Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Ninjask from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set. Ninjask 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 free retreat cost. Ninjask's Ability is called Wing Buzz, and says that once per turn you may discard a card from hand, if you choose to do this, your opponent must discard a card from their deck. Besides the Ability, Ninjask just has one move called Afterimage Assault, for two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, this move does 30 damage, plus it allows you to search your deck for up to 2 Ninjask card and put them onto your bench.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Ninjask is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Nincada into play (I reviewed Nincada from this set yesterday) and then evolve Nincada into Ninjask. Nincada has another Stage 1 evolution in Shedinja which I'll be reviewing tomorrow and then recommended one of the two Stage 1 cards to use with Nincada. If you read yesterday's review of Nincada, you'll know that I thought it was a very poor Basic Pokemon card, mainly because it had such a low HP, but it also only had one move and the one move it did have did damage to itself making Nincada's HP that much lower. So knowing this about Nincada and looking at this Ninjask card, this Ninjask card is similar to Nincada in that it has an extremely low HP, luckily this card has a free retreat cost so it can be moved in and out of the active Pokemon spot with no trouble. The only reason I would recommend using this card at all is for its Ability, if you think you can make it so your opponent loses because they don't have any cards left in their deck, then definitely switch in Ninjask whenever it is convenient, utilize its Ability, attack with Afterimage Assault, then move it back out the next turn. I wouldn't use more than a 1-1 line of Nincada and Ninjask in a deck just because both have such a low HP.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is slightly below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Roaring Skies set. I do like this card's Ability and its one move is not that bad either. This card just has too low of an HP and is limited in what it can do, not being able to do more than 30 damage a turn. So if you Ninjask's Ability really intrigues you, you could definitely try using this Pokemon line in a deck, otherwise, look elsewhere. Combined I would give this cards a 2 out of 5 rating.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Ninjask from the Roaring Skies set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Nincada's other Stage 1 evolution in Shedinja, which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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