Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Frogadier from the X and Y Pokemon card set. Frogadier is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80. It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Frogadier does not have an Ability and it only has one move. The only move that this card has is called Lick, this move requires two energy cards, one each of water and colorless, and does 30 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin it paralyzes the defending Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Frogadier is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Froakie into play (I reviewed Froakie from this set yesterday) and then evolve Froakie into Frogadier. Frogadier does have a stage 2 evolution in Greninja 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 Frogadier is the final evolution in this line. So if you read yesterday's review of Froakie, you'll know that I thought that the card was below average and should definitely not be used in a deck without at least Frogadier. So after summarizing this card in the overview section of this post, I still wouldn't recommend using either of the first two Pokemon in this line without using Greninja. The first two Pokemon in this line are average at best and should not be used in a water type deck, but if you choose to use them, do not use more than a 1-1 line and try and evolve Froakie into Frogadier before you move it to the active Pokemon spot then use Frogadier's Lick move every turn.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is an average, to slightly below average stage 1 Pokemon card from the X and Y set. Despite having a low hp, everything else on this card is good, I especially like its low retreat cost and its one move which does above average damage plus can inflict a special condition. Even though this card is averaged, combined with Froakie from this set, those two cards only get a 2 out of 5 rating from me. Individually, Froakie was a 2, and Frogadier was a 3.
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