Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Silcoon from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card set. Silcoon 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. Silcoon does not have an Ability and it only has one move. The one move it does have is called String Shot, for one grass energy card this move does 10 damage, plus if you get a heads when attacking, the defending Pokemon is paralyzed.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Silcoon is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Wurmple into play (I reviewed Wurmple from this set yesterday) and then evolve Wurmple into Silcoon. Silcoon does have a stage 2 evolution in Beautifly 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 Silcoon is the final evolution in this line. So if you read yesterday's 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 Silcoon card, I would not recommend using either of these two cards without using Beautifly in a deck. In my opinion Silcoon is even worse than Wurmple, it does less damage, has a higher retreat cost, and only has one move. So there is no reason at all to use just Wurmple and Silcoon in a deck, you'll not want to put Silcoon into the active Pokemon spot because the retreat cost is two energy cards higher than its attack cost.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is a very poor Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Roaring Skies set. This card should only be used to get Wurmple from Silcoon to Beautifly. This card only has one move, it is decent if it were on a Basic Pokemon but very poor on a Stage 1, add in a below average HP and a high retreat cost, and this is one poor card. Together with Wurmple from this set, I would give these two cards a combined 1 out of 5 rating.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Silcoon from the Roaring Skies set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Silcoon's stage 2 evolution in Beautifly which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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