Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Servine from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card set. Servine is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 70. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Servine's Ability is called Serpentine Strangle and says that when you play Servine from your hand to evolve one of your Pokemon, you may flip a coin, if you get a heads the defending Pokemon is paralyzed. Besides the Ability, Servine just has one move called Vine Whip that does 20 damage for one grass energy card.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Servine is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Snivy into play (I reviewed Snivy from this set yesterday) and then evolve Snivy into Servine. Servine does have a Stage 2 evolution in Serperior, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, 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 Servine is the final evolution in this line. So if you read my review of Snivy, you'll know that I thought it was an average Basic Pokemon overall, it had a solid HP, low retreat cost, and one good move, however it was a bit limited for later in games. So knowing this about Snivy and looking at this Servine card, I would recommend either just using Snivy in a deck or using the full line of this family. I say this because Servine has too low of an HP for a Stage 1 card and it is very limited in what it can do only having one move. The only way I would play this card without Serperior is if you could figure out a way to continually move Servine from your bench back into your hand and then onto your bench again, therefore allowing you to continuously use its Ability and paralyze the defending Pokemon. Even if you wanted to use that strategy, I would only recommend a 1-1 line of these two Pokemon.
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 Fates Collide set. I do like that the one move that this card has requires only one energy card and I like its Ability, but overall, Servine is just too limited and has too low of an HP for me to want to use in a deck. Together with Snivy from this set, I would give the two a 2 out of 5 rating.
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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Servine from the Fates Collide set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Servine's Stage 2 evolution in Serperior, which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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