Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Muk from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set. Muk is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Muk does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves, the first move that this card has is called Poison Suction, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one psychic, and does 60 damage, plus if the defending Pokemon is poisoned you are able to heal 60 damage from Muk. Muk's second move is called Sludge Crash, this move requires four energy cards, two each of psychic and colorless, and does 80 damage. Besides doing the damage, you may flip a coin until you get a tails, for each heads you get, discard an energy card attached to the defending Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Muk is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Grimer into play (I reviewed Grimer from this set yesterday) and then evolve Grimer into Muk. If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Grimer was a very below average basic Pokemon card. Because of this, and the fact that Muk's moves require a good amount of energy cards making this card slow to attack, I wouldn't use more than a 2-2 or 1-1 line of Grimer and Muk and I would try and set up this line on the bench, getting at least three energy cards on Muk before moving it into the active Pokemon spot. This card would work well in a deck that inflicts poison on a lot of Pokemon, that way you could use Poison Suction and heal damage from Muk if need be. I would try to use Sludge Crash every turn, unless Muk has a lot of damage on it, then I would use Poison Suction if the defending Pokemon is poisoned.
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. Like yesterday's Grimer review, where it was barely above a 1 but a 2 rating, this card is barely above a 3 but I am giving this card a 4 rating because this card has an above average rating and two moves that both do more than average damage. So overall, I would give this line of Grimer and Muk a 3 out of 5 rating, Grimer is a 2, Muk is a 4. So this line should be used in a poison type deck, if you are making one, otherwise it may not be the best fit for a regular psychic type deck because it is so slow.
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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Muk from the Plasma Freeze set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Mr. Mime, which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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