Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Kakuna from the XY Evolutions Pokemon Card set. Kakuna is a Stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with a HP of 80. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Kakuna does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Stiffen, for two colorless energy cards this move reduces any damage done to Kakuna during your opponent's next turn by 40. Kakuna's second move is called Poison Powder, for two grass energy cards this move does 20 damage, plus poisons the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when flipping a coin.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Kakuna is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Weedle into play (I reviewed Weedle from this set yesterday) and then evolve Weedle into Kakuna. Kakuna does have a Stage 2 evolution in Beedrill, 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 Kakuna is the final evolution in this line. So if you read my review of Weedle, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card, unfortunately it has been a trend in the cards that I've reviewed from this set so far to have low HP, and Weedle was no exception with only 40 HP. Besides the low HP, it was an average overall card, being able to do 10 damage and potentially poison the defending Pokemon for one energy card. So knowing this about Weedle and looking at this Kakuna card, this card is similar to Metapod, but just a little bit better, so if you're in desperate need for some Grass type Pokemon in your deck, I would recommend this line over that one. With that being said, Kakuna does have a below average HP, but it is somewhat quick on the attack, with only requiring two energy cards for each attack. I would recommend waiting to see how good Beedrill is to consider using this line at all, but worse case scenario, you could use a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family in a deck, attach a Trick Coin trainer to this line, do damage and poison the defending Pokemon with either Weedle or Kakuna.
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 Evolutions set. This Stage 1 card would be an average card if it had a better HP, so if you can get it more HP, this is a card to use in a deck, especially in one that is heavy on inflicting special conditions. Because Weedle from this set is also below average, combined these two cards get a 2 out of 5 rating from me.
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