Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Starmie from the Pokemon XY Card Set. Starmie is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Starmie does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Recover, this move requires one water energy card and allows you to discard an energy card attached to Starmie and heal all damage from it. Starmie's second move is called Core Splash, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one water, and does 60 damage plus 30 more damage if Starmie has any psychic energy cards attached to it.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Starmie is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Staryu into play (I reviewed Staryu from this set yesterday) and then evolve Staryu into Starmie. If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Staryu was a slightly below average basic Pokemon card because the card only had one move and that one move even though doing a good amount of damage damaged Staryu when attacking. So knowing this, you're either going to want to use Recover right away after evolving Staryu if it has been in the active Pokemon spot or keep Starmie on the bench and put three energy cards on it so you can use Core Splash every turn. Of course if you want to use this card in your deck it would be best to use it in a split type deck of water and psychic so you can do 90 damage a turn with Core Splash, otherwise I wouldn't use this card in a deck.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is an average stage 1 Pokemon card from the X and Y set that becomes above average if you decide to use it in a psychic and water type deck. In a regular deck, this card is average because it has an average hp, two decent moves, and a low retreat cost but putting this in a dual type deck makes Core Splash way above average. Overall, the line of Staryu and Starmie from this set gets a 3 out of 5 rating from me, individually Staryu was a 2, Starmie was a 3.
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