Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Armaldo from the Steam Siege Pokemon Card Set. Armaldo is a Stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with a HP of 150. It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Armaldo does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Rushing Water, for one colorless energy card this move does 40 damage, plus it moves an energy card from your opponent's active Pokemon to one of their benched Pokemon. Armaldo's second move is called Guard Claw and for three energy cards, two colorless and one fighting, this move does 100 damage, plus it reduces damage done to Armaldo during your opponent's next turn by 30.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Armaldo is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Anorith into play (I reviewed Anorith from this set yesterday) and then evolve Anorith into Armaldo. If you read yesterday's review of Anorith, you'll know that I thought it was average overall, since it could attack for only one energy card and do up to 40 damage for that energy card, plus it had an Ability that would help out all Restored Pokemon you had in play. However, because Anorith is a Restored Pokemon, Armaldo is really more like a Stage 2 card, with that being said, if you don't mind having to add in a trainer card to get Anorith into play, and you're building a fighting type deck, this card is a great one to have. This card can attack quickly or set up on the bench and either way the moves do a good amount of damage plus more. So, in a fighting type deck, I could easily see using a 1-1-1 line of the Dome Fossil Anorith, Anorith, and Armaldo.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating. In my opinion, this is a very good Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Steam Siege set. In my opinion, this card really doesn't have any downsides, it has a great HP, average retreat cost, and two good moves. I like that both moves not only do damage, with Guard Claw doing well above average damage, but both moves do something extra, either discarding an energy card or reducing damage. Together, since this line starts off with a Restored Pokemon, I will give this family a 3 out of 5 rating, it is definitely worth consideration when deck building.
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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Armaldo from the Steam Siege set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Croagunk, which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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