Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Simisage from the BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Set. Simisage is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. This Simisage 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 Fire Fling, for one colorless energy card this move allows you to put three fire energy cards from your discard pile into your hand. Simisage's second move is called Hand Fling, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 10 damage times the number of cards in your hand.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Simisage is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Pansage into play (I reviewed Pansage from this set yesterday) and then evolve Pansage into Simisage. If you read yesterday's review of Pansage, you'll know that I thought that card was below average overall, mainly because the only move it had was based on a coin flip and even though it had the potential to do up to 30 damage a turn, it could end up doing 0 damage every single turn. So knowing this about Pansage and looking at this Simisage card, you're going to either want to use this card in a dual type deck, fire and grass so that Fire Fling is a useful move, or use several trainer and supporter cards in the deck so that you can always have a lot of cards in your hand and have Hand Fling do major damage. The best case for this card would be to use it in a fire type deck, have plenty of fire type energy cards in your discard pile, move Simisage to the active Pokemon spot, use Fire Fling the first turn, getting three more cards into your hand, then using Hand Fling the next turn having those three cards do 30 more damage. Since this card can't straight out attack, it isn't for every type deck out there, but this card definitely has some potential and allows you to recycle the energy cards in your discard pile, so if you're building a heavy fire type deck, this line is worth using, having one each in your 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 BREAKthrough set that can become above average if used in a heavy fire type deck. I really like the idea of moving fire energy cards from your discard pile into your hand then doing damage because you did this the prior turn. Since you can only use 4 Burning Energy in a deck, you're bound to have to discard some fire energy cards in the game and Simisage can help you get those cards back into play.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Simisage from the BREAKthrough set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Chespin, which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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