Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Kakuna from the X and Y Pokemon card set. Kakuna is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 70. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Kakuna does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Harden. This move requires one grass energy card and prevents damage done to Kakuna by your opponent's next attack if the damage is 60 or less.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Kakuna is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Weedle into play (I reviewed Weedle from this set yesterday) and then evolve Weedle into Kakuna. Kakuna does have a stage 2 evolution in Beedrill that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed that card yet, the strategy below will act like Kakuna is the final evolution in this line. So if you read yesterday's review of Weedle, you'll know that I though that card was pretty average and I was indifferent about using the card in a deck, it could potentially do 30 damage per turn, but it was quite limited. So knowing this and taking a look at this Kakuna card, unless you specifically like using a defensive strategy in your decks, I would just either go with Weedle, or wait to use Weedle, Kakuna, and Beedrill. Because this card cannot do anything, there really isn't a point of putting it in the active Pokemon spot if you're not going to evolve it. So I would not use this card in a deck without Beedrill for sure. Not only can this card not attack, but if you do choose to use Harden, you're going to have to add another energy card to Kakuna to be able to retreat it.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is an extremely poor stage 1 Pokemon card from the XY set. Not only does this card have low hp, but it has a retreat cost that is more than its only move, and this card only has one move which can't even attack. I would stay away from this card at all costs if I were you, it is not good at all. And pairing with just Weedle from the X and Y set, I would give the two cards a 1 out of 5 rating, just don't use them without Beedrill.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Kakuna from the X and Y set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Kakuna's stage 2 evolution in Beedrill which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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