavalier is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Karrablast into play (I reviewed Karrablast from this set a few weeks back) and then evolve Karrablast into Escavalier. If you read that review, you'll know that I thought Karrablast was an average basic Pokemon card that could be used on its own but would be better utilized with Escavalier. One thing to note with this family is that Karrablast in this set is a grass type Pokemon but Escavalier is a metal type Pokemon, but both require either colorless or metal type energy cards. Even though Karrablast could be used on its own, I would try to set this line up on the bench if you're using it in a deck because Escavalier has a pretty high retreat cost so you'll want to make sure you can retreat it when you put it in the active Pokemon spot. This card would work well in a spread damage type deck, one turn you could use Slashing Strike the next turn you could use Steamroll. I would recommend using this line in a metal type deck, I would use a line of 3-2 of Karrablast and Escavalier.
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 from the Plasma Blast set. I definitely like this card overall, not only does it have above average hp, it has two above average moves to go a long with it. The only drawback on this card is its retreat cost, but it shouldn't be that big of a deal breaker. Overall, I would give these two Pokemon, Karrablast and Escavalier from the Plasma Blast set a 4 out of 5 rating, individually they had a 3 and 4 rating.
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