Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Raticate from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set. Raticate is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 70. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a free retreat cost. Raticate has an Ability called Antibodies that says Raticate can't be affected by any Special Conditions. Besides the Ability, Raticate just has one move called Dirty Shock, for one colorless energy card this move poisons the defending Pokemon and removes all Tool cards attached to that Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Raticate is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Rattata into play (I reviewed Rattata from this set yesterday) and then evolve Rattata into Raticate. If you read yesterday's review of Rattata, you'll know that I thought that card was a pretty weak Pokemon with a very low HP, and only one move that would actually work out if you were able to play it first, since it retreats Rattata after using. So knowing how weak Rattata from this set is and looking at this Raticate card, this Raticate card is pretty similar, since it has a low HP, and a pretty weak move. So I would say without considering Raticate BREAK to avoid this line altogether. Unless you think your opponent is going to use a lot of Tool cards, there is no reason to include any of these Pokemon in your deck. At best, only use a 1-1 line.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating. In my opinion, this is a below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint set. The only reason I'm giving this card a 2 rating as opposed to a 1 rating is because it has a free retreat cost and can be moved in and out of the active Pokemon spot without cost, but other than that, Raticate's move is pretty weak and can't do any other damage on than poisoning. So together with Rattata from this set, I would give this line a 1 out of 5 rating.
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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Raticate from the BREAKpoint set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Raticate BREAK, which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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