Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Quagsire from the Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Set. Quagsire is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110. It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. This Quagsire card does not have an Ancient Trait or an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Wave Splash, for two energy cards, one each of water and colorless, this move does 30 damage. Quagsire's second move is called Landslide, for three energy cards, two colorless and one water, this move does 80 damage and the move is unaffected by resistance.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Quagsire is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Wooper into play (I reviewed Wooper from this set yesterday) and then evolve Wooper into Quagsire. If you read yesterday's review of Wooper, you'll know that I thought that card was a below average Basic Pokemon card, the main reason being that it required two energy cards to actually do damage to the defending Pokemon and it had a higher retreat cost, so I recommended not using it on its own. So knowing this about Wooper and looking at this Quagsire card, the only reason you would want to even use a 1-1 line of these two Pokemon would be for Quagsire's Landslide move. The thing I like about this move is that the opponent's resistance type is ineffective but if the defending Pokemon is weak to fighting type Pokemon, Landslide does double the damage. Another thing of note, just like Wooper, this card is a fighting type card but does not require any fighting type energy cards when attacking.
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 Ancient Origins set. This card is pretty decent overall having an above average HP, and two solid moves. The card is a little slower on the attack and can't do anything other than attack, plus it has a high retreat cost. So combined with Wooper from yesterday, I would give this Pokemon family a 2 out of 5 rating, I probably wouldn't use this line in a deck just because it is limited in what it can do.
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