Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Simisear from the BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Set. Simisear is a stage 1, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. This Simisear 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 Water Fling, for one colorless energy card this move allows you to move 3 water energy cards from your discard pile into your hand. Simisear's second move is called Hand Fling and for two colorless energy cards this move does 10 damage times the number of cards in your hand.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Simisear is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Pansear into play (I reviewed Pansear from this set yesterday) and then evolve Pansear into Simisear. If you read yesterday's review of Pansear, you'll know that I thought that card was a below average Basic Pokemon card and one that shouldn't be used on its own, mainly because the only move it had was based off of coin flips, other than that it was good in that it had an average HP, low retreat cost, and could do up to 30 damage per turn. So knowing this about Pansear and looking at this Simisear card, the first thing I want to point out for both cards is that neither require fire energy cards to attack so this line could ideally be played in a water type deck and then give your deck some variation on the Pokemon you're weak to. I wouldn't use these two cards in a fire type deck, but in a water type deck so that you can utilize Simisear's Water Fling move. I could see myself using a 1-1 line of these two Pokemon in a water type deck, more than likely evolving this line on the bench, then waiting until there are several water energy cards in the discard pile before putting Simisear into the active Pokemon spot, then using Water Fling the first turn and Hand Fling the second. Water Fling makes Hand Fling do 30 more damage the first turn, but also look at adding Trainer cards into your deck that allows you to draw cards from your deck, thus giving Hand Fling more power.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is an above average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the BREAKthrough set. This card is just very good overall, having a low retreat cost, average HP, and two good moves, one that greatly helps out your water type Pokemon by making sure you can attach a water type energy each turn, and the second move allowing you to do a good amount of damage the more cards you have in your hand. I would give this line a 3 out of 5 rating, no complaints from me on this line and this is a line that should be considered when building water type decks.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Simisear from the BREAKthrough set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Fennekin, which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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