Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Arcanine from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set. Arcanine is a Stage 1, Fire type Pokemon card, with a HP of 130. It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost. Arcanine does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Searing Flame, for three Energy cards, two Colorless and one Fire, this move does 60 damage, plus it burns the defending Pokemon. Arcanine's second move is called Firestorm and for four Energy cards, three Fire and one Colorless, this move does 190 damage, however, you must discard three Fire energy cards after using this move.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Arcanine is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Growlithe into play (I reviewed Growlithe from this set yesterday) and then evolve Growlithe into Arcanine. If you read yesterday's review of Growlithe, you'll know that I thought it was a poor Basic Pokemon card overall, it did have a good HP and could do 60 damage a turn, but it was really slow on the attack and damaged itself when attacking. So knowing this about Growlithe and looking at this Arcanine card, this is a line you'll only want to set up on the bench, never having it in the active Pokemon spot trying to attack. If you're building a fire type deck and plan on including 4 Burning Energy cards, I would 100% use a 1-1 line of this family in the deck, you could attach 3 Burning Energy cards to Arcanine plus one other Energy card and do 190 damage every single turn without having to discard Energy cards. So, if you're looking for some power, I would highly recommend using this card in a deck, just know you'll have to use Burning Energy and be prepared to wait a few turns to get this card set up.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating. In my opinion, this is an above average Stage 1 Pokemon card that can become unstoppable if used with Burning Energy. Being able to do 190 damage a turn every single turn is amazing, and like I mentioned above, if you're building a fire type deck, I would try and incorporate this card into it. Together with Growlithe, I would still give this line a 4 out of 5 rating, since there is no need to use Growlithe in the active Pokemon spot, and because this Arcanine requires so many Burning Energy cards to use, you'll only have to use a 1-1 line.
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