Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Volcarona from the Steam Siege Pokemon Card Set. Volcarona is a stage 1, grass and fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Volcarona does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Shimmering Scales and for one grass energy card does 20 damage and either confuses the defending Pokemon or paralyzes it depending on what result you get when flipping a coin. Volcarona's second move is called Power Hurricane and for three colorless energy cards this move does 120 damage, however after using this move you must discard all energy attached to this Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Volcarona is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Larvesta into play (I reviewed Larvesta from this set yesterday) and then evolve Larvesta into Volcarona. If you read yesterday's review of Larvesta, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card, mainly because it was slow on the attack and had a higher retreat cost, other than that, it had a decent move and an above average HP, but because it was slower, I didn't recommend using it on its own. So knowing this about Larvesta and looking at this Volcarona card, I do like that this card is quicker on the attack, although it does less damage, and if you have a quick way of retrieving energy cards from your discard pile, it may be worth using Power Hurricane once, retreating Volcarona the next turn, and then powering up Volcarona again. If you can't quickly get energy cards from your discard pile, this card is definitely one to avoid, you don't want to do only 20 damage a turn with a Stage 1 card.
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 Steam Siege set. Just like Larvesta from yesterday, this card is solid overall, but it just lacks somethings preventing it from being an average card overall. I like the fact that this card has a low retreat cost, high HP, and two moves, but neither move that this card has is that great and that to me is the main reason I am giving this card a 2 rating. Together with Larvesta from this set, I would give the two cards a 2 out of 5 rating.
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