Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Cascoon from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card set. Cascoon is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Cascoon does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Poison Sting, this move requires one grass energy card to use and it poisons the defending Pokemon. Cascoon's second move is called Iron Defense, this move requires two colorless energy cards to use and prevents all damage done to Cascoon by your opponent's attacks during the next turn if you get a heads when you flip a coin.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Cascoon is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Wurmple into play (I reviewed Wurmple from this set a couple of days ago) and then evolve Wurmple into Cascoon. Cascoon does have a stage 2 evolution in Dustox that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed those cards yet, since there are two, the strategy below will act like Cascoon is the final evolution in this line. So if you read my review of Wurmple, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card. The card had a good HP and two moves, but it just didn't impress me that much and needed two energy cards to actually do damage to the defending Pokemon. When using Wurmple with one of its Stage 1 forms, the card actually would be better because then it would make more sense to use both the moves it has, the other move allowing you to retrieve a Wurmple from your deck and put it onto the bench. So knowing this about Wurmple and looking at this Cascoon card, I would not recommend using these two Pokemon without using one of the Dustox cards from this set, I say this because Cascoon has way too high of a retreat cost to warrant use. If the card had a one energy card retreat cost, I could see using a 1-1 line of these two Pokemon and putting Cascoon into the active Pokemon spot, poisoning the defending Pokemon and then retreating it the next turn, but since the retreat cost is so high it isn't worth it, plus throw in a low HP, and neither move on Cascoon able to do actual damage, and this is a card to avoid using in a deck.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is a below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Roaring Skies set, but one that is a little bit better than Silcoon if you're considering using one of these two lines starting with Wurmple. I do like that this card has two moves, both could be effective, but this just isn't an ideal card to use as the final form in a Pokemon family. Even though I gave both cards in this line so far a 2 out of 5 rating, together I am giving them a 1 out of 5 rating, stay away from them.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Cascoon from the Roaring Skies set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Cascoon's stage 2 evolution in Dustox, which there are two of, from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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